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2021 Summer Camp

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While you do not need to be a Girl Scout member to attend any of our camps, you will need to create an account in the myGS portal to register. 

Be sure to review our FAQs located at the bottom of this page, most notably our COVID-19 FAQs, Notice of Photography, and Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

Questions or having trouble registering?  Email our customer care team to get you on your way!  

ABQ Day Camp
Art: June 14 - 18 (DBJ)

Summer day camp at Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails provides an opportunity for girls to meet new friends, learn skills while taking part in fun activities, and grow her courage, confidence, and character in a safe environment.

This art-themed day camp will introduce girls to "messy art", fiber arts, "vocal" art, theatre, and creative writing


Monday - intro to art, pottery, finger painting, chalk, tie-dye, and more

Tuesday - fiber arts, including art-to-wear, sewing, jewelry, quilting, crocheting, friendship bracelets, and more

Wednesday - vocal art, including singing, instruments, spoken word, poetry, and more

Thursday - theatre, including movement art, games, skits, and more

Friday - creative writing and more


Girls will receive a participation patch.  In addition, morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

Before and after care is available for an additional fee.  Before Care starts at 7:30 am and After Care is until 5:30 pm.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$150 $200
Cooking: June 28 - July 2 (DBJ)

Summer day camp at Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails provides an opportunity for girls to meet new friends, learn skills while taking part in fun activities, and grow their courage, confidence, and character in a safe environment. 

This cooking-themed day camp will focus on no-cook cooking, baking, the science of cooking, outdoor cooking, and a cookie competition finale.


Monday - no-cook cooking, including lo-tech cooking, kitchen safety (food safety and knife safety), healthy cooking, and apron decorating
Tuesday - baking, including how to measuring, mug cakes, make & take gifts, and making your own cookie cutter
Wednesday - the science of cooking, including how to make rock candy, edible play-dough, ice cream in a bag, and how your smelling and taste senses work together
Thursday - outdoor cooking, including pizza box solar ovens, cast iron campfire cooking, and outdoor cooking safety
Friday - building on the skills learned throughout the week, girls will take part in a cooking competition


Girls will receive a participation patch. In addition, morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Girls are asked to bring a sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

Before and after care is available for an additional fee.  Before Care starts at 7:30 am and After Care is until 5:30 pm.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$150 $200
Art: July 12 - 16 (DBJ)

Summer day camp at Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails provides an opportunity for girls to meet new friends, learn skills while taking part in fun activities, and grow their courage, confidence, and character in a safe environment.

This art-themed day camp will introduce girls to "messy art", fiber arts, "vocal" art, theatre, and creative writing


Monday - intro to art, pottery, finger painting, chalk, tie-dye, and more

Tuesday - fiber arts, including art-to-wear, sewing, jewelry, quilting, crocheting, friendship bracelets, and more

Wednesday - vocal art, including singing, instruments, spoken word, poetry, and more

Thursday - theatre, including movement art, games, skits, and more

Friday - creative writing and more


Girls will receive a participation patch.  In addition, morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

Before and after care is available for an additional fee.  Before Care starts at 7:30 am and After Care is until 5:30 pm.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$150 $200
Cooking: July 26 - 30 (DBJ)

Summer day camp at Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails provides an opportunity for girls to meet new friends, learn skills while taking part in fun activities, and grow their courage, confidence, and character in a safe environment. 

This cooking-themed day camp will focus on no-cook cooking, baking, the science of cooking, outdoor cooking, and a cookie competition finale.


Monday - no-cook cooking, including lo-tech cooking, kitchen safety (food safety and knife safety), healthy cooking, and apron decorating
Tuesday - baking, including how to measuring, mug cakes, make & take gifts, and making your own cookie cutter
Wednesday - the science of cooking, including how to make rock candy, edible play-dough, ice cream in a bag, and how your smelling and taste senses work together
Thursday - outdoor cooking, including pizza box solar ovens, cast iron campfire cooking, and outdoor cooking safety
Friday - building on the skills learned throughout the week, girls will take part in a cooking competition


Girls will receive a participation patch. In addition, morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Girls are asked to bring a sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

Before and after care is available for an additional fee.  Before Care starts at 7:30 am and After Care is until 5:30 pm.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$150 $200
Day Camp Program Aide Volunteer (CSA)

Are you interested in putting your Program Aide skills into action? Join us at Camp Girl Scout -- a summer day camp opportunity in Albuquerque. We are looking for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who've completed Program Aide training and are looking to build their Program Aide muscle to connect with younger girls and plan/lead program activities during day camp.

