Windy Peak Resident Camp Windy Peak - 6th to 8th Grade - Resident

Once campers reach middle school, they’re ready to push themselves into bigger challenges with our 6th – 8th grade Avid4 Adventure Resident Camp. Whether your camper is new to the outdoors or an experienced adventurer, this two week program is the perfect program to join the wonderful community at Windy Peak!

Throughout their two-week session, campers will participate in all of our core sports – rock climbing, mountain biking, paddling, and backpacking – as well as other exciting outdoor activities including archery, low ropes course, tree-climbing, and a “camp betterment” project. As always, there are the classic summer camp traditions, games, and bonding that only happens at overnight camp, leaving campers with great friends, more confidence and lifelong memories.

PRICING

Camp Length Two Weeks
Price $3,050
Total Camp Hours 290

Add-Ons Price
DEN Airport Camp Shuttle $40 one-way
$80 round-trip
Backpack rental $25
Sleeping Bag and Pads To minimize Covid risks we are not renting sleeping bags.
Packing lists and gear purchase options will be available.

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering 6th-8th

Hours

Sunday Check-In:

9th-11th: 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
6th-8th: 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm


Friday Check-Out:

9th-11th Grade Program:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Arrival
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Large Group Closing
2:50 pm - 3:05 pm - Small Group Closing
3:15 pm - Departure

6th-8th Grade Program:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Arrival
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Large Group Closing
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm - Small Group Closing
4:45 pm - Departure

CAMPS

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Windy Peak 6th-8th Female #WP071022-#WP071722 Bailey, CO 6th - 8th 07/10/22 - 07/22/22 Join Waitlist
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Windy Peak 6th-8th Female #WP072422-#WP073122 Bailey, CO 6th - 8th 07/24/22 - 08/05/22 Register Now
Windy Peak 6th-8th Male #WP072422-#WP073122 Bailey, CO 6th - 8th 07/24/22 - 08/05/22 Register Now
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Two Weeks of Adventure

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Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing

Canoeing, Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding

Backpacking

Archery

Tree Climbing

Challenge Course

Whatever their level of experience, we get campers comfortable riding at Staunton State Park’s world-class mountain biking trail system. Campers practice braking, cornering, uphill climbing, and managing a variety of features on two wheels. They will also learn more in-depth bike maintenance skills, and try riding on and jumping off rocks.

At Staunton State Park’s nearby awe-inspiring walls and crags, campers of all skill levels will master techniques for conquering a variety of climbs. Campers get to practice their climbing skills and push themselves on fun routes. They also learn how to set anchors for a top-rope climb, tie knots, use climbing commands, belay each other and make sure their whole group practices sound judgment.

Out on the water at Nelson Pond (on-site) and Wellington Lake (off-site), campers hone their paddling skills, learning new strokes, attempting rescues and taking on all kinds of fun challenges like obstacle courses, races, and running across the boat bows. As they get comfortable on the water, these acquired skills prepare them for their Whitewater Rafting experience with Liquid Descent Rafting!

For a true backcountry experience, campers will venture out for an unforgettable trip. Along the way they’ll explore remote Colorado wilderness, attempt to summit a high peak, whip up delicious meals as a team, and practice the Leave No Trace Principles. Campers work on their team collaboration and have the chance to experience a “solo,” a controlled, personal time alone for 2ish hours in the woods to reflect. A popular practice with youth trip guiding, they emerge from this journey with lasting knowledge, skills, and confidence they can use on future adventures.

Campers let the arrows fly on our on-site archery range, building strength and marksmanship skills as they learn about archery techniques, equipment, and safety and range commands.

Using their rock climbing skills and plenty of safety equipment, campers climb 40 to 60 feet up Windy Peak’s giant ponderosas and will get some of the best views of camp, practice rappelling, and challenge themselves with their balance on branches!

Out on our on-site Challenge Course, campers take on fun teambuilding challenges—walking across suspended logs, crossing a “river” without falling in, getting the whole team from one side of a “spider’s web” to the other without touching it—designed to build team camaraderie and develop conflict resolution and problem solving skills.

Meet Your Camp Director

Claire Dunlap

Claire discovered her passion for working with kids at overnight camp in 2010 and has been in the camping industry every year since. She went to Murray State University in her home state of Kentucky, where she majored in Outdoor Recreation and Youth and Nonprofit Leadership. After college, she spent her first summer working at Southwoods, a camp in Upstate New York, as an Outdoor Adventure Instructor and quickly climbed to becoming the Director of the Outdoor Adventure program in 2012. Claire was hands-on in the program until 2017 and led her staff and campers on hiking, camping, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, and paddling adventures all over the Adirondacks. She’s also directed programs for the YMCA and Camp Adventure, where she worked on military bases to serve in their Child Development Centers. She loves working with kids because it provides an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than herself, empowering campers to be themselves, and grow outside their comfort zones. Claire has a reputation for personal connection and creating safe, supportive environments for kids to realize their potential and discover new passions. You can find her exploring the outdoors, riding her beloved bike Windy, believing in unicorns, traveling the globe, and spending time with friends and family.

"This was the first sleep away camp and backpacking experience for my daughter. The counselors were incredibly welcoming and reassuring. Over the two weeks she not only learned the challenging outdoor skills but also, and more importantly, the soft skills of leadership, collaboration and communication. She made incredible bonds with her counselor and made new friends. She loved the thrill and adventure of the backpack; especially being in new situations and learning new skills. The camp pushed her out of her comfort zone and helped develop her self confidence."
Shelby, Parent of Windy Peak camper
WIndy Peak

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY