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Your next adventure awaits at one of our beautiful Girl Scout camp properties!

Our council has two fun-filled camp properties:

Our two properties are available throughout the year for members and guests to enjoy—you can host a retreat, camporee, workshop, family reunion, or special event! Whether you want a rustic, back-to-nature experience or all the comforts of modern amenities, we have the perfect location for you.

Each camp offers unique experiences and are special places where campers can test the boundaries of their comfort zones and grow into G.I.R.L.sTM!

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

Our two properties are also available throughout the year for members and guests to enjoy—you can host a retreat, camporee, workshop, family reunion, or special event! Whether you want a rustic, back-to-nature experience or all the comforts of modern amenities, we have the perfect location for you.

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

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THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING AN IN-KIND DONATION TO GSNMT!
Monetary Gifts

 

When you give…

you help us keep camp operating and/or fund things like...

$25

A one way bus trip for one girl; a new horseback riding helmet; four new arrows; a new life vest for aquatics activities; one new propane stove or a 4-pack of propane

$50

Basic program (arts and crafts, science) supplies; a new recurve bow; a new ropes course harness; a new backpacking stove

$100

A new pop up tent; a new compound bow; a new bookcase or shelf for living areas; new backpacking backpack;

$250

The average amount awarded to people requesting camperships; cost to train one staff in wilderness first aid; Cost for one person to participate in the rock climbing and rafting portion of MACH 1; training for one person to run the high ropes course

$500

Round trip bus fare for 25 girls; one new child sized saddle; new archery targets; one kit and labor to renew fiberglass on the canoes; two long range 2-way radio and charger

$1000

One winter weekend camp; new cots and mattresses; feed (hay and protein pellets) for the horses for the whole summer; one rental vehicle for one month

$2500

Replacement zip line; one river rafting and rock climbing trip for 12 people; one domestic summer camp counselor; food service for one week;

$5000

One international staff member for the entire summer; one ropes course inspection (done annually); a new high ropes element

Special Opportunity

$1,000 - Keep our girls afloat by purchasing a new canoe!

Personalized with a name of your choice up to 15 characters including spaces.

$1,750 - Keep our girls cozy by buying a new tent canvas and rain fly!

Personalized with a name of your choice up to 30 characters including spaces, up to two (2) lines.

$3,000 - Keep our girls riding off into the sunset by sponsoring a horse!  Covers the cost of rental, feed and care for the summer season. You get to pick a name for them and we will send you a picture of your special horse.

Physical Donation Needs - Summer Camp 2020

Please make sure that everything is empty and clean, with labels removed. We accept donations of new or gently used items from the list below. If you’re looking to donate an item that is not listed and want to make sure that it is needed please contact the Camp Director.

  • Glass jars with lids, all sizes
  • Metal cookware (pots, pans, spatulas, spoons, knives, etc)
  • Pill bottles with lids
  • Film containers with lids
  • Soda bottles, 1 liter and 12 oz
  • Newspapers and kid appropriate magazines (for paper mache and making beads)
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • Medium and small white basins (like the ones used in your sink) or collapsible camping basins
  • Binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Instant or digital cameras for photography lessons (and film!)
  • Portable photo printers and paper
  • Current birding, wildlife, and plant identification books specific to NM or the Southwest
  • Long range, 2 way radios with chargers
  • Backpacking stoves and tents
  • Large blocks of candle wax
  • 550 paracord
  • Army style cots
  • Western or English tack (halters, bridles, saddles, saddle pads, breast collars)
  • Riding boots (all sizes for girls, women and men)
  • Power tools (electric drills, saws, etc)
  • Child or teen backpacking backpacks (external or internal frames)
  • Canoes or kayaks and life vests
  • Bows and arrows (any and all draw weights welcome!)
  • Disposable plastic table clothes (or wash and reusable plastic table clothes!)
  • Cube style storage shelves
  • Items for staff living and lounge areas: twin size furniture, armchairs, loveseats, fridges, tvs, lockers, shelves, books, resources, etc.
  • For Rancho specifically: kitchen appliances in the Health Center and Bunk House (microwaves, coffee makers, pots/pans, updated stove/oven/fridge), and laundry machines.

Items we CANNOT accept as donations

  • Used climbing equipment of any kind
  • Used helmets of any kind
  • Regular camp style cots
  • Air mattresses
  • Food or drink (except donuts for staff, that’s always welcome)
Volunteer Needs

Looking to volunteer at camp? Great! We gladly accept volunteers in four areas. All volunteers must have a current background check on file or be willing to submit to one.

1.     One-off volunteers: provide a few hours of programming in a specific area

a.     Ex: knowledgeable in astronomy? Volunteer to teach a 1-2 hour lesson using our observatory one evening a week (does not have to be recurring).

2.     Weekend Volunteers: join us Friday evening through Sunday morning to provide general support in different program areas. We would love to accommodate you if you have a specific program you’d like to support or will work with you on what your strengths and interests are. Examples of projects that you might help out with: pet rocks, tie dye, hikes, archery, basic science experiments, campcraft skills (knives, knots, orienteering), bird watching, weaving or friendship bracelets, yoga, and more.

3.     Regular Session Volunteers: come for 6 days at a time to provide general assistance as a unit counselor, lifeguard, or member of the barn staff.

a.     Lifeguards must submit current certification at least one week prior to arrival at camp. Lifeguard volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

b.     Prior knowledge is needed to volunteer in the barn. Volunteer must be able to manage themselves while catching, leading, grooming, tacking, and while riding at the walk and trot. Barn volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

4.     Work Projects: work alone or assist one of our Rangers on a current work project. Service projects could include: erosion repair, fence repair, trail clearing, painting, moving and stacking wood, cleaning

a.     We welcome volunteer groups of any ages and size of group! We are happy to provide lunch or a snack for your group when you’re visiting during our regular summer camp season.

And, of course, join us at all of our Big Clean weekends!

  • Camp Elliott Barker - Dates coming soon!
  • Rancho del Chaparral - Dates coming soon!

So that we may keep accurate records, please fill out our In Kind Donation Form and provide a copy to us with any donations (monetary or physical). The form will require a staff signature, so please indicate the name of the staff person involved. You may choose to use the form for your taxes.

Send or deliver completed forms to:

Molly Garza
[email protected]
4000 Jefferson Plaza NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109