Winter and Spring Break Day Camps

Get Outdoors (G.O.) with us during your school break to do some rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, art, music, learning wilderness skills or all of the above! We will be taking day trips to explore nature and find adventure in the wild places of New Mexico. Sign up for three days (which can be any three days that you choose), or for the entire week! 

For more information about the family camp-out or internships please contact Kobe@cottonwoodgulch.org.

G.O. Winter Break

Dates: December 18-22, 2017    Time: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM  Location:  Albuquerque, NM

Monday: Hiking and Exploring the Natural World : Spend the day hiking and discovering all the plants, animals, and land formations in the Jemez ending at the hot springs to warm our toes!

Tuesday: Outdoor Art, Music, and Craft Shop: Explore the world of outdoor art and see what art and music you can create with natural materials. Then step inside for some hot cocoa, music, and art. You can learn the basics of leather work and make a leather project to take home as well as learn and play ukulele, guitar, drums etc. and maybe write an original song!

Wednesday: Rock Climbing: Learn how to rock climb or practice the skills you already have with us in Socorro.

Thursday: Mountain Biking: Hit the trails with us in Placitas! Whether you have never ridden before or ride all the time, we’ll have a fun ride in the mountains together. Learn some bike mechanic skills to take home with you!

Friday: Wilderness Skills: Ever wondered how to build a shelter in the woods (out of snow!?), or survive in cold weather? Navigate your way through a forest? Start a fire without matches or a lighter? We’ll learn these skills and more!

If you are a student in 10th-12th grade and have been on a school or summer trek with the Gulch, and are excited to take your experience to the next level you might consider spending a GO week with us as an intern!

Details

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DAYS

  • Ages: 4th-9th Graders
  • Cost for 3 days (you choose): $185
  • Cost for whole week: $255
  • Sign up deadline: December 4, 2018

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5% discount when you sign up by December 4!

Cost includes a Cottonwood Gulch t-shirt and a daily snack.  Lunch not included.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Pick up/Drop off at Bachechi Open Space 9251 Rio Grande Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87114

G.O. Spring Break: ABQ

Dates: March 26-31, 2018    Times: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM  Location:  Albuquerque, NM  (pickups in Santa Fe too)

Monday: Hiking and Exploring the Natural World : Spend the day at Tent Rocks hiking discovering all the plants, animals, and land formations in the area and maybe even become a Jr. Ranger!

Tuesday: Outdoor Art and Craft Shop: Explore the world of outdoor art and see what you can create with natural materials, then step into our craft shop and learn the basics of metalsmithing and make a metal project to take home.

Wednesday: Rock Climbing: Learn how to rock climb or practice the skills you already have with us in the Jemez.

Thursday: Mountain Biking: Hit the trails with us at White Ridge! Whether you have never ridden before or ride all the time, we’ll have a fun ride in the mountains together. Learn some bike mechanic skills to take home with you!

Friday: Wilderness Skills: Ever wondered how to build a shelter in the woods or navigate your way through a forest? What the principles of Leave No Trace are? Can you start a fire with out matches or a lighter? Do you like to tie knots? Learn these skills and many more in the Pecos Wilderness.

Friday Evening – Saturday: Family Overnight Camping: Show off your new skills and celebrate the end of fun week with a camp-out open to the whole family! Contact Kobe Jane for more information.

If you are a student in 10th-12th grade and have been on a school or summer trek with the Gulch, and are excited to take your experience to the next level you might consider spending a GO week with us as an intern!

Details

Apply Online

Send me more info

5

DAYS

  • Ages: 4th-9th Graders
  • Cost for 3 days (you choose): $185
  • Cost for whole week: $255
  • Sign up deadline: March 1, 2018

Packing List


5% discount when you sign up by January 1!

Cost includes a Cottonwood Gulch t-shirt

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Pick up/Drop off at Bachechi Open Space 9251 Rio Grande Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87114

G.O. Spring Break: GLP

Dates: March 19-24, 2018       Time: 7:30AM – 5:30PM    Location:  Gallup, NM

Monday: Hiking and Exploring the Natural World : Spend the day at El Malpais hiking, caving, and discovering all the plants, animals, and land formations in the area and maybe even become a Jr. Ranger!

Tuesday: Outdoor Art and Craft Shop: Explore the world of outdoor art at our base camp in Thoreau and see what you can create with natural materials, then step into our craft shop and learn the basics of metalsmithing and make a metal project to take home.

Wednesday: Rock Climbing: Learn how to rock climb or  practice the skills you already have with us at Mentmore.

Thursday: Mountain Biking: Hit the trails with us in McGaffey! Whether you have never ridden before or ride all the time, we’ll have a fun ride in the mountains together. Learn some bike mechanic skills to bring home!

Friday: Wilderness Skills: Ever wondered how to build a shelter in the woods or navigate your way through a forest? Learn these skills and many more in the Zuni Mountains. Then adventure through a slot canyon nearby and learn how to find creative ways to travel as we navigate some unique rock formations.

Friday Evening – Saturday: Family Overnight Camping: Show off your new skills and celebrate the end of fun week with a camp-out open to the whole family! Contact Kobe Jane for more info.

If you are a student in 10th-12th grade and have been on a school or summer trek with the Gulch, and are excited to take your experience to the next level you might consider spending a GO week with us as an intern!

Details

Apply Online

Send me more info

5

DAYS

  • Ages: 4th- 9th Graders
  • Cost for 3 days (you choose): $185
  • Cost for whole week: $255
  • Sign up deadline: March 1, 2018

Packing List


5% discount when you sign up by Jan 1!

Cost includes a Cottonwood Gulch t-shirt!

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Pick up/Drop off location TBD

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