Thorne Nature Experience is a nonprofit that builds Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature. Click here to learn more about Thorne Nature Experience! 

Summer Camp

Thorne Summer Camp has been connecting youth to nature for over 60 years. We know that KIDS GROW BETTER IN NATURE! Our day camps for children ages 3-15, in Boulder and Lafayette, focus on outdoor exploration, wilderness skills, and so much more. Thorne campers follow their passions, build confidence, and learn about and connect with nature, all while having a lot of FUN. Join us for your child’s best summer ever!   

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The health and safety of our participants and staff continues to be Thorne’s top priority. View our COVID-19 Health Policies and Procedures document which is updated regularly.

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Thorne offers full scholarships to 1 in every 4 campers. We focus scholarship giving in Lafayette and Boulder through the Nature Kids program and have individual scholarships available as well.

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We know that parents need answers to a lot of questions before they decide to send their kids to a Summer Camp. Our FAQ provides answers to the most frequently asked questions and our Parent Handbook has all the information you need to ensure your child safely enjoys their Thorne “Camp Experience.”
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“I don’t like Thorne nature. I really really really really really really really LOVE it!”

– Noah, Age 6 and 11/12ths


There is nothing that describes how fun Thorne’s Summer Camp is like the smiles on our campers’ faces. View photos from some of our past camps to see the many experiences Campers will have while playing and learning with Thorne.

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