Educational Emphasis

Learn by doing

On a Deer Hill adventure, we accommodate your educational needs. With a 29-year history in experiential education, we can integrate a specific curriculum, incorporate topics related to the environment, teach our unique approach to leadership, create team-building initiatives, and plan time for reflection and sharing.

The rich cultural, geologic and natural history of the Southwest encourages a natural curiosity within students and adults alikePetroglyphs along the San Juan River that makes learning fun. Backcountry living creates opportunities for young people to challenge themselves. Working on community service projects teaches hard skills while leaving long-lasting impressions on you students and the communities with whom they work.

Moreover, our accreditation with the Association of Experiential Education reassures you that we take the safety, fun and learning of the students in our care extremely seriously. We have met or exceeded hundreds of standards in staffing, risk management, logistics and curriculum development.

“Wow, wow, wow! This trip was marvellous. Your staff was amazing and nothing but professional (but also so in touch with our students and accessible). The scenery was even more magnificent than I expected – it will remain in my head forever. The whole trip and operation was simply amazing. I am quite confident that this was an experience that will remain as a highlight with the students throughout their time here at Colorado College and perhaps their lives.” Julie Tetley, Director of First-year and Sophomore Studies and Advising, Colorado College