Dive into a summer of Southwest fun with the Outfit Expedition!
Outfit is a perfect experience for kids with a sense of adventure and willingness to try new things. Appropriate for anyone from complete camping novices to experienced outdoor adventurers, we will start the trek with a week at Basecamp followed by a few days exploring wild places of New Mexico. We will return to Basecamp for 2 days to close the trek, reflect on our time together, and enjoy a final campfire. By the end, trekkers come away with new friends, outdoor skills, great memories, and self-confidence after two weeks of independence and exploration.
While at Basecamp, trekkers will have the opportunity to learn new skills like metalsmithing, animal tracking, mountain biking, farming, cooking, music, and rock climbing. Basecamp will also be the perfect opportunity to learn outdoor living and camp craft skills before putting them into practice while camping, hiking, and exploring New Mexico. Each year the itinerary varies, though a sunrise summit of Mount Taylor is typically a highlight (although most trekkers don’t see it that way at 4 am, only afterwards)! See the Trek Description below for a sample itinerary.
Dates: Session 1: June 19-July 5; Session 2: July 10-July 26
Minimum Group Size: 8* (In multiple small groups to abide by NMDOH group size restrictions if needed)
Maximum Group Size: 20* (In multiple small groups to abide by NMDOH group size restrictions if needed)
Elevation Range: 5,000 to 11,000 feet
Average Pack Weight: daypacks typically weigh around 15 lbs.
Course Starts and Ends: Albuquerque, NM
Full Cost: $2,850, scholarships available