Spring Break Day Camp

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 camp, family camp-out, or internships please contact Tori.

G.O. Spring Break: ABQ

Dates: 2021 dates coming soon    Times: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM  Location:  Albuquerque, NM

Monday: 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.

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

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

Thursday: Mountain Biking: Hit the trails with us! 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: 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 leatherwork and make leather project to take home.

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 Tori for more information. 

Family camp out is dependent on a minimum of 3 families.

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!


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  • Ages: 4th-9th Graders
  • Cost for 3 days (you choose): 
  • Cost for whole week: 
  • Email Tori at enrollment@cottonwoodgulch.org with any questions

Packing List

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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

5% discount when you sign up by January 1!

Cost includes a Cottonwood Gulch t-shirt

Science & Nature

Hands-on learning in ecology, biology, paleontology, and more

Wilderness Immersion

Backpacking, hiking, and backcountry adventure


Arts & Culture

Pottery, silversmithing, songwriting, and Southwest culture

Team Building & Adventure

Fostering life-long friendships and rising to new challenges

Community Involvement &
Service Learning

Giving back through meaningful projects and volunteer work

Risk Management

Informed practices and highly trained staff