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2022 Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Camp

Summer Camp 2022

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!  

Below you will find information and links to register for

Albuquerque Day Camp 2022

Join us in Albuquerque for Spring Break Day Camp out of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Albuquerque Service Center. Day Camp is open to youth who identify as girls and nonbinary youth in Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Day Camp takes place Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. 

Limited spaces are available for 6th to 12th-grade volunteers to help lead activities and interact with day campers.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

Spring Break: March 21 - 25

Explore nature through science, play fun games, learn basic outdoor skills, and earn at least one badge. Each day will be dedicated to one topic: science, art, outdoor skills, and more. 


Girls will receive a participation patch.  Afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

 
    Members       Non-Members    
Full Price Early Bird
$150 $200
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Ready, Resilient, Strong: Spring Break Program Assistants

Earn hours towards your Program Assistant pin AND earn your Ready, Resilient, and Strong official patch by participating as a Spring Break Day Camp Program Assistant.

Join us in Albuquerque to assist with our Spring Break Day Camp. Help Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors as they sing, create, explore, and more at this week of Girl Scout fun!

Please bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch).

Program Aides attend Spring Break Day Camp for FREE, however, you must register to attend. 

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Join us in Albuquerque for one week (or all five!) of Summer Day Camp out of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Albuquerque Service Center. Day Camp is open to youth who identify as girls and nonbinary youth in Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Day Camp takes place Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. 

Limited spaces are available for 6th to 12th-grade volunteers to help lead activities and interact with day campers.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

A Little Bit of Everything: June 6 - 10

Explore outdoor skills, STEM, life skills, and entrepreneurship through games, crafts, experiments, and more!


Girls will receive a participation patch.  Afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$150 $175 $200 $225
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STEM Magic: June 13 - 17

Explore science, technology, engineering, math, and magic!  Wrap up the week with a mini science fair. 


Girls will receive a participation patch.  Afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$150 $175 $200 $225
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Movement & Music: June 20 - 24

Discover different kinds of dance, learn new songs, make instruments, and practice your new learned skills.  On your final day, friends and family will be invited to the Movement & Music end of week performance!


Girls will receive a participation patch.  Afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

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    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$150 $175 $200 $225
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Water Wonders: June 27 - July 1

Learn about water, where it comes from, why we need it, where it's going, how to filter it, what its common and unique uses are, and have fun playing water games and doing water experiments. 


Girls will receive a participation patch.  Afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$150 $175 $200 $225
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Wild About Animals: July 11 - 15

Learn about different types of animals, make animal costumes, create habitats, learn about animal eating habits, and explore jobs with animals. 


Girls will receive a participation patch.  Afternoon snacks will be provided.  Girls are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch) for lunch meal time.

BEFORE & AFTERCARE AVAILABLE FOR $20/WEEK ($40/WEEK FOR BOTH).  Drop Off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up ends at 5:30 pm. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$150 $175 $200 $225
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Day Camp Program Aides: June 6 - July 15

Are you interested in putting your Program Aide skills into action? Join us at Albuquerque Day Camp. 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 afternoon snacks. Please bring a reusable water bottle and sack lunch (cold lunch).

Program Aides attend Summer Day Camp for FREE. 

Day Camp Family Fun Days

Bring the family and join us for games, songs, crafts, lunch, and more!

  • Rodeo Theme - REGISTER HERE
    • June 25, 2022; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • Carnival Theme
    • July 16, 2022; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Day Camp Financial Assistance

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 the deposit by May 1, 2022. Girls must be registered Girl Scouts to receive financial assistance. Campership funds are limited. All requests and allocations are confidential. 

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

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Barker 2022
Barker Spring Big Clean: May 7 - 8

Join us at camp to help prepare for the summer at this volunteer weekend. 

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! All are welcome! You do not need to be a registered member to come and volunteer. Lodging and meals (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack) will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult, this is NOT a drop-off event. Every youth *must* have an accompanying responsible adult. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for nonfamily group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family).

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you wish to arrive the Friday prior you must register for the Family Fun Day. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am.

Are you a current Girl Scout that is working on their PA, Bronze, or Silver award? We'd love to work with you and have you provide an evening program on Saturday. Please contact the Property Team (High Awards on camp property) or Camp Director (High Awards via program or PA) by email if you're interested.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Want to bring your camper/RV?  Contact us.

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Leadership Camps for girls in grades 10 - 12

Want to work in the outdoor education field someday or just gain the skills needed for jobs outside of camp and Girl Scouts?  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. 

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022..

CIT (Counselor in Training)

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 and MC an opening campfire.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$350 $400 $425 $475

WIT (Wrangler in Training)

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 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    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$350 $400 $425 $475

IMPORTANT NOTE: For summer 2022, CITs and WITs are invited to spend the entire month at the property of their choice. HOWEVER, CITs/WITs are required to go home at the regular check-in/out times during staff breaks. Please mark the dates on your calendar to pick up your camper. CITs/WITs are invited to stay and help during weekend camps but are not required to. CITs/WITs will act as volunteer help during Troop and Family weekends but are also allowed to go home. Please make a bold note of their preference when you submit their paperwork via email to customer care. 

