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Outdoor Education at Estes Park Center

November 21, 2022

One of the best outdoor education experiences in Colorado! 

We have created unique learning opportunities with our programs, blending scientific inquiry with hands-on exploration, adventure and creative expression to accommodate all learning styles. Classes are designed to provide outdoor experiences that support specific and ongoing classroom content for 4th through 8th grade level. In addition, we can modify classes to meet K-8 grade level, and Colorado state educational standards. The Outdoor Education Coordinator can assist teachers and group leaders to incorporate outdoor education into their curriculum. Our talented staff is comprised of experienced educators trained to lead the offered classes. We provide easy spring, summer and fall access to the Rocky Mountains and close proximity to Front Range and Denver communities. We invite you to join us for a fun filled outdoor educational experience!

To book lodging and meals for Outdoor Education group, please call 1-800-777-9622. To contact our Outdoor Education Director regarding programming, please call 970-586-3341 x1106.

2023 Information Guide

Standards for Education Covered in YMCA Environmental Education Programming 

Additional recreation for Outdoor Education groups include a variety of complimentary sports and recreational facilities for students after classes have ended for the day. We can arrange use of our disc golf course, indoor heated swimming pool (max capacity of 50), Longhouse Gymnasium Center (roller skating, basketball, volleyball), outdoor miniature golf course and more. Please call 970-586-3341 x1118 for more information regarding these activities.

Alternative Outdoor Education programs are available virtually or in a one-day format. 

What are teachers saying about Outdoor Education at Estes Park Center? 

“[Classes] kept the kids’ interest and the instructors were knowledgeable and amiable. The classes were well-rounded and geared toward both girls and boys.” –Kilmer Elementary School

“All the instructors were great and really cared about all the kids. They all learned everyone’s names very quickly and showed special care to the kids who were anxious.” –Denver Jewish Day School

“[Staff member] was always prepared & knowledgeable about each class. Plus, she was enthusiastic, patient, and did an excellent job engaging the children. Her combination of adding songs & hand movement to the curriculum made a great impact on all of us.” -Compass Montessori

“[Staff member] was wonderful. He engaged the students and provided self-discovery opportunities and great scientific explanations for our activities.”- Aspen View Academy


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Student Liability Wavier  /  Student Liability Waiver - Spanish 

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