We are honored and humbled to impart our C.A.R.I.N.G values with the future leaders of our community. Gratitude is the tip of the iceberg for the joy we receive in sharing our love of adventure. Our after-school Adventure Clubs, in school programming and summer camps are possible because of your support.

We at Ute Springs believe it is imperative that all kids have the opportunity to experience our natural environment and to get outside, to use their imagination, to recognize the interconnectedness of us all and everything that surrounds us. To ensure that all kids have access to the adventure of camp we ask for your support. Please help us continue to offer social-emotional leadership skills development via our adventure-based curriculum in nature.

Note to self…when you donate to Ute Springs and pay taxes in the state of Colorado, your generosity may be eligible for the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. To learn more please contact your tax advisor or you can read about it in this Income 35 Document.

Join us at Yoga in the Park this summer! Ute Springs is the proud beneficiary of Yoga Off Broadway’s philanthropic program Yoga in the Park for the summer of 2017! Each year Yoga Off Broadway selects one nonprofit to receive the donations received from their weekly Sunday practice hosted outside at Eagle’s beautiful Town Park. This year Yoga in the Park will begin Sunday, June 4th and run through Sunday, August 27th. To learn more about Yoga Off Broadway and Yoga in the Park please click here.

What happens when you Give the Gift of Camp?

Your donation makes dreams of camp come true! Your donations can help us do the following amazing things for kids and ensures that kids have access to the adventure of camp:

  • $25 will offer one child a scholarship to one after school day program.
  • $50 will provide transportation in our USELC vans for one day of school programming.
  • $100 will offer a day of horseback riding, a day on the river, or day on the ropes course to one child attending a Ute Springs Summer Camp.
  • $120 provides snacks for the campers attending an after school Adventure Club for one full session. That is one day after school per week for 12 weeks.
  • $250 will give one camper access to a full session (12 weeks – one day per week) of after school Adventure Club.
  • $500 equates to one scholarship for a high school student to attend our Leadership Academy.
  • $1,000 would provide 200 campers with a meal.
  • $2,700 will upgrade Ute Springs camp registration process to become more streamlined and less time consuming prospect than ever before!
  • 3,000 would sponsor one entire school after school program of adventure in nature for one semester. That is one day per week for 12 weeks for one single school.
  • $3,250 will sponsor one full week of Adventure Summer Camp.
  • $5,285 would sponsor one Teacher Development Adult Retreat to help that schools community become more aligned and connected.
  • $6,000 would sponsor those same schools after school program of adventure for the entire year.
  • $9,480 would sponsor two weeks of Extreme Summer Camp.
  • $28,360 could provide four schools with two semesters with an after school Adventure Club.
  • $52,950 would cover the cost of eleven weeks of summer camp with a total of 18 camps and approximately 240 campers.

Ute Springs Wish List

Adventure ingredients needed!
It’s the small things that can matter the most. We are always in need of supplies to enhance the adventure for our campers. 

  • Tents 
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Backpacking Packs & Stoves
  • Dehydrated food for backpacking
  • Field Guides
  • Compasses
  • Water Bottles
  • Flashlights
  • Bug Boxes/ Nets
  • Winter Boots (kids)
  • Snow pants (kids)
  • Winter Gloves (kids)
  • Scissors (adult, child-safe – both left and right hand)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Permanent & Washable Markers
  • Duct & Masking Tape (fun colors and designs)
  • Glue (wood, white school, sticks and hot glue gun)
  • Beads, Googly Eyes, Pipe Cleaners, & Yarn
  • Tempera & Water Color Paints
  • Plastic Paint Palettes
  • Clay
  • Para cord and buckles for bracelets


“Volunteers are not paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

Our C.A.R.I.N.G. Crew volunteer team wants you! Crew members help us impart our mission of empowering social-emotional leadership through adventures in nature. Our core values of Compassion, Adventure, Relationships, Integrity, Nature, and Giving Back are intentionally woven into each of our programs. These values are more important now than ever before.

The CARING Crew is looking for parents, teachers and community members to help impart our C.A.R.I.N.G. mission in ALL of our programs.

What you will gain:

  • purpose;
  • an understanding of social emotional development stages from elementary through high school;
  • development of tools to implement C.A.R.I.N.G. curriculum within school, afterschool, multi-day programs and summer camp;
  • Olweus Anti-Bullying strategies;
  • behavior management techniques;
  • certification in 1st Aid/CPR (this is a requirement for all volunteers and staff and has a supplemental fee of $20.)

Interested volunteer applicants, please complete our Volunteer Application and email it to adventureinfo@uselc.org.

What we need help with:

  • Clerical & Data Entry
  • Camp Grounds Clean Up
  • Working with Kids
  • Organization for Storage of Equipment

Other Ways You Can Help

Please donate your story. Your experiences with Ute Springs are cherished. With your permission we would love to share them with everyone! Please Share Your Story Here.


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