July 4th RUBBER DUCK RACE!

July 4th RUBBER DUCK RACE!

We invite everyone, including all FITaos kids, families and friends to join us in Taos Ski Valley on July 4th for our 18th Annual July 4th RUBBER DUCK RACE! Family Fun, LIve Music, and more. Race…

2018 SUMMER CAMP SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

2018 SUMMER CAMP SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click to see the 2018 Summer Schedule and check availability. Spaces are extremely limited at this point. Plenty of space in our 2-week Outdoor Explore session for youth…

FITaos T-Shirt Contest!

FITaos T-Shirt Contest!

Send your best photos of a Field Institute of Taos t-shirt on an outdoor adventure! Show us how those shirts climb mountains, run and jump, travel the globe, nap in a meadow, get covered with mud…

Voices for Biodiversity Features FIT’s Young Nature Photographers!

Voices for Biodiversity Features FIT’s Young Nature Photographers!

“Do You See What I See” a photo gallery of selected youth nature photos from Summer 2017 was just published on the Voices for Biodiversity website. Though every photo in our youth…

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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