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Screens vs. Nature: Lack of Exposure to the Outdoors

Screens vs. Nature: Lack of Exposure to the Outdoors

Blog by: Sam Hinkle, Field Trip Coordinator This month, I was hoping to select a particularly fun field trip experience to share with you all. And we had some fun ones—building dams on Mesa Creek to generate hydropower, discovering a “honeypot” of mayflies near an old beaver

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YES Club Fly Fishing

YES Club Fly Fishing

Blog by: Lydia Ballantine – YES Club Program Coordinator It was a chilly fall morning up at the Catamount Center in Woodland Park, the sister organization to the Catamount Institute in Colorado Springs. Several people with fly fishing rods were set up down by the lower lake,

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Pikes Peak Adventure Series III

Pikes Peak Adventure Series III

I was recently directed to check out the Pikes Peak Adventure series written by my friend a predecessor, Austin Muir (Pikes Peak Adventure Series I and Pikes Peak Adventure Series II). I am excited to pick up the blog where he left off and share some of

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Rafting Adventure 2018

Rafting Adventure 2018

On our final week of camp this summer during, Wilderness Adventure Camp, we spent the last few days rafting down the Arkansas river! The first part of the week already was a week full of adventure where the campers slept in tents, had a chili cook-off, learned

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Catamount Cat Camp

Catamount Cat Camp

New for 2018 After 20 years of providing exceptional outdoor science and adventure programs for youth in the Pikes Peak region, Catamount Institute is proud to announce a new summer camp program for 2018. Catamount Cat Camp. Catamount Cat Camp is a week-long summer camp where your feline

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Snow Craft

Snow Craft

What do you do when there is a lack of snow?  Make your own snowflakes of course!   This science experiment teaches children about the chemical reaction of crystals.  Adult supervision is required. What you need: Borax Crystal Snowflake Materials String Wide mouth jar (pint) White pipe cleaners

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Making a Memory

Making a Memory

When thinking about giving a gift to someone where do you start? Do you think about their hobbies? Do they like a certain type of food? What could be their favorite movie? The purchasing of gifts is a $465 billion dollar business just for the Christmas holiday

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Sam’s Challange

Sam’s Challange

Click play on the video below! Make sure to click the unmute button on the lower right hand corner to hear Sam!

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Why Give!? Top 6 Reasons

Why Give!? Top 6 Reasons

During the months of November and December in the Pikes Peak region, the seasons change from fall to winter. But it is also a special time of year for 75 local nonprofits including Catamount Institute. We were honored to be selected as one of 2017 Give! the

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Field Trip Update

Field Trip Update

When I joined the Catamount Institute in March, I had the pleasure of teaching through the busy field trip season of late spring before switching gears to our summer camp programs. Our former Field Trip Program Coordinator, (the fantastic) Austin Muir, was able to run programs with

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