Select the week (or more!) you'd like to join us! A participation patch will be provided, along with morning and afternoon snacks. Please bring a sack lunch (cold lunch).


Day Camp Financial Assistance

Thanks to the generous support of the Albuquerque City Council and the Bernalillo County Commission, and through the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Opportunity Fund, financial aid is available for girls who have an interest in attending day camp but would be unable to participate due to financial constraints. In an effort to make camp an experience available to all girls, financial aid is available for only one session of day camp. 

Up to 90% of the cost of one session may be covered by financial aid using the codes below. We ask that you only request what you truly need. If you add more than one session to your cart the full amount will be charged for each additional session.

Day Camp Health History Form

 

Thank you to our Day Camp Sponsors

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Rancho
Rancho Big Clean: May 8 - 9

Spend a free weekend at the 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 (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack) will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services. Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Please call 505.343.1040 if you have any questions. You are welcome to arrive the Friday before starting at 4 p.m. but will need to provide your own dinner. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning. Registration is required but free. Masks will be required to be worn properly (over both nose and mouth) for all participants at all times.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Want to bring your camper/RV?  Contact us

Resident Session 3: June 13 - 18
Grades 1 - 3

Daisy the Explorer

Backpack, check! Boots, check! Pet rock, check! Come to camp and spend time exploring the outdoors, learning about animals, searching for faeries, and creating a scavenger hunt. You will also make a bird feeder or bat house, learn about cleaning up trails, and go stargazing.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Grades 4 - 6

Agent Green - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Get ready to morph into a super sleuth! Solve mysteries, write with invisible ink, participate in a scavenger hunt, make fingerprint art, and complete the super-spy challenge course; all to solve the question - what's the biggest threat to nature, and how do we thwart it?

Zombie Survival 

Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? You will be after this camp! Learn basic survival skills including knots, knife safety, shelter building, fishing, archery, and orienteering. Practice your camouflage techniques and become a true wilderness survivor after participating in an overnight at one of our camp outposts. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$475 $535
Grades 7 - 9

OPA

Learn basic outdoor skills and how to work with younger girls. Plan and lead various activities including arts & crafts, songs & games, and camping skills. Take an overnight camping trip to put some of your new skills to the test! Work with your fellow OPAs on team building, planning, and communication skills. Big Project: plan an afternoon full of activities for a younger group and lead them. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$350 $450

Trail Trekkers

Explore camp like never before. Learn about the native plants, animals, and water sources. Hike rarely used trails, build a bat or birdhouse, try your hand at letterboxing or geocaching, and make a nature journal to record all of your experiences. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Grades 10 - 12

Great Girl Scout Bake Off

Whether we're cooking in the kitchen or over the campfire get ready to create plenty of tasty treats. Girls will learn different methods of cooking, try out some classic recipes, make their own cookbook, experiment with flavors, and participate in a Bake Off style competition where they'll try and wow the judges and win first place!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$475 $535
Resident Session 4: June 20 - 25
Grades 1 - 3

Super GIRL

Become your own superhero! Learn about leadership skills, teamwork, make a hero costume, determine your survival powers, level up at archery, and create your own comic book. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Grades 4 - 6

Boots & Backpacks

Calling all nature enthusiasts! This beginning hiking and backpacking course is just what you need to spend even MORE time in the great outdoors. You will learn everything you need to know to go on a backpacking trip to one of our local camp outposts. Spend the night cooking your own meal, stargazing, learning about animals, and more. Get excited to make crafts using found objects, journal about your experience, sing campfire songs, and more!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485

