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Your Chance to Help Philmont Get Ready for the 2019 Camping Season

Philmont and the Order of the Arrow are excited to offer OA PhilBreak 2019. This event will consist of a full week’s work restoring Philmont’s burned and unburned forests. Actual work will include slope stabilization projects, such as log erosion barrier and wattle installation, re-vegetation and forest thinning. By March 2019, the Conservation Department will have the exact details and locations ready to go. Please note these projects are heavily dependent on the weather and road conditions. Should we not be able to do fire restoration there will be other service opportunities available to help Philmont prepare for the 2019 camping season. Only 50 slots will be open to registration per session.


We will offer three sessions. The dates are:

  • March 16–23, 2019
  • March 23-30, 2019
  • March 30-April 6, 2019

The cost is only $100. Registration is now open. The registration deadline is February 15th, 2019. Please see the Registration and Cancellation Policies at the end of this article. Lodging for the entire week will be roofed dormitory type housing at the PTC. Participants will be transported to the worksite every day. Breakfast and dinner will be at the PTC dining hall with trail lunches provided at the worksite.

Who Can Attend?

This program is available to Order of the Arrow members 16 years old and above. The minimum age is 16 years by date of participation.


Participants are required to be registered with the BSA and a member of the Order of the Arrow. The full Philmont medical form with your doctor’s approval is required. Please note, just because your doctor certifies you, it does not mean this program is for you. This PhilBreak program will require hard work, long hours, good crew spirit, and a sense of humor. This program is not leisurely. The Order of the Arrow reserves the right to return the entire registration fee of any person who would be inappropriate for this program.



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