2023 Summer Activities, Camps & Programs
ART SCHOOL SANTA FE MINI ART CAMPS
Calling young passionate artists! Join our camps where you will gain new art skills and explore your imagination, working individually based on level and interest. Offering camps for ages 7 and up from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for $225 a week. Materials are provided and sketchbooks are recommended. Register by May 1st for an early bird discount! June 5th – 9th Kawaii and Chibi Illustration, June 12th-16th Watercolors and Acrylics, June 19th-23rd Studio Ghibli, June 26th-30th Fantasy and Creature Illustration July 10th-14th Kawaii and Chibi Illustration, July 17th-21th Studio Ghibli, July 24th-28th Kaiju, July 31st-August 4th Watercolors and Acrylics. Visit ArtSchoolSantaFe.com for more information.
SUMMER READING, WRITING AND LEARNING WORKSHOP
Reading and Writing are the foundation for learning and so much more. Take advantage of school-breaks and the summer to get students better skills and deeper learning. Enrollment is open for spring weekend, spring break, and summer workshops. Sign your student up to fine-tune reading and writing skills in a fun, innovative setting. Custom reading and writing workshops not only improve skills, but they take learners to higher and deeper levels of thinking and expression. Visit CatherineFortin.org or call Catherine at 704-737-4649.
CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE COMPANY
Santa Fe’s most active and enriched summer camp for K-7th grade, in operation for over 36 years! Provides age-appropriate outdoor field trips, including rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, survival skills, gardening, cooking, science, art, yoga, Friday field trips, and more! Weekly camps start May 29th and end August 11th. For working parents’ convenience, we operate from 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. at no extra charge. Please visit SantaFeChildrensAdventure.org or call Sarah at 505-988-7201.
DRAGONFLY ART STUDIO
Through the arts, children learn to think creatively, build confidence and are challenged to solve problems, while developing their ability to focus. Enrollment is open for our in-studio “Summer Camp” and our “no-school art days” when there is no school. You can celebrate creatively with customized art birthday parties, holiday gatherings, and get-togethers with family in the studio. Enroll yourself or your child to discover your inner artist. Custom art classes stimulate imagination, creativity and experimentation with a wide-range of art media and materials to inspire the art zone through life. Visit DragonFlyArtSF.com or call Oceanna at 505-670-5019.
ETIQUETTE SCHOOL OF SANTA FE MANNERS CAMP
Build a foundation of kindness and thoughtful awareness. Empower your child to navigate social and academic encounters with confidence and ease. Topics include Manners in a Modern World, First Impressions, Introductions, Handshakes, Thank You Notes, Techie Tweens, Conversation Skills, Interview Prep, Fork and Function, Mainstream vs. Culture Specific. We offer private, group and family sessions from ages 5 to forever. For more information, call 505-988-2070 or visit EtiquetteSantaFe.com. Refer to Facebook for updates. Lovingly taught by fully vaccinated etiquette consultant and columnist Bizia Greene.
Five-week experiential learning program for kids entering 4th-8th grade. Participants go on two field trips per week to explore the environment, history and culture of Northern New Mexico. They also garden, cook and do art projects, among other hands-on activities. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The program is offered at El Camilo Real Academy starting June through July; exact dates are TBD. The program cost is $50 per week and scholarships are available. Email email@example.com and follow us on Facebook for updates: facebook.com/HandsOnHeritageSantaFe.
Mountain Kids! is Santa Fe’s camp for outdoor adventure and nature connection. Campers ages 5-13 go on daily adventures in the mountains where they explore, learn and play. Campers gain wilderness skills and learn about the natural world as they gain confidence, build resilience, and learn to work as a team. Our Counselor in Training program is for ages 14-17 who wish to gain leadership skills and have fun outside with kids. Visit SFMountainKids.com for more information.
NDI NEW MEXICO
Summer programs at The Dance Barns for ages 3-18 include Young Children’s Division, Creative Movement, Ballet, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Modern, and more. Register online beginning March 15th at NDI-nm.org/summer or contact: Ariana Hatcher, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 505-795-7088; we are guided by our belief in children as well as our commitment to social responsibility. Children can participate in the Afterschool Program on a sliding scale, ensuring that quality dance education is affordable. Located at 1140 Alto St., Santa Fe.
