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Philmont Acoustic Music Camp


Philmont Acoustic Music Camp

If you love Philmont and string music, then pack your instrument and come to the ranch this summer!

Philmont and renowned music camp leader Gerald Jones will host the inaugural Philmont Acoustic Music Camp July 3-7, 2022. You’ll receive world class instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass. Get set for lively classroom instruction, daily jam sessions and a nightly instructor jam that will challenge and inspire students to new levels of playing! Gerald jones has led the Acoustic Music Camp in Dallas, Texas, for more than twenty years and now will offer this experience as a destination camp at Philmont Don’t delay signing up, because class size is limited to twelve students per instructor.

Join us at this foot stomping, chord riffing, finger picking event at Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside historic Cimarron, New Mexico.

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Philmont Scout Ranch and Training Center is the premiere National High Adventure Base owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America.

Comprising 140,711 acres (220 square miles) of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in northern New Mexico, Philmont serves as the largest camping operation in the world. Base camp elevation is at 6,700 feet, with program areas reaching above 12,000 feet. Each summer, about 27,000 participants engage in world class camping and training center programs.



Led by an outstanding faculty of both volunteer and professional instructors, guests learn in a comfortable environment and enjoy the majesty of Philmont using our world-class classrooms and flexible program schedules. Come with your family and enjoy the rich natural beauty of Philmont in an unforgettable adventure.

Each day begins with a patriotic flag ceremony and hearty meals are served in our cafeteria style dining hall. Enjoy time with your family each evening in activities like cobbler night, crafts in our Craft Center, game nights, candlelight museum tours, stargazing, campfires, movie night, and everyone’s favorite – Western Night, complete with a buffalo barbeque dinner!

During the conference, family members of all ages, infant through adult, can enjoy any number of age-appropriate programs including hiking, crafting, shooting sports, fly fishing, high ropes and climbing tower, horseback riding, tours of our four museums, and so much more! On Wednesday, conference guests will be able to join their families in open programs or go sightseeing to places outside the ranch such as Taos, Cimarron, the NRA Whittington Center or Capulin Volcano National Monument.

The conference center includes a well-stocked craft center, a day care facility for infants through 5 years old, a coin-operated laundry, outdoor game areas, and the official store of the ranch, Tooth of Time Traders. Guests stay in Terrace canvas tents complete with two cots, mattresses, storage cabinet, and electricity, and are a short walk from our shower house buildings with individual lockable bathrooms.

This one-of-a-kind adventure is open to all families, not just scouts. You will have a chance to participate in the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss this mountaintop experience at the Acoustic Music Camp at Philmont July 3-9, 2022










Guests to the ranch will be able to select their housing as part of the registration process. Housing fees are paid through Campspot after you register for your event. Event registration will require a deposit. Housing will be paid in full at time of reservation. Some housing may not be available depending on the week.

The ranch reserves the right to pair guests without family members with another single guest to maximize attendance.

• Terrace Canvas Tent (Sleeps up to 2) $25/night
• Terrace Canvas Tent H.A. (Sleeps up to 2) $25/night
• Luxury Deluxe Tent (Sleeps up to 6) $60/night
• Bungalow A (Sleeps up to 3) $100/night
• Bungalow B H.A. (Sleeps up to 6) $125/night
• Lodge Room A (Sleeps up to 2) $75/night
• Lodge Room B H.A. (Sleeps up to 3) $75/night
• Lodge Room C (Sleeps up to 4) $100/night
• Villa Guest Room (Sleeps up to 2) $125/night
• Cottage (Sleeps up to 4) $175/night
• Villa Apartment (Sleeps up to 2) $150/night

H.A. Handicap Accessible Rooms