Please Note: The 2015 Base Camp Bash has come to a close, but you can read more about this year’s success.

We are excited to celebrate our 10th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit the Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6 – 10pm at RedLine Art Gallery: 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver CO 80205 (entrance on 24th and Arapahoe).


Base Camp BashThe Base Camp Bash is our main fundraising event and annual excuse to get together, have fun, eat local food from Snooze, local beer from Great Divide, drink great wine, enjoy live music, and bid on fabulous silent auction items, trips, unique experiences, and date nights from the best local businesses and restaurants. The Base Camp Bash helps raise the critical funds we need each year to connect students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their schools, the community, and the environment for future generations.

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Strive Preparatory Schools Base Camp Bash 2014


VIP PartyTo kick off the Base Camp Bash, we are hosting an exclusive VIP Party at RedLine Art Gallery from 6:00pm – 7:00pm sharp for individuals and businesses that support the Cottonwood Institute at one of the following VIP levels: $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000. Local mixologist Randy Layman from Ace Eat Serve will create 3 unique cocktails using locally sourced ingredient and spirits from Leopold Bros. Base Camp BashThe cocktails will be paired with local appetizers and treats prepared by amazing local restaurants, including Butcher’s Bistro, PB Love, and Cake Crumbs. The whole evening will be tantalizing for the taste buds for sure! We are expecting 150 people to attend the VIP Party and this is a great opportunity to network with the movers and shakers of Denver.

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Base Camp Bash 2013

Please Note: Online pre-bidding has ended. If you would still like to place a bid on an auction item before our event, contact Ford Church at 303.447.1076.

We have been working hard to put together some amazing silent and live auction items, including a 7-night ski trip at a private penthouse suite in Whistler, B.C., a 7-night stay at a private home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a 3-night stay at a private cottage at Swanson Vineyards, in Napa, CA, and more! Click below and check back often to see our growing list of adventurous auction items:

Auction Items

Andy SethWe are also excited to invite back Andy Seth, our “Accidental Auctioneer.” Andy is an award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community leader. He co-founded LotusGroup Advisors, is an angel investor in in the US and Costa Rica, and is Board Chairman of Minds Matter in Denver, CO. Andy graduated from Boston College and Culver Military Academy in Indiana. He is also a graduate of Leadership Denver 2013.


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