Telluride Academy

About Telluride Academy

About the Academy:
Telluride Academy, based in the heart of the rugged San Juan Mountains, is one of the largest and most unique outdoor youth organizations in Colorado. Each summer, Telluride Academy, a 39-year-old non-profit organization, welcomes approximately 900+ students (ages 5-18) who participate in more than 120 diverse programs during the summer and after school. Telluride Academy offers programs that introduce children to the beauty of the natural world. Through exploration and play, we strive to inspire imaginations and instill an awareness and appreciation for the outdoors. Our curriculum encompasses specialized activities that focus on adventure, ecology, science, mountain sports, performing arts and regional and international travel.

Core values and goals:
Enrichment through experiential education
Inclusion of children and teens from all socio-economic backgrounds
Respect and recognition of the unique individual
Responsible environmental stewardship



June 2018 Telluride, CO
“The values of getting kids involved in outdoor activities, having fun, being safe, and learning about the environment, as well. I got to meet really incredible people and get lots of work experience.”
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