FITaos Mountain Camps
Please be patient as we wait and see what happens with the pandemic. We want nothing more than to have programs this summer but need to wait until we have the clearance from the Governor of the State of New Mexico to safely do so. We are currently reworking our summer schedule. We are canceling all overnights and out of town trips. Our sessions will be much smaller than usual (5 campers to one Lead Instructor) and will only be open to local community members per Governor’s orders. This means children who live and attend school in Taos can come to camp with us this summer. Space will be very limited and we are working on how to handle registration. Please stay tuned!
Click HERE for 2020 Updated Schedule
Click HERE to Register
ABOUT / HISTORY
Based in Taos Ski Valley since 1996 and designed for youth entering first grade and up, our outdoor education camps focus on active, hands-on learning experiences. Throughout each of the two-week day camp sessions, we focus on several different themes (archaeology, river ecology, wildlife biology, orienteering, etc.). We explore each theme and our surroundings through hikes, field notes and drawings, organized activities, art projects, and games. The older children’s two-week sessions include overnight camping trips. We also offer one-week sessions that include backpacking trips, extended camping trips, mountain bike adventures (both local and beyond) and special topics.
Observation, teamwork, and problem solving skills are developed in an exciting, fun, and creative outdoor learning environment. Children are always encouraged to share their knowledge and discoveries with the group. Days are spent primarily outside (weather permitting). Guest presenters join us throughout the summer. Volunteers, Counselors In Training, and Junior Counselors assist the groups. We take field trips beyond Taos Ski Valley at least one day per week.
Each day begins at the Field Institute of Taos BASE CAMP (9 D. Ben Romero Road in El Prado) and heads out on adventures from there. Check in time for all two-week sessions is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily. We depart at 9:00 a.m. sharp so please make sure your child arrives on time. We return by 4:00 p.m. and all children must be picked up at this time.