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“OWA is a great experience in a beautiful part of Colorado. All the counselors are really helpful, fun, and flexible. They help you safely step outside of your comfort zone and personalize your experience. I became close with other campers and built good relationships”- Sage, age 14
Austin, TX



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Q: What does OWA do?

OWA is an adventure based guide service specializes in small group and custom programs in rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking & hiking as well as mountain biking.

Q: Where does OWA operate?

OWA leads trip through the rocky mountain and Southwestern United States as well as Mexico and South America. Our primary focus is Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Texas. We spend the Winters in Dripping Springs, Texas and guide at Reimers Ranch, The Greenbelt, Enchanted Rock and Reveille Peak Ranch during the Summer we are based in the mountains of Central Colorado and guide on numerous peaks and rock climbing areas there including 11 mile canyon, Turkey rocks, South Platte areas and South Park areas.

Q: Where does a program participant fly to?

A: For Summer Camp programs participants fly into the Denver International Airport.
B: For Moab/Fruita participants fly into the Grand Junction Airport.
C: For Yellowstone and Wind River Trips participants fly into the Jackson Hole Airport.
D: For Mexico Volcano Trips participants fly into the Mexico City Airport.
E: For Texas Hill Country Trips participants fly into the Austin International Airport.

Q: What time should a program participant arrive and depart at Denver International Airport?

A: We ask all participants to schedule flights between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. An OWA staff member will be waiting for the youth at the fountain next to the upstairs escalator. The staff member’s name and cell phone number will be e-mailed to you a few days before the start of camp.

Q: What time should I bring my youth to camp if I am driving to the camp?

A: Drop off time is between 2:00 and 5:00 at Bison Peak Lodge. Pick up time is between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Q: What should I bring with me on an OWA trip?

A: A detailed equipment list can be found under Forms. Click here for more information.

Q: How can I contact my child at camp?

A: We ask parents and campers to limit phone calls to 1 per week. Parents can send emails to campers that we will print and hand directly to them. Send the email to info@owa.com and put your camper’s name in the subject line.

Q: How much spending money should my youth bring to camp?

A: Most campers bring between $25.00 and $50.00 to spend during Town Day and to buy snacks and drinks with.

Q: Should my youth bring a cell phone?

A: It is helpful for youth to have access to cell phones at the airport. All cellphones will be locked up in the lodge office during camp because there is no cell phone service at the lodge. A landline is available when needed and the staff takes a satellite phone with them during trips away from the lodge.

Q: What happens if my child becomes ill or is injured?

A: Parents will be immediately contacted at the emergency number on their child’s health form. A First Responder and a staff driver will transport an injured or ill youth to the closest Urgent Care or an ambulance will be called if needed.