Philmont Individual Treks


Want to come to Philmont but don't have a crew? Have you been to Philmont before, but can't get enough of Philmont's backcountry? Do you have a child who is in either of those situations? Whatever the case may be, there's one easy solution: individual treks. Participants sign up for individual treks on their own, and their crew is the organized by Philmont staff, who also serve as the leadership for the treks. Individual treks have specific themes and last for varying amounts of time

  • Order of the Arrow Trail Crew (OATC) is a 14-day individual program that brings Arrowmen together from across the country for a week of trail building followed by a week of trek program. It focuses on the tenants of the Order of the Arrow: brotherhood, cheerfulness and service. 

  • Ranch Hands is a 16-day program for Scouts and Venturers who have knowledge of horsemanship and horse care. For 8 days, they work with the Wrangler department and Philmont's horses, and then they embark on an 8-day cavalcade.

  • Rayado is a 20-day trek for those who want to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. The program is known for developing outdoor leadership, problem solving and advanced outdoor skills.

  • Roving Outdoor Conservation School (ROCS) is a 21-day experience for individuals that combines unique conservation work with field lessons and guest speakers that help participants understand the environment that makes Philmont special.

  • STEM Trek is offered in 7 day and 12 day sessions. It is meant to give participants an up-close look at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math behind Philmont’s most popular programs. 

  • Trail Crew Trek (TCT) is a 14-day program that consists of seven days of trail construction followed by seven days of trek. TCT is designed to develop leadership skills and prepare participants to plan conservation projects in their communities.


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