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Colorado Youth Outdoors brings families together – outside. With programs that introduce parents and their kids to traditional outdoor experiences and activities that can be shared for a lifetime, we are building healthy relationships within families and with our natural resources.
CYO offers an experiential introduction to the following activities:
- Trap Shooting
- Fly Fishing
- Fly Tying
- Spin Casting
CYO programs are offered every Wednesday evening in the Fall and Spring during 12 week sessions. The majority of programming takes place outdoors at either a Regional Educational Facility or alternative sites. The remainder of the program is at a centrally located classroom facility.
Once participants have completed the 12 week program they are eligible to sign up for any of our Adventure Series.
from the executive director
From the Executive Director – May 2012May 18th, 2012 by Brad
To all of the passionate sponsors of Colorado Youth Outdoors through the fundraising event The Maverick, I would like to Thank You. This years event was yet another record breaker. Record attendance, record funds raised and even record warm temperatures to go with the event. The Maverick would not be anything like it is without [...]
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Introduction to Waterfowl HuntingOctober 12th, 2012 by Brad
CYO held it’s first Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting class on Tuesday Oct 9th. The class covered duck identification, license/stamp purchase, Colorado and federal waterfowl regulations, flyways, shot shell selection and clothing choices. This class was taught by current CYO Program Instructor Greig McAlpin and is the first of 2 classes and 4 hunts designed to further the mission of CYO. This class also offers CYO participants the oppurtunity to learn waterfowl hunting through direct instruction in a low pressure environment. The 2nd class will include firearm safety, blind safety, possesion limits, decoy strategy and a calling demonstration. Of the 4 hunts scheduled; 2 will be duck oriented and 2 will be goose oriented. These hunts include both private and public land. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers will host a public land hunt at the Wellington State Wildlife Area in an effort to further develope their own hunter outreach strategies. This class will also further CYO’s effort in demonstrating that partnerships between non-proft organizations, state agencies and industrustry leaders are the key to getting kids and thier parents off the couch and into the field. For more information, please contact Colorado Youth Outdoors at 970-663-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relationships August 2012August 2nd, 2012 by CYO
Friends of CYO
I want to make sure you know how important you are to the success of Colorado Youth Outdoors. Success is measured in many different ways from participants truly sharing the gift of time building relationships, to established relationships with donors, to our fabulous volunteers who commit their time through our relationships, you all are what make up this wonderful family of CYO. You guessed it, this message is all about relationships and for those who we share a relationship with, Thank you.
Enjoy your families; enjoy our outdoors and God Bless.
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The Regional Education Facility at Swift Ponds is an incredible 240-acre facility and a perfect environment for strengthening families, promoting the values of sportsmen and educating people on the conservation and use of our natural resources.
This past fall a ribbon-cutting was held in celebration of the completion of an open-air pavilion, fishing dock and restroom. These additional facilities greatly enhance the use of the property which bosts 12 fishing ponds. Swift Ponds is a large group use area for picnicking, fishing, camping, environmental and outdoor education that is available to qualified youth oriented non-profit organizations.