The traditional 6th grade program immerses students in nature and builds environmental literacy. Students discover new things about themselves and their world. Friends recently led a large program update to include forest restoration and ecosystems, all explored through the larger lens of climate change. Started by Friends in 2018, 1st and 2nd graders take day expeditions to Camp and explore their natural environment, frolic in the nature play area, and learn about the Hart Prairie ecosystem. New in the summer of 2021, underserved 7th and 8th grade students will experience Camp in the summer through a week filled with experiential inquiry, teamwork, explorations, and fun. The Friends of Camp Colton Fellowship Program makes the transformative Camp Colton experience accessible to more kids by easing the economic barriers that prevent schools with economically disadvantaged students from attending. Through the Fellowship Program started in 2015, Friends of Camp Colton has provided more than $150,000 in funding and has made the Camp experience possible for more than 600 students from 11 different rural schools. Friends of Camp Colton is also focused on a master plan for the off-grid site so that students can live sustainable during their time at Camp.