Colorado Pioneer Camp - July 8-11

Colorado Pioneer Camp - July 8-11


Come experience Colorado History in a hands-on, fun-filled camp! We will learn about state symbols, early settlers, what brought people to Colorado in the first place and how they lived and made a living.

You will NOT be sitting in a classroom listening to a boring lecture. On the contrary, we will be out in nature panning for gold in a local creek, cooking over a fire, making crafts, taking hikes, learning pioneer songs, playing games, and learning a ton about our awe-inspiring state!



Camp Day 1 - COLORADO SYMBOLS. During our first day together, we will make some fun crafts all having to do with Colorado state symbols. We’ll learn a little more about the importance of Pikes Peak we can see just outside our Hay Barn classroom, learn the Columbine Song and hike a trail to look for other Colorado symbols.

Camp Day 2 - WHAT DREW EARLY SETTLERS TO COLORADO? We’ll learn the legend of the Tommy Knockers who helped the early miners that settled in our state while panning for gold. We’ll also learn about the Indians of Colorado, the Cliff Dwellers, and Basket Makers while making our own baskets!

Camp Day 3 - COLORADO FOLKLORE AND INTERESTING PLACES. Have you heard of the Colorado Cannibal, the secret cave in Colorado Springs or the Grave of the Vampire? On this day, you will learn about some mysterious legends of our state, including the UFOs of Hooper and Butch Cassidy’s missing gold!

Camp Day 4 - COLORADO PIONEERS - While cooking some johnny cakes outside and making homemade ice cream, we’ll sing some pioneer songs and learn more about how kids in early Colorado played and worked. While eating our homemade food, we’ll make some pioneer toys like cat’s cradle and button yo-yo!