The Mountain Center's

Teen Adventure Program 2024


The Mountain Center is excited to present the Summer 2024 Teen Adventure Program, open to New Mexico youth, ages 13 - 17. This year, we’ll be offering three sessions, each with a different focus: Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, or Backpacking. Participants can expect to practice technical skills in these activities, while developing a variety of tools useful for navigating the challenges of everyday life, including relationship-building, leadership, and self-esteem. Each session is comprised of five day programs and a 3-4 day overnight camping trip. 2024 dates will be updated soon - click button below to apply!

At this time, all applicants will be placed on a waitlist.


Day Programs: Groups meet on the days listed below from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4-day/3-night Camping Trip: See below for each sessions' Camping Trip dates


     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 April 5, 2024 and are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis

Session 1 - 2024 Dates

Week 1: Thursday, May 30th

Week 2: Tuesday, June 4th, Thursday, June 6th

Week 3: Tuesday, June 11th

CAMP 4-NIGHTS: Thursday, June 13th - Sunday, June 16th

Session 2 - 2024 Dates

Week 1: Tuesday, June 25th, Thursday, June 27th

Week 2: Tuesday, July 2nd

CAMP 3-NIGHTS: Wednesday, July 10th - Friday, July 12th

Session 3 - 2024 Dates

Week 1: Tuesday, July 16th, Thursday, July 18th

Week 2: Tuesday, July 23rd, Thursday, July 25th

CAMP 4-NIGHTS: Wednesday, July 30th - Saturday, August 2nd


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 Adventure is accredited by the Association of Experiential Education's Adventure Program Standards.

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