Get Outdoors Leadville! doesn’t just provide the stuff you need to get outdoors, but also builds skills to maximize your enjoyment.


Community Nature Connection

Community Nature Connections are taught by local outdoor enthusiasts and focus on a wide range of outdoor skills from backcountry baking to Nordic skiing basics to orienteering to bike wrenching to ski tuning to nature art to…you name it!

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Youth Program Provider/Educator Workshops

July 20-25, 2020 – Educators Retreat

Join Get Outdoors Leadville! & Colorado Mountain College for Get Outdoors Educators! 2020 Backpacking Retreat, a 6-day professional development experience in Leadville, CO from July 20-25 geared toward educators who want to enhance outdoor education opportunities and impacts for their students. Learn how to overcome barriers that make it difficult to get your students outdoors and engaged with nature-based learning, while earning 56 PD hours (5.6 CEUs) and being inspired thorough outdoor learning yourself!

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Taking Kids Outdoors (TKO) – 3.5 hours

TKO is an interactive, outdoor workshop for youth program providers of all stripes – from teachers to after school club leaders to summer activity staff – who want to take kids outdoors. In this 3.5 hour session, participants will learn about why taking kids outdoors is awesome. They will also develop a toolkit for how to teach and lead kids outdoors effectively including planning/prep, student management, risk management, Leave No Trace, and practicing inclusivity in outdoor spaces. The workshop is taught outdoors to demonstrate outdoor teaching and facilitation techniques in site.

GOL! Gear Library Orientation – 1.5 hours

The GOL! Gear Library Orientation will familiarize participants with the resources available in Get Outdoors Leadville!’s growing gear library and how to access those resources.

*Note – this workshop is required for all program providers who hope to use the gear for their programs.

Nordic Ski Workshop – 3 hours (includes outing)

In this whirlwind training, youth program providers learn how to help kids enjoy the magic of winter through Nordic skiing. Participants will learn a teaching progression starting with overview of introductory technique tips and finishing with fun games and activities to do on skis!

Mountain Bike/Snow Bike Workshop – 3 hours (includes outing)

Youth program providers leave this workshop with a sound understanding risk management from bike and helmet fit to the ABC Quick Check to hand signals and following distance. Participants will also learn basic technique instruction including posture, shifting, and braking. Finally, there will be an overview of daily bike care and we’ll even help you learn to change a flat if you want to stay afterwards for a tutorial.