Mountain Biking Camp

August 8-12 | Ages 9-13 | 8:30–3:30

Mon-Thu $455 or Mon-Fri $550 + tax

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Grab your mountain bike and get tuned up for some riding adventures! Riders will learn tips for riding single track, trail etiquette, and riding smart. We will ride at La Tierra where there is plenty of single-track and a great flow track full of whoop-de-doos and yehaws. We will also spend time on the river trail where we will explore the pump track and trails at Frenchy’s Field.

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Extraordinary Earth! (August)

In this week, we will explore all things connected to the earth! You will learn about many of the trees and plants in our high mountain ecosystem, build shelters with downed trees, play in the mud(dy earth!) and learn how to camouflage in the woods! Our plant expert will show you many wonderful uses for local plants, such as using yucca to weave rope and which plants can be used for food or medicine.  This will be a fun and learning filled week of mud, clay and skills. See you in the woods!

Did you know? Trees communicate and share nutrients with one another through an underground network of fungi in the soil!

August 8-12 | Ages 5 – 8

9 – 4 | Early Care Available

Mon – Thu $364, Mon – Fri $450 + tax

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Backpacking the Sangre de Cristos!

August 1-5 | Ages 12-16 | Four Day Backpacking Trip

Monday-Friday | $625 + tax

This backpacking trip traverses the Sangre de Cristo back county from Santa Fe to Pecos, enjoying several beautiful alpine lakes along the way. This five day camp will provide campers an opportunity to challenge themselves, and enjoy the beauty 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 will practice leadership skills by taking on different jobs during our trip, including L.O.D. (Leader of the Day), cook team, and water team.  We will play games, enjoy campfires and hike everyday.

This trip is a huge accomplishment, confidence booster, and the stuff of lifelong memories. Campers will need backpacking gear and tent. Please inquire if you need loaners. Camp meets for a gear check and hike on Monday, and campers head out Tuesday-Friday four our four day adventure.

Challenge Level: 4/4

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Extraordinary Earth!

In this week, we will explore all things connected to the earth! You will learn about many of the trees and plants in our high mountain ecosystem, build shelters with downed trees, play in the mud(dy earth!) and learn how to camouflage in the woods! Our plant expert will show you many wonderful uses for local plants, such as using yucca to weave rope and which plants can be used for food or medicine.  This will be a fun and learning filled week of mud, clay and skills. See you in the woods!

Did you know? Trees communicate and share nutrients with one another through an underground network of fungi in the soil!

July 25 – 29 | Ages 5 – 7 & 8 – 12

9 – 4 | Early Care Available

Mon-Thu $364, Mon- Fri $450 + tax

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Fantastic Fire!

Are you excited about all things fire? Come learn the ancient art of fire craft. Whether you are an expert campfire builder or have never lit a match, this is the week for you! Learn how to safely build a campfire using traditional and modern techniques, experience the magic of campfire storytelling, and for campers ages 8-12, learn how to responsibly use a knife to carve your own hot dog roasting stick. Come prepared for lots of games, stories and songs enjoyed around the flames. We hope to see around the fire!

Did you knowEarly humans started building intentional fires around 400,000 thousand years ago!

July 18-22 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

9-4 | Early Care Available 

Mon-Thu $364, Mon-Fri | $450 + tax

Overnight Campout for 8-12  + $75

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Amazing Air with Archery

Pull back on the bow, look down the length of the arrow and take aim. Ready, steady, fire! The arrow flies straight and true through the air – bull’s eye! Our resident archery specialist will teach you how to safely use a bow and arrow for target practice at our high desert archery range. All skill levels are welcome, so whether you are an experienced sharpshooter, or this is your first time doing archery, you will learn new skills. In addition to archery, kids will enjoy all of the usual fun Mountain Kids! activities – nature games, tracking, shelter building, crafting and more!

Did you know? Arrows shot in competition fly 2.5 times faster than a sprinting cheetah.

July 11-15 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

9 am – 4 pm | Early Care Available

Monday-Thursday $364, Monday-Friday $450 +tax

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Backpacking Wheeler Peak

June 27-June 30 | Ages 12-16

Monday – Friday | $550 + tax 

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This backpacking trip is a peak experience. 😉  Summiting New Mexico’s tallest peak is a memorable adventure and and a great challenge; the stuff of lifelong memories.

Campers will learn leadership skills and how to prepare for a backpacking trip, the 6 W’s, map reading and Leave No Trace principles. Campers will practice leadership by taking on different jobs during our trip, including L.O.D. (Leader of the Day), cook team, and water team.

We will meet Monday to pack and prepare, leaving Tuesday for a three day backpacking trip. Campers will need a backpacking pack and tent. We encourage campers to share tents and may have a backpack or tent to loan.

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Wilderness Survival Shelters

Learn everything you have ever wanted to know about survival shelters and gain wilderness survival skills in this week long adventure. 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 I make it so it will? We will learn about survival shelters and about primitive and modern fire-making techniques, and make our own food over the fire on our overnight campout.  Campers will need camping gear. 

June 20 – 24 | Ages 8 – 12

9 am – 4pm | Overnight campout Wednesday night 

Monday-Thursday $450 + tax, Monday – Friday  $525 + tax

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