Colorado Academy’s guide to outdoor adventures – Middle School

We invite you to check out this new line-up of weekend trips for Middle School Colorado Academy students of all ages with activities ranging from fly fishing to rock climbing to a hut trip.

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 Middle School students for 2018-2019:

South Platte Fly Fishing | North Table Mountain Climbing | Earth Treks Climbing Gym | High Lonesome Hut | North Platte Fly Fishing


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


Fly fishing

Fly fishing

South Platte River Fly Fishing

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Location: Deckers, CO
Cost: $50
Level: No experience necessary | Easy/Beginner activity

This fishing trip is perfect for fledgling anglers, covering basic fishing techniques like baiting a hook, casting, and removing the hook once you have landed a fish. Please note: participants need to provide food, water, and personal items. Detailed gear list follows registration.

Price includes transportation, instruction, waders, and fly rods

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North Table Mountain in Golden, Co.

North Table Mountain in Golden, Co.

North Table Mountain Climbing

Dates: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Location: Golden, CO
Cost: $50
Level: No experience necessary | Beginner/Moderate activity

Learn to climb on the 60 million-year-old cliffs of North Table Mountain in Golden. Students learn to belay, climb, and more. This is a great option for both beginner and experienced climbers. Please note: participants need to provide food, water, and personal items. Detailed gear list follows registration.

Price includes transportation, climbing equipment, and instruction

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Earth Treks Climbing Trip

Earth Treks Climbing Trip

Earth Treks Climbing Gym

Dates: Sunday, November 11, 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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High Lonesome Hut

High Lonesome Hut in Winter

High Lonesome Hut

Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2019-Sunday, April 14, 2019
Trip Leader: TBD
Location: Fraser, CO
Cost: $300
Level: Beginner/Moderate activity

Travel 2.5 miles to the High Lonesome Hut on a moderate trail approximately 10 miles north of Fraser, Colo. The hut has flushing toilets, a wood burning stove and a stash of games. On day two, students will explore the surrounding forest and sled the nearby hills. This trip is perfect for any Middle School student looking for adventure and teamwork. No experience necessary!

Price includes transportation, accommodation, food, and instruction

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Fly fishing

Fly fishing

North Platte River Fly Fishing

Dates: TBD
Trip Leader: TBD
Location: Georgetown, CO
Cost: $50
Level: Beginner/Easy activity

Explore the river from Clear Creek Canyon west to Georgetown, Colo. Students learn about watershed dynamics, fly fishing strategy, fly pattern selection, and fish behavior. Learn to cast a fly rod, manage a line, hook and land trout.

Price includes transportation, instruction, waders, and fly rods

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