Poudre River Two-Part Trip  •  See descriptions above  •  We move camp on Thursday

From Boulder: 43 miles, 1 hour drive time     Elevation: 8190 feet

Stove Prairie Campground #3   Thursday, July 28 – Monday, August 1  4 nights

Camp along the shore, and try out lake kayaking

Relaxing at camp on the Poudre River

Explore the Cache la Poudre River canyon

Camp Dick Site 35 is next to a wild meadow

Near the Peak-to-Peak Highway above Ward, by Middle St. Vrain Creek. Our camp is in the trees next to a wildflower meadow with butterflies & hummingbirds. Hike a scenic 1-mile trail to Peaceful Valley Campground, or try moderate to advanced trails nearby. Side trips to Ward or Nederland to ride the Carousel of Happiness.  Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

In the Red Feather Lakes area, 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins. Camp among the trees at lake's edge, with large boulders to climb. Hike or bike the 2-mile trail around lake. Kayak to explore islands, inlets, and a beaver lodge. Enjoy sunrise over the lake, sunset clouds, and star-filled night skies. Bike to nearby village or other lakes.  Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

Pawnee Campground #W5   Tuesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 14   5 nights

Social & Recreational Events for People with Hearing Loss

Camp amid pine and aspen forests in a glacier-carved valley. Our camp is in the trees next to Middle St. Vrain Creek. Walk or bike the 1-mile forest trail to Camp Dick campground, with abundant columbines & wildflowers along the way. Many other hiking trails in the area. ​Side trips to Brainard Lake at 10,000 feet or to Allenspark. ​Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

Camp on the west side of Vail Pass in a forest near the Eagle's Nest Wilderness. Abundant wildflowers on trails & great views of valleys & high mountains. Hiking options range from easy to difficult. Plenty of trees for hanging up hammocks and relaxing around camp. Visit nearby Vail for cafes, galleries, and shopping. Trip limit: 10 people, 2 cars.

Campsites 24 and 23 at Dowdy Lake

Aspenglen Campground, tent site A   Friday, July 15 – Monday, July 18   3 nights

Ansel Watrous Campground #7   Sunday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 13   3 nights

From Boulder: 101 miles, 2 hours drive time     Elevation: 8700 feet

Dowdy Site 22 in the trees with rocks to climb

From Boulder: 70 miles, 1.7 hours drive time     Elevation: 6500 feet

Inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fall River Visitor Center.
We camp in forests next to hills & meadows. Elk and deer sightings are common in camp. Hike 3-mile Aspenglen Loop for great views, wildflowers, and wildlife watching. Visit nearby Estes Park. Drive the historic Old Fall River ​Road (built in 1920), a steep, one-way gravel road up to Fall River Pass ​at 11,796 feet.  
Trip limit: 16 people, 2 cars (2 adjacent campsites).

Stove Prairie Campground #3 & #5  Thursday, June 16 – Monday, June 20  4 nights

Pawnee Campground walk-in tent site W5

ALDA–Boulder Small-Group Co-op Camping Program

From Boulder: 70 miles, 1.7 hours drive time     Elevation: 6500 feet

Great Trips for Summer 2022!

From Boulder: 43 miles, 1 hour drive time     Elevation: 8190 feet

So make your reservations EARLY to save your space! See below for contact information for reservations.

Mountain Park Campground #13   Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28   3 nights

From Boulder: 66 miles, 1.6 hours drive time     Elevation: 5824 feet

Gore Creek Campground #14  Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Monday, Aug. 29   5 nights

Back to the Red Feather Lakes, NW of Fort Collins. Camp among trees at lake's edge, with large climbing boulders. Hike or bike a 2-mile trail around the lake, Or a 4-mile hike *down* to the summit of Mount Margaret. Kayak on the lake to explore islands and a beaver lodge, or bike to nearby village or other lakes.  Trip limit: 16 people, ​4 cars (2 adjacent campsites).

From Boulder: 88 miles, 2 hours drive time     Elevation: 8200 feet

ALDA–Boulder offers its fourth year of car-and-tent camping trips. We choose beautiful places that have activities for people all ages — first-time campers to experienced adventurers are all welcome.
​We are people with all levels of hearing loss – from mild to profound. Bring your friends & family too!

Contact us for more camping information

  • We can send you flyers with descriptions & details about each camp (PDFs), including ​campground and area information, side trips, lists
    ​of the gear we bring, weather info, maps, and driving instructions.

  • Do a whole trip or just a few days — whatever works. We welcome solo campers, groups, families, and couples.

Mountain Park Campground #9   Wednesday, July 6 – Sunday, July 10   4 nights

Aspenglen camp, Rocky Mountain National Park

Note: Campsites have a limit of EIGHT people per campsite, or 16 people where we've booked 2 campsites.

Or use the Contact Form on the Get Involved page of this website to make camping reservations, to request trip flyers, or to ask questions. 

