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Catamount Institute, Kids On Bikes, and Colorado Springs TOPS Rangers Present
Building Outdoors Leaders Today a teen leadership program
Dates & Locations
$495 - scholarships are available
Be an Outdoor Leader
High school student – 16+ (by 03/21/22)
Be ready to spend time outdoors
Attendance at the majority of the sessions is mandatory to participate in the spring break trip
Tentative Program Dates:
Meet & greet: 12/15/2020
After-school session 1: 01/12/22
After-school session 2: 01/26/22
Saturday session 1: 01/29/22
After-school session 3: 02/09/22
After-school session 4: 02/23/22
Saturday session 2: 02/26/22
After-school session 5: 03/09/22
Saturday session 4: 03/12/22
Spring Break Trip Dates:
Monday 03/21/22 – Friday 03/25/22
After-school & Saturday Programs
There will be 5 after-school sessions and 3 Saturday sessions to prepare students for a week-long outdoor adventure in Fruita, CO over spring break. The sessions are an opportunity for participants to gain confidence in the pursuit of outdoor adventures, mountain biking, career knowledge, and themselves. We aim to provide students the tools they need to succeed in and outside of the classroom. Each session will include a career component where the students are able to work with local professionals from organizations like Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.
Our passion is to inspire and empower kids to lead a healthy lifestyle while making a connection to the outdoors. What better way to achieve that mission than on a bike! Join us for a 5-day overnight trip to the greater Fruita, CO area for an adventure of a lifetime! We will explore western Colorado’s landscape, Colorado River, dinosaur fossils, and more on bike and on foot!
No bike? no problem!
Bikes will be provided by Kids on Bikes. Find out more about gear accommodation on the application!
Click on the application to learn more!
Application closes December 14, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
We got you covered! Transportation and needed gear will be covered by Catamount Institute, Kids on Bikes, and TOPS.
There will not be accessible showers near the campsite.
Food will be provided for overnight trips and Saturday programs. We will accommodate all dietary needs.
The B.O.L.T. staff have extensive combined experience in facilitating outdoor recreation, outdoor education, leadership development, camping programs, first aid, and environmental conservation. Please learn more about our organizations at the following webpages: https://www.catamountinstitute.org
- No more than 10 students per group
- Activities that encourage social distancing
- Contactless drop off and pick up
- Daily temperature checks
- Staff and students wearing masks
- Hand sanitation stations
- Daily disinfecting of high contact surfaces and materials
- No more than 10 students indoors at one time (except in an emergency)
- For overnights, no more than two people per tent and will sleep head to toe.
- Traveling in vans: less than 10 people per van, masks will be worn at all times.