SJMA offers many ways to get kids outside, learning about our environment. From preschoolers to teenagers, we have something for all youth.
Teen Backpacking Trip for ages 13-17
July 19 – July 21
ability levels but participants will need to carry most of their own supplies. There will be side hike options, backcountry skill lessons, and time to splash in the creek. Your guide, MK Gunn, offers 10 years of guiding experience and is a Certified Interpretive Guide. Location TBD in a local Wilderness area.
Mandatory planning meeting 5:30 to 6:30 the evening of July 17.
For more information call MK at 970-385-1288 or emailing MK@sjma.org.
Little Legs Adventures
Fridays, June 16, July 21 & Aug 4, 10—11 am
Outdoor fun for toddlers and preschoolers. Bring your kids for one or all of these adventures, taking place at Denny Lake in Cortez. Dig in the mud, chase insects, use a magnifying lens, and have fun outside! Pre-registration is requested as space is limited.
LNT & Wildfire at Cortez Rec Center’s Playground Days
June 19—23 & July 24—28
Sign your kids (ages 5—10) up for Playground Days at the Cortez Rec Center on these weeks, and they’ll learn all about Leave No Trace in June and Wildfire in July! Activities led by Gabi. Contact Cortez Rec Center at 970-564-4080.
Read with a Ranger – Where Reading Comes ‘Natureally’!
Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, & August 9
Join Ranger Brandon from the U.S. Forest Service as he reads nature-themed stories and provides activities based on the books. These free programs take place at the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library meeting room in Pagosa Springs. Typically children 6 to 10 years old attend, but open to all ages.