Camp Elliott Barker ... a brief history.
Camp Elliott Barker is located in the Moreno Valley at the base of Palo Flechado Pass. In December of 1962, 536 acres of land were purchased by the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council. In 1963, the "Girl Scout Camp near Eagle Nest" opened with platform tents constructed that summer. In 1975, the camp was renamed Camp Elliott Barker after the renowned New Mexico conservationalist who located the property for the Girl Scouts. Ten cabins were built in 1987 in the area of camp known as Aspen Glen.
Camp Elliott Barker Today.
This summer we are expecting over 250 campers to attend camp sessions at Camp Elliott Barker. We have recently improved the roads and are updating facilities, including installing a commercial grade kitchen and bathroom facilities in Hoffman Hall to accommodate for increasing numbers of campers. There are camp sessions for girls, for troops, for families, and even for adults! Click here to learn more about our camp sessions available.