2020-2021 High Trails Information

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What is High Trails? 

High Trails is District 20 Outdoor Experiential Education Program for sixth grade students. Students stay at High Trails, which is near Florissant, Colorado, for four days and three nights. Boys are in boy’s cabins and girls are in girl’s cabins with District 20 and Chinook Trail MS teachers in each cabin. Students attend outdoor classes called “Discovery Groups” in both the morning and the afternoon. Discovery Groups study Colorado history, geology, geography, orienteering, crafts, and many other topics. High Trails camp staff, District 20 teachers, Chinook Trail MS teachers and District 20 high school students provide the instruction for Discovery Groups. There is a Chinook Trail MS teacher with each Discovery Group at all times. This is a unique learning opportunity and is the number 1 highlight from middle school. Many students apply to return as high school instructors.

Please visit High Trails Outdoor Education Center for more information or contact Stephanie Wilcox or Andrea Varga for more information. High Trails also has an informational video and a blog.


The cost is $285.00. Fees cover lodging, meals, transportation, lesson materials, and the program itself. We believe that no student should miss the opportunity to attend due to financial need. Therefore, scholarship assistance is available. Please send an email to Tom Andrew at tom.andrew@asd20.org if this causes a financial hardship for you.


Academy D20 is now offering a secure on-line payment system for High Trails through PayForIt.net. VISA, Mastercard, and electronic checks may be used with this system.

Important Dates

                   High Trails Open House – TBD

                  Specific dates for each team will be announced later in the 2020-2021 school year.
                  Currently CTMS is scheduled to attend during the weeks of April 19-22 (Monday – Thursday)
                         and April 27 – 30 (Tuesday – Friday).

                 Team teachers will handout ALL necessary High Trails paperwork to students.  
                 The date of this is TBD at this time.

Additional Copies Of Paperwork If Needed

In the event you need additional copies you may make copies of the paperwork from the links below.

Complete High Trails Parent Packet

D20 Permission Form

Liability Waiver

Medical Paperwork Part A - Emerg. Info

Medical Paperwork Parts B, C, D

Packing List

This packing list was created with the weather at 8,500' in mind - lots of layers will help keep your student comfortable while up here at High Trails. Remember that students are outside in the sun, rain, and possibly snow!  Please pack with you son or daughter so that they know what they have with them. 

Packing List


Andrea Vargaandrea.varga@asd20.org

Stephanie Wilcox – stephanie.wilcox@asd20.org