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Get To Know Our Staff With Updated Staff Bios!

Have you ever wondered about the people working at the ELC?! If you have ever been curious about the ELC staff, whether it’s our favorite ice cream flavors or our hometowns, the “About Us” page on the ELC website is the place for you! New staff biographies are now available for all ELC staff members […]

Notes from our reflection on what we are thankful for at the ELC.

Director’s Cut – Giving Thanks

I’m fairly new to this blogging thing, but I’m pretty sure you can’t host a blog this time of year and not do a ‘what are you thankful for’ post. So, that’s what we’re going to do for this second installment of the Director’s Cut. Last week, during our staff meeting, I asked our staff […]

E-CAMP Night Hike Update!

E-CAMP Night Hike Update!

This past Friday was the long awaited E-CAMP Night Hike! Students had a blast going over skills such as shelter building and how to build a fire. There was a roaring campfire where students enjoyed yummy fire roasted nachos made in tin foil. After properly putting out the fire using Leave No Trace practices, it […]

Director’s Cut – Connection to Nature

Here it is. The inaugural Director’s Cut. What is it? Well, ultimately, we shall see, but when the idea initially came to me (during a trail run, of course) my intention was to personalize the ELC a bit. To give you a better idea of who we are as an organization – what drives us, […]

Getting Fired Up with E-CAMP!

Getting Fired Up with E-CAMP!

On October 19th our E-CAMP students practiced some new outdoor skills out on the ELC property. They used awesome teamwork to build shelters with tarps and their gnarly knot tying skills! They even mastered campfire building despite some harsh wind conditions.   Don’t forget to sign up for our final E-CAMP get together: The Night […]

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 ELC FAN Day!

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 ELC FAN Day!

On November 3rd between 10 am and 1 pm, the ELC will be holding our Families About Nature Day (FAN Day)!  This is a free event where everyone in the family is invited to participate in various activities while walking the one mile trail at the ELC. This year’s activities include making nature masks, floating […]

It’s getting colder, but there is still so much exploring to do outdoors!

It’s getting colder, but there is still so much exploring to do outdoors!

As we enter the chilly months of the year, there are still many ways to get outside and explore! Below is a list of some fun activities to do this fall! Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard Play in the leaves – Jump into piles or even make a maze Drink hot cider or […]

Fall has begun at the ELC!

Fall has begun at the ELC!

As we enter October, fall has been in full swing here at the ELC! We started the semester with some wonderful staff training; staff members, new and old, got together for some staff bonding and explored the ELC property together. Since then we have been busy with several programs including a first grade field trip […]

River Rovers

River Rovers

Here at the ELC, we love the Poudre River! Swimming, fishing, exploring, and catching toads are all part of the magic of the river in the summer time. In fact, there’s so much demand for our river-themed summer camp that we offer it twice each year! One of the best parts of this camp is […]

Growing Partnerships

Growing Partnerships

We are so excited to be working with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) on several projects this summer. By combining our expertise in connecting youth to nature with WRV’s expertise in restoration ecology, we are creating high impact programs that get youth involved in caring for the natural places in their community and empower them to […]