Leadership Camp Breaks: June 10 – 12 & 19 - 21

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NOTE: WITs and CITs will start with a week dedicated to learning leadership skills, experiencing the different activities offered and going through a mini training. In the following weeks, they’ll be assigned to different groups (WITs will always go with horse groups) to practice their skills hands-on. Each week they’ll take on a little more responsibility but there will always be 18+ staff around them. During their later weeks, they’ll also have “break out sessions” with the Leadership Director to work on more skills and have time together just the older kids.

WITs will spend a lot of time in the barn with the Wranglers and Equestrian Director learning about lessons, herd management, and what it takes to run the barn at camp and teach lessons.

CITs will be partnered with counselors, unit leaders, and program specialists to learn about the different areas of camp, engage with campers in different activities, and even have a chance to lead groups (supervised) themselves.

The two weekends when we have troop and family camp (July 22 – 24 and July 29 – 31) they are welcome to stay and help or go home for a break. If after the first two weeks they don’t want to continue or have other obligations they are not obligated to stay the whole month. We do have laundry machines available at camp to do laundry.

Art Week: June 1 - 4

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 1 - 4

Art Attack

Flex your creative muscles and try your hand at tie-dye, crocheting or knitting, making paper, watercolors, and more!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$350 $400 $425 $475
Grades 2 - 4

Giddy Up: Horse Camp

Get your hooves wet with this introductory horseback riding program. Campers will learn about: barn and horse safety, how and why we groom, parts of tack, how to lead a horse (with hands-on practice!), about different types of horseback riding, how to mount, steer, stop, and ask your horse to go; they’ll also participate in a staff-led (staff on the ground leading) ride, mini arena lesson, OR short trail ride. After spending an hour or two at the barn every day, Girl Scout Brownies will also get to revel in the other wonderful areas of camp like outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, hiking, and more!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$425 $475 $500 $550
Grades 4 - 6

Nature's Five Senses

Explore nature through art and your five senses. Campers will spend the majority of their time at the Art Center and out exploring nature. They’ll create nature mobiles, capture nature on film, smell and (carefully) taste what nature has to offer, make sensory art, and more. This camp is perfect for kids who love all kinds of art and want to explore new ways to make it!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$400 $450 $475 $525
Grades 6 - 8

Outdoor Artist

Gain inspiration from the wild to make your own masterpieces in different mediums like music, painting, fashion design, jewelry, and more!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$350 $400 $425 $475

Broadway Under the Blue Sky

Tune up your singing voice, try your woodworking skills set building, or practice your scriptwriting abilities because we’re taking musical theater to camp! Campers will enjoy: learning vocal skills, music reading, making costumes, building mini sets and decorations. For your finale, you’ll present a program to the whole camp!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$400 $450 $475 $525
Grades 10 - 12
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Barker Open House: June 4

Have you ever wondered what amazing things are awaiting you at camp? Come to our open house and visit the living areas, tour the camp, meet some camp staff, and get a glimpse into what summer camp life is all about! Please remember that exploring camp means walking! Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and casual clothing. Open to all ages (pre-K - 12) with their families. Youth Girl Scouts must attend with a family or troop member. If visiting as a troop, a minimum of two (2) unrelated adults are required with the group at all times. 

Walking tours will begin at 10 minutes after the hour (1:10, 2:10, 3:10) and take 35 - 50 minutes. Guests who have been to camp before are welcome to wander on their own but must check-in & out at headquarters to receive their visitor badges. 

Driving is not permitted beyond the parking lot. If you have someone in your group who cannot physically participate in a walking tour please contact the Camp Director to inquire about accommodations. 

Gates will be closed and no additional visitors will be admitted after 3:45 pm (visitors on camp will, obviously, be allowed out). No activities or childcare will be offered at this time, all groups must have adults and those adults must stay with youth (anyone under 18) at all times. All furry family members must remain at home and are not allowed on camp property. Visitors must be off property by 4:30 pm. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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Resident Camp: June 5 - 10

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 4 - 6

Paddle Power

Learn the basics of canoeing and kayaking on the pond at Barker. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$425 $475 $500 $550

Take the Reins: Horse Camp

Learn about horse and barn safety, grooming, tacking, breeds, colors, what the word 'equitation' means, and more.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$450 $500 $525 $575

Super GIRL: Leadership Camp

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. This is a great introductory leadership camp for younger campers just learning to explore their leadership power and who want to take risks in a safe environment. Campers will complete a small take-action or service project on the camp property.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$325 $375 $400 $450
Grades 6 - 8

MACH I

MACH stands for Multi-Adventure CHallenge! Are you ready to challenge yourself? Spend time at camp visiting the pond to canoe or swim, hiking the trails, and creating crafts in your downtime. You’ll also have a one-day off camp trip to do morning rock climbing in Taos Canyon and take a white water rafting trip down the Rio Grande.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$500 $550 $575 $625

Queen Camp

Royalty needs to know how to do it all! Protect your kingdom with your archery skills, cook up a pleasant outdoor meal for visiting dignitaries, learn how to care for and clean the water of your lands, practice your democracy skills and find your ruling style while exploring team building, and (finally) relax in nature while you contemplate what you’ll do the next day to change the world. 

