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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
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Milestone Technical Institute, Houston
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in southwest Houston, Milestone Technical Institute is an IT career training school providing 2-week STEM technology summer camps for kids and teens ages 9-17. 

This immersive, project-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) camp is designed for elementary, middle, and high school students interested in exercising their imagination and building things with their hands.
STEM Technology Summer Camps:
- Duration: 2 weeks
- For kids and teens ages 9-17

Specialized in-camp courses include:

- Robotics Engineering
- Computer Building
- Video & Photography
- Cyber Literacy

This project-based course is designed to spark curiosity, build confidence, and foster teamwork in young students.
ID Tech Camps, Texas
Courses / Programs
iD Tech Camps provides immersive technology summer camp programs for kids and teens in over 80 prestigious universities throughout the USA, including in Texas cities such as Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. These quality summer programs cover a wide range of tech-related subjects including video game design, application development, programming, web design and more. For kids & teens ages 7-17, iD Tech Camps offers weeklong day and overnight camps. In addition, iD Tech Academies offers 2-week long overnight programs for teens ages 13-18.

iD Tech Camps summer programs are designed so that you can register for one or multiple weeks (further camps). Many students choose to sign up for multi-week packages to build on their skills and learn new subjects.

iD Tech Camps offers a variety of cutting-edge summer camp courses for students who are interested in technology and computer science. Kids and teens learn one course topic per week, specializing in video game design, iPhone app development, Flash animation, programming, video editing and more – using the best brand name products from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, Microsoft, and beyond.

“Everything I have experienced at iD Tech Camps was great. The instructors were helpful, accommodating and overall fun people to be around. Best experience I’ve had this summer…”
- Matthew, Student, University of Houston
Summer Tech Camps for Kids & Teens ages 7-18:

iD Tech Camp:
- Weeklong camps for ages 7-17

iD Programming Academy:
- 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy:
- 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18

iD Film Academy:
- 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18

Accredited Continuing Education Units are available from all iD Academy locations.
Crossing Borders, Houston North Area
Courses / Programs
• Join us in 2018 for our highly-immersive and exciting foreign language summer programs for kids and teens in The Woodlands in the North Houston area.

• Students attend our summer camps from The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, Humble, Porter, Montgomery County, and surrounding areas. 

• Crossing Borders provides quality Spanish language summer camps for kids (ages 6-16). English and French summer camps for kids & teens are also available.

• Offered during the months of June, July and August, our summer language immersion camps are designed to give children & teenagers a unique opportunity to spend their summer break having fun learning or improving in a second or third language.

• In our Spanish summer camps, children are grouped according to age, level, and language proficiency.

• They learn in full Spanish immersion from one of our native Spanish speakers. They take part in arts & crafts, play games, and learn Spanish in a fun, interactive setting.

• Our programs have very specific goals while creating dynamic, energetic classes with emphasis on the target language by using our immersion strategies.

Student Review:
"I'm finishing my time here, but I don't want to go without first say thanks to you and your team Crossing Borders...Each class that I have attended was excellent. I feel like I have had the best summer months."
- Spanish Student
Language Immersion Camps for Kids & Teens:

• Spanish summer camp for kids (ages 6-11)

• Intensive Spanish summer program for teens (ages 12-16)

• French summer camp for kids & teens (ages 8-14)

• English summer camp for kids (ages 7-13)

• Intensive ESL summer program for teens (13 years+)
School not available at present
Courses / Programs
• Enroll your teen in an intensive and interactive English language camp in Austin in summer 2018 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
Updated: 2019-02-09
Updated: 2019-02-09
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
Crossing Borders, Houston - English Camp
Courses / Programs
• Would you like your child to improve their English language skills this summer? Maybe you are moving to 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 foreign language instruction and cultural education for students of all ages. We offer 2-10 week summer English camps for students ages 4-12 from the local area and 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!

Our 7-12-year-old age group is immersed using a more structured method in grammar, literature, vocabulary, and social skills.

• Our teachers’ goal is to achieve a high level of English proficiency. Our program is varied and flexible to help parents who are planning any summer or winter vacations in Houston.

• 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.
English Language Camps for Kids:

• Summer English camp for children (ages 4-12) - English immersion program for 2-10 weeks.

• Ages 4-6 (Rice Village Campus)
• Ages 7-12 (on campus of Rice University)

We also offer a Winter English camp for juniors ages 4-12

Further Language Camps:
• Spanish Summer Camp for Kids (4-12 years)
• French Summer Camp for Kids (3-5 years)
• Mandarin Chinese Summer Camp for Kids (3-5 years)
• Spanish Spring Break Camp (ages 4-8)
• Winter Spanish Camp (ages 4-12)