Honoring the Camp Colton experience with our alumni!

Honoring the Camp Colton experience with our alumni!

1979 Marshall Elementary School Camp Colton alumni and lifelong friends Ward Brykit and Adam Holmes.


“Camp Colton is one of the big memories of my youth growing up in Flagstaff in the 70’s. A big part of it was that all of us in our 6th grade class went – 6th grade was the top class in elementary school then. So we all knew each other really well and it was so amazing having these experiences with close friends as well as with new kids that joined from one other school – they used to send one class from two different schools. Being in the forest and away from home was monumental at that point. It was less structured back then, and that was incredible for me. You had to deal with so much new input, socially and otherwise. Looking back, I think it was one of the most important weeks of my entire childhood.”

– Ward Byrkit


“Camp Colton was a critical part of my Flagstaff educational upbringing.  My experience there ignited a deep personal relationship with our priceless natural environment and a lifetime appreciation for the opportunity to grow up in Flagstaff. Camp Colton ignited a lifetime interest in natural science and provided an unprecedented opportunity to study nature with true experts.
Most importantly, Camp Colton established a common respect for nature in all of us who shared the experience. Camp Colton strengthened the “Flagstaff way” of thinking in me: our natural surroundings are priceless, belong to all of us, and must be shared and protected by everyone.”

– Adam Holmes

Amazing volunteers get Camp Colton ready for the 2017 fall season!

Amazing volunteers get Camp Colton ready for the 2017 fall season! We appreciate our dedicated volunteers. Camp Colton thrives with community support! We had 30 people, including rising 6th graders and Camp Colton alumni, help us get Camp ready for the fall season. Pioneer Title Agency is a valued business partner and they chose Camp Colton for their Old School project. The nearly 20 Pioneer Title employees and family members brought a beautiful spirit and work ethic to our day of service. And, they even brought lunch for all of the volunteers! Volunteers had fun painting, weed whacking, split log bench making, wood splitting, and more!




Thank you to Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp!

Thank you to Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp (NAVMC)!
NAVMC is an outstanding community organization and a significant Friends of Camp Colton partner. A Flagstaff non-profit, NAVMC works to transform the lives of kids globally and locally. Each season, they fund the full-time (overnight) nurse position at Camp. Having a nurse on-site makes Camp safer and more accessible for all students, including those with diverse medical conditions and we are incredibly appreciative of their generous support.

Locally, NAVMC also leads blood drives and organizes community resources for the Flagstaff Family Food Center and the Cinder Hillbillies 4H Club. Globally, this dedicated group of volunteers participates in projects in Bolivia and Haiti focused around medical care, education, and housing. As a Camp Colton supporter, we encourage you to get involved with NAVMC’s biggest fundraiser of the year entitled “Swinging’ Fore Kids” on Saturday, September 16 as either a volunteer or participant. Please contact Ari Wilder for more information.

Volunteer Day at Camp Colton

Join us on Saturday, August 5 from 9-12 pm to get Camp Colton ready for another season of 6th grade students. We need help with painting, making split log benches, weed whacking, and trail maintenance. Volunteers are welcome to stay beyond 12 pm as needed. Friends of Camp Colton will provide snacks, drinks, and dessert. Please bring your own lunch. Contact Ari at [email protected]g with questions and to RSVP.

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