CHAMP Program

As part of the Colorado Tourism Office’s efforts to raise awareness of and appreciation for cultural, heritage and agricultural assets statewide, Destination Development offers a peer-assistance and training program for farms and ranches, businesses, museums, attractions and organizations that want to improve or expand their own cultural, heritage tourism or agritourism attractions.

The Cultural, Heritage/Agritourism Mentor Program, or CHAMP, exists to stimulate the development of high-quality cultural, heritage and agricultural tourism experiences for travelers in Colorado.

Cultural & Heritage Case Studies

SLVMA Case Study >>
Crestone Case Study >>
Montrose Historical Case Study >>
History Connections of Pueblo >>
Rio Blanco County Historical Society >>

Culinary & Agritourism Case Studies

Horse & Hen Case Study >>
Loveland Farmers’ Market >>
Berry Patch Farms >>
Mancos Project >>

Need a Mentor?

Could you benefit from the expertise of a peer mentor to help improve or expand your plans to offer a cultural, heritage and/or agricultural tourism experience?

CHAMP Application Information >>

Fill Out a CHAMP Project Application:
Application >>

Mentors may come from any region of the state.

Want to Be a Mentor?

Are you a subject expert with practical experience in a particular aspect of cultural, heritage and/or agricultural tourism?

Peer Mentor Application Information >>
Fill Out Our Application >>


Contact Kara Penn for both mentor and project questions or assistance.