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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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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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

Challenge Level:

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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.

June 6-10 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

9 am – 4 pm | Early Care Available

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

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Wildschool

Monday and/or Wednesday | Ages 5-12 | 9 am – 3 pm (9 – 2 during winter months)

January 17 – May 18, 2022. Week of March 14 off for Spring Break. 

Enrollment available for one or more days per semester

Challenge Level:

Wildschool is a nature immersion program for children ages 5-12. Days are filled with nature awareness games, primitive skills, tracking, crafting, natural movement, play and story. Phenology (the study of seasonal changes) will be incorporated in an age-appropriate way.

Listening to the wild within and all around, the children enliven their animal senses, tuning their creativity and awareness to outer rhythms and seasonal changes.

COVID-Safe practices will be followed.

Monthly Tuition: $340 + tax. $10% discount for multiple day enrollment. Monthly Payment Plans. Seasonal Enrollment.

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Wildside Saturdays

October-December 2021 | Monthly Saturdays

Ages 5-11 | 10am – 3pm

Challenge Level:

Wildside is a monthly skills building and nature connection program which runs throughout the school year, with seasonal enrollment.

This is an empowering adventure for children and youth, providing them an opportunity to inquire, engage and challenge themselves in skills that will provide them with a deep sense of nature connection and accomplishment.

Wilderness skills, archery, tracking, orienteering, shelter building and natural crafts will be a part of our time together. As a group we will build strong trust and communication skills and have a lot of fun playing team building and nature-connection games.

COVID-safe practices will be followed.

October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th

Scholarship Application

Registration Begins August 1, 2021

Mountain Kids! After School

Get your kids out to play in nature!

Mountain Kids! After School program is a place for children to engage in free-play, group games, exploration, hiking, wilderness skills, and arts & crafts during adventures on local trails.

Studies (and experience) show that being outside in nature is good for children’s social, emotional and spiritual health. Children develop greater confidence, team work skills and build up tolerance for adversity by spending time outside, and so much more!  All of this while having fun, getting dirty, and best for parents; tired!

COVID-safe practices will be followed. 

Tuesday and/or Thursday | Ages 5-12 | 3:30-5:30pm

***Thursdays Begin Sept 16th, 2021***

August 30-December 15 , 2021

January 10-May 25, 2021

Challenge Level: (Age-Appropriate)

Monthly Tuition: Tuesday $150 + tax, Thursday $150 + tax 

  • school pick up available – additional $15 per day

Scholarship  Application.

Registration Begins August 1, 2021

Wilderness Skills with Archery

July 5 – 9 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

8:30–3:30 | Early & After Care Available

Mon-Thu $347 | Mon-Fri $425 | Mon-Fri (8:00-5:30) $550 + tax

Challenge Level:

This is where the fun begins for our campers. 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, signaling for help, and the importance of attitude in a survival situation. Survival shelters (and forts!) will be a key activity this week. Older campers will explore wilderness skills in more depth while planting the seeds of exploration and adventure in a safe, fun, and engaging environment.

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