Adventure 1: Littleton (9-12 Grade)

Course Description:

This course provides instruction in the foundational adventure skills for students in grades 9-12. During the course, students will always be under direct supervision of an instructor. Upon completion of this course, they will have been taught the necessary skills to safely enjoy nature through a variety of outdoor sports. We focus on leadership and teamwork through physical and mental challenges. Most of all, this course gives students the opportunity to discover and develop their talents, abilities, and passions at the next level.

Course Objectives:

In this class, students will practice:

  • Navigation and route-finding skills
  • Efficient travel in the backcountry
  • Proper toprope belaying technique
  • Base camp setup and cleanup
  • Basic rappelling techniques
  • Knot tying
  • Outdoor safety
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Proper anchor construction
  • Self-rescue and partner rescue techniques
  • Teamwork
  • Servant leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Patience and stress management
  • Decision making skills
  • Adventure planning and resource management
  • Communication skills


With successful completion of this course students can gain a Wilderness First Aid certification provided by Venture Off.  

Scope and Sequence: 

This course is designed to stir students' passion for outdoor leadership, give them valuable technical skills, and put them in situations where humility, quick-thinking, and physical ability will be demanded of them. This is an introductory level course, meaning that students do not need any outdoor experience prior to starting the class. This course can be taken for the acquisition of new skills or as part of a larger trajectory to work as an adventure guide in the future.

Course Materials and Resources:

In class daily:

  • Binder or notebook
  • Pen & Pencil 
  • Appropriate active wear - for the current weather conditions


Various technical gear will be required throughout the course. All technical gear will be provided for in-class activities and outdoor activities.  A personal gear list will be provided prior to an upcoming trip.


Littleton Adventure 1 Schedule 24/25

Grading Policies:

As a homeschool enrichment class we do not issue grades or credits.  However, this class is designed to help gain certifications in wilderness first aid, which  requires successful completion of material to gain certification.


  • Phones will not be permitted in class except when required for assignments. 
  • Tablets or laptops will not be allowed in class for note-taking but may be used occasionally with permission to do assignments in class.


There is no cost to the parent or student because this class is a program of the Colorado Homeschool Enrichment. CHE is a publicly funded program to benefit homeschooled and private school students with programs to enrich their standard course load.  All students must enroll with CHE starting in the summer to be prepared to start class in the fall. Eligible students must NOT be enrolled in any other publicly funded program at the time of enrollment.  

Ineligible students may pay $4000 out of pocket for the course.  


The class will be taught under the direct supervision of Wilson McKay and his team of instructors. Wilson graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2022 with a degree in Outdoor Leadership and Business Administration. His passion for the outdoors began in his home state of Arkansas, then he moved to Colorado in 2018 to pursue a career in outdoor education. Wilson is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Educator. He is passionate about sharing the power of adventure with the next generation and empowering young people to achieve goals that they never thought possible.

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