Outdoor Leadership

Outdoor Leadership

After School Programs

after s. climbing winter 003TEENS, 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.



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)

Register Here!

Print out or come pick up the waiver and med form and drop them by TEENS, Inc. or bring them on your first day!

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

Register Here!

Print out the waiver and med form and drop them by TEENS, Inc. or bring them on your first day!

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!


Trail Running:

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!

Print out the waiver and med form and drop them by TEENS, Inc. or bring them on your first day


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