From Boulder: 88 miles, 2 hours drive time     Elevation: 8200 feet

From Boulder: 62 miles, 1.5 hours drive time     Elevation: 6000 feet

Peaceful Valley Site 1 by Middle St. Vrain Creek

Pawnee Campground is a very special place, next to Brainard Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area west of Boulder. We'll camp in a walk-in
tent site in dense alpine forest. Brainard Lake has abundant wildflower meadows, views of the spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness scenery, and frequent moose sightings. Hike around the lake or explore trails to other nearby lakes. We'll bring kayaks for lake boating. Side trip to Nederland
​to ride the Carousel of Happiness.  
Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

Camp among the ponderosa pines along the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado's first Wild and Scenic River, west of Fort Collins. Two trailheads begin at this camp: you can walk the 2-mile Kreutzer Nature Trail with interpretive signs, or take the 2.7-mile Mt. McConnel Trail to the summit
​at 7,960 feet. In camp: volleyball and basketball courts, a playground — and hot showers! Combine this trip with Ansel Watrous camp (10 miles downstream) for a full week of river camping.
 Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

From Boulder: 23 miles, 50 minutes drive time     Elevation: 8500 feet

Aspenglen Campground #3 & #4  Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26  4 nights

On Sunday, we move camp 10 miles downstream to camp again along
the Poudre River west of Fort Collins. We can go kayaking or tubing on lower river stretches. Or hike the newly restored Young Gulch Trail —
the trailhead is right next to camp. One mile away is historic Mishawaka Inn, for music & food. Combine this trip with July 6–10 camp ​at Mountain Park above; we move camp in Sunday.
 Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

From Boulder: 88 miles, 2 hours drive time     Elevation: 8200 feet

In the Cache la Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins. Our two campsites are inside a bend in the Poudre River — sleep to soothing river sounds. Hang a hammock in the trees and watch rafts and kayaks float by. Hike newly restored Young Gulch Trail, with meadows and waterfalls. This trip is great for family camping!  Trip limit: 16 people, 4 cars (2 campsites).

Aspenglen Site #4 near Old Fall River Road

Dowdy Lake Campground #22 & #23   Sunday, June 26 – Monday, July 4   8 nights

Campsite 4 at Dowdy Lake Campground

​Inside Rocky Mountain National Park near Fall River Visitor Center. Our campsite is a walk-in tent-only site in the trees above Fall River. Elk & deer sightings are common in camp. Hike 3-mile Aspenglen Loop for great views, wildflowers, & wildlife watching. Visit nearby Estes Park. Drive the historic Old Fall River ​Road (built in 1920), a steep, one-way gravel road
​up to Fall River Pass ​at 11,796 feet. 
Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

From Boulder: 25 miles, 1 hour drive time     Elevation: 10,300 feet

Campsite 14 next to Gore Creek above Vail

ALDA-Boulder Outdoor Programs

At our favorite Red Feather Lakes place again! See descriptions above. Campsite #4 is in the trees near a large grassy meadow by the lake. This campsite has connections for electricity! Hike or bike the 2-mile trail around the lake. Kayak to explore islands, inlets, and a beaver lodge. Visit the nearby village for rustic shops & treats. Trip limit: 8 people, 2 cars.

Dowdy Lake Sites #23 & 24   Sunday, August 14 – Sunday, August 21   7 nights

Our final Dowdy Lake trip of the season, 45 miles NW of Fort Collins.
We have two adjoining campsites for a larger group: campsite 24 has
​a rock formation for climbing and campsite 23 is on the lake shore. See Dowdy Lake trips above for descriptions. This trip will have a Social Sign Language focus, with guided exercises for people who are new to sign language & want more practice. 
Trip limit: 16 people, 4 cars, 6 tents.

Stove Prairie Site #3, in the pines by the river

From Boulder: 62 miles, 1.5 hour drive time     Elevation: 6000 feet

Camp Dick Campground #35       Thursday, June 9 – Tuesday, June 14      

Make your camping reservation EARLY!

  • We have limits of 8 people per campsite, so reserve your space soon.
  • Tell us which trip you want to join, which days, how many campers, and their names & ages.
  • We'll contact you to discuss meal plans, activities, and transportation.

Summer 2022 Camping Schedule

Dowdy Lake Campground #4   Tuesday, August 2 – Sunday, August 7   5 nights

Peaceful Valley Campground #1   Wednesday, July 20 – Sunday, July 24   4 nights

Hike Young Gulch Trail right from camp

Dowdy Lake Campground #22      Wednesday, June 1 – Tuesday, June 7     

From Boulder: 24 miles, 50 minutes drive time     Elevation: 8500 feet

From Boulder: 88 miles, 2 hours drive time     Elevation: 8200 feet

  • We use Forest Service campgrounds that have camp hosts, water, firewood, toilets, picnic tables, ​fire pit & grill, and tent pads. We've chosen the best campsites, in the trees and next to water.
  • We bring our complete camping rig: 3 tents, sleeping pads, all kitchen & cooking gear, dishes & utensils for all, coolers & food boxes, water supply, campfire tools, rain & sun shelters, shower tent, and sometimes kayaks. You bring: Your own sleeping bag, camp chair, and clothes. 
  • We have a health & wellness focus: We make healthy meals and snacks, with group and solo activities and workouts at each camp. We plan the menus and activities together before each trip.
  • Low-cost, cooperative camping: We share all trip expenses and carpool to camp. We buy food together and bring favorite things from ​home. Everyone helps out with camp tasks. 
  • Free sign language classes and practice offered at each camp, based on ALDA–Boulder's own Social Sign Language class series. Our camps are deaf-friendly, elder-friendly, and kid-friendly.

Let's go camping this summer!