Outdoor Education: 2023 Fall Catalog

Colorado Academy offers challenging and fun outdoor programming for students of all ages, which teaches outdoor skills and emphasizes teamwork, commitment, and tenacity. Learning outdoors is a hands-on way to study geology, history, geography, anthropology, natural history, and to steward the environment. 

This fall, CA provides a variety of experiences—from camping to fly fishing to hiking. We may be adding additional experiences throughout the fall, so check back or look for announcements in CA Today. Take a look at the Outdoor options, and sign up. Many programs fill up quickly. Trips are listed in order by date.

Please contact Abby Page, Director of Outdoor Education, for additional information. Please email Lisa Dean to request financial assistance. 

On-Campus Camping

Lower School families in Grades K-2, join us for food, games, and campfire fun! Bring your own gear, or rent from us! We’ll meet for dinner and then spend the evening setting up tents and prepping for our campfire, and we can take a scenic nature walk around Woody’s Pond as well! Learn everything from how to set up a tent to cooking off the grid to how to build a good campfire. At least one parent is required to attend with their child.

Dates/Times: Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m.

Leaders: Abby Page, Kisa Owens, and Caitlin Simbeck

Cost: $40 per family

Limit: 15 families max

Division: Lower School, Grades K-2

Register now.

Fly Fishing the North Platte

Whether you’re an expert angler or new to fly fishing, come join us on Sunday, September 24, for a trip up to Bailey and a chance to get out on the water. We’ll meet at CA by the Pre-K house at 8:30 a.m., ready to go with warm layers, two full water bottles, sunscreen, and a sack lunch. Learn how to cast, find the best spot, and reel them in!

Dates/Times: Sunday, September 24, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Leaders: Stuart Mills and Matt Olmstead

Cost: $50 includes transportation, waders, rods, and flies

Limit: 12

Division: Upper School, Grades 9-12

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Fall Colors Hike

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders are invited to join Mr. Hertig and Ms. Dean for a great day hike in Golden Gate Canyon Park. We will do a 3-4 mile hike through the beautiful aspens in the foothills west of Golden. If you can play at recess, you can do this hike. Join us on Saturday, October 7, for a great day of hanging out with friends, enjoying the fall air, and changing leaves. Sign up now, as we only have space for 12 participants!

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 7, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Leaders: Chris Hertig and Lisa Dean

Cost: Free!

Limit: 12

Division: Lower School, Grades 3-5

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