Mountain Kids! Summer Camp

Weekly Sessions: May 28-June 28 and July 8-August 9 (Week of July 4 off)

Mountain Kids continues to set the standard for outdoor day camps for kids. It has to be one of the best in the country. The variety of outdoor venues that our kid is exposed to, the tough and active play that they are allowed/expected to do, the real training to outdoor hiking — I feel as if Mountain Kids is providing tools to a lifestyle, a lifestyle that is centered on environmental protection and the importance of physical engagement, not just a ‘day camp.’

~ Elizabeth Durden, Mom

My kids vote Mountain Kids! The best of Santa Fe Summer Camps!

~ Kendel Broad, Mom

We noticed that our daughter was constantly engaged with other kids. The staff did a great job of using objects from nature to keep the kids happy, active and involved. From our observations, the activities and games used to engage the kids were creative and fun. We appreciated the fact that she was able to get wet and dirty on a daily basis!!

~Laurie Anderson, Mom

Can I come here forever?

~ a Mountain Kid

She loved everything and was always happy! She was motivated to get up because she knew a great day was awaiting her!

~ a Happy Mom

I just wanted to say thank you for providing such a holistic, kind, and trusting camp for kids. My son is really high energy and we’re often worried about bringing him to new spaces and places if we aren’t sure about their willingness to meet him where he is emotionally. It means a lot to us to have an outdoors experience for him that lets him be who he needs to be while still challenging him to try harder, be responsible for his actions, and to love the outdoors.

So, thank you again!

~ Julia Gay, Volunteer and Alumna Coordinator, Girls Inc.

Join Mountain Kids! this summer!

Your child will have an amazing week as they explore, learn and play in nature!

Mountain Kids! Summer Day Camp for 5-12 year olds is our flagship program, combining all the topics your kids love into a summer full of exploration, learning and play. We also offer mountain biking and overnight campouts. 13-17 year olds can gain leadership skills as a Counselor-in-Training.

Each week at Mountain Kids! features timeless activities, games, songs and adventures that kids love. Campers learn about local animals, plants and wilderness skills each week tied to the four elements ~ Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.

At Mountain Kids! campers make new friends, build self-confidence, and develop a love of the earth and all that it provides. Campers make great memories ~ returning year-after-year and enrolling in multiple weeks each summer.

Your child will enjoy:

  • Hands-on exploration of their environment
  • Fun nature games, storytelling and natural art projects
  • Animal tracking
  • Discovering mud, bugs, water, plants and animals
  • Creative and imaginative play
  • Wilderness skills
  • Amazing adventures!
  • Making awesome memories

Our Team Features:

  • SUPER LOW RATIOS ~ 1:6 staff-student ratio (1:4 with Counselor-in-Training) keeps kids safer and engaged in our educational programs
  • Experienced Guides, certified in Wilderness First Aid/CPR
  • Compassionate educators who encourage each child’s respect for self, others, nature
  • All Staff pass a Background Check

At this time, we are not able to say whether masks will be required during the Summer of 2022. Please be prepared for masks to be required OR to be option. We will follow all state and county guidance as it is required.

Daily Schedule

9:00 am Morning Drop-Off (Patrick Smith Park)

9:00-10:00 am Games, Circle, Snack

10:00 am Depart for Adventure in the Mountains

3:30 pm Afternoon Pick-Up

Summer Camp 2024 Programs