Campers will get to enjoy two different climbing adventures at different climbing sites at Mt. Evans, learning the ins and outs of climbing techniques and safety protocols from our experienced lead climbing instructors. They learn proper climbing techniques, how 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 on the trails of Mt. Evans to learn single-track riding, biking techniques, maintenance, trail etiquette, and how to fall as they enjoy a full day of biking.
Campers practice their paddling skills at Jackson Pond for kayaking and stand up paddleboarding learning a variety of strokes and rescue techniques and taking on increasingly ambitious and fun skill challenges—like running across the boat bows of the group 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 the Leave No Trace Principles through activities and how to apply the principles throughout their session and at home. Campers will also attempt to summit our local peak, Mt. Judge, with all the skills and support they’ve learned – a true highlight of the session
On their overnights throughout the Mt. Evans, our campers hike to some of our amazing Mt. Evans remote campsites! They will learn skills to launch them into a lifetime of camping—reading maps, pitching tents, hanging bear bags, and cooking tasty meals—as they become comfortable, confident explorers.
Campers build strength and marksmanship skills on our on-site archery range with either our slingshots, long bows, or compound bows. They’ll learn about archery equipment, safety and technique while practicing on the range in the attempt to hit the bullseye!
Campers focus on teamwork all session long and they put it to the test at our Challenge Course with activities like traversing suspended cables with a partner, participating in trust falls and navigating a giant spider’s web. They’ll polish up their team’s communication skills and learn to work together to solve challenges. A favorite of our campers!