Campers will spend a full day 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 off-site to learn single-track riding, biking techniques, maintenance, trail etiquette, and more on great local mountain biking trails.
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 boat bows or trying a handstand on their paddleboards — as their skills and confidence grow.
On their three-day, two-night backpacking trip, our campers will embark on an introductory backpacking trip into the Colorado wilderness! Led by our trained instructors, they will learn skills to launch them into a lifetime of camping—reading maps, pitching tents, hanging bear bags, cooking tasty meals, and the Leave No Trace Principles—as they become comfortable, confident explorers.
Campers build strength and marksmanship skills on our on-site archery range using both recurve and compound bows. They’ll learn about archery equipment, safety and technique while practicing on the range.
Our 5th graders will be the only group to enjoy the amazing experience at our longtime partner, Denver Adventures! Here they will learn from experienced high ropes guides as they traverse the canopies on the longest ziplines in Colorado for an adrenaline-packed adventure.
Exclusive for our 5th graders, they will have the opportunity to visit our Windy Peak campus to spend time with our oldest campers. They will experience new programs, learn more about Windy Peak, and chat with both our teen leaders and Camp Leadership to prepare them for the next adventure.
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!