Fantastic Beasts

Discover all of the magical creatures living at camp! Make faerie homes, avoid the trixy pixies, craft your own wand, adopt pygmy puffs, play Quidditch, make your own butterbeer, and hunt for hippogryph eggs. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$475 $535
Grades 7 - 9

Outdoor Artist

Take your artistic eye outdoors. Gain inspiration from the will to make your own masterpieces in different mediums like music, painting, fashion design, jewelry, and more. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485

Zombie Survival

Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? You will be after this camp! Learn basic survival skills including knots, knife safety, shelter building, fishing, archery, and orienteering. Practice your camouflage techniques and become a true wilderness survivor after participating in an overnight at one of our camp outposts. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$475 $535
Grades 10 - 12

Trail Trekkers

Explore camp like never before. Learn about the native plants, animals, and water sources. Hike rarely used trails, build a bat or birdhouse, try your hand at letterboxing or geocaching, and make a nature journal to record all of your experiences. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Rancho Fall Clean: October 9 - 10

Spend a free weekend at the camp and help us get ready for the winter!

Come as a Troop, family, or as an individual adult, and help clean the shelters, dining halls, take down tents, and generally prepare camp for the off-season! Lodging and meals (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack)  will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services.

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday. Please call 505.343.1040 if you have any questions. You are welcome to arrive the Friday before starting at 4 p.m. but will need to provide your own dinner. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning. Registration is required but free. Masks will be required to be worn properly (over both nose and mouth) for all participants at all times.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Want to bring your camper/RV?  Contact us.


Barker
Resident Session 5: July 4 - 9
Grades 1 - 3

Giddy Up - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Feel the wind through your hair as your ride in the arena and on the trail! Campers will learn about horse and barn safety, grooming, tacking, breeds, colors, what the word ‘equitation’ means, and more. Outside of their 2 – 3 hours with the horses they’ll get to play, cook, craft, sing, and enjoy the other wonderful areas of camp. 

Grades 4 - 6

Packs & Paddles

Get ready for the ultimate adventure. Canoe on the pond at Barker or at Eagle Nest Lake State Park then pack up your backpacking equipment and head off on a 1-2 night backpacking trip in the Carson National Forest. (Note: depending on local restrictions, the backpacking trip may be contained to the Camp Elliott Barker property). Plan on also participating in other camp activities such as arts and crafts, songs, games, and team-building activities.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$475 $535
Grades 7 - 9

Night Owls  - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Stay up to watch the stars and sleep in late the following morning. Enjoy learning about nighttime animals and how our vision changes so that we can still see. Have a sparkle party and play at being pirates. You will also get to cook your own meals, sleep out, and make galaxy paintings. 

Super GIRL

Become your own superhero! Learn about leadership skills, teamwork, make a hero costume, determine your survival powers, level up at archery, and create your own comic book. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Resident Session 6: July 11 - 16
Grades 4 - 6

Best of Barker 

Experience everything that camp has to offer! Arts & crafts, hiking, cookouts, sleeping under the stars, meet the horses or burros, and more!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485

Night Owls 

Stay up to watch the stars and sleep in late the following morning. Enjoy learning about nighttime animals and how our vision changes so that we can still see. Have a sparkle party and play at being pirates. You will also get to cook your own meals, sleep out, and make galaxy paintings. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485

Take the Reins - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Juniors and first-year Cadettes will explore: safety, grooming, tacking, leading, arena riding, trail riding, professions, and all the little details of each topic by spending 2 – 3 hours at the barn every full day of their session! In between barn sessions, Girl Scouts will also participate in the rest of camp fun by creating out, singing, practicing their survival skills, and more!

 

Grades 7 - 9

Trailblazers - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Definition – Girl Scouts that hit the trails (and lack thereof) to explore camp on horseback.

Spend 2 – 3 hours in the barn each day learning about horse care (grooming, tacking, safety), at the arena practicing your skills in the saddle, and on the trail exploring new parts of camp you may have never seen before. Campers that participate in this camp will also start exploring professions, the costs of owning a horse, feeding regimens, and review colors and breeds. Expect to also have fun throughout camp making crafts, practicing survival skills, going on an overnight, and learning about nature. 

