Outdoor Adventure Camp: Summer 2022

2022 Outdoor Adventure Camp is a FREE summer camp community collaboration between Nature Niños New Mexico and Albuquerque Sign Language Academy. We will provide a hands-on, inclusive learning environment carefully tailored to support each student's unique needs to flourish and reach their full potential within the outdoors! Our priority is to encourage meaningful and lasting connections between our youth and the natural world. We hope to inspire a new generation of land, water, and wildlife stewards to protect and foster creative solutions to the long-term care of our planet while nature helps to nourish their social and emotional health and wellbeing.

  • All children attending must be entering 4th through 9th grades in August 2022.
  • A child is only eligible to attend ONE session of Outdoor Adventure Camp during summer 2022
  • Priority will be given to applicants attending a partnering school and/or low-income households.

Camps will run Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for three 3-week sessions.
Session 1: June 6th - June 24th
Session 2: June 27th - July 15th
Session 3: July 18th - August 5th

2022 Outdoor Adventure Camp will be held at multiple locations across the city. We are working to solidify schedules with our partnering locations.

We MAY have transportation options offered but families will need to be prepared to drop off & pick up their child from any of the locations listed below as part of camp. We will also do our best to encourage carpool options with families in similar areas of the city.

Transportation & locations will be solidified and shared with all families that are offered a spot before they commit to accepting.

Shady Lakes (North Valley): 11033 4th St. NW Albuquerque NM 87114

Alameda Open Space (North Valley): 9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Agri Nature Center (Los Ranchos): 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107

ABQ BioPark (Central ABQ): 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Rio Grande Nature Center: 2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107


IMPORTANT DATES:

Lottery Application Open to the General Public: April 11th - 11:59pm April 17th

Accepted Spots Announced to Families: April 18th- April 22nd 

Acceptance Confirmation Required from Families: April 27th


We are Hiring Summer Staff!

Nature Ninos New Mexico will be hiring staff for our summer camp and assisting in the hire of our partners YCC Crew.  We have multiple positions available. 

Crew Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide leadership and guidance to all campers and camp youth staff through a variety of games, crafts, outdoor recreation activities, and guest speaker sessions. Maintain safe, fun, and supportive environments for campers. This is an independent contractor position for May 30, 2022 - August 10, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Experience working with children

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Motivated to encourage children of all abilities with their educational and recreational interactions within nature

  • Passionate about conservation, nature, and wildlife

HOURS & COMPENSATION

This is an Independent Contractor position. The Crew Leader position is 35 hrs per week for 10 weeks of camp starting with our training week May 30th - June 2nd. Camp starts June 6th and runs through August 5th. Pay compensation is $18- $20 based on experience.

Click HERE for more information and to apply for this position.

 Assistant Crew Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide leadership and guidance to all campers through a variety of games, crafts, outdoor recreation activities, and guest speaker sessions. Maintain safe, fun, and supportive environments for campers. This is an independent contractor position for May 30, 2022 - August 10, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 17 years of age

  • Experience working with children

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills

  • Great time management skills

  • Motivated to encourage children and their educational and recreational interactions with nature

  • Passionate about conservation, nature, and wildlife

HOURS & COMPENSATION

This is an Independent Contractor position. The Crew Assistant position is 35 hrs per week for 10 weeks of camp starting with our training week May 30th- June 2nd. Camp starts June 6th and runs through August 5th. Pay compensation is $16- $18 based on experience.

Click HERE for more information and to apply for this position. 

Youth Counselor

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide leadership and guidance to all campers through a variety of games, crafts, outdoor recreation activities, and guest speaker sessions. Maintain safe, fun, and supportive environments for campers. This is an independent contractor position for May 30, 2022 - August 10, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 15 years of age

  • Experience working with children

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good time management skills

  • Motivated to encourage children and their educational and recreational interactions with nature

  • Passionate about conservation, nature, and wildlife

HOURS & COMPENSATION

This is an Independent Contractor position. The Youth Counselor position is 35 hrs per week for 10 weeks of camp starting with our training week May 30th- June 2nd. Camp starts June 6th and runs through August 5th. Pay compensation is $14- $16 based on experience.

Click HERE for more information and to apply for this position. 


2021 Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp 

Thank you to all of our partners that made our first session so amazing!

VARA Winery for our amazing space, Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, ABQ Bio Park Botanical Gardens, Valle De Oro, Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, Ciudad Water and Soil Conservation District, New Mexico Wildlife Federation staff