Colorado Academy Middle School students embraced the opportunity to leave campus and experience adventures around the region. Middle School Interim had been postponed for two years due to the pandemic, and everyone welcomed back the tradition as they adventured far from their classrooms.
In “Amazing Race Denver,” students solved puzzles to find their destinations and learn about the history of the area they live in. Download more photos.
Middle Schoolers traveled “Back in Time” through the history of the Rocky Mountains as they explored hiking trails, geologic formations, and flora and fauna at Colorado National Monument. Download more photos.
On “Canoe Labyrinth Canyon,” students paddled down 48 miles of the historic Green River. Download more photos.
On “Cedar Mesa Backpacking,” Middle Schoolers had to be up for a challenge, as they enjoyed nature, worked together, solved problems, had fun, and “left no trace,” exploring beautiful canyons around Moab, Utah. Download more photos.
CA students took to “Colorado Fly Fishing” like…a fish to water. They learned the art of fly fishing and explored different river types, habitats, and river ecology. Download more photos.
After the Interim “Creative Crafty Cooking,” student chefs went home with new culinary skills to dazzle their friends and family. Download more photos.
Students could “Discover New Mexico” on this Interim, whether they were practicing yoga, hiking at the White Place, meditating mountainside, painting landscapes, exploring Santa Fe’s best museums, or basking in the warm waters of Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. Download more photos.
On “Discover Scuba,” students had the unique opportunity to learn how to scuba dive in a pool and then take their first significant dive at the Downtown Aquarium. Download more photos.
During “Front Range Mountain Explorers,” students learned to climb, belay, and boulder in indoor and outdoor settings, culminating with outdoor climbing at North Table Mountain in Golden, as well as hiking in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Download more photos.
On “I Dig Denver,” students fell in love with their city, from Meow Wolf, to other museums, to the different cuisine scenes Denver has to offer. Download more photos.
“Paddlesports on Local Rivers” was a kayaking/paddling Interim that explored lakes and rivers in the Denver area, including the Platte River and Clear Creek. Download more photos.
“Sprawling through South Dakota” sent students to explore the Great Plains and sacred lands of South Dakota, traveling off the beaten path to appreciate the landscapes of Badlands National Park and the Black Hills. Download more photos.
On “Take a Breath,” participants had opportunities to learn and practice mindfulness in a variety of settings. They traveled to a meditation center on an overnight retreat, tried yoga and meditation practices, and connected with their senses on a mindfulness hike. Download more photos.
“Where The Sidewalk Ends” took students on a journey to create and present a musical version of Shel Silverstein’s poems from the famous children’s book. Download more photos.