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).

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

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

Operating as usual

Thank you to everyone that came out and helped us close up camp at Fall Clean this past weekend. Save the date for Sprin...
10/05/2021

Thank you to everyone that came out and helped us close up camp at Fall Clean this past weekend. Save the date for Spring Clean May 7 - 8, 2022!

06/21/2021

The Day Camp Coordinator is a temporary, seasonal position responsible for the smooth, onsite facilitation of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trail’s day camp. Their job duties will include: schedule creation, management, and support of Day Camp Counselors (6), oversee and be physically present for onsite operations 7:15 am – 6:00 pm, oversee daily clean up and sanitation of program areas (and assist Day Camp Counselors in cleaning and trash removal), maintain alignment with GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints and CDC guidelines, review supplies and submit supply requests in a timely manner, conduct daily and weekly staff meetings, submit daily email reports to the Camp Director, manage Day Camp volunteers, keep neat and organized files, follow all written camp procedures and processes, and keep a calm and level head in emergency situations in order to follow Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trail’s emergency procedures.

This position is great for anyone that is interested in outdoor education, administration & team management, organized summer camps, childcare, education, psychology, parks & recreation, or program development & management!

Applicants must apply through the online application: https://forms.office.com/r/jdt2b4rBpc

Program runs Mon - Fri on the weeks listed below. The Day Camp Coordinator will also work a flexible schedule between weeks for planning and preparation not to exceed 2 additional weeks. Compensation is $400/week (on weeks where a full week is not worked pay will be prorated to a daily rate of $57.50).

Training and HR Onboarding: Dates TBD, but will be 2 - 4 days within the first two weeks of June (June 1 - 11)
• Week 1: June 14 - June 18
• Week 2: June 28 - July 2
• Week 3: July 12 - July 16
• Week 4: July 26 - July 30

Minimum Requirements: At least two (2) years experience managing a team of 4+ individuals. Experience in organized summer camps (day or resident), ability to plan, organize and implement programs, experience working with volunteers, and ability to read and interpret instructions and complete forms and reports.. Must be 21 years or older by June 13 to apply.

Knowledge of Girl Scout program and American Camp Association 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.

06/21/2021

Day Camp Counselors are responsible for the direct care and program facilitation for campers in grades Kinder - 6th grade. This position is great for anyone that is interested in childcare, education, psychology, outdoor recreation, or program development!

This is a 35 hr/wk position that is every other week at $11/hr. Applicants must apply through the online application: https://forms.office.com/r/jdt2b4rBpc

Program runs Mon - Fri on the weeks listed below. Staff will work one of two shifts: (A) 7:15 am - 2:15 pm or (B) 10:45 am - 5:45 pm.

Training and HR Onboarding: Dates TBD, but will be 2 - 4 days within the first two weeks of June (June 1 - 11)
Week 1: June 14 - June 18
Week 2: June 28 - July 2
Week 3: July 12 - July 16
Week 4: July 26 - July 30

Minimum Requirements: We ask only that you are open minded, willing to learn, dedicated to teaching and empowering girls, and adaptable. Must be 18 years or older by June 13 to apply.

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.

Camp Staff 2021 at the Rancho del Chaparral property- we'll take another after we move to Barker and gain our July only ...
06/21/2021

Camp Staff 2021 at the Rancho del Chaparral property- we'll take another after we move to Barker and gain our July only staff (horses, nurse, and waterfront).

We're doing a half and half summer and will be moving the whole staff to Barker at the beginning of next week!

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06/21/2021

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As the first week of resident camp draws to a close, we can't help but rejoice that we are able to offer this amazing, character-building, and rewarding experience for girls in New Mexico!

Girl Scout camp is not only about gaining outdoor skills and friendship, but it's also about giving girls a safe space to discover who they are, explore the world around them, and prepare for their next adventure!

Spaces are still available this summer. Learn more at nmgirlscouts.org/camp

05/12/2021

Hi everyone!

We're still looking for physical donations of the following items. Please clean items before donating, any amount of them is welcome year round (even if it makes my office look like a pack rat hole)! ❤

- mason jars or other glass jars with lids (pasta sauce size)
- pill or film bottles with lids (labels removed)
- patterned and colored paper and cardstock ("scraps" accepted!)
- kid friendly magazines and newspapers
- brown paper bags with handles (grocery store size)
- candle wax (wax melts, chunks, etc)
- camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, pads, cooking supplies, stoves, anything)
- f***y packs/bum bags and school sized backpacks
- 5 gallon buckets
- sponges
- plastic placemats and table clothes
- chalk (skinny and thick)
- toilet paper and paper towel rolls (empty)
- empty plastic soda containers (all sizes, will also take full and feed to staff before using haha)
- tuna/chicken/salmon tins (for buddy burners)
- measuring spoons, cups, etc (mismatched is fine)
- coffee mugs (any size, shape, color)

05/03/2021

There are still spaces available at our two iconic Girl Scout camps, Camp Elliott Barker in Angel Fire & Rancho del Chaparral near Cuba, as well as a new day camp at our Albuquerque headquarters, for this summer! Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, spaces are limited, so be sure to grab your spot TODAY!

