We are excited for our 13th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 7 – 10pm (VIP Party is from 6 – 7pm sharp) at Great Divide Brewing Company’s RiNo Canning Facility (not the Tap Room) at 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO, 80216. Tickets are limited to the first 250 guests, and the event will sell out. Stay tuned for when our registration opens.


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 Idella Wines, enjoy live local 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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Register for the 2017 Base Camp Bash


Register for the 2017 Base Camp BashTo kick off the Base Camp Bash, we are hosting an exclusive VIP Party at Great Divide from 6 – 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. 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, Cake Crumbs and PB Love. 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. Register Today!

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Register for the 2017 Base Camp BashWe 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 Markham Vineyards, in Napa, CA, and more!

Bid Now! We will have mobile bidding this year and our silent auction items are now available for bidding! 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!

We are also excited to invite back Andy Seth, our “Accidental Auctioneer.” Andy is a CEO, Board Chair, and Political Advisor. He’s built 9 businesses and hosts a popular docu-series called Journeyman (YouTube). His current business is Flow – the hottest Colorado-based, sales-focused live chat agency that turns website visitors into leads. He hires 18-24-year-old, low-income youth who are not going to college as live chat agents, and puts them through a 2-3 year apprenticeship program to develop their skills.


For more information about how you can become a sponsor for the Base Camp Bash, contact Ford Church at 303.447.1076 x700.

$2,500 Sponsors

$1,000 Sponsors

$500 Sponsors

Food and Beverage Sponsors

$250 VIPs