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.
Age Range: 8 - 10 / 11 - 13
Gender: All welcome, Male, Female, Non-binary
Min Group Size: 8
Max Group Size: 20
Elevation: 5,000 to 8,000 feet
7 Days on Trek
number of days on the trek
June 18 - June 24
Ages: 8 – 10 Only
July 9 - July 15
Ages: 11 – 13 Only
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe outdoor education is more essential than ever. While we don’t know exactly what the pandemic will look like for Summer 2022, we are hopeful that we can run small group treks in outdoor spaces. Some experiences noted in this document, such as caving, may not be possible.
Grow and strengthen these skills
Leave No Trace Awareness
“We built forts, watched arrowhead making, studied crawdads, and painted with Donna. Mannix, “I studied clouds but there were too many storm clouds until the end.”
Fire and Ice
Mannix: “It was interesting,”
Lilli: “It was pretty cool.The ice collected in the cave,” Lilli.
Rebecca: “The ice cave was cool and it was hot on the volcano,” Rebecca.
Willow: “I don’t know.”
Resources for Parents
The trek itineraries vary year to year, depending on permits and staff expertise
Arrive and get to know everyone
Cabin in El Malpais
Cottonwoods at Basecamp
Slot Canyon Hike, camp in Zuni Mountains
Cottonwoods at Basecamp, final banquet
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