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The primary objective of the CRMS Service Program is to provide character development and teach the value of hard work through service to the CRMS and greater community. In addition to developing practical skills while instilling a sense of pride and ownership by caring for the environment in which we live. The Service Crews are an integral component of the overall active program and take place two afternoons a week.

Farm to Table 


Horticulture - 
Students work in the school’s organic vegetable garden. They have the opportunity to learn all aspects of horticulture, from soil preparation to harvesting. The student-built geodesic-dome greenhouse, straw-bale building, and hoop greenhouse serve as the hub of the garden, and students maintain those spaces in working order. Food from our garden provides organic vegetables for our dining room.

Ranch - Students involved in this historic service crew are the labor force for the school’s ranch and horse operation. Students build and repair fences and corrals, maintain the irrigation ditches, feed livestock, and do numerous odd jobs around the 300-plus-acre property.

Culinary - Students are supervised by and work with the kitchen staff in areas of food preparation, pre-meal setup, and cleanup. As the kitchen relies on students for key support in preparing meals, responsibility and punctuality are important.

Artisan


Glassblowing - 
The purpose of this activity is to serve the school community through the creation of valuable pieces of blown glass. In order to accomplish this, students go through an extensive safety orientation and then spend a good deal of time developing the skills needed to work in this medium. Teamwork is a vital element in the actual making of pieces and in the sharing of knowledge. 

Ceramics - Students in the pottery studio mix clay and glazes, load kilns, and develop a production line of plates, bowls, and mugs for the school dining room.

Blacksmithing - Students on this crew produce community projects such as bike racks, chandeliers, railings, coat racks, and table centerpieces. The students work in the on-campus forge with direct supervision by faculty.

Theater - All students have the opportunity to participate in two drama productions each year. Each fall CRMS students perform in a musical production - The Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical, and Grease among them. Spring drama productions have included Noises Off, Frankenstein, and Rumors, among others.

Conservation


Recycling & Sustainability - The recycling crew spends two afternoons a week collecting glass, paper, cardboard, and aluminum generated on campus and makes preparations for these materials to be transported to community recycling centers. This crew works to implement energy-saving and carbon-footprint-reduction initiatives and educate the community about ways to conserve energy and promote sustainability.

River Watch - Students are actively involved in monitoring water quality of the Crystal River. Service crews take water samples from the river and perform lab tests generating data on dissolved solids, turbidity, oxygen saturation, and more. This data is submitted to the State of Colorado and helps provide information for the healthy management of the river.

Trail Building - Students work together to maintain and enhance our campus trail systems. Tick Ridge provides an extensive network of trails for mountain biking and trail running with beautiful views of the campus and surrounding valley. In addition this crew may support local trail work initiatives as Carbondale and the surrounding area is a mecca of well-maintained recreational trails. 

The Trades


Bike Mechanic - 
This crew repairs and tunes bikes for members of the CRMS community in the bike shop on campus. The bike shop service crew teaches students about basic bicycle maintenance and repair. Additionally, the bike shop strives to promote bicycling as an efficient and healthy means of alternate transportation.

Ski Tuner - When the snow begins to fly, the bike shop converts to ski maintenance for the CRMS community. This crew tunes and waxes student's skis and snowboards at their request throughout the winter season.

Route Setter - The CRMS Climbing Gym is home to both the Girls' & Boys' Colorado State Climbing Championship Teams. Our extensive bouldering gym is the perfect training grounds for beginning climbers to advanced competitors, alike. This crew keeps the bouldering problems fresh by routinely setting new routes in addition to setting all new routes for a large state-wide high school climbing comp held in our gym each winter.

Theater Set Building - This crew hand-builds the sets for both our fall musical and spring drama productions. Partaking in everything from constructing large backdrops and architectural features to painting and providing the finishing touches, this crew is an integral part of the theater production's overall success.

Trip Logistics -  With our entire community heading out twice a year for Fall and Spring trips, this crew works with the Outdoor Program logistics coordinator two days a week to organize the food and equipment from our new Alpenglow Base Camp deployment facility.

Scholastic


Publishing & Photography - 
Producing the yearbook takes a full academic year. Although students are not required to participate for the whole year, some consistency is required and encouraged. The Yearbook staff takes all of the photos for the book and contributes the cover, artwork, and layout.

Peer Tutoring -
Students have the opportunity to mentor others in subject areas of expertise in this service crew. Typically this peer tutoring takes place in the evening study hall hours and is a great way for high performing academic students to share their passion and expertise while supporting other students in their areas of need.





