Teen Adventurer

The Teen Adventurer course is a four day course for young adults interested in basic outdoor skills and who wish to be more self-reliant. This fun and engaging course begins with the basic needs of the outdoor enthusiast (hiker, paddler, cyclist, climber, etc.) and how to be safe in exploring the wilderness.  The group will then learn and apply basic terrain navigation, celestial navigation, rescue signaling, and some primitive skills.

For Summer 2019, Teen Adventurer is occurring over July 4th. Adventurers will end their course at the top of the Mountain Marrow property, hiking up to 9,150 feet, for a cookout and unique views of local firework shows. Parents are welcome to join in for the last evening of food, fireworks, and camping. 




4 days / 4 nights


Cripple Creek, CO




This class is for young adults age 15-19, no prior outdoor experience required.

  • 1L/32oz water container
  • 1 gal container such as milk jug (for water storage)
  • Food for 4 days (trips to town after hours are possible)
  • Proper/adequate clothing & footwear, incl. rain gear
  • Poncho or 2mil drop cloth 9’x12’
  • Foraging bag, haversack, or small backpack
  • 8” cable ties (8)
  • Individual first-aid kit
  • Camera or phone
  • Small notebook / pencil
  • Bandana or buff
  • Whistle (pea-less type)
  • Metal container for heating food and boiling water (Nothing double walled or insulated)
  • Toilet paper (1-2 rolls… you know better than we do)
  • Camp chair
  • Sleeping pad/mat
  • Sleeping bag or wool blanket(s)
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • Towel & wash cloth or shower wipes

*please contact us before purchasing tent camping equipment. We can help!

– Do not purchase this equipment if you do not already have it.  We recommend borrowing our equipment to decide what you like before making a purchase.

  • Knife with full tang, 4-6” blade, made of high-carbon steel, 90-degree spine
  • Ferrocerium rod
  • Magnifying glass/Fresnel lens

All teen adventurers will tent or shelter camp onsite at the Mountain Marrow property near Cripple Creek. 

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