Planning Your Visit

Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email, which will contain a link to the PTC Family Guidebook, and other helpful material. The information in this Guidebook and here on our website should help you prepare for your week at Philmont. 

PTC Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to find answers to the most common questions new PTC participants have.


The equipment list indicates the items you should bring, and our policies page suggest items you should not bring to Philmont. 

The Philmont Training Center has tons of free time activities available for all members of your family! During the day you will be busy learning the fantastic information offered during your particular course or doing program activities with your assigned family program group. However in the evenings, and on Wednesday (Family Day) you will have time to get out and experience some of the additional activities Philmont has to offer. LEARN MORE


The Philmont Training Center offers a variety of housing and conferencing options to serve your needs. LEARN MORE


Conference attendees may check in from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday. Families with Mountain Trek participants must arrive before 3pm. This gives you time to settle in and spend some family time at Philmont. NAYLE participants should arrive no later than 10am. Philmont staff will greet you and help you through the check-in process. 

Due to the conference preparation schedule, we cannot accommodate early arrivals.  


Please plan to depart by 9am on Saturday. Since most conference weeks have capacity attendance, it is not possible to stay additional nights. Individuals with late bus or train departures on Saturday can be accommodated temporarily. 

Weekly Schedule

What’s a typical week like at the Philmont Training Center? Here is a brief overview. LEARN MORE

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
  Family program and Conferences begin Family program and Conferences Family program and Conferences Family program and Conferences Family program and Conferences Mountain Trek returns 10am Departure
  Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
2pm-4pmChapel Services
Family program and Conferences Family program and Conferences Family Day: Horse rides and tours Family program and Conferences 3:30pm Conference Graduation  
Dinner Dinner Buffalo Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner  
Free time Craft Center Night Ice Cream Social Western Night Movie Night Craft Center Night Cobbler Night 7pm Closing Campfire  

Shuttle Information

2020 Shuttle Forms coming in Spring 2020 – Shuttle service is available to Philmont the Raton Amtrak Station. Please download a shuttle form below. This shuttle is not available for 12-day, 9-day, 7-day, or cavalcade crews.