What is PYN?
The mission of Pueblo Youth Naturally (PYN) is to introduce middle school youth to environmental concepts and natural resource careers. Participants learn to become keepers of the environment through hands-on activities at Colorado natural resource sites. The program offers Pueblo County middle school students new and exciting opportunities to experience the great outdoors. The program works toward strengthening student’s self-image, self-concept and self-esteem.
School Year – offered on specific Saturdays during the regular school year.
Summer Day Camp – offered during the summer; three sessions – each session is three days – and students may attend one session.
Cost is $25 per program. When registration is being accepted, a link to registration forms and a link to detailed activity brochures will be active. Forms – two-page registration form, one-page liability form – can also be obtained by contacting our office at 719-583-6566. There are limited scholarship funds available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Completed forms must accompany payment. Our office accepts cash or check only (payable to Extension Program Fund) and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not save spaces and youth are only registered when completed paperwork and payment have been received in our office.
Activities offered to Pueblo middle school students on specific Saturdays beginning in October through the school year. The schedule includes some new locations, plus favorites from previous years. The school year brochure will list the activities and date details. When two sessions are offered in a month, students are allowed to choose one. There is a two-page registration form along with a liability form that must be completed and turned in with the fee in order to secure your child’s place in the PYN School Year Program.
Planned activities are the same for all three summer sessions. Sessions are scheduled Tuesday thru Thursday for three weeks in July or August depending on the schedule. Students may attend only one session. The first couple days are generally held in Pueblo County, i.e. Pueblo Mountain Park, CSU-Pueblo Outdoor Pursuits. The third day is a trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Youth are provided with a t-shirt. Transportation is provided by Pueblo County. Admission to attractions is provided.
Please check back for information on our school-year programs