Sandia Survival Skills Summer Camp

Sandia Survival Skills Summer Camp 

June 18th-22nd

8:30 AM- 3:30 PM (w/ 1-2 overnight camping trips)

We are pleased to announce that the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center Summer Camp is now OPEN for registration. 

 Click here to register. 


Explore the Sandia Mountains with this camp for 3rd through 5th grade, hosted by the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. We will explore the trails the SMNHC has to offer, learning: essential outdoor survival skills, about the ecosystem, tree identification, minimizing impacts on nature, and culminate with an overnight camping adventure testing our outdoor skills practiced the week. Campers will meet at the SMNHC in Cedar Crest for this camp. If fire conditions permit, the overnight portion will be held in the Jemez Mountains near Fenton Lake with 2 days of camping. Otherwise, we will camp at the SMNHC for one-two nights pending conditions.  Transportation to the Jemez will be provided. Aftercare is not available for this camp.


Cost is $150/camper for the week.

                                     New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Members $130/camper.                                                               


FAQ about camp:

·    It is intended for 3rd-5th grade.

·    Hikes will range between 1-3 miles daily with up to a 300 ft. elevation gain. We have over 8 miles of trails on our property and are next to the National Forest and Wilderness areas. Depending on forest closures, we may or may not visit those areas.

·    The camp is the week of June 18-22 and the cost reflects a one week camp.

·    We do not have any scholarship options available.

·    Tents and food will be provided for the overnight trip(s).

·    Campers will need their own sleeping bag and toiletries for camping.

·    Transportation provided if we travel to Jemez.

·    Camp meets in Cedar Crest at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. (20 minutes from downtown ABQ)