This holiday season we are raising money to provide our participants the camping gear they need to complete land conservation service projects throughout New Mexico.
So far in 2023, CCNM crew members have completed 25,500 hours of service on public lands in New Mexico positively impacting 178 acres of land and 45 miles of trail. Individual placement interns served 31,951 hours monitoring wildlife, protecting natural and cultural resources, educating their communities, and more.
This year, 60 crew members have spent 2,550 nights camping in the field.
Camping gear is expensive, and access to camping equipment can create barriers for people who want to join out program but don’t have the gear or money to purchase gear. By having a cache of camping equipment, we are working towards eliminating one barrier to our program to better support equitable spaces for all to feel comfortable, confident, and welcome in the outdoors.
Our gear has seen a lot of use this year, and we aim to replace a lot of it for 2024.
Give a gift that has a lasting impact for youth to get outdoors! Your contributions will allow us to purchase the following items for our members: tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, backpacks, headlamps, rain jackets and water containers.
If you’d like to see what we will be purchasing, see the links below. If you would rather purchase an item yourself and send it to our office, please utilize the below links and information provided.
Tent – REI Co-op Trailmade 2 Tent with Footprint | REI Co-op // $180 // Either color
Sleeping Bag - REI Co-op Siesta Hooded 20 Sleeping Bag | REI Co-op // $140 // Either size
Backpack - REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack | REI Co-op // $60 // Any color
Rain Jacket - Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket // $50 // Any color // Sizes: Small – 2XL needed
Sleeping Pad - Quest Ultra-Comfort Camp Pad // $35
Headlamp - Black Diamond Astro 300 Headlamp // $20 // Any color
Water Bottle - Ozark Trail Double Wall Stainless Steel Water Bottle // $15 // 64oz
If you would like to purchase an item yourself, please send it to or drop it off at the following address:
512 N Valley Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
If you have used camping gear that you no longer want is still in good condition, we would be happy to use it! We will accept most items, but we will not accept the following: food, socks, underwear, and bras. Used gear can be dropped off at the same address as above.
If you have questions, or would like additional information please reach out to one of our staff: