Backpack through the Sawatch Mountains and connect with the natural world while learning and practicing evidence-backed outdoor teaching tools. Get Outdoors Leadville! and Colorado Mountain College have designed a unique opportunity to bring together outdoor educators for an immersive backpacking experience.
The Get Outdoors Educators! Backpacking Retreat will run July 15 – July 20, and is designed to bring together motivated educators who share a passion for educating youth outdoors.
Participants will be immersed in evidence backing outdoor learning, discuss barriers and discover solutions to teaching and learning outdoors, engage with kindred spirits to develop systems and tools to make outdoor teaching easier, and connect more deeply with the natural world.
“This immersive learning backpacking expedition will be led by professional outdoor facilitators and seasoned educators,” says Becca Katz, the Community Learning Director for Lake County School District and Get Outdoors Leadville!, “Instructors will draw on the wisdom of participants and the power of the experiential process.”
The retreat will include: shared readings and group discussions; periodic solo time for reflection and introspection; examination of behind-the-scenes implementation logistics for academic and culture-building learning experiences outdoors; overview of school-based systems and individual techniques for making every outing a success; investigation of the challenges and solutions to regular outdoor learning experiences; plus the inspiration and camaraderie of a shared camping adventure.
Tuition for the six-day backpacking retreat is $612 + a $75 non-refundable contribution to Get Outdoors Leadville!. The cost includes all meals, lodging, camping equipment, and a complete wilderness backpacking experience.
Register Now! Call 719.486.2015
Interested in learning more? Contact Becca Katz, firstname.lastname@example.org / 719.293.5169.