What To Bring

Living at Philmont for a week will be an outdoor adventure for the whole family! In choosing clothing and equipment, please keep in mind Philmont’s elevation (6,600 ft.). Spring brings potential windy weather along with some early spring storms. Typical Summer weather June through August consists of warm days (70°s to high 80°s), cool nights (mid 40°s and low 50°s), and rainy afternoons. Snow is possible from early October through the end of May.

The following is a basic equipment list for each member of your family, based on what adventure they will be participating in: 

Medical Forms

Philmont provides a full medical staff at Philmont’s licensed infirmary at Camping Headquarters during the summer. 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. 

The Philmont Training Center is at 6,600 feet elevation. Visitors from lower altitudes may experience shortness of breath at the beginning of their stay. 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. 

A BSA Medical Form is required for every program at Philmont Scout Ranch. Learn more about which forms you are required to bring. LEARN MORE


Philmont is the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America. As a representative of your council, district, or unit, we encourage you to wear a complete BSA uniform to flag ceremonies and meals. Field Uniforms are required for Training Conference Attendees, NAYLE, and PLC participants.

In addition, youth who are involved in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, Venturing, or Girl Scouts are also encouraged to wear their Scout uniforms during these times.

Most of the BSA Family Adventure Camp activities are facilitated in the outdoors, where comfortable clothes to move in are recommended. Field Uniforms are not required for Philmont Family Adventure Camp.


A large coin-operated laundry with washers and dryers is located at the Philmont Training Center and is open 24 hours. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets are available in the laundromat in a coin operated vending machine. A change machine is also available.

Detergent and dryer sheets are also available at the Tooth of Time Traders. 

Cost: $1.00/wash load, Dryer is $.25/ten minutes


While at Philmont, your mailing address is:

Your Name
Program or Conference, Date of Attendance
Philmont Training Center
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714

Outgoing mail is picked up around 10:00am from the mailbox outside the PTC Registration Office, Monday through Saturday.  Incoming mail is delivered to you via Philmont Staff.  Postcards can be purchased at the Tooth of Time Traders and stamps are for sale at the PTC Registration Office. Parcels should be shipped to Philmont via U.S. Mail, Federal Express, or UPS.  Other services do not deliver to Philmont. 

Do not rely on “next day” service, please make sure to allow at least one week for deliveries.

Tooth of Time Traders

Adventure gear, personal items, gifts, and Philmont souvenirs are available for purchase at the Tooth of Time Traders at Camping Headquarters.

The Tooth of Time Traders accepts cash and credit cards. There are three ATM machines in Cimarron; InBank, Rockies, and Russell’s Grocery. LEARN MORE

National Scouting Museum

While you are at Philmont, make sure to take an opportunity to visit the National Scouting Museum! Personal items, gifts, and Philmont souvenirs are available for purchase here as well. LEARN MORE