What is there to do if I get there before check-in starts?
What if I arrive after check-in ends?
There are a number of things that you can do
1. Visit Cimarron and enjoy the galleries, museums, and shops
2. Visit the Tooth of Time Traders located at Camping Headquarters
3. Visit the Philmont Museum and the Seton Library
4. Visit Philmont's Kit Carson Museum at Rayado, located 7 miles south of PTC & CHQ on Highway 21
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
If you are a Training Center participant and arrive after 5:00pm, your housing assignment and instructions for the evening will be posted outside the Philmont Training Center Registration. The tent city managers will be available after opening campfire so you can retrieve your packet.
If you are a Camping/Trek participant, go to the Welcome Center first no matter what time you arrive.
Where do I check-in?
Will my children be in a tent nearby or next to mine?
Coming from Cimarron, turn left on Orchard Drive and follow the road to the Training Center. There will be staff members to greet you near the covered wagon (the Welcome Wagon).
Check-in will be from 2-4 PM. (*new times compared to previous years)
For Camping/Trek participants:
Coming from Cimarron, continue past the Training Center, Villa Philmonte, Philmont Museum, and turn right at the Camping Headquarters sign. As you past through the main gateway, turn left to the Welcome Center.
If I am disabled, do I still have to stay in a tent?
If I don't bring my car, is there still a way I can get to town?
As a Training Center participant, how often will I get to see my child(ren)?
For a fee of $5* per person, bus transportation is available between Philmont and Cimarron. Buses depart from the Philmont Welcome Center, at Camping Headquarters, every hour, on the hour, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Buses return from Cimarron every hour from 11:45AM to 7:45PM.
*Shuttle is free for Philmont staff who present a Philmont ID badge.
You will be able to see your child(ren) during lunch (11:20am - 1:20pm) and they will stay with you for the rest of the day and evening after programs in the afternoon (program ends at 4:20pm). Family day is a chance for you and your family to enjoy the whole day together. Children on Mt. Trek are out for the entire week.
Is there any Internet access?
There is a wireless network that can be accessed from most locations at the Philmont Training Center and at Camping Headquarters.
Do you have laundry facilities?
A coin-operated laundry facility is conveniently located at the Philmont Training Center.
Can I earn Merit Badges?
There are no merit badge classes offered at Philmont. However, many of the programs scouts are involved in at the Training Center and in the backcountry may meet requirements of numerous merit badges. It will be up to your merit badge counselor at home to decide to accept requirements done at Philmont. Ask the Training Center staff or your crew's advisor to provide written documentation, if your counselor requires it.
How many persons can fit in a tent?
The tents at the Training Center are for two or three people. We do have cots and cribs if you have younger children. At Camping Headquarters, the tents you will be housed in for your first and last night are two-person wall tents.
Can I pay my fees with a credit card?
What kind of pets do you allow?
Payment of Training Center fees by Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Philmont's Trading Post (Tooth of Time Traders
) and the gift shop at the Philmont Museum
accept both MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
We're sorry, but pets of any kind are not allowed at Philmont.
Are Philmont Training Center participants allowed to go hiking in the backcountry?
Philmont Training Center participants are able to hike the Nature Trail, the Urraca Trail, the T-Rex Trail, and the Lover's Leap Trail. The Tooth of Time Trail and other backcountry trails are restricted to backcountry program participants only. Staff-led hikes to Urraca Trail, T-Rex, and Lover’s Leap are offered on Wednesday afternoons.
Is there a refrigerator I can use?
There is a refrigerator in the tent cities if you need to store medications or things like infant formula but it is not a general-use refrigerator.
How do I ship boxes to and from the Training Center?
Will my spouse and I be housed together?
For shipping to Philmont, this is your shipping/mailing address:
Your Conference and the week
Philmont Training Center
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714
Boxes should be shipped via U.S. Mail, Federal Express, or UPS. Other services do not deliver to Philmont. Do not rely on next day service, allow at least one week.
Shipping from Philmont: stop by the Training Center's services office and we will help you take care of getting everything back home.
What time does check-in start?
At the Training Center, check-in is Sunday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. For LDS weeks check-in is Saturday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Please note the start and ends times and plan to arrive during that time frame.
Is there a safe where I can store valuables?
At the Training Center we are able to keep small valuables in the office. Ask office staff for assistance.
Are there tents available the night before check-in day?
Can we put up our own tent at Philmont Training Center?
Generally, no. Check with registration at least two weeks before your planned arrival date to see if there are accommodations available or look into arrangements off-site by contacting the Cimarron Chamber of Commerce 575-376-2417 or 1-888-376-2417, website: www.cimarronnm.com
Can we bring our trailer and do you have hookups?
We do not have the hook-ups for trailers but you can bring and store them here in the parking lots.
Do you have rooms to rent at the Training Center?
We do not have rooms to rent, but each participant and their families are assigned tents and most faculty members are assigned roofed housing. If you are looking to stay near Philmont check out the hotels in Cimarron or the Casa de Gavilan.
What will the weather be like when I am there?
During the summer, daytime temperatures commonly reach 80 to 90° F but with very low humidity. Night time temperatures are usually very comfortable and sometimes even a bit chilly (occasionally reaching into the 40's and even lower in the higher elevations). Mid-afternoon thunder showers are fairly common but seldom last more than an hour.