Adventure Forest Ecologists (overnight)

Kids standing in a forest

Collaboration with Independence Pass Foundation

Join us on an engaging outdoor exploratory science adventure immersed in the forested landscapes of the Roaring Fork Valley. Discover what makes aspens the pioneers of the forest, how pines use sap as a weapon, why spruce forests are nature's reservoirs, and more! Through hiking, field experiments, forest exploration, and expert encounters you will uncover what makes a forest healthy. ACES educators will lead you in documenting, discovering, and interpreting your surroundings by systematically gathering data to increase your knowledge of the wonders of the forest landscapes while camping under the stars. 

Overnight Details:
Monday-Tuesday: 9:30am – 3:30pm at Hallam Lake
Wednesday: Meet at the Hallam Lake parking lot at 10am ready for the overnight
Thursday: Return to the Hallam Lake parking lot at 12pm.
No camp on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Scholarship & Camp Information

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration. Please leave electronics, candy, and toys at home.

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Wildlife, Science and Hiking


Next Date:

Monday, June 29 - 9:30am to Thursday, July 2 - 3:30pm


Non-member price:
Member price:


5th , 6th , 7th and 8th

Spots Available:

  • Class maximum: 10
  • Spots available: 8
Register now!