Virtual Programming

Practice physical distancing while staying active!

The NSCD is providing programming through the form of both on-demand and live video formats! All on-demand programming is shared on our Youtube, social media pages and listed below, while our live streaming programs will all be on Zoom. Our Virtual Live Programming will be a series of programs designed to interact with participants in real time while also staying active and entertained.

Live Stream Programming:

Get Moving!
Zone Workouts
Hanging with the Herd

On-Demand Programming:

Adaptive Workouts
Tech Talks
Other Activities
Environmental Outreach

Virtual LIVE Programming Through Zoom

Get Moving!

Interactive games and activities to encourage people to get up and moving! We will start with a light warm up (very basic stretching) and go into an activity like simon says or a dance party. At the end we will do more light stretching and breathing exercises to (hopefully) calm down after getting some energy out. Geared towards younger ages, physical and cognitive.

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NSCD Zone Workouts

The virtual workout program will be a 45 minute workout guided by an NSCD instructor built to be done with no specific equipment required, and to help train for the various recreation pursuits that NSCD offers throughout the year. Each week participants will be provided with a workout outline to keep and can join NSCD to learn and train for a range of sports including: Rock climbing, Skiing (Nordic/Alpine), Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Paddle sports, Archery/Shooting Sports and more!

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Hanging with the Herd

Join the NSCD herd to learn all you have ever wanted to know about horses and horseback riding. We will explore all things horse including – horse care, feeding, tacking, grooming, various levels of riding, hoof trims with the farrier, and more. Chestnut, Cassie, Yogi, Blackie, Hawk, Moose and Touch will all be making an appearance along with other special guests. You will have to join us to find out who it will be each week! No equipment is needed.

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On-Demand Programming

Adaptive Workouts

Every week, the NSCD will post various workouts and exercises you can do to get moving and strong!

***Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Please consult your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program.
Any action in response to the instructions provided in this program is at user’s discretion. You should always warm up for a few minutes before beginning any workout and you should never exercise beyond the level at which you feel comfortable.
If at anytime you feel you are exercising beyond your current fitness abilities, or you feel discomfort, you must discontinue exercise immediately and reconsider your use of this program.
The user assumes all risk of injury in the use of this program and the equipment used to perform its workouts.

Dice Exercise: Amaris, one of our winter program inters, shows us an exercise we can do at home using a 6-sided dice.

Dance Cardio Routine: One of our winter program interns, Leah, puts together a dance cardio workout that you can do at home. Have fun!

Exercises for Good Posture: Steven, one of our Program Supervisors, shows us various exercises we can do to help facilitate good posture. Practice these exercises while watching TV, reading or working on your computer. Your spine and core will thank you!

ABC Exercise: Amaris shows us a fun ABC workout! Spell out your name, your favorite animal, favorite movie and so much more!

Basic Moves: Steven shows us some basic moves that we can do to help us get off the couch and get moving!

Outdoor Obstacle Course: Steven shows us some moves and ways that we can create our own outdoor agility obstacle course! Have fun!

5×5 Workout: Mike demonstrates a 5 x 5 workout! Enjoy!

Prepare for Archery: Join us for a workout tailored to prepare you for the sport of Archery!

Rock Climbing Workout: Mike guides us through a workout to prepare our bodies for Rock Climbing!

Paddle Sports Workout: Mike guides us through a workout to prepare our bodies for paddle sports such as stand-up paddle boarding, rafting, kayaking and so much more!

Parkour Workout: Mike shows us a workout to prepare for parkour!

Air Rifle: Mike guides us through a workout designed to prepare our bodies for the sport of air rifle.

Mountaineering: Join Mike as he guides us through a workout designed to prepare our bodies for mountaineering, which is the sport of climbing mountains through difficult and various types of terrain!

Hiking: Mike guides us through a workout to prepare our bodies for hiking! Hiking is an awesome and great activity to do all throughout the summer, not to mention, Colorado has some of the best hiking trails!!

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP): Mike showed us the parts and functions of a SUP Paddle in one of our Tech Talk Tuesday’s episodes… today, Mike guides us through a workout to prepare our bodies and muscles for stand-up paddle boarding!

Tech Talks

Tune in every Tuesday to learn about various equipment and tools the NSCD uses in programs.

