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Summer Wilderness Programs in New Mexico

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Cottonwood Gulch Summer Expeditions:
Based in Albuquerque NM, the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation provides a wide range of educational wilderness expeditions and outdoor summer programs for kids and teens ages 10-18, as well as Family programs and Adult programs. Our wilderness expeditions take place in the heart of the American Southwest, and promote personal growth, scientific, historic, and cultural discovery as well as a knowledgeable environmental ethic among all those who participate.

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Educational Wilderness Expeditions / Outdoor Summer Programs for Kids, Teens & Adults:
Based in New Mexico, our Summer Expeditions range from 2-6 weeks, and are for kids ages 10-19. No expertise is needed to join, just a sense of adventure and a desire to learn about the animals, art, and unique culture of the Southwest.

Sunrise on Mount Taylor Expedition
15 Days, Ages 10-13
- Session 1: June 23 - July 8
- Session 2: July 13 - July 28
This course is an introduction to outdoor living for younger, and first-time campers. Kids spend 10 days at the Cottonwood Gulch Base Camp, Summit Mount Taylor to watch the sunrise, Explore Mushroom Rocks, Lava Tubes, One-Day River Trip on the San Juan, and more.

Wild Country Trek
21 Days, Ages 13-15
- Session 1: June 24 - July 13
- Session 2: July 17 - August 5
Introduction to Backpacking and Rock Climbing. Includes a 4-day backpack exploring the Volcanoes of New Mexico, and a wander through Chaco Canyon. Students get to restore a New Mexico Wetland, plus spend 7 days at the Cottonwood Gulch Base Camp.

Turquoise Trail
36 Days, Girls 13-16, June 24 - July 30
Two backpacking excursions in New Mexico for girls: the Gila Wilderness and Mount Wheeler (New Mexico’s highest peak). Girls live and work on a Navajo Farm; scope out Pie Town, the Earthships, and Ancient Puebloan Ruins. There is also the opportunity to create your own Legacy Project at the Cottonwood Gulch Base Camp.

Prairie Trek
36 Days, Boys 13-16, June 24 - July 30
Two backpacking trips: Utah’s Mount Tukuhnikivatz, and New Mexico’s rugged Zuni Mountains. Boys get to live and work on a Navajo Farm. Learn to rock climb, or master your technique. Hike 18 miles in one day to Keet Seel Ruin. Also, the chance to create your own Legacy Project at the Cottonwood Gulch Base Camp.

Mountain Desert Trek
42 Days, Ages 16-18, June 24 - August 5
Three separate backpacks, the longest is 8-10 days. Backpack along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, tackle a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado, live and work on a Navajo Farm, restore decimated wetland in the Santa Fe National Forest, and create your own Legacy Project at the Cottonwood Gulch Base Camp. This is the longest and most challenging of our expeditions.

Trek Institute: Southwestern Art and Music
21 Days, Ages 15-18, June 25 - July 14
Let the wilderness inspire your Art and Music. Work with professional artists in Santa Fe and Taos. Create pottery, rugs, and painting with Native American Artisans. Spend two weeks as an artist-in-residence at our Cottonwood Gulch Base Camp, and one week traveling through New Mexico's wilderness to inspire your creative side.

Paleontology Trek
13 Days, Ages 14 and up, July 18 - 30
Find and excavate real dinosaur bones with professional paleontologists. Earn 4 College Credits for your work, and learn to live and camp in the exotic badlands of New Mexico. Also includes a “Behind the Scenes” tour of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Family Trek
8 Days, All Ages, July 28 - August 4
Explore the Southwest with your family… Relax on our 540-acre nature preserve. Spend 3 nights “On the Road” in Jemez Springs, Bandelier, and Santa Fe. Celebrate longtime Gulch legend Chet Kubit’s 80th birthday

Adult Treks
9-10 Days, 21 and older
Start each day with a cup of Gulch coffee and end each day with a glass of wine.  Fall colors, plenty of challenge if you want it, plenty of relaxation required in between adventures. Choose from one of 3 options:

- Women's Wilderness Retreat
- Canyon Country
- Fly Fishing, Alpine Lakes, Mountain Peaks

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Address: PO Box 25106, Albuquerque, New Mexico , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-04-07 were from:

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Hummingbird Music Camp
Courses / Programs
Located in the Jemez Springs area of Central New Mexico, just an hour north of Albuquerque, Hummingbird Music Camp provides week-long residential summer music camps to boys and girls ages 8-14.

Beginner to advanced level group ensembles are offered, including: band, guitar, orchestra, piano and voice specializations. We also provide 1-week Art Camps and Chess Camps which run alongside our dedicated Music Camps.

In addition to musical activities, campers also take part in traditional camp events such as campfires with original camp songs and skits, overnight hikes, storytelling and outdoor cookouts.

Although music is taken very seriously at the camp, the focus is not on competition. Our campers are encouraged to grow musically on their chosen instruments by starting their musical instruction at their current level of ability.

Our Teachers range from undergraduate, graduate students and professional teachers. The majority of our instructors teach in public and private schools throughout the year. Most of the teachers teach two weeks at camp and return year after year. The average staff return rate is 95%.
1-week Residential Summer Music Camps for Boys & Girls Ages 8-14:

- Beginner to Advanced Levels
- Additional training in chorus and Transfer Band
- Daily private lesson in chosen instrument
- Daily practice time
- Personal solo preparation

Musical specializations include:
- Band
- Guitar
- Orchestra
- Piano
- Voice

Additional Summer Camp Programs:
- Art Camp
- Chess Camp
School not available at present
Courses / Programs
• Enroll your teen in an intensive and interactive English language camp in Austin this summer or winter 2019! 

