Colvig Silver Camps



Colvig operates five distinct programs to meet the needs of campers of various ages: Homestead (entering grades 3-5), featuring the only two-week sessions; Silver Saddle and Silver Spruce (grades 6-8), separate girls' and boys' programs that share some coed activities; Outpost (grades 9 and 10), in which campers spend three-quarters of their stay on wilderness trips; and Pathfinding, a wilderness adventure for campers entering grades 10-12. Each emphasizes outdoor living and skills in a noncompetitive environment. Expedition trips include visits to Utah, New Mexico and Colorado for river rafting, canoeing, archaeology, ghost town exploration, backpacking and rock climbing. Colvig offers a two-week session option for seven- to 10-year-olds only; older campers must enroll for four weeks.

General Info

Name Colvig Silver Camps
Location Durango, CO
Year-round Contacts 800-858-2850
Program Focuses & Features Adventure Travel, Aquatics, Archaeology, Archery, Astronomy, Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, Conservation, Cooking, Crafts, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Ecology, Environmental Science, Equestrian, Exploration, Farming, Fishing, Geology, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Music, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Photography, Ranch, Riding, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Survival Training, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, White-water Rafting, Wilderness Camping, Wilderness Canoeing, Woodcraft, Work, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 3-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 7-17
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Clay Colvig, Director
Residential Fee $2110-4760 (+$200), 2-4 weeks.
Year Established 1970
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 4 sessions, 2 weeks long


Clay Colvig, Director