2017 Buena Vista Nature Camp

2016 Nature Camp in Buena Vista.

Buena Vista GARNA Nature Camp

Update 6/28/17: We are very disappointed but, due to lack of enrollment, this summer’s nature camp in Buena Vista has been cancelled. We hope to offer this again next year. Please email youth@garna.org if you have any questions.

Explore the great outdoors and let your child’s love of nature bloom at GARNA’s Nature Camp this summer! Join GARNA and local experts as we explore public lands in and around Buena Vista. Campers will hike, bird watch, collect bugs, experiment, journal and much more while appreciating the joys of nature. New times this year!

Camp takes place from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. BV Nature Camp is for explorers ages 5 through 9 years old. Locations to be confirmed but past locations have been: McPhelemy Park, BV Community Center, Collegiate Peaks Overlook, Ruby Mountain and Railroad Bridge.

Session 1: Wednesday, July 12 – River Creatures
Session 2: Wednesday, July 19 – Our Wetlands
Session 3: Wednesday, July 26 – Outdoor Recreation Skills

Camp Leader

This year’s camp instructor is Emily Henderson, GARNA’s Youth Program Assistant. You may know Emily from our youth ecological literacy fieldtrips with the Salida and Buena Vista schools, from after school and Friday programs at Boys & Girls Club, and at various other youth events. Emily Henderson joins GARNA from the public school system in Tennessee where she served as both a Chemistry and Spanish Teacher. She has experience in supporting community programs through nonprofit work with the United Way.Emily Henderson

Registration and Fees

  • GARNA Member (at family level or above) price: $35 per child per day
  • Non-GARNA Member price: $40 per child per day

Join GARNA now! Family memberships are $40 per year.

Session sizes are limited. Online registration is be available via our secure, pay pal site.