Camp Elliott Barker

Camp Elliott Barker One of two properties owned by the Girl Scouts of NM Trails, Elliott Barker summer camps focus on high adventure activities (ropes course, rafting, etc).
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Camp Elliott Barker is located in the beautiful Moreno Valley, at the base of Palo Flechado Pass, 26 miles east of Taos, New Mexico. The Carson National Forest, Angel Fire Resort, and the village of Angel Fire are the camp’s nearby neighbors. Camp Elliott Barker is a high-altitude retreat, with elevations ranging from 8,680 feet on the western edge to 8,350 feet on the eastern meadows. One of the oldest log homes in the Moreno Valley stands on camp property and is still used today as the camp ranger’s residence. The oldest working bard in the entire valley is also on site and is used to house horses year round. In December of 1962, a tract of 536 acres of land was purchased by the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council. The site had been located by a search committee headed by Elliott Barker, a renowned New Mexico conversationalist. The land was purchased using proceeds from Girl Scout cookie sales. In 1963, the camp opened as “Girl Scout Camp near Eagle Nest”. It wasn’t until 1975 that the camp received a real name, Camp Elliott Barker.

Mission: Empower girls and help them become G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders) through outdoor education and adventure activities.

Girl Scouts of NM Trails’ offices will be closed 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18th for our annual staff holid...
12/16/2019

Girl Scouts of NM Trails’ offices will be closed 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18th for our annual staff holiday gathering. We’ll reopen again on Thursday, December 19th at 8 a.m.

We will also be closed Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1 for our holiday break/office closure, opening on Thursday, January 2, 2020, for regular business hours.

"The level of responsibility necessary to be a camp counsellor is often undermined by the image of camp that pops into a...
12/10/2019
American Camp Association

"The level of responsibility necessary to be a camp counsellor is often undermined by the image of camp that pops into an employer’s mind when they see it on a resume...Skills learned at camp include personal development, confidence, emotional intelligence, social integration and citizenship, and environmental awareness."

"The role of camp counselor qualifies as a bona fide summer job—the kind a post-secondary graduate should be proud to have on their resume." -Cohen
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It's #givingtuesday! To find out how you can help camp, visit our website. We keep an updated list of donation needs, ou...
12/03/2019

It's #givingtuesday!

To find out how you can help camp, visit our website. We keep an updated list of donation needs, our Amazon wishlist, and other ways that you can #giveback to camp through volunteer hours or monetary gifts.

https://www.nmgirlscouts.org/en/camp/our-camps.html

**Volunteer Opportunity**Because this is the first time we're offering an adult only event like this at camp we want to ...
12/02/2019
Alumni Camp Activity Volunteers June 12 -14 , 2020

**Volunteer Opportunity**

Because this is the first time we're offering an adult only event like this at camp we want to make it special by providing unique activity options that are geared towards adults. We're excited to see what people are interested in doing! Classic camp activities or something more?

Activities are not set yet, we'll have a more concrete scheduled by Mid April. Right now we're looking for ideas for more adult focused activities that people are interested in participating in or leading. We will have regular camp staff to teach horseback riding, archery, hikes, outdoor cooking, etc.

Camp is happy to provide some materials within reason. This must be discussed and agreed upon prior to any materials being purchased.

Confirmed volunteers are eligible to receive a $15 discount for their registration. The Camp Director will contact you to confirm your participation and issue the discount. The discount must be applied BEFORE your submit your registration.

https://forms.gle/hDVsMoo7utLQvsG98

Thank you for choosing to volunteer at one of our Alumni camps this summer! We're extremely excited to have your help and/or suggestions :) Because this is the first time we're offering an adult only event like this at camp we want to make it special by providing unique activity options that are gea...

11/20/2019

Camp Trading Post!

What were your favorite items to buy at the camp trading post and what are your current girls' favorite or most wished for items?

The busy holiday season is upon us but don't forget about Winter Camps to get a nice, relaxing weekend away from the cit...
10/23/2019
12/20 - Snowed In @ Barker

The busy holiday season is upon us but don't forget about Winter Camps to get a nice, relaxing weekend away from the city!

There are still spaces for the Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador weekend at Rancho Dec 6-8 and the Daisy/Brownie/Junior weekend at Barker Dec 20-22.

