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

Challenge Level:

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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

Challenge Level:

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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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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

Challenge Level:

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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

Robin Hoods Secrets with Archery

The story of Robin Hood evokes clever and thoughtful adventures in the woods, stealthy river crossings, balancing on logs and fine homes in trees. How did this merry band of men and women keep their camp secretly hidden from foes? What were these skills of invisibility they had, enabling them to watch over the forest, unseen all the while? How did they defend themselves, cook, heal their wounds and spend their leisure time? We’ll have opportunities to explore these age old secrets of the woodland life and adventures over the week, while delving into the classic tale of Robin Hood and his band of brave women and men, as handed down through the generations.

July 26 – 30 | Ages 5-7

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

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

Challenge Level:

Scholarship Application