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
The Philmont Training Center offers spacious wall tents for all of its participants. Each tent has windows, 1 set of power outlets, 2 cots, a chair, and a light.
Philmont’s spectacular shower houses are made up of self-contained private stalls. Each room has a shower, a sink, a mirror, and a toilet. There are 4 main shower houses, 2 in each Tent City. Each Tent City also has larger Family showers to help those with small children.
Located next to the Craft center, the PTC has a large coin-operated laundry, with washers and dryers. Open 24 hours a day, soap is available at the Craft Center and the Tooth of Time Traders. There is a change machine inside.
Forgotten personal items, gifts, and Philmont souvenirs are available at the
Tooth of Time Traders at Camping Headquarters. An ATM is onsite for your convenience.
Participant/Faculty Mail should be addressed to:
Your Conference and Week
Philmont Training Center
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714
Outgoing mail is picked up at about 10 A.M. from the
mailbox outside the Training Center registration office on Monday through Saturday.
During the summer, incoming mail is delivered to a mailbox in your tent city office. Postcards are for
sale at the Tooth of Time Traders and the Seton Memorial Library, 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.
AT&T and Verizon cell towers are located near
the 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. Faxing services are not available.
Wi-fi is offered in most areas throughout Philmont Training Center.
If you wish to share materials with other participants, please bring enough copies
for distribution. Philmont's copying service is very limited.
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.
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 families and friends to meet
before heading off to eat, hike, or tour.
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.