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Camp Elliott Barker Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Open House

on June 9, 2013 - 6:12am
The entrance to Camp Elliot Barker. Courtesy photo

GSA News:

Girl Scouts — past or present — and community members are invited noon to 2 p.m. June 15 to Camp Elliott Barker to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the camp.

There will be a ribbon cutting, open house with tours of the property and cake. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. 

Ribbon cutting will take place at 12:15 p.m. at the new entrance off of Westridge Road  A second ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m. at Hoffman Hall to celebrate the newly renovated facilities and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the camp. Cake will be provided.

RSVP through the Council Office at cashort@gsnmtrails.org or 505.923.2514.

Camp Elliott Barker is 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 conservationist who located the property for the Girl Scouts.Ten cabins were built in 1987 in the area of camp known as Aspen Glen. 

This summer, more than 250 campers will attend camp sessions at Camp Elliott Barker. The camp has recently improved the roads and updated facilities, including installing a commercial grade kitchen and bathroom facilities in Hoffman Hall to accommodate increasing numbers of campers. 

There are camp sessions for girls, for troops, for families and adults. Click here to learn more about camp sessions available.

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