Pathfinders

Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont – Ages 9 to 11

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Let’s get outside with our friends and explore! With over 60 years of expertise leading nature programs, Thorne combines all the things that youth love to do most in nature into one camp!

Pathfinders focuses on exploration in the wilderness of Boulder County and includes adventure, skill-building, teamwork, and leadership. Through these experiences outside, kids build a lifelong foundation of nature connection and self-confidence. At 9-11, kids are ready to go deeper with learning, build lasting friendships, and tap into kids’ universal love of play.

Daily themes such as nature investigation, team challenges, and crafting are woven throughout activities that are designed to inspire curiosity and engagement. But the real magic happens as instructors guide campers into activities that follow the campers’ discoveries and emerging interests. Because there is always more to discover in nature, this is a camp to enjoy again and again. Each adventure will be a healthy dose of summer fun!

These camps are best suited for children going into 4th-6th grade who would like to deepen their skills and sense of connection with the natural world. Pathfinders campers venture further from trailheads (on average walking one to two miles each day) so that they can see and experience more.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE WILL DO IN CAMP?

  • Explore the wilderness with fun nature-based adventures and challenges
  • Track critters on land and in the water
  • Investigate and learn about the local flora and fauna
  • Nature-inspired games, team building, art, and storytelling
  • Survival skills/scouting skills
  • Building, creating, and much more!

 
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CAMP DETAILS

Pricing

Sessions 1, 2, and 3: $899 per session (9-day camps for holidays)
Sessions 4 and 5: $999 per session

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Ages

9-11 years old

Hours

2-Week Sessions
Mon-Fri

Boulder and Lafayette: Camp Hours 8:30 am- 2:30 pm, Extended Care Hours 2:30 pm-5:30 pm
Longmont: Camp Hours 9 am-3 pm. Extended Care will not be offered in Longmont this summer.

Locations

All locations include walking field trips and field trips via school bus. 

Boulder:
Lafayette:
Longmont:
 

Sessions Offered

Boulder:
  • Session 1: May 28-June 7 at Chautauqua, Mt. Sanitas (no camp May 27)
  • Session 2: June 10-21 at Chautauqua, Mt. Sanitas (no camp June 19)
  • Session 3: June 24-July 5 at Chautauqua, Mt. Sanitas (no camp July 4)
  • Session 4: July 8-19 at Chautauqua, Mt. Sanitas
  • Session 5: July 22-Aug 2 at Chautauqua, Mt. Sanitas

CLICK HERE to see the full chart of Boulder camp offerings by age, date, and location.

Lafayette:
  • Session 1: May 28-June 7 at Coal Creek (no camp May 27)
  • Session 2: June 10-21 at Coal Creek (no camp June 19)
  • Session 3: June 24-July 5 at Coal Creek (no camp July 4)
  • Session 4: July 8-19 at Coal Creek
  • Session 5: July 22-Aug 2 at Coal Creek

CLICK HERE to see the full chart of Lafayette camp offerings by age, date, and location.

Longmont:
  • Session 2: June 10-21 at Roger’s Grove Park (no camp June 19)
  • Session 3: June 24-July 5 at Roger’s Grove Park (no camp July 4)
  • Session 4: July 8-19 at Roger’s Grove Park

CLICK HERE to see the full chart of Longmont camp offerings by age, date, and location.

Financial Assistance

CLICK HERE for information on partial and full scholarships.


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