Colorado Nat’l Monument Adventure

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Colorado National Monument Adventure

Colorado National Monument,

June 17-22


6 Days





Canyon Hiking

Experience a captivating 6-day overnight Adventure in June for middle school aged campers. Immerse yourself in the scenic wonders of Colorado National Monument and the western Colorado desert. From the thrill of climbing in Unaweep Canyon to navigating the Lemon Squeezer through canyon hiking, exploring the unique terrain of Colorado National Monument, and practicing paddleboarding, this adventure offers a dynamic exploration of the rugged landscapes for all ability levels.

The Adventure group squeezes through a gap between two tall canyon walls in the desert.
Day 1Arrive at Campsite
Day 2Climbing in Unaweep Canyon
Day 3Canyon Hiking through the Lemon Squeezer
Day 4Canyon Hiking in Colorado Nat’l Monument
Day 5Stand-up Paddleboarding
Day 6Departure Day to KSS
Details on Beginning & End of Adventures

First Day: Join us at KSS campus for check-in and a Trip Briefing. We’ll review gear, prepare our packs, and head to our Adventure location, usually an hour or more of travel. Learn activity basics, enjoy dinner, and connect during our Evening Meeting.

Last Day: On the final day after activities are done, we’ll head back to KSS, and have our Pin Ceremony awards for camper achievements.

Leadership Framework

Our Leadership Framework has a foundation of 5 main elements. As students progress through Adventures, they will become familiar with the 5 elements and have opportunities to grow within each. Learn more here.

New Admissions Process

This year will be implementing a more comprehensive admission process to ensure that each participant is placed in a program that is the best fit for that individual. Below are the steps for this process. 

See full admissions process here
  1. Families will enroll in their preferred programs
  2. Families will receive an automatic confirmation email to show that they have been placed in their intended session.
  3. Families will receive a form that is required to be completed by the participant via email.
    1. This form must be completed to ensure enrollment in the program
    2. Failure to complete the form within the designated deadline will result in unenrollment from the program. 
  4. Once the form is complete, the family will receive an email to schedule a phone call with a KSS staff member.
  5. A KSS staff member will call the family. In this conversation the family has an opportunity to learn more about the program and for KSS to learn more about the participant and support them on their session(s). This conversation will help ensure that participants are enrolled in the most appropriate programming for the individual.

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