It's time to get outside!

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

Heart-J Center is making 2021 a great year! We're offering 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.

Programs are $10 for adults, kids and teens 17 and younger are free. A few of the art classes are $15 to cover instructor & material costs.

Programs marked *KIDS/FAMILIES* mean that all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or caregiver.


Backpacking 101

Date: December 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Heart-J Center at Sylvan Dale Ranch
Adults | Kids and Families | Outdoor Education & Adventure

Get into nature and get away from the crowds! Backpacking is your ticket. We’ll start with the basics, discussing the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and packing for a multi-day outing. This is the perfect primer for a backcountry adventure!