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Backcountry Service Trip with Backcountry Horsemen

May 28 - May 31

May 28-31 | Ages 11-15 Tuesday-Friday in the Backcountry | $550 + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Mountain Kids! is partnering with the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, the Santa Fe National Forest, and the Backcountry Horsemen for a four-day backcountry trip into the Santa Fe National Forest. Campers will hike in carrying only their clothes and water. Horses will carry the food, tents and tools for the trail work the campers will perform during their…

Wilderness Skills with Campout

June 3 - June 7

June 3-7 | Ages 9-14 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available | Overnight campout in survival shelters Mon-Thur $395 | Mon-Fri $460 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: During this week we will explore survival basics: fire, water and survival shelters.  We will emphasize making an effective survival shelter which we will sleep outside in during our overnight campout. Our exploration of modern and primitive fire making techniques (hand drill & bow drill) will…

Forts & Forests

June 3 - June 7

June 3-7 | Ages 5-8 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Learn everything you have ever wanted to know about forts, survival shelters, forests and trees in this week long adventure of building forts and fairy houses. What is a debris hut and how it is different than a wicki-up? Why won’t a stick fort keep me warm and dry, and how can…

Secret Language of Birds & Bugs

June 10 - June 14

June 10-14 | Ages 5-8 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Learning the secret language of birds opens up a whole new way of understanding our forests and what is happening around us. We will learn bird language, and listen and look for birds, learning about some local species and what they eat. We will visit a bird sanctuary to see local raptors…

Bikes & Boats: MTB, Kayaking and Rafting!

June 10 - June 14

June 10-14 | Ages 9-14 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $415 | Mon-Fri $475 | + Tax | Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Mountain Biking, Kayaking & White Water Rafting! This is an action-packed, skill-building camp for 9-14 year olds who are eager to get out and push themselves on bikes and on the water.  We will spend two days on mountain bikes, one day in kayaks with our expert Steve Gibons, and one day white…

Backpacking Wheeler Peak

June 17 - June 21

June 17-21 | Ages 11-15 (or with permission) 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Overnights: Two Nights Camping Out Mon-Fri - $550 + Tax | Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: This two-night, three-day backpacking trip will provide campers an opportunity to challenge themselves and enjoy the beauty, serenity and fun of being in the wilderness. Campers will learn how to prepare and pack for a backpacking trip, the 6 W’s, map reading and Leave No Trace principles. Campers…

Wonders of Water

June 17 - June 21

June 17-21 | Ages 5-9 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Water is an important issue in the Southwest, and a great resource for recreation and play on a hot summer’s day. Campers will have the opportunity to swim and play near many natural water sources and will practice purifying water to drink. We will learn where our water comes from and where…

Wilderness Skills

June 24 - June 28

June 24-28 | Ages 5-8 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Survival shelters (and forts!) will be a key activity this week. Campers will also learn how to prepare for a hike and stay safe in the wilderness. Campers will learn the four cardinal directions, how to find north without a compass, and the importance of attitude in a survival situation. The seeds…

Hide Tanning and Leathercraft

June 24 - June 28

June 24-28 | Ages 9-14 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $365 | Mon-Fri $430 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: What better way to begin crafting with leather than to learn where it comes from and how to prepare it for use. We will begin with a fleshed hide with hair still on it and learn how to create a tanned hide, stage by stage. The resulting ‘tanned’ leather will provide us…

Mud, Clay and Camouflage

July 1 - July 5

July 1-5 | Ages 5-8 & 9-14 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available | We will have camp on July 4th Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: Getting dirty has to be one of the greatest joys of childhood - It also has advantages! This week we will learn about mud, clay and camouflage in a variety of ways.  We’ll muck in the mud, make healing clay poultices, create with…

Robin Hood’s Secrets with Archery

July 8 - July 12

July 8-12 | Ages 5-8 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: The story of Robin Hood evokes clever and thoughtful adventures in the woods, stealthy river crossings, balancing on logs and fine homes in trees. How did this merry band of men and women keep their camp secretly hidden from foes? What were these skills of invisibility they had, enabling them to watch…

Forest Survival with Archery

July 8 - July 12

July 8-12 | Ages 9-14 8:30–4pm | Early & After Care Available Mon-Thu $330 | Mon-Fri $395 | + Tax | All Materials & Transportation Included Challenge Level: During this week we will explore survival basics: fire, water, shelter, first aid and archery. We will use local plants to make a healing salve for our own mini-survival kits. We will orient to the four directions and look for landmarks as we hike and explore wild places. We will learn modern…

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