Lab School

What is Outdoor Lab?

What is Outdoor Lab?

The Outdoor Lab Schools have been enriching the lives of 6th grade and high school students in Jefferson County for more than 60 years. With more than 6,000 students served each year and well over 350,000 alumni the 61 year old program, Outdoor Lab is the longest continually running outdoor education program in the western United States. Students are immersed in an outdoor academic setting for five days where they spend their time learning about themselves and how they fit into the world around them.


Windy Peak –

Located 9 miles outside of Bailey, Colorado, Windy Peak is nestled on 225 acres adjacent to the Colorado Trail. It was the Sylvania of the Rockies summer camp at one point. It boasts historic buildings and artifacts, a Kiwanis Astronomy lab, a trout pond maintained by Trout Unlimited, cabin accommodations and breathtaking views. Click here to visit the Windy Peak website.

Mount Evans –

Situated on 525 acres outside of Evergreen, Colorado, Mount Evans is a historic property originally known as the Dodge Ranch. The site boasts a historic lodge and out-buildings, an astronomy center, trout pond maintained by Trout Unlimited, dormitory style housing and incredible views. Click here to visit the Mount Evans website.

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