Registration deadlines are 2-3 weeks out from the event to allow time for scheduling so make sure to register on time to get your vote for activities in.

https://www.nmgirlscouts.org/en/events-repository/2019/_12_6_snowed_in_ranc.html

https://www.nmgirlscouts.org/en/events-repository/2019/_12_20_snowed_in_bar.html

Pack your heavy jackets and head to camp for a weekend of winter fun! If the weather cooperates we will be building snowmen, sledding, team building on the snowball field, and more! Indoor crafts, hikes, and other classic camp activities will be enjoyed by all.  We'll be sleeping on mattresses in t...

10/16/2019

What are your favorite trails to hike? Where are they? How would you rate their difficulty on a scale of 1-5 (1 = easy, 5 = difficult)?

Summer Camp 2019
09/18/2019

Summer Camp 2019

Hello all! Now that camp is over we're looking towards 2020. Want to help us with the program book? Click this link and ...
09/03/2019
2020 Camp Suggestions

Hello all!

Now that camp is over we're looking towards 2020.

Want to help us with the program book? Click this link and answer just two questions to share your input!

https://forms.gle/uw6vHrLBJ47fMnDT7

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to help us improve programming at camp for summer 2020. Please share this so that we can get as much feedback as possible :)

08/02/2019

The very last bus of the summer has left camp and is on its way to Albuquerque! Thank you for spending an unforgettable summer with us :D

08/01/2019

Hello campers and parents of campers!

We would love if you shared your favorite photos and memories from this summer with us so that we can include them in next year's camp book and other marketing materials.

Please comment pictures and stories below or email to [email protected]!!

Thank you for spending an amazing summer with us! 😍 💖😎

07/28/2019

The second to last bus of the summer has arrived safely at camp!

07/26/2019

The session 6 bus has left Barker and is headed for its stops in Espanola, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque.

07/22/2019

Hi all! Wifi has been down at camp (I'm posting from Rancho). The bus did arrive safely about 400 pm and session 6 is off to a great start.

07/14/2019

The bus has arrived safely at camp!

07/12/2019

Thanks for sending your campers on the Barker bus! It has arrived safely at Albuquerque ❤️

07/12/2019

Thanks for sending your campers on the Barker bus! It has arrived safely at Albuquerque ❤️

07/07/2019

Toot toot! The bus has arrived at camp 🚍

07/07/2019

Toot toot! The bus has arrived at camp 🚍

07/03/2019

Happy 4th of July! The bus has arrived at the Albuquerque council office.

06/30/2019

The bus is safely arrived!

06/28/2019

As of 317 pm the bus has arrived at Council in Albuquerque :)

06/28/2019

The bus rolled out of Camp promptly at 1105, see you soon parents!

06/23/2019

The Unit Leaders oversee the direction, supervision, and organization of campers (via the unit counselors) in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes. Unit Leaders directly supervise 2-4 Unit Counselors and aid in program planning, and general supervision. Group leadership, youth development experience and program development skills needed. Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned. Wilderness First Aid certification desired. Will be assigned to a living unit and is responsible for all staff in that living unit. Duties concerning those staff vary based on their job descriptions and will be elaborated on at staff training.

Minimum age: 21

Work Dates: May 20 - Aug 7

Apply online!
https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

06/23/2019

Working in our riding stables, riding staff/wranglers are responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive horseback riding program that is safe, fun and appropriate for campers’ ages and abilities. Riding staff are also responsible for the care of the horses and burros. Must be able to catch, groom, tack, mount, and ride proficiently at the walk and trot at a minimum. Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and start by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in other camp activities as assigned. May be assigned to units as needed for coverage and supervision.

Minimum age: 16

Work Dates: May 20 - Aug 7

Apply online!
https://goo.gl/forms/66Lj5zIPgygJMKkd2

06/23/2019

The Unit Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. Assist the Unit Leaders in planning and coordinating the campers time based on the Camp Program Book. Responsible for teaching and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills (personal hygiene, interpersonal skills, etc). Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes. Group leadership, youth development experience and program development skills gained through hands on learning. Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.

Minimum age: 18

Work Dates: May 28 - Aug 7

Apply online!
https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

And that's a wrap on session 1 of resident camp! Thank you to everyone that joined us this week, we had so much fun with...
06/14/2019

And that's a wrap on session 1 of resident camp! Thank you to everyone that joined us this week, we had so much fun with you!

Wrapped up all staff training with a cook out (that would've been an overnight if the weather would get it's act togethe...
06/04/2019

Wrapped up all staff training with a cook out (that would've been an overnight if the weather would get it's act together!) It's was bittersweet when the Rancho staff headed to their camp but we've still got more work to do before girls get here!

