Summer Intensives

During the Summer Intensives, youth spend a week building foundational skills and developing confidence in their abilities. We offer rock climbing, backpacking, and paddling intensives. Each intensive begins with basic safety that provides youth with the foundational knowledge to progress. By the end of the intensive, youth will have gained safety awareness and outdoor stewardship so they are able to be confident in the outdoors.

When & where

how much

Total cost per intensive: $489.00*

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.


  • Youth must fit into the grade range listed next to the activity dates (based on grade the student will be entering)

  • Must be able to follow instructions and understand the importance of safety

  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn and have fun, determination

*If your youth receives Free and Reduced Lunch you qualify for a reduced rate of $389.*

Scroll down to view detailed information on the different summer intensives.

Monday - Friday

Drop off 8:30 am 

Pick up 4:00 pm

Drop off/pick up will be at a centrally located park in the Denver area and will be provided well in advance. 

Reach the Top

Rock Climbing

Nature Explorer


Youth will learn

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

Skills: Figure 8 Knot, Bowline Knot, Belaying, Climbing Technique, Rappelling, Route Classification


May 31 - June 4, 2021 Grades 6-8

June 21 - June 25, 2021 Grade 9-12

July 12 - July 16, 2021 Grade 6-8

Youth will learn

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

Skills: Leave no Trace, Packing a Pack, Campcraft, Bowline Knot, Trucker's Hitch, Half Hitch, Water Purification


June 7 - June 11, 2021 Grades 9-12

June 28 - July 2, 2021 Grade 6-8

July 19 - July 23, 2021 Grades 4-5



Youth will learn

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

Skills: T-Rescue, Paddling Techniques for Canoe and Kayak, Bowline Knot, Trucker's Hitch, Half Hitch, Canoe/Kayak Identification


June 14 - June 18, 2021 Grades 4-5

July 5 - July 9, 2021 Grades 9-12

July 26 - July 30, 2021 Grades 6-8