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Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$425 $475 $500 $550
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Resident Camp: June 12 - 17

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 1 - 4

Best of Barker

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

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$375 $425 $450 $500
Grades 4 - 6

MACH I

MACH stands for Multi-Adventure CHallenge! Are you ready to challenge yourself? Spend time at camp visiting the pond to canoe or swim, hiking the trails, and creating crafts in your downtime. You’ll also have a one-day off camp trip to do morning rock climbing in Taos Canyon and take a white water rafting trip down the Rio Grande.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$500 $550 $575 $625
Grades 6 - 8

Trailblazers: Horse Camp

Definition of “Trailblazer”– Girl Scouts that hit the trails (and lack thereof) to explore camp on horseback. Spend at least 2 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. 

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$450 $500 $525 $575

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    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$425 $475 $500 $550
Grades 6 - 9

OPA: Outdoor Program Aide Leadership Camp

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
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Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$325 $375 $400 $450
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Barker Troop Camp: June 17 - 19

Troop Camp is back! We’re very excited to bring back this beloved weekend. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult at all times – they may not wander camp alone, even with a buddy. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for non-family group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family). You must provide adequate supervision for your group at all times while on camp. 

After registering your troop you will be emailed a link to make your activity selections. Please read and review all activity descriptions – some have group size limits. Activity selections must be completed at least 10 days prior to your camp. Selections received after 10 days may not be honored due to time constraints – you will be assigned a generic schedule.

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$125 $75
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STEM Week: June 21 - 24

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 1 - 4

Super Snackers

Super Snackers assemble! At this camp program, you’ll learn about the basics of kitchen and campfire safety, the science behind cooking and baking, and explore why different types of flavors exist (and work together!) while you prepare an assortment of different snacks and meals. Make trail mix, snack bars, grilled sandwiches or quesadillas, your choice of two desserts, and more! No cooking experience is necessary. Campers will learn how to cook in the microwave and on the stove in the kitchen as well as at least two different outdoor cooking methods.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$350 $400 $425 $475
Grades 4 - 6

Fantastic Beasts

Discover all of the magical creatures living at camp! Make faerie homes and pygmy puffs, engineer a trap for the tricksy pixies, craft your own wand, explore the science of herbology, craft drinkable potions using chemistry, and hunt for hippogryph eggs.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$400 $450 $475 $525

Night Owls

Stay up to watch the stars and sleep in late the following morning. Enjoy learning about night time animals and how our vision changes so that we can still see. Have a sparkle party and play at being pirates.

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$400 $450 $475 $525
Grades 6 - 8

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 the science flavors (and learn how our tastebuds work), learn the chemistry behind baking, and participate in a Bake Off style competition where they'll try and wow the judges and win first place!

PRICING
    Members         Non-Members    
Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$350 $400 $425 $475
Grades 8 - 12

Horsewomen: Horse Camp

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!

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Early Bird Full Price Early Bird Full Price
$425 $475 $500 $550
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Barker Family Camp: June 24 - 26

Family Camp is back! We’re very excited to bring back this beloved weekend. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult at all times – they may not wander camp alone, even with a buddy. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for non-family group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family). You must provide adequate supervision for your group at all times while on camp. 

After registering your family you will be emailed a link to make your activity selections. Please read and review all activity descriptions – some have group size limits. Activity selections must be completed at least 10 days prior to your camp. Selections received after 10 days may not be honored due to time constraints – you will be assigned a generic schedule.

PRICING
    Girl Cost     Adult Cost
$125 $75
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Barker Open House: June 26

Have you ever wondered what amazing things are awaiting you at camp? Come to our open house and visit the living areas, tour the camp, meet some camp staff, and get a glimpse into what summer camp life is all about! Please remember that exploring camp means walking! Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and casual clothing. Open to all ages (pre-K - 12) with their families. Youth Girl Scouts must attend with a family or troop member. If visiting as a troop, a minimum of two (2) unrelated adults are required with the group at all times. 

Walking tours will begin at 10 minutes after the hour (1:10, 2:10, 3:10) and take 35 - 50 minutes. Guests who have been to camp before are welcome to wander on their own but must check-in & out at headquarters to receive their visitor badges. 

Driving is not permitted beyond the parking lot. If you have someone in your group who cannot physically participate in a walking tour please contact the Camp Director to inquire about accommodations. 

