Outdoor Recreation programs strive to be a community leader in providing access to our area’s variety of outdoor opportunities. To do so, we offer three unique program buckets – knowledge, skills, and leisure. Within these buckets, we have teen, adult, and family programs that are designed to educate and inspire participants to connect with themselves, one another, and the outdoors.

Locations and dates are highly dependent on weather conditions. Please see below for updated 2024 session information.


Outdoor Recreation for Youth 

2024 Activities

  • Belay ClinicFeb, Mar & Apr (6pm-7:30pm) | Edwards & Gypsum

    This 1.5 hour clinic will give you basic information and opportunities to practice belaying, and will provide you the knowledge needed to pass Mountain Recreation’s top rope belay test. In this clinic you will learn climbing knots, harness use, hardware use, belaying technique, climbing communication, how to catch a fall, and how to lower a climber. This class will take place at the Edwards Field House’s climbing tower, so come ready to climb.


    • February 6th, February 20th, March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd, April 16th – Edwards
    • February 8th, February 22nd, March 7th, March 21st, April 4th, April 18th – Gypsum

    Times: 6pm-7:30pm
    Location: Edwards & Gypsum
    Ages: 14+
    Price: $10/person


    *Requires minimum of 2 registered participants to run. We will contact you to transfer your registration if the program is under registered.* 

  • Ski/Board Waxing & Care ClinicMar 13 - Springtime Conditions | Edwards

    Experts recommend waxing your alpine gear every five trips to the mountain. Don’t lose speed on the snow because of something you can easily fix at home! Learn how to wax your skis or snowboard in this hands-on workshop offered in partnership with Purl Wax, a family-owned/operated business based in Eagle County. You’ll learn how to choose the best wax for the conditions, and have expert guidance as you clean and wax your personal equipment. Bring your own gear (ski/snowboard, we’ll provide the waxing equipment) to this workshop, and leave with a freshly waxed base so you’re ready to hit the slopes! No prior experience needed.

    Date: March 13
    Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Ages: 14+
    Price: $20/person
    Location: Edwards Field House


  • Community Climbing NightsWednesdays (5:30pm-7pm) | Edwards & Gypsum

    Join us for a Community Climbing Night, where there’s something fun for everyone!

    • Are you looking to practice your belay skills before you sign up for a belay clinic/test? Trained volunteers will be available to help you practice your belay technique.
    • Do you have a young climber who needs to get their wiggles out? We have belay tested volunteers who can belay your kiddo or teach you how to belay them.
    • Want to meet other climbers and perhaps spark a new belay-tionship? Sign-up for a Community Climbing Night in Edwards or Gypsum and come ready to climb!

    Our climbing facilities offer opportunities for climbers to boulder, get on ropes, or ascend our climbing towers via an auto-belay. These weekly events are designed to build an inclusive and inviting climbing community for everyone.


    • February 7, March 6, April 3 – Edwards
    • February 21, March 20, April 17 – Gypsum

    Time: 5:30pm-7pm
    Location: Edwards & Gypsum
    Ages: All Ages
    **Anyone under 14 will need parent supervision**
    Price: $10/person


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