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.

Canyonlands 2019
Friday, April 12 2019 to Monday, April 15 2019 7:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School.
4 volunteers going.
Description: As you pass through the iconic landscape on the approach to the Needles District, you’ll feel like you’re on a western movie set because you are on a western movie set.  Dozens of films have been made here. You may decide to introduce the kids to... Read More>>

Wilderness Michael Max Juliette

Bird Safari at Walden Ponds
Saturday, May 11 2019 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
2 volunteers going.
Description: A half-day outing to see amazing neotropical birds as they migrate through Colorado. This outing coincides with International Migratory Bird Day, and Walden Ponds is the place! Read More>>

Grant Deb

Pumphouse Car Camping & Fishing
Friday, May 24 2019 to Sunday, May 26 2019 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
2 volunteers going.
Description: About 2-hour's drive from Boulder, we'll camp and explore the beautiful Gore Canyon, which offers lovely scenery, easy dayhikes, and good fishing.  Read More>>

Michael Pattie

Howlin' Around
Friday, June 21 2019 to Sunday, June 23 2019 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
0 volunteers going.
Description: A service outing to Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado, where we'll volunteer to help facility staff with various projects, car camp, and meet some wolves, face-to-face! Read More>>

The Snowies: Backpacking & Fishing in The Snowy Range!
Friday, July 12 2019 to Monday, July 15 2019 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, EcoArts Connections, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Nature Kids.
1 volunteers going.
Description: So much beauty so close to home: The Snowy Range is just 2 hours away and if full of great scenery and good fishing. Read More>>

Pattie

Wowza! Beartooths Wilderness Backpacking & Fishing
Sunday, July 28 2019 to Saturday, August 03 2019 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Nature Kids.
2 volunteers going.
Description: Five-days in the magnificant backcountry of the Beartooths Wilderness, combined with a quick tromp through Yellowstone National Park, and, even, a quick dip in a hotspring: it's our longest outing and one of our most adventuresome! This year, we'll... Read More>>

Michael Natalie

Return of the Howl
Friday, August 09 2019 to Sunday, August 11 2019 (All day)
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, EcoArts Connections, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
0 volunteers going.
Description: We'll return to Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Souther Colorado, to volunteer with facility staff, car camp, and meets some wolves, face-to-face.  Read More>>