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Contact YEP:


Kathy Nguyen
Schools & Groups
Programs Manager

Patrick Collentine
Adventure Course
Program Manager


Schools & Groups Programming


Pick Your Program:

Schools and Groups programs at YEP link science education with Colorado’s greatest natural resources: the mountains! Many of our outdoor and science education programs are customizable, combining 1-3 activities to best fit your academic or group goals. Check out our “suggested pairings” to help guide your decision. 

*When combining programs, we charge for the highest cost program plus $1 for each additional activity or rotation. 

Programs are offered year round and can range in length from 1-4 hours to a week (choose your own adventure).

Rock Climbing

Mountaineering Museum Tour

Team Building

Slacklining Bouldering Bus Orienteering
Nature Hike Geology Hike Mountain Safety

Snow Science

Physics of Climbing


Ecology & Wildlife

Geology of Climbing

Mountain Weather


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Does your programming fit my group?

At YEP, we work with K-12 schools, youth groups and organizations (Scout Troops, afterschool programs, etc.). In short, we've got programming to fit any group! Depending on program location and curriculum, YEP can work with groups as large as 60 students at one time. In order to best promote learning and engagement, YEP prefers to break large groups into smaller sections and rotate students through stations. Recommended class lengths and rotations will be adjusted accordingly to ensure a hands-on experience for all students. 


Course Locations

Many programs are flexible and can take place either at a local park/open space, at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, or at your school.


Why work with YEP?

YEP staff is experienced in tailoring educational programs to meet the needs of all age groups and backgrounds. Our program is committed to making the mountains accessible to all students throughout the Denver Metro area. Since our start in 1999, we have introduced more than 70,000 youth of all backgrounds to Colorado’s mountain classroom.

" The program allows them to see that learning and challenges are presented to us outside of texts, passages and mathematical equations. This program has instilled leadership in some of my students and I couldn't be more grateful for it.”

- Kerry Andrews, 4th grade teacher, Program Partner Schmitt Elementary


Support YEP

YEP relies on generous contributions from donors, grants and corporate support to connect underserved students to nature and our mountains. You can "bring the mountains" to a child in our community with a tax-deductible gift to YEP today.

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