HELP US BUILD A NEW ROPES COURSE AND YURT

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HELP US BUILD A NEW ROPES COURSE AND YURT IN TESUQUE

The Mountain Center (TMC) was founded in 1979 as a wilderness therapy program hosting 21-day wilderness experiences for New Mexican adults and youth involved in the justice system or other behavioral health agencies. We evolved to be a community-based nonprofit, expanding our services to address a host of community needs. 

In the 1980s, we started utilizing the ropes course as a therapeutic tool and immediately witnessed its transformational benefit. By the early 1990s, TMC erected a ropes course at our location in Tesuque, NM, which initially consisted of three elements, but eventually grew to five during the early 2000s. 

Today, TMC relies heavily on the ropes course as an essential tool to support participants as they overcome adversities and recognize their potential. 

However, the ropes course built in the 1990s and 2000s is nearing the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement. 

This is where you come in!

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PROGRAMS IN FY2021
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About The Mountain Center's Ropes Course

  • Ropes courses support participants as they build and strengthen self-confidence 
  • Individuals draw on physical, mental and emotional skills like balance, focus, and determination 
  • At our last inspection in 2021, we were informed that the current structures have to be retired within the next two years 
  • A new ropes course will easily last 25 years and serve over 150,000 clients 
  • In fiscal year 2021, our Therapeutic Adventure Program provided 620 programs, 3038 program days, and 2698 program hours to participants from across the state
  • Our ropes course is used in all Therapeutic Adventure Programs, including Emergence 
  • Our ropes course is fundamental to Adventure Therapy – which crosses over to our Transitional Living Program and Counseling Services

Benefits and Value of a New Ropes Course

  • Enables individuals and communities to overcome adversities, recognize their potential and builds resilency

  • Builds on individuals skills in cooperation and communication, self efficacy, empathy, problem-solving, self-awareness and goal setting.

  • Strengthens skills in regulation, mindfulness and positive social emotional experiences

  • Therapeutically creates an environment that fosters community as well as transfer of learnings back into the lives of the participant.

  • New Ropes Course will have a lifespan of 25 years or more.

Benefits and Value of a Yurt

  • Clients will benefit from our increased ability to accommodate groups and programming

  • Inclement weather or dark nights will no longer impede serving clients

  • On-campus indoor programming will foster a deeper connection to nature and community

  • Clients’ needs for privacy and a safe-feeling environment will be honored at a superior level

  • The Yurt will become another tool in TMC’s tool box to provide experiential education and nature based programming

  • Administration will be able to work more effectively without the disturbances of groups inside the office

GIANT'S LADDER
GIANT'S LADDER
TEAM JOURNEY
TEAM JOURNEY
COURAGE POLE
COURAGE POLE
YURTS OFFER A WARM, INVITING MEETING AND WORK SPACE.
YURTS OFFER A WARM, INVITING MEETING AND WORK SPACE.

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Your questions and input are welcome so we may better serve individuals and families in our communities. Help us continue to develop and improve our training and to remain open to creative approaches to community education and outreach. Together we can help more New Mexicans thrive.