Your group will stay two nights at the Benson Ranch, and CA parents and Concert Chairs Ann Benson Reidy ’88 and Kevin Reidy will be on-hand to be sure your group has everything you need for the perfect ranch getaway weekend.
During the day, you and your guests can enjoy Gold Medal trout fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. To be sure that you are outfitted appropriately for fishing, CA parent Tucker Ladd (who owns Trouts Fly Fishing, Denver's premier fly shop and outfitter) will provide fly fishing packages for each couple including fly boxes with flies appropriate for the fishing at the ranch plus Trouts hats and gear.
In addition to an amazing fly fishing outing, CA parent Woody Beardsley has offered to take the group on a special horseback ride at his family’s spectacular ranch, which is located just across the road from the Benson Ranch. The weekend will also include a wonderful meal prepared by Executive Chef and CA parent Nelson Perkins and music by CA parent Ted Parks and his band The Busted Bones.
As if a weekend at the beautiful Benson Ranch was not enough, each couple will also receive a framed special edition of four screen prints on collage from western artist Duke Beardsley.
What an amazing weekend getaway!
This package is for 8 people and includes a two-night stay at the Benson Ranch. The stay can be either Friday through Sunday OR Saturday through Monday. This package includes meals but does not include additional expenses such as transportation to and from the ranch. The date for the weekend stay must be mutually agreed upon by all parties and must be completed by April 1, 2021. The preference is for the stay to occur between September 1 and October 31, 2020.
Telluride Blues & Brews Weekend, with Private Jet
Three couples are invited to enjoy an extraordinary experience this Fall at the 27th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! With this amazing package, you will have the opportunity to travel in style, stay in style, and enjoy VIP access to one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country. Travel dates are September 17-20, 2020.
The special experience begins with your journey to Telluride. Your group will travel in style onboard a luxurious private jet provided by Jet Linx Denver. You will start with a preflight celebration in the private, members-only lounge at Jet Linx Denver at Centennial Airport. With a local Flight Concierge team on site to ensure a seamless travel experience, you will be relaxed and refreshed for the adventure ahead. You will then board a spacious Citation Excel or similar aircraft and take off for Telluride—no checkpoints, no lines, no fuss.
While in Telluride, your group will stay three nights in Margaret and John Matthews’ luxurious penthouse, conveniently located next to the gondola and the Market at Mountain Village. The single-level, four-bedroom penthouse enjoys 360-degree views and two separate living areas, as well as a pool and hot tub.
The true highlight of the trip will be VIP access to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! The multi-stage celebration of music and craft beer offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam-band, gospel, and soul performances accompanied by some of the best craft breweries in the country. With six VIP 3-Day Festival Passes, you will have priority entrance to the festival each day, access to the exclusive VIP Lounge with premium stage views, shade tents, relaxed seating, and access to the VIP Reception (Friday), the private VIP Grand Tasting (Saturday), and the Gospel Brunch (Sunday). Throughout the years, the Festival has hosted legendary artists such as the Allman Brothers Band, Lou Reed, BB King, Robert Plant, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, the B-52’s, Joe Walsh, the Black Crowes, Peter Frampton, Steve Winwood, Bruce Hornsby, and so many more. The 2020 lineup will be announced this Spring.
In addition to the Blues & Brews Festival, your group will enjoy dinner at The National, the latest fine dining restaurant in Telluride that offers unconventional, yet approachable, dining experiences. The Matthews have also arranged for Mountain Limo to transport your group to and from the airport, access to The Peaks Resort and Spa, and discounted access to golf at the Telluride Golf Club. To top it off, your group will be provided with concierge services, including grocery and alcohol delivery, ensuring that each detail of your trip is curated to your desires.
If you are going to visit Telluride, THIS is how it should be done!
This package is for 6 people and includes airfare, lodging, airport transfer, VIP 3-Day Festival Passes for the 2020 Blues & Brews Festival, and one dinner. This package does not include any additional expenses. Date for travel is restricted to the weekend of the 2020 Blues & Brews Festival, with an outgoing flight on September 17, 2020, and a return flight on September 20, 2020. The top bidder of this item acknowledges and voluntarily assumes all risk, whether inherent or otherwise, of property damage, personal injury, mental anguish, emotional distress, illness, death or other form of damage of injury arising from or in connection with travel by private plane. The top bidder voluntarily exempts, releases and discharges Colorado Academy and those associated with Colorado Academy, and agrees to indemnify and hold Colorado Academy and those associated with Colorado Academy harmless, from any and all liability, costs, damages, claims, demands, actions or causes of action whatsoever, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of any damage, loss, illness or injury from travel by private plane, arising from any harm, injury, illness, damage or loss to the top bidder or anyone traveling with the top bidder.
