Adventure Leadership Program


Young Adults Ages 10 – 13



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2017 ALP Brochure


If you need to create a payment plan, or need further assistance navigating our online enrollment system, please book a time with Spencer at our North Location.


Our purpose is to build a community of inspired young outdoor enthusiasts who, as leaders, possess the tools, skills, and experience necessary to make sound decisions.


At Genesis Health Clubs, we love working with kids. As our kids become young adults, we want to continue to grow with them and challenge them. The Adventure Leadership Program gives us the opportunity to engage with older youth outside the walls of our health clubs! We learn about climbing at our indoor facility, and take these skills outside to local climbing areas. We hone our paddling skills on Horsetooth, take guided whitewater rafting trips on the Poudre, and learn how to go camping or take a self-supported backpacking expeditions.

We believe that dynamic wilderness experiences have the ability to change lives and leave lasting impressions. As facilitators, we love witnessing positive growth and changes in our participants, and we know that the power of their experience is more impactful than we ever could be. Our first priority is always safety. The activities that we enjoy do not come without risk, but we let our adventurers take on appropriate challenges when they’re ready. An incredible thing happens when we educate kids about risks and what we do to manage them. They gain exposure to more complex decision-making and become empowered to tackle bigger obstacles while being capable of assessing risky situations in their own lives. We believe in the power of experiential learning, and deliver an experience that can help kids grow. We produce leaders who discover a greater sense of responsibility for themselves, their communities, and our planet.



Urban Adventures

For our blossoming outdoor enthusiasts, this week long program is a great introduction! Participants will get to experience the best that Fort Collins and its surrounding areas have to offer through going hiking, climbing, bouldering, canoeing, and tubing! We will cover Leave No Trace principles, group leadership roles, climbing and belaying techniques, with a primary focus on FUN!

Member $275 | Non-Member $300
Required $50 registration fee includes: program t-shirt, water bottle and hat.


Multi-Adventure Challenge (M.A.Ch.)

This program is all about intense outdoor activity! We learn how to navigate up rocks, along trails, across flatwater, and through whitewater! Each of these weeks look a bit different, but we maintain a focus on enhancing outdoor leadership skills and discuss how they can be beneficial to our everyday lives.


First Ascent Program

Designed with our climbing enthusiasts in mind, this program will advance any level of climber. From bouldering to top rope climbing, we go WAY more in-depth with climbing technique, belaying skills, knot tying, and anchor building. For a lesson in getting to the best crags, we will also be summiting some mountain peaks!


Frontier Program

The perfect introduction to front country tent camping. Ideal for youth who have minimal experience sleeping and living outdoors. We will learn how to setup a campsite, campfire, and navigate across trails! The Frontier Program is a prerequisite** for the Expedition Program as we cover many topics and skills that will be utilized on those backpacking trips.

Expedition Program

An unforgettable experience for youth wishing to take backcountry living to the next level! Students will embark on eye-opening experiences that foster the sense of community while empowering the students’ independence. Through learning how to pitch campsites and cook on outdoor equipment, each camper will harness an understanding of their self-identity while working with their community of other students. To ensure the proper experience, we can provide certain gear essentials (backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, tents, and stoves) and teach all the necessary skills.

**Our Frontier Program is designed to be a prerequisite for the Expedition Program, but we recognize that some participants may have the skills and experience necessary to skip this prerequisite. We will conduct a short interview with any child wishing to take advantage of this opportunity.

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