Freezin' for a Reason


The first annual Trout Haven Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge will benefit Estes Park trout education.


This fundraiser will be held starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Trout Haven Fishing Pond. Individuals and five person teams will take the plunge as a benefit to start a Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program in the Estes Park School System. Pledges start at $50 for individuals, or a

team of five can make a pledge for $200.


Trout in the Classroom is a conservation-oriented, environmental education program of Trout Unlimited. Throughout the school year, students raise trout from eggs to fry, monitor tank water quality, engage in a stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, grow to understand aquatic ecosystems, and begin to foster a conservation ethic.


Trout Haven Resorts is partnering with Alpine Anglers, Colorado Trout Unlimited and Estes Park Schools to bring this exciting and hands-on education program into the Estes Valley. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase the infrastructure necessary to implement this far-reaching program in the

Estes Park School District. This includes the costs of aquariums, supplies, fish health testing, and educational materials. The successful launch of this program will make Estes Park School District the 13th ongoing TIC program along the Front Range.


For any questions or more information about the program, please contact Joe Bottoms at or Damien Boynton at or 970-577-5320. To register for the plunge, contact Alec Buns at 907-577-0202 or complete the

and bring it by Trout Haven Fishing Pond Thursdays - Sundays. Participants can register up to the morning of the event. But those who register by the early registration deadline of February 16, 2019 will receive their event t-shirts by the day of the plunge. If you are interested in participating in the craft fair please contact Amy Amos at


Come out and start freezin' for a reason!