Climbing Rope: Mike talks about climbing rope and its function, features and other interesting facts.

Climbing Protection: Mike talks about different climbing techniques and protection.

Figure 8 Knots: Mike shows us how to tie a figure 8 knot using climbing rope. This type of tie is critical for rock climbing!

Carabiners: Mike shows us all the functions and types of carabiners that are used in various adventurous and outdoor activities, especially rock climbing!

Rock Climbing Draws: Mike talks to us about climbing draws and teaches us how to make our own Alpine draw. Check it out!

Rock Climbing Shoes: Mike talks to us about different rock climbing shoes and their specific functions and qualities!

Sleeping Pads: Steven talks to us about the different types of sleeping pads used for camping!

Belaying and Belay Devices: Mikes talks to us about belaying and belay devices used in rock climbing.

Water Purification: Learn about how to filter and purify your water while you go exploring and camping!

Rock Climbing Harnesses: Mike shows us different types of rock climbing harnesses and their different functions and features.

Compass: Steven shows us the features and basic functions of a compass!

Sleeping Bags: Mike talks to us about sleeping bags!

Camping Stoves: Steven talks to us about camping stoves and their parts and functions!

Mountain Footwear: Mike talks to us about different types of shoes that are best for when you go on a mountain adventure! Always remember, that when you buy new shoes to break them in before you go out on your next adventure.

Layering for the Outdoors: Mike talks to us about the importance of layering for the outdoors and the best types of layers to bring with you on your next adventure!

Topographic Maps: Steven shows us what a Topographic Map looks like and how to read and use it!

Dry Bags: Mike explores with us the functions and uses of dry bag and why they are so great to have when you go on an outdoor adventure!

SUP Paddle: Mike shows us the parts and how to use a SUP paddle.

Sleeping Pads for Camping: Mike goes over the different types of sleeping pads used while camping!

Ice Axes vs Ice Tools: Did you know that there is a difference between Ice Tools and Ice Axes? Mike explains to us the basic functions and uses of both ice tools and ice axes.

Rope Ascension: In today’s Tech Talk, Mike talks to us about rope ascension and the tools we may use to help us do that while we are rock climbing! Enjoy!

Friction Hitches: In today’s episode, Mike talks to us about friction hitches!

Trekking Poles: Mike shows us how to use Trekking Poles and their parts and function!

Other Activities

Work From Home & Learn From Home Tips and Tricks

Cooking Recipe: Homemade Granola

Scavenger Hunt

NSCD Word Search – Advanced

NSCD Word Search – Beginner

Cooking Recipe: Eggs in a Basket

Create Your Own Mask

Coloring Pages

NSCD Bingo

Rainbow Art

Storytime: “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon

30-Day Journaling Challenge


Flashlight Constellations

Skee Ball

Chalk Paint

Environmental Outreach

Leaf Sketching & Recording: Check out this fun activity that one of our Program Supervisors, Steven, has provided for us! On your next walk or adventure outside, pick up a couple of leaves and bring them back home to try to identify the species.

Get Outside & Get Creative: Steven shows us an arts & crafts project that we can do by collecting items either from your backyard, outside or in the woods! Check it out and share with us your final creations.

Leave No Trace Campfires: While camping and exploring the woods and outdoors it is very important to follow leave no trace practices to help preserve the beautiful outdoors! Steven shows us how to build a campfire while minimizing the environmental impact of your surroundings. As a reminder, please follow all local fire restrictions and always choose a safe location to build your fire.

Build a Live Terrarium: Steven shows us how to build and create our own Terrarium! Have fun and share with us your terrariums by posting a photo to your social media and tag the NSCD!

Safe Surfaces: Steven goes through another leave no trace principle; how to camp and explore on durable surfaces properly and safely.

Bear Hangs: While camping, it is important to create bear hangs so that animals like bears and bugs don’t eat your food while you are away or sleeping!

Worm Farms: Steven talks to us about verma culture/ vermacomposting, also known as a worm farm!

Rock Stacking: Steven goes over rock cairns, rock stacking or rock balancing!

Water Conservation: March talks to us about the importance of saving water and shows us 5 easy ways we can save water in our own homes!