Free CMC youth outdoor leadership program in Leadville this July

At last summer’s First Ascent Youth Leadership program, an afternoon hailstorm sent students and counselors inside. At far right, counselor Kristen Nestor helps facilitate a trust game called Werewolf. Besides offering students challenging outdoor activities such as climbing and river running, First Ascent offers leadership and communication training. Applications are being accepted to this year’s program, which will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Leadville July 10-15, 2016. Photo Kate Lapides

Week-long First Ascent Youth Leadership enrolling students now – April 29 deadline The First Ascent Youth Leadership program is now accepting applications for its free, week-long course at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Leadville. This is the 22nd anniversary of the program; it is an outdoor experiential course for students entering ninth and 10th grade… Continue reading Free CMC youth outdoor leadership program in Leadville this July

Youth programs make CMC come alive during summer months

By Carrie Click. On a recent summer day, Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Leadville was abuzz with activity, though most of the students at the campus weren’t yet old enough to attend college, at least in a traditional sense. Alongside regular college fare such as faculty member Bob Gilgulin’s midday ethics class, dozens of pre-college… Continue reading Youth programs make CMC come alive during summer months