Not all classrooms have walls
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread." - Edward Abbey
At The Peak School, Outdoor Education means more than simply putting on your hiking boots and going for a long walk. Our Outdoor Education program is built on the tenets of leadership, communication, and teamwork, which together teach students to both respect and learn from one's self, environment, and community.
In August, we celebrate the beginning of the new academic year not in the classroom reviewing course requirements, but rather out in the field, exploring our local rivers and trails and connecting with old friends and new on a three-day, two night outdoor orientation trip.
Our programs also include snow shoeing and alpine touring overnights to various 10th Mountain Division huts, canoeing Colorado's stunning rivers, mountain biking in Penitente Canyon, day hikes to 14ers and other local mountains, fly-fishing on Tenmile Creek in our own backyard, and more.
Each trip shifts focus from your traditional classroom academics to character-building and wilderness-focused lessons that serve you well beyond your years at The Peak School.