Cottonwood Institute is known for our fun and creative events, which help raise critical funding to support our programs each year. Check out what we have coming up in 2024 and our Sponsorship Opportunities and reach out to Ford Church at 303.447.1076 x700 find out how to get involved.

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Three women at the Base Camp Bash in 2023

The Base Camp Bash is our main fundraising event and annual excuse to get together in person, have fun, celebrate our students and successes, and is a great opportunity to network with the movers and shakers of Denver.

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.

Register Today: Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 6-10pm at Upper Larimer in the RiNo neighborhood of Denver, CO.



Throwdown participants celebrating!

The Throwdown has become one of the best charity cornhole tournaments in Denver. This event is specifically designed for fun people who want to enjoy an afternoon outside playing cornhole with delicious food and beverages, while supporting a great local educational non-profit.

Whether you’re an expert or you’ve never heard of the game before, it is a great time for all. Relax, no experience is needed to participate!

Save The Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2024 from 9am – 2pm at McGregor Square in downtown Denver, CO.



Harvard Gulch 2022

Join us at Harvard Gulch for drinks, food, prizes, and 9 holes of beginner-friendly par three golf! This tournament is open to everyone age 21 and over. All net proceeds from the event will benefit Cottonwood Institute in memory of Rivers Stilwell.

Stay tuned for our 2024 Harvard Gulch Golf Invitational date coming soon!

Make a Gift


Beats on the Creek is a summer concert series put on by Coohills Restaurant to support local non-profits. There will be live music, award-winning wines, craft beer, and local cuisine. Admission is a $5 donation that will support Cottonwood Institute.

Coohills Restaurant and bar will be open at 5:30pm. The bar area will have open seating- first come, first served! Patio tables require a reservation and are reserved for the entire evening during Beats on the Creek events. Interested in reserving? Call Coohills at 303-623-5700.

2024 dates coming soon!

Sponsored by:

Walton Family Foundation

See you there