Outdoor Education

Too many children grow up without a connection to nature or place. At Aspen Country Day School, we believe there is no classroom quite like the outdoors — for planting the childhood roots of adult happiness and for raising the next generation of environmentally aware citizens.

Aspen Country Day School is a national leader in outdoor education. Growing up in the mountains, children become competent and experienced campers, mountain bikers, hikers, skiers, climbers, and paddlers. They practice the habits of expedition behavior to deepen their understanding the school’s core values of character, respect, responsibility, and perseverance.

Embedded in the school’s DNA from its earliest days, outdoor ed takes place in the soul-sustaining landscape of the American West. Come explore with us!

Kindergarten Fall

Kindergarten Spring

First Grade Fall

First Grade Spring

Second Grade Fall

Second Grade Spring

Third Grade Fall

Third Grade Spring

Fourth-Fifth Grade Fall/Spring/Fall

Fifth Grade Winter

Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Fall

Sixth Grade Winter

Sixth Grade Spring

Seventh Grade Winter

Seventh Grade Spring

Eighth Grade Spring

Taking full advantage of our location in the heart of the Rockies, Outdoor Education experiences and expeditions give students something not found at many other schools—a deep sense of place to nourish the growing soul.