Wilderness Skills

Have you ever wondered what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Come learn the essential skills for staying safe, building shelter, finding water, navigating and much more! You will not only have a fun time exploring the beautiful Santa Fe National Forest, but will leave feeling more confident and safe in the outdoors. Ready for adventure? Let’s go!

August 7-11 | Ages 5-7, 8-12

9 – 4 | Early Care Available 

Mon-Fri, $475 + 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 17 – 21 | Ages 5 – 7

9 – 4 | Early Care Available

Mon- Fri $475 + tax

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Wonders of Water!

Strap on your water shoes and get ready to splash around in the beautiful mountain streams of Santa Fe. Not only will you get to play and explore in our magical waters, you will also learn where our water comes from,  where it goes, and the importance of taking care of our watershed.

Ready for something truly wondrous? Our wilderness skills expert will also teach you several techniques for safe water purification so that you always have enough water to drink and cook with on your next outdoor adventure!

Did you know? “The Santa Fe River Watershed is 285 square miles – from Lake Peak (12,408’) in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the confluence with the Rio Grande at Cochiti (5,220’)” (https://www.santafewatershed.org/the-watershed-overview/facts/)

July 3-7 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

9–4 | Early Care Available

Monday-Friday $475 + 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.

June 26-30 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

9 am – 4 pm | Early Care Available

Monday-Friday $475 +tax

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Wilderness Survival Shelters with Camp Out

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 19 – 23 | Ages 8 – 12

9 am – 4pm | Overnight camp out Wednesday night 

Monday – Friday  $595 + tax

Challenge Level:

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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 19 – 23 | Ages 5 – 7

9 – 4 | Early Care Available

Mon-Fri $475 + tax

Challenge Level:

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Mountain Biking Camp

June 12-16 | Ages 9-13 | 9-4

Mon-Fri $595 + 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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Wonders of Water!

Strap on your water shoes and get ready to splash around in the beautiful mountain streams of Santa Fe. Not only will you get to play and explore in our magical waters, you will also learn where our water comes from,  where it goes, and the importance of taking care of our watershed.

Ready for something truly wondrous? Our wilderness skills expert will also teach you several techniques for safe water purification so that you always have enough water to drink and cook with on your next outdoor adventure!

Did you know? “The Santa Fe River Watershed is 285 square miles – from Lake Peak (12,408’) in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the confluence with the Rio Grande at Cochiti (5,220’)” (https://www.santafewatershed.org/the-watershed-overview/facts/)

June 5-9 | Ages 5-7 & 8-12

9–4 | Early Care Available

Monday-Friday $475 + tax

Challenge Level:

Scholarship Application

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