Running Through Field

Summer

At A

Glance

2021

Our Program Promise

We are so excited to welcome you all to our Summer At A Glance page! Thank you for your patience as we have navigated the uncertain seas involved with planning our diverse program schedule. We wanted to give ourselves the space to responsibly offer a balanced, realistic and achievable collection of summer programs. Member Registration will open on March 1st. You can still become a 2021 Member HERE or add the Membership fee to your checkout during the week of March 1st. Open Registration will begin on March 8th. While we still expect to operate well below our "normal" capacities this summer, we are excited about many of the new and enhanced program options we are able to get back on the schedule. We will work hard to maintain the integrity of each program and stay as true to the advertised description and itineraries as possible. However, we ask that everyone remain flexible and patient in the event we need to make last minute adjustments or changes. At the end of the day, our goal is to create a space for kids to come together, to interact with their peers in healthy and engaging environments and to build rejuvenation through recreation, play and immersion in the natural world! 

*Full program descriptions will be available March 1st

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Session 1

June 7 - June 18

 

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

Explorers

(5-7)

Mini
Mountaineers

(6-8)

Overnight Adventures 
(1-2 Overnights a week)  

Camp Telluride  
Uno's

(7-9)

Rock Out

(8-10)

Rock 'n' Ride

 (8-10)

Surf Cycle

(10-12)

Llama Land

(9-11)

Rib Cage Riders

(10-12)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

River & Ruins

(11-13)

Canyon Flow

(12-14) 

*One Week Program: Offered BOTH weeks of the session

*One Week Program: Offered week of JUNE 7th

*One Week Program: Offered week of JUNE 14th

 
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Session 2

June 21 - July 2

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

Explorers

(5-7) 

Mini Mountaineers

(6-8)

Alpine Artistas
(6-8)

Moving Mountain Theater

(8-10)

Overnight Adventures 
(1-2 Overnights a week)  

Intro to
MTB
(7-9)

Camp
Telluride
(8-10)

Camp Telluride
UNOS
(7-9)

Pedal 'n' Paddle
(9-11)

Fly Fishing 
Fanatics
(9-11)

Earth Force
(10-11)

River Runners
(11-13)

Alpine Academy 
(12-14)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

Mountain 
Masters Unos
(10-12)

Advanced 
Wranglers
(10-12)

Rock 'n' River
(12-14)

Survivor 
(11-13)

*Two Week Program
*One Week Program: Offered BOTH weeks of the session

*One Week Program: Offered week of JUNE 21st

*One Week Program: Offered week of JUNE 28th

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Session 3

July 5 - July 16

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

Explorers

(5-7) 

Kitchen Science
(5-7)

Mini
Mountaineers
(6-8)

Rockin' 
Robots
(10-12)

Thunder Theater
(11-14)

*Three week program

Balance 'n'
Boulders
(7-10)

Campfire
Cookoff
(7-10)

Peak Project
(11-14)

SUP Surfers
(11-14)

Overnight Adventures 
(1-2 Overnights a week)  

Camp Telluride
(6-8)

Camp Telluride
UNOS
(7-10)

Pedal
Progressive
(9-11)

Surf the
Gunni
(9-11)

Climb On
(11-13)

Pack & Paddle
(12-14)

Mountain 
Masters
(8-10)

Lil' Wranglers
(7-9)

Planet
Protectors
(9-11)

Mountain 
Masters UNOS
(11-12)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

Llama
Trekking
(11-13)

Paradox
Rocks
(12-14)

Telluride to 
Moab
(13+)

*Two Week Program
*One Week Program: Offered BOTH weeks of the session

*One Week Program: Offered week of JULY 5th

*One Week Program: Offered week of JULY 12th

*Friday Program

 
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Session 4

July 19 - July 30

Day Programs
(No Overnights)  

Overnight Adventures 
(1-2 Overnights a week)  

Adventure Travel 
(3+ Overnights)  

Explorers

(5-7) 

Blast Off
(6-8)

Camp Telluride
(7-9)

Camp Telluride
UNOS
(7-10)

Bike, Boat, 
Belay
(8-10)

