For Ages 7 to 14 Years Old

Mountain Adventures

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Program Overview

Overview

Gear up for an adventure of a lifetime with our Mountain Adventures program! Our program is fully state child-care licensed and also permitted with the BLM and US Forest Service in the Gunnison National Forest. This summer day recreation program is for children ages 7 to 14 and is based in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado. Explore the Gunnison Valley Mountains while rafting rivers, paddle boarding lakes, climbing crags, hiking trails, or with a fly-rod in hand!

Our mission is to provide opportunities for personal growth and connection to the environment through safe, educational, and fun adventure-based activities. We provide quality outdoor adventure experiences for residents of the Crested Butte area as well as summer visitors from mid-June through August. We believe that children grow and learn best in a supportive, nurturing environment in which participants feel safe to take on personal challenges. Mountain Adventures practices Leave-No-Trace ethics and Challenge-By-Choice learning. 

Multiple activities are offered each day and your child must select one activity per day. Availability for each activity is limited, and is filled on a first come-first served basis. Activity is chosen at time of registration.

Immunization Records Information

A Certificate of Immunization, showing up to date vaccinations, is required for all children participating in camp due to our State Licensing Requirements. Regardless of what you have been able to do in the past, all participants will be held to the guidelines outlined below. The Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) requires certain vaccines based on age and you can find the most recent vaccine schedule on the CDC website at the link below. Your child is NOT required to have a COVID Vaccination this summer. Refer to the following link to ensure your child meets the state requirements.

Immunization Schedule

Your child will not be able to attend camp if we do not have a Certificate of Immunization reflecting up to date vaccines or an exemption certificate 24 hours before arrival. It is your responsibility to know if your child is eligible to come to camp based on the information on this form.

Schedule & Forms

Schedule

  • Mountain Adventures is offered June 13 - August 19, 2022, Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm. We will be closed on 4th of July.
  • Drop Off at 9:00am in Camp CB, located in the Whetstone Building (14 Snowmass Road).
  • Drop Off for Rafting and Fly-Fishing is 8:15am in Camp CB.
  • Pick Up at 4:00pm in Camp CB.

Late Policy 

Please note, our programming is complex and requires our participants to be dropped off on time and at the Camp CB drop-off location. Every participant is required to have a Parent or Guardian sign-in for each activity day, unless stated otherwise on sign up forms. This is required by our State of Colorado Licensing agreement. No exceptions are allowed. In addition to the sign-in requirements, we do not accept participants who are late for offsite activities. It is best practice to have all participants together from the beginning of all activities to cover safety rules, guidelines and expectations for the day. This best practice benefits the instructors and sets up participants for success and safety. If participants are late and the activity has left the Camp CB drop-off area, participants will be charged for that day’s activity and will be unable to participate. 

Forms

Please download and fill out the forms below. In order for your child to participate in Mountain Adventures, signed copies must be submitted to cbmtnadventures@vailresorts.com

Summer 2022 Registration Packet

If your child will receive any type of medication while participating in Mountain Adventures, whether self-administered or by staff, you are required to download these forms and have them signed by your physician:

What to Bring

The weather and climate of our high-altitude environment are not to be underestimated!

Exposure to the sun is extreme, and temperatures can change dramatically over the course of the day. Please make sure your child is ready for a day out in the elements. Please have your child come prepared with the following:

  • Day pack with the following in it.
  • Bag Lunch
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Shorts or lightweight pants
  • Rain jacket-while it may not look like rain, the weather changes very rapidly here

See activity descriptions below for specific activity needs.

Payment & Cancellations

Pricing

Discounts are also available for summer Vail Resorts employees and their dependents. Summer employment must be verified at time of registration.

Standard Pricing

  • Archery & Disc Golf, Mountain Adventure Day, Mountain Biking: $85
  • SUP/Lake Day, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course: $110
  • Rafting, Fly Fishing: $135

Pricing for Winter 2021-2022 Seasonal Program Participants

Discounts are offered to children who participated in a Winter 2021-2022 seasonal ski/ride program at CBMR. This includes Mini Cruisers, Cruisers, Mountain Adventures, Mountain Sports Team and School Groups.

  • Archery & Disc Golf, Mountain Adventure Day, Mountain Biking: $77. 
  • SUP/Lake Day, Rock Climbing: $99. 
  • Ropes Course: $102. 
  • Rafting, Fly Fishing: $127. 

Payment

Payment can be paid in full at time of registration or in 3 monthly increments. To qualify for the monthly payment plan option, you must have a current card on file and register your child/children for at least 8 days. Payment plan schedule is charged June 8th for programming during June, charged June 28th for programming during July and charged July 27th for programming during August. 

Cancellations

Due to the complexity of scheduling multiple activities per day for hundreds of children per week and providing staff with timely work schedules, we provide these opportunities for cancellation:

  • You may cancel with more than 48 hours’ notice to receive a full refund. Additional notice, whenever possible, is always appreciated. 
  • Cancelling within 48 hours of the activity will result in no refund except medical or family emergencies 

Parent's Manual

Each parent and/or guardian is responsible for reading this parent handbook and any supplements which we may provide from time to time. Mountain Adventures Summer Program will attempt to notify you of significant changes in services, policies, or procedures listed in this handbook. We encourage you to offer suggestions, comments and constructive feedback as well as your moral support.

Download Here

Activity Descriptions

Ages 7 & up are welcome for this activity and we provide all of the necessary equipment. 

