FOREVER FRIENDS OF CAMP COLTON
Several years ago, Kahtoola teamed up with local nonprofit Friends of Camp Colton in support of Camp Colton, a youth environmental education program in Flagstaff. The event turned into a fundraiser, with 100% of profits going directly to Camp Colton and into a scholarship that allows low-income students to attend the camp. In the past decade, Kahtoola Uphill has raised $200,000, a portion of which, in 2017, helped fund new cabins that are sustainable, handicap accessible, and benefit special-needs students.
Three of our Kahtoola team members personally experienced the life-changing impact of Camp Colton while growing up in our mountain town, two of whom—Danny Giovale and Hilary Childs—serve on the Friends of Camp Colton Board of Directors, and are always thinking of new ways to send kids outdoors.