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P.O. Box 347171
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415-516-9919

We are a growing NETWORK of local organizations using training and outdoor gear libraries to help connect kids to the outdoors across America. 

Summit FAQ's

FAQs

Who should attend the Summit?  

Anyone interested in breaking down barriers to the outdoors. Most of our participants are program staff of OEN member programs, and those considering joining the network. We also welcome those of you who are part of an effort to train youth service providers in outdoor leadership skills and/or to provide them with gear through gear libraries. Every year, there are attendees that fall into this category, sharing their knowledge and learning from us over the course of the Summit.

What is included in the one-day ticket option?

All workshops on day 2, Friday November 1st. Our Friday agenda will focus on allyship and a more inclusive outdoors! Continental breakfast and lunch are also included.

What time should my flight arrive in Denver on Wednesday 10/30?

Anytime before 4pm local time. We will have a meeting spot at REI's downtown Denver flagship store all day if you'd like to drop your baggage and explore Denver. At 4pm, we will all gather for a welcoming reception with food, drinks and good people. After dinner around 6:30pm, we'll board the vans and travel up to Cal-Wood as a group.

How does transportation work for the Summit?

Just like in 2018, we will travel together as a group after the welcoming reception to Cal-Wood Education Center. You are responsible for getting from the airport to the welcoming reception site, in downtown Denver. For cheap and easy airport transportation, we recommend taking the train from the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver, just a couple miles from REI. Following the Summit, we will provide transportation back to downtown Denver mid-day Saturday.

Is lodging included?

For Full-Summit Tickets, yes, lodging is included from Wednesday night 10/30 to Saturday morning 11/2 at Cal-Wood Education Center. Please note, bed linens and pillows are not included so you must bring your own. Lodging is NOT included for one-day tickets.

What do I need to bring?

Casual clothes, shoes for a hike, water bottle and something warm as it will be closing in on winter and we'll be at 6,000 feet in the Mountains of Colorado! 

In addition to a notebook, materials about your organization and/or program to share, and a thumb-drive with the slides/photos for your Program Share, a full list of suggested things to bring includes: 

  • Change(s) of clothes

  • Warm jacket

  • Bed linens

  • Pillow w/ pillow case

  • 2 pairs of shoes

  • Raincoat

  • Pajamas/sweats

  • Extra socks!

  • Hat

  • Towel & washcloth

  • Toiletries

  • Soap & shampoo

  • Shower shoes

  • Sunscreen (#15 or higher)

  • Sunglasses

  • Flashlight

  • Day pack

  • Waterbottle

  • Camera

What is the elevation and what how should I prepare?

The elevation of Jamestown is 6,926 feet above sea level. Some activities of the conference will take place at elevations up to 9,000 feet. Each conference attendee (and guests) are responsible for their own well-being during their conference participation. The most important thing you can do if you are flying in from sea level is to hydrate before you arrive, with continued, diligent hydration through your stay. Helpful suggestions for managing the effects of altitude can be found at  https://www.denver.org/about-denver/denver-resources/high-altitude-tips/. If you have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional for further guidance.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Hannah Shapiro at 773-885-4986 or hannah@outdoorsempowered.org or contact Kyle Macdonald at 415-516-9919 or kyle@outdoorsempowered.org