Hiking the High peaks
For their fall expedition, the Second Graders have a classic alpine adventure hiking and camping near Independence Pass. They’ll practice setting up and taking down a tent, dressing and eating for a successful summit climb, and observing how plants and animals adapt to the high-mountain environment.
With each successive trip in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, children develop the skills to become successful campers, hikers, climbers, backcountry skiers, and mountain bikers. Even more importantly, they gain a sense of confidence, resilience, and joy from a rich trove of outdoor experiences.
Sample packing list
Complete instructions and staffing lists arrive via ParentSquare shortly before each trip. At least one certified Wilderness First Responder accompanies every expedition. NOLS Risk Services of the National Outdoor Leadership School has recently completed a comprehensive analysis of policies and procedures for the Outdoor Education program at Aspen Country Day School. This program operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest.