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Winter Hut Trip

Spend a long weekend in the winter backcountry!  Join us for a wintry expedition to the CMC's Brainard Cabin. Enjoy three days of snowshoeing and exploring the remote expanses of Brainard Lake Recreation Area. Learn avalanche awareness and safety skills, route-finding, backcountry snow travel techniques, build snow shelters, hang out around the wood-stove fireplace.

Ages: 13-17

Cost: $225 CMC members / $255 non-members

Includes transportation, meals, hut fee, instruction, and any necessary gear.





Spring Break in Moab

Let's hit the road! Join Teen Ventures for 5 days of camping, climbing, hiking, river sports, and fun in the gorgeous surroundings of Moab, Utah. Visit breath-taking Arches National Park, climb the famed Ice Cream Parlor and Wall Street crags, paddle the Colorado River, sleep out under the starry desert sky, and more.

Ages: 13-17.

  • March 2019 - TBD

Includes transportation, meals, lodging, NPS admission, instruction, and any necessary gear.





Registration for 2019 YEP Summer Adventure Courses opens January 7th!

Teen Ventures' Outdoor Leadership Summit

Have what it takes to lead? Join Teen Ventures for its flagship 5-day camping and outdoor skill-building retreat, set in stunning Golden Gate Canyon State Park! This program is designed to teach the basics of group management, rock climbing site safety, wilderness first aid, and teambuilding facilitation as they pertain to outdoor leadership.  Participants will receive a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Basic certification, accredited by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.

Ages: 14-18.  Maximum 10 participants.

Includes transportation, meals, instruction, WFA certification, and any necessary gear.

Teen Ventures Backcountry Trekking

Find your outdoor potential!  On this trip you’ll hike the vast expanses of the Flat Tops Wilderness, summit peaks, and sleep under the stars.  Along the way you and your team will learn the backpacking skills, leadership, and teamwork needed to successfully trek in the backcountry.

Ages: 14-18.  Maximum 9 participants.

Includes transportation, meals, backcountry permits, instruction, and any necessary gear.

Teen Ventures Multisport Road Trip

Experience the best of Colorado!  On this this 5 day trip we’ll spend our days climbing, hiking and paddling in some of the state’s most iconic places.  Evenings will be spent around camp where participants will play games, cook, assist with chores, and share stories.  Course instruction will encourage decision-making and teamwork in a small co-ed group environment. 

In 2018 we’ll be heading to the Penitente Canyon, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the Arkansas River!

Ages: 13-16. Maximum 10 participants.

Includes transportation, meals, instruction, NPS admission, and equipment.

Financial assistance available. Complete and return a YEP Campership Application form to




Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Basic

Age: 14-18

Dates/Time: Saturday & Sunday 9:00a-1:00p

This 8 hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Basic class helps backcountry explorers expect the unexpected and be able to act appropriately. This hands-on training provides information and experience in how to handle common injuries and illnesses when far from definitive medical care. Designed for outdoor adventurers and those who spend time in remote locations, this training will enable you to identify, assess, and respond accordingly to an emergency situation.  No previous first aid training is required.