Girl Scouts past or present, plus the community are invited to celebrate Camp Elliott Barker’s 50th anniversary Saturday (June 15) in Angel Fire.
The free celebration, which is noon to 2 p.m. will include ribbon-cuttings, open house with tours of the property and cake.
A ribbon-cutting at the new entrance off Westridge Road will take place 12:15 p.m. A second ribbon-cutting will take place 1 p.m. at Hoffman Hall RSVP through the council office: CAShort@GS-NMTrails.org. Call (505) 923-2514. Camp Elliott Barker is located in the Moreno Valley at the base of Palo Flechado Pass. The Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council purchased 536 acres in 1962. The next year, 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 New Mexico conservationist who located the property for the Girl Scouts. Ten cabins were built in 1987 in the Aspen Glen area of camp
This summer the camp is expecting over 250 campers.