Explore the great outdoors and let your love of nature bloom with GARNA’s summer nature camps! Join GARNA and local experts as we invite campers to explore public lands in the Upper Arkansas Valley.  Campers will hike mountain trails, collect bugs in streams, experiment, journal and much more while appreciating the joys of nature. 

Middle school students – we hope you’ll join us for Stream Explorers with Trout Unlimited! Learn the basics of fly fishing and conduct experiments to learn about your watershed. 

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Nature Camp in Buena Vista

Nature Camp will be adapting to a full week series for campers ages 7+.

We are not currently accepting enrollments, please check back soon.

(Posted 5/12/2020)

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Nature's Explorers - Salida

Nature’s Explorers will be adapting to a full week model for campers ages 7+.

We are not currently accepting enrollments, please check back soon.

(Posted 5/12/2020)

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Nature's Scientists - Salida

Nature’s Scientists will be a full week session June 22nd -26th. Find out more here. 

(Posted 5/26/2020)

Stream Explorers - Trout Unlimited Camp

Rising 5th-8th graders

Programs in Leadville, Salida, and Buena Vista

Campers learn stream ecology and fly fishing skills

5/12/2020

Hi Ark Valley Families,

We are adjusting our model for Nature Camp under guidance provided by Chaffee County Public Health.  These changes are pending approval from CCPH, please check back soon for more information! 

We are dreaming of warm days with students exploring creeks for aquatic insects, racing to finish their compass scavenger hunt, and building connections with one-another and nature.  Please be in touch if you have any questions.  The best way to reach out right now is via email –  youth@garna.org

With hope,

Emily Henderson, GARNA Youth Ecological Literacy Coordinator

Creating a community that is educated about place.