Come experience the thrill and challenge of Archery and Disc Golf all on the same day! Experienced instructors provide a safe, fun and challenging environment for learning the skills and techniques of these exciting sports. Half of the day is spent with our professional and experienced archery instructors at our classic range or hiking along the mountain trails and firing arrows on our 3D course. The other half of the day campers will be travelling with instructors through forested trails playing the fun game of disc golf.

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Required: Closed-toed sneakers
  • A day bag 
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Durable footwear 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Rain Jacket 
 

Ages 7 & up are welcome for this activity and we provide all of the necessary equipment.

Spend the day on the sandy beaches of Blue Mesa or Lake Irwin playing fun games and swimming with our lifeguard certified instructors. Colorado’s largest reservoir located just West of Gunnison, Blue Mesa, stretches approximately 20 miles long and is a great way to stay cool during our hot summer days. Depending on the weather and other factors, the group may head to Lake Irwin, a high alpine reservoir sitting at 10,200 ft at the base of the Ruby Mountain Range. 

Also weather dependent, children may have the opportunity to use SUPs (stand up paddleboards) where experienced instructors will provide technical instruction in paddling skills and safe boating practices.   

Water toys, Frisbees and games are also provided for a day of fun in the sun! Participants enjoy swimming and wading, building sand castles, catching crawdads and playing in the natural world. Participants should be comfortable being around water, but no prior boating experience is necessary.

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • A day bag 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Swimsuit 
  • Durable footwear AND water shoes 
  • A towel 
  • A change of clothes 
  • Rain Jacket

Ages 7 & up are welcome for this activity and we provide all of the necessary equipment. 

Kids spend the first half of the day learning the art of fly-fishing! In cooperation with the expert guides of Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting, the group embarks on an educational and fun progression where participants learn to tie flies, cast, and try their new skills out at the trout pond. Afterward the adventure continues by heading to Blue Mesa, playing in the park or exploring local trails in the valley.

Fly Fishing leaves at 8:15 am from the Camp CB/Whetstone building in the Mt. Crested Butte Base Area. You must be at Camp CB/Whetstone Building for morning drop off at 8:15 AM sharp for the fly fishing days! The van will leave promptly after the 8:15 AM drop off. If your child is not in the van when it departs, they will unfortunately not be able to participate and you will not be refunded. 
 
WHAT TO BRING: 

  • A day bag 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Swimsuit 
  • Durable footwear AND water shoes 
  • A towel 
  • A change of clothes 
  • Rain Jacket 
 

Whether you are looking to dial in your braking, cornering or just feeling more comfortable riding your bike on a dirt trail, we have a mountain bike group for you! Prior experience and some ability is required: cyclist must be familiar riding a bike with only hand brakes (no pedal brakes) and shifting gears. Riders will be assessed and grouped into 1st time mountain bikers, beginner and intermediate groups.

We will not offer advanced biking groups this summer and we will not ride on Black or Double Black trails. If your child is at an advanced ability level, please look into CB DEVO.

WHAT TO BRING: 

Required:

  • Closed-toed sneakers
  • A properly fitted mountain bike, in good, tuned condition.
  • A good fitting bike helmet. 
  • Eyewear that fits and will stay in place while riding.  
  • Lunch and snacks. More than you think you need.
  • Water bottle/bladder. More than one, if using bottles.
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection.
  • A spare tube for the wheel size of the bike being used.
  • Rain jacket

Recommended:

  • Gloves, knee, elbow pads, bike tools
  • A mountain bike backpack. String straps are not allowed.
  • Thermal layer (not cotton).

Spend the day exploring and having fun in the outdoors! One of our most free form activities where participants can find themselves enjoying the day with their friends out in the wilderness surrounded by the epic and beautiful scenery of Crested Butte. Supervised activities include playing fun games and team building initiatives, learning the natural history of the valley, and building a respect and love for being outside. 

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • A day bag 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Durable footwear 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Rain Jacket

Ages 7 & up are welcome for this activity and we provide all of the necessary equipment. 

Spend the first half of the day floating the Taylor River with the expert guides of Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting. Experienced instructors take you on a ride through the rapids on oar-framed rafts. After the excitement of floating the Taylor River concludes, campers will finish up the rest of the day swimming at Blue Mesa, playing in the park or exploring local trails in the valley.

Rafting leaves at 8:15 am from the Camp CB/Whetstone building in the Mt. Crested Butte Base Area. You must be at Camp CB/Whetstone Building for morning drop off at 8:15 AM sharp for the rafting days! The van will leave promptly after the 8:15 AM drop off. If your child is not in the van when it departs, they will unfortunately not be able to participate and you will not be refunded.

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • A day bag 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Swimsuit 
  • Durable footwear AND water shoes 
  • A towel 
  • A change of clothes 
  • Rain Jacket

Ages 7 & up are welcome for this activity and we provide all of the necessary equipment.

This is the perfect day for first-timers, amateurs and experienced climbers. We will have options for easy to intermediate climbs. Participants will be encouraged to try climbing in a challenge-by-choice program with a focus on having fun, and gaining knowledge and confidence within the sport. This off-site activity will be conducted at different child-friendly, natural climbing areas in the Gunnison Valley. If campers show a natural interest in climbing, they will have the opportunity to climb all day and explore the sport further.

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Required: Closed-toed sneakers
  • A day bag 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Rain Jacket 
  • Long Shorts or Pants

Ages 7 & up are welcome for this activity and we provide all of the necessary equipment.

Find high adventure in the trees at the top of Red Lady Lift! In association with the Adaptive Sports Center, campers climb to the skies on challenge course elements such as The Swinging Bridge, The Pamper Pole and The Big Swing!

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Required: Closed-toed sneakers
  • A day bag 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Rain Jacket 
  • Long Shorts or Pants