About Us



Our vision is that through school partnerships, we can bring experiential and social-emotional learning to the classroom so that the outdoors are accessible for all of Denver’s youth to safely explore.

Our mission is to teach socioeconomically diverse youth the foundations of adventure so they can safely and confidently experience the outdoors.


new treks values

Access: We bring new opportunity to underserved groups so they can more easily access, enjoy, and experience the outdoors.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We believe the outdoors should be a welcoming and inclusive space for people from all backgrounds, and we recognize, support, and promote the change that needs to happen to make that possible.

Growth: We promote adventure as a catalyst for physical and mental growth. We consistently challenge our students so that they strengthen their abilities.

Confidence: We encourage our students to recognize their achievements and take pride in their skills and abilities, because high expectations and new achievements cultivate confidence in youth.

Connection to Nature: We foster a safe environment for our students to experience nature. As they learn about their external environment they will grow within their internal environment.


Commitment to the Individual: We connect with each of our students so they feel supported through their journey with outdoor recreation by giving them individual attention and personalized support.