Outdoor Education

The Mountain Lab School at IdRaHaJe

The Mountain Lab School

Since 1983, IdRaHaJe has been offering amazing outdoor education experiences through the Mountain Lab School (MLS).  We offer a wide variety of classes and activities facilitated by highly trained staff.  Join us for the best day or week of your school year.  We offer custom outdoor experiences that are aligned with Colorado State Standards.

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Our Programs

 The Mountain Lab School includes over 20 class and activity options taught by highly trained and caring adult staff.  Each Mountain Lab School experience can be custom designed for any type of school or educational group.   We offer programs for students of all ages ranging from 2 hours to 5 days.  Contact us today to design a program for your group.

Topics Include:

  • Rappelling
  • Climbing
  • Ropes Courses
  • Bouldering

Topics Include:

  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Riflery
  • Survival Skills

Topics Include:

  • Animal Studies
  • Geology
  • Erosion
  • Nature Hikes
  • Forestry

Topics Include:

  • Initiative Games
  • Team Building Challenge
  • Team Ropes Course (14+)
  • Group Scavenger Hunt

Topics Include:

  • Pioneer Studies

Setting and Facilities

Nestled in the coniferous forest of Colorado’s front range, near Bailey, CO, IdRaHaJe’s property is an ideal setting for an incredible outdoor education experience. At nearly 8,700 feet elevation, consisting of over 260 acres of forests, meadows and trails and equipped with multiple facilities and a myriad of adventure and educational resources, we can provide groups with a high quality program in a marvelous setting. If you are staying for an overnight experience, we have three winterized facilities with heated bunkrooms, dining halls and meeting spaces.  All participants, will have the opportunity to enjoy our exceptional Gym and Education Center which houses a 45-foot indoor climbing area, wildlife classroom, shops and full basketball court.

Mountain Lab School FAQ’s

Q. I notice you are a Christian ministry.  Are public schools and non-religious groups able to come, and will they be proselytized for the Christian faith while there?

A. We gladly welcome non-religious schools and educational groups to participate in our outdoor education programs; we have been serving public school groups for over 35 years. For such groups, we do not teach curricula from a Christian perspective, and nor is it our goal to proselytize our non-religious schools. Our goal is to provide an engaging outdoor educational experience characterized by excellence and exceptional customer service. We value every guest and treat each person that participates in our Mountain Lab School Program with dignity and respect.


Q. What makes the Mountain Lab School unique?

A. Unlike many other outdoor education programs, IdRaHaJe’s Mountain Lab School is a comprehensive outdoor educational experience where curriculum, instruction, activities and meals are facilitated and delivered entirely by IdRaHaJe’s experienced staff. This allows school leaders and chaperones to focus on building relationships and memories without worrying about teaching or running programs.



“We cannot express how grateful we feel for having a spot at IdRaHaJe for Outdoor Ed. We love our time with you all. The gracious way all members of the MLS team talk and work with kids is refreshing. The classes are excellent, the food is amazing and the kids come back better and more connected to each other.” – Sage Canyon Teacher, Douglas County Schools


“I am a former paraprofessional and have been to other outdoor lab experiences. This was my first time here, and I would like to say that this was by far the most involved and positive experience I have seen at any of the outdoor labs. The staff were excited, professional, positive and obviously had the kids safety and personal growth in mind. Thank you so much.  P.S. My child had a fantastic time as well.”