Teen Connects & Day Camps

Teen Connect

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:

Contact our office with any questions at 970-529-8222 or email Scott Soldat-Valenzuela, Executive Director, at scott@kidsatheartco.org.

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.”

Teen Camp

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More information will be available in May 2021. 

Teen Day Trip

Our Day Trip programs encompass all the fun of a Teen Camp into one awesome day. Aside from having a fun time, the Day Trip is designed to enhance leadership, empower our teens and give them opportunity to connect with new amazing friends. Trips are open for any foster, adoptive or kinship (and biological siblings too!) teens ages 10 – 17.

Highlights of a Day Trip:

  • *Transportation is included* from Heart of the Rockies Christian Church. Depart promptly at 8:15 am and return by 5:00 pm
  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Hiking
  • Many more camp activities


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6501 Brittany Street
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