Inspiration From the Next Generation: Cottonwood Institute Ripple Effect Award Winners Speak from the Heart

The Base Camp Bash has been a special event for many years, raising critical funds for Cottonwood Institute (CI) students and programs. The past five years, CI started a new tradition by awarding two students from our Community Adventure Programs (CAP) the coveted Ripple Effect Award for their outstanding leadership, attitudes, and actions while designing… Read more »

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Sneak Peek: Base Camp Bash Trips

Wow, this is shaping up to be the Best. Bash. Ever! The 13th annual Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute is about a month away on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Great Divide in RiNo in Denver, CO and we wanted to give a sneak peek to some of the trips we have this… Read more »

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2017 Base Camp Bash Raises Critical Funding For Cottonwood Institute

The 2017 Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute (CI) went off without a hitch! The cozy atmosphere of the Posner Center provided the perfect backdrop for a fun, lively¬†evening¬†of socializing with friends, new acquaintances, and fellow supporters of CI. And, drum roll please, we were able to raise over $71,000 to support our high… Read more »


Don’t Miss The 12th Annual Base Camp Bash!

Spring is in the air, which means it is time to get excited for the 12th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 6-9pm at Posner Center in Denver, CO! Why should you come you ask? Here are a few reasons: The Cause: You help raise critical funds… Read more »


2016 Base Camp Bash Shatters Fundraising Goal

Excitement was in the air as the 2016 Base Camp Bash kicked off on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at the Posner Center in Denver, CO to benefit Cottonwood Institute (CI). CI shattered its fundraising goal and grossed over $77,000 from the Bash! The VIP Party kicked off the night and guests were greeted by the… Read more »


Registration Open For The 2016 Base Camp Bash

Get ready to live folks! Registration is now open for the Base Camp Bash on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 from 5pm – 9pm at the Posner Center in Denver, CO. The Base Camp Bash is not your typical boring fundraising event. Your taste buds will be tantalized with amazing food from Snooze, Cake Crumbs, and… Read more »

Donovan Cordova


Volunteer Spotlight: Donovan Cordova

Cottonwood Institute recently had the opportunity to reconnect with rock star volunteer, Donovan Cordova, to find out what he has been up to: Tell us about yourself, where you are from, and what you are up to these days: I am from Pueblo, Colorado and a huge fanatic of volunteering in the community for over… Read more »


2015 Base Camp Bash Exceeded Expectations

Wow, what a night! Cottonwood Institute hosted its 10th Annual Base Camp Bash this past Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at RedLine in Denver and the event exceeded our wildest expectations. The VIP Party set the stage for a great evening with music from the Lance Acker Quartet, cocktail tasting from Randy and Ryan Layman from… Read more »

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In The News: Confluence Denver

  We are very grateful to our friends at Confluence Denver for posting this great article: Cottonwood Institute Celebrates Environmental Education in Denver with Base Camp Bash. Check it out and share the link to your network to help spread the good word about Cottonwood Institute!