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. 


Moab, Spring 2023:


IMG_3355(1)TEENS, Inc. is coordinating a trip to Moab for High School students (9th-12th grade). Activities will include camping, hiking, canyoneering and rock climbing.

The link to the application is here


April Climbing Adventure:

Join us for a three day, two night climbing adventure at Shelf Road Climbing Area outside of Canon City. This trip is open to all highschoolers interested in gaining climbing skills. There will be an opportunity to learn everything from the basics, to more advanced skills for those who are ready. 

Below you can find examples of Summer opportunities. We look forward to running trips this 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 

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


Leadership Retreat #2: Middle School Backpacking, Hiking and Climbing August

*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.