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Autumn Adventure Camp (September-October) 2023
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Philmont Scout Ranch:
Adventure In The American West
Philmont Scout Ranch: Get everyone together and escape to the Land of Enchantment – New Mexico! Philmont Scout Ranch is located near the village of Cimarron, in Northeastern NM, and spans over 140,000 acres of stunning Rocky Mountain landscape. It is BSA’s largest National High Adventure Base and has hosted more than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and families since its first camping season in 1939. With its dramatic scenery and storied history, Philmont offers endless opportunities to learn, explore and experience for campers of every age. Philmont’s Family Adventure Camp is available to all families!. During the day, adventurers can fish the lakes and rivers of New Mexico, take a dude-style horseback ride next to the Tooth of Time, or hike to see an authenticated T-Rex footprint. In the evenings, families can be found relaxing around a campfire, singing songs, and telling stories. Whatever you choose to do, time at Philmont is full of family fun.
Philmont offers three seasons of adventure and fun!
Please review Registration Instructions in the Resources section before making your reservation.
Autumn Family Adventure Camp
Autumn is a season of beautiful colors. Come visit Philmont, located in the Sangre De Cristo mountains, to watch all the aspen leaves turn to gold and hear the elk bugle on cool crisp mornings. Autumn at the ranch is one of the most beautiful times when families can experience nature at Philmont. With 140,000 acres of land to explore, there are sights and activities for everyone. This season is much more relaxed, slower pace, and a true emersion in the natural beauty and history around us. With most of the Scouts and staff gone, wildlife reclaims the land and come out to prepare for winter. Autumn activities may include hiking, museum tours, horse rides, fishing, and crafts. The number one activity we offer during this season in hiking. If your family is ready to get out and see nature during its most beautiful time of the year, this experience is for you.
All the above programs are weather permitting. Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. Some activities may be cancelled due to snow, cold temperatures, and road hazards.
*Some weeks will have both full and half-week options available.
Sept. 21 – 24 Thursday – Sunday
Oct. 6 – 9 Weekend
Oct. 13 – 16 Weekend
Oct. 27 – 30 Weekend
Welcome to Philmont Adventure
Mini Bear Adventure
Happy Hiker Adventure
Mini Bear Adventure
An epic vacation starts with awesome accommodations. Campers at Philmont can choose from three types of lodging: terrace wall tents, luxury deluxe wall tents, and modern hotel-style rooms. All of these include electricity and comfortable camping beds.
Terrace Canvas Tents
Luxury Deluxe Tents