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YEP Teen Ventures

Outdoor adventures for 15-18 year olds



Teen Ventures offers a variety of programming throughout the year specifically for 15-18 year olds, ranging from rock-climbing, hiking and backpacking to working with local environmental organizations. Through outdoor adventuring and stewardship opportunities, participants are offered numerous fun and exciting opportunities to be physically active, challenge themselves, and work together in planning and reaching goals. Teen Ventures aims to optimize the lessons that the mountains can teach, and apply them not only within the context of outdoor leadership, but in many ways that can benefit young participants as they transition into adulthood.  Most importantly, it allows teens to have fun together outside!




Spring Into Service!

Peer-led Stewardship Project for High School Students


In 2014 The CMC's teen Youth Leadership and Advisory Board  worked with Jefferson County Open Space and the CMC Conservation department to put together a stewardship project specifically for high school students at our annual Spring into Service event. The project focused on flood restoration efforts in Apex Park.  

Check back in Fall 2014 for our next project to come on out and help us to preserve and restore our local recreation areas!





Teen Ventures! Outdoor Leadership Summit 2014:

June 2015 - Golden Gate Canyon State Park


A 5-day camping and climbing retreat for 15-18 year olds, set in stunning Golden Gate Canyon State Park! This program is designed to teach the basics of group management, rock climbing site safety and teambuilding facilitation, as they pertain to outdoor leadership. And, of course, to have a LOT of fun!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hike, camp, climb, and play games with other teens, while gaining important training necessary to pursue jobs in the field of outdoor leadership! Participation in this camp qualifies students for a YEP summer internship.

Ages:  15-18 years old. Maximum 12 participants, Minimum 6.

Fee:  $525 Includes instruction by AMGA certified single pitch instructor and trained outdoor educators, equipment use, transportation, camping fees, and food for 4 nights and 5 days.


For more information contact 


Contact YEP:

Youth Education Director

Holly Barrass 303-996-2751303-996-2751

email Holly

Individual Programs

Molly Daley 303-996-2741303-996-2741

email Molly


School and Group Programs

Carmen Stagg  303-996-2745303-996-2745

email Carmen


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