Thorne believes that all youth, regardless of race, ethnicity, or family income, deserve the opportunity to connect with nature. Low-income and Latino youth in our community have less access to nature than their peers. Thorne’s NATURE FOR ALL Initiative addresses this inequity, and in doing so changes lives. A connection to nature increases physical fitness, social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and builds the foundation for becoming a steward of the Earth.

A bridge to nature is a bridge to a brighter future- for our community’s underserved youth and for our planet! 


Thorne offers more than $150,000 in scholarships each year to ensure that no child is turned away from participating in Thorne Summer Camp because their family is facing economic hardship.

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The Nature Immersion Program seamlessly delivers Thorne’s in-school, after school, field trip, and summer camp programs to youth at low-income and culturally diverse schools. The program provides all students at a school with between 27 and 225 hours of Thorne’s unique brand of hands-on environmental education programming during first through fifth grade.

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We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer and intern with us. Learn how to get involved now!


Nature Kids is a multi-year collective impact project led by Thorne that provides pre-k to high school, backyard to backcountry, and family-integrated environmental education and outdoor recreation programming to underserved youth in Lafayette, and now in Boulder as well!

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The Latino Family Engagement Program helps build enthusiasm among parents and caregivers to increase opportunities for Thorne’s Latino students to connect with nature beyond participating in Thorne programs.

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In order to reach the youth in our community who need Thorne’s programming the most, we need your support. Donations to Thorne are used to fund our NATURE FOR ALL Initiative. Watch the video to learn more!

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