Join us for 7 fun-filled days based at Basecamp! Each day you will wake up in rustic, open air cabins surrounded by nature in a Ponderosa and Juniper forest. Some days, we will pack up and take off for an adventure like caving, rock climbing, or hiking to explore New Mexico and learn new skills. Other days, we will stay at Basecamp to take advantage of all the knowledge that Cottonwood Gulch staff have to offer. Each evening there will be a delicious dinner, games, and campfire activities. Prepare yourself for a star-filled sky, new friends, and an exciting week of learning new things.
While at Basecamp, trekkers will have the opportunity to learn new skills like metalsmithing, animal tracking, plant identification, mountain biking, farming, cooking, music, and rock climbing. The exact specialties of our staff vary from year to year, but we always have an incredibly talented and knowledgeable team that is excited to introduce trekkers to new skills as well as offer deeper exploration for those already familiar with a topic. Each year the itinerary varies; see below for a sample itinerary.
GO Trek is a great way to get to know what a Cottonwood Gulch summer is like and can serve as a prelude for Outfit Expedition
(10-12 year old) or Wild Country Trek
(13-14 year old).