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.

Spring 2018 E-CAMP

Each day of E-CAMP runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and is $15 per child. Drop off and pick up for all events will take place at our East Drake site, though we will be taking off-site field trips for some programs (see below). You can register individually for each spring program, but we highly encourage students to sign up for every program date, as this will encourage community-building and group-bonding.

We have full and partial scholarships available for E-CAMP. Please contact us at (970) 491-1661 or email us at elc@csuelc.org if you are interested in requesting a scholarship.

Registration for Spring 2018 E-CAMP is now open. Click here to register.

Monday, Feb. 19: Snowshoeing/Hiking at Lory State Park

We will drive students to Lory State Park and go snowshoeing (if there is enough snow) or go hiking. Either way, we will be outside all day, so dress in layers and be prepared for cold weather. We will learn and practice Leave No Trace skills, observe the winter ecology of the Colorado Front Range and explore our area’s unique geology.

Saturday, Mar. 24: Outdoor Careers

Through a series of interesting guest speakers, students will be exposed to several outdoor careers and will get hands-on experience with some of the skills needed for those careers. Some of the careers we plan to cover are forestry, entomology, and environmental education.

Friday, Apr. 13: Winter Safety and Survival in Rocky Mountain National Park

We will drive up to Rocky Mountain National Park, where the educational rangers will guide us in a snowshoe hike starting from Bear Lake. We will learn about winter safety and survival; what materials to bring and what skills to know in order to survive a winter worst-case scenario. Students will assess avalanche danger, use avalanche safety equipment and enjoy the last of winter in the mountains!

Has your child aged out of E-CAMP? Check out our new Counselor-in-Training summer program!


Summer 2018 E-CAMP

July 30 – August 3, 8:30am-4:30pm each day (except overnight trip)

Join us for another year of our middle school summer camp, E-CAMP!

This camp aims to create a safe, inclusive and engaging space for youth entering grades 6 through 8 to gain a deeper understanding of and connection to our natural world.

This is the perfect camp for students who are interested in the environment, and who want to take action to protect and restore the natural areas we love. This summer we will focus on ecosystems and what keeps them healthy and viable. Through wildlife identification, interaction mapping, ecosystem comparisons and more. we’ll explore the land around us.

This camp includes an overnight visit to the CSU Mountain Campus. We will travel to the CSU Mountain Campus on Wednesday and return on Thursday. This overnight trip will include a day hike, wildlife ID and evening campfire activities.

On Friday, with the help of our friends at Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, we will take action to restore the ELC through a hands-on ecological restoration project. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting addition.

Cost for the week of camp is $100 per child for ELC members and $110 for non-members. Please read below for our payment and refund policy for Summer E-CAMP.

Summer E-CAMP is now full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact us at elc@csuelc.org or (970) 491-1661.

Payment and refund policy for summer 2018:

You will have the option either to pay for summer E-CAMP online with a credit card at the time of registration, or to mail us a check after registering. Instructions on using the registration system can be found here, please read the instructions thoroughly prior to starting the registration process.

Payment for summer E-CAMP is due in full by May 1. If payment is not received by May 1, you will forgo your spot in the camp(s).

Cancellations made prior to May 1 will be refunded at 100%. After May 1 and up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp, a 50% refund will be given. After two weeks prior, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to elc@csuelc.org.


Has your child aged out of E-CAMP? Check out our new Counselor-in-Training summer program!