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Sports / Recreation

A Brush with Nature July 19-23

May 25, 2010

The Environmental Learning Center still has room for campers in its 'A Brush with Nature" summer camp, Monday July 19 through Friday, July 23. The ELC's summer camps are held at the 212-acre natural area on East Drake, which includes cottonwood forest, riparian areas, and prairie grasslands.

July 19-23
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Environmental Learning Center
East Drake site


During this camp, we will be examining nature to find our own inspiration.

We'll romp around the land to discover hidden wonders and use a variety of mediums to express what we find.

Not an artist? Don't worry, this is all about trying new things in a new environment. You can keep your masterpieces to yourself or share them with the world!

Registration details

Ages 10 and up may register.  You may register online.  The cost is:

  • $140 for the week for members
  • $170 for non-members

The location is the Environmental Learning Center's East Drake site.  

Forest and river provide a cool retreat for campers

In the early 1800's, Colorado State University's Environmental Learning Center lands served as the Plains Indian tribe's buffalo hunting grounds. Today the ELC encompasses 212 acres of cottonwood forest, riparian areas, and prairie grasslands. The ELC provides campers a pleasant place to learn about and explore nature.

The mix of water, soil and plants that occur in our wetlands provide some of the Earth's richest habitats. They are breeding grounds for a great variety of wildlife, including insects, waterfowl, amphibians and reptiles.

Last camp of summer, "Aquatic Biotics," is Aug. 2-6

The last camp of the summer at the Environmental Learning Center is "Aquatic Biotics," which runs Monday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 6.  Learn more about "Aquatic Biotics" on the University Event Calendar.


Contact: Nicole Stafford
E-mail: ntimmons@cnr.colostate.edu