Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
El Paso County Parks & Community Services
Twos & Threes Outdoors
Share in the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. ($3.00 for each participant including adults and siblings, reservations required, 520-6745.
Thursday, July 17, 9-10:15 a.m. Habitat Hunters
Fountain Creek Nature Adventures
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet show or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. ($4.00 per person, reservations required, 520-6745.)
Thursday, July 3, 9-10:30 a.m. Crazy Crustaceans
Morning Yoga Stretch
Fridays, July 11,18,25, 8-9AM
Join on Friday mornings in July as we begin our day with yoga. Iyengar based therapeutic yoga style. Open your body and mind and feed your soul as we practice to the sounds of nature just outside the window. Suitable for beginners and all levels. $10 per class; drop-ins welcome, No reservations needed.
Saturday, July 5, 10-11:30AM
Learn about frogs, toads and salamanders, look for them in their watery habitats, listen to their calls, and make a frog craft to take home. $4/member, $5/nonmember, Reservations Required, 719-520-6745.
Wild Child Adventures Nature Camp
July 7-11, 9AM – 3PM
Fishing, survival skills, hiking and tracking, map and compass with an optional Friday evening campfire program. For students entering 6th through 8th grades. $120/member, $130/nonmember.
Crawdad Fishing, Saturday, July 12, 9-11:30AM
After a brief hands-on introduction to the life our “freshwater lobsters,” we’ll hike or caravan to a nearby pond to do crawdad catch-and-release fishing. Bait and string provided. Best for ages 5 and older with an adult. $4/member, $5/nonmember, Reservations required, 719-520-6745.
Concert at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Wednesday, July 16, 6-8PM
Free concert by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society. No reservations, just show up and enjoy! Bring a picnic if you’d like!
Fountain Creek Firelight Evening
Friday, July 18, 7-9PM
Sit by a cozy campfire (conditions permitting) and hear stories from the past of life along Fountain Creek. Staff and volunteers will bring these stories to life through readings and music. You will come to understand that Fountain Creek is the highway of history! $4/member, $5/nonmember, Reservations required, 719-520-6745.
Eco Trekers Nature Camp
July 28-August 1, 9AM – 3PM
This camp features our favorite outdoor activities including fishing, bug hunting, pond critters, beaver dam building, and outdoor skills including shelter building. For children entering 1st-5th grades. $120/member, $130/nonmember.