Junior Guides Program

The Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte is excited to offer our Junior Guides Program for the Summer of 2016. The Adaptive Sports Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through outdoor adventure activities. The programs we offer are inclusive to families and friends, empower participants in their daily lives, and have an enduring impact on their health, self-confidence and well-being. The Adaptive Sports Center is positioned to be the national model in adaptive outdoor recreation, providing year-round adventure programming for people with disabilities that has a lasting impact on the quality of their lives.

The Junior Guide Program offers youth ages 16-18 (must have completed sophomore year of high school) the unique opportunity to work alongside our professional instructors in order to provide life changing activities to individuals with disabilities. There is one session available each summer. Junior Guides are provided with a two day orientation, followed by a predetermined schedule assisting in all aspects of programming including event assistance, gear prep and maintenance, rigging and de-rigging for field experiences and time in the field with clients. Junior Guides are supervised and taught by the Adaptive Sports Center’s talented and professional staff. At the culmination of their experience, Junior Guides are asked to give a presentation to the staff of the Adaptive Sports Center on what they have learned, and give an example of a new program, piece of equipment, or idea they have to improve the program.

Only five Junior Guide positions are offered each summer and we are seeking youth that are motivated, excited to learn, open to new ideas, and have the time to commit to this experience. The experience involves required dates of assisting with fundraising and participant events. These fundraising dates and predetermined program schedule of a minimum of five days are obligatory for participation. Our application, guidelines and timetable are below. Please feel free to contact Steph Maltarich ( at the Adaptive Sports Center with any questions or concerns.

5 Junior Guides are accepted each summer.