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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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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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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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!

June 20 – 24 | Ages 5 – 7

9 – 4 | Early Care Available

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

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Bikes and Boats!

June 13-17 | Ages 9-13 

8:30 am – 3:30 pm | Wednesday overnight at Abiquiu Lake

Monday – Friday  $595 + tax

Campers need their own mountain bike & helmet, plus camping equipment 

This fun-filled camp offers time on mountain bikes, camping, swimming and in kayaks. We will spend two days mountain biking and learning new skills at La Tierra, and two days at Abiquiu Lake camping, swimming and kayaking. Friday will be a fun day hiking and playing in the mountains. Campers will build confidence, skills and learn team work as we play together and have a blast in the summer sun.

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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

Challenge Level:

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