OUTDOOR LAB

It's time to apply!!!

Senior & Junior Leaders Needed for 2021-2022!!!

It is an honor, privilege, responsibility, and commitment to be a High School Leader for Outdoor Lab. Students who are juniors and seniors (occasionally sophomores) have the unique opportunity to serve as high school leaders for middle school trips. While at the week-long program, high school leaders help 6th graders learn about science, history, and mountain ecosystems, among other things. The leaders will learn skills in communication, critical thinking/problem solving, self-direction, personal responsibility, and stewardship. To many of the students participating in Outdoor Lab, the most important person is the high school leader, as they serve as a guide, teacher, friend, adviser, and a source of inspiration. In order to fulfill these expectations, the high school leader must be emotionally mature, use good judgement, and demonstrate a natural love and respect for children and the environment.

Trip details:

  • Jeffco District COVID protocols and best practices will be utilized for all students and staff.

  • Although COVID protocols are in place, this program would not be suitable for remote learner students.

  • Students will attend 4-5 days with overnight stays.

  • Leaders and middle schoolers will travel in small groups to and from the mountain sites daily in district busses.

  • Leaders will request either Windy Peaks or Mt. Evans as their preferred site, but guarantees cannot be made.

You must meet the following qualifications in order to apply to be a High School Leader:

1. 2.0 GPA or higher

2. No attendance concerns*

3. No behavioral concerns*

*As determined by Counselors, teachers and administrators.


If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, complete the online application. If selected, you must completed a digital Medical Form and a Pre-Arranged Absence Form

2021-22 Trip Dates

Wayne Carle Middle School - Oct. 26-29, 2021 4 days, with overnight stays

Mandalay Middle School - Feb. 14-18, 2022 5 days, with overnight stays

Moore Middle School - April 18-22, 2022 5 days, with overnight stays


Please see the INFORMATION MEETING POWER-POINT for more details.