Campers spend a full day exploring different climbing sites 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 for a full day of learning biking techniques, 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 for Kayaking and SUP and Evergreen Lake for canoeing 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 receive Leave No Trace activities and apply the principles throughout their session.
On their three-day, two-night backpacking trip, campers hike through Colorado’s backcountry and 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 in the effort to hit the bullseye. They’ll learn about archery equipment, safety and history while practice shooting techniques and range commands.
Under the supervision of accredited guides with Denver Adventures, campers spend a thrilling half-day speeding over the tops of pine trees on the longest ziplines in Colorado! 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.
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.