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. 


Below you can find current opportunities and sign up!

Trail Running:

Come join us on Monday April 26th and May 3rd at 4:15 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! You will need to wear traction on your shoes during winter months, which we can provide.



Please sign up in advance here. This group will be limited to 8 participants and is FREE!


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

Questions? Contact Mel at melissa@teensinc.org or call 303-258-3821


Summer Day Programming:

June 7th and 9th: Backcountry Skills and Nature Connection    

Day 1 (June 7th)- Nature Connection 

Day 2 (June 9th)- Backcountry Skills

COST: $75 per participant



June 16th and 18th:  Rock Climbing Week

Day 1: Climbing in Estes Park

Day 2: Climbing in Eldorado Canyon

COST:    $100 per participant



June 21st and 23rd: Water Week

Day 1: Paddle Boarding at Boulder Reservoir 

Day 2: White Water Rafting In Idaho Springs

COST:  $150 per participant



June 28th and 30th: Summit Week

Day 1: Climb Mount Sanitas in Boulder

Day 2: Climb South Arapaho in Indian Peaks

COST: $75 per participant




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.