Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

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Inspired by the words of our founder, Elizabeth Paepcke, ACES’ mission is “educating for environmental responsibility.”

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a nonprofit environmental science education organization. Since 1968, ACES has inspired a life-long commitment to the earth by providing innovative and immersive programming for all ages. We have three locations: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, and Catto Center at Toklat. Our programs focus on ecological literacy, regenerative agriculture, forest and ecosystem health, land restoration, and environmental leadership.

ACES works to contribute to a national agenda for increased environmental awareness. Our programs reach over 140,000 individuals every year. We teach daily in schools from Aspen to Rifle, provide kids camps, adult classes, guided hikes and field programs for all ages, with 70 partner organizations. We also engage our community by hosting public lectures and events. ACES collaborates with land trusts, public

Contact Information:

Phone: 970-925-5756



Languages: English



Activities/Recreation Information:

Age Groups: 0-2, 3-5, 5-8

Is There a Cost? Yes

Is this activity year round or limited calendar: Year-round

Type of Activity: Outdoors

Location: Aspen, Basalt

Camp Information:

Age Groups: 5-8

Is camp accessible/inclusive: Yes

When is this camp offered: Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer Break

Camp is open to: Tourists/Non-Residents, Residents

Location: Aspen, Basalt

Does this camp offer scholarships: Yes

Camp Activities: Art, Nature