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2016 Summer Camps

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2016 Summer Camps

Summer 2016 is upon us, and so are 19 summer camps, four of which are brand-new! Our week-long camps are for children ages 8-18. Each camp has a different focus, ranging from outdoor recreation and survival skills to science, engineering, art and music. During the summer of 2015, 351 summer campers enjoyed a week in the outdoors at Cal-Wood. This included 100 low-income youth who received $29,130 in scholarship assistance. Watch our Cal-Wood Summer Camps video. For the 2016 summer season we expect to grow this program by serving roughly...

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Help Us Build a New Warming Hut

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Help Us Build a New Warming Hut

We are in need of volunteers like you to help us build a new warming hut. The warming hut will help our students keep warm during environmental education field learning days that happen at Cal-Wood in fall and winter seasons. To sign up, contact our Maintenance Manager, Jed Burnham: maintenance@calwood.org  ...

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Growth and Change Continues at Cal-Wood this Spring

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Growth and Change Continues at Cal-Wood this Spring

If you read our fall update last year, you know that Cal-Wood is in the midst of a major growth period. We are experiencing increased demand for all of our programs and we are growing in response. Spring is underway. Our school program (watch the video) has been a huge success already this spring with 1,267 students having attended so far. 4,000 total students are scheduled to attend in 2016, an increase compared to the 3,775 students who attended last year. Summer is approaching. This year we have added seven new summer camps (watch the...

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What Makes Cal-Wood Unique? Filling Gaps in Environmental Education

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What Makes Cal-Wood Unique? Filling Gaps in Environmental Education

Thousands of children visit Cal-Wood every year through our school program (see the video). We’ve been looking at what factors make these children more or less likely to continue getting outside and appreciating nature after they leave Cal-Wood. Recent studies have identified that when a child’s family participates in outdoor recreation regularly, the child is more encouraged to continue going outdoors and more likely to grow up caring about environmental stewardship. The unfortunate news is that not all families have the resources they...

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CO Child Care Tax Credit: Donate to Cal-Wood and Save on Your Taxes

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CO Child Care Tax Credit: Donate to Cal-Wood and Save on Your Taxes

Did you know that making a monetary contribution to Cal-Wood may qualify you to claim an income tax credit? Cal-Wood Education Center is a licensed Colorado Child Care Provider. The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit is available to both corporations and individuals. Colorado taxpayers may claim a state income tax credit of 50% of the total contribution. This means your tax deductible donation not only receives your normal deduction, it’s also eligible for a 50% dollar for dollar tax credit with the state of Colorado. We...

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Dec. 3rd is our Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser

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Dec. 3rd is our Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser

We will be having our annual Christmas Tree Fundraising event this year on Saturday, December 3rd. If you have come in the past and didn’t receive an email invitation this year, please let us know. We have a limited number of spots left so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to sign up. Specify if you have come in the past, or if this will be your first time. If you are a first time attendee, we will put your name on a waiting list.      EVENT DETAILS   We’d Love to Have You Join Us...

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