Bugs and Birds (with The Friz!)

August 2-6 | Ages 5-7

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

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

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Join our very own Mrs. Frizzle to learn the secret language of birds and some local specie. Birds love bugs, and if you do too, we will capture creepy, crawly bugs using our hands, pitfall traps, funnel traps, potato traps and finger traps.  We will get up close and personal with Tarantulas and more with a visit to the Bug Museum in Santa Fe.

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Wilderness Survival Skills with Archery (July)

July 26- July 30 | Ages 8-12

8:30–3:30 | Wednesday Overnight Campout!

Mon-Thu $425 | Mon-Fri $495 | Mon-Fri (8:00-5:30) $595 + tax

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During this week we will explore survival basics: fire, water, shelters, archery and trapping techniques. How did our ancestors and the peoples native to this land feed, clothe and provide tools for themselves? Much of these materials come from animals small and large from land, river and sea. We will learn how different traps are made for which animals, when and when and how to make them. No animals will be trapped in the process and safety will be discussed and practiced throughout the camp.

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Mud, Clay and Camouflage

Getting dirty has to be one of the greatest joys of childhood! This week we will learn about mud, clay and camouflage in a variety of ways.  We’ll muck in the mud, create with clay, and combine both art forms to camouflage ourselves in nature. We’ll become stealthy stalkers in sneaking and hiding games and be ready for a good scrub after this week of muddy fun!

July 12 – 16 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

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

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

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Scholarship Application

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

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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.

Scholarship Application

 

Amazing Animals (with The Friz!)

Animal lovers unite! This week our very own Mrs. Frizzle will join us to learn about some of the amazing animals and insects of New Mexico. We will examine animal tracks and signs on our hikes in nature and we’ll examine pelts and skulls of local mammals. We will learn about bird language, look for birds in the wild.

We will also get up close and personal with bugs. Wade Harrell, owner of The Bug Museum), will teach us trap and release methods for insects, and we’ll get a special tour of the Bug Museum. Of course, making new friends and plenty of play is a part of any Mountain Kids! adventure.

June 28-July 2 | Ages 5-7

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

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

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Scholarship Application

 

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 their own camping gear. 

June 21-25 | Ages 8-12

8:30–3:30 pm | Overnight Campout Wednesday Night 

Mon-Thu $425 | Mon-Fri $495 | Mon-Fri (8-5:30) $595 + tax

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Scholarship Application

Forts & Forests

June 21-25 | Ages 5-7

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

Mon-Thu $347 | Mon-Fri $425 | Mon-Fri (8-5:30) $475 + tax

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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 I make it so it will? We will learn about trees and use them for crafts, to make fairy houses, play Tree Tag, Meet-a-Tree and other favorite activities as part of this awesome week of tree loving fun!

Scholarship Application

 

Witchcraft and Wizardry in the High Desert

Grab your finest robes as we convene in Santa Fe for a week of wand crafting, spell casting, potion making and learning how to disappear!

Inspired by our friend, Harry Potter, Mountain Kids! will get magical and mysterious during this weeklong adventure in nature.

“Curiosity is not a sin…” Albus Dumbledore

June 14 – 18 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12 

8:30–3:30 | Early & Aftercare Available

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

Challenge Level:

Scholarship Application