Base Camp Bash


Base Camp Bash 2024: A Night of Wild Wonder

In a nutshell, 2024’s Base Camp Bash did not fall short of its theme as a “A Night of Wild Wonder.” On the evening of March 2nd, as attendees entered Upper Larimer event space in RiNo, they were greeted with a variety of sensory experiences: the scent of hundreds of fresh cut flowers, the sound… Read more »

Throwdown participants celebrating!


Cornhole for a Cause: Cottonwood’s 2023 Throwdown!

On a sunny Saturday, July 22nd, crowds gathered downtown at McGregor Square to take part in one of Cottonwood Institute’s biggest annual fundraisers, the Throwdown. Each year, friends and coworkers show off their cornhole skills, win epic prizes, and provide support to the Cottonwood’s environmental education programs.   Sixteen generous companies and organizations sent teams… Read more »


Harvard Gulch Invitational was Nonstop Fun!

Written by Ryan Feaster of Realty ONE Group Five Star, who puts on Harvard Gulch each year! Thank you so much for your support of Cottonwood, Ryan! What a day! The 2023 Harvard Gulch Invitational was filled with surprises, and we’re not done yet. Check out the photos here and please tag Cottonwood on social… Read more »

Beats on the Creek collage


Beats on the Creek is Back This Summer!

Beats on the Creek returns next Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 to the Wewatta Bridge! Come on down to Coohills Restaurant every Tuesday in August AND Tuesday, September 5th for live music, drinks, food, and community. This summer staple benefits Cottonwood Institute, so be sure to bring a $5 donation to gain entry to the bridge…. Read more »

Two students who have successfully built a small fire


Help Unlock A $25,000 Match

Escrito en español más abajo. Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day are right around the corner, and we wanted to share an incredible way to maximize your impact with Cottonwood Institute: Help us unlock a $25,000 match by December 31st from four generous families!  To unlock the match, Join The Seedling Monthly Giving Program or… Read more »

Three kiddos in their debris shelter


A Survival Day with Andy Seth & Friends!

Quick! You and your friends are lost on a hike, and a storm is coming! Will you survive the night? Well, Andy Seth, his family, and friends sure will! You may remember Andy Seth as our accidental auctioneer at our Base Camp Bash fundraising event the past decade or so. Andy “won” a Cottonwood Institute… Read more »

Harvard Gulch Invitational 2022


The Fifth Annual Harvard Gulch Tournament in 2022!

Cottonwood Institute would like to give an enormous shoutout to Ryan Feaster of Realty ONE Group Five Star for hosting the fifth annual Harvard Gulch Tournament in 2022! We had over 96 participants come out in teams of four on the par 3 course. Throughout the 9 holes, the teams were greeted with fun games and… Read more »

Ford and Tucker at Beats on the Creek 2022


Another Summer of Beats on the Creek in 2022!

Beats on the Creek 2022 was a highlight of the summer for many of those in downtown Denver. Presented by Coohills Restaurant for five Tuesdays this summer, live music was held on the pedestrian bridge at Speer Boulevard and Wewatta Street. All proceeds from the event this year support Cottonwood Institute’s programming in middle and… Read more »

Conor Keane survival day


Survival Skills Day with the Keane Crew

When Conor Keane raised his paddle to win a survival skills training with Cottonwood Institute, he didn’t know that later he would be up to his forearms in soil and pine needles.  Conor is part of We Ride 4, a recreational bike organization that raises money and awareness for awesome non-profits like Cottonwood Institute. He… Read more »