Campers spend a full day at the peak on site at Mt. Evans, learning the ins and outs of climbing techniques and safety protocols from an experienced lead climbing instructor. They learn to set up equipment, tie knots, use climbing commands and belay each other as they take on climbs tailored to their ability level.
Accompanied by an experienced lead mountain bike instructor, campers take their bikes off site, learning biking technique, maintenance, trail etiquette, and how to fall before practicing their skills on the world-class trails in over 500 acres surrounding Mt. Evans.
Campers practice their paddling skills at Jackson Pond, learning a variety of strokes and rescue techniques, and taking on increasingly ambitious (and fun) challenges—like walking across boat bows or trying a handstand on their paddleboards — as their skills and confidence grow.
Out on Mt. Evans’ many trails, campers focus on understanding and appreciating the world around them, investigating plant life on the nearby trails and learning local history. They also learn about Leave No Trace, and leave camp with nationally recognized training in its principles.
On their three-night expedition, campers hike through Colorado’s backcountry and learn skills to launch them into a lifetime of camping—reading maps, pitching tents, hanging bear bags, cooking tasty meals, scouting the perfect swimming spot—as they become comfortable, confident explorers.
Campers build strength and sportsmanship skills on our on-site archery range, where they learn about archery equipment, safety and history, and practice shooting techniques and range commands.
Under the supervision of accredited guides, campers spend a thrilling half-day adventure speeding over the tops of pine trees. Located in a nature park with pine forests and mountain views, campers will learn about about zipline safety and equipment, and enjoy zipping from platform to platform.
Under the direction of our aquatics team, campers train in the art of fly fishing, learning techniques for choosing flies, casting, reeling in fish and removing hooks, before doing some fishing in THE trout-stocked pond.
Campers focus on teamwork all session long, using low ropes course challenges like traversing suspended cables with a partner, participating in trust falls and navigating a giant “spider’s web” to build trust, polish up their team’s communication skills and learn to work together to solve challenges.