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  • YES Club

    YES Club students explore the world beneath their feet. Combining history, cave geology, earth science, physical science, and conservation, YES Club members experience the diversity of cave life and the impact of human underground activities

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  • Field Trip

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Catamount Institute is a non-profit organization based in Colorado Springs, CO, whose mission is to develop ecological stewards through education and adventure.

From School Rooms to Board Rooms, we create a vibrant community, where each of us takes responsibility for our actions and business leaders engage in practices that respect our natural resources, give back to the community, and positively affect the bottom line. Our children experience the wonders of the outdoors firsthand, while developing life skills that will serve society, as well as themselves. .
"At Catamount Institute, we leverage nature to advance learning"
-Julie Francis, Co-Founder

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

The heart of our organization is our outdoor education and adventure programs for kids and adults. Click here to find out more about our group field trips, afterschool clubs, and camps!

Field Trips

Field Trips

Donations to Catamount Institute are truly investments in the future; the potential of our children, the vitality of our environment and the health of our planet.

Support Environmental Education

Support Environmental Education

Each year hundreds of attendees learn the latest news and technologies in the sustainability sector, including government, businesses and military.

Why is outdoor education
so important?

Research shows that outdoor education enriches children’s lives in fundamental ways. Children who learn and play outdoors have:
  • Longer attention spans
  • More creativity
  • Higher levels of self-confidence
  • Higher standardized test scores
  • Greater academic success
  • Significant improvements in cognitive development, self-discipline, imaginative and creative expression, language skills, and social interactions

Upcoming events

Mar 08

Volunteer Orientation

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mar 14

Volunteer Training

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mar 21

Sustainability in Progress

March 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Apr 18

Sustainability in Progress

April 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Catamount Institute
740 West Caramillo St.
Colo Spgs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 471-0910
Fax: (719) 471-0910