It was all smiles from the kids on the Colorado National Monument trips this May. Throughout the month, 6 elementary schools and over 200 youth participated in 4-day, 3-night camping, hiking, and rock climbing experiences with SOS. In one particularly moving moment from this year’s trips, SOS guides set up an adaptive climbing system in order to allow a student with cerebral palsy to have a similar climbing experience as his fellow classmates. Through the help of numerous volunteer chaperones, parents, and SOS staff, the student was able to get up one of the climbs while his classmates both at the climbing site and further up the canyon cheered him on and applauded his success. It was truly an amazing experience for all involved and an incredible way to end the Monument season.
June marks the beginning of summer programs in Colorado and Tahoe. During the next few months, youth will experience rock climbing, paddleboarding, camping, mountain biking, and rafting adventures with the guidance of highly experienced summer guides. Just a few exciting excursions include: Colorado Masters participants will take part in a 4-day rafting excursion through the Gates of Lodore in Dinosaur National Monument; Summit County youth will learn the ins and outs of sailing on the Dillon Reservoir; Participants across locations will scale new heights as they learn to rock climb