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.

Beginner's Backpacking at Diamond Lake
Friday, July 07 2017 to Sunday, July 09 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
5 volunteers going.
Description: When it starts to swelter in Boulder, go high to the diamond in the sky. Diamond Lake, that is. Only 3.5 miles hike takes one to this lovely lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness where we'll fish, play games, and explore. Participants should have no... Read More>>

Michael Hana Deb Leslie Laura

Backpacking & Fishing in the Beartooth Wilderness, Wyoming
Sunday, July 23 2017 to Saturday, July 29 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Nature Kids.
6 volunteers going.
Description: This intermediate-level backpacking trip for NKJN families delivers incredible fishing, scenery, and solitude. We will also drive through Yellowstone National Park on our return trip, stopping on the way to see Old Faithful and other well-known... Read More>>

Michael Erik Ali Kuba elpdae
David

Backpacking & Fishing in the Snowy Range of Wyoming
Thursday, August 10 2017 to Sunday, August 13 2017
8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Nature Kids.
5 volunteers going.
Description: The Snowy Range of Wyoming features a high-altitude rolling plateau with numerous fish-filled lakes and easy trails. This 4-day 3-night trip will allow backpackers of all skill levels to enjoy beautiful scenery, abundant wildflowers and excellent... Read More>>

Drew Michael Carmen Laura Charlie