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adventure weeks

During the Summer Adventure Weeks, youth will spend a week building foundational skills and developing confidence in the chosen activity: rock climbing, backpacking, paddling or a mini primitive skills intensive. Students will learn safety, terminology, and advanced skills needed to participate in each adventure while enjoying time with new friends in the outdoors.  By the end of the adventure week, youth will have gained safety awareness, outdoor stewardship, confidence in themselves, and the ability to continue pursuing the adventure sport in the future. For overnight adventures, check out our Summer National Park Trip Expeditions.


Adventure Week:

Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch?

Survival Skills:




A deposit of $100 is due after registration to secure your spot. This deposit will be applied to your total cost. Remaining balance payment information will be provided. Proof of qualification for Free/Reduced Lunch will be required.


Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch?


Drop off/pick up: Sloan's Lake Boat Ramp (Sloan's Lake North-West parking lot) 5040 W Byron Pl, Denver CO 80212

June 13 - 17 : Backpacking Week

June 29 - July 1 : Survival Skills Mini Week

July 11 - 15 : Paddling Week

July 25 - 29 : Rock Climbing Week


Monday - Friday

Drop off 9:00 am 

Pick up 3:00 pm

[If you need earlier/later drop off/pick up due to work constraints, please specify in the registration form and we will try to accommodate]



All adventure weeks are open to students entering 6th - 12th grade 

All adventure weeks will be limited to 6 participants. Beyond that, you will be added to a waiting list and updated if a spot opens up.

Transportation to drop off/pick up location is not provided. Transportation from drop off location to adventure site is provided.

All necessary gear will be provided, however please send your youth with a lunch, snacks and water bottle for the day. Please contact us with special circumstances - we are happy to assist in providing food if necessary. See our gear list for more info.

Check out our Summer National Park Expeditions for week-long overnight adventure opportunities.


Image by Brook Anderson

Rock Climbing

Image by Ali Kazal


Image by Veronique Estie


Youth will learn

Safety: Gear, Group Management, Verbal Commands, Site Management

Skills: Knots, Belaying, Climbing Technique, Rappelling, Route Classification

July 25-29, 2022

Youth will learn

Safety: Proper Planning, Temperature Regulation, Nutrition/Hydration Needs

Skills: Leave no Trace, Packing a Pack, Campcraft, Knots, Pitching a Tent, Water Purification

June 13-17, 2022

Youth will learn

Safety: Gear, Water Exit, Hand and Verbal Commands, Reading Water

Skills: T-Rescue, Paddling Techniques for Canoe and Kayak, Knots, Canoe/Kayak Identification

July 11-15, 2022

Image by Wil Stewart

Survival Skills

Youth will learn

Safety: Backcountry survival skills, simple first aid, warmth, emergencies

Skills: Fire Building, Primitive Shelters, Cooking, Whittling, Land Navigation

June 29- July 1, 2022

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