Grades 10 - 12

Counselor in Training (CIT) 

Discover your leadership style while working side-by-side with camp staff. During your week you will be able to work with campers (overseen by a counselor) teaching one-off activities and then put your new teaching knowledge to the test by planning a full day of activities that YOU will lead. This camp's teaching focus will be on age-level characteristics, teaching styles, and risk management. Big Project: Plan a full day for a group, do a service project, AND plan an opening campfire.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$350 $450

Wrangler in Training (WIT) 

Work with the barn staff and learn what it takes to care for the horses day-to-day throughout the summer. Practice teaching horse care techniques to younger campers such as grooming, leading, and horse safety. Learn even more about tack, western riding, and horse healthcare. You will also receive special lessons just for you and your fellow WITs! Big Project: for week 1 you will be lead at least one trail ride, for week 2 you will plan and lead an arena game or rodeo day. Wranglers in training will also complete a service project while at camp. NOTE: the focus of this camp is NOT riding but teaching and stable management. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$350 $450
Resident Session 7: July 18 - 23
Grades 1 - 3

Giddy Up - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Feel the wind through your hair as your ride in the arena and on the trail! Campers will learn about horse and barn safety, grooming, tacking, breeds, colors, what the word ‘equitation’ means, and more. Outside of their 2 – 3 hours with the horses they’ll get to play, cook, craft, sing, and enjoy the other wonderful areas of camp. 

Grades 4 - 6

Night Owls

Stay up to watch the stars and sleep in late the following morning. Enjoy learning about nighttime animals and how our vision changes so that we can still see. Have a sparkle party and play at being pirates. You will also get to cook your own meals, sleep out, and make galaxy paintings. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485

Super GIRL

Become your own superhero! Learn about leadership skills, teamwork, make a hero costume, determine your survival powers, level up at archery, and create your own comic book. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Grades 7 - 9

OPA

Learn basic outdoor skills and how to work with younger girls. Plan and lead various activities including arts & crafts, songs & games, and camping skills. Take an overnight camping trip to put some of your new skills to the test! Work with your fellow OPAs on team building, planning, and communication skills. Big Project: plan an afternoon full of activities for a younger group and lead them. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$350 $450

Trailblazers - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Definition – Girl Scouts that hit the trails (and lack thereof) to explore camp on horseback.

Spend 2 – 3 hours in the barn each day learning about horse care (grooming, tacking, safety), at the arena practicing your skills in the saddle, and on the trail exploring new parts of camp you may have never seen before. Campers that participate in this camp will also start exploring professions, the costs of owning a horse, feeding regimens, and review colors and breeds. Expect to also have fun throughout camp making crafts, practicing survival skills, going on an overnight, and learning about nature. 

Resident Session 8: July 25 - 30
Grades 1 - 3

Super GIRL

Become your own superhero! Learn about leadership skills, teamwork, make a hero costume, determine your survival powers, level up at archery, and create your own comic book. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Grades 4 - 6

Packs & Paddles

Get ready for the ultimate adventure. Canoe on the pond at Barker or at Eagle Nest Lake State Park then pack up your backpacking equipment and head off on a 1-2 night backpacking trip in the Carson National Forest. (Note: depending on local restrictions, the backpacking trip may be contained to the Camp Elliott Barker property). Plan on also participating in other camp activities such as arts and crafts, songs, games, and team-building activities.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$475 $535

Take the Reins - REGISTRATION CLOSED, SESSION IS FULL

Juniors and first-year Cadettes will explore: safety, grooming, tacking, leading, arena riding, trail riding, professions, and all the little details of each topic by spending 2 – 3 hours at the barn every full day of their session! In between barn sessions, Girl Scouts will also participate in the rest of camp fun by creating out, singing, practicing their survival skills, and more!

