FITaos Mountain Camps

FITaos Mountain Camps

Click HERE for 2024 Mountain Camp Schedule (updated April 26, 2024)! 

Click HERE to Register
Daily Equipment List for hiking camps HERE
Click HERE to view our most current FIT Health and Safety Guidelines (2023 version)


We provide hands-on, nature-based outdoor experiences promoting connection and healthy, active lifestyles and focusing on adventure, natural sciences, community, and culture. We offer experiential education, teach outdoor skills, and encourage inclusive and accessible thoughtful exploration.

Based in the Taos area 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 our Mountain Camps, 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) or at Rio Fernando Park and heads out on adventures from there. Most sessions meet at Base Camp (or Rio Fernando Park) at 9am. Please make sure your child arrives on time so we can get the day started. Most sessions return by 3:45pm and all children must be picked up by 4pm. You will receive details about drop off and pick up times for each session. We are working on being able to provide extended supervision at Base Camp for Summer 2024. Stay tuned…