Youth Summits: Park County, CO, Agenda

Park County, Colorado, Youth Summit Agenda

Tuesday, June 21
Welcome and Introduction to South Park National Heritage Area

3:00pm-5:30pm Registration And Check Into The Riverside Inn: 249 Highway 285, Fairplay, Indoor pool will be open.

5:45pm Board motorcoach

6:00pm Dinner and Park County Welcome: Fairplay Valiton Hotel: 500 Main Street, Fairplay (Built in 1922, Listed on the National Register)

7:00pm Walk to the lawn of park county courthouse: 418 Main Street, Fairplay (Built in 1874, Listed on the National Register)

7:15pm Youth Summit Orientation & Program Overview Of South Park History

8:00pm Board motorcoach and return to the Riverside Inn

8:15pm Element Groups Meet At Riverside Inn

9:30pm Student leaders meet in lobby for blogging and posting
Wednesday, June 22
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Pikes Peak Historical Museum, Gem And Mineral Hunt, And M Lazy C Ranch

6:30am- 8:00am Breakfast at the Riverside Inn

8:00am Board motorcoach and drive to Florissant Fossil Beds. Watch the NPS movie introducing the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

9:15am Tours and program: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Teller county road 1, Florissant ″welcome ″interpretation ″youth programs ″orientation to the nps mandate to protect the fossils ″walk the one-mile trail for a ranger-led interpretive experience ″return to the amphitheater to discuss how to help this national monument achieve relevance for a broader range of visitors. ″design a technology strategy that enhances the natural experience for visitors

12:00pm Lunch at picnic tables near the visitors center, provided by Costello Street Coffee house in Florissant. Element groups will eat at the monument and develop ideas for technological presentations for to the park's tech-savvy visitors. (rain plan: inside the yurt)

12:45pm Board motorcoach and travel to the Pikes Peak Area Historical Museum 1:00 Pikes Peak Area Historical Museum: 18033 teller county road 1, Florissant. Element groups will rotate through three stations, spending 20 minutes in each. Begin at 1:00, rotate at 1:20 and 1:40 and conclude at 2:00 1. Interpretation of ute artifacts 2. Prayer trees and medicine trees 3. Gems and minerals: review minerals collection, plan for the gem search

2:00pm Board motorcoach and travel to the parking lot of Lake George Community Park turn at one-room cabin, park near the horse arena.

2:15pm Lake George Community Park: short hike and search for surface gems and minerals 3:15 Board motorcoach and depart for the M Lazy C (A dude ranch)

3:30pm M Lazy C ranch: Colorado at work! Students are broken into four groups to understand what kinds of work it takes to operate a ranch for visitors: the horses and stables, the food, the housekeeping, the other ongoing activities with the chance to interview workers and owners.

5:30pm ranch dinner and entertainment at M Lazy C ranch: bbq dinner followed by line dancing lessons, music, roping, and horseshoes.

7:00pm Board motorcoach and depart for Riverside Inn

8:00pm Element groups meet

9:30pm Student leaders meet in lobby for blogging and posting.
Thursday, June 23
Service Learning At Beale Placer Mine;Working Ranches: Highplains Ranch And Hartsel Springs Ranch

6:30am- 7:30am Breakfast at the Riverside Inn

7:45am Board motorcoach and depart for Community Service Project at Beale Placer Mine located outside Alma on US Forest Service land.

8:30am Service Learning Activity At Beale Placer Mine Reseeding of this mining reclamation project along Buckskin Creek directed by the U.S. Forest Service.

The coalition for the Upper South Platte will provide trained crew leaders to supervise and work alongside students. (Rain Plan, Alma Town Hall)

11:30am Board motorcoach, travel to Highplains Ranch, 38037 HWY 285, Jefferson, CO

12:00pm Lunch and ranching program at Highplains Ranch ″Students will cook their own hamburger from Highlands beef raised on site ″Family members will address Women in Ranching ″After lunch, students ride a hay wagon to feed cattle (Rain plan, indoor arena)

2:30pm Board motorcoach, travel to Colton Sheep Barns

3:15pm Ranching activity at colton sheep barns
  • ″Hike to barns (15 minutes)
  • ″Preservation Scavenger Hunt (1 hour)
  • ″Talk with Ranch Manager for Hartsel Springs Ranch (30 minutes)
  • ″Hike back to motorcoach (15 minutes)
5:00pm Board motorcoach and travel to Como

5:30pm Dinner at the Como Depot Eating House and review of Como preservation projects. Element groups will rotate three stations, spending 45 minutes at each (allowing 5-minutes' time for walking in-between).

Begin at 5:30pm, rotations are at 6:10pm and 7:00pm

1. Dinner at the Como Depot Eating House, a historic railroad hotel. Commentary on the preservation work completed and on-going plan for the Como Hotel and Railroad Depot.
2. Tour of Como High School and briefly discuss (15-20 minutes) preservation efforts at the Como School Complex. The remainder of the time (25-30 minutes) will be spent in the Como Elementary School, currently the Community Center. Work on Friday's presentation.
3. Tour of the Como Roundhouse and briefly discuss (15-20 minutes) preservation efforts related to the Roundhouse. The remainder of the time (25-30 minutes) will be spent in the Roundhouse or lawn developing recommendations.

8:00pm Board motorcoach and travel to Riverside Inn in Fairplay

8:15pm Element groups meet and prepare for town hall
Friday, June 24
Town hall meeting

6:30am-7:30am Breakfast at the Riverside Inn 7:45Check out and pack luggage in cars

8:00am Travel with parent or teacher/chaperone to Jefferson Jefferson Community association building: 98 main street, Jefferson

8:30am Prepare for final presentation: Jefferson County Association building

9:00am Town hall presentation of recommendations and leader questions Jefferson County Association building

11:00am Youth Summit adjourns: depart for home

Last updated: September 25, 2015

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