Rachael Abler
Interim Director/Associate Director of Outdoor Education
(719) 389-6943

Rachael began working for Colorado College Outdoor Education in 2015. Previously, she was the coordinator of the Outdoor Recreation Program at Colorado School of Mines, and has worked for various other outdoor organizations in both Colorado and Michigan. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Recreation, Sport and Tourism with an emphasis in Outdoor Programming from the University of Illinois. Her greatest passions for outdoor programming are providing first time experiences for student participants, and training student trip leaders to lead their peers in areas of hiking, camping, skiing, biking, paddling, climbing, and more.


Andrew Harrow
Assistant Director of Outdoor Education
(719) 389-6872

Andrew began working for Colorado College in 2023. Before joining the Colorado College team, he was the Director for the Community Activities Center on Peterson SFB and previously worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation and Education from Ohio University. His interests as an outdoor professional lie with connecting communities and reducing barriers to participation in recreation opportunities that facilitate personal growth, resiliency, and self-discovery.   

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Kate Nelson
Outdoor Education & Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund Coordinator

Kate is a Colorado College graduate and began working with the Outdoor Education Department in 2023. She is the president of the Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance and loves working with communities to protect climbing access and increase awareness and safety within the sport. Kate brings a passion for engaging with individuals and wants to create meaningful experiences for students excited about outdoor recreation, including expanding awareness and opportunities for under-resourced groups. 


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Outdoor Education Center
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
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Please visit each facility page for more information regarding hours for the Gear House, Bike & Ski Co-op and the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym.

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(719) 389-6803

931 N. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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