Family Programs

The Philmont Training Center offers a full, organized program for every member of the family—from infants to spouses. Family members will be joined by others in their age group and will participate in a carefully designed, age and ability specific program under the leadership of trained, experienced staff. Groups will get to enjoy hiking, tours, handicrafts, games, campfires, and outdoor activities.

Please note that child programs are not available other than during the times listed. It is not recommended that both parents of Nursery or Small Fry children enroll in conferences as these ages are “parent-intensive."

Children must participate in the family programs or be under the supervision of a parent. Children may not attend conference sessions with a parent. If a child is ill, they will be returned to thier parents. Disruptive behavior is not tolerated. Children who are disruptive will be removed from the program and if poor behavior continues, parents will be asked to remove their child from the premises.

Family groups may be combined if registration is low, or split further if registration is high. Schedules may vary due to group size, weather, or other factors at Philmont.

A water bottle, rain gear, some spending money, and a day pack large enough to hold their gear will be needed for each person participating in family program activities.


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.