Welcome to Kent Mountain Adventure Center’s School Programs.
33 years and going Strong! That’s not a typo. For 33 years we’ve stayed the course that defined our mission on day 1: “to provide personal growth through adventure.” We’ve accomplished this mission with a commitment to every student that is exemplary in the industry with rock climbing, canyoneering, backpacking, environmental education, ropes courses, private guiding, school groups, summer camps and more.
Over 10,000 students between the ages of 9 and 65 have experienced the KMAC curriculum. Whether it was rock climbing, a wilderness experience, outdoor education, or a team development ropes course, participants got more than an adventure. They were challenged, encouraged to think, and allowed to look at themselves, their limits, and those around them—realizing they can make choices. KMAC students are empowered to make decisions, look at the results, and then move forward, all along under the constant supervision and gentle guidance of their instructors.
It is not necessarily what we do at KMAC that is unusual. It is the approach we take towards our students that sets us apart. Participants are given the chance to discover and find excitement in their lives. We meet them on their terms, with an unconditional positive regard for who they are. We do not “push,” but rather “nudge” our students to go just outside their own unique zones of comfort to experience what that feels like.
KMAC is licensed by the State of Colorado to conduct courses and trip camps for adolescents and is accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association. We are members of the Association for Experiential Education and the Worldwide Outfitter and Guides Association, which provides safety management guidelines for outdoor adventure programs.
Over the past 33 years, KMAC has been selected as the wilderness trip provider for public and private schools, camps, and groups from around the country. It is important to us that you know how dedicated we are to our participants and their experience at KMAC. Here, we share a portion of this list with you.
We are proud to be associated with the following schools and organizations:
- High Tech Early College
- Alexander Dawson High School
- John Paul Adventure Institute
Castle Rock, CO
- Renaissance Magnet School
- Colorado Academy
- Morey Middle School
- Logan School
- Herzl Jewish Day School
- J-CC Ranch Camp
- Colorado Charter High School
- Cherry Hills Village Elementary
- West Middle School
- Cherry Creek High School
Estes Park, CO
- Cheley Colorado Camps
- Estes Park YMCA
- Highlands Presbyterian Camp and conference center
- Estes Park Middle & High School
Fort Collins, CO
- Colorado State University
- The Road Less Traveled
Oak Park, IL
- Chicago Waldorf
Grosse Point, MI
- Grosse Point Academy
- Liberty Christian School
- Hill Country Youth Ranch
- Young Presidents Organization
El Paso, TX
- St. Clements Episcopal School
- Good Sheppard Episcopal School
- Elmsford, NY
- Camp Echo Lake