Gates will be closed and no additional visitors will be admitted after 3:45 pm (visitors on camp will, obviously, be allowed out). No activities or childcare will be offered at this time, all groups must have adults and those adults must stay with youth (anyone under 18) at all times. All furry family members must remain at home and are not allowed on camp property. Visitors must be off property by 4:30 pm. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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Barker Fall Big Clean: September 24 - 25

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, put up tents, and generally prepare for camp! All are welcome! You do not need to be a registered member to come and volunteer. Lodging and meals (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack) will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult, this is NOT a drop-off event. Every youth *must* have an accompanying responsible adult. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for nonfamily group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family).

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you wish to arrive the Friday prior you must register for the Family Fun Day. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am.

Are you a current Girl Scout that is working on their PA, Bronze, or Silver award? We'd love to work with you and have you provide an evening program on Saturday. Please contact the Property Team (High Awards on camp property) or Camp Director (High Awards via program or PA) by  email if you're interested.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Want to bring your camper/RV?  Contact us.

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Rancho 2022
Rancho Big Clean: May 14 - 15

Join us at camp to help prepare for the summer at this volunteer weekend. 

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! All are welcome! You do not need to be a registered member to come and volunteer. Lodging and meals (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack) will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult, this is NOT a drop-off event. Every youth *must* have an accompanying responsible adult. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for nonfamily group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family).

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you wish to arrive the Friday prior you must register for the Family Fun Day. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am.

Are you a current Girl Scout that is working on their PA, Bronze, or Silver award? We'd love to work with you and have you provide an evening program on Saturday. Please contact the Property Team (High Awards on camp property) or Camp Director (High Awards via program or PA) by  email if you're interested.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Want to bring your camper/RV?  Contact us.

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Leadership Camps for girls in grades 10 - 12

Want to work in the outdoor education field someday or just gain the skills needed for jobs outside of camp and Girl Scouts?  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. 

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022..

CIT (Counselor in Training)

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 and MC an opening campfire.

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WIT (Wrangler in Training)

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 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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: For summer 2022, CITs and WITs are invited to spend the entire month at the property of their choice. HOWEVER, CITs/WITs are required to go home at the regular check-in/out times during staff breaks. Please mark the dates on your calendar to pick up your camper. CITs/WITs are invited to stay and help during weekend camps but are not required to. CITs/WITs will act as volunteer help during Troop and Family weekends but are also allowed to go home. Please make a bold note of their preference when you submit their paperwork via email to customer care. 

Leadership Camp Breaks: July 15 – 17 & 24 - 26

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NOTE: WITs and CITs will start with a week dedicated to learning leadership skills, experiencing the different activities offered and going through a mini training. In the following weeks, they’ll be assigned to different groups (WITs will always go with horse groups) to practice their skills hands-on. Each week they’ll take on a little more responsibility but there will always be 18+ staff around them. During their later weeks, they’ll also have “break out sessions” with the Leadership Director to work on more skills and have time together just the older kids.

WITs will spend a lot of time in the barn with the Wranglers and Equestrian Director learning about lessons, herd management, and what it takes to run the barn at camp and teach lessons.

CITs will be partnered with counselors, unit leaders, and program specialists to learn about the different areas of camp, engage with campers in different activities, and even have a chance to lead groups (supervised) themselves.

The two weekends when we have troop and family camp (July 22 – 24 and July 29 – 31) they are welcome to stay and help or go home for a break. If after the first two weeks they don’t want to continue or have other obligations they are not obligated to stay the whole month. We do have laundry machines available at camp to do laundry.

STEM Week: July 6 - 9

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 1 - 4

Fantastic Beasts

Discover all of the magical creatures living at camp! Make faerie homes and pygmy puffs, engineer a trap for the tricksy pixies, craft your own wand, explore the science of herbology, craft drinkable potions using chemistry, and hunt for hippogryph eggs.

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Grades 4 - 6

Super Snackers

Super Snackers assemble! At this camp program, you’ll learn about the basics of kitchen and campfire safety, the science behind cooking and baking, and explore why different types of flavors exist (and work together!) while you prepare an assortment of different snacks and meals. Make trail mix, snack bars, grilled sandwiches or quesadillas, your choice of two desserts, and more! No cooking experience is necessary. Campers will learn how to cook in the microwave and on the stove in the kitchen as well as at least two different outdoor cooking methods.

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Take the Reins: Horse Camp

Learn about horse and barn safety, grooming, tacking, breeds, colors, what the word 'equitation' means, and more.

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Grades 6 - 8

Agent Green

Get ready to morph into a super spy! 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? Campers will use engineering to craft “traps”, experiment with different methods for finding “blood”, and use math in nature to solve scavenger hunt clues.

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Science of Horses: Horse Camp

Have you ever wondered why horses can only eat grass? What does their stomach sound like? Or how do their muscles work? Attend this camp to learn this and more! You’ll explore the science behind horses, their anatomy (that’s what makes up their body!), make tasty treats for them, and spend time in the barn with our herd. Note: this is a nonriding camp. Campers will spend time with the horses, learn about safety, grooming, and leading. If time allows they may go on a halter-led ride. If your child is interested in veterinary medicine this is the camp for them!

