Fun-Filled Days Learning and Playing in NatureBack To Projects

A day of learning and laughing. A bus ride up the mountain. An unforgettable experience.

More than 400 local kids headed to Bogus Basin in the summer of 2017, thanks to Together Treasure Valley’s funding of $35,000 to make it happen.

Together Treasure Valley, a collaboration of area businesses, funded three field trips to the mountain for 400+ kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, most of whom had never visited the recreation area before. 

“This is FANTASTIC!!!!!” said Colleen Braga, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, whose mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. “What an extraordinary opportunity for our kids. Thank you for making this happen!”

Together Treasure Valley was thrilled to provide educational opportunities to kids who are part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, and to showcase the new summer activities at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Both non-profit organizations are gems of our community that deserve to be highlighted, celebrated and supported.

Susan Saad, Director of Community & Customer Relations at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, was thrilled to learn that the Together partners would fund these outings. “This is exactly the impact that Bogus Basin hoped to achieve through the implementation of our year-round master plan,” she said. “We look forward to working together to make these outings both fun and meaningful for the kids.”

Bogus Basin and the Boys & Girls Clubs received this funding to provide educational days to kids enrolled in the Boys and Girls Clubs summer program to head to the mountain to take part in some of Bogus’ 75th Anniversary newest amenities.

August 2nd, 2017: Bogus opened for the day just for this group of kids between 9 to 16 years old, who were able to go summer tubing, climb a rock wall, defy gravity and fly more than 20 feet in the air on the bungee trampoline and go on a mountain discovery education exploration and more. The day included lunch, a commemorative T-shirt and drawstring backpack.

On Aug. 21, 2017:  Kids between the ages of 10 and 16 headed to Bogus Basin for a great viewing point of the solar eclipse that crossed the state of Idaho. The teens learned about this rare phenomenon and how to safely view a solar eclipse. They enjoyed Bogus Basin’s summer activities the rest of the day.  

October 6th, 2017:  Kids ranging between the ages of 8 to 16 enjoyed the Fun zone, inflatables, lawn games, educational water-cycle crafts, a nature scavenger hunt and lunch.