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!
Winter Backcountry Skills Hut Trip
February 15 - 16, 2014
Spend a night in the backcountry! Our trip will begin with a winter snowshoe expedition (weather permitting) as we travel into the backcountry near Brainard Lake to reach our rustic cabin destination. We will spend the night at the CMC-built Brainard Cabin, located at 10,405 feet in the busy, beautiful Brainard Lake Recreation Area of Roosevelt National Forest. The following day will be spent further exploring and learning about the pristine wilderness around us. Topics covered may include winter camping, snow shelters, avalanche safety, native plants and wildlife, route-finding, and survival in the backcountry. Transportation, meals & necessary gear included.
Ages: 15-18 years old. Maximum 8 participants, minimum 6
Fee: $65/members, $75/non-members includes transportation, meals, and any necessary gear.
This summer we will be offering a NEW outdoor adventure skills retreat that promotes personal and professional development, while having a lot of FUN!
Teen Ventures! Outdoor Leadership Summit 2014:
June 16-20 * 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.
Course Dates: For more information or to register on-line, click on the link below.
June 16-20, 2014