Overnight Camps

Overnight Camps take place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO, with drop-off and pick-up taking place at Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO.

Overnight Camps are a welcoming learning environment for kids who have aged out of our Day Camps, as well as pre-teens and teens who are new to Bird Conservancy’s programs. Camps are led by a team of professional environmental educators who have backgrounds in science, education, and youth development. Click here to meet our 2018 Bird Camp staff!

Bird Conservancy makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to campers with mental, emotional, social, or physical challenges. To view our essential eligibility criteria for Overnight Camps, please click here. To discuss accommodations for your camper, please contact Allison Fowle at 303-659-4348 ext. 18

To learn more about our policies and practices, including our cancellation policy, please download our 2018 Overnight Camp Enrollment Packet.

Scholarships are available for all camps
Applications for scholarships can be made through our online scholarship application.

Please note: Online registration is required for all camp sessions. Overnight Camp registration will close on May 15, 2018.

Required Paperwork for Overnight Camps
Colorado state regulations require campers to provide a health history, as well as proof of a physical within the last 12 months. This paperwork must be received by June 1, 2018. Campers who do not submit this paperwork will not be permitted to participate in camp, and will be charged fees pursuant to our cancellation policy. Click here to download Camper Health History Forms.

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Taking Flight Overnight Camp (Ages 12-14)

Taking Flight Overnight Camp

Ages: 12-14
Dates: June 11 – 16, 2018
Tuition: $750/week
Location: Camp takes place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO. Drop-off and pick-up take place at Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO.
This overnight camp is the next step for budding birders and young nature enthusiasts who want to take their birding skills to the next level and also enjoy outdoor adventure, traditional camp activities and nature exploration. For 6 days and 5 nights, campers will call a rustic lodge near Rocky Mountain National Park their home. They will have the opportunity to explore the ecosystems of Colorado’s Front Range, while honing their bird identification and leadership skills, gaining independence and responsibility, and making new friends! The cost of this camp includes all lodging, meals and transportation during the session.

On the Wing Overnight Camp (Ages 15-18)

On the Wing Overnight Camp

Ages: 15-17
Dates: June 20 – 29, 2018
Tuition: $1,250/week
Location: Camp takes place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO. Drop-off and pick-up take place at Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO.
This camp is for teenagers who aspire to careers in natural resources. Based at a residential camp near Rocky Mountain National Park, campers will have the opportunity to design and conduct mini-research projects in the surrounding forests. Campers will work together to develop a hypothesis, collect scientific data, draw conclusions from their data, write technical scientific research papers and present their findings to a group of natural resource professionals. In addition, campers will take part in traditional camp activities and learn field journaling, field sketching, field guide and binocular use, bird and plant identification, and field biology, by observing and participating in studies of Bird Conservancy and National Park Service biologists. The cost of this camp includes all lodging, meals and transportation during the session.

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For more information
about camp programs:

Allison Fowle
Camps and Family Programs Coordinator
(303) 659-4348 x18

For registration assistance:
Jennifer Watson
Education Program Manager
(303) 659-4348 x19

Photo:
2016 On the Wing campers
Photo by Tyler Edmondson

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) supports more than 300 arts, cultural, and scientific organizations within the Denver metro area through a voter-approved penny sales tax on every $10 purchase. More than 13 million people – 4 million of them kids – attend SCFD funded programs each year, many for free or reduced rates.  SCFD funding supports Bird Conservancy’s education and outreach programs, helping us connect, engage and inspire thousands of Denver Metro residents in nature and the outdoors. SCFD dollars are used to cover transportation, scholarships and program costs and are critical to our ability to deliver diverse, high-quality programs that are a hallmark of our organization.  Thank you to the citizens of the SCFD for your support!