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 Denice Toney, 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 Pledged 87.87% 87.87%
  • Building HOmE Given 81.78% 81.78%
  • 2020 Annual Fund 25.00% 25.00%

Recent Blog Posts

2020 Volunteer Vacation

2020 Volunteer Vacation

      The Trail to Cito peak—Year 5 We’re up on the side of the mountain now. The views are so spectacular - you won’t even notice the work. And, the price for an entire week at Philmont in the Backcountry has been cut in half! It can’t get much better....

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Zachary Donahoe Joins the PSA Office

Zachary Donahoe Joins the PSA Office

Join the PSA Board of Directors in welcoming Zachary Donahoe as our new full-time PSA Office Manager! He will be working with the Executive Director coordinating day-to-day business with membership services and merchandise sales.

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2020 PSA Summer Trek: Back to the Backcountry

2020 PSA Summer Trek: Back to the Backcountry

After painfully sitting out the canceled 2018 season, PSA Trekkers triumphantly journeyed HOmE in 2019. PSA Crews returned to Philmont’s beloved Backcountry and also began exploring the new land being shared with Philmont by its ranching neighbors. The treks were fantastic. Weather was great. And countless new Philmont memories were created.

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