Outdoor Lab Leaders



JVA attracts many Outdoor Lab interns and volunteers. With our flexible schedule and the option to work remotely (like from Outdoor Lab), many students in Jeffco find JVA provides convenient access to courses. During the school week, interns live at Mt. Evans or Windy Peak all semester working with a new group of visiting students each week. They go home over the weekends. Our full-time students also find they have more time to volunteer as a High School Leader to travel with different schools for a week.


JVA students wishing to work with OELS, should complete the Outdoor Lab Interest Form to ensure their time away won't cause conflicts with their classes.

Our Pre-Arranged Absence Form is frequently used by our OELS students in order to plan for time away. Follow this link to access: Pre-Arranged Absence Form

Outdoor Lab Schools have been enriching the lives of 6th grade and high school students in Jefferson County for more than 50 years. With more than 6,000 students served each year and well over 350,000 alumni the 58 year old program, Outdoor Lab is the longest continually running outdoor education program in the western United States. Students are immersed in an outdoor academic setting for five days where they spend their time learning about themselves and how they fit into the world around them.

Mount Evans and Windy Peak Outdoor Lab Schools give students the opportunity to explore and experience subjects such as earth science, wildlife biology, astronomy, and forestry in a unique mountain setting. By engaging the students in problem solving, team building, decision-making and social interaction, the Outdoor Lab program helps to prepare Jeffco students for successful futures. For a detailed look at the curriculum we teach, please view the following field guides: 
Biosphere | Archery (Force & Motion) | Geosphere |Hydrosphere.

For more information about the Outdoor Lab Program visit: Outdoor Lab Program

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