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Summer Camp

Summer resident camp registration opens February 1, 2017!

Girls sing songs like rock stars by the campfire, hike in the mountains, and channel their inner-outdoor adventurer when attending Girl Scout summer resident camp.

Whether she’s looking for a week of adventure or a day of exploring, we’ve got you covered. Horseback riding, hiking, learning to geocache, crafting, hiking, and much, much more – there is something that shows every girl she can shine.

Our council has two fun-filled summer resident camp properties:

  • Camp Elliott Barker in Angel Fire
  • Rancho del Chaparral in Cuba, NM

Each camp offers unique experiences and are special places where girls create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Girl Scout Camp is not only about gaining outdoor skills and friendships - it’s about helping girls discover who they are and exploring the world around them. At camp girls realize that anything is possible…and that their next great adventure is just around the corner.


Resident Camp

Resident camp is an overnight camping experience where ALL GIRLS can explore the out-of-doors with trained camp counselors. Resident camp sessions typically last about one week and are held in June and July each year at Camp Elliott Barker and Rancho del Chaparral. 

NEW this year: badges earned at each resident camp session, improved horse camp programs offered by grade level, AND new programs offered at each camper grade level!  Troop Campers will be able to choose between: "Bring Your Own Program" or "Choose Your Adventure" for SIX different Troop Camp weeks. Family Camps will be offered at both camps and include the new "Sister/Buddy Weekend!"

Programs are categorized as: Traditional, Science & Nature, Specialty, Adventure, or Leadership. 

A sneak peek at some of our exciting camp programs: 

  • S'mores & Snores for 1st-3rd graders
  • Campfire Cookoff for 4th-6th graders
  • Elena of Avalor for 4th-6th graders
  • Night Owls for 7th-9th graders
  • Outdoor Gourmet for 8th-10th graders
  • Environmental Scientist for 9th-12th graders
  • Fantastic Beasts for various ages!

Check back in January for more exciting updates for the 2017 camp season!  The camp book will be online in mid-January. 

Troop Camp

Plan a small group excursion to explore the outdoors with your troop leader and the other girls in your troop.

Troop Campers will be able to choose between: "Bring Your Own Program" or "Choose Your Adventure" for SIX different Troop Camp weeks.

Troop Campers will be able to choose between: "Bring Your Own Program" or "Choose Your Adventure" for SIX different Troop Camp weeks.

Family Camp

Family camp is a time when everyone in the family can come and enjoy the camp experience.  Bring your parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends to camp for fun filled weekends of activities including archery, arts & crafts, singing around the camp fire and even horses.

Learn more about our Resident, Troop, and Family camp options in our 2017 Camp Book - online in mid-January! 

Day Camp

Day camp allows campers to experience the adventure of camp during the day while returning to the comforts of home at night.  This year, day camp will be offered at Camp Elliott Barker! 

Work at Camp

What are you doing this summer?  Work at Girl Scout Camp! 

Spend your summer outdoors working in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.  Stay away from the cubicle and get a tan.  Ride horses, canoe, do rock climbing and arts and crafts and get paid doing it.  Be the envy of our friends as you post amazing pictures of your summer adventure in the sun!  Obtain real world experience that will get you noticed by hiring managers. Details coming soon, or contact Amy, our Camp Director.

Big Clean

Spend a free weekend at camp and help us get ready for the summer! Come as a Troop, family, or as an individual adult and help clean the shelters, dining halls, put up tents, and generally prepare for camp! Lodging and meals will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services.

  • Rancho Spring Big Clean: May 19-21, 2017
  • Barker Spring Big Clean: May 26-28, 2017
  • Rancho Fall Big Clean: September 8-10, 2017
  • Barker Fall Big Clean: September 15-17, 2017

Registration will open February 1 for the spring 2017 Big Clean weekends. Plan to arrive by 5 p.m. on the first day of Big Clean and depart by 10 a.m. on the last day. Please call 505.343.1040 if you have any questions.

Camp Care Pack!  Have a camper attending camp this summer? Surprise them with a camp care pack!  Details coming soon!



In the off-season, both camps are available for rent for all events including, but not limited to troop and service unit gatherings, company retreats, family reunions, and vacations.