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Course Options

YEP offers programming year round except for the following times: last week of August and first week of September as well as the week of Thanksgiving through the first week of January. Curriculum is offered during specific seasons summarized below. Click on the program name to learn more. Please note we are happy to work with schools to customize programs to the best of our ability. Schools commiting to working with YEP as a Partner School are given priority for program dates, scholarship funding, and program custimization. In addition, we offer afterschool as well as overnight camping/backpacking programs for Partner Schools. Additional programming including Leave No Trace, ecology, and Wilderness First Aide are also available for these schools.

Read our Course Descriptions for more details on our courses.

Year-Round Programs

September 11-November 20, January 15-March 23, April 2-May 24

Program Name

Program Length

Recommended Grades

Possible Program Locations

Indoor Rock Climbing

1-2 hours

K-12th

American Mountaineering Center

Team Building

45min-2 hours

3rd-12th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Bradford Washburn Mountaineering Museum

30min-1 hour

3rd-12th

American Mountaineering Center

 

Fall Programs

September 11-October 31 (*also offered during spring programming April 2-May 24)

Program Name

Program Length

Recommended Grades

Possible Program Locations

Outdoor Climbing*

4-8 hours

4th-12th

Field site (possible locations include Clear Creek Canyon, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Alderfer Three Sisters Park, and more)

Slacklining*

45min-1.5 hours

K-12th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Bouldering Bus*

45min-1.5 hours

K-12th

At your school

Orienteering*

45min-1.5 hours

2nd-10th

American Mountaineering Center, at your school, or a field site

 

Late Fall Programs

November 1-20 (*also offered during winter programming January 15-March 23)

Program Name

Program Length

Recommended Grades

Possible Program Locations

Colorado/Mountain Weather*

45 min-3 hours

2nd-5th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Biology of Climbing*

30 min -1 hour

K-5th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Geology of Climbing*

45min-1.5 hours

4th-7th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Physics of Climbing*

45min-1.5 hours

7th-10th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

 

Winter Programs

January 15-March 23

Program Name

Program Length

Recommended Grades

Possible Program Locations

Avalanche Safety

1-3 hours

2nd-12th

American Mountaineering Center, at your school, or a field site

Snow Science

45min-3 hours

2nd-12th

American Mountaineering Center, at your school, or a field site

Snowshoeing

45min-1.5 hours

4th-12th

Field site

Colorado/Mountain Weather

45 min-3 hours

2nd-5th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Biology of Climbing

30 min -1 hour

K-5th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Geology of Climbing

45min-1.5 hours

4th-7th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Physics of Climbing

45min-1.5 hours

7th-10th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

 

Spring Programs

April 2-May 24

Program Name

Program Length

Recommended Grades

Possible Program Locations

Field Geology - Colorado Landscapes: From Mountains to Mesas

3.5-5 hours

3rd-7th

North Table Mountain

Hiking

3.5-5 hours

K-7th

Field sites (such as Mt. Falcon Park)

Outdoor Climbing

4-8 hours

4th-12th

Field site (possible locations include Clear Creek Canyon, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Aldefer Three Sisters Park, and more)

Slacklining

45min-1.5 hours

K-12th

American Mountaineering Center or at your school

Bouldering Bus

45min-1.5 hours

K-12th

At your school

Orienteering

45min-1.5 hours

2nd-10th

American Mountaineering Center, at your school, or a field site

 

Questions? Contact our School and Groups Program Manager Elsie Thomson.