Clinics & Events

Outdoor Education has many weekly and blockly offerings on campus. Our clinics serve to introduce and solidify new or old skills. Most clinics are student taught, and all skill levels are welcome.

Outdoor Ed sponsors many events throughout the year, from movie screenings and speakers to celebrations and conferences.


Weekly Skills Clinics

Kayaking

Kayaking clinics will be held weeks 1-3 only. Mondays 8:30-9:30pm and Wednesdays 1:15-2:15pm. The pool is currently closed for repairs, clinics will begin Block 2.

  • Kayak Roll Clinics at Schlessman Pool: Come learn basic kayak movement and how to roll! All skill levels welcome. All equipment is provided. Just bring a swimsuit!
  • Kayak Skills Clinic at Schlessman Pool: This session is reserved for practicing specific whitewater skills. One previous roll session is required to attend.

Please see the event schedule or sign into SUMMIT to see our upcoming river events. River trips are typically run in the Fall and Spring. The specialty pool clinics are held throughout the year.

Climbing

Weekly clinics are held weeks 1-3 of each block! No clinics will be held during fourth week. Check SUMMIT for the dates and times of each climbing clinic!

  • Belay Clinics- Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym- Check SUMMIT for dates/times
  • Lead Clinics- Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym- Check SUMMIT for dates/times
  • Anchor Cleaning Clinics- Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym- Check SUMMIT for dates/times
  • Rock Rescue Clinics- Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym- Check SUMMIT for dates/times
  • Knots/Hitches Clinics- Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym-Check SUMMIT for dates/times
  • Aerial Silks- Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym-Check SUMMIT for dates/times

Avalanche Safety

  • 3-Tier clinic series utilizing the year-round Avalanche Beacon Park at the Outdoor Education Center.
  • Check SUMMIT for upcoming clinics:
    • 1. Intro to Avalanche Safety
    • 2. Single Burial Rescue
    • 3. Advanced Avalanche Skills

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Facility Hours

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.

Contact Us

(719) 389-6803

931 N. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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