INSPIRING DENVER'S YOUTH TO DO MORETHAN JUST DREAM

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for at-risk youth to challenge themselves and their limiting beliefs through mentoring and outdoor experiences.

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OUR STORY

Higher Ground Youth Challenge is a Colorado-based, non-profit organization working with at-risk youth to give them the chance to do more than dream. Our program incorporates a unique, two-pronged approach of a weeklong, outdoor, experiential camp and an ongoing mentoring program.

The youth we serve are teens, ages 13-16, that come from challenging situations and unfortunate circumstances where their guardians may be single parents, other family members, or may be entirely absent.

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CAMP PROGRAMS

The six-day camp is held in the mountains outside of Estes Park, Colorado at Cal-Wood Education Center, where the teens get to leave behind their perceived limitations, labels, their overwhelming circumstances, and get a change to see their lives through new eyes. While there, our campers are physically and emotionally challenged through activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting.

Throughout the week campers learn respect for themselves and others, and they build a supportive, open, and loving community amongst themselves. When they return home, they know that they have a support system available and ready to help guide them through the challenges of their daily lives.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

With your help, campers will learn respect for themselves and others, and they build a supportive, open, and loving community among themselves.

VOLUNTEER

Become a volunteer to work with the campers or help us run the behind the scenes of camp. Contact us for an application!

DONATE

Higher Ground is 100% privately funded and we depend on grants and donations to run our program each year. Your donation could help send a teen to camp!

BECOME A PARTNER

To learn more about our Partner Program, contact us today.

News

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Our Partners

Through the generous support of our partners, we have been able to send more and more kids to camp every year and to provide engaging activities through the mentoring program.  Contact us to learn about how your company or organization can partner with us to make a difference in the lives of Colorado teens today!