Register: https://www.nmgirlscouts.org/camp

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Even if you don't have a girl attending camp this summer, please consider a tax-deductible gift to support campers on their Leadership Journey at Rancho de Chaparral and Camp Elliott Barker. The financial impact of Covid-19 is still being felt, and expenses at the camps are high. Would you help us keep costs down by supporting our camp needs this year? Thank you for making this her best summer ever!

https://form.jotform.com/210875161668058

05/03/2021

We're still hiring! Please share with family and friends.

Resident (overnight) Summer Camp:
- Wranglers (June 29 - Aug 7, 18+)
- Health Supervisor (21+, can work one week at a time, half summer {May 20 - June 27}, minimum EMT or WFR license required, CNA/RN preferred)
- Unit Leaders (May 20 - Aug 7, 21+)
- Kitchen Assistant (May 21 - June 27, 16+)

Access the application and view work dates here: https://forms.gle/ke3k5YAUd3Hgex2o7

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04/29/2021

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Each box of Girl Scouts Cookies you donate will be delivered to heroes working to make their communities a better place. Just tell us how many boxes you'd like to donate and where you'd like them delivered, and we'll make sure your Hometown Heroes receive a tasty treat on your behalf! NMGirlScouts.org/HometownHeroes

03/30/2021

Must apply through our online application and complete all screening questions. Please read all instructions thoroughly. Once that is received we'll reach out to set up an interview (at this time all interviews will be via zoom). Interviews will begin in February.

https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

The Health Supervisor is responsible for providing physical, emotional, and mental health and safety services to campers and staff. Tasks will include taking care of sick campers, managing and distributing daily and as needed medication, keeping an organized health center, administering emergency first aid, performing daily/weekly checks of living units (for cleanliness, etc), supporting and guiding staff through high stress situations, working with the admin team on staff and camper behavior, completing daily and weekly paperwork, and assisting in other daily programming as assigned by the Admin Team. This is a Barker only (half summer) position.

Minimum license, must be current: EMT-B, EMT-P, WFR; CNA, LVN, or RN preferred - current nursing students considered.

Minimum age: 21

Work Dates: May 13 & 14, 2021; May 17, 2021 - August 21, 2021

Staff must live onsite at the camp property for the duration of employment. Room and board is provided.

Applicants that do not complete the online application and screening questions will not be considered.

We're still hiring! Please share with family and friends.Resident (overnight) Summer Camp:- Equestrian Director (late Ju...
03/30/2021

We're still hiring! Please share with family and friends.

Resident (overnight) Summer Camp:
- Equestrian Director (late June - early Aug only, 21+)
- Wranglers (late June - early Aug only, 18+)
- Health Supervisor (21+, can work one week at a time, half summer, or full summer, minimum EMT license required, CNA/RN preferred)
- Unit Leaders (21+)
- Unit Counselors (18+)
- Kitchen Assistants (16+)

Access the application and view work dates here: https://forms.gle/ke3k5YAUd3Hgex2o7

REGISTRATION FOR CAMPS IS COMING SOON!!!

We're still hiring! Please share with family and friends.

Resident (overnight) Summer Camp:
- Equestrian Director (late June - early Aug only, 21+)
- Wranglers (late June - early Aug only, 18+)
- Health Supervisor (21+, can work one week at a time, half summer, or full summer, minimum EMT license required, CNA/RN preferred)
- Unit Leaders (21+)
- Unit Counselors (18+)
- Kitchen Assistants (16+)

Access the application and view work dates here: https://forms.gle/ke3k5YAUd3Hgex2o7

REGISTRATION FOR CAMPS IS COMING SOON!!!

03/08/2021

Must apply through our online application and complete all screening questions. Please read all instructions thoroughly. Once that is received we'll reach out to set up an interview (at this time all interviews will be via zoom). Interviews will begin in February.

https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

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 (by May 17, 2021): 18

Work Dates: May 17, 2021 - August 12, 2021

Staff must live onsite at the camp property for the duration of employment. Room and board is provided.

Applicants that do not complete the online application and screening questions will not be considered.

03/08/2021

Must apply through our online application and complete all screening questions. Please read all instructions thoroughly. Once that is received we'll reach out to set up an interview (at this time all interviews will be via zoom). Interviews will begin in February.

https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

This is a supervisor position. 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 13 & 14, 2021; May 17, 2021 - August 12, 2021

Staff must live onsite at the camp property for the duration of employment. Room and board is provided.

