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Kids Camp

Monday-Friday, June 9 - September 1, 2014

Kids Camp is a full day of outdoor exploration for kids ages 5-8. Each day we offer something new and exciting!  Activities include: easy to moderate hikes, playing in and around the river, fun games, team-building activities, mushroom hunting, picnic lunches, fun cooking & science experiments, and nature arts & crafts.

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Monday-Friday, June 9 - September 1, 2014

We have created a schedule of fun and challenging ecoX adventures (found here with link) and encourage you to sign your child up for one of the existing courses/offerings. On days other than a scheduled program, we will gage the interests and abilities of the kids in the group and tailor activities to their liking. Activities can include: moderate to difficult hikes, team-building games, stand up paddle boarding, tubing down the San Miguel, disc golf, and other cool options.  

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Capture the Flag

July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, 2014

A fun Eco Adventures tradition will continue this summer. We will play our favorite pastime in a special wooded course perfect for strategizing, team-building and healthy competition. Our Capture the Flag experts will referee and help the teams practice good sportsmanship. Each participant will receive a team-colored Eco Adventures bandana to keep as a souvenir.

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Build a Float

July 2-3, 2014

In addition to our standard Kids Camp on July 2 & 3, we will be offering kids the opportunity to help build our Telluride-themed float for the 4th of July parade.  Kids who participate in building the float on either the 2nd or 3rd can join Eco Adventures float team for free in the Telluride parade on Friday, July 4.

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Kids Adventure Race

July 22, 2014

This summer brings the third annual Kids Adventure Race in Telluride. Modeled after the hit CBS series, Amazing Race, teams of kids, along with their fearless adult leaders, will collect hints that direct the team to obstacles which everyone must overcome together to advance. Race course and challenges will be located in the towns of Telluride, Mountain Village and within the Ski Area. All participants will receive a t-shirt and an invitation to the celebratory pizza party at Crazy Elk after the race.

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2-Day EcoXplore

July 14-15, August 4-5, 2014

This adventure includes two full days of outdoor exploration outside of the ski area and a fun overnight in a Colorado state park-sanctioned camp ground. The group will discuss basic wilderness awareness & Leave No Trace ethics, play cooperative games and discover how animals (including humans) adapt their senses at night.  To encourage independence, instructors will help kids be responsible for their own belongings, set up and break down camp and prepare for and clean up after meals. Weather permitting, we will engage in swimming and/or water activities, so please send a bathing suit and towel with your child.

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Norwood Horses & Ropes Course (Coming Soon)

June 27, July 8, August 7, 2014

This day-trip to the Old Sawmill Ranch in Norwood, teaches kids about Natural Horsemanship, a training and handling technique which is gentler than traditional methods and builds a beneficial relationship between horses and their handlers. In addition to developing leadership skills through riding horses, the group will challenge themselves in a low ropes course built in an amazing natural setting.

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TopATen Overnight

June 23-24, 2014

One special night during the summer, we will take kids camping in style. The group will spend the night in the warming yurt at the top of Chair Ten. Activities will include basic camping how-tos, outdoor cooking, night hiking and star gazing. Both male and female instructors will be present. To fully experience the wilderness and all it has to offer at night, kids’ electronic devices are prohibited on this camping excursion. Counselors will carry mobile phones and share their numbers with parents.

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Rappelling 101 (Coming Soon)

July 9-10, July 30-31, 2014

Kids get to experience the thrill of rappelling in this safe yet exciting two-day course. Participants will learn about knot-tying, safety techniques and communication skills. Our goal is to progress from rappelling down low angle rock faces to more challenging cliffs within the ski area.

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Mountaineering 101 (Coming Soon)

June 25-26, July 23-24, 2014

During this two-day course, kids will learn about basic mountaineering techniques and attempt to summit some of the highest peaks within the ski area, including Bald Mountain and Gold Hill. The group will study weather patterns, geology and the Seven Leave No Trace Principles. Mountaineering 101 is weather-permitting.

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Mountain Biking 101 (Comping Soon)

June 30, July 17, July 28, 2014

While pedaling on some beginner trails, the group will study appropriate trail etiquette and proper mountain bike technique from bike/body position, shifting, braking, climbing and descending. Our goal is to evolve from wider trails to single track.

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St. Sophia Nature Center

Open June 9-September 7, 2014

At the St. Sophia Nature Center you'll find information on hiking and biking trails, weather expectations and local ecosystems to help prepare you for your adventures in the area.  Interpretive displays include:  geology, animal tracks and signs, pelts and skulls, Native American history & water use.  The Nature Center is open daily from 9AM-4PM daily Monday, June 9 through Sunday, September 7.

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Kids Activities / Eco Adventures

US Forest Service Telluride Ski Resort is a world-class Colorado ski resort and summer vacation destination located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. In the summer, golfers and festivarians enjoy a beautiful mountain setting full of exciting activities and high-end amenities. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders have access to over 2,000 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiing terrain with a vertical drop of 4,000 feet. Non-stop flights to Telluride Airport (TEX) and Montrose/Telluride Airport (MTJ) are available from major cities throughout the United States and, once you're here, Telluride's free gondola is the main source of transportation - no traffic or long lift lines, and no driving once you've arrived. Experience Telluride - plan your visit today!

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