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Grades 8 - 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 the science flavors (and learn how our tastebuds work), learn the chemistry behind baking, and participate in a Bake Off style competition where they'll try and wow the judges and win first place!

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Grades 10 - 12
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Rancho Open House: July 9

Have you ever wondered what amazing things are awaiting you at camp? Come to our open house and visit the living areas, tour the camp, meet some camp staff, and get a glimpse into what summer camp life is all about! Please remember that exploring camp means walking! Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and casual clothing. Open to all ages (pre-K - 12) with their families. Youth Girl Scouts must attend with a family or troop member. If visiting as a troop, a minimum of two (2) unrelated adults are required with the group at all times. 

Walking tours will begin at 10 minutes after the hour (1:10, 2:10, 3:10) and take 35 - 50 minutes. Guests who have been to camp before are welcome to wander on their own but must check-in & out at headquarters to receive their visitor badges. 

Driving is not permitted beyond the parking lot. If you have someone in your group who cannot physically participate in a walking tour please contact the Camp Director to inquire about accommodations. 

Gates will be closed and no additional visitors will be admitted after 3:45 pm (visitors on camp will, obviously, be allowed out). No activities or childcare will be offered at this time, all groups must have adults and those adults must stay with youth (anyone under 18) at all times. All furry family members must remain at home and are not allowed on camp property. Visitors must be off property by 4:30 pm. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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Resident Camp: July 10 - 15

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 1 - 4

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.

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Grades 4 - 6

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.

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Fantastic Beasts

Discover all of the magical creatures living at camp! Make faerie homes and pygmy puffs, engineer a trap for the tricksy pixies, craft your own wand, explore the science of herbology, craft drinkable potions using chemistry, and hunt for hippogryph eggs.

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Grades 6 - 8

An Unexpected Journey

Join us for this themed backpacking adventure. Explore the lands throughout camp, make adventuring snacks, learn about “high fantasy” games and stories, find your inner warrior (or bard, or rogue), craft your own hobbit door, read runes, and more. Campers will participate in an overnight backpacking trip, rain or shine. 

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Queen Camp

Royalty needs to know how to do it all! Protect your kingdom with your archery skills, cook up a pleasant outdoor meal for visiting dignitaries, learn how to care for and clean the water of your lands, practice your democracy skills and find your ruling style while exploring team building, and (finally) relax in nature while you contemplate what you’ll do the next day to change the world.

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Grades 8 - 12

Horsewomen: Horse Camp

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!

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Resident Camp: July 17 - 22

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 4 - 6

Boots & Backpacks

Calling all nature enthusiasts! This beginning hiking and backpacking course are 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!

*Special opportunity alert! Campers who attend this Boots & Backpacks session will be participating in the SciGirls in National Parks program with Valles Caldera. Campers will spend one full day at the National Park participating in the Aspen Dendroglyph Field Survey. SciGirls in National Parks may use testimonials and video or photo from this program as part of their programming on PBS.*

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Princess Prep

Are you prepared to lead? Join us at this camp to learn the skills you need to run a kingdom. Practice your song singing for important ceremonies, play with food science to make sure you can solve problems for your people, craft a gift for a friend, and learn to read the skies so you can lead exploration missions.

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Grades 6 - 8

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.

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Trailblazers: Horse Camp

Definition of “Trailblazer”– Girl Scouts that hit the trails (and lack thereof) to explore camp on horseback. Spend at least 2 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. 

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Grades 8 - 10

OPA: Outdoor Program Aide Leadership Camp

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.

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Grades 8 - 12

An Unexpected Journey

Join us for this themed backpacking adventure. Explore the lands throughout camp, make adventuring snacks, learn about “high fantasy” games and stories, find your inner warrior (or bard, or rogue), craft your own hobbit door, read runes, and more. Campers will participate in an overnight backpacking trip, rain or shine. 

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Rancho Troop Camp: July 22 - 24

Troop Camp is back! We’re very excited to bring back this beloved weekend. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult at all times – they may not wander camp alone, even with a buddy. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for non-family group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family). You must provide adequate supervision for your group at all times while on camp. 

After registering your troop you will be emailed a link to make your activity selections. Please read and review all activity descriptions – some have group size limits. Activity selections must be completed at least 10 days prior to your camp. Selections received after 10 days may not be honored due to time constraints – you will be assigned a generic schedule.

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Art Week: July 24 - 27

The deadline for Early Bird Pricing is March 1, 2022.

Grades 1 - 4

Handprints & Footprints

It’s time to get messy and active! Girl Scouts will enjoy creating messy art like finger painting, water gun water coloring, clay sculpting and more. When they’re not creating in the Art Center they’ll be exploring the trails while they learn and follow Leave No Trace principles. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos!

