Today's Lesson: Working As One
Water Bottles

Expedition Survival Tip

The key to a perfectly gooey s’more is all in how you toast the marshmallow. For best results, position yours an inch or so above the flames.

Volunteer Resource Page

Thank you for joining the Big City Mountaineers team!


Background Check Information


Packing Lists

Adult Packing List – Backpacking

Adult Packing List – Canoeing

Adult Packing List – Colorado Overnight Camp


Food – 2017 updates coming this Spring!


Backpack Menu

Canoe Menu


Adult Handbook

2017 Adult Handbook


Pro Purchase Opportunities 

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Mentoring Resources

TED – Every Kid Needs a Champion

Games, Activities, and Initiatives (With instructional videos)

Resources for working with LGBTQ youth (thanks to OUT There Adventures)

TED – Angela Lee Duckworth: the key to success? Grit

Using the Hidden Rules of Class to Create Sustainable Communities


Outdoor Skills

How to Pack for Your First Backpacking Trip from (plus other great outdoor recreation how-tos under “Topics” on their blog)

Backcountry Lightning Risk Management – By John Gookin (excellent resource if you want to geek out about lightning)