Leave the ordinary behind and step into the extraordinary as you experience the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With Glorieta Camps' Day Camp, your child will create lifelong memories as they encounter God's creation, God's word, and embark on the many adventures we provide.
Read more about what we believe.
What is Day Camp
Day Camp is a weekday camp experience unlike any other! Designed for children who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade, our Day Camp offers an on-site, fun-filled, Christ-centered program that's jam-packed with activities and opportunities to learn.
Every program at Glorieta Camps operates under the same mission – "To inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth." A day in the life of a Day Camper might consist of rock climbing or hiking, laughing out loud with new friends and exploring God's word alongside our energetic staff.
We believe that discipleship isn't just for grownups! Our goal is to pour the Gospel into the hearts of our Day Campers, so they'll be equipped to love and follow Jesus for a lifetime. We pray that our Day Campers will want to take the Good News outside the gates of Glorieta and share it with the world.
What to Expect
To make sure your child doesn't miss a minute of fun, we encourage you to drop them off at 8 a.m. every day. **Transportation from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Bernalillo is available. Drop-off times can be found below, in our Rides to Camp section.** When your child arrives they will meet with their cabin mates and counselors and begin a day of adventure, relationships and truth! Lunch will be provided by camp, as well as a snack, but sack lunches are more than welcome, too! The day will end with a great worship session and message incorporating the day's theme. Pick-up will be between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. from Glorieta Camps, unless you have chosen a drop-off in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, or Bernalillo.
You will be notified of what your child needs to pack and bring to camp, as well as what not to bring.
Download the Parent Packet here
Although not every activity will be available each week, we will make sure to give your child a variety of adventure and fun experiences.
- All Session
- Rock Climbing
- Terrain Park
- Arts and Crafts
- Archery Tag
- Climbing Grotto
- Group Games
- Activity Upgrades
- These upgrades vary in cost and allow for your camper to experience camp in a new way. We do require a minimum number of participants in order to fill the activity. See below to determine costs, minimums, and weeks of availability.
- Fishing - Pecos River: $15 (minimum of 10 participants)
- Pottery: $15
- Available the Weeks of 7/10 - 7/14 & 7/24 - 7/28
- White Water Rafting: $50 (minimum of 5 participants)
Accommodations & Grounds
What we have are the Rocky Mountains: Aspens, Pines, Sandstone, Granite, The Santa Fe National Forest, The Pecos Wilderness, Snow, Rain, Sun, and High Temps in the 80’s. Glorieta starts at about 7,500 feet above sea level and reaches up from there. We’re not kidding; these are real mountains, with real seasons, and real adventure.
Rides to Camp
Parents can meet our staff at the following locations for Rides to Camp. All times are subject to change. Cost is in addition to normal Day Camp fees. All registration and payments must be completed before the child's week of camp. No refunds will be available.
- Albuquerque - Downtown ABQ
- Greyhound Bus Lines - 420 1st St SW, Albuquerque, NM 871
- 6:00am Drop-Off
- 7:15pm Pick-up
- Cost $60
- Bernalillo - Downtown Bernalillo
- Sandoval County/US 550 Station - 400 Station Street Bernalillo, NM
- 6:40am Drop-Off
- 6:20pm Pick-up
- Cost $60
- La Tienda at Eldorado Parking Lot
- 8:10am Drop-Off
- 4:45pm Pick-Up
- Cost $30
- Central Santa Fe
- Walmart at 3251 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
- 7:40am Drop-Off
- 5:00pm Pick-up
- Cost $50
- East Santa Fe
- Pecos Trail Cafe at 2239 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
- 8:00am Drop-Off
- 4:50pm Pick-up
- Cost $50
Glorieta staff seek Christ-like change for every guest and aim to serve each group with a servant’s heart. They are trained beyond the industry standard and seek excellence in every aspect of the ministry. Glorieta hires college students from all over the country to lead camp each summer. The application process consists of a detailed questionnaire, multiple references, interviews, and background checks. In searching for the staff God would have lead your students, certain qualifications are sought: A passion for Christ and alignment with the Glorieta mission for Christ-like change are top priority. The staff members we hire enjoy students, the outdoors, and want to see God change lives through camp experiences. Everyone goes through extensive training and frequent in-service.
Health & Safety
Food & Allergies
At Glorieta Camps we are evaluated on every aspect of our program, including our meals. We recognize the value of quality fuel for the body which is why our meals are top-notch! Meals will be served at either our dining hall or outdoor picnic area, depending on weather.
In an effort for our guests to stay healthy and well-fed, we do our best to serve those with food allergies. During the registration process each guest will be able to mark their dietary needs in the 'health history' section. Food will be prepared appropriately for those with allergies. Due to our large number of guests, we are not able to prepare specialty plates for those with specific preferences, such as vegan or vegetarian.
Safety is taken very seriously at Glorieta. In fact, Glorieta exceeds the annual requirements set by the State of New Mexico. Glorieta goes to great lengths to ensure that every activity from low elements to high ropes, zip lines and fun challenges are properly created, installed, facilitated, and maintained. In addition, the facilities are inspected and certified annually by qualified third party organizations to ensure the safety of each and every camper. While adventure activities hold a certain level of inherent risk, our staff takes precautions above the industry standard to reduce the chances of injury.
Glorieta has many certified Wilderness First Responder (WFRs) on staff who are out and about Camp during your stay. This nationally recognized certification is specially designed to deal with illness and injury in remote locations. Minimum summer staff requirements include: American Red Cross Lifeguard and First-Aid training and certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification, ropes training, and courses in handling sexual harassment or child abuse cases. Our medical protocols meet national standards and are routinely examined and approved by local E.R. doctors who serve as our medical advisers.
Dates & Rates
Day Camp Rates
** Click a session date below to begin registration **
|All||May 29-June 2||$140/camper||Open|
|All||July 31-August 4||$140/camper||Open|
Bring a Friend
Bring a friend to Day Camp, who has never attended before, and you will receive $50 towards an 'Add On' of your choice (i.e. Squirrel Bag, Transportation, Activity Upgrade, etc).
If you signed up for the monthly payment plan, all payments are non-refundable. If you signed up for any other payment plan, you will be refunded the amount that would have been unpaid at the time of cancellation, had you signed up for the monthly payment plan. For example, if you paid in full 6 months prior to the final payment due date, and you cancel three months later, you would be refunded half of the amount paid (3 months’ worth).