Summer Programs

Summer experiences to inspire & empower.

We are all SO looking forward to summer! Yet given the unknowns of the coming weeks and months, elevateHER does not want any decision to enroll in our programs to be based on fear of losing money. Until further notice, if you are a participant or parent/guardian of a participant already enrolled, you may cancel your course at any time for a full refund. For Summer Programs, elevateHER will issue all full deposit and tuition refunds to all participants affected by program cancellation or changes in circumstances that don't allow for your participation. Just reach out. Be well.

6 Day Overnight Camps

During the elevateHER summer camp, each participant will build technical skills in hiking, rock climbing, and rafting/SUPing, while strengthening important leadership and life-skills. Participants will camp along the Arkansas River outside of beautiful Buena Vista. 6 Days/5 Nights. June 22nd – 27th & July 13th – 18th, 2020

$985

Fee includes all gear, food, and transportation during the camp.

3 Day Backpacking Clinic

Participants will learn the basics of backbacking like proper packing, navigation, layering for outdoor comfort and safety, and backcountry cooking – all while enjoying a three day backpacking trip with other adventurous souls! 3 Days/2 Nights. June 9th – 11th, 2020

$475

Fee includes gear and food.

3 Day Rock Climbing Clinic

We’ll travel as a group to Rifle Mountain Park, a world-renowned climbing destination for 3 days of climbing and fun car camping. Participants will build foundational climbing skills such as belaying, climber communication, safety, and top rope techniques. 3 Days/2 Nights. June 16th-18th, 2020

$475

Fee includes gear and food.

3 Day Rafting Mini-Guide School

During this raft guiding mini-guide school, participants will learn the basics of raft guiding on the Arkansas River, with a focus on river communication, water hydrology, self-rescue and safety, and basic guide strokes. Participants will camp along the Arkansas River outside of beautiful Buena Vista. 3 Days/2 Nights. July 22nd – 24th, 2020

$575

Fee includes all gear and food.

EmpowerHER

empowerHER is our marquee summer program for local girls, which runs for 10 weeks June through August. Programming is broken into three blocks: hiking, rock climbing, and rafting. Each block culminates with an overnight trip utilizing the skills developed in the prior weeks. Teamwork, leadership, and life skills are practiced throughout all activities. The programming capstone will be a 4-day rafting trip on the San Juan River the first week of August (85% attendance required to participate in the capstone). Buena Vista cohort meets Monday & Tuesday; Salida cohort meets Wednesday & Thursday. Some Fridays have special programming.

Session starts June 1st and runs through August 7th, 2020

Fee is based on household income.

Fee includes all gear, food, and transportation during the camp.
Scholarships are available for Lake & Chaffee County residents.

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