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 »

Coohills 2023 Beats on the Creek to benefit Cottonwood Institute


Coohills 2023 Beats on the Creek: Dancin’ In The Moonlight

Another Coohills Beats on the Creek summer concert series to benefit Cottonwood Institute has come and gone, but we had a blast and it had us “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”! Every summer Coohills Restaurant hosts a summer concert series to help raise money and awareness for Cottonwood Institute and our programs while folks live music… 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 »

Throwdown 2022


The Throwdown 2022 was a Raging Success!

For the first time in two years, Cottonwood Institute held our one and only Throwdown in 2022 – a cornhole tournament that throws down and lives up to its name! This year’s event at McGregor Square in Denver was a raging success. Competition was strong amongst the players, side games were a hoot, and our… Read more »

Darrius Glapion Base Camp Bash Ripple Effect Award Winner 2022


Base Camp Bash 2022 was Bodacious & Bustling!

With bluegrass music, craft cocktails, Yeti hats, cotton candy, Ripple Effect Awards, and so much more, the 2022 Base Camp Bash was definitely bodacious and bustling. The Base Camp Bash is the main fundraising event for Cottonwood Institute and raises approximately 20% of our annual operating budget – no pressure! Having said that, we are… Read more »

We Ride 4


Move-A-Thon 2021: Moved by CI

The CI Move-A-Thon was a magnificent celebration of movement and a ceremony to honor CI’s triumphant work. We are happy to report that we raised just over $44,000 to support our students and programs, which we couldn’t have achieved without the generous and amazing We Ride 4 community! To kick off the evening, Curriculum Manager,… Read more »


Move-A-Thon Week On Social Media

Stay tuned on CI’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for fun things you can do each day this week leading up to the Move-A-Thon Virtual Party on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 6pm – 7:30pm MT.   MOVE-A-THON WEEK ON SOCIAL MEDIA   Here is a preview of some extra credit ways… Read more »

Base Camp Bash invite


Register Now for the 2021 Base Camp Bash!

Mark your calendars and dust off your best Zoom backgrounds—it’s almost time for the Base Camp Bash! Our annual fundraiser and community celebration will be held on Saturday, April 24th, and this year you can join us from the comfort of your own home. Click here to register! The Base Camp Bash is our annual… Read more »