Health and Safety

Philmont provides a full medical staff at Philmont’s licensed infirmary in the north section of
the Camping Headquarters area. The infirmary has doctors, nurses, and medics on duty
around the clock for emergencies. Should you or your family need assistance, you can go
directly to the infirmary or contact the Training Center office.

Keep in mind that PTC is at 6,600 feet elevation. People coming from lower altitudes
may experience some discomfort at first. Humidity is low, so visitors should drink
plenty of water to avoid dehydration. People who are overweight, out of shape, or who
have health concerns should consult a physician before coming to Philmont. While the
conferences and family programs are not strenuous, some walking and physical activity
is necessary.

Tenting Accommodations

The Philmont Training Center offers spacious wall tents for all of its participants. Each tent has windows, 1 set of power outlets, 2 cots, a chair, and a light.

Shower Houses

Philmont’s spectacular shower houses are made up of self-contained private stalls. Each room has a shower, a sink, a mirror, and a toilet. There are 4 main shower houses, 2 in each Tent City. Each Tent City also has larger Family showers to help those with small children.


Coin-operated washers and dryers are available 24 hours a day. There is a change machine inside the laundry room, and detergent is available at the Tooth of Time Traders.

Tooth of Time Traders

Forgotten personal items, gifts, and Philmont souvenirs are available at the
Tooth of Time Traders at Camping Headquarters. An ATM is onsite for your convenience.


Participant/Faculty Mail should be addressed to:

Your Name
Your Conference and Week
Philmont Training Center
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714

Outgoing mail is picked up at about 10 A.M. from the
mailbox outside the Training Center registration office on Monday through Saturday.
During the summer, incoming mail is delivered to a mailbox in your tent city office. Postcards are for
sale at the Tooth of Time Traders and the Seton Memorial Library, and stamps are for sale at the PTC
Registration Office. Parcels 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.


AT&T and Verizon cell towers are located near the PTC (and most carriers have some signal). Public pay telephones are available in each tent city office and on the program office porch. Incoming messages to the Training Center Office (575-376-2281) are delivered to your tent city staff as soon as possible. Faxing services are not available.


Wi-fi is offered in most areas throughout Philmont Training Center. Due to Philmont’s rural location, Internet speeds may be slower than you are accustomed to.


If you wish to share materials with other participants, please bring enough copies
for distribution. Philmont’s copying service is very limited.

Religious Services

Chaplains from the Catholic, Latter-day Saints, Jewish, and Protestant faiths
conduct nightly services at Camping Headquarters at 7:00pm and are open to all participants. A non-denominational
service will be held at the PTC Chapel on Sunday afternoon, and there may also be sunrise services during the summer.

The Bulletin Board

Watch the bulletin board! It is a great place to find out what is going on at PTC.
Family group schedules, sign-up sheets, and basic information about Philmont activities
are available. It is also a great place for families and friends to meet
before heading off to eat, hike, or tour.

The bulletin board is immediately behind the PTC office on the Greensward.

Lost and Found

There are several locations for lost and found items. The first place to check is
your tent city office, then the Quartermaster Office at the PTC.