Winter training with Global Emergency Medics. Two instructors treat a patient.


Winter Skills Training with Global Emergency Medics

From planning our trips to managing risks in the field, keeping students safe on Cottonwood Institute programs is our number one priority. Whether we’re taking kids on a remote 4-day backpacking trip in Dinosaur National Monument or a 0-degree windchill field day to Barr Lake State Park, instructors have to be ready for anything. That’s… Read more »

Packing sleds


Winter Staff Training 2022!

Winter Staff Training with Cottonwood! Written by Teagan Papke. Check out our photos here! What does a winter staff training at Cottonwood Institute entail? A snow-stomping hoedown (or… “snowdown”); a beloved quinzhee named Quinn; lunch with hot cocoa and donuts; snowshoes and sunshine; laughter; teamwork; reflection; sharing; and a ski-in guest star appearance from Paul… Read more »