Applicants that do not complete the online application and screening questions will not be considered.

03/08/2021

Must apply through our online application and complete all screening questions. Please read all instructions thoroughly. Once that is received we'll reach out to set up an interview (at this time all interviews will be via zoom). Interviews will begin in February.

https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

Minimum Requirements: 5+ years continuous horseback riding and stable or herd management experience.

Description: 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. May be assigned to units as needed for coverage and supervision.

Minimum age: 17

Work Dates: May 17, 2021 - August 12, 2021

Staff must live onsite at the camp property for the duration of employment. Room and board is provided.

Applicants that do not complete the online application and screening questions will not be considered.

02/04/2021

Must apply through our online application and complete all screening questions. Please read all instructions thoroughly. Once that is received we'll reach out to set up an interview (at this time all interviews will be via zoom). Interviews will begin in February.

https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

The Program Specialist-Lifeguard will work closely with the Aquatics Supervisor to aid with on- and off-site canoeing programming. Will act as a lifeguard for all aquatic activities and as a program specialist in other areas of camp as assigned. 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. Will be assigned to a unit for coverage, supervision, and additional support of Unit Counselors.

Requires: Red Cross, YMCA, or equivalent lifeguard certification (let us know if you’re not currently certified and would like to become certified)

Minimum age: 16

Work Dates: June 29, 2021 - August 12, 2021

Staff must live onsite at the camp property for the duration of employment. Room and board is provided.

Applicants that do not complete the online application and screening questions will not be considered.

02/04/2021

Must apply through our online application and complete all screening questions. Please read all instructions thoroughly. Once that is received we'll reach out to set up an interview (at this time all interviews will be via zoom). Interviews will begin in February.

https://goo.gl/forms/4OMlkDnE0DjrrmF52

The Health Supervisor is responsible for providing physical, emotional, and mental health and safety services to campers and staff. Tasks will include taking care of sick campers, managing and distributing daily and as needed medication, keeping an organized health center, administering emergency first aid, performing daily/weekly checks of living units (for cleanliness, etc), supporting and guiding staff through high stress situations, working with the admin team on staff and camper behavior, completing daily and weekly paperwork, and assisting in other daily programming as assigned by the Admin Team. This is a Barker only (half summer) position.

Minimum license, must be current: EMT-B, EMT-P, WFR; CNA, LVN, or RN preferred - current nursing students considered.

Minimum age: 21

Work Dates: May 13 & 14, 2021; May 17, 2021 - August 21, 2021

Staff must live onsite at the camp property for the duration of employment. Room and board is provided.

Applicants that do not complete the online application and screening questions will not be considered.

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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 when not in use as a high adventure summer camp; the property has 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 barn in the entire valley is also on site and is used as the base of operations for the horse program in the summer and during the winter for anyone who needs to board their horses in our pasture and store their tack. 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.

The camp is still in use seasonally as a Girl Scout summer camp that is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails (GSNMT). Girls can come to camp and participate in classic activities such as crafts, games, singing songs, going and hikes, and overnight camping. In addition, Camp Elliott Barker is the the “High Adventure” camp of two properties owned by GSNMT. Girls are able to participate in a low and high ropes course, canoeing, archery, horseback riding, rafting on the Rio Grande, and rock climbing. All of the camps that are offered at Camp Elliott Barker are open to girls in Girl Scouting and those that are not. Counselors come from all over the state of New Mexico, across the country, and from international exchange agencies to help empower the G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders) of today and tomorrow.

In the ‘off season’ for summer camps the property is also available for rentals. Individuals or groups can rent cabins, barn space, the dining, hall or the kitchen. Our cabin unit boasts 6 units with electricity and wood stoves for winter heating; they are also winterized with glass windows. The cabin unit it also home to our brand new (installed in 2017) bathroom and shower facility.

We are currently in the middle of a capital campaign to raise funds for a shiny, new “Welcome and Retreat Center”. This new building will sit facing the beautiful Moreno valley and serve as building space that was seriously lacking previously. The uses of the building will include: some staff housing to make room for more girls, an executive office for camp administrative staff, an infirmary, additional kitchen and dining space, and as an off season rental for groups.

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I need to contact the person in charge of the camp, the top person in charge. Please provide the contact information asap. My daughter got off the bus with an injured ankle,, that was injured on Wednesday, today is Friday. None of the counselors on the bus provided the information, even though they knew about the injury. Not one person from camp leadership or organization, bus counselors or anyone called me or her mother about the injury. We learned of the injury from our daughter two days after the injury. Please provide me with the contact information for the person in charge of the camp asap. I will also, email the camp. Thank you.
Really missing this place, totally having a run of FOMO. Can we have a reunion weekend next year?
Troop 10471 will see you this weekend!