Built for 4th – 6th graders looking for an authentic backcountry experience, our week-long camp is ideal for beginning backpackers or expedition enthusiasts eager for more. Designed around a four-day, three-night expedition into the heart of Colorado’s backcountry, this transformative camp fosters the skills and confidence campers need to fuel many future journeys into the wild—and even lead your family’s next camping trip.
Campers spend their first two days on site at Mt. Evans, learning time-tested techniques for packing, menu planning, navigation and more, plus building camaraderie with their fellow backpackers through teambuilding activities. The expedition that follows lays a foundation of backcountry skills, and develops campers’ connection with the natural world.
By the time you arrive back at camp for our closing ceremony, you’ll be fortified with self-reliance, camping skills, and a newfound understanding of the great outdoors. Learn about our Pin Program!
Make sure to also check out our 2-week program for 4th-6th graders!
|GRADES||Entering 4th - 6th|
|Hours||One-week session, Sunday - Saturday. Pick-up/drop-off times will be posted in the spring in the Pre-Camp guide.|
|Lunch||All meals provided. by camp.|
|Shuttle||CMC shuttle to-from Denver International Airport:
|Policies||Cancellations & Date Changes|
JULY: 2 - 8, 9 - 15, 16 - 22, 23 - 29, 30 - Aug. 5
AUGUST: 6 - 12
|LOCATION||Mt. Evans 201 Evans Ranch Road Evergreen, CO 80439|
Saturday stay over option for campers doing two one-week sessions: July 8, July 22. Cost: $120.
|Through July 29|
|Total Discunt per Sibling||$100 off!|
Other discounts not applicable to this program
Sibling discount: $100 off per sibling per session
I have dedicated my personal and professional life to the outdoors and I am sold on its power as a both a playground and a classroom. I am thrilled to be part of the Avid4 Adventure team and provide your child with an incredible experience here at Mt. Evans. For the past 10 years, I have been designing and leading overnight camp programs for kids, including at Camp Coniston, North Woods Camp for Boys, Pleasant Valley Camp for Girls, and lastly as the Executive Director at Camp Bauercrest. I have seen first-hand the power of the outdoors to teach, test, and transform kids into their best selves – confident, independent, and part of something greater than they imagined. While the activities are undeniably fun and the Mt. Evans location is gorgeous, the magic of camp is between these lines where friendships are formed, role models are made, accomplishments are celebrated, challenge is embraced, and moments last for a lifetime. I believe so strongly in our community here at Colorado Mountain Camp and can’t wait for you and your child to experience CMC for yourselves. I look forward to seeing you at Mt. Evans this summer!
Already registered? All the information you need about your overnight camp adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.