Based in the 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. There is also a one-week mountain bike session for intermediate riders and above. This session includes a camping/riding trip out of town.\n\nObservation, 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 group. We take field trips beyond Taos Ski Valley at least one day per week.\n\nFor information on the Field Institute of Taos please visit the Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce website.