Lunar Llamas
(9-11)

Way of the
Wolf
(11-13)

Full Moon 
River
(11-13)

Farm to Table
(7-10)

On Belay
(11-14)

Paddle Mania
(7-10)

RAT Race
(11-14)

Horse Whisperers
(9-11)

Mountain 
Masters
(10-12)

Shreddy Bettys
(10-12)

Mountain 
Masters UNOS
(11-12)

Alpine Academy
(11-12)

*Two Week Program
*One Week Program: Offered BOTH weeks of the session

*One Week Program: Offered week of JULY 19th

*One Week Program: Offered week of JULY 26th

Packs Provided!

*Friday Program

Lime Creek
Llamas
(12-14)

Survivor
(12-14)

Outdoor Leadership
Challenge
(14+)

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Session 5

August 2 - August 13

 

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

Explorers

(5-7) 

Mini Mountaineers
(6-8)

Overnight
Adventures 

(1-2 Overnights a week)  

Camp Telluride
UNOS
(6-9)

Rock Out
(6-8)

Lil' Wranglers
(7-9)

RIDE!
Horse & Bike
(7-9)

Camp Telluride
UNOS
(8-10)

Mountain Masters

Unos
(9-11)

Surf Cycle
(10-12)

Mountain Masters

Unos
(8-11)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

Way of the
Wolf
(12-14)

Opus Odyssey
(10-12)

*Two Week Program
*One Week Program: Offered BOTH weeks of the session

*One Week Program: Offered week of AUG. 2nd
*One Week Program: Offered week of AUG 9th

Surf the 
Gunni
(11-13)

Program Options

Day Programs - Great options for kids who want to participate in the Academy experience but who may not be ready for a weekly overnight. Day programs will challenge and engage participants through a wide variety of specialty and outdoor activities but are designed to allow families to spend evenings together.

Overnight Adventures - The Academy experience is firmly rooted in the belief that extensive time spent in wild places greatly contributes to both a child's personal growth and their appreciation of the natural world. Overnights allow for students to build and foster strong relationships with other participants while strengthening their respect and appreciation for places outside. Overnight adventures consist of a single or double overnight each week.

Adventure Travel - These programs are designed to allow our most adventurous students to participate in a unique expedition experience. Whether trekking high alpine ridges, floating miles of wild rivers, road tripping across the country or flying around the globe you will be sure to return with a greater appreciation of our planet and its people. Adventure Travel programs will have three or more overnights during the course of the program.

 

 

STEAM Adventures- Blending the best of adventure education with hands-on applications, Telluride Academy offers a variety of STEAM-focused programs throughout the summer. Students can build flying DRONES, cook in Solar ovens, build Lego robots or sing on an outdoor stage. Based on natural and adaptable ways of learning, these programs are designed to create a solid and applicable knowledge base that stays with the student long after the program ends. Through the expertise instruction, creativity and enthusiasm of PhD scientists, acclaimed artistic directors and industry professionals, students will immerse themselves in a world that celebrates discovery and allows for an interactive and adventurous learning experience.

Challenge Levels

 

All Academy programs are assigned a Challenge Level. These varying levels of difficulty take into account such factors as types of activities performed, physical demand, number of overnights and distances traveled. These rankings are designed to help you choose an appropriate program for your child. However, we suggest that you contact the Academy for specific  information on a particular program.   

Level I programs will include activities that will be introductory and designed so that most participants will be comfortable attempting to participate. Programs will include short hikes, arts and crafts and introductory hard skills activities (climbing, boating, etc)

Level II programs are for both beginners and blossoming enthusiasts. These programs will involve activities and experiences that will build on previous skills learned and / or take further the specific techniques of a particular activity. These programs will require more of a willingness to participate than previous experience.  Most level II programs will include at least one overnight.

 

Level III programs will challenge participants and begin to focus on specific skills and techniques. These programs usually require some form of previous experience or comfort level with an activity and will often involve multiple overnights.

 
​Level IV programs are designed for Academy veterans or older participants with a solid background in a
particular activity. Many of these programs will spend extensive time traveling and / or in the backcountry.