Our unique teen lodge housing covers all lodging, meals and activities during the institute and offers teenagers the opportunity to experience the joys of learning, sharing and participating in musical activities within a nurturing, wholesome, and stimulating environment. Teenagers from all over the world return each year to renew friendships made the previous summer.
This teen lodge program is open to students ages 13 and older. Only very responsible teens should enroll in the Teen Lodge. Teen lodge reservations are made during the student registration process and NOT directly through Beaver Creek. Each teen lodge participant will have their own bed with two students per room. Hiking, swimming, campfires, and movie nights are just some of the activities they will get to enjoy together in addition to fabulous concerts.
Teen Lodge Guidelines & Information
Fee: $1,800.00 covers lodging, meals and group activities with the teen counselors.
Travel Parents/Teen: If the teen is traveling with his/her parents, please be sure to arrive in Beaver Creek on Sunday, June 18th for 4:45 check in. When flying out of the Denver airport, be sure to allow 2 hours at the Denver airport for check in and security. Really!
Travel (Teen Only): If the teen is participating in the Teen Lodge and traveling alone into the Denver airport, we provide an OPTIONAL service where we can arrange to meet the student at the airport and make sure they catch the correct Epic Mountain Express shuttle service. When they arrive in Beaver Creek, we will have someone waiting to meet them when they get off the shuttle. On their return home, we can arrange to have them catch the Epic Mountain Express shuttle service from Beaver Creek to the airport, meet them at the airport as they get off the shuttle, make sure they check into the proper airline, and get into the security line at the airport.
In order to take advantage of this service, you must submit a Teen Travel Assistance Form and pay the $200 fee so we can arrange when and where to meet your teen and make sure they get to the right place! The family of the student is required to make all air travel and shuttle arrangements with Epic Mountain Express shuttle service. Use this link to schedule Epic Mountain Express Shuttle. Colorado Institute of Music will not arrange or pay for any of the student’s air travel or Epic Mountain Express shuttle travel.
Check In: One of the teen counselors will meet the students for check in at the CSI front desk in Beaver Creek at 4:45 pm on Sunday, June 18th.
Be sure to arrange your travel so that you arrive in time for the 4:45 pm check in. If this is not possible due to airlines schedules, contact the institute office to arrange arrival on Sunday. Also remember that we are 2 hours away from the Denver airport as you make your travel arrangements.
Students can keep their luggage with them during registration and Teen Lodge check in. After the meeting they take a short walk together to the teen lodge and check into their rooms.
Check out the morning of Saturday, June 24th between 8:00 and 10:00 am. Remember that we are two hours away from the Denver airport as you make your travel arrangements.
At check out, each student will inspect the condition of the room along with a CSI Teen counselor and Beaver Creek staff. Any damages incurred during the student’s stay will be the responsibility of the students.
What to bring?: June weather in the mountains of Colorado can range from the 30’s to the 80’s. Packing layered clothing is the safest bet in order to keep warm in the evenings and mornings, and cool in the afternoon sunshine. There is also always a chance of a daily shower.
- layered clothing: warm fleece jacket/sweaters/long pants AND tee-shirts/shorts/skirts
- sturdy shoes
- concert clothes:
- water bottle
- sun hat and winter hat & gloves
- rain jacket & umbrella for afternoon showers
Altitude Awareness: At an elevation of 9700’ above sea level, it is important to care for oneself appropriately. Drinking lots of water is imperative for hydration. Letting oneself get adjusted properly to the altitude before engaging in rigorous physical activity is also important. This can take a couple of days. Altitude sickness can be quite serious and can lead to days of recovery. Please be sure to take appropriate self-care steps right off the bat!
Meals: Meals will be provided to each student as part of the program. Meals for Colorado Suzuki Institute begin with dinner on Sunday and will continue through breakfast on Saturday. Breakfast will be a “grab and go” option at The Charter. Lunch and dinners will be in various locations around Beaver Creek: Breakfast: 7:00 – 7:45, Lunch: 12:05 PM – 1:30, Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
Money: Students should bring a small amount of spending money.
Evening Activities: After the nightly musical events are over, there are scheduled activities such as hikes, movies in the teen lounge, and more. Be sure to bring the appropriate clothing to enjoy these activities.
Illness: If you are too ill to attend class, notify a counselor. If you get ill during class, tell your teacher and then go to the Institute front desk. A staff member will be sure to get you the appropriate care you need. Students who are ill enough to miss class or rehearsals must remain in their room.
Forms: Both parents and students participating in the Teen Lodge program are required to complete the Teen Lodge Form which includes a section on the student Code of Conduct. In order to attend, students also need to complete the Health Form and the Liability Release form which can be scanned and uploaded into the Teen Lodge Form.