Can you believe it? Colorado Outward Bound School is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and we’d love for you to join us! We look forward to reflecting on all those that have supported and joined COBS in blazing the trail as leaders in experiential outdoor education over the past 60 years, as well as share our exciting vision for the path ahead. There are a variety of ways to get involved for our 60th anniversary – check ‘em out below and choose your own adventure! Have questions? Contact Colvin Hedgepeth, Development Director, or Britta Mireley, Development Officer.
Over the course of our three-week online peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, we’re aiming to raise $60,000 to ensure that COBS can cultivate compassionate and resilient leaders long into the future.
Want to go the extra mile for COBS? We’re calling on our community to step up to the challenge and set up personal fundraising pages! Our crew are the greatest ambassadors for our work, and we would love your support in sharing your COBS story with your networks. We’ll also be sharing a toolkit soon to guide you along your fundraising journey and help you reach your summit.
Mark your calendars for an epic adventure on September 8th, plan your route to Littleton, and meet us at the Chatfield Farms trailhead to cheers to COBS’s 60 years. You won’t want to miss this year’s event, as it will look a little different than our traditional fall gala. Think more outdoorsy, ample opportunities to interact with students, and even bringing a little bit of basecamp to life. Don’t wait to purchase your ticket (seating is limited!), grab your adventure buddies, coziest Colorado casual outfit, favorite memories from the trails, and get ready to enjoy an evening under the stars.
Here are a few details to keep in mind for the event:
Ticket sales have ended for this event.
Our individual ticket holders will have open seating at community tables, offering a chance to connect with someone new from the COBS crew.
5:30 p.m. Social hour with cocktails, interactive COBS experiences, and live music
6:30 p.m. Dinner is served
7:00 p.m. Program starts including a fireside chat with current and former COBS leadership and students, a live auction, and a special appeal
8:30 p.m. Grab a s'more and catch up with friends before heading home
Plan your bidding strategy now. You don't want to miss out on any of these amazing adventures!
No need to rent a tux this year! We encourage guests to embrace a Colorado casual vibe – think clean jeans/khakis/skirts with a button-down.
In order to support guests getting home safely, COBS is offering a free shuttle to and from the Littleton - Mineral light rail station (D line) to Chatfield Farms. Shuttles will start approximately 30 minutes before the event begins and run until the event officially concludes around 9:00 p.m.
COBS is monitoring COVID-19 levels and safety protocols and will adhere to Jefferson County guidelines. Our event will take place outdoors and in an open-air structure, but to reduce risk we are asking guests to take the following precautions:
Test on the day of the event. Please stay home if you test positive. If you have tested positive recently, please use this quick and easy isolation and quarantine calculator from the CDC to see if it is recommended for you to continue to stay at home and/or wear a mask in public.
Also, please stay home if you exhibit any of the following symptoms on the day of the event:
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of our amazing sponsors.
Marie Logsden and Buckstein
Bryan and Cynthia Mix
Peter O'Neil and Kim Reynolds
Bob and Joan O'Rourke*
Tarn Udall and Alex DeGolia
Jennifer & Mark Bales*
Louis and Erica Bissette
El Pomar Foundation
The Farley Family
Ben Fickett and Jess d'Arbonne
GFM | CenterTable
Ross Aviation / Atlantic Aviation
Lauren Schmidt and Eric Olson
Rebecca Grant Zarret & Scott Zarret
*Denotes digital campaign sponsors