Water World

Two Week Overnight Program
AGES 9-11

A new twist on our River Runners program sends us into the depths of majestic canyons for some of the region’s best flat water and moving water paddling! River Runners will spend two weeks learning the skills needed to navigate our regional waterways. We’ll captain our own inflatable SUPs and duckies and learn the paddle techniques and terminology needed to safely read river features and navigate obstacles along the way. Our first week will bring us to the warm waters and remote shores of Southwest Colorado’s McPhee Reservoir. Deep canyons and Ponderosa Pine plateaus will be our stomping grounds for a multi-day “surfing” excursion at one of Colorado’s largest reservoirs. You will navigate your watercrafts across the fresh water seas in search of secret swimming coves and driftwood beaches. Our second week takes us deep into the desert for a multi-day self-support river trip on the Lower Gunnison River through Dominguez-Escalante Canyon. We will spend our days paddling beneath the sandstone bluffs and hiking red rock canyons. On our layover day we will even search for hidden swimming holes! This aquatic adventure will send you paddling on epic waterways and sleeping beneath bright blankets of stars on the river’s edge!

Please click here to read our overnight policy.


Week 1: Monday – Thursday
Double overnight begins on Tuesday

Week 2: Monday – Thursday
Triple overnight begins on Monday


  • June 19 – 29

Status: open

Camp Type: Two Week Overnight Program

TUITION: $2500

AGES: 9-11

Challenge Level: 3

Telluride Academy's Overnight Policy

Our talented instructors work hard to combat student homesickness on overnight programs. For many students, this experience might be their first time camping or away from home! In the days leading up to the overnight(s), the instructors have positive conversations with the groups to get them excited and prepared for their overnight adventures. This dynamic gets interrupted when a student is picked up early from their overnight. For this reason, we can not accommodate early pick-ups, unless in the case of an emergency. If your child does not want to attend the overnight, or if you have prior commitments that require early pick-up accommodations, we ask that you consider choosing a day program instead. Please call our office with any questions or concerns.