Leadville was one of the world’s great mining camps. Incredible wealth was generated in this two-mile-high city from gold, lead, silver, and zinc mining and smelting. ‘Everyone’ came to Leadville, including Presidents Grant and Theodore Roosevelt. Houdini, Oscar Wilde, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Ziegfield Follies performed at the Tabor Opera House which still has tours of this 1879 structure. Institutions such as the Guggenheims, the May Company, Marshall Fields, and Dow Jones, got their start in Leadville. Musical productions The Ballad of Baby Doe and the Unsinkable Mollie Brown were based on Leadville residents. The world’s largest molybdenum deposit is still being mined nearby.
Walking Mountain Science Center provide locals and visitors from Pre-K to Gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you to come explore your curious nature with us!
Walking Mountain summer science camps allow children to experience the wild places of the Eagle Valley while nurturing their connection to the natural world through daily exploration of local trails. Campers investigate principles of ecology and develop an understanding of scientific concepts through fun, adventure, experiments, and exploration. Sessions are age-appropriate and taught by qualified natural science educators that make learning safe and fun. Single-day, multi-day, and overnight summer camps for kids entering first through twelfth grades are sure to spark their sense of adventure!
NEW in 2017: Extended Care Hours!
We will be offering early drop-off (7:30 – 8:30 am) and late pick-up (4:30 – 5:30 pm) for all Avon based day camps for an additional fee ($5 per morning or afternoon extended care). Normal drop-off (8:30-9:00 am) and pick-up (4:00-4:30 pm) hours are still available at no extra cost. Scholarships are available for camp and extended care!