Heart-J Experience ~ 2021 Program Series

It's time to get outside!

Join us to explore the wonders
of Sylvan Dale Ranch ...
where learning comes naturally.

Heart-J Center is ready to make 2021 a great year! We've designed a series of 2-hour outdoor programs that will open your eyes to the amazing history, geology, wildlife, ranching life, wellness, and creative opportunities here on our 3,000 acre outdoor classroom and living laboratory. Give archery a try, or rock climbing. Meet some cows and calves. Make art, watch hawks soar, and rejuvenate yourself in this serene, peaceful, and restorative place.

Get outside and get connected --

to nature and yourself!

With 3,000 acres of scenic foothills and pastureland we are committed to providing an experience that connects you with the land, with yourself, and with the Northern Colorado community.


 $10 for Adults

A few of the art classes are $15 to cover instructor & material costs

Programs marked *KIDS/FAMILIES* mean that all ages are welcome. Kids and teens 17 and younger are welcome at no charge. Children must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or caregiver.


Buy 6 programs, get one free! Get a package for yourself or give the gift of memorable experiences

 (look for the gift box below)!

K-12 teachers: save 50% when you register by using the code TEACH.

HJC's No Worries Policy: We realize that the coming months are unpredictable. If your plans change and you are unable to attend the program you signed up for, let us know and we'll change your registration to an upcoming program or refund your payment in full and assign your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

Special Offers

With the wide open spaces of Sylvan Dale as our classroom, the Heart-J Center is uniquely situated to provide COVID SMART experiences for the whole family! 


We're doing our best to keep our guests and staff safe, while also providing unforgettable Heart-J experiences!


The programs below are:

  • Outside

  • Socially distanced

  • Masks required 

  • Limited registration numbers aligning with county guidelines.

Upcoming Programs

  • Buy 6, Get 1 Free
    Fri, Jan 01
    Sylvan Dale Ranch/Heart-J Center
    Jan 01, 2021, 1:00 AM – Dec 31, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Sylvan Dale Ranch/Heart-J Center, 2939 N Co Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
    Give the gift of outdoor experiences (to yourself and your loved ones!). So many adventures to choose from -- this gift is sure to delight.
  • First Peoples: 10,000 Years on the Land
    Sat, Jun 26
    Sylvan Dale Ranch
    Jun 26, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT
    Sylvan Dale Ranch, 2939 N Co Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
    Sylvan Dale Ranch is beautiful and abundant, so don’t be surprised to learn that people have lived here for over 10,000 years! Join educator Treloar Bower from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to learn about the peoples who made this valley home.
  • Ceramic Bird Houses
    Sat, Jun 26
    Sylvan Dale Ranch
    Jun 26, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT
    Sylvan Dale Ranch, 2939 N Co Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
    In this class you'll create a ceramic birdhouse out of extruded clay. When you're done, we'll fire and glaze your creation which will be ready for you to pick up in two weeks. This class is intended for beginners and those with some experience. Supplies provided.
  • Beginner Rock Climbing
    Sat, Jul 10
    Sylvan Dale Ranch
    Jul 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT
    Sylvan Dale Ranch, 2939 N Co Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
    This program is designed to get you up and climbing right away! We will cover climbing safety, equipment, belay technique, and movement in a top rope setting. After covering the basics we’ll climb Sylvan Dale’s top rope routes overlooking the Big Thompson river!