Youth Programs

Our purpose is to train the next generation of scientists while cultivating respect and wonder for the natural world. RMBL’s nature and science camps take place at our field research station located in Gothic, Colorado and on surrounding public lands. In a beautiful outdoor setting and in the company of career scientists, we provide hands-on investigations of nature. Our programs introduce young people to the practices and processes of science through a variety of fun and interdisciplinary activities. Curiosity and discovery drive the learning adventures that take place each day with RMBL. We hope you’ll join us this summer!

Important Updates in Registration for Summer 2023

In recent years at RMBL, we have found that camper demand exceeds our capacity. Instead of a first-come first-served registration, we will be moving to an application process to enroll campers for the upcoming season. All campers, new and returning, are invited to enroll through this system. 

Please check our FAQ page in coming months for additional details. 

Project Eco-STEM application period open January 1st, deadline to apply is January 31st, 2023

Nature Camp and Science Camp application period will open February 1st, deadline to apply is February 28th, 2023

Introduction to Field Biology course application period will open December 15th, 2022 and will remain open until full to capacity.

In order to keep students, scientists, and staff healthy in light of COVID-19, for Summer 2023, all participants in RMBL programs will be required to follow the RMBL COVID-19 health and safety plan, which will include proof of vaccination, and may include mask-wearing, hand-washing, personal distancing, and group size limits. Vaccine exemptions will be considered, as required by law. 

We are excited about this summer, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

For additional information please contact Katie Lawn, Youth Programs Coordinator, at

RMBL is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under permit from the USDA Forest Service, Gunnison National Forest.