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Teen Outdoor Stewardship Camp

Introducing a new and exciting summer program - the Teen Outdoor Stewardship Camp!


The Teen Outdoor Stewardship Camp is a day-camp format for youth ages 14-18 (must have completed 8th grade). Through partnerships with Adams State Adventure Programs, the City of Alamosa, Adams State University's new Outdoor Stewardship & Environmental Leadership program, and SLV GO!, we are excited to have this new program to offer students from all across the San Luis Valley. This year's camp will introduce teens to the amazing variety of water uses in our upper Rio Grande Watershed - from ancient peoples camping along the Rio Grande to current forestry management practices and wildlife habitat.  This camp is designed to keep youth moving around the San Luis Valley alongside Adams State recreation staff and other outdoor professionals as they experience the wide variety of ecosystems up and down the Rio Grande River. If your teen enjoyed youth conservation camp as a child, then they will LOVE Teen Outdoor Stewardship Camp!

Registration will be limited to 20 participants - so if you know a student who loves to be outside, enjoys learning and being actively engaged with outdoor activities, encourage them to apply.

Cost: $150/participant. This covers ALL transportation, meals, and supplies other than personal clothing.

Financial support is available, please contact the program director.

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Location: Meeting locations will be arranged according to the day's schedule. Shuttle pick ups and drop offs will be available within a reasonable distance from teen's home.

A schedule of activities is still in progress, with potential sites ranging from Costilla/Conejos counties, Saguache, Alamosa, and Creede. Each day will feature a different recreational activity, outdoor resource topic, and opportunity to hang out with outdoor professionals in a variety of fields from National Forest Service to Leave No Trace.

Applications for this program will be available online by March 15th, so please keep watching for your chance to be part of this amazing opportunity for the very first time!

For questions or more information, please contact Bethany Howell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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