Teen Connects & Day Camps

Teen Connect

Ages: 13 to 18

Frequency: Twice per month

The twice per month Teen Connect providing opportunities for up to 14 kids to participate in rock climbing in two different groups on Saturdays. This program is only designed youth who are 13 to 18 years of age.

Indoor rock climbing provides teens with many direct and indirect benefits. Plus, it’s fun! A few benefits are:

  • Goal setting (and achieving)
  • Decision making (positive, sustainable judgement)
  • Responsibility, Trust, Commitment
  • Problem solving, Creativity, Improvisation

Kids at Heart is proud to partner with The Young Ascenders to support teens in developing life skills.

The Young Ascenders welcomes youth from all walks of life into the climbing community and provides learning opportunities about support, communication, problem solving, resilience, self-awareness, trust, self-efficacy, positive thinking habits and more via climbing activities. Using rock climbing as a pedagogical tool, we have designed this program specifically for teens. 

Registration is limited to 7 kids per group from either 10am to 12pm or 12pm to 2pm. All new parents are requied to complete the following the Child Information and Caregiver forms (on the right side of this page).


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Who To Contact

Contact our office with any questions at 970-529-8222 or email Ethan Dexter, Executive Director, at ethan@kidsatheartco.org.

Teen Camps 2021

Summer 1-day Camps

Dates: June 10, 11 and July 8, 9 (1-day camp)

The Kids at Heart Summer Camps feature outdoor experiences provide by No Barriers at the field camp about 45 minutes north of Fort Collins.

Kids will experience new life skills designed to help foster, kinship and adoptive children overcome obstancles, reach new levels of personal achievement and share in the successes of other.

Enjoy a mountain adventure in our one step away from wilderness camp 45 minutes from Fort Collins. It’s an off-the grid, pristine playground where kids can discover both the natural world and their own innate skills and abilities. It’s a haven for imagination and possibility, a venue for developing friendships. It’s a supportive environment for kids to challenge themselves and expand their comfort zones.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 AM Kids travel by van from Fort Collins

9:30 AM Camp Orientation and Welcome

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Morning Activity

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Afternoon Activity

4:30 to 5:30 PM Return to Parent Pick-up location in Fort Collins


Why We Camp…

As Michael Unger, in Psychology Today writes, “…summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies.  There are the simple challenges of learning how to build a fire, going on a hike, or conquering a high ropes course.  There are the much more complex challenges of getting along with a new group of peers, learning how to ask for help from others, or taking manageable amount of risks without a parent following after you.”

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