Grades 7 - 9

Night Owls

Stay up to watch the stars and sleep in late the following morning. Enjoy learning about nighttime animals and how our vision changes so that we can still see. Have a sparkle party and play at being pirates. You will also get to cook your own meals, sleep out, and make galaxy paintings. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$425 $485
Grades 10 - 12

Horsewomen

New and returning campers alike will hone their skills (and their muscles) working with the horses on the ground and in the saddle. Beyond the basics (safety, grooming, tacking, and leading) this older camper program will dive into professions, sports, teaching lessons, the science behind feeding, and what ‘conformation’ means. Outside of their daily 2 -3 hours at the barn, campers will have fun throughout camp learning about environmental stewardship, making art projects to take home, planning an overnight, and more!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
$525 $585
Barker Fall Clean: October 2 - 3

Spend a free weekend at the camp and help us get ready for the winter!

Come as a Troop, family, or as an individual adult, and help clean the shelters, dining halls, take down tents, and generally prepare camp for the off-season! Lodging and meals (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack)  will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services.

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday. Please call 505.343.1040 if you have any questions. You are welcome to arrive the Friday before starting at 4 p.m. but will need to provide your own dinner. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning. Registration is required but free. Masks will be required to be worn properly (over both nose and mouth) for all participants at all times.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Want to bring your camper/RV?  Contact us.


Notes about Horse Camp

All campers that sign up for a horse camp are required to bring enough pairs of long pants (at least to the ankle) for every day. Boots are not required and can be borrowed from the camp. Helmets are also provided by the camp. Campers must possess sufficient physical coordination and balance to move freely around camp on their own in order to be able to ride. Girls must be mature enough to understand and practice safety procedures, listen to their instructors, follow directions when given, practice good judgment in intense situations, and take responsibility for themselves and their horses. Campers may be removed from the barn by staff for not follow the rules laid out here and in their Camper Contracts.


Horse related activities that campers will have a chance to participate in: making horse treats, horse journals, learning about occupations focused on horses, horse anatomy and health, different kinds of feed and how to feed, stable maintenance, herd maintenance, colors, and breeds of horses, different types of equitation (English, western, vaulting, etc), knots important in the barn, exercising horses in the saddle and from the ground, trail riding, correct seat (aka proper equitation), arena games, how to control your horse at the walk (turn, stop, go, back up), horse painting party, washing horses, how horses communicate with us, and more! Campers will not be able to do ALL of these things but will be offered to pick their favorites/what they're most interested in as a group. 

Experienced groups will also get the chance to learn about posting or sitting trot, trot poles, the basics of jumping or barrel racing, and emergency dismounts. 

Activities will be dependent on the mean comfort and experience level of the whole group. Parents/girls will receive a paper at the end of their session detailing the skills they learned and their proficiency – hold onto these papers! We will be bringing back more experienced horseback riding camps and proof will need to be provided. 

 


While the focus is horses, and girls will spend 2 - 3 hours in the barn each day, all horse campers will also participate in the rest of camp magic. This includes arts and crafts, archery, hiking, outdoor cooking, hiking, stargazing, making new friends, singing songs, playing field games, learning about first aid, and there is always space left for girls to pick activities when they get to camp.

Have questions? Contact the Camp Director

Notes about Leadership Camps

Want to work at camp someday or just gain the skills needed for jobs outside of outdoor education?  Our leadership programs will get you started on the right path.  Whether your heart is at Rancho or Barker, we’re just happy to share our home with you as you grow as a youth leader.  You will learn and experience a variety of camp programs and activities, focusing on planning and implementation.  Learn about leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, handling stressful situations, and child development.  Help create a positive community at camp by working with various programs and age groups. These leadership opportunities offer valuable skills and experience for girls, many of which will help prepare you for life after high school. 


Note: Counselor In Training and Wrangler in Training programs for the summer of 2021 will only be one (1) week and will not get the chance to mingle with other groups to keep in line with COVID safe practices. Wrangler in Training will only be available at Barker in July. 

 

Family & Troop Camp Rental

To best protect our members and staff we will not be hosting Family or Troop camps for the summer of 2021. The adjustment of the camp schedule from concurrent to consecutive (both properties running at the same time versus running program at one property in June and the other in July) our camp properties are available for rentals by Families and Troops! Please contact us for more information on pricing and check our camp calendar for availability. 


