Critters, Creeks and Crows

June 21st-24th, 2018

Unplug and reconnect with your family the old-fashioned way.

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Critters, Creeks & Crows: A Family Nature Adventure

Shadowcliff’s annual call to come out with your family to learn and play in the Rockies, our family camp is a welcome blend of planned activity and family downtime. Join us for a long weekend to reconnect with each other and our beautiful Colorado home.


Led by former Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger and third generation Coloradan Gail Spinden, families enjoy a wide variety of activities. We like to grow and refresh programming for Critters from year to year,  so you can make this a family tradition that will bring something new every time. But one thing always remains true no matter the year: this is an unplugged, device-free camp. While there may be a movie if the weather turns, the focus is on being present, together.

Trips into Rocky Mountain National park to see wildlife, water experiences, hikes, movement, art, and downtime are all plentiful. This is ideal for families with kiddos ages 6 and up. Families with younger children are welcome, we just ask that you connect with us before signing up to make sure this is right for your family.

Critters 2018 Schedule

We love this family camp, but don’t take our word for it. See what one mom has to say about the experience her family had in the blog post Getting Away to Be Together.

Accommodations and Dining

Guests spend nights in our cozy mountain lodge and enjoy a full course of activities planned by our professional faculty. We serve home-cooked meals from our kitchen in a family-style dining room. This is an ideal all-inclusive getaway for parents, grandparents and kids, ages 6 and up. We love to see inter-generational groups!



Bring your family to this all-inclusive nature adventure from June 21st-24th for just:

  • $1100 for a family of three
  • $300 for each additional family member sharing a room
  • $750 for a family of three with Local’s Tuition*
  • $150 for each additional Local’s Tuition family member
  • Children 5 and under are free!

*Local’s Tuition is for Grand County residents only and is inclusive of all meals and programming and is exclusive of lodging.


A Vacation to Remember

Kids playing and learning outside promotes creativity, social intelligence, independence and physical health. It’s an all-around healthy choice. At Shadowcliff, our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable living through education and hospitality at our Rocky Mountain lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado. We would love to see you and your family join us for this special experience.