Welcome to Mt. Evans Overnight Camp for 1st - 6th Graders

The Perfect Place for 1st – 6th Graders to Experience Overnight Camp

Located on over 500 acres of private property outside of Evergreen, Colorado, Mt. Evans campus is the stunning site of our 1st – 6th grade summer overnight camps. With climbing crags, mountain biking trails and a pond for paddle sports and more, Mt. Evans is an ideal spot for younger campers to build confidence as they immerse themselves in outdoor adventure. It’s also equipped with comfortable amenities that make it a cozy home away from home.

Learn more about the facilities and recreation areas at Mt. Evans campus below, and visit our FAQs for answers to your other questions.

  1. Dining Hall
  2. Tipi
  3. Clinic
  4. Trail System
  5. Bunkhouses
  6. Central Showers
  7. Trading Post
  8. Barn
  9. Jackson Pond
  10. Archery & Slingshot Range
  11. Recreation Area
  12. Camp Out Site
  13. Climbing Sites
  1. Dining Hall

    Much more than just a place to eat, our dining hall (with a deck!) is a place where the whole camp gathers to visit outside their cabin groups, sing songs, listen to announcements, and fuel up for the day’s adventures. We serve three healthy, hearty, family-style meals every day, plus have plenty of nutritious snacks for extra energy between mealtimes.  We can accommodate most allergies, dietary restrictions, and special diets including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and more.

  2. Tipi

    The Tipi at Mt. Evans stands as the center of camp and offers a historical bridge to those that called Mt. Evans home years before we began running summer camp here!  We use the Tipi to gather campers for fun events, reflective chats, and even overnights for a memorable experience for all. The Mt. Evans Tipi is an amazing teaching environment and becomes a meaningful space for everyone at camp.

  3. Clinic

    Our on-site clinic is staffed with professional nurses and equipped to handle most medical situations that arise at camp. Complete with private rooms and bathrooms, our clinic is open 24 hours a day to treat cuts, bruises, stomach aches and homesickness, or just to provide a quiet place for campers to regroup. We also keep camper medications locked up in the clinic to be administered by nurses as directed.

  4. Trail System

    Mt. Evans is covered in miles of trails, ideal for hiking, biking, and outdoor education. Campers can investigate plant life on the lush Forestry and Ecology Trails, learn the history of the area along the rocky crags and old mining sites of the Geology Trail or practice beginning bike skills on the Low Ropes Trail—and that’s just what’s on site.

  5. Bunkhouses

    Clean and comfortable, our bunkhouses are the perfect home-away-from-home for campers during their stay at Mt. Evans.  These six dorm-style dwellings are single sex, staff supervised and grouped by activity level. Each is outfitted with bunk beds, storage space, heating, fire alarms, emergency intercoms and indoor bathrooms and showers (One bunkhouse, Kataka, has bathrooms and showers within a short walk.).

  6. Central Showers

    Most bunkhouses at Mt. Evans have indoor bathrooms with private showers for our campers. They’re also an easy walk from our central shared bathhouse building, which has separate facilities for boys and girls with plenty of sinks, toilets and private showers.

  7. Trading Post

    The Trading Post is the Resident Camp’s general store, stocked with healthy snacks, industry-standard outdoor gear and Avid4 Adventure merchandise, plus anything kids might have forgotten at home (cameras, toothbrushes, stationery, journals). Parents can purchase items at the Trading Post with their camper on the first and last day of camp.  See the Trading Post FAQs for more details.

  8. Barn

    Located in a historic barn, this beautiful spot serves as basecamp for mountain bike rides and overnight expeditions, plus offers a place for campers to participate in nature studies and orienteering.

  9. Jackson Pond

    On site and easy to navigate, Jackson Pond is a perfect place to teach younger campers the basics of kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding–in addition to being the location of our ever-popular Polar Plunge!

  10. Archery & Slingshot Range

    Our archery and slingshot range is located on site, offering a safe, spacious place for target practice. Younger campers hone their hand-eye coordination with slingshots, while those in 4th – 6th grades hit the mark with bows and arrows.

  11. Recreation Area

    Designed as a low-key place to gather after full days of adventuring, our recreation area gets campers of all ages together for activities like volleyball, gaga pit, soccer, kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, 9 Square in the Air, slacklining, dance parties and more. It’s the perfect spot to spend some unstructured downtime.

