Wilderness Adventures | One

Can you light a one-match fire? What do elk do when they're caught in a lightning storm? What leaf can soothe a nettle's sting?  Join us to find out! ACES’ environmental educators are experts in helping you develop basic mountain knowledge ranging from map-and-compass navigation to outdoor risk management and decision-making. By the final day you will know how to use natural materials to protect yourself from the elements, pack the perfect daypack, and identify local edible plants. Home base is Rock Bottom Ranch, but you’ll test your skills on numerous hikes and field trips during this week of adventuring!

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals!

How To Get There:

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

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: In the summer, every time you come to the Ranch in something other than your own car you will earn a sticker to place on our Bike Board. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, ACES classes, reusable bags, and more.
PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Rock Bottom Ranch visitors only. Please park efficiently. No parking in ACES lots during closed hours. We are an IDLE FREE organization.


Wildlife, Science and Hiking



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  • Kids : 7, 8
    • Class maximum: 10
    • Spots available: 6
    Registration closed on 06/28/2019