After School Programs
TEENS, Inc. offers Fall, Winter and Spring after school climbing programs during the school year. 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.
FALL 2020 PROGRAMS
Join a 3 day hiking session where you will learn many skills related to exploring the beautiful mountains where we live. Every Monday for three weeks will spend the day hiking through a different area in the Indian Peaks, culminating in a summit of South Arapaho Peak on the final day! During this fun and educational session you can expect to learn the basics of preparing for a peak summit, route finding and map reading, leadership and teamwork skills, and much more!
High School session (9th-12th graders):
September 14th: 9 am- 2 pm (times are approximate)
September 21st: 9 am- 2 pm (times are approximate)
September 28th: 6:45 am-3pm: (times are approximate)
Middle School Session (6th-8th graders) :
October 5th: 9 am- 2pm (times are approximate)
October 12th: 9 am- 2 pm (times are approximate)
October 19th: 6:45 am-3pm: (times are approximate)
This program will build upon itself so please plan to sign up for all three days. The cost for the entire 3-day session is $50, and as always, scholarships are available! No one will be turned away! Space is limited to 8 participants so apply early!
Join us for a three- week climbing session (Tuesdays and Thursdays) this Fall! Learn the basics of climbing, including knots, belaying, basic climbing techniques, risk management and decision making and route finding. During this session we will work as a team, practice individual leadership, explore healthy risk taking and perseverance, all while having fun! We will provide all the necessary gear and experienced leaders (Single pitch Instructor certified).
Middle School Session (6th-8th graders):
September 1st- September 17th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-7pm.
High School Session (9th-12th graders)
September 22nd-October 6th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm
Girls Climbing Session (open to middle and high school participants, and okay if you attended a previous session):
October 13th-October 29th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm
These programs will build upon themselves so please plan to sign up for the whole session. The cost for the 6-week session is $100, and as always, scholarships are available and no one will be turned away! Space is limited to 8 participants so apply early!
Come join us on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm for a run in the woods! This will be a supportive fun group, with the goal of getting outside, connecting with others and enjoying the beautiful trails in our area! It is open to 6th-12th graders. Runs will be based on group experience and ability, it will be a no pressure environment! No experience necessary!
Please sign up in advance here. This group will be limited to 6 participants and is FREE!
Girls Wilderness Program
An 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!
Adventure, challenge, and fun in the Colorado Mountains with TEENS, Inc.
Leadership Retreats – Five adventure days
Every 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
*Night out on the dunes
Leadership Retreat #2 2019- Vedauwoo, Wyoming- June 24th- June 28th
*Exploring and team building
Leadership Retreat #3 2019- Gunnison, Colorado- July 22nd- July26th
This 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