STAY TUNED: We are busy crafting some changes to our 12th Annual Base Camp Bash for 2017 to benefit the Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6 – 9pm (VIP Party is from 5-6pm sharp) at the Posner Center: 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205. In the meantime, check out what we put together last year:


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 courtesy of Il Castagno, enjoy live music from the Lance Acker Trio and Sal Mancini, 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. Tickets are limited to the first 200 guests, so register today!

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Strive Preparatory Schools Base Camp Bash 2014


Base Camp BashTo kick off the Base Camp Bash, we are hosting an exclusive VIP Party at Posner Center from 5:00pm – 6:00pm 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. The Squire Lounge will feature 2 unique cocktails using local spirits from 291 Colorado Whiskey. The cocktails will be paired with local appetizers from Butcher’s Bistro and treats prepared by amazing local restaurants, including, PB Love, and Cake Crumbs. The whole evening will be tantalizing for the taste buds for sure! We are expecting 125 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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Andy SethWe 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!

We will have mobile bidding this year and our silent auction items will be available for bidding starting on Monday, April 17, 2017, so check back then! Please bring your charged cell phone to the Bash this year!

If you can’t attend the Bash, but still want to get in on the bidding action, you can register to bid for free by clicking here (stay tuned).

We are also excited to invite back Andy Seth, our “Accidental Auctioneer.” Andy Seth is an award-winning entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist. He’s built 8 businesses and hosts a popular podcast called THE ANDY SETH SHOW (iTunes, non-iTunes feed). He is the founding partner of LotusGroup Advisors, one of the nation’s hottest wealth management firms based here in Denver, and serves as Board Chairman for Minds Matter and Auctioneers for top non-profits.


For more information about how you can become a sponsor for the Base Camp Bash, download a copy of our 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities. Our sponsorship deadline is March 1, 2017!

$2,500 Sponsors

$1,000 Sponsors

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