Group Programs


Transformative teambuilding experiences. Cultivating resilient and compassionate leaders.

For over 50 years, Colorado Outward Bound School has been partnering with schools and businesses to help teams build skills for success. Through adventure in the outdoors, students learn social and emotional skills for life like teamwork, self-awareness, and social responsibility. 
Learn to thrive as a team on our high ropes course, while rafting, or somewhere else in the great outdoors! Join us at our base camps in Colorado and Utah, or we'll bring our team to you. To plan your adventure, contact our Client Relations Manager Rebekah Broder at [email protected].


We've combined our 60 years of experience in outdoor education with the latest research on social-emotional development to create our educational framework. Through challenge and discovery, our students develop skills that will last a lifetime. 
  • The Courage Workshop. Students will develop the courage to persevere in the face of challenges and work together to achieve common goals. They will return home with skills in assertiveness and compassion.
  • The Belonging Workshop. Students will discover their shared values and learn the power of an inclusive and caring community. They will return home eager to grow closer and support one another.
  • The Physical Engagement Workshop. Students will learn about experiencing and expressing oneself their the body. They will return home with more motivation for physical activity and tools to express their emotions.
  • The Reflection Workshop. Students will gain skills in examining and questioning their actions, relationships and values. Students will return home with the ability to see their connection and responsibility to their communities. 




We bring our expertise in expeditionary learning to business partners, providing a truly unique professional development experience. Our programs help teams develop values at the core of business success – leadership, self-reliance, accountability and the ability to transcend self-imposed limits. 

Programs for Businesses


The annual COBS course serves as the capstone of an intensive three-week orientation and team building process focused on integrating new Fellows to the El Pomar team. Spending a week in the backcountry together expedites the team building process, as the concepts of goal setting, creating a shared vision, encouragement, communication, trust, and vulnerability are all introduced and addressed in a safe environment. It is an incredibly rewarding experience that never fails to provide valuable personal insights and growth, while strengthening the rapport among co-workers.

~ El Pomar Foundation
Rafting or Canyon Backpacking | Moab. Utah
High Ropes Course | Leadville, Colorado
Teambuilding Activities | Utah & Colorado
Low Ropes Course| Leadville, Colorado
Hiking and Backpacking | Utah & Colorado
Camping | Leadville, Colorado


We're here to help you plan your group's adventure!

Did you know that we also offer programs for professionals and facility rentals at our Leadville Mountain Campus? Inquire about availability using the form below. You can also contact our Client Relations Manager Rebekah Broder at [email protected].

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