• Forest Service campgrounds have camp hosts, water, firewood, toilets, picnic tables,
    ​fire pit, grill, & tent base. We've chosen the best sites, 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, water supply, campfire tools, rain & sun shelter, shower tent, sometimes kayaks. You bring: Your own sleeping bag, camp chair, & clothes. 
  • Health & wellness focus: We make healthy meals and snacks, with group and solo activities workouts at each camp. We plan menus and activities together before each trip.
  • Low-cost, cooperative camping: We share all trip expenses & carpool to camp. We buy food together and bring favorite things from home. Everyone helps with camp tasks. 
  • Free sign language classes & practice offered at every camp, based on ALDA-Boulder's own Social Sign Language class series. 

Peaceful Valley camp

Camp Dick trail

Hot springs on Crystal River

Dowdy Lake

Social & Recreational Events for People with Hearing Loss

Stove Prairie campground

Rock forms at Dowdy Lake

Camping Schedule                      Space is limited - reserve your trip now!

Summer 2021 Small-Group Camping Trips

Contact us for more camping information

  • We have flyers with descriptions & details about each camp (PDFs), including
    ​side trips, lists of the gear we bring, weather info, maps, & driving instructions.

  • Do a whole trip or just a few days - whatever works. Or do a combined trip in
    nearby campgrounds: Camp Dick & Peaceful Valley. Or Redstone & Bogan Flats. Or Mountain Park, Stove Prairie, & Ansel Watrous.

ALDA-Boulder Outdoor Programs

Mountain Park river camp

Painted Rocks campground

Ansel Watrous campground

Brainard Lake by Pawnee camp

Gore Creek Trail above Vail

ALDA–Boulder offers its 3rd year of car-and-tent camping trips. We choose beautiful places with activities for all ages. First-time campers to experienced adventurers are welcome. We are people with any level of hearing loss – mild to profound. Bring your friends & family too!

Camp host: Rebecca Herr  Email: aldaboulder@gmail.com ​Text ONLY: 303-901-7667 (no voice calls)

Make your camping reservation

  • We have limits of 8 or 10 people per campsite, so reserve your space early!
  • Tell us which trip, which days, how many campers, and their names & ages.
  • We'll contact you to discuss meal plans, activities, and transportation.

Camp Dick Campground            Monday, May 31 - Thursday, June 3            3 nights

Peak-to-Peak Byway above Ward      24 miles, 1 hour from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars 

Camp by meadow, in the trees. Hike & bike trails, wildflowers, wildlife. Move camp Thursday, 1 mile to ...

Peaceful Valley Campground            Thursday, June 3 - Wednesday, June 9            6 nights

​Combine with Camp Dick trip      23 miles, 1 hour from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

Camp by Middle St, Vrain Creek in glacial meadow with abundant wildflowers. Hike & bike trails.

Stove Prairie Campground            Tuesday, June 15 - Thursday, June 17            2 nights

Poudre Canyon, 26 miles west of Fort Collins      62 miles, 1.5 hours      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

River-bank camping among aspen & pine trees, hike Mt. McConnel or Kreutzer Nature Trail from camp.

Ansel Watrous Campground            Thursday, June 17 - Tuesday, June 22            5 nights

Move camp 4 miles downstream       64 miles. 1.5 miles from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

​Hike restored Young Gulch Trail next to camp. At river's edge, watch rafts & kayaks float by camp.


Redstone Campground            Friday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 29            4 nights

Crystal River south of Carbondale      196 miles, 3.5 hours from Boulder      Limit: 10 people, 2 cars    

​Bike or walk to Redstone town, visit Penny Hot Springs or Hayes Creek Falls. Hot showers in camp!

Bogan Flats Campground            Tuesday, June 29 - Friday, July 3            3 nights

Move camp 8 miles from Redstone            204 miles, 4 hours from Boulder      Limit: 10 people, 2 cars

Camp among aspens, pines, spruce. Wildflowers and wildlife. Have lunch at historic Marble town.

Gore Creek Campground            Monday, July 5 - Monday, July 12            7 nights

On the west side of Vail Pass      110 miles, 2.5 hours from Boulder      Limit: 10 people, 2 cars

Gore Creek Trail is next to camp, with spectacular views. Bike into Vail. Sleep to river sounds.

Dowdy Lake Campground            Monday, July 19 - Monday, July 26            7 nights

Red Feather Lakes area NW of Fort Collins      88 miles, 2 hours from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

Camp in trees at lake's edge. Kayak on the lake. Hike to Mt. Margaret summit. Bike to nearby village.

Painted Rocks Campground            Wednesday, July 28 - Friday, July 30            2 nights

West of Colorado Springs in Woodland Park      91 miles, 2 hours from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

Big red boulders in camp. Kayak on nearby Manitou Lake. Walk on the Centennial Trail or bike into town.

Mountain Park Campground            Monday, August 1 - Thursday, August 5            4 nights

Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins      70 miles, 1.7 hours from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

Ponderosa pine forest, river-bank site. Hike Mt. McConnel or Kreutzer Nature Trail. Hot showers in camp!

Stove Prairie Campground            Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 8            3 nights

Move camp 7 miles downstream      62 miles, 1.5 miles from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

Try inflatable kayaks in the calmer stretches of the Poudre River. Hike Hewlett Gulch or Greyrock trail.

Ansel Watropus Campground            Sunday, August 8 - Tuesday, August 10            2 nights

Move camp 4 miles from Stove Prairie      64 miles, 1.5 hours from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

String up a hammock by the river, watch boats go by. Walk to Mishawaka Inn for food & music.


Pawnee Campground            Saturday, August 14 - Thursday, August 19            5 nights

Next to Brainard Lake, above Ward      25 miles, 1 hour from Boulder      Limit: 8 people, 2 cars

Inflatable kayaking at 10,000 feet. Thick forest, hiking trails with wildflowers, and an occasional moose.

Camp Dick Campground            Sunday, August 22 - Monday, August 31            8 nights

In Peaceful Valley north of Ward      24 miles, 1 hour from Boulder      Limit: 16 people, 4 cars

Last trip of the season! Hike & bike trails. Side trip to Nederland: ride the Carousel of Happiness.