Following a year that stopped us all in our tracks, COBS forged ahead with a busy 2021. Thanks to our amazing staff and their commitment to executing carefully constructed health and safety protocols, COBS operated at around 75% of pre-pandemic levels without a single COVID-19 outbreak on course. We were thrilled to see off-the-chart demand for our traditional open-enrollment courses. Families trusted COBS to provide their youth with opportunities to experience the restorative power of nature. We’re grateful to continue facilitating life-changing experiences in one of the best spaces to be during a pandemic – outdoors. These spaces offer countless physical and mental health benefits to help our students recover from this challenging time.
In 2021, the COBS team finalized and made significant progress on objectives for the path ahead through our new three-year strategic plan:
Enjoying the view on CCTM-141 Continental Divide Mountaineering.
Feeling some serious joy on CCGL-171 Leadership Semester.
Another epic view, this time experienced by students on CCTM-142 Sawatch Range Mountaineering.
In a year of rebuilding, our incredible donors, students and families, staff, and many others showed up in a big way. During the spring Keep the (Out)Doors Open campaign, 68 supporters helped raise more than $81,000 for the school. Thank you!
We look forward to our Black Tie and Tennis Shoes gala every year and were excited to bring back this annual event in 2021. While the event looked a little different last year, we were so thankful to gather again as a community, both in person and online. Thanks to the amazing efforts of the Governing Board, Board of Advocates, staff, and others, the digital campaign and in-person event raised over $280,000. A total of 387 contributions were made. Wow!
To those that supported their friends and family through the online campaign, thank you. To those that participated in the virtual auction, thank you. To everyone who came to the in-person event and experienced what it means “not to yield,” even to the weather, thank you!
We also want to share a special shout out to our sponsors and other champions.
From all of us at COBS, we want to thank all our 2021 donors. You make changing lives through challenge and discovery possible. Add your name to this list by making a donation to COBS today.