Expedition Multi-Sport 5th – 6th Grade in Curt Gowdy State Park, WY

Designed for 5th – 6th graders of all experience and ability levels, our weeklong multi-sport expedition camp lets kids explore the diverse and dramatic landscape of Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming, taking on a range of adventure sports by day and camping under the stars by night. Located 24 miles West of Cheyenne, Curt Gowdy sits at the foothills of the Laramie Mountains, a gorgeous mix of lush meadows, low hills and striking granite crags.

After setting up a campsite that will serve as their home base for the week, campers (no more than 13 to a group) discover what the “MULTI” in multisport means. Namely, embarking on a different adventure every day—biking the park’s extensive trails one day, climbing at Vedauwoo on its stunning crags the next, plus hiking, canoeing, white water rafting, archery and acts of environmental service—all the while building technical skills and fostering a deeper appreciation for the outdoors.

From cooking on camp stoves to sleeping in tents, navigating a canoe to navigating tough terrain, expedition campers learn to meet countless challenges with intelligence and poise. It’s a confidence-building, life-changing experience that gives them the skills and independence they need for a lifetime of adventure.

We are tracking the state and county public health orders closely. Expeditions are small, self-contained, and self-quarantining groups that are well suited for this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hopeful to be able to run our Expeditions. Of course, depending on the changing recommendations from the CDC, state and county governments, and medical experts, we may need to cancel or adjust these programs. Click here for cancelation and refund policies.

* Departure and pick up are in Louisville, CO.

PRICING

CAMP PRICING Price Per Session
Camp Price $1,315

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* Save an additional $130 on the June 28th - July 3rd session!

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ADD-ON PRICES Price
Rentals not available.  

CAMP DETAILS

GRADES

Entering 5th-6th

Hours

One-week session, Sunday - Friday. Pick-up/drop-off times are available in the Pre-Camp guide.

The Week's Adventures

White Water Rafting

Canoeing

Hiking

Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing

Archery

Camping

Teambuilding

Campers will have a blast out on the river traveling to nearby Cache la Poudre River for white water rafting. They will learn the basics of rafting, safety and equipment and how to use paddling techniques as they learn to work together floating down the river. 

Taking to the park’s reservoirs for canoeing, campers practice paddling techniques, learn safety and equipment basics and work together to navigate their crafts.

Our hikes get campers out onto the trails and into the varied landscape of Curt Gowdy State Park, teaching them about flora, fauna and the principles of Leave No Trace as they explore and gain respect for the natural world.

Whether they’re first-time bikers or regular riders, we get campers familiar with mountain biking technique, safety and equipment on Curt Gowdy’s 50+ miles of dedicated mountain bike trails. Campers may be divided into smaller groups based on biking ability.

Led by their experienced instructors, campers of all levels will practice rock climbing the crags and walls of Vedauwoo’s rock formations, learning how to tackle routes on a range of difficulty levels. They will start by getting comfortable with their climbing equipment—helmets, harnesses, ropes, and belay devices—then learn proper climbing skills and techniques. 

Ideal for building strength and good sportsmanship, our archery instruction lets campers practice their technique and learn about equipment, safety and range commands as they let their arrows fly.

Campers will learn to maintain a campsite, setting up and breaking down their equipment, keeping their space tidy and cooking meals in the backcountry. They’ll play games during downtime and swap stories around the campfire, building deep, lasting friendships with their fellow expedition-mates.

As they interact with their expedition-mates during the week—playing games, hanging out during downtime—campers will practice important interpersonal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork.

Sample Schedule

Every camper’s schedule is a little different. However, to get an idea of a typical day, here’s our rough schedule:

7 AM
Rise and shine!
7:15 AM
Morning Circle
7:30 AM
Breakfast
8:15 AM
Self & Group Care
9AM
Adventure #1
Noon
Lunch
12:45 PM
Siesta! & Relax
1:30 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
4:30 PM
Daily Debrief
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6:00 PM
Dinner
6:45 PM
"Free Choice"
7:45 PM
Evening Activity & Campfire Chats
9:00 PM
Tent Time / Bedtime

Expedition Pre-Camp Guide

Already registered? All the information you need about your multi-sport expedition adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.

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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