Family Info

Welcome parents and guardians! We are excited to be returning to Collins Lake Ranch in 2021 and are working hard to make this a restorative, safe, and FUN summer for all campers and staff! Before you register, please review the information on this page, our 2021/COVID-19  updates, Checklist for Camp and contact the director with any questions.

As of March 9 all pre-registration spots are taken, returning camp families can fill out the form for wait-list below. We hope to admit more campers from the wait-list, as we determine there is capacity in compliance with health regulations.

Returning Camp Pre-Registration Wait-list
Registration will open late March, returning camp families can save a spot now using the pre-registration form above, space permitting.

2021 Dates: July 10-24
-Tuition: Early Bird: $925 (before May 1) / Regular: $1000

  • Drop off is between 2-4 pm and pick up is between 10am-12 pm.
  • $750 per week is the actual cost pricing, a completely voluntary higher price. Paying this amount covers our actual operating costs for one camper-week and helps make it possible for lower income families to afford camp. You will receive a donation receipt for any amount over the regular cost. The pricing structure you chose has no impact on the registration process or your child’s experience at Mountain Friends Camp.
  • $50 discount for 2nd and additional campers in the same family
  • $80 deposit is nonrefundable. All other payments, including arrangements for camperships, are due June 1 or immediately when registering later, and nonrefundable after that date. We prefer check payments for the balance.
  • Partial need-based camperships are available.

Location: Collins Lake Ranch, Mora, New Mexico: This is our third year with Collins Lake Ranch, and we’re looking forward to returning to the rural location and creating community with new friends and neighbors. Collins Lake Ranch provides support and programs for a few adults with developmental disabilities year round, and we’ll help in the organic garden, land stewardship, and with a few farm animals. More information and pictures on our Location Page

Ages: Campers are ages 10-15 or entering 5th grade in the fall, with 9-year-olds admitted on a case by case basis. Teens ages 16-17 can apply to serve as Counselors in Training. Some 17 year olds, who have graduated from high school and/or successfully completed a summer as a CIT may apply for a paid staff position. Families with children 10 and under and invited to participate together during Family Camp!

Two Health Forms are required for every camper (including counselors in training).  The first is the health profile from parents/guardians, and the second must be completed and signed by your child’s healthcare provider. These will be submitted through our online registration process, or you can request a paper copy.

Packing List Camper MFC 2018-open pdf

Learn more about our program and camp life, see frequently asked questions and contact the camp director with any questions. See you this summer!