FAQs

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Who do we serve?

We work with at-risk youth living in Colorado, ages 13-16.  Many of the teens we work with come from challenging situations and unfortunate circumstances where their guardians may be single parents, other family members, or may be entirely absent.  These teens may be the caregivers for younger siblings, breadwinners for the family, or may be fending for themselves.  They face obstacles such as gangs, drugs, and alcohol on a daily basis.

How is our program different?

Our program is unique in the fact that we take a two-pronged approach of a weeklong, outdoor, experiential camp and an ongoing mentoring program.  By combining these two effective components to create a safe, empowering environment where the kids can push through obstacles, they are able to reach further than they ever thought they could.

How can I help?

You can help by donating funds, donating supplies, or by volunteering.

What is the time commitment for volunteering at camp?

All volunteer camp staff arrive Saturday mid-day and are required to stay the entire week through Friday late afternoon.  As coaches, you sleep in the cabins with 1-2 other adults and between 4-6 teens. Volunteer Now!

Where is the camp held?

We base our camp at Cal-wood Education Center in Jamestown, CO.  Cal-wood is located about one hour northwest of Denver in the foothills above Boulder, CO.  We travel to Estes Park, CO (Rocky Mountain National Park), for horseback riding, and to Ft. Collins, CO, for whitewater rafting.

What are the camp facilities like?

There are 4 duplex log cabins, each with 4 sets of bunk beds.  The main lodge has a full service kitchen, dining hall, meeting room, and bathrooms with showers.