||Camping and Climbing Getaway 8/4/14
AMC, Penitente Canyon and the Great Sand Dunes National Park
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This 5 day overnight is designed for 14-17 year-olds. Course meets from August 4 - August 8, 2014. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the American Mountaineering Center on August 4th. Day one will include time for equipment checks, packing and driving to our campsite in Southwest Colorado to Penitente Canyon. Our days will be spent climbing and exploring the unique landscape of the San Luis Valley and Penitente Canyon. This year includes a full day trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Our evenings will be spent around camp where participants will play games, assist with chores, and share stories.
Course instruction will encourage teambuilding, decision-making, and leadership in a small co-ed group environment. We suggest participants come prepared to be flexible and understand the importance of working together.
Cost includes instruction by AMGA certified single pitch instructor and trained outdoor educators, equipment use, transportation to and from sites, a field journal, and food for 4 nights and 5 days.
Confirmation packets with a detailed itinerary, recommended packing list, health form, and liability release forms will be mailed in May.
Financial assistance is available. Please fill out the application located below in a PDF format and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20th, 2014.
REFUND POLICY: 50% refund will be granted for cancellations requested more than seven days prior to the course start date. Sorry, no refunds will be issued for cancellations after one week prior to the first day.
Maximum 9 youth and minimum 8. If the CMC cancels a class for an reason a full refund will be granted.
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