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Glorieta

Wilderness

Programs

Ideal for: Fit and Adventurous Individuals, Churches, Schools and Organizations   |   Ages: 14 and Up   |   Dates: Year Round

Adventures

Exciting Adventure Experiences in the natural surroundings of our 2,400 acre property at Glorieta.

Expeditions

Custom Adventure Expeditions at premier natural wilderness destinations around the nation.

Guide Course

3 Month Pro Training Course for hearty types who want to become a professional guide.

Walkabout

9 Month Program for Graduates that helps them focus on their pursuits and living a Christian life.

Get off the grid. Amp up your game.

Imagine a place where you can disconnect from life’s craziness, soak in the wonders of nature, and discover new truths from God’s Word. Whether you’re seeking a challenge that will test the limits of your group or looking for your next big adventure, we have the wilderness programs to fit, and the friendly experts to guide you along the way.

Test your limits. Build relationships. Discover Truth.

The Glorieta Wilderness Experience offers a variety of exciting outdoor adventures and courses that will put your mettle to the test – all infused with inspirational discipleship, outdoor education, and opportunities to form new relationships and strengthen existing ones. There is no better place to escape the trappings of this world and experience what it means to be a true disciple of God’s Word than in the wilderness surrounded by His natural creations.

Our exciting outdoor adventure courses offer much more than your average mountain-top experience. We focus on developing each participant as an accomplished outdoor enthusiast or professional through a wide variety of courses taught in outdoor settings in the Lower Rockies at Glorieta, New Mexico, at Camp Eagle in the Texas Hill Country, and at a variety of our nations most unique wilderness locations.

Wilderness Adventures

Wilderness Adventure Programs can be custom tailored to fit any group or individual needs and can be scheduled on any available week or weekend year round. Ideal for groups, churches, youth programs, colleges, or any group of friends looking for an exciting adventure they won’t soon forget.

Programs:

Wilderness Expeditions

Our Wilderness Expeditions are conducted in some of the most awesome, incredible wilderness areas in the nation. Adventures can be scheduled on just about any available week or weekend year round and can include any of our exciting wilderness expedition tracks, or we can custom design an expedition for you.

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Wilderness Guide Course

Our 15 Week Professional Guide and Outdoor Ministry Training

Our Professional Wilderness Guide Courses address the three major areas of qualification that outdoor and wilderness industry employers seek when they are assessing job applicants:

We provide all three throughout the length of our course to give participants a solid foundation for pursuing their career goals. In addition to these benefits, our semesters also help students discover what opportunities are out there, help them define their career goals, and give them the direction and inspiration to achieve them.

Walkabout Experience

9 months of discipleship. A lifetime of change.

This isn’t just a way to blow off a year after graduation. It’s a rock-solid 9 month program designed to help 18-24 year old high school or college graduates gain a new perspective on themselves and a unique outlook on their Christian lives by stepping out of their comfort zones by experiencing an extended stay in the wilderness. The result is a sharper focus on their futures and a greater vision for the purpose God has in store for their lives.

The program runs its course from August through May during which time participants learn first hand what it means to be a true disciple of Christ and how to follow Him more closely through living a life in His Word, without compromise, and without the materialistic trappings of this world.

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Climate & Conditions

Glorieta Wilderness activities take place in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Southern Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. Here are things you need to prepare for.

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Physical Demands

Wilderness adventures may require physical stamina and conditioning beyond what you are used to. Here are some tips on what to expect and how to condition your mind and body so you have an awesome experience.

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What to Bring

This is not your average camping trip and so the packing list is a bit different than our regular overnight camp. Pack thorough, but light, as you’ll be carrying these essential things with you as you hike.

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What not to Bring

Not to be a downer, but this is wilderness camp, baby! Off the grid. Enjoy it. Here’s your list of items to leave at home. Yep, cell phones are on it. You’ll have no use for them anyway.

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Getting To Camp

Glorieta is located at 11 State Highway 50, Glorieta, NM 87535. For directions click the "MAP" button below.

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Participation Waivers

Our goal is to make camp as safe as possible. But adventure activities have inherent risks. Please review and acknowledge with your signature.

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Arrival & Departure

We can’t wait to welcome you to Glorieta! Choose a camp for times and pointers to make your arrival and departure smooth ‘n’ easy.

