Mountain Kids!

AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM IN SANTA FE, NM

AT OUR CORE

Mountain Kids! is an outdoor education and adventure program for children in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We aim to foster a sense of community and personal challenge, while instilling a love of nature and all that it provides. Learn more

CAMP OVERVIEW

We offer hands-on educational adventures in nature for 5-16 year olds through summer camp and year-round programs. Learn more

OUR GOAL

To reach all children in Santa Fe and beyond, helping to create a healthy new generation of young people, that care about the earth and each other. Learn more

What if wildness is the highest form of the imagination?
- Terry Tempest Williams

2019 Programs
OUR TEAM
All Mountain Kids Staff are trained in First Aid and CPR (at a minimum) and have passed a criminal background check. Staff Training includes learning Mountain Kids safety protocol, and our mission, philosophy and activities.

MOUNTAIN KIDS! BLOG

Survival Hunting Tools: July 15-20

This was a week full of watery fun, skill building with knives and bows, and some good heart pumping hikes with views for miles and miles. Monday we started with spear making at the Big Tesuque. Knife safety was the most important lesson of the day.  Campers made some pretty nice looking spears in...

The Secret Language of Birds & Bugs: July 15-20

It was a bugging good week for the Mountain Kids! Monday’s adventure on the Aspen Vista trail, accompanied by the Hummingbird’s hand-crafted bug catchers, provided a lovely introduction to a variety of our local bugs and birds. Tent Caterpillars painted the dirt paths and climbed up the aspen trees which allowed for fun and...

July 8-12: Robin Hood’s Secrects

“The story of Robin Hood evokes clever and thoughtful adventures in the woods, stealthy river crossings, balancing on logs and fine homes in trees.” The Hummingbirds had an adventurous week discovering ways to heal wounds, practicing archery and fire making skills, and uncovering techniques for keeping invisible and camouflaged in the woods! A Monday...

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10

Years

242

Camps

2657

Kids

52000

Miles hiked

WHAT OUR FANS SAY

I am really grateful to have found Mountain Kids; I love the philosophy of the camp and it has really encouraged Sam in his love of nature and hiking.

Lorri Ballard

Mother extraordinaire!
My kids vote this the best summer camp in Santa Fe!

Kendel Broad

An Awesome Mom from Florida
I was particularly impressed by the organization and thought-out structure of the camp. When my son told me about the finer details of his days (like listening to chapter books on the ride to the trail or playing games to encourage water drinking), I felt even more confident and happy about our choice of camp.

Gretchen Hayden

Marvelous Mom
My girls love the super fun, energetic counselors - their parents lack the enthusiasm to get them hiking. They love meeting new friends while hiking. The atmosphere is so friendly, they have an insta-community of friends, even if they just met.

Erika Bensen

Wonder Mom!
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