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Grades 2 - 4

Giddy Up: Horse Camp

Get your hooves wet with this introductory horseback riding program. Campers will learn about: barn and horse safety, how and why we groom, parts of tack, how to lead a horse (with hands-on practice!), about different types of horseback riding, how to mount, steer, stop, and ask your horse to go; they’ll also participate in a staff-led (staff on the ground leading) ride, mini arena lesson, OR short trail ride. After spending an hour or two at the barn every day, Girl Scout Brownies will also get to revel in the other wonderful areas of camp like outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, hiking, and more!

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Grades 4 - 6

Art Attack

Flex your creative muscles and try your hand at tie-dye, crocheting or knitting, making paper, watercolors, and more!

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Broadway Under the Blue Sky

Tune up your singing voice, try your woodworking skills set building, or practice your scriptwriting abilities because we’re taking musical theater to camp! Campers will enjoy: learning vocal skills, music reading, making costumes, building mini sets and decorations. For your finale, you’ll present a program to the whole camp!

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Grades 6 - 8

Nature's Five Senses

Explore nature through art and your five senses. Campers will spend the majority of their time at the Art Center and out exploring nature. They’ll create nature mobiles, capture nature on film, smell and (carefully) taste what nature has to offer, make sensory art, and more. This camp is perfect for kids who love all kinds of art and want to explore new ways to make it!

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Grades 8 - 12

Outdoor Artist

Gain inspiration from the wild to make your own masterpieces in different mediums like music, painting, fashion design, jewelry, and more!

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Rancho Family Camp - Me & My Guy: July 29 - 31

Family Camp is back! We’re very excited to bring back this beloved weekend. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult at all times – they may not wander camp alone, even with a buddy. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for non-family group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family). You must provide adequate supervision for your group at all times while on camp. 

After registering your family you will be emailed a link to make your activity selections. Please read and review all activity descriptions – some have group size limits. Activity selections must be completed at least 10 days prior to your camp. Selections received after 10 days may not be honored due to time constraints – you will be assigned a generic schedule.

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$125 $75
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Rancho Open House: July 31

Have you ever wondered what amazing things are awaiting you at camp? Come to our open house and visit the living areas, tour the camp, meet some camp staff, and get a glimpse into what summer camp life is all about! Please remember that exploring camp means walking! Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and casual clothing. Open to all ages (pre-K - 12) with their families. Youth Girl Scouts must attend with a family or troop member. If visiting as a troop, a minimum of two (2) unrelated adults are required with the group at all times. 

Walking tours will begin at 10 minutes after the hour (1:10, 2:10, 3:10) and take 35 - 50 minutes. Guests who have been to camp before are welcome to wander on their own but must check-in & out at headquarters to receive their visitor badges. 

Driving is not permitted beyond the parking lot. If you have someone in your group who cannot physically participate in a walking tour please contact the Camp Director to inquire about accommodations. 

Gates will be closed and no additional visitors will be admitted after 3:45 pm (visitors on camp will, obviously, be allowed out). No activities or childcare will be offered at this time, all groups must have adults and those adults must stay with youth (anyone under 18) at all times. All furry family members must remain at home and are not allowed on camp property. Visitors must be off property by 4:30 pm. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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Rancho Fall Clean: September 17 - 18

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, put up tents, and generally prepare for camp! All are welcome! You do not need to be a registered member to come and volunteer. Lodging and meals (Saturday lunch through Sunday afternoon snack) will be provided. GSNMT will not be providing any programming or childcare services. All youth (people under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult, this is NOT a drop-off event. Every youth *must* have an accompanying responsible adult. Please review and follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for nonfamily group ratios (at least 2 unrelated adults per group that aren't a family).

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. on Saturday of Big Clean and depart by 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you wish to arrive the Friday prior you must register for the Family Fun Day. A cold breakfast will be available Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am.

Are you a current Girl Scout that is working on their PA, Bronze, or Silver award? We'd love to work with you and have you provide an evening program on Saturday. Please contact the Property Team (High Awards on camp property) or Camp Director (High Awards via program or PA) by  email if you're interested.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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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 following the rules laid out here and in their Camper Code of Conduct Forms.


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


Camp FAQ

What paperwork is required for camp?

After completing your registration and payment you will be emailed a Camp Confirmation Packet. This is your go-to guide for all camp questions, check-in/out information, and paperwork. Below are the paperwork forms that will be emailed and you are required to return them as a PDF via email  no later than two (2) weeks prior to your camper’s program.  

Resident Camp 

  • Health History Form (four-page, extended version) 
  • Authorization to Administer Medication Form (if the camper is bringing prescribed or over the counter medication to camp) 
  • Signed and Reviewed Code of Conduct 
  • Minor Check-Out Form 
  • Get to Know Your Camper Form 

 Day Camp

  • Health History Form (two-page version) 
  • Authorization to Administer Medication Form (if the camper is bringing prescribed or over the counter medication to camp) 
  • Signed and Reviewed Code of Conduct 
  • Minor Check-Out Form  (Camp Staff will make copies of the Check-Out form for each day) 
  • Get to Know Your Camper Form 

Is there a bus or carpool for camp? 

