Overnight Camps

Overnight Camps are a welcoming learning environment for youth who have aged out of our Day Camps, as well as pre-teens and teens who are new to Bird Conservancy’s programs. Camps are led by a team of professional environmental educators who have backgrounds in science, education, and youth development. Click here to meet our Bird Camp staff!

(Our Overnight Camps take place at Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO)

Bird Conservancy makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to campers with mental, emotional, social, or physical challenges. To view our essential eligibility criteria for Overnight Camps, please click here. To discuss accommodations for your camper, please contact Becky Heath at (303) 659-4348 x 49


Vaccination Requirements: We require campers and staff to be FULLY immunized (using state guidelines for schools) before overnight camp begins. Campers and staff who qualify for a medical exemption must provide a physician’s note documenting the exemption and will be allowed at camp if a reasonable accommodation can be made.

Vaccines for COVID will also be required.

To learn more about our policies and practices, including our cancellation policy, please download our 2023 Overnight Camp Parent Handbook

Scholarships are available for all camps
Applications for scholarships can be made through our online scholarship application.

Please note: Online registration is required for all camp sessions.

Required Paperwork for Overnight Camps
Colorado state regulations require campers to provide a health history, as well as proof of a physical within the last 24 months. This paperwork must be received by May 19, 2023. Campers who do not submit this paperwork will not be permitted to participate in camp, and will be charged fees pursuant to our cancellation policy. You will receive this paperwork once you register your camper(s) for overnight camp.

Taking Flight Overnight Camp (Ages 12-14)

Taking Flight Overnight Camp

This camps is FULL for 2023. There is a waitlist available.

Ages: 12-14
Dates: July 9 – 14, 2023
Tuition: $825/week
Location: Camp takes place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO. Drop-off and pick-up take place at the Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO.

This overnight camp is the next step for budding birders and young nature enthusiasts who want to take their birding skills to the next level and also enjoy outdoor adventure, traditional camp activities and nature exploration. For 6 days and 5 nights, campers will call a cabin near Rocky Mountain National Park their home. They will have the opportunity to explore the ecosystems of Colorado’s Front Range, while honing their bird identification and leadership skills, gaining independence and responsibility, and making new friends! The cost of this camp includes all lodging and meals. REGISTER HERE!

On the Wing Overnight Camp (Ages 15-17)

On the Wing Overnight Camp

Ages: 15-17
Dates: June 22 – June 30, 2023
Tuition: $1,250/week
Location: Camp takes place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO. Drop-off and pick-up take place at the Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO

This camp is for teenagers who aspire to careers in natural resources. Based at a residential camp near Rocky Mountain National Park, campers will have the opportunity to design and conduct mini-research projects in the surrounding forests. Campers will work together to develop a hypothesis, collect scientific data, draw conclusions from their data, write technical scientific research papers and present their findings to a group of natural resource professionals. In addition, campers will take part in traditional camp activities and learn field journaling, field sketching, field guide and binocular use, bird and plant identification, and field biology. The cost of this camp includes all lodging and meals. REGISTER HERE!

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about camp programs:

Becky Heath
Camp Manager
(303) 659-4348 x49

2022 On The Wing campers
Photo by Tyler Cash

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) supports more than 300 arts, cultural, and scientific organizations within the Denver metro area through a voter-approved penny sales tax on every $10 purchase. More than 13 million people – 4 million of them kids – attend SCFD funded programs each year, many for free or reduced rates.  SCFD funding supports Bird Conservancy’s education and outreach programs, helping us connect, engage and inspire thousands of Denver Metro residents in nature and the outdoors. SCFD dollars are used to cover transportation, scholarships and program costs and are critical to our ability to deliver diverse, high-quality programs that are a hallmark of our organization.  Thank you to the citizens of the SCFD for your support!