“There will be team building. And there will be a chance for them to learn independence and to hear their own voice.”

Andrea Gallegos, Fifth-grade Teacher at Bellevue Elementary

Sun Valley Tour de Force, July 23-25, 2020, is produced by Intrepid Events, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Inspired by Maya Blix and Whitney Slade, Intrepid Events aims to create events for the community that support local businesses, offer unique experiences for locals and visitors and gives back to causes making a difference in the community. Sun Valley Tour de Force is the first event to launch with this group.

2019 Sun Valley Tour de Force Recipient Charity was Idaho BaseCamp, a Blaine County 501(c)(3) non-profit  

Funds raised during the Sun Valley Tour de Force weekend support Idaho BaseCamp’s Outdoor Adventure fifth-grade program, as well as their newly established after school program. The public-school students enjoy several nights of outdoor adventure education, free of charge, at Idaho BaseCamp’s headquarters outside of beautiful Mackay, Idaho. For many students, this is their first experience attending an overnight camp and their first-time camping.

The programs focus on internal growth, developing personal responsibility, team building and leadership activities. The students learn mindfulness skills, meditation and yoga. The outdoor classroom focuses on science, animals and the environment, with a special emphasis on nature preservation. With a no screen policy at camp, students experience full immersion in nature and ample quality time with their counselors and peers.

2020 Sun Valley Tour de Force beneficiary will be announced in January 2020.

Idaho BaseCamp’s year-round programs specialize in the building of one’s knowledge of environment, community and individual impact upon nature. The curriculum is rooted in the acquisition of knowledge gained thru both experiential and academic study. The new perspectives acquired while attending Idaho BaseCamp provide the internal balance needed to confidently and harmoniously navigate within the modern world. Learn more about Idaho BaseCamp.