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The Outdoor Lab Foundation will induct 17 new members into the Legacy Society

The Outdoor Lab Legacy Society is an extraordinary group of philanthropists and volunteers who are committed to ensuring that Outdoor Lab’s excellence in education and experiential learning continues for future generations. They lead the “because of you” legacy in our community with bravery and passion. 

Legacy Society members include all those who provide support for the program through ongoing donations, planned giving (bequests, charitable remainder trusts and other life income gifts) and through their extensive volunteerism with the program.  These members have been selected for being our strongest supporters in at least TWO of the categories of time, talent, and treasure.

The Foundation is thrilled to be inducting 17 new members next month at the annual "Because Of You" event. To learn more about the Legacy Society please visit our website. 

Be on the lookout for special information coming out about some of our amazing inductee's this year. We are excited to be sharing their personal connections and stories with you in the next several weeks. 


Outdoor Lab Foundation Youth Advisory Board gathers community support at last month's fundraiser

Last month the Outdoor Lab Foundation Youth Advisory Board held a fundraiser at one of the hoppin' local Chipotle locations and saw an amazing turnout of community support. All the funds donated from Chipotle will go towards their efforts of impacting local youth in our community, specifically Outdoor Lab high school leaders before, during and after they attend Outdoor Lab. 

Do you know a student who would be interested in serving on the Outdoor Lab Foundation Youth Advisory Board? Click the link to learn more and email for more information.

Outdoor Lab Foundation annual sponsor, NREL, announces 29th Annual Middle School Model Car Competition

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a sponsor of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, has opened registration for its 29th Annual Middle School Model Car Competition. The competition—open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth graders—takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. Before the competition, students can use their engineering skills and creativity to design a solar or lithium ion battery-powered car. On the day of the competition, awards are given for speed, design, and good sportsmanship. Schools may register up to four teams—two solar and two lithium ion battery—to compete. Parents, teachers, and administrators are welcome to serve as team coaches. Register your team now.


We are excited to welcome back our Community Champion Sponsor, Avid4 Adventure!

Avid4 Adventure 2019 Summer Overnight Camps are based at our very own Jeffco Outdoor Lab properties at Mt. Evans and Windy Peak. If your child enjoyed Outdoor Lab, consider exploring the summer camp options at Avid4 Adventure!   

At Avid4 Adventure Overnight Camps, 1st - 12th graders of all ability levels experience the transformative power of outdoor adventure. Their experienced instructors guide campers to build confidence, practice good judgment and learn to intelligently assess risks while taking on new challenges in sports like climbing, biking, hiking, backpacking, paddling and whitewater rafting.

 Between skit nights and campfires, cabin life and camping in the backcountry, there is something for everyone. Away from screens, campers experience authentic outdoor adventures in stunning places like Evergreen or Bailey, Colorado (Resident Overnight Camps conveniently located at Mt. Evans and Windy Peak Jeffco Outdoor Lab properties); Rocky Mountain National Park, Staunton State Park and Wyoming (Expedition Camps). Campers come away with a lifelong passion for being active outdoors.

Whether on site at Resident Overnight Camp or out in the wild at Expedition Camp, campers have an unforgettable experience — one that imparts lasting skills and confidence they can use throughout their lives.

Tuition payment plans are now available and — through March 15th — their scholarship application is open with the ability to receive up to a 100% scholarship.


The High School Leader Scholarship is available! Deadline is February 20th!

The Outdoor Lab Youth Advisory Board has been guiding the Outdoor Lab Foundation staff and Board of Directors on how to best serve the High School Leaders and interns who give so much of their time to the Outdoor Lab program. Their mission is to impact high school leaders before, during and after Outdoor Lab. The Youth Advisory Board advised the Outdoor Lab Foundation staff and Board of Directors that a lasting impact for these students would be to provide a scholarship.

The foundation on behalf of the Youth Advisory Board will be offering two, $2,000 scholarships. Be sure to check out this article for more information. 

The deadline for students to submit their application is February 20th. 

Would you like to learn more about the application process? Visit our website now. 


Spirit Wear Gear Available! 

Many students are “gearing” up for their upcoming Outdoor Lab adventure and we have awesome Spirit Wear options to commemorate the week-long experience at Mount Evans or Windy Peak!

 We’re excited to announce NEW gear options including ball caps and sunglasses, revamped versions of our beanie and water bottles, along with the return of our favorite royal blue t-shirts and hoodies. Make a donation and proudly show your support for Outdoor Lab.