  12. Camp Out Site

    Our youngest campers trek to one of several on-site campgrounds for their on-site camp out. While the sites aren’t far from our main facilities, they all have a remote feel for an authentic camp out experience.

  13. Climbing Sites

    With multiple peaks on site overlooking Mt. Evans Valley, we have top-notch climbing spots for adventurers of every level including Chipmunk Mountain, Rowan’s Castle, Baklava Boulder, and Baskin Robbins!  These sites are ideal for getting campers comfortable on authentic, uncrowded crags.

Sample Schedule

Every camper’s schedule is a little different. However, to get an idea of a typical day, here’s our rough schedule:

6:30 AM
Morning Clubs (optional!)
7-7:30 AM
Rise & Shine & Flag Raising
7:30-8:15 AM
Breakfast
8:15-9 AM
Prepare for the day's adventures
9-12 PM
Adventure #1
12-12:45 PM
Lunch
12:45-1:30 PM
Rest & Recharge (read, nap, etc.)
1:30-4:30 PM
Adventure #2
4:30 PM
Daily Debrief & Shower
5:45-6:45 PM
Flag Lowering & Dinner
6:45-7:45 PM
Free Choice
7:45 PM
Evening Activity (skits, games)
9 PM
Cabin Time & Bed Time (depends on age)

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SESSION LOCATION DATE GRADE STATUS REGISTRATION LINK
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 1 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/19/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 1 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/19/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 2 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/23/19 - 06/26/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 2 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/23/19 - 06/26/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 3 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/03/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 3 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/03/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 4 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/07/19 - 07/10/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 4 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/07/19 - 07/10/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 5 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/17/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 5 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/17/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 6 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/21/19 - 07/24/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 6 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/21/19 - 07/24/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 7 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 07/31/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 7 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 07/31/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 8 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 08/04/19 - 08/07/19 1st Open Register Now
1st Grade Mini Camp Session 8 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 08/04/19 - 08/07/19 1st Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 1 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/22/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 1 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/22/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 2 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/23/19 - 06/29/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 2 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/23/19 - 06/29/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 3 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/06/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 3 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/06/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 4 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/07/19 - 07/13/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 4 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/07/19 - 07/13/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 5 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/20/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 5 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/20/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 6 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/21/19 - 07/27/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 6 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/21/19 - 07/27/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 7 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 08/03/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 7 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 08/03/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 8 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 08/04/19 - 08/10/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
2nd-4th Grade Program Session 8 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 08/04/19 - 08/10/19 2nd - 4th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 1 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/29/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 1 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/29/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 2 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/13/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 2 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/13/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 3 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/27/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 3 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/27/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 4 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 08/10/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
4th-6th Grade Program Session 4 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 08/10/19 4th - 6th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 1 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/29/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 1 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/16/19 - 06/29/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 2 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/13/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 2 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 06/30/19 - 07/13/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 3 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/27/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 3 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/14/19 - 07/27/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 4 - Female Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 08/10/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now
Staff-in-Training Program (11th-12th) Session 4 - Male Cabin Mt. Evans-Overnight Camp 07/28/19 - 08/10/19 11th - 12th Open Register Now

Entering 1st Graders: Mini-Camp

Grade Entering: 1st

A 4-day overnight camp experience designed to introduce young campers to new friends, fun adventures, and a dose of independence.

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2nd-4th Graders: Independence in Action

Grade Entering: 2nd - 4th

This one-week session is all about kids gaining a measure of independence. Campers enjoy cabin-living, new friends, climbing, biking, kayaking, a one-night camp out and more.

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4th-6th Graders: Boundless Adventure

Grade Entering: 4th - 6th

A two-week session where campers enjoy our signature outdoor sports—rock climbing, mountain biking, paddling and hiking—alongside archery, zip-lining and a two-night expedition.

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11th-12th Graders: Staff-In-Training

Grade Entering: 11th - 12th

During this two-week session, you'll gain invaluable leadership experience. You'll mentor your own group of campers, receive specialized training in Leave No Trace, build skills in outdoor adventure sports, and even learn to be a zipline guide.

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