A rustic high adventure camp located in the Carson National Forest in the mountain town of Angel Fire, New Mexico, cabins and platform tents are hidden in tall pine trees, meadows and views of a ski mountain, where you will get lost in the beauty of it all. All units have cots or bunk beds with mattresses. Each unit has a campfire circle, a wash area with sinks and latrines. Family style meals are served at Hoffman Hall.
Camp Barker also has a low and high ropes course, riding stables, numerous trails for hiking and camping.
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Camp Elliott Barker is located in the Moreno Valley at the base of Palo Flechado Pass. In December of 1962, 536 acres of land were purchased by the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council. In 1963, the "Girl Scout Camp near Eagle Nest" opened with platform tents constructed that summer. In 1975, the camp was renamed Camp Elliott Barker after the renowned New Mexico conservationalist who located the property for the Girl Scouts. Ten cabins were built in 1987 in the area of camp known as Aspen Glen.
Last summer over 250 campers attended camp sessions at Camp Elliott Barker. We recently improved the roads and are updating facilities, including installing a commercial grade kitchen and bathroom facilities in Hoffman Hall to accommodate for increasing numbers of campers. There are camp sessions for girls, for troops, for families, and even for adults!
Curious about where you will sleep while staying at Camp Elliott Barker? Here are some photos of our comfy cabins and the platform tents.