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Meet the 2018 Summer Staff

Meet the 2018 Summer Staff

Summer camp has kicked off here at Catamount Institute! We are excited to introduce you to the staff who will be providing incredible experiences all summer for kids aged 6-16! Sam Hinkle Summer Camp Lead What keeps you busy September to May? I am the Field Trip

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Award Winning Environmental Education Programming

Award Winning Environmental Education Programming

Catamount Institute Receives Innovation Award Catamount Institutes’ Elevate Environmental Education (E3) program has recently received the 2017 Innovation in Environmental Education Award from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. This prestigious award was presented to the staff and volunteers of Catamount Institute at an award’s banquet on Saturday,

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Catamount Cat Camp

Catamount Cat Camp

New for 2018 After 20 years of providing exceptional outdoor science and adventure programs for youth in the Pikes Peak region, Catamount Institute is proud to announce a new summer camp program for 2018. Catamount Cat Camp. Catamount Cat Camp is a week-long summer camp where your feline

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YES Club Symposium December

YES Club Symposium December

On Saturday, December 9th, fourth and fifth-grade students from 13 different schools came together at Colorado College to present what they had learned about Wildfire Ecology during their semester in YES Club. Students and parents started the morning off with a presentation from a wildland firefighter and

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The Significance of Snow

The Significance of Snow

Blog by: Sam Hinkle, Field Trip Coordinator and Educator If you take 5 minutes to talk with me, chances are you will find out that I like snow. Playing in the snow has always been one the greatest joys in my life. I grew up digging tunnels

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Snow Craft

Snow Craft

What do you do when there is a lack of snow?  Make your own snowflakes of course!   This science experiment teaches children about the chemical reaction of crystals.  Adult supervision is required. What you need: Borax Crystal Snowflake Materials String Wide mouth jar (pint) White pipe cleaners

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Catamount Cubs Kick-off!

Do pumpkins float? How hard is it to hammer a nail into a pumpkin? What happens when you put orange paint on an orange pumpkin? These and other questions were explored on a chilly Tuesday morning in November by our very first group of Catamount Cubs, our

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Garret

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Garret

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Garret Catamount Institute works with amazing volunteers who help teach our Field Trip and Outdoor School programs. Bob Garrett, one of the rockstar Field Trip volunteers, is being spotlighted in this blog. Learn about his experience and what it means to volunteer with Catamount

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Making a Memory

Making a Memory

When thinking about giving a gift to someone where do you start? Do you think about their hobbies? Do they like a certain type of food? What could be their favorite movie? The purchasing of gifts is a $465 billion dollar business just for the Christmas holiday

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Sam’s Challange

Sam’s Challange

Click play on the video below! Make sure to click the unmute button on the lower right hand corner to hear Sam!

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