Will you go out with us?
You may already know that outdoor retail giant, REI does something different on Black Friday each year—they closed the co-op’s doors and invite the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people do that each year! It really caught the attention of our community. This year on Black Friday, YMCA of the Rockies is joining REI outside, and we’d like you to opt outside with us. Let’s skip the malls and celebrate life outdoors.
Join us on Black Friday, November 29th for many fun, outdoor and active adventures including the following:
Little Explorers: Explorers use their senses to observe and investigate the world around them. Take a walk with our facilitator and practice your exploring skills!
Animal Detective: Learn about animals that call the Rockies home. We will observe tracks, scat, bones, and antlers, then put our detective skills to work to see what animal signs we can find outside!
Bear Talk: Explore the lives of bears and how to keep yourselves and them safe in this bear-y interesting talk!
Treasure Trek: Put your thinking cap on and unravel clues that will lead you around property to find the treasure. Who knows where you’ll go, or what you’ll find?
Walk in the Woods: Take a leisurely hike around property to explore the trees, plants, and animals in our area and how they come together to thrive in our wild mountain woods.
Woolly Worm Hunt: Join our adventurous hunt for the mysterious wooly worms and learn about how animals use camouflage!
Playing in the Pines: There’s no better playground than the great outdoors! Get the kids together for fun, forest games.
S’mores – The classic, delicious treat!
Headed out on your own? We also have snowshoe rental available for those looking to venture into Rocky Mountain National Park. Stop by the Boone Family Mountain Center to rent the perfect pair of snowshoes!
There will also be many indoor activities offered that promote movement and activity:
-Knot Tying: Knot tying is an essential backcountry skill. Learn a half hitch, bowline, and more useful knots!
– Family-friendly escape room
– Indoor Kickball
-Air O’ Sport: Play a sport that combines frisbee golf and ultimate frisbee. Air-O-Sport is a fast-paced, non-contact team sport where communication and good teamwork are essential for success