Mountain Kids Summer 2012

Mountain Kids Summer Camp, for ages 5-9, is back for its fourth nature, wonder, and fun filled summer!  This year we are offering an additional thematic layer to each week.  Have a look below at the opportunities to explore photography, plein air painting, or challenge your child to be a super hiker or wee wanderer!

We will travel via the Adventure Vehicles from the Children’s Museum to the beautiful Santa Fe National Forest and Bandelier National Monument, to Jemez Falls and the Rio en Medio to name a few of our destinations.  We are agile enough to adapt plans based on weather and the environment.  Base Camp days occur once or twice weekly, and are a great time for campers to play in a more intimate forest environment, to recharge, to create bigger art projects, to imagine, to make forts, play games, and sometimes have a visit from a special guest.

Two distinct age groupings will ensure each child is met at their own developmental stage.  We feel strongly that free play is essential for all of our children and provide time for campers to engage in free play during each day’s adventure in their own way.

Mountain Kids Activities include:

  • exploring nature’s playground
  • imaginative play
  • stories
  • songs
  • dramatic play
  • cooperative games
  • nature-based games
  • nature-based art projects (photography, ceramics, and painting during specific weeks)
  • personal challenge activities (low ropes, hiking, and just being outside all day!)
  • team building games
  • wilderness skills
  • an abundance of FUN and silliness!
  • getting dirty
  • cloud watching
  • water play
  • yoga!