New Mexico Fencing Foundation
New Mexico Fencing Foundation is offering day camps for ages 8-13 with or without fencing experience. Students learn the fundamentals of fencing, including footwork, offensive and defensive actions, and proper equipment use. Camp attendance is limited to 12. All equipment included. Camp weeks June 19–23, July 10–14 & August 7–11. Located at 1306 Clark Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507. Visit nmfencing.org or email Jack at email@example.com.
QUEEN BEE KIDS MUSIC CAMP
Come jam with us! Offering weeklong day camps this summer for kids ages 5-15. From ukulele to fiddle, bluegrass to beat-making, kids and teens unleash their musical curiosity in these fun-filled camps. No experience necessary! Camps Offered: Impact Music Camp, ages 5-7, June 26th-30th, 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.; Bluegrass Camp, ages 7-15, July 17th – 21st, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Summer Jam Camp, ages 8-12, July 31st-August 4th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $305-$330, with tuition assistance available to qualifying families. Located at 1596 Pacheco Street. Visit QueenBeeMusicAssociation.org for more information.
RANDALL DAVEY AUDUBON SPRING BREAK CAMP
Join us for a fun week of nature-based games and activities that encourage an understanding, appreciation, and love of nature. Audubon educators guide campers, ages 5-12, through hands-on science explorations and outdoor fun while surrounded by the natural beauty of Santa Fe. Camp is offered March 20th-24th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m for $275. Extended aftercare available. For more information, visit RandallDavey.Audubon.org/camp or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RANDALL DAVEY AUDUBON SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS
Not your ordinary summer camp! Eight weeks of nature day camps for ages 5-12 years. Each week emphasizes new themes where campers can discover, investigate, and play through activities that encourage an understanding, appreciation, and love of nature. Audubon educators guide campers through hands-on science explorations and outdoor fun while surrounded by the natural beauty of Santa Fe. Weekly camps are offered June 5th – July 28th, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m for $275 per week. Extended aftercare is available. Visit RandallDavey.Audubon.org/camp or email email@example.com.
RIO GRANDE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
Weekly camps for children entering kindergarten-6th grade, running June 12th-August 4th from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Our camp integrates enriched learning experiences with play, creative expression, adventure education, design-thinking, hiking and nature for optimal exploration. Campers choose an enrichment class in which they learn alongside master educators. Visit RioGrandeSchool.org/summer to register beginning March 1st. Weekly sessions cost $350. Rio Grande School is located at 715 Camino Cabra, Santa Fe. Please call for more information. 505-983-1621.
SANTA FE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SPRING PROGRAMMING
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum will have special events, guest facilitators, and bonus hours of operation this spring! For details, visit our museum calendar at SantafeChildrensMuseum.org. We are conveniently located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Call for more information 505-989-8359.
SANTA FE GIRLS SCHOOL – GIRLS EXPLORE! SUMMER CAMP
Join us for week-long summer camps as we explore the world through writing, cooking, field trips, art projects and more! Due to limited space, each camper can sign up for up to 2 of the 3 weeks offered: June 26th-30th; July 3rd-7th; July 10th-14th. Registration opens on our website SantaFegirlsSchool.org/summercamp
SANTA FE SKATE SCHOOL
Offering two programs this summer. 1) Skateboard Ramps and Bowls Camps: Young riders will get expert instruction. Mornings at Public Skate Parks, and afternoons at our Indoor Skate Park. Ages 8 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29th-June 2nd, June 5th-9th, June 19th-23rd, July 10th-14th, July 17th-21st. $330 plus tax. 2) Long Board Camps: Ride our school’s long boards and learn to turn, stop and slide while riding local bike paths, and at our Indoor Skate Park. Ages 9 and up. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12th-14th, July 3rd-5th, July 24th-26th. $200 plus tax. For more information, visit SkateboardSafety.com or call us 505-474-0074. Centrally located at 825 Early St. #H, Santa Fe.
