2017 Salida Nature Camp

2016 Nature Camp in Salida.

Salida GARNA Nature Camp

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 Salida. 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 on Tuesdays (8-11 year olds) and Thursdays (5-7 year olds) from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. NEW THIS YEAR – We will meet at Riverside Park each day and travel together by shuttle to our day’s location. (Field trip locations may change; notice will be given.)

Session 1: Tuesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 22 – Our Wetlands at Mt Ouray State Wildlife Area
Session 2: Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29 – Outdoor Recreation Skills at Riverside Park
Session 3: Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6 – River Creatures and Habitats at Poncha Creek Picnic Area
Session 4: Tuesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 13 – Orienteering at Sands Lake/Salida River Trail
Session 5: Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 20 – Explore the Ranch at Children’s Discovery Ranch
Session 6: Tuesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 27 – Wildflowers and Pollinators at Bear Creek

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 or $210 per child for all six sessions
  • Non-GARNA Member price: $40 per child per day or $220 per child for all six sessions

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

Session sizes are limited. Proceeds from the nature camp help support GARNA’s school-based Youth Ecological Literacy Program. Please consider donating towards a scholarship fund for Nature Camp. Online registration will be available via our secure, pay pal site. Please note: you do not need a pay pal account, only a credit card.

Cancellation policy: If your camper cannot make a session, please let us know a minimum of 3 days before the camp date. That way we can fill from the waitlist. We will refund your registration minus a $5 per session administrative fee. If we do not receive notification 3 days prior, your fee cannot be refunded.

Please email youth@garna.org if you have any questions.

TUESDAYS 8-11 YEAR OLDSTHURSDAYS 5-7 YEAR OLDS
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Sessions: Non Member Price





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Register for all 6 sessions





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