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Alumni and Parent

Travel and Education

CC on the Colorado 2011Remember how you ‘hung on’ to every word your professor said in class, and how thrilling it was to have lunch on the side of the road during a class field trip?  Do you miss the academic stimulation of the Block Plan? Ever wonder what it would be like as a parent to experience the CC classroom in your own backyard?  The alumni and parent relation office offers several such adventures each year for alumni and parents.  We hope to see you very soon one of our travel and educational programs. 

Upcoming Programs

Steve Weaver pic/Canadian Rockies

Block Break in the Canadian Rockies

September 25-29, 2013

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are a spectacular landscape of forest, water, rock, and ice. Magnificent in every season, they reach their scenic peak in early fall, when the larch trees at tree line turn brilliant gold. Join CC Geology Professor Eric Leonard and Geology Department Technical Director and professional photographer Steve Weaver for four late September days of hiking, geology, and photography in the Alberta Rockies. We will stay at scenic, comfortable Mt. Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis Country, just south of Banff National Park. Each day you will have a choice of activities – photography, geology, easy hikes, and strenuous hikes – or just hanging out at the lodge, resting, reading, soaking in the scenery or soaking in the hot tub. Early risers will have the option of taking part in morning yoga sessions led by Lisa Noll, Eric’s wife.

Cost for the block break in the Canadian Rockies is $1,450 per person which includes four nights lodging at the Mount Engadine Lodge, three meals per day, transportation to/from the lodge from Calgary, taxes, fees and gratuities. Colorado College will be the only guests using the lodge during this time and space is limited.  

**A non-refundable deposit of $500 holds your spot – nothing else gets you on the list. If the trip fills before you call, you can be placed on the waiting list.  We almost always have a cancellation or two before the trip goes – and that’s the list we’ll go to.  Call Jayne Blewitt at 719-227-8174 with your deposit.  *Airfare is not included in this cost.

Past Programs

moki mac

August 7-20, 2011
CC on the Colorado River


India 2011March 12-26, 2011
Escape to India

expedition antarticaDecember 27, 2009-January 9, 2010
Expedition Antarctica

expedition india 2009November 2009
Expedition India  

Greek IslesOctober 12 - 24, 2009
Voyage to the Greek Isles

CC on the ColoradoJune 5 - 18, 2009
Colorado College on the Colorado!

hitchcockJanuary 7-17, 2008
Alumni / Parent Half Block Program

expedition indiaMarch 15-30, 2008
Expedition India

Mexico's ButterfliesFebruary 24-29, 2008
Mexico's Butterflies

TuscanyAugust 9-16, 2007
The Marriage of Heaven and Earth -
Eight Days of Poetry and Art in Tuscany

CC on the ColoradoAugust 12-25, 2007
Colorado College on the Colorado!

half block 2007January 8-18, 2007
Half Block 

Incredible IndiaNovember 6-21, 2006
Incredible !ndia 

half block 2005January 10-20, 2005 
Half Block 


half block 2004January 5-15, 2004
Half Block 

Napa/San Francisco wine cruiseOctober 31 - November 5, 2005
Napa/San Francisco Wine Cruise

June 17 -27, 2005 wilderness and spirit
Wilderness & Spirit

July 30-August 2, 2004 baca mini blocka
Baca Mini Blocka


November 11-16, 2002polar bear watch
Polar Bear Watch