E-CAMP is our program exclusively for students in grades 6-8! We go on outdoor adventures, develop outdoor skills and spend time getting to know ourselves and friends a little bit better. E-CAMP runs in the summer, fall and spring and each section incorporates various activities aimed at giving students positive experiences in the natural world, building a community and working on personal development.

Fall 2019

Prices and Cancellation/Refund Policy

The cost for each E-CAMP program is $25 per child.

You will have the option either to pay for E-CAMP programs online with a credit card at the time of registration, mail us a check after registering or pay on the day of the program. Payment for each E-CAMP program is due in full by the day of the program.

Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the day of the program will receive a full refund. After two weeks prior, no refunds will be given, but you may request a credit towards future programs. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to elc@csuelc.org.


We have full and partial scholarships available for E-CAMP. Please complete this form to request a scholarship prior to registering.


Pick up and drop off for all E-CAMP programs will take place at our East Drake site, please click here for directions. We will take some off-site field trips (see descriptions below).


Registration for Fall 2019 E-CAMP is now open. Click here to register.


This fall, E-CAMP participants will learn about all the different ways that scientists study wildlife, and get the chance to put some of those tools into practice. We will explore both at the ELC and on a few field trips and record all the wildlife we spot throughout the fall.

On September 20, October 18 and November 11, drop off will run 8:30-9:00AM and pick up will run 3:00-3:30PM.

On October 11, the Night Hike will begin at 6:30pm and end at 10pm. Please eat dinner before arriving at the ELC for the Night Hike.

You can register individually for each fall program, but we highly encourage students to sign up for every program date, as this will encourage community-building and group-bonding.

Friday, September 20: Birds


A guest presenter from CSU will show us how to catch birds using a mist net and we’ll get an up close look at some of the birds that call the ELC home. Using our new knowledge, we’ll explore the 212-acre property and record all the birds we can find.

Friday, October 11: Night Hike


Exploring the ELC trails at night, we’ll learn about owls, bats and other nocturnal animals. And, of course, we’ll share campfire songs and roast s’mores. Note: participants should plan to eat dinner prior to this program. No food other than s’mores will be provided.

Friday, October 18: Invertebrates


These little critters can teach us a lot about the world around us. We’ll look for insects, arachnids and arthropods at the ELC and explore how they fit into our unique ecosystems.

Monday, November 11: Mammals


We’ll take a field trip to learn about the mammals of Colorado. The site of our field trip is still TBD, but we’ll learn about some of the tools that wildlife biologists use to track and study mammals.


Summer 2019

Thanks for joining us for Summer 2019!