SANTA FE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Santa Fe Public Libraries’ “All Together Now” Summer Reading Program will be held at all three Santa Fe Public Library Branches this summer. We focus on friendship, community, kindness and expanding our world. Through June and July, we will have programs, prizes and events to make your summer reading fun, productive and memorable! Register at any library branch in the Children’s Room beginning May 29th. All ages welcome and everything is free! For more information, visit SantaFeLibrary.org. Contact us 505-955-2817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANTA FE PLAYHOUSE – YOUTH THEATRE INTENSIVE
Enrollment is now open for Santa Fe Playhouse’s three-week pre-professional Shakespeare and Audition Intensive for ages 12-17. Industry professionals will coach students on audition materials, participate in an audition before a professional panel, and join a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It from concept to public presentation. Students receive a digital headshot taken by a professional photographer. June 5th-23rd, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit SantaFePlayhouse.org, call 505-988-4262, or email the program director, David Stallings, at email@example.com.
SANTA FE WALDORF SCHOOL WILDFLOWER PARENT AND CHILD SUMMER CLASSES
We offer a warm and gentle welcome to the littlest learners — and their caregivers, too! We have classes for three age groups: Wildflower Babies (ages 1-16 months), Buds (ages 1.5 to 2.5), and Blossoms (ages 2.5 to 4). Classes include creative free play, early socialization, fresh ideas for parenting, plus songs and games that delight children and caregivers alike. These classes are offered throughout the year and are open to all families whether or not they are enrolled at the Santa Fe Waldorf School. For cost, summer dates and to register, visit SantaFeWaldorf.org/parent-and-child.
SANTA FE WALDORF SCHOOL SUMMER WOODWORKING CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS
We offer two weeks of classes: Week 1, June 12th-16th is for students in rising 6th through 12th grade. Week 2, June 19th-23rd, is for both students and adults. Classes are Monday through Friday from 12-3 p.m. and are open to the community. No experience needed. Depending on your experience and skill level, you can make bowls, spoons, animals, dovetailed cedar pencil boxes, stools and more. There will be ample opportunity for innovation. For cost, details and to register, visit SantaFeWaldorf.org/summer.
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES CAMPS
Weekly, theme-based camps for ages 3 – 18 which include Menagerie Live Action Role Play and Math Mindset (ages 11 & up), Magical Mystery Tours (ages 8-10), Space Camp and Printmaking (ages 5 to 7), Ooey Gooey Art and Bug Out (ages 3 to 4). Our camps run from June 12th to August 4th, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Before care is available from 8-9 a.m. Camps cost $295 per week. Scholarships are available. We have experienced teachers with a low camper-to-teacher ratio. Register at SantaFeSchool.org.
STAR AQUATICS SWIM TEAM
A high-quality swim program for the youth of Santa Fe. We offer two programs as well as private learn-to-swim lessons. Our Aquastars is a competitive group that practices three to five days a week. Our Water Benders is a developmental group that practices two days a week. To learn more visit StarAquaticsNM.com or email CoachMiguel@StarAquaticsNM.com.
SANTA FE CLIMBING CENTER – SUMMER CAMPS @ClimbSantaFe
Summer Camps at Santa Fe Climbing Center creates a stimulating environment. Climbers at all levels will push their physical and mental limits, while having fun exploring the world of indoor rock climbing! Challenges and climbing games led by our experienced instructors promote teamwork, confidence, flexibility, balance, problem solving and more. Weekly Summer Camp sessions 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. with before and aftercare available. Starts May 30th. Camps are in the following age groups: 5-8, 9-13, and 12-15. $249.00 per session. 3008 Cielo Court. For more information, call 505-986-8944, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ClimbSantaFe.com/after-school-summer-camps.
WISE FOOL SPRING BREAK CIRCUS CAMP
Kids ages 7-12 run away with the circus! Students in this popular circus camp are physically active, practice teamwork and have a ton of fun. Learn stilt-walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet-making, clowning and more. All in a safe, noncompetitive environment. March 20th-24th, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Camp fills up quickly! Tuition assistance is available. $360. For more information, visit WiseFoolNewMexico.org, call 505-992-2588, or join us at Wise Fool Studios, 1131-B Siler Road, Santa Fe.
WISE FOOL SUMMER CIRCUS CAMP
Kids in 1st-12th grade run away with the circus! Students in our popular circus camps are physically active, learn teamwork and have a ton of fun. Learn stilt-walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet making, clowning and more. All in a safe, noncompetitive environment. July 3rd-14th, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Camps fill up quickly! $660. Tuition assistance and after-care available. Dates, times and cost varies based on age and session. For more information, visit WiseFoolNewMexico.org, call 505-992-2588, or join us at Wise Fool Studios, 1131-B Siler Road, Santa Fe.