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A Night Out for "Hamilton"
The award-winning musical Hamilton is returning to Denver this Fall, and you are invited to the show. This package includes two fantastic seats to the Friday, September 25 show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, thanks to CA parents Denise and Mark Kay.
The previous performances of Hamilton at the DCPA have sold out, so these tickets will guarantee that you get to see the show.
Before you head to the show, enjoy dinner at BRUTØ, chef Kelly Whitaker’s swank restaurant at Dairy Block. Enjoy heritage grains milled on-site, a market-fresh raw bar, and wood-fired specialties, all thanks to a gift certificate from CA parents Reena and Such Majmudar.
Also included in the package is an autographed copy of Hamilton: The Revolution, a hardcover coffee table book that features behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, the award-winning libretto, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda which so you can dive deeper into this history-making show. The book is autographed by Bryan Terrell Clark who played George Washington in the Broadway stage show of Hamilton and who was on the CA campus in March for an inspirational All-School Assembly.
This package includes two tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance of Hamilton on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The seats are Orchestra A, Row K, Seats 6-7. These tickets cannot be exchanged for other seats or for a different performance of Hamilton. The BRUTØ gift certificate is for $150 and can only be used at BRUTØ.
Dinner Party for 30, Private Concert with Todd Mohr
You are invited to host an exclusive dinner party at your home for 30 guests, including a special solo concert by Todd Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Prior to the private concert, you and your guests will enjoy an exquisite meal prepared by Executive Chef Nelson Perkins.
Nelson Perkins is a CA parent, Colorado native, and graduate of the French Culinary Institute, where he earned the Grand Diplôme de Cuisine. Todd Mohr is one of Colorado’s favorite local artists, and his intimate show will provide memories for a lifetime.
This package is for 30 people and includes dinner prepared by Nelson Perkins at a private home designated by the top bidder and a private performance by Todd Mohr. Date for the dinner party must be mutually agreed upon by all parties and must be completed by April 1, 2021.
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Summer Concert Package
You are invited to enjoy FOUR of this Summer’s hottest concerts at Colorado’s best music venues - The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Doobie Brothers, and The Gipsy Kings!
Nothing is better than Red Rocks Amphitheater for a Summer concert! On July 10, grab some friends and enjoy The Avett Brothers with four tickets to their show. Then in late August, head back to Red Rocks with four tickets to one of the sold-out Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats concerts, including VIP parking, dinner backstage, and a signed show poster. Choose either the August 25 or the August 26 show.
Looking for a more laid-back evening of music? This package also includes four VIP tickets to a yet-to-be-announced concert in the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series. With VIP access and tickets to the UMB Bank area in the VIP tent, you will have the best seats in the house. (Check back in late March for the announcement of the band and date for the concert.)
And to close out your summer, grab a group of 20 of your favorite people for the August 30 Doobie Brothers concert at the Pepsi Center. Thanks to CA parents Eileen and Tate McCoy, Lockton Company is handing over their suite for the night. And you even get five parking passes. Talk about VIP!
Between the concerts, you can practice your own jams on an acoustic guitar signed by the Lovefest performers. Isaac Slade and G. Love will autograph a guitar while they are at CA, and you get to take it home.
Looking for a more laid-back evening of music? This package also includes four VIP tickets to The Gipsy Kings on August 19 as part of the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series. With VIP access and tickets to the UMB Bank area in the VIP tent, you will have the best seats in the house for the The Gipsy Kings’ concert.
This package includes 4 tickets for the July 10 Avvett Brothers concert at Red Rocks, 4 tickets for either the August 26 or August 25 Nathaniel Rateliff concert at Red Rocks (including VIP parking and backstage access), 4 tickets to the UMB Bank area in the VIP tent (including a buffet dinner) for the August 19 Gipsy Kings concert at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and 20 tickets (16 seats and 4 standing room) to the Lockton suite at the Pepsi Center for the August 30 Doobie Brothers concert. Food and beverages are not included for the suite at the Pepsi Center. This package does not include additional expenses such as transportation to and from the concerts, additional food, or alcohol. Tickets cannot be exchanged for other performances.