Thorne Nature Experience is a nationally recognized leader in the field of environmental education and offers various award-winning In-School, Field Trip, After School, and Early Childhood Education programs! Founded in 1954, Thorne Nature Experience's mission is to connect youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature. Thorne's summer camp and school-based programs are designed to build the next generation of earth stewards and positively impact participant's social-emotional, physical and mental health and wellbeing and academic achievement. Significant emphasis is placed on reaching low-income and Latino youth. During the past six decades, Thorne has connected more than 300,000 children to nature. In addition to its direct service programming, Thorne dedicates approximately 50% of its resources to leading collaborative efforts to connect youth to nature including the E-Movement, the Nature Kids/ Jóvenes de la Naturaleza Lafayette collective impact project, and numerous collaborations with City of Boulder departments ranging from Open Space to Public Health. In Fall 2019, Thorne launched Boulder's first fully-licensed all outdoor preschool, Thorne Nature Preschool, built on the simple belief that kids grow better in nature. The Preschool offers a unique early childhood education experience for young children to learn, grow, and reach their full potential, through daily immersion in nature with caring, attentive mentors. With dual goals of fostering the development of the whole-child and nature connection, Thorne Nature Preschool prepares young children to succeed in school and in life. (less) ... Read more
Summer Camp 2023- Nearly sold out + full scholarships available!
*****Registration is open for 2023 camps! We have a few spaces remaining for sale in both preschool and school age camps. Thorne offers full scholarships for qualifying families.*****