About Us

Our Mission

Cal-Wood’s mission is to offer a unique outdoor educational experience to youth and adults. Our founding vision has guided our organization since 1982: to inspire a greater appreciation for the natural world; to offer environmental education to those who would not otherwise experience it; and to provide unique educational opportunities in a special mountain setting.

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Learning about forestry practices

To fulfill this mission, Cal-Wood has provided outdoor and environmental educational experiences on site to hundreds of thousands of Coloradans with an annual reach of more than 4,000 individuals. Our programming is as unique as our 1,200 acres of pristine ponderosa pine forests which has served as our outdoor classroom for thirty-four years. As the persistent achievement gap for children growing up in low-income homes and Latino families has been documented locally and nationally, Cal-Wood has emerged as a leader in teaching Second Language Learners and Latino families in the outdoors.

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