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Colorado Rivers and Canyons

2022 Summer Adventure
Dates: June 13-18
Duration: 6 Days
Grades Entering: 6th-8th
Rate: $1,349

Featuring Colorado National Monument, you will get to spend the week hiking, stand up paddleboarding, and canyoneering to get an immersive experience among the red rocks and rivers. Explore one of the most stunning landscapes in Colorado and get a first hand look into Colorado canyons.

 

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climb icon Skills & Leadership

Students with any experience level will find growth and challenge. This Adventure is designed to expose students to new outdoor and wilderness skills while learning how leadership can be applied to their life beyond. Mentorship is an important aspect of an Adventure. Every student will be provided individual coaching to further their skills.

climb icon Outdoor Living & Cooking

Each Adventure offers hands-on opportunities to learn how to travel in the backcountry, practice outdoor living skills such as Leave No Trace, hanging a bear bag, and map reading. Students will also learn the ins and outs of backcountry cooking. Armed with a camp stove, spice kits, and basic pot set you will take a turn preparing meals for the group. We will provide ingredients to meet the needs of any dietary restriction.

climb icon Base Camping

Base camping allows us to set up tents and kitchen in one area which serves as a jumping-off point for multiple adventure activities. When we are base camping, we are only carrying with us what we need for that specific day and we are sleeping in an established campground next to or near our van. Base camping often means access to pit toilets or even bathrooms with running potable water. Because we don’t need to carry everything with us, our kitchen can be bigger with more supplies— like a double-burner propane stove, pots and pans, and access to picnic tables.

climb icon Hiking

Hiking on trail presents the perfect opportunity to slowly and quietly take in the beauty and wonder of our natural environment. Along the way, we will focus on map reading and compass skills, hiking etiquette, and leave no trace principles. We might stop to observe wildlife, or look closely at the different rock types— around every bend of the trail is a new vista, a new memory, and a new learning opportunity. Take one step at a time—a valuable life lesson—as each trail presents its own unique challenges to overcome.

climb icon Canyoneering

Canyoneering is equal parts hiking, climbing, geology lesson, and navigation challenge. The unique red rock desert landscape presents unique challenges and breathtaking experiences. Along the winding canyon paths, we will learn climbing and rappelling techniques, knot-tying skills, and learn to interpret the difficult terrain with a map and compass— all while feeling connected to the prehistoric past that this environment presents. Getting from point A to point B can be a unique and difficult challenge in canyon country. We will have helmets, harnesses, and rope systems to aid us in our exploration— which will include equal parts hiking, climbing, and scrambling.

climb icon Paddleboarding

A fun way to explore and play on the water paddleboarding is an increasingly popular adventure sport. Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUPing, is an outdoor aquatic activity that involves standing on a long surfboard and using a paddle to navigate and move around the lake, or down the lazy river. It’s very easy to learn and it’s also a great workout!


Fusion Weekends: Combine Multiple Adventure & Camp Sessions

Fusion Weekends offer the opportunity to customize and extend your summer experience by combining multiple sessions of Adventures or Discovery Camp. While others are finishing their time at KSS, we're just getting started. The weekend begins by meeting our new group, packing up our gear and food, and heading out to our base camp location for the weekend. On Sunday, we will embark for the day on a unique adventure exploring the theme, before returning to our base camp for dinner and games. Monday means returning to the KSS campus to start the next session. How will you create your unique, most fun summer ever?

Learn More Abour Fusion Weekends
Fusion Weekend 1: June 18-20

 

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