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Knowledge

  • NOLS Wilderness First Aid Course with CPR

    Dates: January 27-29th
    Program Description: Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
    This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

    You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

    For more information, please contact Megan at mcarter@MountainRec.org or 970-688-7333

    Ages: 16+
    Times: 8:30a-5:00pm each day
    Price: $275
    Location: Gypsum Recreation Center

    Register Here

Skills

  • NEW! Fall Family Archery ClinicThursday, October 6

    This clinic is geared toward youth and families who want to learn more about archery by getting firsthand experience shooting a bow and finding their inner Katniss or Hawkeye. Mountain Recreation archery-trained staff will introduce youth and their parents to the sport of archery. We will cover types of bows, shooting technique, and how to shoot your bow and arrow safely.

    Ages: 7+
    Time: 5:00-7:00pm
    Price: $25
    Location: Edwards Field House

    Register Here

  • Edwards Belay ClinicsTuesdays, 6:30pm-8pm

    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 either the Edwards Field House or Gypsum Recreation Center’s climbing tower, so come ready to climb.

    Dates: Tuesdays
    Times: 6:30pm-8pm
    Ages: 14+
    Price: $5
    Location: Edwards Field House

    Register Here

     

  • Gypsum Belay ClinicsThursdays, 6:30pm-8pm

    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 either the Edwards Field House or Gypsum Recreation Center’s climbing tower, so come ready to climb.

    Dates: Thursdays
    Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Ages: 14+
    Price: $5
    Location: Gypsum Rec Center

    Register Here

  • Community Kayaking ClubNew dates coming soon!

    In partnership with Zealous Schools, Mountain Recreation is excited to offer a unique opportunity for new and experienced boaters alike to practice essential skills and build community! Whether you’re dusting off your paddle for the season or picking one up for the first time, qualified instructors and youth leaders from Zealous will be available to assist you in developing essential skills needed to safely recreate in a kayak. These events will also be a great opportunity to meet other boaters to get out on the river with. This community focused program is great for newer kayakers looking to learn to roll and paddle, as well as experienced paddlers who would like to meet other boaters and practice skills before hitting the river this season!

    It is encouraged you bring your own boat/paddling gear, Zealous has some loaner equipment available but it is primarily youth-sized. Mountain Recreation will have some PFD’s available for participants to borrow.

    En asociación con Zealous Schools, Mountain Recreation se complace en ofrecer una oportunidad única para que los navegantes nuevos y experimentados practiquen habilidades esenciales y construyan una comunidad. Ya sea que esté desempolvando su remo para la temporada o recogiendo uno por primera vez, los instructores calificados y los líderes juveniles de Zealous estarán disponibles para ayudarlo a desarrollar las habilidades esenciales necesarias para recrearse de manera segura en un kayak. Estos eventos también serán una gran oportunidad para conocer a otros navegantes con quienes salir al río. ¡Este programa centrado en la comunidad es excelente para los kayakistas más nuevos que buscan aprender a rodar y remar, así como a los remeros experimentados que desean conocer a otros navegantes y practicar habilidades antes de llegar al río esta temporada!

    Se recomienda que traiga su propio bote/equipo de remo, Zealous tiene algunos equipos de préstamo disponibles, pero son principalmente de tamaño juvenil. Mountain Recreation tendrá algunos PFD disponibles para que los participantes los tomen prestados.

    Dates: August 5
    Times: 5pm-7pm
    Ages: 13+
    Price: $20
    Location: Gypsum Creek Pool

     

    REGISTER HERE

Leisure

  • Community Climbing NightsMondays and Fridays Starting in October

    Join us for a Community Climbing Night starting in October, 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.

    Dates: Mondays in Edwards and Fridays in Gypsum–starting in October
    Times: 6:30pm-8pm
    Ages: 6+, all climbers under 13 must be accompanied by someone who is 16+
    Price: $5
    Location: Edwards Field House (Mondays) and Gypsum Recreation Center (Fridays)

    Edwards Registration

    Gypsum Registration

  • Fall Freestyle BMX Camp IIFor anyone 16+

    This Mountain Rec BMX program will cover some of the basics of BMX as well as freestyle riding concepts such as jumps and riding techniques. Head Coach Adam Wasson has years of professional BMX racing and coaching experience.  We are thrilled to have him developing and leading this program this fall!

    Dates: September 1, September 8, September 15

    Times: 5:00-7:00pm

    Ages: 16+

    Price: $160

    Location: Minturn Bike Park

    Register Here

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