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Health and Safety

The spiritual, physical, and emotional well being of every camper is our top priority. We’re here to fulfill all their safety and nutritional needs.

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Camp Credit & Squirrel Bags

Deposit funds for the purchase of snacks or merchandise, or pre-order a a “Squirrel Bag” filled with goodies and gear for your camper.

Email, Mail & Packages

Campers LOVE to get mail! You can leave it with us when you drop off your camper. Or mail it, but just remember to send it a week ahead.

Writing to Campers

Letters from home can reassure your children that home still exists while they are temporarily away, and affirm their new found independence.

Activity Upgrades

There are way more adventures to experience at camp than can be done in a week. But if your adrenaline isn’t rushing quite fast enough visit the link below.

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Financial Aid

We have a limited number of scholarships due to the generosity of donors who make it possible. If your camper is in need, please apply early.

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Code of Conduct

We’re here to have fun, build each other up and encourage others in love! But there are a few behaviors that just won’t fly at Glorieta Camps.

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Cell Phones / Devices Policy

There is no app for this. Stop, listen and look around. Nature is amazing! Enjoy it while you can. Please leave your cell phones and devices at home.

In Case of Emergency

We want kids to establish their independence. But if there’s a home emergency, contact the camp Director and we’ll arrange a call.

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Staff

Enthusiastic. Energetic. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.

Our staff is made up of a bunch of really fun, friendly people who are also super serious about providing you with the best camp experience ever. Each day they demonstrate their passion for serving Jesus Christ through leading by example and with a cheerful demeanor.

Scott Chapman

Director
505-757-6161, Ext 733
scott@glorieta.org

Hunter Parrot

Professional Wilderness Guide Course
505-757-6161, Ext 733
hunter@glorieta.org

Our staff members are recruited based on their:

Personality & Ability

Passion for Teaching

Servant's Heart

Relationship With Christ

Qualifications & Skills

Education & Training

Base Camp Features

Some of the things that make Glorieta such a very special place.

Adventure Activities

Rock Climbing

Wilderness Hiking

Mountain Bikes

Whitewater Rafting

*Whitewater rafting availability is limited for groups camps. Contact groups@glorieta.org to reserve spots. Additional Fee is $55 Per Person for families.

Via Ferrata

Hiking

Rappelling

Fishing

Bouldering Blocks

Zip Tour

Zip Drop

Tree Rappelling

Super Swing

Campouts

Tree House Challenge Course

Waterfront Tower

Waterfront Decks

Bomb the Blob!

Climbing Grotto

Indoor Superswing

Drift Trikes

Arrow Tag

Mud Pit Melee

Games of Skill... Or Not

Slingshots

Mini Golf

Field Games

Ga-Ga Ball

Obstacle Course

Sand Volleyball

Basketball

Gypsy Wagon

Redneck Paintball

Disc Golf

eBikes

Drift Ball

Outdoor Rock Climbing

If you're a thrill seeker who'd like to feel a little "boulder", we accommodate all skill levels in many different climbing styles. For those about to rock, we salute you!

Wilderness Hiking

There's adventure in each breath and every step. Let your wanderlust take over and experience spectacular vistas across miles of pristine mountain trails.

Mountain Bikes

Hop on and go for a spin that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. When you experience a mountainside ride, you'll know what we mean.

Whitewater Rafting

"Row! Row! Row! You lazy land lubbers! Heave ho and off we go! Steady as she goes." Will somebody smack that guide with a paddle?

Via Ferrata

It's serious mountaineering without the imminent danger. Ascend cliff faces and negotiate overhangs. You can yodel all the way up... if you can catch your breath.

Hiking

Thousands of acres and miles of trails through God's beautiful creation. Explore the trails and experience vistas that will take your breath away.

Rappelling

Your heart pounds as you overcome your nerves and step off the cliff. What were you thinking? Total focus. Step by step. Now you're down, confident. Again!

Fishing

They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at school. Catch a trout from a clear mountain stream and fried it up on the bank and you'll know what it means.

Bouldering Blocks

Brand new to rock climbing? These colorful blocks are just right for learning the basics and getting the 'hang' of climbing without getting too far off the ground.

