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. 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! 

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Session 1

June 7 - June 18

 

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

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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)

Llama Land

(9-11)

Surf Cycle

(10-12)

Rib Cage Riders

(10-12)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

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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

We are running two of these programs and final grouping will be based on student ages. 

Camp Telluride  
Uno's

(10-11)

*If a program is FULL, please register for the waitlist online. We will be working to open more programs as our resources allow. If you have registered (or will be regsitering) for a backup program during the same EXACT timeframe, please call the office to be added to a waitlist. 

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Mountainfilm for Students
(13+)

        This program coincides with the Mountainfilm festival and runs June 1st - 5th

 
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Session 2

June 21 - July 2

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

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Explorers

(5-7) 

Mini Mountaineers

(6-8)

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Alpine Artistas
(6-8)

Theater

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)

Mountain 
Masters Unos
(10-12)

SUP

Pedal 'n' Paddle
(9-11)

Fly Fishing 
Fanatics
(9-11)

Survivor 
(11-13)

River Runners
(11-13)

Alpine Academy 
(12-14)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

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Advanced 
Wranglers
(10-12)

Rock 'n' River
(12-14)

*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

We are running two of these programs and final grouping will be based on student ages. 

Packs Provided!

*If a program is FULL, please register for the waitlist online. We will be working to open more programs as our resources allow. If you have registered (or will be regsitering) for a backup program during the same EXACT timeframe, please call the office to be added to a waitlist. 

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Session 3

July 5 - July 16

Packs Provided!

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

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Explorers

(5-7) 

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Kitchen Science
(5-7)

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Mini
Mountaineers
(6-8)

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Rockin' 
Robots
(10-12)

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Thunder Theater
(11-14)

*Three week program

Overnight Adventures 
(1-2 Overnights a week)  

Camp Telluride
(6-8)

Camp Telluride
UNOS
(7-10)

Mountain 
Masters
(8-10)

Lil' Wranglers
(7-9)

Pedal
Progressive
(9-11)

Climb On
(11-13)

Surf the
Gunni
(9-11)

Planet
Protectors
(9-11)

Mountain 
Masters UNOS
(11-12)

Pack & Paddle
(12-14)

Adventure
Travel 

(3+ Overnights)  

Llama
Trekking
(11-13)

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

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Balance 'n' Boulders
(7-10)

July 9th

Peak Project
(11-14)

July 9th

Campfire Cookoff
(7-10)

July 16th

SUP Surfers
(11-14)

July 16th

We are running two of these programs and final grouping will be based on student ages. 

Friday

Programs

 

(One Day Only)

*If a program is FULL, please register for the waitlist online. We will be working to open more programs as our resources allow. If you have registered (or will be regsitering) for a backup program during the same EXACT timeframe, please call the office to be added to a waitlist. 

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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) 

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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)

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Full Moon 
River
(11-13)

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Shreddy Bettys
(10-12)

Mountain 
Masters UNOS
(11-12)

Horse Whisperers
(9-11)

Mountain 
Masters
(10-12)

Lime Creek
Llamas
(12-14)

Survivor
(12-14)

Alpine Academy
(11-12)

Packs Provided!

Outdoor Leadership
Challenge
(14+)

*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

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Paddle Mania
(7-10)

July 23rd

Biking Girl

RAT Race
(11-14)

July 23rd

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Farm to Table
(7-10)

July 30th

On Belay
(11-14)

July 30th

We are running two of these programs and final grouping will be based on student ages. 

Friday

Programs

 

(One Day Only)

*If a program is FULL, please register for the waitlist online. We will be working to open more programs as our resources allow. If you have registered (or will be regsitering) for a backup program during the same EXACT timeframe, please call the office to be added to a waitlist. 

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Session 5

August 2 - August 13

 

Day
Programs

(No Overnights)  

SUP

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)

Packs Provided!

Surf the 
Gunni
(11-13)


*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

We are running two of these programs and final grouping will be based on student ages. 

*If a program is FULL, please register for the waitlist online. We will be working to open more programs as our resources allow. If you have registered (or will be regsitering) for a backup program during the same EXACT timeframe, please call the office to be added to a waitlist. 

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.