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Colorado-ology

Grab your binoculars and test tubes! We’ll be getting our hands dirty exploring the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s ecosystems. 

camp type
Day Camp
Dates & Locations
Ages
5-12
Price
$345 for Ages 5-8 $395 for Ages 9-12

The Science of Colorado!

Colorado is truly a magical place. In the span of a day, you can have five different kinds of weather, and in the span of a couple of miles, see five different ecosystems. This week of camp will be focused on the many different kinds of ‘Colorado’ in our state and using scientific means to explore and investigate what goes into making Colorado, Colorado. Each day of camp will be centered on and at a different eCOsystem! This will be our week with the biggest STEM focus. How many more times can we say Colorado? Find out at our Coloradology camp!

Below is a sample of what 5-8 year old campers will be doing each session:
Below is a sample of what 9-12 year old campers will be doing each session:
Sessions Times Dates Location Status
Colorado-ology Session 1 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
June 26-30 Sondermann Park
Spots Available
Colorado-ology Session 2 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
July 31-Aug 4 Sondermann Park
Spots Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Please familiarize yourself with our Camp Policies and Procedures 
Have questions call Billy at 719-471-0910 x103 or click here to contact us!

Monday-Friday:
  • June 26-30: Drop off is at 9:00 AM and pick up is at 4:00 PM at Catamount Institute, 740 W Caramillo St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
  • July 31-August 4: Drop off is at 9:00 AM and pick up is at 4:00 PM at Catamount Institute, 740 W Caramillo St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 
Our camp staff will be busy preparing for camp in the mornings so we kindly ask you not to bring your child any earlier than 9 am.

For the full days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) of camp:

  • A snack, lunch, and water bottle.
  • Any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes (see additional information in faq question below and in registration forms).
  • Campers will be outside so we recommend they put sunscreen on in the morning before camp and bring a bottle with them (we cannot provide sunscreen).
  • Wear or bring a brimmed hat, rain jacket, and sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots.
  • Clothing you don’t mind getting wet and muddy as campers will be outside exploring. Sometimes an extra pair of socks can come in handy as well.

For the overnight days (Thursday and Friday) of camp:

  • Pack a daypack (a smaller backpack) that your child will bring on the van with them containing:
  • Snack, lunch, water bottle filled with water
  • Rain jacket and a light jacket

Pack an overnight bag (larger backpack or duffle bag for all belongings) that will be put into the back of the van containing:

  • Any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes (see additional information in faq question below and in registration forms).
  • Sunscreen (we cannot provide)
  • Sunglasses
  • Brimmed hat
  • Glasses or contacts (with solution) if needed
  • Toiletries: toothbrush & paste, brush, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene products if necessary

All employed by Catamount Institute have passed background checks through the state of Colorado. They also go through the application, interview, and reference check process. All are trained in CPR and First Aid with some having higher certifications such as Wilderness First Responder. All summer employees go through an extensive week-long training before campers arrive. Instructors have a very diverse professional background ranging from environmental education to outdoor recreation. They all have experience with and a passion for working with children and connecting kids to the outdoors!

Most of our camp experiences have a 5:1 camper-to-staff ratio with none of them exceeding 8:1.

Early bird pricing is available until 3/31. Sibling discounts are available and will automatically be applied when more than one child is registered and is $10 off each registration. Limited need-based scholarships are available click here for the application.

All medications (including over-the-counter medicines and “as needed” medications) must be turned in to the Camp Staff upon arrival at camp. Please do not pack medication in luggage. We encourage families to include only enough medication for the child’s stay. Medications are distributed during mealtimes and bedtime.

Please be sure medication is in the original container and labeled with the child’s name
and address as well as the phone number of the pharmacy with the
practitioner’s name*

  • Current and correct dosage is listed*
  • Medication is listed on the child’s “Physical Exam Form”
  • Medication is from a licensed pharmacy
  • Medication is not expired.

*We cannot dispense medication that is not in its original container, and we can only dispense the dosage in the manner prescribed. If the medication needs to be dispensed differently than how it was prescribed on the bottle,
you must bring a letter signed by your doctor stating the new dosage.

At Catamount Institute, we strive to create programs that are enjoyable for as many children as possible. The health and safety of our campers are our top priorities in everything that we do. Due to this, there are some limitations of our program and its staff. We are not able to provide a one-on-one attendant to address a camper’s individual personal needs. We are also not able to accommodate some medical/health conditions that are beyond the scope of our staff’s medical training. Before enrolling a child with any special needs, please contact us to discuss potential accommodations. Our goal is to make camp an equal opportunity for all.

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