Outdoor Education Programs

Field Trip Registration is Now Open for Fall 2021

Fall Season Runs August 30th through October 14th


The Heart-J Center offers students the chance to get out of the classroom and immerse themselves in fun and challenging activities that embrace nature-centered themes such as archery, art, connecting with horses, natural history, river ecology, writing, leadership skills, outdoor skills and more!

Activities are customized to meet the needs of your group, with many topics that align with state standards. We offer programs for groups up to 300, with options ranging from 2 hours to three-days!

What we offer:

• A 3,000 acre learning laboratory at Sylvan Dale Ranch on the west side of Loveland
• Programming options ranging from 2 hours to 3 days
• Professional facilitator staff
• A wide range of outdoor education themed topics to choose from to tailor your field trip to your educational goals!

Who Can Reserve a Field Trip? All K-12 teachers and administrators

Cost: Heart-J Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and charges $25 per student for groups sized 1-100 and $20 per student for groups sized 100+. However, HJC does not turn school groups away if the cost of the field trip is prohibitive to the class or any students attending. If you feel you're unable to cover the cost of the trip, you’ll have the opportunity on the reservation request form to let us know the reason for the scholarship request and the scholarship size you are requesting.

Register your group today!

Thank you for providing our outdoor ed field trip. You made the highlight reel of my 6th-grade year. The challenge course was awesome. I also enjoyed the horses because you taught me to love an animal I used to fear. -Vince, Loveland

I enjoyed the horses because I’ve never touched one before. There was so much beauty at the ranch that it made my eyes water. -Madison, Fort Collins
All my classes were great and I liked all the staff. I enjoyed every second I was there. Thank you for an experience I will never forget. -Alani, Greeley