Angevine Middle School CAP Students Share Quotes From Their Class Camping Trip!

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The Angevine Middle School CAP class set out for a camping trip at Cheley Outpost on a beautiful autumn day. A few of the students had some camping experience, but many of the kids were staying outdoors for the first time. We’ll let you all hear it from the students’ perspective: “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh today’s the day!… Read more »

New Vista High School CAP Students Enjoy Backpacking at Taylor Mountain

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New Vista High School CAP class students had the opportunity to celebrate the fall equinox and changing colors near Allenspark, Colorado on their second fall camping trip! Nine students who have been learning backpacking skills throughout the semester packed their backpacks, made a meal plan, assigned camp chores, and hiked up Taylor Mountain to enjoy… Read more »

STRIVE Prep – Federal Students Spend a Weekend Camping and Working Together

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For two sunny September days, Golden’s White Ranch Open Space served as a substitute classroom for 11 STRIVE Prep – Federal seventh-graders. With the many challenges of the trail, the theme of this trip was all about learning the importance of working together.  We had our first lesson before we even made it to the… Read more »

NVHS CAP Students Create Their Unique Safe Space

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As with any good class teachers most often begin class with a series of activities that can help facilitate the group adopting a safe space to learn. These activities generally consist of the following elements: Name games, team building exercises, class “rules” and expectations/syllabus review. As I tell all of my students, I alone cannot… Read more »

All The Fun At The Throwdown 2018

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The Throwdown 2018

The day started off with some sprinkles, but in the end, the sun showed up and it was a beautiful day for The Throwdown 2018, our annual charity cornhole tournament to benefit Cottonwood Institute!   Denver’s Union Station was the perfect setting for our corporate and competitive teams to battle it out. Although a total… Read more »

CO Academy Campers Share an Exceptional Week at Mission: Wolf

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Our 5-day trip to Mission: Wolf with Cottonwood Institute proved to be an exceptional week to remember! Six students from Colorado Academy summer camp piled into the bus on Monday morning ready for a day of travel. We arrived at Mission: Wolf to cloudy skies, wind, and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range shining in the hazy… Read more »

Casa De La Esperanza Families Enjoy a Weekend at Mission: Wolf

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It was already warm at 7:30am when the group started to trickle into the parking lot of Casa de la Esperanza for our adventure.  Sleepiness mixed with excitement as we piled into the van for the four hour trip. Skyscrapers and billboards gave way to mountains and desert sage until we finally reached our destination:… Read more »