05/31/2019

Working in our riding stables, riding staff/wranglers are responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive horseback riding program that is safe, fun and appropriate for campers’ ages and abilities. Riding staff are also responsible for the care of the horses and burros. Must be able to catch, groom, tack, mount, and ride proficiently at the walk and trot at a minimum. Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and start by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in other camp activities as assigned. May be assigned to units as needed for coverage and supervision.

Minimum age: 16

Work Dates: May 20 - Aug 7

Apply online!
https://goo.gl/forms/66Lj5zIPgygJMKkd2

05/31/2019

The Unit Leaders oversee the direction, supervision, and organization of campers (via the unit counselors) in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes. Unit Leaders directly supervise 2-4 Unit Counselors and aid in program planning, and general supervision. Group leadership, youth development experience and program development skills needed. Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned. Wilderness First Aid certification desired. Will be assigned to a living unit and is responsible for all staff in that living unit. Duties concerning those staff vary based on their job descriptions and will be elaborated on at staff training.

Minimum age: 21

Work Dates: May 20 - Aug 7

Apply online!
https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

05/31/2019

The Unit Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. Assist the Unit Leaders in planning and coordinating the campers time based on the Camp Program Book. Responsible for teaching and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills (personal hygiene, interpersonal skills, etc). Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes. Group leadership, youth development experience and program development skills gained through hands on learning. Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired. Promote high standards in all aspects of the camp program. Serve as a role model to campers and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.

Minimum age: 18

Work Dates: May 28 - Aug 7

Apply online!
https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

Day 1 of staff training, let's do this!
05/28/2019

Day 1 of staff training, let's do this!

Hi I’m R. I’m the program director at Barker and come all the way from Gloucestershire England. This will be my 4th summ...
05/25/2019

Hi I’m R. I’m the program director at Barker and come all the way from Gloucestershire England. This will be my 4th summer working with GSMNT and I’m very excited for the upcoming summer xx

This is Dory. They've been in Girl Scouts for 12 years and have been working at camp for 3. They're super excited to ret...
05/25/2019

This is Dory. They've been in Girl Scouts for 12 years and have been working at camp for 3. They're super excited to return to Barker as a counselor.

Hi, I’m Yonder! This will be my third summer as Aquatics Director at Camp Elliott Barker. I live in Angel Fire and hope ...
05/24/2019

Hi, I’m Yonder! This will be my third summer as Aquatics Director at Camp Elliott Barker. I live in Angel Fire and hope you come to love it as much as I do! See you at camp!

My name is Panda and I will be a lifeguard at Elliott Barker this summer! This is my 2nd summer being on staff but i’ve ...
05/24/2019

My name is Panda and I will be a lifeguard at Elliott Barker this summer! This is my 2nd summer being on staff but i’ve been going to camp since I was 8 years old(12 years). Camp is like a second home for me and I can’t wait to make plenty more memories with everyone this summer!

Abby Sharpless, aka “Storm”. I love horses, writing, and my friends. I’ll be starting college in the fall, and am lookin...
05/20/2019

Abby Sharpless, aka “Storm”. I love horses, writing, and my friends. I’ll be starting college in the fall, and am looking forward to beginning a new chapter. I’m clumsy, goofy, and a Ravenclaw.

I'm Kindle. I'm one of the assistant directors at Camp Elliott Barker. I'm new to GSNMT but I've been working at camps f...
05/20/2019

I'm Kindle. I'm one of the assistant directors at Camp Elliott Barker. I'm new to GSNMT but I've been working at camps for the last six summers.

Hi I am Laura (Darlin') and I am the Equine Program Director at Barker this year!  I spent many years as a troop leader ...
05/18/2019

Hi I am Laura (Darlin') and I am the Equine Program Director at Barker this year! I spent many years as a troop leader and taking the girls to troop camp and I always wanted to work at camp (because it was SO fun!). This summer is a dream come true! My horse Penny and I are looking forward to the summer horse adventures! ❤🐴

Hello! My name is Smile, as you can tell I love to smile, but most importantly to make others happy, I’m always looking ...
05/17/2019

Hello! My name is Smile, as you can tell I love to smile, but most importantly to make others happy, I’m always looking to have a positive attitude and make an impact in those surrounding me. Can’t wait for this summer to start!

My name is Hazel, I’m 22 and I’m a unit leader at Camp Elliott Barker this summer. This is my fifth summer at camp and I...
05/16/2019

My name is Hazel, I’m 22 and I’m a unit leader at Camp Elliott Barker this summer. This is my fifth summer at camp and I can’t wait to meet all the new faces and see all of the old. Helping young girls cultivate what makes them happy is one of my favorite parts about camp.

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