Some Boulder County services returned in-person on a limited basis beginning June 1. Most services are still being offered virtually.

Resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19. For help, submit questions or call 720-776-0822 weekdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Fire Restrictions were updated on June 2 and remain in effect for western Boulder County. View the flyer and map for more details.

News Archive

June 8, 2017

Media Contact
Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Now Accepting Applications for Teens

Boulder County, Colo. - The
Left Hand Outdoor Challenge (LHOC) is now accepting applications for its sixth
season.

This
free program is designed for Boulder County-area teens ages 14-18 and seeks to
teach about various careers in natural resources as well as to develop new
outdoor skills.

The
upcoming LHOC season will span from September 2017 to May 2018 and participation
consists of attending one Wednesday evening meeting and one full day Saturday
challenge per month.

For
the upcoming 2017/2018 season LHOC participants will be able to engage in the
following activities:

  • September:
    Campout
    and Outdoor Skills Workshop
  • October: Rock Climbing
  • November:
    Volunteer
    Project
  • December: Ranger Skills
    and Defensive Tactics
  • January: City of Boulder
    Open Space and Mountain Parks Challenge
  • February: Winter Survival
  • March: Wildlife
    Interaction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • April: Mountain Biking
    Skills and Trail Building
  • May: Outdoor Skills Triathlon

The
program has received awards from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental
Education for best new environmental program, the National Association of
Counties Achievement Award for Children and Youth, and a Boulder County
Pinnacle Award from the Board of County Commissioners.

For
more information and to apply, visit
www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/challenge, contact Park
Ranger Sarah Andrews at 720-261-2495, or email
LHOC@bouldercounty.org.

To check out photos and challenges from past
years, go to the Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Facebook Page,
www.facebook.com/lefthandchallenge.