Philmont Events in 2021

Philmont scheduled two events last summer addressing special needs and disabilities in Scouting. Both were canceled. Both are now rescheduled for the summer of 2021.

Zia Experience for 2021

Philmont Training Center, June 27 to July 3

The Zia Experience focuses on giving Scouts with special needs and disabilities, their parent(s), family members, and/or caregiver(s), new and exciting adventures at the legendary Philmont Scout Camp. It is a modified BSA Family Adventure Camp at the Philmont Training Center. This experience is designed to build bonds and create memories for the entire family through fun and interactive programs.

The Zia Experience is designed to work alongside other Philmont programs, including Training Center Conferences, NAYLE, PLC, Philmont Sneak Peak, and some trek arrival and departure dates. 

Adaptive Special Needs Conference

Philmont Training Center, June 27 to July 3

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This national training teaches best practices in outdoor and camping programs for Scouts with special needs. Volunteers and professionals alike will learn how to integrate Scouts with special needs into everyday outdoor/camping programs. Adults will also learn about the latest adaptive programs including field sports, Project COPE and fishing. The conference includes discussion on risk management, program and facilities management, health and safety and program development for serving Scouts with special needs. Finally, this course will also share how you can use your camp properties for outside special needs groups including schools and special needs agencies.