Mission Statement

Colorado Youth Outdoors is a unique pilot program that began in the Northern Colorado at a local High School with the simple vision of preserving traditional family values and enjoying our natural resources through hands-on outdoor experiences that kids and parents share together.

aboutIn 2001, Bob and Tom Hewson recognized the struggle that teenagers and their parents had in relating to one another.  In today’s world often both parent and teen feel disconnected from one another. From their own childhood experiences, these two brothers believed that traditional outdoor activities provided an ideal environment for youth and their parents to strengthen their relationship.  With a passion for families and the outdoors, Colorado Youth Outdoors was born.

Now as Colorado Youth Outdoors approaches its 10th year of programming it has moved out of the High School classroom and into regional educational facilities to better serve parents and kids throughout Colorado.   CYO is building on the past and building for the future by providing a very simple but invaluable gift to families – the gift of time together.
The mission of Colorado Youth Outdoors is to strengthen relationships between youth and their parents through traditional outdoor activities.