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.  The Mountain Lab School is an outdoor education program open to all school groups. The Mountain Lab School seeks to enhance positive relationships and ignite a lifetime of learning and adventure by using the outdoors as the primary classroom.  

While IdRaHaJe is a religious organization, the Mountain Lab School gladly welcomes 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 sectarian religious perspective or openly proselytize.  During the planning process, group leaders can choose between a Biblically Based Curriculum or Character Based Curriculum.  All Mountain Lab School programs, facility usage and educational practices will not contradict IdRaHaJe’s stated beliefs as all programs operate consistent with its mission, values and doctrinal statement.


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Our Programs

Each partnering school can customize a unique program from a single day to a week-long overnight experience.  Day trips can be designed for all grade levels while overnight experiences are best suited for those in 5th grade or above. The Mountain Lab School includes a variety of class options including topics in adventure education, environmental sciences, outdoor skills and living history. Classes generally run for 2 hour time blocks and are taught by highly trained and caring adult staff.  For overnight groups we also offer a wide range of evening programs. Each Mountain Lab School experience can be custom designed for any type of school or educational group.   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.



“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.”