Camp FAQ - COVID Edition

What is the mask policy?

All girls and volunteers must wear masks inside when the activity includes anyone who is unvaccinated.  Masks may be removed temporarily while campers are eating or drinking.  Masks are not required to be worn for activities conducted outside, providing that all campers, regardless of vaccination status, will be separated by at least 3 feet for the duration of the activity.  If an outdoor activity requires that campers be closer than 3 feet at any point, masks should be worn during those parts of the activity.

What will the sleeping situation be like?

To allow for better social distancing all sleeping areas will be at half capacity (two people per tent, four per Hogan/Adirondacks, and 3 – 4 per cabin depending on the numbers of bunks inside). Campers will only be inside to sleep, rest time will take place in an outdoor space.

What will the group sizes look like?

Some groups will be limited to eight (8) girls and their counselors, while other groups will be limited to twelve (12) girls and their counselors (depending on the session). Girls and their counselors will stay in their own pod and will interact only at check-in/check-out.

Why are there no weekend camps?

In order to accommodate deeper cleaning and sanitation processes, no weekend camps are being accommodated. This is not a forever change. If you’re still interested in taking your family or troop to our camp properties, check out our rental information.  

Who will be doing the cleaning?

Campers will still be responsible for cleaning the living space that they use at camp during the session (sweeping floors, making their bed, etc.) Camp staff will perform enhanced cleaning of supplies after use, group areas after use, and whole units after the close of the session. Our Camp Rangers will follow up by using a sanitizing fogger machine in group areas over the weekends.

Is a professional cleaning service being used?

Not at this time.

What will meals look like?

At Rancho, we will be dividing the dining hall into separate sections for each pod to eat safely away from the others. Social distancing will be enforced at the tables with plenty of room between campers.

At Camp Elliott Barker, meals will be in the dining hall; spacing tables to allow for “pods” to eat together.

Depending on the camp session(s), there may be a “themed” meal where all girls and counselors will join together in a common area as a larger group.  Ventilation via windows and doors will be utilized at both dining halls.

Will staff be vaccinated?

Vaccinations are required for camp staff, unless we are notified that the staff person cannot be vaccinated for religious or other reasons.

Are campers required to be vaccinated (adults or youth)?

We are not requiring vaccines but are highly encouraging campers 12 and older to get one if the camper’s family deems it appropriate.

Will “quarantine” be required for staff or campers?

At this time, quarantine is not required.

What other NPIs (non-pharmacological interventions – nonmedicinal practices) will you be using?

We will also be implementing increased hand sanitizing (and lotion for those dried out hands), daily symptom checks, increased and deeper cleaning procedures between groups with stronger cleaners, increased training for staff in COVID safe measures, and more.

If we register for camp and it is forced to close due to COVID, will we receive a refund?

Please see our general refund policy. Deposits will not be refunded.  

We want to attend camp on our own as a troop/family, can we rent a cabin/building?

Yes! Rentals will be available for Barker and Rancho. Please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling 505-343-1040 for more information. 

Notice of Photography

Photographs and/or videos may be taken by camp staff. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails assumes permission to use images in promotional publications, on its website, in local newspapers, in videos, and/or awareness publications, unless prior written notification rescinding this authority is given by the camper.

Camp Lost and Found

Every effort is made to return lost and found items to campers during their camp session, and proper labeling of all items can help ensure lost items are returned in a timely manner. Please label all clothing and gear with a permanent marker or laundry label for easy identification.

Contact Customer Care for assistance in locating lost items after your camper’s session; arrangements can be made to pick them up at the Albuquerque Service Center. Any lost and found remaining at camp after Sept. 1 will be donated to a local charity.


Camp is for every girl!

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Summer Camp is a great place for every girl to discover the wonders of the outdoors and the adventures that await.

