In the interest of public health, we (again) won’t be gathering together for Thorne’s 15th annual Natural Night Out fundraising event. Instead, we will be bringing your favorite aspects of the event straight to your home for the second ever, Natural Night In fundraiser!

Natural Night In invites the community to support and learn more about Thorne and the joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental educational experiences our programs offer. Natural Night In raises funds in support of our Nature For All Initiative, allowing Thorne to help make sure that all youth, regardless of race, ethnicity or family income have the opportunity to connect with nature!

Choose your own Natural Night In adventure and participate as much as you’d like – from the comfort of your own home! See below for information on how to donate, participate, and celebrate! With your help we can reach our important Natural Night In fundraising goal.

We look forward to celebrating Natural Night In with you this September!


Get Involved with the Natural Night In Campaign!

Choose your own NNIn Adventure from the options below!

Here are all the ways you can participate in Natural Night In this year:

“No Paddle” Paddle Raiser

Donate any amount at any time between now and the end of September through our online form to have it count towards NNin! Click here to donate.

Host a Mini, In-Person Gathering!

Host a small gathering of your friends and family to celebrate and learn more about Thorne Nature Experience. Thorne staff will attend to support and provide all food and beverages! Click here to email Caitie for more information or to arrange!

“Super Silent” Auction

Starting September 16th, through the end of September, you can bid on a wide variety of items, from gear to food to places to stay! Check back for link on September 16th!

Have food or drinks delivered to your home

Thorne will arrange for your choice of dinner, dessert, beer, or wine to be delivered to you on Thursday, September 30 so we can celebrate “together” from home! Click here to email Caitie for more information or to arrange! (Suggested donation is $250. Click here to donate.)

Have a phone call with our Founder, Oak Thorne, or go on a walk with our Executive Director, Keith Desrosiers

We know you love connecting with these two – and they with you! – so even though we can’t all be together, you can still arrange a time to chat! Click here to email Caitie for more information or to arrange!


Questions? Contact Thorne’s Development Director, Caitie Maxwell, at Caitie@nullthornenature.org or 303.499.3647 x 108. We look forward to celebrating with you in September!

“Thorne has been an amazing experience for our kids.  The quality of care and quantity of fun has not been diminished because of COVID.  The kids come home happy, tired and played out and looking forward to the next day.  We’re looking forward to next summer already!”
– Carolyn Schilling, 2020 Summer Camp Mom