The Mountain Center's

Teen Leadership Program 2022


In 2022, The Mountain Center is offering two 4-week sessions for youth, ages 13-17; one in June and the second in July. While learning to climb, hike, whitewater raft and camp, participants will also learn social and emotional regulation tools to help them navigate in an ever-changing world. Participants work on developing and increasing self-efficacy, learn outdoor and peer leadership principles, and utilize and relate leadership and processing skills to everyday life.


Weeks 1-3: Groups meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Week 4: 4-day/3-night Camping Trip, from Monday to Thursday


     9:00 – Check-in / Briefing / Gear-up 

     9:30 – Depart for course area

    10:00 - 2:00 – Activity (rock climbing, hiking, rafting)

     2:00 – Return to base

     3:00 – End

Location: The Mountain Center's Tesuque location: 1524 Bishops Lodge Rd b

Applications: Open March 14, 2022 and are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis;

June 2022 Dates

Week 1: Tuesday, June 7, Wednesday, June 8

Week 2: Tuesday, June 14, Wednesday, June 15

Week 3: Tuesday, June 20, Wednesday, June 21

Week 4:  CAMP 3-NIGHTS, Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30

July 2022 Dates

Week 1: Tuesday, July 5, Wednesday, July 6

Week 2: Tuesday, July 12,  Wednesday, July 13

Week 3: Tuesday, July 19,  Wednesday, July 201

Week 4: CAMP 3-NIGHTS, Monday, July 26 - Thursday, July 29


The program is free to all participants because of special grant funding by CYFD. As a non-profit organization we rely on generous donations from the community to transform lives and build resilience in the groups we work with. If you are able, we encourage you to support The Mountain Center, in any amount possible. You can make a one time donation, or partner with TMC and sign up for an automated monthly donation. 

We accept cash and check donations in the main office. 

Thank you for your support!



Enjoyed being outdoors, physical activity, they were encouraged to express feelings in a meaningful and respectful way. Most importantly, they had fun, played with old friends and made new friends too.

~2021 SYP Parent

This program allowed an opportunity to share in a safe space, meet new friends, gain confidence and stretch physical limits.
~2021 SYP Parent

Thanks to the wonderful staff for providing a great experience and environment for our children, we felt great knowing they were being well cared for and challenged as well.

~2021 SYP Parent

I can’t say enough how excellent the Mountain Center program has been for my kids. I honestly don’t have words for how lucky we are to have access to such a unique and fulfilling program! THANK YOU. 

~2021 SYP Parent



Our Summer Youth Program and Teen Leadership is accredited by the Association of Experiential Education's Adventure Program Standards.

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