From archery and water sports such as canoeing and white water rafting, to rock climbing and horseback riding, we have just the camp program for you! Cook over a campfire, make crafts and explore the beautiful New Mexico forests - all in keeping with Girl Scout traditions of learning new skills, singing new songs, earning badges, and making awesome new friends.

Plus, girls say camping is their most memorable outdoor experience in Girl Scouts. 

Not a Girl Scout, no problem, all girls are welcome!  Non-Girl Scouts are welcomed with an additional $40 Membership Fee. Beginning April 1, for an extra $10 ($50 total), your Girl Scout Membership will be extended through September 30, 2022 - that covers two camp seasons!

Camperships: Financial Assistance Program

We believe camp is for every girl. Need-based Camperships are available for one resident camp session to girls demonstrating financial need. 

Campership applications must be submitted with a $100 deposit by June 11, 2021. Girls must be a registered Girl Scout to receive financial assistance. Campership funds are limited. All requests and allocations are confidential. For more information on financial assistance for camp and membership, visit nmgirlscouts.org/summercamp.

Select "Apply for Financial Aid" at checkout.  Complete the Campership Application and submit it to [email protected].  You must register and pay the $100 to secure your spot. 

Program Vouchers can help pay for camp!

Girls who participated in the Girl Scout Cookie Program may have earned Program Vouchers that can be applied towards their balances for summer camp opportunities. 

Program Vouchers must be submitted to the council with your registration form or printed invoice to be redeemed.

Program Vouchers cannot be used to pay camp deposits and must be used by the expiration date.

Vouchers must be postmarked no later than the expiration date in order to be accepted.  2020 Product Program Voucher and Early Bird Vouchers expire April 30, 2021.

Are we ready for summer camp?

Is my daughter ready?

Although age is one factor in readiness for resident camp, maturity and personality are more important factors. If your girl is enthusiastic about attending, she will probably enjoy camp!

  • Has your daughter ever been away from home overnight without family members?
  • Can she keep track of her personal belongings?
  • Can she take a shower, brush her teeth, etc., by herself?
  • Does she have an easy time finding a buddy in a new situation?
  • Can she focus and follow directions in a group setting?
  • Can she stay calm around bugs and other nature friends?

Am I ready?

  • You might need reassurance about sending your daughter to resident camp for the first time. 
  • Can you relax and enjoy yourself when your girl sleeps away from home?
  • Do you agree with the rule that girls have camp kapers (chores) such as setting tables, sweeping cabins, picking up trash, and cleaning bathrooms?
  • Are you confident that your girl will take care of herself, make her bed, and keep track of her belongings?
  • Do you want her to come home more confident, independent, and with new friendships?
  • Are you prepared to trust the camp staff with the care of your daughter?

If you answered YES to at least half of these, then you and your girl are ready for summer camp!

Cancellations & Refunds

In the event your camper can no longer attend her registered camp session, your prompt written cancellation notification is required.

  • If your girl still wishes to attend camp but can no longer attend the original date selected, all fees paid will be applied to another session if space is available.
  • A refund will be made if cancellation is received in writing three weeks prior to the session begin date.
  • Cancellations made less than three weeks from the session start date will only be refunded if the camper moves out of state due to military relocation, has been certified to be ill by a physician, or there is a family emergency such as severe sickness or death of an immediate family member.  Documentation must be provided at the time of refund request.
  • A full refund of all fees will be provided if a session is canceled by the council.
  • Refunds are not issued if a camper leaves prior to the end of the camp session due to behavioral issues or homesickness.  If a camper leaves due to physical illness or injury, camp fees will be prorated on a per-day rate for refund. 
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ACA Accreditation

Camp Elliott Barker & Rancho del Chaparral are accredited by the  American Camp Association.

Accreditation means that each camp undergoes a thorough review process by outside camping professionals every six years. Our Girl Scout camps consistently achieve the highest standards in the areas of personnel, program, site administration, and health care.

Have you ever thought about working at camp?

Check out opportunities for young adults 16 years old or older (horse staff, counselors, and program specialists) or professionals and retirees looking for a summer of adventure (supervisors, health professionals, and administrators). 

Learn more and apply today!


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