For the Summer of 2022, we will not be providing buses to or from camp. We will , however, be creating a closed Facebook group for parents to connect with each other and coordinate carpools, before camp meet-ups, and to communicate with each other after the session in case your Girl Scouts want to stay in touch with each other more easily. These pages will be invite-only and private. They will close at the end of August. 

Do all campers need a bathing suit?

If your camper is attending Camp Elliott Barker we suggest they bring a bathing suit or set of clothes for water activities just in case. All campers will have the option of potentially going swimming or canoeing even if that isn’t the focus of their program. Bathing suits should be appropriate for active water play (jumping of the dock, splashing, climbing, falling off the kayaks, etc). If your camper doesn’t have an active swimsuit or isn’t comfortable in one – athletic shorts and a t-shirt or tank top work great! Campers attending Rancho del Chaparral should have a pair of water shoes (old sneakers are athletic sandals, etc) for stream stomping but we don’t have a pond there (yet!). 

Why do you say “Grace” at every meal?

We sing a “Mealtime Melody” (which used to be called grace but the name changed several years ago) before every meal as a part of our Girl Scout Traditions. While some of the songs do state “God” or “Lord” campers are encouraged to omit that if it doesn’t align with their beliefs, replace it with the name in alignment with their religion, or to thank nature/earth/the camp cooks for providing the food. Girl Scouts is non-denominational but several of our original camp songs are adapted from different religions.  

Can my camper earn a badge for a camp she attends that doesn’t match her Girl Scout level? 

Unfortunately no, Girl Scouts can only earn (and place on their vests) the badges meant for their level. Because our camps cross-level lines we try to offer multiple badges per camp so that all Girl Scouts who attend that program can earn a badge specific to their level.

My camper is nonbinary, can they attend camp?

 Yes! All Girl Scouts are welcome at camp, this is not dependent on their gender identity or sexual orientation (or religion, or culture, or anything else). If you or your Girl Scout need special accommodations for changing or showers, please let the Camp Director know. While these are not topics that staff will discuss in depth with campers (to respect caregivers that are not ready for their camper to hear about them) we will respect everyone’s pronouns at camp. All aspects of Girl Scouts are safe spaces.

How does camp handle bullying/violence?

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying in all programming. Depending on the severity of the instance (accidental, violent, repeated, etc) the consequences will range from a sit-down talk with administrative staff, a call home to caregivers, suspension from specialized activities, being sent home, or a decision reached specific to the situation in a conversation between administrative staff, the camper, and their caregiver.

What are situations that might occur where I should expect to receive a call from camp?

We do our best to not call home and will only do so in serious circumstances. A call home does not always mean that the camper needs to be picked up early, occasionally we just need more insight into the camper’s behavior and to talk through how the behavior is worked through at home. If any of the following happens, a member of the administrative team or the Health Supervisor will call and inform you:  

  • Camper is ill and in the care of the nurse for more than 6 hours. 
  • Camper is injured in a way that inhibits movement (ankle, knee, shoulder injuries) but does not require a trip to the hospital (sprain, strain).
  • Camper is experiencing extreme homesickness that is impacting their time at camp and cannot be resolved with ordinary methods. 
  • Camper runs away (this includes leaving the group, to spend time on their own, without telling their counselor where they’re going – campers may not wander camp on their own and must be with a buddy and a staff member at all times). 
  • Camper does not follow the Code of Conduct. 
  • Camper needs to go home for any reason (illness, behavior, etc). 
  • Camp staff need help with camper behavior they’re not used to (occasionally in the case of homesickness campers will act out, we’ll call and explain what happened, ask if it’s normal, and how you approach it at home). 

Can I call my camper while she’s at camp? 

No, we do not allow campers to receive or make phone calls from camp unless it’s an emergency. CITs/WITs are allowed to have their phones to use on breaks but may not have them out and in use around other campers.  

Is there Wifi at camp campers can use?

No, wifi is not available for camper use. This goes for both adult and youth campers. If you are at a weekend camp and need to contact home there is cell phone service at Camp Elliott Barker and a landline you can request at Rancho del Chaparral. 

Camp FAQ - COVID Edition

What is the mask policy?

All youth and adults who are unvaccinated must wear masks.  Masks may be removed temporarily while campers are eating or drinking. Masks are not required to be worn for activities conducted outside. Masks must be solid fabric or medical masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Masks made of mesh or similar materials are not appropriate. 

What will the sleeping situation be like?

Campers will stay in a living unit with, at minimum, their program groups and, at maximum, two (2) other programs. Groups of like ages will be grouped together. Counselors stay in the same living unit with separate sleeping quarters (ex: they’re in the Hogans unit but they have a Hogan that is counselors only). 

What will the group sizes look like?

Group sizes will still be limited, it will be based on program activities and the age level of the Girl Scouts. Younger groups will have lower minimums to allow staff to give them more one-on-one guidance. Horse camps will be limited to eight (8) participants. 

