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
We offer hands-on educational adventures in nature for 3-16 year olds through summer camp and year-round programs. Learn more
What if wildness is the highest form of the imagination?
- Terry Tempest Williams
Mountain Kids! offers a low adult-camper ratio for high quality experiences in nature and for safety.
Our typical group size is 12 campers with two adult Counselors and one Counselor-in-Training. (That’s a 1:4 Ratio!)
Sibling Discounts: $25 per camp
Multi-Camp Discount: $20 off two camps, $30 off three camps
Programs at a glance Print/Download here!
Katie is the Founder and Director of Mountain Kids. She feels strongly about enabling kids to leave hectic schedules and technology behind in order to wonder, learn, and play in nature. Katie earned her degree in Education from the University of British Columbia and has studied the Art of Mentoring at the Wilderness Awareness School. Learn more
Carmen has worked in early childhood education throughout the last decade. Her work couples her concern to nourish the exuberant wonder of childhood with her love for the magic of the natural world. She has a great love for wildness (within and without), and an abiding passion for the rooted world of plants. Learn more
Max was born and raised in Santa Fe, and developed a strong love for the landscape of the Southwest at a young age. He has spent hundreds of days hiking, fishing, rafting, and backpacking in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, and Utah. Learn more
Jon Ross, who goes by JR, was born and raised in southern California where his thirst for adventure drove him to outdoor leadership at the Catalina Island Summer Camps. He sought more outdoor education experience while being an instructor at The Outdoor School in the hill country of Texas, and a then leader at the YMCA in Boston. Learn more
Rebecca grew up in Kansas and received her Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. She studied Anthropology and French. She has worked as a Park Interpreter in Colorado, leading pond studies, writing puppet shows, and crafting nature programs for the children and the public. Learn more
Steve Gibons has enjoyed camping and water-related activities since he was very young, growing up on the lakes of Michigan. After college he moved to Hawaii where he lived for 22 years, leading ocean kayaking adventures, humpback whale tours, and more at a the Club Lanai Resort on the island of Lanai. Learn more
Ulysses is a student at the Santa Fe Community College, where he especially enjoys film and biology classes. He has lived in the Española Valley for his whole life and enjoys working with kids at Montessori schools in Santa Fe. Learn more