Join us as we explore Colorado from grassland to glacier. From the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado to the aspen groves and alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, Camp Colorado has it all!

We’ll be based out of the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, bordering the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. An amazing diversity of ecosystems lies within a few hours of Estes Park, giving campers the chance to experience many of Colorado’s varied life zones and birds. Over the course of this seven-day experience, campers will take their birding and field skills to the next level, meet other young birders with similar interests, and of course, immerse themselves the bird life and natural history of Colorado.

July 25 —31, 2021

Located at: YMCA of the Rockies — Estes Park, Colorado

Camp Fee: $1495.00 – includes all lodging, meals, transportation during camp events, instructional sessions and transportation from and to Denver International Airport.

ABA Camps are open to all birders aged 13 to 18.

Membership in the ABA is required for attendance (can be added at checkout).

Expert staff from the ABA and skilled guest instructors will lead field trips in search of species such as White-tailed Ptarmigan, Clark’s Nutcracker, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Burrowing Owl, McCown’s Longspur, and Cassin’s Sparrow, to name just a few. Afternoons and evenings we’ll have hands-on workshops to learn about sketching and painting, field journaling, photography, careers in bird conservation, and much more.

Don’t miss an unforgettable week of bird camp in the Colorado Rockies!

Scholarships for all camps are available! The American Birding Association, through the generous support of our sponsors and  ABA members, provides limited scholarships to help young people who are interested in advancing their interest in bird and bird conservation study to attend our summer camps.

To apply, please visit – Young Birder Scholarships ~ Young Birders ~ American Birding Association

The ABA would like to thank Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, lead sponsor of the ABA Young Birder Camps!
Need more information, or have a question about Camp Colorado?

Email Jennie Duberstein at: [email protected]