2023 Middle School Interim Highlights

Interim at Colorado Academy provides opportunities to get out of the classroom to learn by doing, through exposure to new ideas, experiences, and environments. Interim trips span the gamut from artistic pursuits and community engagement to wilderness expeditions. Immersion in a unifying trip concept broadens students’ skills, knowledge, and awareness.

Amazing Race: Denver

Participants in Amazing Race: Denver solved puzzles to find destinations in Denver, Golden, Idaho Springs, Colorado Springs, and to learn about the history of the areas we live in. View photos.

Back In Time

Students traveled back in time through the history of the Rocky Mountains as they explored hiking trails and geologic formations at Colorado National Monument. View photos.

Cedar Mesa Backpacking

Participants explored the beautiful canyons of Utah’s Cedar Mesa, investigating well-preserved Native American archaeological sites and even stopping by Glenwood Springs for a dip. View photos.

Canoe Labyrinth Canyon

In one of CA’s longest-running Middle School Interim trips, students paddled down 48 miles of the historic Green River. View photos.

Colorado Fly Fishing

Students explored different Colorado river types, habitats, and river ecology, while learning the art of fly-fishing and the importance of fisheries and water resources in the West today. View photos.

Costa Rica

In a Spanish immersion experience, students hiked in the rainforest and took an ethnobotanist class as they learned about eco-tourism. View photos.

Creative Crafty Cooking

At the Cook Street Culinary School, chefs learned how to dazzle friends and family by cooking yummy meals using basic ingredients. View photos.

Denver Audubon

At the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park, students earned Junior Naturalist certification and gained expertise in topics like survival skills, aquatic invertebrate identification, bird rehabilitation, and water conservation. View photos.

Discover Scuba

Participants learned how to scuba dive in a pool and then culminated their training by diving at the Denver Aquarium on the final day. View photos.

Front Range Mountain Explorers

With the Colorado Mountain Club, explorers visited Front Range open spaces and the Movement Rock Climbing Gym. View photos.

I Dig Denver

Students experienced unique places around Denver, such as Meow Wolf, where they immersed themselves in art installations and different cuisines, from Native American to Asian. View photos.

Mountain Biking the Front Range

Bikers explored different trails along the Front Range and spent time learning how to build and maintain bikes at a local shop. View photos.

Rad River Adventure

Adventurers spent five days kayaking or paddling stretches of the Upper Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado. View photos.

Space Camp

Participants traveled to the Cosmosphere space training center in Hutchinson, Kansas, where they worked to complete a simulated space mission by launching high-powered rockets, creating programs to send a coded message, or producing a mission press conference.

Wild Ride in Moab

Students on this multi-element trip hiked in Arches National Park and experienced technical rock climbing and rafting down the Colorado River. View photos.