Philmont and the Order of the Arrow are excited to offer OA PhilBreak 2020. This event will consist of a full week preparing Philmont for the 2020 camping season. In the summer of 2018, 27,000 acres of Philmont were damaged in the Ute Park Fire. Over 57 miles of backcountry trails, 21 trail camps and 5 staffed camp areas were impacted. The Philmont Conservation Department began more aggressive timber thinning projects in strategic areas of the Ranch. PhilBreak volunteers have the opportunity to assist Conservation Staff with these projects and leave a safer Philmont for the thousands of participants that the Ranch welcomes every summer. Participants will live in Base Camp during the work week, and all meals will be provided.
There are four sessions available: February 29-March 7, March 7-14, March 14-21, and March 21-28. The cost is only $105; note, this does not include travel arrangements. The registration deadline is TBD.
Participants are required to be registered with the BSA and a member of the Order of the Arrow. This program is available to Order of the Arrow members 16 years old and above. (Yes, adults, too!) The minimum age is 16 years by date of participation.
For information or to register, go to https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmonttreks/secondseasonprograms/philbreak/