Philmont Youth Trek 2025

Philmont Youth Trek

Philmont Scout Ranch is one of four BSA National High Adventure Bases.

The Shenandoah Area Council High Adventure Committee is in the initial planning stages for a Philmont Trek in the Summer of 2025.

Dates: Summer of 2025 (June 28 to July 10-12)

Where: Philmont Scout Ranch Cimarron, New Mexico

What: Base Camping at different locations at Philmont with day treks and other adventure opportunities.

Cost: Estimated at $2,850.00

Payment Schedule

Initial Deposit - Due with registration $200.00

2nd Payment - Due by February 16, 2024, $250.00

3rd Payment - Due by May 17, 2024, $250.00

4th Payment - Due by August 16, 2024, $250.00

5th Payment - Due by November 15, 2024, $625.00

6th Payment - Due by February 14, 2025, $625.00

7th Payment - Due by May 16, 2025, $650.00*

*Do not make the last payment early. This payment may go up/down depending on the final cost of transportation. The final payment amount will be announced by April 1, 2025.

**All participant deposits and payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another non-registered participant who replaces a canceled participant. Additionally, the application requires that all youth and adults abide by the specific policies of the event, and failure of any participant to adhere to those policies will serve as grounds to have their participation revoked (with no refund).

About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest National High Adventure Base. Born in 1938 as Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, Philmont has become a bustling center for high adventure and training. It covers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. Philmont has a unique history of ancient Native Americans who chipped petroglyphs into canyon walls, Spanish conquistadors, who explored the Southwest long before the first colonists arrived on the Atlantic coast, the rugged breed of mountain men such as Kit Carson, who blazed trails across this land, the great land barons like Lucien Maxwell who built ranches along the Santa Fe Trail and miners, loggers, and cowboys. All left their mark on Philmont.

Philmont Scout Ranch operates 35 staffed camps and 55 trail camps across the rugged terrain that ranges in elevation from 6,500 to 12,441 feet. More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and Advisors have experienced the adventure of Philmont since its first camping season in 1939. Most activities take place during the summer, but Philmont also offers programs during the offseason such as Autumn and Winter Adventure. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques and diligent wildlife and forestry conservation work has helped maintain Philmont's wilderness.

In addition to providing an unforgettable adventure in backpacking across miles of rugged, rocky trails, Philmont Scout Ranch offers programs that feature the best of the Old West - horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history - with exciting challenges for today such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and sport shooting. It's an unbeatable recipe for fast-paced fun in the outdoors.

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