• Conveniently located in the West Campus area, close to Downtown Austin TX, HOFT Institute provides a summer ESL language program for teens ages 14+ from around the globe. (Students who are younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian with them in the United States.)

• The camp covers all language skills - listening, speaking, reading & writing with a strong focus on grammar.

• The camp also features fun activities combined with English language tutoring for beginner to advanced level students.

• A tourist / visitor visa is all that is required for our short ESL camps in Texas.

• With 30+ years of experience in providing intensive English language skills training for international students from around the world, we also offer a wide range of year round individual and group programs for students of all levels, from beginner to advanced.
ESL Immersion Camps for Teens in Austin TX:
For international students ages 14+

• Summer English Courses in July & August
• Teen Winter ESL Program in January & February

The camp covers all language skills - listening, speaking, reading & writing with a strong focus on grammar.

Academic Camp activities include:
• Cultural Immersion
• Accent Reduction
• Reading
• Writing
• Public Speaking
• Leadership Training
Dallas International School
Courses / Programs
Based in the North Dallas area, just 10 miles from the city center, the Dallas International School provides a 6-week Summer Enrichment Camp for kids and teens ages 3-19. Set in a 6-week period in Summer 2013, courses and activities include immersion programs in the multitude of languages spoken on our campus (including ESL, French & Spanish), art and design courses, science programs, sports camps, and more. During these amazing 6 weeks, your children will be able to explore the world without leaving Dallas.

Every week, a choice of activities is proposed, allowing the campers to compose their own mix. Thus, language classes may be combined with art workshops or science and technology labs.

In addition to our mix of classes, we also provide a 6-week intensive ESL program combining work on all 4 skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension and writing) with fun activities such as Game Design, Chess, Robotics, Movie Making, Art, Tennis and Ceramics. Adults can also avail of language workshops during this period
The Dallas International School Summer Enrichment Camp is a 6 week program open to all children ages 2 through 17.

The program is offered on two campuses:
   -  Our Churchill campus - located at 6039 Churchill Way 
   -  Our Waterview campus - located at 17811 Waterview Parkway 
Activities offered include:
- ESL / English for International Students
- Languages: French, Spanish, Chinese
- Sports: Tennis, Omnisports, Volleyball, ...
- Arts: Sculpture, Cooking, Music, Painting, Origami...
- STEM: Coding, Building,
New World Spanish, San Antonio
Courses / Programs
Situated in the heart of Alamo Heights in San Antonio TX, New World Spanish provides quality Spanish language classes for adults and kids. In addition, we offer a Spanish summer camp for children ages 3-11.

Our engaging summer program provides your child with an excellent opportunity to learn Spanish in a fun way!

All of our teachers are native Spanish speakers. They have extensive experience in teaching Spanish as a second language.

Using songs, games, crafts, and other interactive activities, they will develop your child's understanding and confidence in speaking Spanish.

To provide flexibility for your summer plans, we offer weekly enrollment, with different themes each week.

Both half-day and full-day options are available, and you can choose to enroll your child for 1 - 5 days per week.

This year we are” traveling” through Mexico and visiting the beaches, the rain forest, the pyramids and much, much more!
Spanish Summer Camp in San Antonio

- For kids ages 3-11
- Half-day and full-day programs available
- Enroll them for 1-5 days per week
- Enroll them for as many weeks as you wish
- All weeks are different from each other
Crossing Borders, Houston - English Camp 2021 for Kids ages 4-6
Courses / Programs
• Would you like your child to improve their English language skills this summer? Maybe you are moving to the Texas or the United States and need your children to be fluent by the time they start school?  

• Located in south-central Houston TX (close to Downtown), Crossing Borders is a leading provider of ESL / second language instruction and cultural education for young children.

• We offer 2-10 week summer English camps for students ages 4-6 from the local Houston / Harris County area, and from around the world.

Children ages 4-6 years of age are immersed in a second language whilst using arts & crafts, music, dance, etc. for a hands-on and fun experience! 

• We focus solely on a full English immersion program that helps native and non-native speakers achieve their goals and prepare for the future by mastering a new language.

• Students enrolled enjoy a varied curriculum that ranges from grammar, vocabulary, phonics, linguistics to a more social and fun curriculum that includes dance, songs, role playing, traditional games, and board games.

• Our program is varied and flexible to help international parents who are planning a summer family vacation in Houston, Texas.
English Language Camps for Kids ages 4-6:
Preschool / Kindergarten to 1st Grade Elementary School age.

English immersion program for 2-10 weeks.
Camp Katy Technology Camps, Sugar Land & Clear Lake
Courses / Programs
Camp Katy is a family owned and operated technology day summer camp with multiple locations in Texas for boys and girls ages 5-17. We provide week-long classes in 3D Game Design, Movie Production, Computers, Photography, Lego Mindstorm Robotics and more. Students may register for one, or multiple weeks at a time. Our summer camps are located in Katy, Waller County - Clear Lake, Webster & Houston, Harris County - and Sugar Land, Stafford, Fort Bend County.

We pride ourselves in hiding the learning in our exciting and flexible curriculums. Our instructors are "current". They know how to reach your kids and instruct them in the high tech skills they will need in school and in the future. Camp Katy helps to bridge the technology gap between what your kids learn in school and the skills they will need to be successful.
Week long day technology summer camps for children & teens (ages 5-17):

- 3D Game Design courses
- Movie Production classes
- All About Computers
- Graphic Arts & Web Design
- Professional Digital Photography
- Mobile Apps & Publishing
- Lego Mindstorm Robotics
- Hybrid Camps (combine 3-in-1)
- Junior Campers