Who should apply?

All students who are currently in 7th or 8th grade and are interested in an extraordinary adventure, making new friends, and trying new things are encouraged to apply. No previous outdoor experience is necessary.

Session Dates

June 26 – July 9, 2019

Tuition and Expenses

$3,785 plus $200 student account

Financial aid is available. Please contact Jessica Fuller at or (719) 486-8200 x107 for more information. Applications for financial aid are due February 15.

To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged, as space is limited. The majority of applicants apply between January and March.

A complete application will include the following:

1. Our online application which includes student responses to two short-answer questions. Note: our online application platform is hosted on a secure, third-party site.

2. One recommendation form, filled out by a current or past academic teacher, coach, counselor, etc.

3. Financial Aid Application if you plan to apply for need-based financial aid. Families requesting financial aid should submit a financial aid application by February 15. After February 15, financial aid may still be available on a funds-available basis.

Once you have been accepted, we will send you an enrollment packet. A $500 deposit is due two weeks after receipt of your enrollment packet. The balance is due by April 15. If you are accepted after April 15, your full tuition payment is due 2 weeks after receipt of your enrollment packet. For a copy of all enrollment paperwork please visit the the For Enrolled Students page.