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Weekly Schedule

What does at week at Philmont look like for your family? See below for an outline of our summer! 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

Conferences & Family Adventure begin

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

1st 1/2 Family Adventure Check – out

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

Mountain Trek returns

10am Departure

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

Arrive/Check-in 2pm-4pm

3pm Mountain Trek Check-in

4:30pm Family Adventure Program Orientation

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

Family Adventure Meet

Conference Free Time

2nd 1/2 Week Family Adventure Check-in

Conferences & Family Adventure meet

Conference Graduations & Family Adventure meet

 

Dinner

Dinner

Buffalo Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

 

Opening Program

Evening Program

Western Night

Evening Program

Evening Program

Closing Program

 

Check-In Times

Check-in begins on Sunday at 8am during your course week. NAYLE will head into the backcountry Sunday mid-morning and will not return until the following Saturday morning. 

Check-in begins on Sunday at 8am during your course week. PLC will head into the backcountry Sunday mid-morning and will not return until the following Saturday morning. 

Check-in is between 2 – 4pm on Sunday during your course week. Training Center conferences will be at the Philmont Training Center the entire week. 

 Check-in is between 2 – 4pm on Sunday during your Sneak Peak week. Sneak Peak will stay at the Philmont Training Center

Check-in is between 2 – 4pm on Sunday or Wednesday during your Family Adventure week.

 Check-in begins on Sunday at 3pm during your Mountain Trek week.

Upon check in, you will be given your nametag, schedule, housing assignment, and a Medical Recheck. 

Daily Overview

Welcome to Philmont! Check-in for Family Adventure Full Week Session, 1st Half Week Session, Backcountry Sneak Peak, and Training Center Conferences take place between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Philmont Training Center. Training Conference participants will have the opportunity to meet their faculty at check-in and view the conference youth schedule.

Backcountry Sneak Peak participants will meet their Philmont Rangers upon check-in, who will give them their schedule and program instructions. 

At 3:00pm, Philmont will begin Mountain Trek check-in. Please have your gear prepared and brought with you to meet your Philmont Rangers.

A Family Adventure Program Orientation begins at 4:30pm where Family Adventure and 18+ conference families will learn about activities and sign up. Philmont staff will be present to answer questions and give more details on each activity.

The evening flag ceremony is held at 5pm followed by dinner. Occasionally, there will be two Dining Hall shifts to accommodate participant attendance. Please refer to your nametag for your assigned shift. 

At 7:30pm, head to the PTC Program Bowl for the Opening Program, conducted by Philmont staff!

After breakfast, Family Adventure participants, 18+ Conference Family, and the Conference Youth programs will meet Philmont Staff on the Greensward (the grassy area southeast of the Villa Philmonte) at 8:15am to attend their adventure activity or meet their Conference Youth program groups. Small Fry children will meet at the Small Fry Center, while Bandits, Deputies, Mustangs, and Trailblazers will meet on the Greensward.

Unless Family Adventure participants are on a full-day adventure, families will return to the PTC before lunch around 11:30am.

For the Training Center Conference Attendees, all attendees will gather in the Assembly Hall for a quick orientation meeting at 8:45am Monday, then break out into their classes and begin their week! Mornings and afternoons will be full of engaging content and experienced instructors to learn best practices and grow their skills!

Afternoon activities for Family Adventure participants, 18+ Conference Family, and the Conference Youth programs will meet the Philmont Program Staff on the Greensward at 1:15pm to attend the adventure activity the family signed up for or meet their Conference Youth program groups. Small Fry children will meet at the Small Fry Center, while Bandits, Deputies, Mustangs, and Trailblazers will meet on the Greensward.

Following everyone’s return around 4:30pm, we will have our flag ceremony and dinner. Every evening Philmont staff will have a fun activity planned for you and your family to participate in – including Western Night, Cobbler Night, Movie Night, and more!

