Summer Camps

Get outside with PEEC this summer! We are offering a variety of day camps and clubs to help kids explore the outdoors, make new friends, and have fun. Registration for the following programs will open on Friday, May 7 at 9 AM.

If you have questions about camps or would like to be notified about future camps, please contact or call 505-662-0460 (press 1 for staff directory, then 0 to leave a message for Beth, Adventure Programs Manager).

Forest Explorers

Grades 1 – 3: Register Here

Grades 4 – 6: Register Here

Meets Mondays & Wednesday from June 2 – 16, 9 AM – 12 PM

This 3-hour drop-off program provides the opportunity for kids to go on hikes from the nature center for self-directed play in the canyons, creeks, and surrounding forest. Children will build forts, make observations, and learn to identify different plants and animals. Forest Explorers encourages children to have fun outside while working cooperatively, building gross motor skills, and learning more about the local ecology. Sessions will be taught by PEEC environmental educators.

Intro to Mountain Biking on Los Alamos Trails

Grades 7 – 12: Register Here

Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 1 – July 1, 2 – 4 PM

Explore mountain biking trails around Los Alamos with a fun group of middle and high schoolers. This club will meet at different trailheads each day and participants will ride for about 2 hours. Most routes will be easy to moderate difficulty. Trail selection will be based on group ability, so the level of difficulty may increase as the month progresses.

This club is for students entering 7th-12th grades in fall 2021. Bring your own bike, helmet, snack, water, gloves, eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses), and a rain jacket. If you’d like to participate, but don’t have your own gear, please contact PEEC before registering so we can help arrange loaner equipment.

PEEC Buds Garden Club

Ages 7 – 10: Register Here

Meets Tuesdays from June 8 – August 10, 3 – 5 PM

Join PEEC to explore summer gardening in our raised beds! Through fun, hands-on outdoor activities, children ages 7-10 will learn the basics of garden ecosystems, from soil and plants to pollinators and consumers, including us! In this small-group club, participants will enjoy planting, tending to plants, and harvesting crops over the course of eight weeks in the raised beds at the nature center. PEEC Buds Garden Club will be co-taught by PEEC educators Denise Matthews and Lisa Garcia.

Nature Odyssey

Grades 4 – 6

Week 1 (June 21 – June 25): Register Here

Week 2 (June 28 – July 2): Register Here

Meets Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Have an adventure with PEEC this summer! Join us for our Nature Odyssey camp to explore the wonders of nature. We will go on outdoor adventures around Los Alamos to learn about the natural world through exploration, hands-on activities, and guest speakers.

A highlight of week one of this camp will be a field trip on Friday into the Jemez Mountains! During week two, part of the focus will be on sustainability topics, such as zero waste habits, composting, creative crafting, and water and energy conservation. A highlight of this week of camp will be field trips on Wednesday and Friday!

Living Earth Adventure Program

Grades 7 – 8

Week 1 (June 21 – June 25): Register Here

Week 2 (June 28 – July 2): Register Here

Meets Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Hey, 7th and 8th graders! Join PEEC’s Living Earth Adventure Program (LEAP) for fun in the awesome Los Alamos outdoors. This camp meets at Pajarito Mountain each day, weather permitting. The group will hike and explore the trails on and around Pajarito Mountain.