Boulder ICO provides safe and fun nature outings and wilderness adventures for Colorado youth in Boulder County and Denver who would not otherwise have these opportunities.  It is a 100% volunteer-run outreach program of the Sierra Club.  We take participants backpacking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing, birding, and snowshoeing.  A few of our unique trips have included wildlife camera trapping in open space, meeting wolves at a wolf sanctuary, and off-season service visits to 10th Mountain huts. 

Upcoming Trips & Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteers: Click the title of the trip to go to the trip's homepage. Log in to the website so that you can view more details and sign up for the trip.

Agencies: To add youth to a trip, select the trip from the list below, log in, and add the youth info in the fields provided towards the bottom of the trip's homepage.

Gear Depot Day
Saturday, February 22 2020 9:00 AM


5 RSVPs.

All-hand-on-deck for this one-day gathing of volunteer and parents to organize, inventory, and repair our gear. We'll furnish lunch and snacks. Please RSVP here so we know how much food to... Read More>>

Family Resource Schools Fair
Thursday, February 27 2020 5:30 PM


3 RSVPs.

The Family Resource Schools (FRS) Program is holding a Health and Summer Resource Fair. The Fair, which will be held at the Columbine Elementary School Gym (3130 Repplier St, 80304), ... Read More>>

Snow Fun!
Saturday, March 21 2020 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, EcoArts Connections, Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource.
3 volunteers going.
Description: We'll shuttle up to the Indian Peaks Wilderness to snowshoe, build a snow slide, do the backward snowshoe race, and make snow ice cream. Join us for the snow fun! Read More>>

Michael Grant Hana

The Early Season Fishing
Saturday, April 04 2020 10:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids, EcoArts Connections, Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource.
1 volunteers going.
Description: We'll check out early-season fishing in and around Boulder. The actual destination for the day will depend on weather and fishing conditions.  Read More>>

Pattie

Canyonlands!
Friday, April 17 2020 to Monday, April 20 2020 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School.
7 volunteers going.
Description: Our annual beginner's backpacking trip in the Needles District of the amazing Canyonlands National Park.  Read More>>

Charlotte Wilderness Max Pattie Michael
Hana Drew

Sand Dune Wolves
Monday, June 29 2020 to Thursday, July 02 2020 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Impact 360.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Starting off at hot springs near Crestone, Colorado, we will spend the evening sledding down the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Then moving on to  Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado, where we'll volunteer to help facility staff... Read More>>

Natalie Juliette Caroline