OPEN! Weekly camps at Hallam Lake and Rock Bottom Ranch

Nature + Learning Camps
ACES camps transform the local environment into a community classroom inspiring a greater sense of place, passion for learning, peer-to-peer relationship building, and environmental stewardship.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies


COVID Update:
ACES is working with Pitkin County, Eagle County, and the State of Colorado to maintain safety standards for protecting campers and ACES staff. Camps are running at reduced capacity with outdoor programming designed to reduce risk.

Spots are limited and going quickly – register soon and be aware that ACES has started waitlists for some age ranges.

Weekly Camps
Monday-Friday,  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hallam Lake in Aspen, June 15 – August 14
Rock Bottom Ranch in Willits, June 15 – August 7

Hallam Lake
June 15-19 Nature Exploration & Survival
June 22-26 Hiking
June 29-July 2 Science
July 6-10 Hiking
July 13-17 Adventure
July 20-24 Nature Exploration & Survival
July 27-31 Science
August 3-7 Adventure
August 10-14 Mimicking Nature’s Architects

Rock Bottom Ranch
June 15-19 Ranch
June 22-26 Adventure
June 29-July 2 Science
July 6-10 Mystery Week
July 13-17 Food
July 20-24 Survival
July 27-31 Adventure
August 3-7 Ranch

See MP’s ACTIVITY FINDER for more information and a direct link to registration.

Summer Skill: Science in Action
ACES programs include a range of topics that combine environmental science education with outdoor exploration. Participants form lasting friendships as they share an immersive experience in nature. For example, students conduct investigations every day outside, working together as they ask questions. Programs instill curiosity in campers and educate for environmental responsibility.

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Weeklong themed summer camp programming for grades 1-8

The last week of ACES’ Hallam Lake summer programming. Monday – Friday for Grades 1-8.