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Camp Elliott Barker

Camp Elliott Barker: a High Adventure Camp

Angel Fire, New Mexico

On the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in Angel Fire, our 536-acre camp sits in the midst of pristine forest and meadows bordering the Carson National Forest. Camp Barker is a high adventure camp that offers a high and low ropes course, archery, horse programming, multi-night backpacking, and traditional camp activities as well as high adventure programming with canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting.

Camp Elliott Barker has heated cabins, a modern dining hall, miles of trails, and a primitive outpost. Housing Units include platform tents and cabins with cots or bunk beds with mattresses. Each unit has campfire circles and wash areas with sinks and latrines.

Camp Elliott Barker celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013.  A brand new shower and bathroom facility was installed in the Aspen Glen cabin unit in 2017. Meals are served family style in Hoffman Hall. Girls will visit the Wishing Chair, explore the newly revitalized Blackbird Pond, do arts & crafts, visit our on-site observatory, and hike through Aspen Grove. Troops and families can also experience the adventure by attending one of our weekend camps with their girls or by renting the camp to have their own camp adventure.  

Camp Elliott Barker Overview

Below is an overview of programming and facilities at Camp Elliott Barker. Click this link to view a pdf of what Barker has to offer. 

Programming

With over five hundred acres of vast meadows, tall pines, and little ponds, Camp Elliott Barker offers a range of outdoor experiences.

  • Hiking: Miles of hiking offer access to sweeping vistas and forest discovery. Full trail maps are available from the camp ranger.
  • Archery Range: Targets and equipment are available for 4th grade campers and up.
  • Campfires: Beautifully situated just below Hoffman Hall, there is seating for 50 people a around a campfire circle. For a more intimate experience, gather around the fire circle in your outdoor unit.
  • Challenge Course: The challenge course is ideal for small or large groups, giving the participants teamwork and communication challenges.
  • High Ropes Course: With limited availability, your group can utilize the high ropes course with certified facilitators.
  • Horseback Riding: With limited availability, your group can arrange to horseback ride through the camp’s miles of horse trails.

Facility Descriptions

Aspen Glen. Aspen Glen is the cabin unit. There are 3 cabins with electricity and wood stoves, 6 beds in each. 5 cabins with no electricity or wood stoves, 8 beds in each. This is a rustic unit, with limited electricity and only non-potable water availability. This unit has porta potties. Aspen Glen has a fire circle and two picnic tables in the unit.  

Ponderosa. Ponderosa is the platform tent unit. There are 8 platform tents with 4 cots and mattresses in each. The counselor’s tent is identified by a corner post with a light that burns all night. Access to porta potties and running (non potable) water outside Hoffman Hall. Ponderosa has a unit shelter and a fire circle in the unit.

Camp Site Fees

Barker Camp Site Fees

  • Unit Capacity (the number of people allowed in a unit) is based on bed space and fire codes.
  • Weekend Rates: Friday night or Saturday night thru Sunday (the fee is the same for one night or all weekend).
  • Weekday Rates: per night for overnight reservations occurring Sunday night through Thursday night, or for full day use (over 4 hours) at camp.
  • Day Use fees are for visits of 4 hours or less. Day Use Participants joining a group, troop or encampment reserved areas for the day add $2.00 per person for additional participants of 10 or more at all facilities.
Camp Site Request Form

Download Barker Camp Site Request Form 

Submit completed form and deposit ($20 per sleeping unit, $50 for dining hall, non-refundable after confirmation) either by email to [email protected], by fax to 505-343-1050, or with check/money order payable to Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and mail to: Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Phone: 505-343-1040.

Map Of Camp Elliott Barker
Barker Trail Map 2018
Camping at Camp Elliott Barker

Welcome to the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Camp Elliott Barker! Our camp property provides a breath-taking backdrop for your use. This guide will provide helpful information for your stay. 

Whether it’s your first time camping, or your hundred-and-first, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails can’t wait to make your camp experience a great one.