The summer of 1965 was one that left its mark on Philmont history. The June flood washed away Fish Camp and wrecked the Rayado Canyon. There are many heroic tales as a result of this natural disaster. 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.
The Philmont Staff Association’s 2015 Summer Reunion will be held on the weekend of July 10-12 at the Philmont Training Center (PTC). You and your family are invited to participate in a weekend of activities, service, fellowship, and sharing memories. The Philmont Training Center is the perfect venue for our reunion. The facilities at PTC are first class. Tents are large two-person wall canvas on wooden or concrete floors with electricity, lighting, a wardrobe, and two twin beds. Each tent city has restrooms and family shower houses with hot water. There is also a Laundromat on the PTC campus. So, bring the family to the reunion as part of your summer vacation.
Some of the activities for the weekend include: day hikes (including the Tooth of Time), a conservation service project, campfire programs, tours of the Villa Philmonte, talks from members of the 1965 staff about the flood, and the Silent Auction. The Philmont Museum will be open and a “must see” on your weekend agenda. There will also be a reception for 1965 Rangers, hosted by Denny Dubois.
The Rabbi Zeke Palnick Porch Talk and ice cream social will be on Friday evening. The PSA’s Annual Business Meeting will be on the schedule during the weekend, too. The Philmont Training Center staff will offer programs for children as part of the reunion. There will be pony rides, shooting sports, crafts, games, and more for our future Philstaffers to do while adults participate in other activities.
Registration fees for the reunion are: $100 per adult and youth ages 12 and older, and $30 per child up to age 12. This is the best value available to experience Philmont, our HOmE. Check-in will begin on Friday at 1:00pm. There will be activities available to participants on Friday afternoon. So, plan to arrive Friday early afternoon.