Outdoor Leadership

Outdoor Leadership programming aims to use outdoor adventure as a means for the fostering growth in our core tenets:


  • Leadership
  • Perseverance
  • Healthy Risk Taking
  • Hard Skills and Technical Competence
  • Community Building
  • Environmental Connection

Through intentional programming, the learning that takes place by working through outdoor challenges as a group can transfer into many aspects of youth’s life at home. TEENS, Inc. Outdoor Leadership programming operates on a sliding scale to ensure that outdoor opportunities are accessible to all youth. No one is ever turned away for not being able to pay. 



Fall after school climbing:

Middle School students (6th-8th grade) & High School students (9th-12th grade)


Dates, more info and sign up coming this summer!

Price is on a sliding scale $0-$200, full scholarships available!



Below you can find examples of 2021 Summer opportunities, due to staffing shortages we will not be running trips in Summer 2022. We look forward to starting after school climbing in the Fall, and returning to running trips next summer!



Summer Programs:


Every summer TEENS, Inc. offers multi-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.

Leadership Retreat #1: Middle School Camping and Hiking July 12th-18th

*Sand Dunes and Mesa Verde
*Wolf Sanctuary
*Exploring and team building


Leadership Retreat #2: Middle School Backpacking, Hiking and Climbing August 2nd-8th

*Short Backpack at Uinta Mountains in Utah
*Explore the gorgeous area from our “basecamp”
*2 days Climbing at Vedavoo in Wyoming


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.