What will meals look like?

Meals are served in our dining halls. Depending on the total group size meals will be served cafeteria (campers lined up and served by kitchen staff) or family-style (meals placed in communal dishes and placed on tables by hopers). Outdoor cooking meals happen once a week for all groups (except weekend campers); campers should bring a mess kit to use at these meals. A mess kit is a plastic (or metal) plate, bowl, cup, and set of silverware in a drawstring or extra-large Ziploc bag. You can purchase a mess kit at the Girl Scout store or assemble one from items at home. 

Will staff be vaccinated?

Vaccinations are required for camp staff (both Resident and Day), unless we are notified that the staff person cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons.

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

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails requires the same vaccines as all New Mexico Public Schools. 

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 still be implementing increased hand sanitizing (and lotion for those dried out hands) and increased and deeper cleaning procedures between groups with stronger cleaners.

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 email 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.


Land Acknowledgement

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails resident camp properties Rancho del Chaparral and Camp Elliott Barker are located in the Jemez Mountains and outside of Angel Fire, NM adjacent to the Carson National Forest. These lands were once the homes/lands of the Diné Bikéyah and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute); and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche), and Jicarilla Apache. Different Indigenous peoples have called these lands home before being removed or leaving. We acknowledge the peoples who have lived on these lands in the past and the many that still live as neighbors to our properties currently. 

“There are 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico, and each Pueblo is a sovereign nation. Today Pueblo people are located primarily in New Mexico, however, at one time our homeland reached into what is now Colorado and Arizona, where we established incredible dwellings and trading centers like those located at Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico and Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. Pueblo people have preserved our identity in the face of multiple colonizing nations, and today, as always, we value our identity and traditional ways of life. At the same time, we live in modern houses, working and living both on and off our reservations. Our beliefs and actions are still guided by Pueblo Core Values, which include Love, Respect, Compassion, Faith, Understanding, Spirituality, Balance, Peace, and Empathy. We continue to participate in our traditional celebrations and ceremonies throughout the year, maintaining our connection to our communities, to our ancestors, and to the earth.”

“Sovereignty, in the words of our elders and spiritual leaders, is a right to our existence. The ultimate power of that existence, our Pueblo Way of Life, comes from the Creator.” (Regis Pecos, New Mexico Leadership Institute). You can learn more about the Pueblos here: https://native-land.ca/maps/territories/pueblos/

Camp is for every girl!

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, learn outdoor skills like knife safety, safe campfire building, Leave No Trace, and orienteering, make crafts and explore the beautiful New Mexico forests - all in keeping with Girl Scout traditions of hands-on learning of new skills, singing silly songs, earning badges, and making awesome new friends.

Camp is a safe space for every Girl Scout, adult, and youth. Plus, campers say camping is their most memorable outdoor experience in Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts is dedicated to all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice; not just at camp. Make sure to check out all of our other DEIRJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Racial Justice) programs by looking at the Event Calendar or contacting our Girl Inclusion Coordinator, Tori Forte.

Not a Girl Scout member? Not a problem!

If you’re not a current member you can pay the Non-Member price OR register your child as a Girl Scout for an extra $40 during camp registration for the current year (October – September). Want to get more out of your Girl Scout experience? Pay for the extended year membership at $50 and get two years of Girl Scout joy. Current Girl Scout membership is not required to attend camp. 

Being a Girl Scout member has many perks including reduced pricing and special member-only programs; not to mention the many useful and valuable skills youth learn around independence, leadership, and college preparation.

Become a member today!

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 May 1, 2022. Girls must be registered Girl Scouts to receive financial assistance. Campership funds are limited. All requests and allocations are confidential. 

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.  2021 Product Program Voucher and Early Bird Vouchers expire April 30, 2022.

Are we ready for summer camp?

Have you been asking yourself if your child (or you!) are ready for camp? Take this quiz to find out our suggestions! 

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. 
Resident & Weekend Camp Forms
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 High School seniors, recent graduates, young adults, outdoor professionals, and Girl Scout enthusiasts! We hire for a range of positions from wranglers (horse staff), kitchen help (16 years and older), lifeguards, counselors (18 years and older), unit supervisors, administrative team members, health supervisors, and more!  

Lifeguards and Kitchen Assistants must come to camp with their own certifications. Proof of certification must be received by May 4, 2022. 

Positions available

Resident Camp

  • Kitchen Assistants (16+)
  • Wranglers/Riding Instructors (18+, limited spots available for 16+)
  • Unit Counselors and Arts Supervisor (18+)
  • Unit Leaders and Health Supervisor or Aquatics Supervisors (21+)
  • Health Supervisor needs a minimum license of EMT
  • Equestrian Director, Program/Leadership Director, Assistant Director (21+)
  • Seasonal On-Site Camp Director (25+) 

Day Camp

  • Day Camp Counselors (18+)
  • Day Camp Supervisors (18+)
  • Day Camp Coordinator (21+)

Apply Today!