Mountain Jaguares

The Mountain Jaguares is an advanced club that focuses on practicing and expanding the “surthrival” skills that we have learned in Mountain Mallards and Mapaches: tracking, tree and plant id, shelter and fire making, wildlife habitat creation, wilderness first aid and good stewardship practices. Students at this level are able to work through scenarios as a pack as well as begin to think about responsibility to their greater community and natural areas.  We travel off of MLA campus to Coopers Rock State Forest on one Friday of the month to give this group a larger area to experience.

Each Jaguar will need a day pack, water bottle or camel pack, nut free snack, a compass, whistle on a cord, and other survival materials and books that they will receive in class.  Students will need to be well prepared for cold and wet weather. Parents will need to fill out transportation forms for our monthly Friday trips to Coopers Rock.  We will also have an overnight camping trip on MLA property!

Spring 2018 Semester:
Begins March 1
Ends May 24 (no program weeks of April 2 & April 16)
Thursdays 3:15p – 5:30p* (also 1 Friday a month at Coopers Rock State Forest and an overnight camp out)
6th graders and up (prior experience required)
Cost: $150-$200 per student
Become a Mountain Jaguar! Sign up here.


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The Mountain Jaguares created a video for Mountain SOL’s Biodiversity Advocates for the Mountains (BAM) project. The BAM! project was funded by the Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation. Watch our video to learn how to survey for large predators in your neck of the woods!


Questions? Email Jaguares Mentor, Jen-Osha Buysse, at [email protected]

To enroll your child, click here.

Why are we called the Mountain Jaguares

Because of Aurora Lights’ Ecuadorian roots, we incorporate Spanish into our Mountain SOL programs. The students chose the name Mountain Jaguares instead of Mountain Lions.