Outdoors

Home Outdoors Service

Service

The primary objective of the CRMS Service Program is to provide character development and teach the value of hard work through service to the CRMS and greater community. In addition to developing practical skills while instilling a sense of pride and ownership by caring for the environment in which we live. The Service Crews are an integral component of the overall active program and take place two afternoons a week.

Farm to Table 


Horticulture - 
Students work in the school’s organic vegetable garden. They have the opportunity to learn all aspects of horticulture, from soil preparation to harvesting. The student-built geodesic-dome greenhouse, straw-bale building, and hoop greenhouse serve as the hub of the garden, and students maintain those spaces in working order. Food from our garden provides organic vegetables for our dining room.

Ranch - Students involved in this historic service crew are the labor force for the school’s ranch and horse operation. Students build and repair fences and corrals, maintain the irrigation ditches, feed livestock, and do numerous odd jobs around the 300-plus-acre property.

Culinary - Students are supervised by and work with the kitchen staff in areas of food preparation, pre-meal setup, and cleanup. As the kitchen relies on students for key support in preparing meals, responsibility and punctuality are important.

Artisan


Glassblowing - 
The purpose of this activity is to serve the school community through the creation of valuable pieces of blown glass. In order to accomplish this, students go through an extensive safety orientation and then spend a good deal of time developing the skills needed to work in this medium. Teamwork is a vital element in the actual making of pieces and in the sharing of knowledge. 

Ceramics - Students in the pottery studio mix clay and glazes, load kilns, and develop a production line of plates, bowls, and mugs for the school dining room.

Blacksmithing - Students on this crew produce community projects such as bike racks, chandeliers, railings, coat racks, and table centerpieces. The students work in the on-campus forge with direct supervision by faculty.

Theater - All students have the opportunity to participate in two drama productions each year. Each fall CRMS students perform in a musical production - The Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical, and Grease among them. Spring drama productions have included Noises Off, Frankenstein, and Rumors, among others.

Conservation


Recycling & Sustainability - The recycling crew spends two afternoons a week collecting glass, paper, cardboard, and aluminum generated on campus and makes preparations for these materials to be transported to community recycling centers. This crew works to implement energy-saving and carbon-footprint-reduction initiatives and educate the community about ways to conserve energy and promote sustainability.

River Watch - Students are actively involved in monitoring water quality of the Crystal River. Service crews take water samples from the river and perform lab tests generating data on dissolved solids, turbidity, oxygen saturation, and more. This data is submitted to the State of Colorado and helps provide information for the healthy management of the river.

Trail Building - Students work together to maintain and enhance our campus trail systems. Tick Ridge provides an extensive network of trails for mountain biking and trail running with beautiful views of the campus and surrounding valley. In addition this crew may support local trail work initiatives as Carbondale and the surrounding area is a mecca of well-maintained recreational trails. 

The Trades


Bike Mechanic - 
This crew repairs and tunes bikes for members of the CRMS community in the bike shop on campus. The bike shop service crew teaches students about basic bicycle maintenance and repair. Additionally, the bike shop strives to promote bicycling as an efficient and healthy means of alternate transportation.

Ski Tuner - When the snow begins to fly, the bike shop converts to ski maintenance for the CRMS community. This crew tunes and waxes student's skis and snowboards at their request throughout the winter season.

Route Setter - The CRMS Climbing Gym is home to both the Girls' & Boys' Colorado State Climbing Championship Teams. Our extensive bouldering gym is the perfect training grounds for beginning climbers to advanced competitors, alike. This crew keeps the bouldering problems fresh by routinely setting new routes in addition to setting all new routes for a large state-wide high school climbing comp held in our gym each winter.

Theater Set Building - This crew hand-builds the sets for both our fall musical and spring drama productions. Partaking in everything from constructing large backdrops and architectural features to painting and providing the finishing touches, this crew is an integral part of the theater production's overall success.

Trip Logistics -  With our entire community heading out twice a year for Fall and Spring trips, this crew works with the Outdoor Program logistics coordinator two days a week to organize the food and equipment from our new Alpenglow Base Camp deployment facility.

Scholastic


Publishing & Photography - 
Producing the yearbook takes a full academic year. Although students are not required to participate for the whole year, some consistency is required and encouraged. The Yearbook staff takes all of the photos for the book and contributes the cover, artwork, and layout.

Peer Tutoring -
Students have the opportunity to mentor others in subject areas of expertise in this service crew. Typically this peer tutoring takes place in the evening study hall hours and is a great way for high performing academic students to share their passion and expertise while supporting other students in their areas of need.





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