Backyard Benefit for the Youth Education Program (YEP)
Friday, June 27, 2014 | 5:30 - 9pm
Summer will be in full swing, so swing by the American Mountaineering
Center lawn for the Colorado Mountain Club's 2nd Annual Backyard Benefit
for CMC's Youth Education Program! There's no better way to enjoy a
summer night than joining us on June 27th for an evening of barbeque,
beverages, bluegrass music, lawn games, a silent auction and a
Remind yourself what being a barefoot and carefree kid is all about as
you munch on bbq, play lawn games and dance like no one is watching. Or
just sit back, put your feet up, and listen to some good music with good
people. Enjoy a cold beer from Odell Brewery or a Runa iced tea. The best part
is, you'll be raising money for underprivileged youth in your
community. So grab your picnic blanket and lawn chair and get ready to
relax on a summer night filled with food, friends and fun and help us to
raise money to give more kids than ever before the opportunity to learn
and explore all Colorado has to offer!
Ticket price includes food, beverages and music. Take advantage of great deals on film festivals, Denver attractions, restaurants, and gear in our silent auction.
Get your Backyard Benefit tickets today!
Can't attend the Backyard Benefit? We will miss you, but you can still support youth in the community.
Confidence, courage, academic achievement, mountain safety, and
responsible recreation—that’s what CMC’s Youth Education Program is all
about. In 2012, the CMC’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provided
opportunities for 7,418 to experience the natural world through active
learning adventures – essential opportunities to help combat childhood
obesity and prevent “nature deficit disorder.” Imagine learning about
Colorado’s geology while rock climbing, taking a math class to measure
slope angles and avalanche danger, or learning about human physiology
and the effects of altitude during a snowshoe hike. CMC’s unique program
connects math and science with the school curriculum for elementary,
middle, and high school students. Students with special needs or from
disadvantaged backgrounds also benefitted from the personal challenge
and inter-relationship skills they developed on mountain adventures. In
2012, the CMC awarded a total of $22,641 in need-based scholarships to
Through YEP, we “bring the mountains” to students with activities and
field trips that teach mountain weather, avalanche science, physics of
rock climbing, altitude physiology, conservation, and a variety of other
academic topics, in addition to youth development. Our innovative
program has helped provide leadership development and academic
opportunities for more than 70,000 youth from Colorado since its
inception in 1999. Many of these students would otherwise not have had
access to mountain topics or outdoor recreation experiences.