​​​Wednesday, July 24th to Friday, July 26th   Leave Boulder 9:00 a.m. Wednesday

​​​Sunday, July 7th to Tuesday, June 9th   Leave Boulder 9:00 a.m. Sunday

Social & Recreational Events for People with Hearing Loss


Come to the Trip Meetings for group planning, information sheets, lists, & carpool info. ​All ages are welcome. Each trip is led by ALDA-Boulder members who are deafened & have years of outdoor leadership experience. Hikers, walkers, & bikers will enjoy exploring the natural areas we visit, with a mix of group events & solo time. Colorado weather can be unpredictable, so bring several clothing layers for changing conditions. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag & pad, and camp chair. Need camping gear? Ask: we can help out.

Boulder Silent Outdoor Group

​​​​Abundant hiking trails, easy to advanced • Camp next to Middle St. Vrain Creek • Wildflower walks ! ! 
Conifer & aspen forests. Mountain biking, fishing, watch wildlife, scenic side trips.  
Elevation: 8500 feet Driving: 50 minutes, 23 miles from Boulder, through Jamestown or Ward.

​​​​Scenic hiking trails with wildflowers • Cool weather — beat the heat! • Early-morning moose sightings 
From camp, views of Indian Peaks & the Continental Divide. Fishing, side trips.
Elevation: 10,300 feet Driving: 1 hour, 25 miles from Boulder, through Nederland or Ward.

ALDA-Boulder welcomes & respects ALL communication modes:
talking, signing, lipreading, writing notes. Our motto is: Whatever Works! 

​Our goals are healthy outdoor adventures & conversations with interesting people.


For Summer 2019, we are hosting a series of Small-Group Camping Trips for deafened people
​& their friends & family. We will be car & tent camping in Colorado's scenic National Forest Service Campgrounds, in locations with short drive-times from Boulder. All campgrounds have restrooms, drinking water, fire grills, picnic tables, & tent bases. We bring healthy meals & snacks & kitchen gear. We'll share trip costs. Each trip is 2 nights of camping & 3 days for activities. Let's Go Camping!

Pawnee Campground: Next to Brainard Lake & Indian Peaks Wilderness

​​​Wednesday, July 31st to Friday, August 2nd   Leave Boulder 9:00 a.m. Wednesday

 Need more information? 

 •  Come to the Trip Meetings before each camping trip for plans.
 •  We can answer questions by email: ALDAboulder@gmail.com

 •  Use the CONTACT page to join our mailing list & learn more about
     ALDA-Boulder and our other programs, workshops, and classes.

 •  Text us at 303-901-7667 with your questions and your suggestions.

     (Text only; no voice calls.)

•  Join our mailing list  
Suggest an activity  
​•  Lead a group event

ALDA-Boulder  •  ​Association of Late Deafened Adults  •  Boulder, Colorado

Use CONTACT Page on this website to request the  Peaceful Valley Camp Plan(pdf) 

​​Wednesday, June 5th to Friday, June 7th   Leave Boulder 9:00 a.m. Wednesday

See description of Dowdy Lake Campground from June 5 - 7 trip • Attend for full week or a few days

Use CONTACT Page on this website to request the  Dowdy Lake Camp 2 Plan(pdf) 

Summer 2019 Small-Group Camping Trips

Use CONTACT Page on this website to request the  Ansel Watrous Camp Plan(pdf) 

​​Ansel Watrous Campground: Poudre River Canyon, west of Fort Collins

​​Dowdy Lake Camp: Sign Language Retreat at Red Feather Lakes 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot NOW! Use the form on our Contact Page, or email or text us.

​​​Sunday, August 25th to Saturday, August 31st   Leave Boulder 9:00 a.m. Sunday

Have you learned some sign language, but need more practice? Do you need to 
work on vocabulary, idioms, or fluency? From a lake-shore camp, ​ALDA-Boulder members lead review sessions & activities, and we'll use sign language for daily camp conversation too. Fun side trips. Bring your own bike, boat, or paddleboard!

Use the  CONTACT Page on this website to request the  Dowdy Lake Camp 1 Plan(pdf) 

Let's Go Outside &

Have Some Fun !

See description for June 5 - 7 trip.

​​Dowdy Lake Campground: Red Feather Lakes area NW of Fort Collins 

​​Monday, June 17th to Wednesday, June 19th   Leave Boulder 9:00 a.m. Monday

​​Dowdy Lake Campground: Red Feather Lakes area NW of Fort Collins 

Lake-shore campsite • Hike or bike trail around lake • Bring a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard
This outdoor playground has great scenery, cooling lake breezes, & wildlife to watch. Sunrise over the lake is a special treat. Side trips to village shops & the Great Stupa. Elevation: 8200 feet Drive time: 2 hours, 88 miles, NW of Fort Collins. 

Peaceful Valley Campground: On Peak-to-Peak Highway, west of Ward

Use CONTACT Page of this website to request the  Dowdy Lake Sign Language Retreat Plan 

Use CONTACT Page on this website to request the  Pawnee Camp Plan(pdf) 

​​​​River-bank campsite • Hike Young's Gulch Trail or Hewlett Trail • Watch kayaks & raft float by
Camp by the Cache la Poudre River, amid tall pines & wildflowers. Bring your boat & river gear! Later, walk 1 mile to Mishawaka Inn for music, food, & brews. 

Elevation: 5824' Driving: 1.8 hours, 66 miles, 2 hours. Try back road through Buckhorn Canyon.