2010 PSA Reunion & Colfax Colloquium

The 2010 Philmont Staff Association (PSA) Reunion will be a week-long conference hosted by the Philmont Training Center (PTC). This unique experience was last done in 2005, and it was a raging success. The date for the reunion is July 25-31, 2010. Since our reunion will be at PTC, this will be an ideal venue for your family vacation. There are programs for children and spouses, as well as family gatherings in the evenings. Tent cities at PTC accommodate you and your family. Tents are large two-person wall tents on wooden or concrete floors with electricity, lighting, a wardrobe, and two twin beds. Each tent city has restrooms and hot showers. There is also a Laundromat on PTC campus. Meals are provided at the PTC Dining Hall.

Bring the Family to PTC for the PSA Reunion

Family members from infants to grandparents can come and enjoy themselves:

  • Family members will participate in programs catered to their specific age groups.
  • While they have fun during the day, you will still get to spend meals and participate in evening activities as a family.
  • There is a full service Nursery available for infants to 2 year-olds, and the Small Fry Center is dedicated to providing exciting care for 3 to 5 year-olds.epending upon age, the activities range from hiking, archery & rifle, pony rides, horseback riding, games, sports, and overnighters in the backcountry!
  • Children 14—18 can choose to go on a Mountain Trek, where they spend a week on the trail and get to experience the backcountry.
  • Spouses get to fill their week with activities like hiking, handicrafts, touring unique New Mexico locations, challenging themselves on the high ropes COPE course, and much more!

How to Register for the PSA Reunion

If you are a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America:
Go to http://www.myscouting.org and register under the Events Reservations tab. Be sure to select Week 8: Philmont Staff Association Conference.
If you are not a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America:
Contact the PSA office at [email protected] or (575) 376-1138 to register.

Conference Fees (Fees include materials, meals and lodging):
Conference attendee: $470 Ages 14-20: $285
Spouse: $340 Ages 6-13: $225
Mountain Trek: $345 Ages 5 and under: $180

Highlights of the 2010 PSA Reunion

Here is a tentative schedule of events for the week:

Sunday 725
Check-in begins at 1:00pm
Mountain Treks gather at 2:00pm
Opening Program/Campfire

The Colfax Colloquium is a collection of speakers on a variety of topics concerning Philmont and Philmont country. There will be seven speakers in each of the following three categories: Art, History, and Science. The speakers in each category will give their presentations concurrently on Monday and Tuesday. All PSA members, spouses, and current Philmont staffers are welcome to attend.

Monday 726
Family programs begin
Colfax Colloquium, morning and afternoon sessions
Family Night at Handicraft

Tuesday 727
Family programs continue
Colfax Colloquium, morning and afternoon sessions
Buffalo Barbeque on Greensward
Western Night Games and Dance

Wednesday 728
Family Day
Day hikes
Day trips to Raton, Angel Fire, Red River, Taos, Santa Fe…

Thursday 729
Family programs continue
Service Projects in AM (Various projects around the Ranch)
Off-site tours
Family Night at Handicraft

Friday 730
Family programs continue
Annual Meeting & Silver Sage Award presentation
Silent Auction
Author Fair

Saturday,731
Check out begins at 6:00am
Mountain Treks return, 9:00am

Philmont Training Center Video

The mission of the Philmont Training Center (PTC) is to provide “Training Experiences That Last a Lifetime.” Anyone who has gone to a course or worked on the staff will certainly validate that mission as successful! This summer the PTC will host the PSA for an entire week–we will have a great time–learn a lot about art/history/and scouting. To whet your appetite–enjoy this short video that gives a great overview of what a week can offer at the truly world class Phlimont Training Center.

New Year’s at the Ranch 2007

Philmont and the Philmont Staff Association are teaming up to welcome former staffers back to the Ranch to celebrate the incoming new year. Come out to the Ranch and join your Phil-friends for fellowship at this special time.

Lodging:

  • Available at Philmont December 29 through January 1
  • Roofed housing at PTC (duplexes, dorms, etc.): $30.00 per room per night, minimum occupancy of 2, maximum of 6 people
  • Foamies and floor space in heated classrooms: $5.00 per person per night

Meals:

  • Lunch on December 31 is available for $7.00 per person
  • Dinner on December 31 is being provided free of charge by Philmont
  • Breakfast on January 1 is being provided free of charge by Philmont Staff Association
  • These are the only meals that will be available at Philmont

New Years Eve Events:

  • Supper at the PTC Dining Hall
  • State of Philmont and Philmont Staff Association Address
  • Satellite television, games, and fellowship in Assembly Hall
  • Performers needed for fireless campfire

New Years Day Events:

  • College football games on TV in the Assembly Hall
  • Day hikes to be determined by weather conditions
  • Activities and events in the area, including skiing at Angel Fire, Red River & Taos Ski Valley

Roofed housing is expected to fill up quickly. Get your registration and money in today to reserve a room. We don’t expect to run out of foamies; however, for meal count purposes we encourage you to pre-register for them, too.

Are you staying nearby and just want to join us for the New Years Eve celebration? Please let us know so we can make sure we cook enough dinner for everyone!

For information and to make a reservation contact Frances Romero at (505) 376-2281 ext. 1139 or [email protected]

Fireworks image courtesy of Hodge