How to Become an OE Student Leader

The certification that you need to lead a trip depends on the type and length of the trip. All of our leaders must begin by taking the Assistant Leader Training (you can register on Summit). You can advance through our trainings (Trip Leader Training, Backpacking Leader Training) and also register for endorsement courses to lead more skill specific trips (e.g. Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding, Ski Resort Leader Training, Mountain Bike Leader Training).

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Summit has our updated trips, skill development courses, training, and certification schedules.

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Facility Hours

Outdoor Education Center
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
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The Ahlberg Gear House and Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym will be open during the summer on a limited schedule. The Bike and Ski Co-op will be available by appointment only.  Please visit each facility page for more information regarding hours and precautionary measures.

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(719) 389-6803

931 N. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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