RMH 2018 Schedule and Fees

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In 2018, Spring Canyon will offer 10 RMH Sessions as well as one RMH Transitions program.  Sessions of RMH are open to service academies, ROTC cadets, college students, and newly commissioned officers. RMH Transitions is exclusively offered to enlisted and officer veterans who are within one year of returning from GWOT-related deployments, and those who are within one year of separating from the service.  All participants must provide their own airfare to/from Denver International Airport.  Spring Canyon provides transportation from DIA for $40.

Rocky Mountain High — 2018 Session Schedule and Mentors

  • RMH 1-18 | 26 May – 2 June | Lt Col Greg Steeger, USAF

  • RMH 2-18 | 2 June – 9 June | Lt Col Heath Wharton, USAF (Ret.)

  • RMH 3-18 | 9 June – 16 June | VADM Dean Lee, USCG (Ret.)

  • RMH 4-18 | 16 June – 23 June (ACCTS International week) | Col Steven Sifers, USA (Ret.)

  • RMH 5-18 | 23 June – 30 June | CH Col Marc Gauthier, USA and Col Hous Waring, USAF (Ret.)

  • RMH 6-18 | 30 June – 7 July | Maj Tim Tormey, USMC and CDR Matt Drayton, USN

  • RMH 7-18 | 7 July – 14 July | Brig Gen David Warner, USAF (Ret.) and Col Kim Hawthorne, USAF (Ret.)

  • RMH 8-18 | 14 July – 21 July | Col Mac Langdon, USAF (Ret.) and Col Max Mitchell, USAF (Ret.)

  • RMH 9-18 | 21 July – 28 July | Maj Gen Rick Martin, USAF (Ret.)

  • RMH 10-18 | 28 July – 4 Aug | Lt Col Heath Wharton, USAF (Ret.)

A Preview of Adventures

Camp Buxton base camp is located on the Spring Canyon Conference Center grounds at 9,000 ft. just outside of Buena Vista, CO.

Here’s a sample weekly schedule:

  • Day 1: Intros to fellow RMH students and the guide staff—Inbrief about the upcoming week
  • Day 2: White water rafting on the Arkansas River—Team building
  • Day 3: Rock climbing and rappelling
  • Day 4: Depart for trek headed for a 14,000-foot peak in the Rockies
  • Day 5: Day 2 of your trek—Solo time to reflect on your experience
  • Day 6: Summit a 14,000-foot peak in the heart of the Rockies
  • Day 7: Hike back from the peak—Relax at the hot springs
  • Day 8: Final devotional time and debrief

Rocky Mountain High Fees

RMH — $500

RMH Transitions/Veterans — $25

Rocky Mountain High and the RMH Transitions program are made possible by generous donors and Officers’ Christian Fellowship.  Scholarships covering the program fee are available for those facing financial difficulties.  Contact us at outdoor@springcanyon.org for details and applications.  All applications for scholarships must be received not later than 1 May to be eligible for consideration.