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Snow Mountain Ranch chosen as the only Colorado location to host Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Spend 24 hours this summer learning Bear’s extreme survival techniques – but remember, “It may hurt a little.”


Granby, Colorado, United States – WEBWIRE
Bear Grylls Survival Academy Course River Crossing, Colorado
Bear Grylls Survival Academy Course River Crossing, Colorado

“When I think of the perfect location for ‘adventure and exploration’, Colorado is definitely at the top of my list. It’s exciting that our programs have expanded into this region of the US, will be held at Snow Mountain Ranch, and that we have the opportunity to bring both our 24 Hour Family and 24 Hour Adult Survival Courses to individuals as well as parents and their children,” says Bear Grylls.

Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO – In an exciting new partnership, Snow Mountain Ranch – YMCA of the Rockies and the Bear Grylls Survival Academy (BGSA) have teamed up to bring the ultimate in self-rescue skills to outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado this summer. Snow Mountain Ranch will host a series of survival courses for adults and families on its property with BGSA – who chose the Granby location for its ideal backcountry offerings.
 
“BSGA knew immediately that Snow Mountain Ranch and YMCA of the Rockies would be the perfect fit and location for our survival courses in Colorado. With access to backcountry wilderness right on the Snow Mountain Ranch property and an incredibly capable staff, all nestled into the famous Rocky Mountains, this partnership will fulfill our mission for participants and provide survival training for even the heartiest of outdoorsmen and women in Colorado and beyond,” says Rachel Hill, Marketing Director for BGSA.
 
The 2015 summer courses at Snow Mountain Ranch will feature a 24-Hour Family Course, consisting of 1 adult and 1 child per registration ages 10-17, as well as a 24-Hour Adult Survival Course, which participants can sign up for individually. Courses are limited to 12 physically fit participants and will feature a wide range of learning opportunities. A team of highly trained experts will facilitate learning, offer advice and guide participants through this grueling 24-hour course. Participants will learn to forage, identify animal runs and lay traps, skin and gut using survival knife skills, navigate by day and by night, build emergency shelters, stalk, protect from attack, wilderness first aid, and much more.

The BGSA has been in operation for more than two years in the United Kingdom and various other locations around the world and this summer marks its second season in the United States.
 
“When I think of the perfect location for ‘adventure and exploration’, Colorado is definitely at the top of my list. It’s exciting that our programs have expanded into this region of the US, will be held at Snow Mountain Ranch, and that we have the opportunity to bring both our 24 Hour Family and 24 Hour Adult Survival Courses to individuals as well as parents and their children,” says Bear Grylls.
 
Courses at Snow Mountain Ranch will span June through September and those interested are encouraged to sign up soon, as dates fill fast. Visit www.beargryllssurvivalacademy.com for more information and to register today.
 
Lodging at Snow Mountain Ranch:
Friends and family of BGSA participants are invited to lodge at Snow Mountain Ranch before, during and after the survival course experience.  Campsites start at $49/night, Lodge Rooms from $104 and Cabins for as little as $189. Or, stay in a Yurt for only $99/night. Availability is limited. Please call 888-613-9622 to book your stay.
 
About the courses:
• The Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24 Hour Courses will run from midday –midday
• Course comprises an intensive survival skills course as outlined above with overnight stay in shelter
• On completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge and certificate
• All meals, selected supplies kit & accommodation included during course
• Limited to 12 places
• Family Course is open to 10-17 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult
• Cost for Family Course is $589 for two places, child & adult, children must be aged between 10-17 years and both parties must be physically active for the Family Course. Cost is $399 per person for Adult Survival Course.
• To book call 1-877-742-2925, visit www.beargryllssurvivalacademy.com or email: enquiries@beargryllssurvivalacademy.com
 
24hr Family Course Dates:
June 17-18
July 8-9
 
24hr Adult Course Dates:
June 15-16 (fully booked)
June 26-27
August 22-23
September 12-13
 
About YMCA of the Rockies:
YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  This is accomplished through serving conferences of a religious, educational, or recreational nature, providing unifying experiences for families, offering traditional summer camping experiences for boys and girls, and serving our staff with leadership opportunities and productive work experiences.  Two locations in Colorado, the Estes Park Center in Estes Park and Snow Mountain Ranch located near Winter Park. Visit
www.ymcarockies.org for more information.
 
About BGSA:
Regarded as the most challenging and empowering survival course on the planet, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy (BGSA) is designed to provide enthusiasts from around the world the opportunity to learn Bear’s extreme survival techniques. The current portfolio of courses are tailored to both adults and young explorers, in diverse locations including the mountains and forests of the UK, the mountains of Colorado, New York State and California in the USA, the deserts of the UAE, the vast wilderness of Australia and the wild terrain of Zimbabwe; with planned launches in both South Africa and China.
 
About Bear Grylls:
Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, watching him pit himself against Mother Nature. His TV show, Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor, became one of the most watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. He also hosts the hit adventure show Running Wild on NBC in America, as well as The Island with Bear Grylls for Channel 4 and Mission Survive with Bear Grylls for ITV in the UK. He is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Lt- Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos. He has authored 15 books, including the No 1 Bestseller: Mud Sweat & Tears which was voted the most influential book in China for 2012. 2015 will see the author entering new territory with the release of his first fiction thriller book series, promised to combine the best of Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones.
 
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