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 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 our amazing Mt. Evans property 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.
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.