Notice about 2021 Camp

We truly missed all our amazing scouts and troops this summer due the pandemic's cancellation of 2020 program. Gorham leadership is hard at work to ensure the 2021 season is an amazing return to camping while maintaining expected safety standards.

There will be more details to come in the spring with how program is changing to reflect the latest standards and recommended practices. We hope you will join us!

Please contact the Great Southwest Council if you have questions, concerns, or for more information.


Above: Scouts from three troops become new friends at camp

Above: Atop our 40 foot tall climbing tower with a view of the lodge

Above: Our gorgeous half-Olympic sized pool



Above: ATV Adventure program

Above: S'mores time!

Above: Space Exploration Merit Badge launching a rocket at our parade field

Above: C.O.P.E. program high ropes course

Above: Scouts working on First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Merit Badges

Above: Adult leaders having fun playing a game of Gaga Ball

Above: Outdoor movie night at our lodge

Above: Council Klondike (winter camping) event - we loved seeing these four girls troops! 



Above: Scouts during the Brownsea-22 program.

Above: Tiger Scouts perform a skit at an evening campfire during Cub Camp

Above: Canvas tent in a campsite


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Registration is Now Open for Gorham Scout Ranch's 2021 Summer Camp!


Thank you for choosing Gorham Scout Ranch for your camping activities! While we had a blast this last summer having virtual camp programs, we are so excited to be back in 2021 with in-person program as a nationally accredited camp (NCAP). 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at, we are happy to help!

— Gorham Scout Ranch Leadership

2021 Summer Camp Dates:


Session                 Dates                
I June 20 - 26
II June 27 - July 3
III July 4 - 10
IV July 11 - 17
Webelos Week in the Woods July 23 - 25


Forms & Guides:

The 2021 Leader's Guide is now available! It will be continually updated as we get more information on regulations and program possibilities within the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scouts BSA Campership Application and Instructions (click to download)


Meet Our Leadership Team!

       Jarod, Camp Director        Hyunju, Program Director  



Gorham Scout Ranch was established in 1972 as a center for outdoor skills training, high adventure, and FUN! Youth from around the Southwest take advantage of our camping and skills programs including climbing, swimming, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting.

Are you curious what other Scouts and Leaders thought of their experience at Gorham Scout Ranch in 2019? Check out this informative chart: 2019 Camp Appraisal Data

Leave a lasting mark at Gorham Scout Ranch: Order an engraved brick for the Lodge's west patio today. Click HERE for more information and to order your brick today. 

Gorham houses other excellent camping programs held a Gorham Scout Ranch!!! Check out the exciting week-long programs that enhance your Scout's growth in our Other Program tab!



Gorham Scout Ranch, formerly Camp Frank Rand and Chimayo Scout Reservation, was established in 1972 as a center for outdoor skills training, high adventure, and FUN! Our camp is located on 2,650 acres of high-desert beauty in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico in addition to being a nationally accredited camp (NCAP). The rolling hills of piñon, ponderosa, and juniper will captivate the mind and enchant the spirit.

Somewhere,  someplace, sometime in the maze of schedules, the rush of activity, the intensity of excitement, and the attention to duty, come moments of deep value and lasting impressions in the camping experience. These values and experiences are not written into the program, and they cannot be given a money back guarantee because they are priceless.

We, as camp staff and Scout leaders, have the role and duty to help each other establish the tone within the program and help to create an atmosphere that will result in meaningful camping experience for the Scouts entrusted to our care. It is the commitment of our staff to help you and your Scouts experience the adventure that is Scouting, and to do such in our beautiful great outdoors.

Last summer, Gorham Scout Ranch opened our Cowboy Action Shooting Range. This program joins ATV Adventure and the COPE program as part of the offerings available for older Scouts coming to camp.

We are most excited to again host Boy and Girl Troops for the coming summers. Our program and facilities are ready for all future Eagle Scouts to attend Gorham Scout Ranch.


Are you curious what other Scouts and Leaders thought of their experience at Gorham Scout Ranch in 2019?

Check out this informative chart: 

2019 Camp Appraisal Data

"Loved the attitude of the staff - 'how can we help?', no defensiveness, no negatives, just greatness!" ~Troop 205



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