Zip Tour

Our dual line tour features FIVE sections of fast-moving zip lines stretched high above the alpine floor. Each section give you a different experience. Bring a friend!

Zip Drop

This is like a normal zip line, only a little more loosy-goosey, with special tethers that let you drift to the ground like a parachuter coming in for a landing.

Tree Rappelling

What's better than the view of the forest from the treetops? The trip back down of course. This is why ropes go with trees like campfires go with singalongs.

Super Swing

Hey camper, camper. Hey camper, camper. Swing! Harness up and take a big leap of faith. Only at Glorieta can kids have this much fun in church.

Campouts

Is camp not "camp" enough for you? We've got just the thing. It's authentic camping in real wilderness surroundings. The stars never looked prettier.

Tree House Challenge Course

Quietly nestled in the pines is a diabolical tree house designed to test both your mental and physical abilities. Only the best problem solvers will prevail!

Waterfront Tower

Our flagship feature is a 5 level treehouse. Take a drop down one of four super slides or have gallons of fun in any of our waterfront activities.

Waterfront Decks

Water you waiting for? Take a dip and a drop from any one of our numerous decks rigged with ropes, slides, blobs and more. Look out below, and bombs away!

Bomb the Blob!

Climb. Leap! Plop! Launch! Whoa! Splash! Climb. Leap! Plop! Launch! Whoa! Splash! Repeat again and again until we wear 'em out.

Climbing Grotto

Test your grip and your core strength on our Swiss army knife of climbing sweetness. This tower can test and inspire almost any level of climber.

Indoor Superswing

Hey camper, camper. Hey camper, camper. Swing! Harness up and take a big leap of faith. Only at Glorieta can kids have this much fun in church.

Drift Trikes

Fuzzy wristbands, Keds, and sliding sideways on a Big Wheel made for some serious street cred back in the day. Well, we've amped it up.

Arrow TAG

We are hunters, and adventure is our game. We are unstoppable, and you are our prey. Take aim and bring 'em down. Before they get you!

Mud Pit Melee

Grit your teeth for an untethered free-for-all. Here's mud in your eye... and between your toes... and behind your ears..

Games of Skill... Or Not.

It doesn't matter if you are "super coordinated" or not; you'll still have massive fun in our crazy games. A good time will be had by all... or else!

Slingshots

These are no toys, but they are a lot of fun. We may not be slaying giants, but you will get good target practice. Take aim. Hold your breath. Steady. And...

Mini Golf

If putting around is your thing, we have the perfect way to pass an afternoon. This classic family sport is best under the pines, with a nice summer breeze.

Field Games

Guaranteed to break the ice. This is camp-olympics! From scavenger hunts to more inventive contests, you're sure to make a few new friends along the way.

Ga-Ga Ball

Ga-ga wha? Trust us, it's not for babies. Part dodge ball, part tag and part king of the hill, it takes action to another level. Stay with it. Rule the octagon!

Obstacle Course

There's no easing into this, so jump right in! From there, you're climbing through our bouncy crash course. You'll love ducking, diving, and dodging to the end.

Sand Volleyball

Bring it on. Serve it up. Spike, slam, wham, attack - Let your competitive spirit take over. You'll need it. Dig, set, spin, spike! Leave the campfire for day's end.

Basketball

There's nothing better than a game of high altitude hoops. Pick up moves with other campers from around the country, or take 'em to school like you do at home.

Gypsy Wagon

This colorful little wagon is a mobile store loaded with treats. It's part truck, part house, part rainbow and one of the many wonders you'll find at Glorieta.

Redneck Paintball

Think paintball with slingshots. Don't let the name fool you, your neck is well protected. Your pride, however, is not. Think fast! They come at you from all sides.

Disc Golf

To heck with the clubs; grab a disk and join the fun. It's all in your swing... or is it the fling? This is the perfect place to test your skills at a high level.

eBikes

Ready for two-wheeled touring, but not looking forward to perpetually pushing pedals? Our ebikes are no "free ride", but they do give added oomf when you need it.

Drift Ball

It's like a cross between basketball, soccer, hockey, polo and demolition derby on our awesome drift trikes. Hard to explain. Amazing to play. Try it.

Wilderness Partner Camps

Exciting Adventure Sessions at Glorieta - Operated by Other Outstanding Christian Organizations

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