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.

Car Camping at the Pumphouse
Saturday, April 28 2018 to Sunday, April 29 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
4 volunteers going.
Description: This is a beginner's level car camping trip near Kremmling, Colorado that will feature fly fishing on the Colorado River. This is normally the last bit of good fishing until after the spring run-off has ended in late June or early July. The... Read More>>

Michael Hana Rashel Samantha B

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting
Wednesday, May 16 2018 3:45 PM


Youth from Casey Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: At this meeting of the ICO Club at Casey, we will learn the basics of using topographic maps aned compass in advance of the field exercise slated for 5/19. We will meet in Lee Lazar's classroom. Pizza will be provided. Please arrive promptly.  Read More>>

Michael Deb

International Migratory Bird Day at Walden Ponds, Boulder
Saturday, May 19 2018 8:00 AM
Photography

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
5 volunteers going.
Description: Come see amazing, tropical birds as they migrate through the area at this annual, local event.  Read More>>

Libby Charla Michael Michael Deb

Orienteering Workshop in the Boulder Open Space
Saturday, May 19 2018 12:00 PM


Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, EcoArts Connections, Nature Kids.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Learn to use map and compass to find markers hidden in the open space and win prizes along the way! Students who have attended the orienteering class at Casey Middle School on 5/16 will be given priority on this outing. Participants who have not... Read More>>

Michael Kuba Charlie

A Howlin' Good Time at Mission: Wolf
Friday, June 22 2018 to Sunday, June 24 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Manhattan Middle School.
4 volunteers going.
Description: Our ever-popular car camping service trip to a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado. We'll help camp staff with various projects and get a bit of face time (literally) with the ambassador wolves.   Read More>>

Kuba Michael Deb Samantha B

Backpacking in the Snowy Range
Thursday, July 12 2018 to Sunday, July 15 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, EcoArts Connections, Nature Kids.
2 volunteers going.
Description: An incredible destination not so far from Boulder suitable for the beginner backpacker. We'll fish, photograph, and journal along the way. There will be a required pre-trip meeting to outfit everyone for the outing.   Read More>>

Drew Eric

A Whole Bucket of Awesome: Beartooths Backpacking
Sunday, July 22 2018 to Saturday, July 28 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Nature Kids.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Knock-your-socks-off scenery, knock-your-socks-off fishing, wildlife galore, and solitude are among the many reasons we drive so far to this amazing place. We pass through Yellowstone National Park on the return trip. Shhh! Don't tell anyone about... Read More>>

Michael Laura Samantha B

Howlin' Again: Return to Mission: Wolf
Friday, August 03 2018 to Sunday, August 05 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Our second trip to Mission: Wolf to car camp and help out facility staff with various volunteer projects. We'll also spend some time with the ambassador wolves.  Read More>>

Kuba

Adventure in the Snowies
Thursday, August 09 2018 to Sunday, August 12 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Nature Kids.
1 volunteers going.
Description: We'll return the Snowies a second time this year because the moderate drive takes us to some lovely scenery, great fishing, and reasonable trail mileage. We'll fish, photograph, and journal along the way. Read More>>

Michael