October 1 Youth Nature Photo Exhibit and Celebration!

October 1 Youth Nature Photo Exhibit and Celebration!

Field Institute of Taos Youth Nature Photo Exhibit: Nature photos that were taken by kids (ages 6-16) in our outdoor education summer programs will be on display.  Sunday October 1 from noon until…

RIDE THE RIFT Community Mountain Bike Event October 15, 2017!

RIDE THE RIFT Community Mountain Bike Event October 15, 2017!

It will all happen on October 15, 2017…  In 2016, 150 riders of all abilities and ages (5-76 years young) rode over 1,880 miles on the Taos Overlook trails. Over 50 volunteers helped out…

High School Mountain Bike Team Recruiting Athletes for Fall 2017!

High School Mountain Bike Team Recruiting Athletes for Fall 2017!

All area high school students are invited to join the Taos Composite team. An inclusive high school mountain bike team for all abilities. Contact us to learn more about the Taos Area High School…

NEW Field Institute of Taos BASE CAMP in El Prado!

NEW Field Institute of Taos BASE CAMP in El Prado!

We are filled with bursting excitement to annouce that we have moved into our new Base Camp! We are now located at 9 D. Ben Romero Road in El Prado. This will serve as the base of operations for…

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Welcome to the Field Institute of Taos!

We have offered fun, successful outdoor education programs focused on active, hands-on learning experiences since 1996. Based in El Prado and Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico and utilizing the local outdoor environment, our exciting summer camps and after-school mountain bike sessions are focused on adventure, natural sciences, and local culture. In addition, Team F.I.Taos is a cycling team encompassing all ages and all abilities. All of our programs have a strong mentorship component encouraging youth and adults to share their knowledge and support each other. Our primary goals are to provide experiential, environmental education, promote the learning of outdoor skills, and encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. Please consider joining us for a program or supporting our 501(c)3 organization today!

I had fun every single day of camp! That’s never happened before. —new camper

Thank you for the positive impact you make on my child’s life! The counselor’s great attitudes definitely rub off on the kids. —parent

This is the coolest camp I’ve ever done! – new camper

We got a thumbs-up every day! Your camps are now part of our summer tradition. – parent

I learned that, with a good attitude and teamwork, I can do things I didn’t think I could do! – new camper (scholarship recipient)

I like learning about the plants and animals. Using the GPS was fun, too. – camper (scholarship recipient)

I like being a CIT. It’s a lot of work but I am a good leader. – CIT/camper (scholarship recipient)

This worthy 501(c)3 is contributing mightily to educating and inspiring leaders of all persuasion. I’m betting our future on these kids, knowing they’re in the best possible hands! – donor

I learned that, with a good attitude and teamwork, I can do anything! – new camper (scholarship recipient)

I was proud to be chosen as a CIT. I have responsibility and help out. – CIT/camper (scholarship recipient)

This camp makes Taos summers great! – returning camper

Our child is counting the days until summer camp starts! – parent

A Taos tradition that our family plans our summers around. – parent

I love getting to spend time in the mountains! – returning camper

This camp made me stronger in a lot of ways! – new camper (scholarship recipient)

Going to camp made me more confident and happier! – new camper (scholarship recipient)

These programs blend nature education and physical activity so well. – donor

Being a CIT is about being out in nature and helping the younger kids by being a leader. – CIT/camper

I appreciate the way the counselors put their hearts and souls into creating a fantastic experience. – parent

I love getting to be with cool people in awesome places! I come to camp every summer. – CIT/camper

My child grew in spirit, confidence and curiosity about the natural world. – parent of a scholarship recipient

We appreciate the exciting activities, emphasis on teamwork and relationships with nature. – parent

I think it’s great to be trusted as a leader and share what I love about being outdoors. – CIT and camper

These are well organized programs with a very positive atmosphere. The staff is an attentive and knowledgeable team. – parent