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 Amy Boyle, 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.

Already a Member?

Check out some recently featured news, events and gear below. Or maybe read the blog or shop the store.

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…
Building HOmE. 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. Learn more…
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 Pledges 85.57% 85.57%
  • Building HOmE Receipts 77.95% 77.95%
  • 2019 Annual Fund 58.21% 58.21%

Recent Blog Posts

Announcing Our 2020 Board

National Officers Dr. Daniel Miller, President Denice Toney, VP Membership Bryan Delaney, VP Service Mitch Standard, VP Development Charlie Aldredge, Treasurer AnneMarie Pinkenburg, Secretary National Directors...

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2019 Silent Auction at the Reunion

2019 Silent Auction at the Reunion

The Biggerer and Betterer Silent Auction The Biggest & Best PSA Silent Auction at the PSA Annual Reunion will open Saturday morning, July 27 at 8:00 am and close in the afternoon at 4:30 pm. To make it the biggerer and betterer silent auction, we really need your...

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2019 PSA Summer Reunion at the PTC

2019 PSA Summer Reunion at the PTC

July 10-12 at the PTC. Come to the Philmont Training Center for the PSA’s summer reunion to meet some of the 1965 staff and hear their stories as we commemorate 50 years since that epic summer.

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