Community Programs

Building a sense of place through exploration

For over 30 years, ACES’ Community Programs have connected students of all ages with the natural world. Our programs transform the local environment into a community classroom inspiring a greater sense of place, passion for learning, relationship building, and responsibility towards our environment. Expert educators return to ACES every year to share their knowledge and connect with the community.

ACES works to provide the highest quality experience for all participants wishing to participate in our programs. ACES works to accommodate a wide range of abilities in programs. ACES works to make reasonable accommodations with individuals and program leaders to create an accessible learning environment, when appropriate and feasible.

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Check out our Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Adult Programs

Join local and visiting experts on birding outings, field seminars, hikes, art classes and dinners throughout the year.

Youth Experiences

ACES offers a variety of camps for participants 4-18 years during summer months and winter and spring breaks.

Caregiver Toddler Classes

ACES offers seasonal parent/caregiver toddler classes. Join us at Rock Bottom Ranch for Little Ranchers during the Spring and Fall and at Hallam Lake for Nature and Me during Fall and Winter.

Join the ACES Bird Club!

Join the ACES Bird Club!

Deepen your birding knowledge and skills, while enjoying special birding invitations only offered to ACES Bird Club members with this $250 annual fee! Available for new and current ACES members!

Visit our Bird Club page to learn more about the benefits of joining ACES Bird Club, including unlimited access to morning and evening birding classes and invitations to special birding outings and events!