Development of Our Camp Properties
Support Our Camps
The GSNMT Board of Directors worked closely with the council Property Committee and consultants who advised us on addressing repairs, renovations, and improvements to both camps, Rancho del Chaparral and Camp Elliott Barker. Both camp properties support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by providing a place for high quality, safe, and meaningful outdoor program opportunities.
The GSNMT Board of Directors have approved a master development plan—a long-range plan for the management and development of GSNMT camp properties.
The High Country Vision aims to establish Camp Elliott Barker, located in Angel Fire, NM, as the premier national and international destination site for Girl Scout camping and high country experience in the United States. Over the past several years, camp roads were improved and facilities have been upgraded, including installing a commercial grade kitchen and bathroom facilities in Hoffman Hall to accommodate for increasing numbers of campers. Near- and long-term goals include continuing to develop the infrastructure to support the camp, building a welcome and retreat center, and then to build a lodge to accommodate for year-round visitors. Read our Barker Case Statement here.
The Leave a Legacy Campaign will revitalize and implement green environmental initiatives to ensure that Rancho del Chaparral, located in the Jemez Mountains, is around for future generations of Girl Scouts. Over the past several years, roofs were replaced on several buildings, drainage around buildings was diverted, and fire hydrants and water lines were repaired. Refrigeration and exhaust units in the dining hall were replaced. Future projects include continuing green initiatives and deferred maintenance. Read our Rancho Case Statement here.
There are various ways to join us in our camp development goals by providing support:
- Cash or check made payable to the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails.
- Credit card payments can be made online.
- Monthly, quarterly, or annual pledge payments over one- to three-years.
- Gift transfer, securities, and contributions to the GSNMT Capital Campaign through the Taos Community Foundation.
- Remember us in your will.
- For more information, contact Peggy Sanchez Mills, CEO by email or by phone: 505-343-1040.