Outdoor Leadership

Outdoor Leadership- Check back Fall of 2020

After School Climbing Program

after s. climbing winter 003TEENS, Inc. offers Fall, Winter and Spring after school climbing programs in four week blocks during the school year. Two days a week teens participate in indoor and outdoor, roped climbing and bouldering. Teens overcome mental and physical challenges learning how to use each other for support. The program focus is on personal goals, perseverance and healthy risk taking. Students are encouraged to find ways to apply these skills to their lives. As students move through the ranks and participate in multiple programs they begin to expand their technical skills and lead newer members of the climbing program.

Climbing- email our OL Director

Climbing Registration
Assumption of Risk Form
Medical Form
*If you open these forms with Adobe when prompted, you can fill them out on your computer, save, and send to the OL Director

Our lead instructor is experienced and certified in rock climbing AMGA instruction and has the Wilderness First Responder certification.climbingfall16

Girls Wilderness Program

Copy of Girls trip spring 2012 024An opportunity for teen girls to get out of town and in to the wilderness for spring break. An all-girls group fosters a non-competitive environment focused on building self-confidence and empowerment while we hike, rock climb, do yoga and explore national parks or other wilderness areas.

Here is the information from our Spring 2019 trip:
March 23-28, 2019 Grand Canyon!- Flyer

Check back in 2021 for our next spring girls trip!

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Summer Programs

Adventure, challenge, and fun in the Colorado Mountains with TEENS, Inc.

Leadership Retreats – Five adventure days

DSC_4605Every summer TEENS, Inc. offers two 5 day leadership retreats for teens in the community. These exciting adventure and camping trips consist of a variety of outdoor activities. For teens these trips provide an intro into back-country living and technical skills. We focus on group communication and leadership skills to help teens navigate these experiences.

Due to COVID-19, we hope to run retreat’s again safely soon. EXAMPLES FROM 2019:

Leadership Retreat #1 2019- Sand Dunes, Colorado- June 10th- June14th
*Hike to a hidden waterfall
*Sand boarding
*Night out on the dunes

Leadership Retreat #2 2019- Vedauwoo, Wyoming- June 24th- June 28th
*Rock climbing
*Exploring and team building

Leadership Retreat #3 2019- Gunnison, Colorado- July 22nd- July26th

Picture 125This is for older teens looking to advance their wilderness living skills. We will be in the Gunnison area for 5 days where we will hike, climb, horseback ride while teens learn about healthy risk taking, communication and perseverance. Teens lead each other while learning about their personal leadership style and skills. We foster a non-competitive environment, concentrating on building self-confidence and personal empowerment.

Our lead instructor is an AMGA certified single pitch climbing instructor, a Wilderness First Responder and is trained in backcountry travel and group facilitation.

Tuition is set on a sliding scale based on family income and circumstances. No student is turned away because of financial reasons.

We are not currently running Outdoor Leadership programs. If you have questions, contact TEENS, Inc., Nederland, CO (303) 258 3821