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 for additional details. 

Project Eco-STEM FULL. Waitlist available. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Nature Camp and Science Camp SPOTS AVAILABLE! Check page links for details or email

Introduction to Field Biology SPOTS AVAILABLE! Course application period is open now and will remain open until full to capacity.

COVID-19 Statement                                                                                                                                                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 a Special Use Permit from the USDA Forest Service, GMUG National Forest.