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Ever wanted to know just exactly what “Outdoor Education programming” really means at Snow Mountain Ranch? Our new OE Coordinator, Zach Ducharme (who you met in an earlier blog post!) has the low-down on our staff and what makes our program so great… The spring Outdoor Education season at Snow Mountain Ranch is underway! We have thirteen outdoor education instructors who come to us from all over the country. They bring with them incredible knowledge and experience. They all completed an intense two-week training to get ready for school visits this May and June. The new OE Staff stops for a photograph during a training session earlier this month. …
on May 18th, 2015
Summer is right around the corner and the executive team at Camp Chief Ouray is gearing up for the rest of the staff to arrive for training and kick off CCO 2015! We often get a lot of questions on our staff; how old are they, where do we find them, what training do they receive and other inquiries along that line. These are all great questions- and something that weighs on the minds of every parent, grandparent and family member as they send us their special camper. First, we follow recommendations from the American Camp Association for our staffing. For Camp Chief Ouray, we are mainly hiring staff who …
on May 1st, 2015
On April 22, the YMCA of the Rockies Outdoor Education Department is partnering with Rocky Mountain National Park to continue “Explore the Great Outdoors Day,” an excellent opportunity for students at Estes Park Middle School. Students will engage in various outdoor education activities under the “Play, Learn, Serve, Work” initiative – the Department of the Interior’s youth initiative that connects young people to the great outdoors. Outdoor Education instructors at the YMCA of the Rockies and rangers from Rocky Mountain National Park will focus on teaching lessons, such as “Leave No Trace,” astronomy, the history of Rocky Mountain National Park and conservation.
on Apr 21st, 2015
The YMCA is all about raising healthy kids. In fact, the Y-USA has dedicated April 25 as National Healthy Kids Day. To honor that here at the YMCA of the Rockies, the After School Program will be celebrating healthy kids for the entire month of April. As a group, we will be learning about ways we can live healthy lives. We will also be doing some new activities that encourage healthy living for our Healthy Kids Week at both Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch. From April 18 through April 25, YMCA of the Rockies is holding a series of activities and events at both its locations to inspire …
on Apr 15th, 2015
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