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April 26, 2016

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Now Accepting Applications for Teens

Boulder County, Colo. - The
Left Hand Outdoor Challenge is now accepting applications for its fifth
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
LHOC season will span September 2016 to May 2017 and consists of one Wednesday
evening meeting and one full day Saturday challenge per month.

For
the upcoming 2016/2017 season LHOC participants will be able to engage in the
following activities:

  • September: Campout and Forestry Project
  • October: Rock Climbing
  • November: Volunteer Project
  • December: First Aid Certification and
    Ranger Skills
  • January: CPR Certification and
    Orienteering
  • February: Winter Survival
  • March: Wildland Firefighting
  • April: Final Project - TBD by teens!
  • May: LHOC Amazing Race

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 the Boulder County Pinnacle Award.

For
more information and to apply, go to
www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/challenge, contact Park
Ranger Jason Vroman at 303-678-6350, or 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.