Cabin Life

Summer in the HMI cabins means lounging on the decks, setting up hammocks, gathering around the woodstove on a cool night, and making a close community of friends. Each single-sex cabin houses 7-10 students, uses solar-powered lighting, and has plenty of space for your summer belongings. While you spend much of your time out enjoying the Colorado summer, your evenings in your cabin will be a favorite memory.


Every student will be in a group with 3-5 of their peers and a faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor will meet with you individually as well as in a group setting. Advisors quickly become friends as you discuss academics, wilderness, personal philosophies, and more.



After classes are over for the day, sample some of Colorado’s best known sports. We’ll offer you the chance to sample activities such as learning to fly fish in a beautiful high alpine stream, trail running on local single-track, or going rock climbing or bouldering at Hagerman Pass.

On one of our days off, head to the river to experience the thrills of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Summer Term activities are an excellent way to relax and enjoy the best of a Colorado summer. Instruction is provided and all experience levels are welcome to participate.

Meet the Summer Term faculty and staff!

Typical Day on Campus