A large coin-operated laundry with washers and dryers is near your tent city and
open 24 hours a day. Soap is available at the Craft Lodge and the Tooth of Time
Traders. Change is available in the PTC Registration Office.
AT&T and Verizon cell towers are located near
PTC. Public telephones are in each tent city office and on the program office porch.
Incoming messages to the Training Center Office (575-376-2281) are delivered to your
tent city staff as soon as possible. Only emergency messages are delivered after 10
P.M. Sorry, but fax service is not available.
Wi-fi is offered in most areas throughout Philmont Training Center.
Your mailing address is:
Your Conference and Week
Philmont Training Center
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714
Proper addressing is important. Outgoing mail is picked up at about 10 A.M. from the
mailbox outside the Training Center registration office on Monday through Saturday.
Incoming mail is delivered to a mailbox in your tent city office. Postcards are for
sale in the trading post and the Villa gallery, and stamps are for sale at the PTC
Registration Office. Parcels should be shipped via U.S. mail, Federal Express, or UPS.
Other services do not deliver to Philmont. Do not rely on "next day" service; allow at
least one week.
Health and Safety
Philmont provides a full medical staff at Philmont's licensed infirmary in the north section of
the Camping Headquarters area. The infirmary has doctors, nurses, and medics on duty
around the clock for emergencies. Should you or your family need assistance, you can go
directly to the infirmary or contact the Training Center office.
Keep in mind that PTC is at 6,600 feet elevation. People coming from lower altitudes
may experience some discomfort at first. Humidity is low, so visitors should drink
plenty of water to avoid dehydration. People who are overweight, out of shape, or who
have health concerns should consult a physician before coming to Philmont. While the
conferences and family programs are not strenuous, some walking and physical activity
If you wish to share materials with other participants, please bring enough copies
for distribution. Philmont's copying service is very limited.
Forgotten personal items, gifts, and Philmont souvenirs are available at the
Tooth of Time Traders at Camping Headquarters. It is easy to spend a lot of
money there, as many Scouters who have been here before can attest. There is also an ATM on the Tooth of Time Trader's
premises for your convience.
The Bulletin Board
Watch the bulletin board! It is a great place to find out what is going on at PTC.
Family group schedules, sign-up sheets, and basic information about Philmont activities
are available. It is also a great place for far-flung families and friends to meet
before heading off to eat, hike, or tour.
Checking the bulliten board regularly helps you and your family in the know about
upcoming program activites and needs, as well as signups for other tours and events on
offer during your stay.
The bulletin board is immediately behind the PTC office on the Greensward.
Lost and Found
There are several locations for lost and found items. The first place to check is
your tent city office, then the Training Center Program and Services Office.
Chaplains from the Catholic, Latter-day Saints, Jewish, and Protestant faiths
conduct nightly services at the Camping Headquarters area and are available to care for
the spiritual needs of individuals and families upon request. A non-denominational
service will be held at PTC on Sunday evening in the PTC chapel.