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Our mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all, through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.

Thank you for the unforgettable experiences, we met some fantastic people too! -S.M.

"Glad to have this as part of Colorado Springs."

"I went to the last climb night that was held at Cityrock. It is a great introduction to the facility and climbing. Also, the volunteers make sure that you aren't feeling uneasy about climbing. If you are not climbing, one of them will come to you and find an area that is good for you. TJ is very patient and helped me make it to the top! I loved it! Thanks for offering this event to the community."

"My family and I just had our first experience with Upadowna this weekend at their Folk and Flannel fundraiser event. We had a great time as we learned about this awesome organization! The only thing we wish was different was that we had been a part of this organization sooner!"

"Such a great event (Folk'n'Flannel)! I really appreciate everyone who volunteered and worked to make the event a success. In particular I enjoyed the musical performances - I've always been a fan of Roma Ransom, and now I've added The River Arkansas to my list of must-see bands."

"Fantastic! Thanks for all you’re doing!  My boyfriend & I attended one of your climbing events a while back, and it really opened his mind to something he didn’t realize he liked.  You are making a positive difference in the community; thanks for that!" -Shelley H.

"Thanks for a great climb night on Tuesday! I had a great time, and it was fun meeting everyone and trying something new." -Tami O.

"Thank you for creating these opportunities! The entire UpaDowna experience has enriched our lives in a way I could never imagine. It's special and I hope you understand how much I cherish it!" -Sarah K.

"We had a great time and discovered a whole new set of trails to ride on!! What an awesome organization!!" -Chrysauna P.

"Thanks to the patience of many but especially Mark and Luke my 6yo, Lydia, learned how to ride her bike after her training wheels broke on the pedal party ride! Thank you UpaDowna for fostering an environment that truly made us feel welcome!" -Corrie C.

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EVENTS & Programs

Nov
20
Tue
Bleating Heart Night- A Fundraiser for UpaDowna @ Goat Patch Brewing
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bleating Heart Night- A Fundraiser for UpaDowna @ Goat Patch Brewing | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

At GPB, they love pairing good beer with a good cause. That’s why they are thrilled to host “Bleating Heart Nights” in the tasting room every Tuesday evening!

Where did they come up with the name Bleating Heart? Well, the sound a goat makes is called a “bleat” and philanthropic goat is clearly called a “bleating heart”.

By coming to the  Bleating Heart Night, every pint you purchase between 5pm – 9pm will result in a $1 donation to UpaDowna!!

On Tuesday, November 20th, Goat Patch will be hosting us! Also…Mira Sol Food Truck will be serving from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Nov
28
Wed
6th Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament & Indy Give! Fundraiser! @ Trails End Taproom
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6th Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament & Indy Give! Fundraiser! @ Trails End Taproom | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

When: Wed. Nov., 28th, 6-8pm
Where: Trails End Taproom
What: 6th Annual Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
How: Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-rock-paper-scissors-tournament-tickets-52026919918 participants donate to the Indy Give nonprofit of their choice at indygive.com (can also be done in person) and then sign up to play for either Team Camp Shady Brook or Team UpaDowna (both are in the Indy Give!!) Up to 12 people per team. FREE for spectators!

Join UpaDowna as we host a face off against Camp Shady Brook YMCA! This throwdown will be hosted at Trails End Taproom from 6-8pm on Wed. Nov. 28th! Who will come out on top as the BEST rock rambling, paper punching, scissor slinger?? Find out by signing up, or just hang out in the crowd to cheer on your favorite hand ninja! We’ll have two brackets of 12 people, and it will be a double elimination so you’ll get a 2nd chance if you lose the 1st round. FEATURING Celebrity Refs: Coba from RXP (Rock Ref) and Jason from Lincoln Street Barbers (Scissors Ref)!


It works like this:
-Sign up to represent a team (Camp Shady Brook or UpaDowna). Entry fee is a donation to an Indy Give! non-profit of your choice at indygive.com.
-Show up and show off your mad, hand ninja skillz! Check-in will begin at 5:30pm with competition starting at 6pm SHARP.

Rules:
The Throws: There are three permissible “throws” in RPS: Rock, Paper and ScissorsRock crushes scissors, scissors cuts paper, and paper covers rock. There are NO exceptions. When two players “shoot” the same throw, it is a stalemate and they must throw again. After three “ties” players may be subjected to a friendly/fun punishment.

-Rock can be thrown any way as long as the fist is clenched
-Scissors is formed with your index finger and middle finger extended and shaped like a “V”. It can be thrown horizontally or vertically.
-Paper is formed by extending all your fingers out. It is always delivered horizontally with palm down.
-The “Pump” consists of closing a fist, holding it out in front of your body with elbow bent at a 45 degree angle, and thrusting it up and down three times. This must be done in sync with the opposing player.
-The “Shoot” is when a player actually delivers the throw. It comes after the first three pumps ie: “one, two three, SHOOT!”. The delivery of the shoot must be in sync with the opponent. If the shoot or the pump is not in sync at any time, the referee may declare the action dead, or penalize the player at fault. (Penalties have ranged from push-ups to quacking like a chicken and other fun torture!)
-Two out of three wins the match until finals.
-All referees’ calls are final.

Jan
19
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- Aiken Canyon Loop
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure- Aiken Canyon Loop

UpaDowna’s 3rd Saturday adventures are an opportunity to meet new people, and explore new trails and hikes throughout Colorado Springs and the Front Range.  Our staff will lead a family friendly hike, open to all ages and abilities.

Aiken Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.  Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

 

Directions:

Feb
16
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- St Peter’s Dome Trail
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure- St Peter's Dome Trail

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Saint Peter’s Dome Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Begin at the intersection of Penrose Boulevard and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Take Old Stage Road (FDR 368) 6.5 miles from there to Gold Camp Road (FDR 370). Travel 1 mile to the trailhead on the right (north) side of the road.

*Meeting location subject to change, please check back for most current information*

 

Mar
16
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure-Shining Mountain Disc Golf
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure-Shining Mountain Disc Golf

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Join us as we play disc golf on one of Colorado’s only dedicated disc golf courses.  Please see https://www.shiningmountaingolf.com/disc-golf/ for additional course policies, and parking information.

Directions:  **Please park at the Shining Mountain Pro Shop.**

 

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