First Half Week Family Adventure Participants

On Wednesday morning, we have to say goodbye to our first half-week Family Adventure participants. Breakfast will be available at normal times; this will be the last provided meal at Philmont. We ask that attendees please move out of their housing by 10am. If you are staying in a tent, please make sure you have all your items. If you are staying in the luxury tents or roofed housing, please strip beds and pile sheets and towels inside next to the door. First Half Week Participants are not able to participate in the Wednesday morning Family Adventure Program.

Full Week Family Adventure & Conference Attendees

After breakfast, Family Adventure participants, 18+ Conference Family, and the Conference Youth programs will meet Philmont Program Staff on the Greensward at 8:15am to attend their adventure activity or meet their Conference Youth program groups. Small Fry children will meet at the Small Fry Center, while Bandits, Deputies, Mustangs, and Trailblazers will meet on the Greensward.

Unless Family Adventure participants are on a full-day adventure, families will return to the PTC before lunch around 11:30am. Conference attendees will have a full morning of engaging content!

Afternoon activities for Family Adventure participants will meet Philmont Program Staff on the Greensward at 1:15pm to attend their chosen adventure activity.

Wednesday Afternoon for Conference Attendees is Family Free Time, where attendees will have an afternoon off to spend program time with their family! 

Following everyone’s return around 4:30pm, we will have our flag ceremony and dinner. Every evening Philmont staff will have a fun activity planned for you and your family to participate in – including Western Night, Cobbler Night, and even a Movie Night!

Second Half Week Family Adventure Participants & Conference Attendees

Check-in for Family Adventure 2nd Half Week Session and 2nd Half Week Training Center Conferences take place between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Philmont Training Center. Training Conference participants will have the opportunity to meet their faculty at check-in and view the conference youth schedule.

A Family Adventure Program Orientation begins at 4:30pm where Family Adventure and 18+ conference families will learn about procedures and sign up for activities. Philmont staff will be present to answer questions and give more details on each activity.

The evening flag ceremony is held at 5pm followed by dinner. Occasionally, we will have two Dining Hall shifts to accommodate participant attendance. Please refer to your nametag for your assigned shift. 

At 7:30pm, join in a fun welcoming activity, hosted by Philmont staff!

After breakfast, Family Adventure participants, 18+ Conference Family, and the Conference Youth programs will meet the Philmont Program Staff on the Greensward (the grassy area southeast of the Villa Philmonte) at 8:15am to attend the adventure activity the family signed up for or meet their Conference Youth program groups. Small Fry children will meet at the Small Fry Center, while Bandits, Deputies, Mustangs, and Trailblazers will meet on the Greensward.

Unless Family Adventure participants are on a full-day adventure, families will return to the PTC before lunch around 11:30am.

For the Training Center Conference Attendees, they will break out into their classes and keep on learning and growing in the mornings and afternoons! 

Afternoon activities for Family Adventure participants, 18+ Conference Family, and the Conference Youth programs will meet the Philmont Program Staff on the Greensward at 1:15pm to attend the adventure activity the family signed up for or meet their Conference Youth program groups. Small Fry children will meet at the Small Fry Center, while Bandits, Deputies, Mustangs, and Trailblazers will meet on the Greensward.

Following everyone’s return around 4:30pm, we will have our flag ceremony and dinner. Every evening Philmont staff will have a fun activity planned for you and your family to participate in – including Western Night, Cobbler Night, Movie Night, and more!

Friday night there will be a fun, commemorative, closing program to celebrate the time here at Philmont! 

Saturday is time to pack up, say adios to your Philmont friends, and head home. Breakfast will be available at normal times; this will be the last meal provided by Philmont. Mountain Trek will return around 9am Saturday morning. We ask that you please move out of your housing by 10am and please stop by the Main Office to receive your medical forms and patch if you have not already received them at our closing program! If you are staying in a tent, please make sure you have all your items. If you are staying in the Deluxe Tents or roofed housing, please strip beds and pile sheets and towels next to the door. Safe travels and see you next time!

Departure

Please plan to depart by 10am 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. 

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. Non-denominational services will be scheduled at the Philmont Training Center Chapel during sunrise or sunset throughout the summer, services will vary by week.