The Philmont Staff Association

Who can join?

Seasonal Staff

If you are a current or former seasonal staff member of Philmont you can…


PTC Instructor

If you are a current or former PTC instructor, host or facilitator you can…



If you were an instructor at Philmont for NJLIC or NAYLE Staff you can…


Double H Staff

If you are a former seasonal staff member of the Double H you can…


Not sure if you fit into any of those categories, contact Colleen Nutter,VP-Membership.

Benefits of Membership

Member Directory

Get in touch with other members of the PSA or locate your former tent mate to send them a holiday card.

High Country

Receive our award-winning High Country magazine in digital or paper format at least six times a year. Special editions too!

Reunions and Treks

Participate in our annual reunion at Philmont. Trek the backcountry in the summer and fall. And attend local reunions.


Cast your vote for our governing board every three years and even run for a position yourself.


Up to 3 years after
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Multi-year Discounts
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All Staff in Family
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Check out some recently featured news, events and gear below. Or maybe read the blog or shop the store.

Building HOmE: The PSA Office and Philmont Museum Expansion Project

The Philmont Ranch Committee and Philmont management have invited us to construct our own standalone PSA office building as part of their Philmont Museum Expansion.

Hike On!

2016 PSA Summer Trek: Wilderness First Aid Certification

Getting certified in Wilderness First Aid can be a challenge—it is sometimes hard to find an available course.

Find a course

2016 Dayton Reunion

August 12-13 around Dayton. Meet and greet Friday. Air Force Museum, picnic and Germanfest Saturday. Breakfast Sunday.

Dayton detail...

Ways The PSA Supports Philmont Staff

The Annual Fund was started in 1999 to give our members an avenue to provide direct financial support to the Philmont Staff Association and its mission. Our support of Philmont, the seasonal staff, and the wilderness adventure depends on the success of the Annual Fund. Give today…

Few places have mastered the leadership skills that have made Philmont such a success. A professional staff second to none, an intensely committed cadre of volunteers, and a corps of current and former staff work as partners, leveraging each other’s talents into a dynamic operation delivering wilderness adventures that last a lifetime.

Another season at Philmont is right around the corner, and again I bring my request for former staffers to volunteer to befriend a staff group at Philmont this summer. Hiring is nearly complete, camps and trails are being prepared, and the winter moisture is being assessed. Learn more…
Our Rayado scholarships have been around since our founding in 1973. But over the years we’ve expanded our giving to include individual ROCS, Trail Crew Trek, OA Trail Crew, and STEM treks as well as college tuition for returning seasonal staff. Learn more…
  • Building HOmE 23.7%
  • 2015 President’s Circle 100%

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Recent Blog Posts

2016 PSA Amigos

This listing is updated regularly, but not instantly. Please understand that a department, training crew or camp may no longer be available even though it is listed as available below. Nancy Coleman ( will contact you regarding your selection.

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2016 Autumn Adventure Trek

See Philmont from a different perspective than the hustle and bustle of the summer that you experienced while being on staff, enjoy the stillness and serenity of the Philmont backcountry, backpack through the golden aspens and listen for bugling elk.

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Announcing Executive Director Dollie McDonald O’Neill

The PSA would like to announce the selection of Dollie O’Neill as our newest Executive Director. We welcome her, and look forward to many years supporting Philmont by supporting the Philmont staff. Dollie graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville... read more