Colorado Academy’s guide to outdoor adventures – Lower School

We invite you to check out this new line-up of weekend trips for Lower School Colorado Academy students of all ages with activities ranging from indoor rock climbing to back-country yurt camping to bird banding.

CA’s Outdoor Program offers students experiences that teach and improve outdoor skills—with an emphasis on teamwork, commitment, and tenacity. Learning outdoors is a hands-on way to study geology, history, geography, anthropology, natural history, and ways to steward the environment. Much of what CA students learn outdoors translates into the classroom and helps students succeed in all aspects of life. And did we mention, these trips are fun!

At CA, safety is our priority. Trips may be postponed or cancelled for a variety of safety-related reasons, including weather, staffing, and any other issue that would compromise student safety.

You can register online now. For students whose families receive financial aid for tuition, please inquire about trip assistance. Any questions? Contact Forbes Cone, Director of Experiential Education, forbes.cone@coloradoacademy.org, 303-986-1501, x. 2670.

Here are the exciting trips planned for Lower School students for 2018-2019:

On-Campus Camping | Earth Treks Climbing Gym | Tennessee Pass Yurts | Bird Banding


See also 2018-2019 Middle School Outdoor Trips and Upper School Outdoor Trips.


On-Campus Camping at Woody's Pond

On-Campus Camping at Woody’s Pond

On-Campus Camping (K-Grade 2)

Dates: Saturday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 23
Trip Leader: Forbes Cone
Location: Woody’s Pond
Cost: $40
Level: No experience necessary | Easy-Beginner activity

This trip introduces students to tent camping and takes place near Woody͛s Pond on the CA Baseball Field. At least one parent is required to attend with each child. Students learn to set up a tent, cook a simple meal on an open fire, and sing campfire songs. Please note: Participants need to provide sleeping bags and personal items. Detailed gear list follows registration.

Price includes instruction, food, and shelters.

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Earth Treks Climbing Trip

Earth Treks Climbing Trip

Earth Treks Climbing Gym (Grades 3-5)

Dates: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Trip Leader: TBD
Location: Golden, CO
Cost: $40
Level: Beginner/Moderate activity

Earth Treks is a world-class climbing gym in Golden. The gym offers bouldering and hundreds of roped climbs. The trained staff at Earth Treks belay students and play climbing games to improve movement and skills.

Price includes transportation, admission, instruction, harness, and shoes

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Tennessee Pass Yurt Trip

Tennessee Pass Yurt Trip

Tennessee Pass Yurts (Grades 4-5)

Dates: Saturday, January 19-Sunday, January 20 (Martin Luther King Birthday weekend)
Trip Leader: TBD
Location: Leadville, CO
Cost: $200
Level: Beginner/Easy activity

If you͛re looking for an introductory yurt trip, this is the perfect choice. Located hear the Continental Divide north of Leadville, Tennessee Pass Yurts are some of the more accessible backcountry lodgings in that area—less than a mile from the Tennessee Pass Trailhead. Space is very limited so sign up soon!

Price includes transportation, accommodation, avalanche safety equipment, food, and equipment.

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Bird Banding trip

Bird Banding Trip

Bird Banding at the Audubon Society (Grades 3-5)

Dates: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Trip Leader: TBD
Location: Denver, CO
Cost: $40
Level: Beginner/Easy activity

Students will watch research in action as they see warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and other songbirds up close at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory͛s bird banding research station. Experience the northern migration as birds return to Colorado from their winter homes!

Price includes transportation, admission, and instruction.

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