William Smith overnight


William Smith’s First Ever Overnight with Cottonwood Institute!

Cottonwood Institute had their first overnight trip (EVER!) with William Smith High School in late April. 15 students headed out to Camp Patiya outside of Boulder. The group was excited to get started and began to assess the area for hazards, areas to play, kitchen set up, and more.  Students set up their campsites and… Read more »

William Smith field day at Roxborough State Park


An Unseasonably Summer Field Day in December With William Smith!

In the beginning of December, Cottonwood and the William Smith High School CAP Club in Aurora ventured to Roxborough State Park in Littleton, Colorado. The weather was a warm 65 degrees with sunny skies and not a cloud in sight. As much as we enjoyed the weather, the group decided that the unseasonably warm temperatures… Read more »

Capture the Flag


William Smith High School’s First Crew Day!

Written by CAP Instructor Carly Winner (Escrito en español más abajo) William Smith High School has a unique offering: the school is grouped into Crews, which meet weekly for homeroom and provide an opportunity for students to get to know each other outside their typical classes. This fall, Cottonwood Institute and William Smith are teaming… Read more »