Srai Wi Activities

Srai Wi means “my children” in the Keresan language, the original language of the people of Tamaya. Srai Wi activities are carefully curated by our Cultural staff to offer our young guests multiple creative, unique and authentic learning experiences. Children of all ages will find adventure that feeds the soul at Tamaya! Some Srai Wi activities are seasonal. Please contact the Concierge at 505-771-6060 for schedules or see our Tamaya Times newsletter.

Some Srai Wi activities are seasonal. Please contact the Concierge Desk at 505-505-771-6060 for seasonal schedules.


Adobe Brick Making

Work hands on creating a traditional mini adobe brick (mud bricks) just like the people of Santa Ana Pueblo have done for hundreds of years. Families will work together to create an adobe brick, to take home to remember their trip to Tamaya. Bricks will bake in the New Mexico sun for 24 hours and will be delivered to the guest the day after their experience. Ages 5 and up. 

Artisan Demonstration

Join our Native American artisans as they demonstrate how to make their authentic arts & crafts. Artisan will be available to talk with guests about the materials and the steps it takes to create finished pieces. Finished pieces will be available for sale at the time of the demonstrations.

*Artisans will demonstrate and sell their items during this time only.

Clay & Culture

Follow in the footsteps of our pueblo pottery makers. Guests will learn the traditional ways to make pueblo pottery. A Pueblo potter will lead the class by explaining the materials used to create pottery. Each participant will be given self-hardening clay and will be taken through the steps of building their own piece using the pinch pot and coil methods. Once the piece is complete everyone will have a chance to paint it. When completely finished, guests will take their pottery home. Ages 5 and up.

Corn Husk Wreath

Join us to learn how to create a beautiful wreath using colorful corn husks. Guests will choose the husks, transform into a wreath and take it home as a memento of their time at Tamaya. Ages 9 and up.

Cultural Learning Center Tour

We invite you to visit the Cultural Learning Center, located near the resort entrance. You will be guided through the center learning the history and culture of the Tamayame, the people of the Santa Ana Pueblo. Tours available daily.

Gourd Painting

Join us and learn about gourds and their uses. Gourd Painting is a rising art in many Native American communities. Guests will pick a gourd to design, paint and take home. Ages 3 and up.


Guided Nature Walk

Enjoy a guided nature walk through the Bosque of Tamaya. Guest will have an opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna that is indigenous to New Mexico and the extensive restoration project that is underway.

* Nature walk guides are also available at Concierge for self-guided walks.


Jewelry Making

Join our Navajo Silversmith in our copper stamping class. The instructor will take the guests thought the steps he uses to create a stamped bracelet from measuring the copper strips to polishing a finished bracelet. Guests will take home a polished copper bracelet. Ages 16 and up.


Kids Flute Painting

Receive a bamboo flute to design, paint and decorate using Native American inspired supplies and petroglyph designs.  Once finished decorating, the kids play a short melody on their flutes. Ages 5 and up.


Leather Stamping

Join us to discover the fun of leather stamping! Stamp out a design on your own leather accessory. Choose from a coin pouch, bracelet or keychain. Guests will take their accessory home as a souvenir of their Tamaya experience. Ages 10 and up.


Movie Time - Seasonal

Sit back and relax while watching a movie together as a family.  Family movies will be played all summer long, on our large outdoor inflatable screen.


Painted Pony

Guests will learn about the Trail of the Painted Ponies. Start by viewing Tamaya’s Painted Pony created by Art Menchego, a Tamaya Tribal member. Guests will design and paint your very own painted pony to take home and remember your trip to Tamaya. Ages 3 and up.


Petroglyph Box Painting

We invite children ages 3 and up to join the Cultural team and learn about petroglyphs and where they can be found in New Mexico. Children will paint a box and decorate it with their own interpretations of petroglyphs designs. Once done they can store small objects in their box to take home and remember Tamaya.


Pony Rides – Saturday & Sunday Seasonal

Hop on Bullet the pony for a lead-around ride! The Stables at Tamaya offer complimentary pony rides to children three through eight years of age in the the pony corral next to Camp Tamaya. 


Sand Tile Painting

We invite you to learn the exquisite art of sand tile painting. Guests will customize a tile with colorful sand and take their tile home to remember their Tamaya experience. Ages 9 and up. 


Dream Catcher Making

Learn hot to make your own dream catcher and personalize it with feathers of your choice. Ages 8 and up.

Hat Decorating

Guests can choose a cowboy hat or a sombrero to decorate. A variety of creative materials such as gens, flowers and feathers will be available. Ages 3 and up. 

Tamaya Traditions Bread Baking - Seasonal

Work with the baker and learn to make Pueblo oven bread in our traditional Huruna (oven). Ages 5 and up.

Stories Under the Stars

Join our Native American storyteller as he tells various creation stories that have been handed down from generation to generation.


S’more Making

Roast marshmallows over the flames at one of our outdoor fire pits, then add the graham cracker and chocolate to create a classic camping treat. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.



Join us and learn the basics for beginning archery and get some practice shooting a traditional bow. This is an ourdoor class and is weather permitting. Ages 9 and up.

Aqua Aerobics - Seasonal

Enjoy a low-impact workout for all skill levels in the heated waters of the Plaza Pool. Weather permitting.

Wine and Watercolor

Guests are invited to participate in our watercolor landscape painting class on the Rio Grande Patio. Guests will receive a glass of our signature Canvas wine and learn how to paint the magnificent scene of the Sandia Mountains and the Cottonwood Forest.

Camp Tamaya Session Times

Morning Session: 9 am - 12 pm

Afternoon Session: 1 pm - 4 pm

Lunch hour is 12 pm - 1 pm and can be added to morning or afternoon sessions only

Evening Sessions: 5 pm - 9 pm (includes dinner)

All Srai-Wi activities are for resort guests only.

For booking information please contact the Resort Concierge at 505 771 6060.

*Activities are subject to change without notice. See Concierge for the latest updates*


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