Summer Camp

Campers supported each other to hike to the top of Hans Peak!

Campers supported each other to hike to the top of Hans Peak!

Yampatika Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp registration is open on!

Yampatika’s summer programs provide children hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings in a safe, professional atmosphere. Each program is theme-based and designed to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Programs are age-specific and led by experienced Naturalists. No two weeks are alike so feel free to enroll your child in all of the weeks or the camp theme that most interests him/her.

All programs take place at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch. The Ranch was homesteaded in 1899. Its historic structures provide natural opportunities for learning about our region’s agricultural and ranching history. Its 132 acres of hay meadows, pastures, wetlands and riparian areas provide ample opportunity for nature exploration in the field. The Environmental Learning Center is located at the intersection of Highway 40 and 131 just outside the city limits. Yampatika is proud to limit our camp sizes to 12 children to ensure your children experience a fun, safe and educational environment. Each camp is supervised by two adults for a ratio of 1 adult to every 6 campers.

Click the link for an overview of camp: Summer Camp Schedule_2017!

Click the link for a complete description of 2017 Summer Camp Themes

Yampatika Naturalists bring campers on field trips throughout the Yampa Valley! Come explore with us!


8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Drop off: 8:30 am– 9:00 am
Pick up: 4:00 pm– 4:30 pm

* Become a Yampatika member for $50 and save $50 on a full week of camp! Call the office to purchase your membership and get your coupon code!



Summer Camp 2017 Dates and Themes

Week 5: 7/10-7/14 

  • Nature Explorers: Wildlife Detectives 
  • Yampatykes: Incredible Journey

Week 6: 7/17-7/21

  • Junior Rangers (1 Night) Overnight – Wild Wild West
  • Yampatykes: Circle of Life

Week 7: 7/24-7/28

  • Junior Rangers (1 Night) Overnight – Animal Allies
  • Senior Rangers (2 night) Overnight – Our Land Before Time

Week 8: 7/31-8/4

  • Nature Explorers: Home on the Range

Week 9: 8/7-8/13

  • Wilderness Rangers (NEW – Educational Backpacking Trip!)

Yampatykes (ages 5-6)
Nature Explorers (ages 7-8)
Junior Naturalists/Rangers (ages 9-10)
Senior Naturalists/Rangers (ages 11-12)
Wilderness Rangers (ages 12-14)

Need-based scholarships available!

Each year we strive to have 20% or greater participation in camps from our worthy scholarship recipients. Scholarships are available on a first come first served basis!  If you are interested in applying for a full or partial need-based scholarship click HERE for the application on Simply add the application to the “cart” and fill out the form in the check out steps. There is no fee to apply.

Click here to fill out a Google Doc scholarship application.

Scholarships are awarded on a bi-weekly basis by committee. For more information,  to check the status of your application, or if you are unsure if you qualify, please contact our office at 970-871-9151 or

 Cancellation and Refund Policy:

– Yampatika will refund 80% of the tuition if you cancel at least 14 days prior to the camp start date.
– There will be NO REFUND for cancellations less than 14 days prior to program.
– No exceptions can be made to the cancellation and refund policy, including medical or personal emergencies.
– It may be necessary for Yampatika to cancel a camp due to low enrollment. In this case, you will receive a full refund.