The Ranch

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 2016? Check out this informative chart: 2016 Camp Appraisal Data

Registration for 2017 Summer Camp is Now Available!
There are TWO ways you can register your unit for Gorham Scout Ranch for the Summer 2017 season. 
1) Visit and either log into your units existing account (if you have used our Tentaroo to register for camp in the past)
or create a new account for your unit. For additional information on how to use tentaroo to register your unit, please Click Here
2) Download our 2017 Reservation Form, complete it and either E-mail it to Randy Saunders ( or mail it directly to our council office. The 2017 Reservation Form can be found Here.
Our 2017 Dates and Costs have been published, and can be found Here.
The 2017 Leaders Guide is now available. Click Here
The 2017 Cub Camping Leaders Guide in now available. Click HERE



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



Gorham Scout Ranch offers a range of options and Opportunities

Gorham Scout Ranch is 2,650 acres of high desert beauty in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, approximately 45 minutes north of Santa Fe and 25 minutes east of Española. Elevation in camp is around 7,200 feet, allowing for hot days and cool evenings. At Gorham Scout Ranch, our goal is have every Scout leave with a sense of accomplishment whether it is through being away from home, earning merit badges, or just trying something new like C.O.P.E. or climbing! Our programs are designed to develop and reinforce character with an emphasis on the core values of scouting and the responsibility of the Scout Oath and Law.

Gorham Scout Ranch is set in the New Mexico Ponderosa forest, offering opportunities for camping and hiking, and features a newly renovated pool and shower house, archery and gun ranges (newly remodeled), nature hut, horses, a beautiful climbing tower, and a nationally accredited program provided by the enthusiastic and energetic Gorham Scout Ranch camp staff.  All meals, lodging, program materials, and staff services are provided for all who attend. 

Scouts can earn merit badges in over 30 Scouting skills including Search and Rescue, Climbing, Swimming, First Aid, and Astronomy. NEW for 2017: Animal Science and Cycling merit badges!!!


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5841 Office Boulevard NE | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Telephone (505) 345-8603 | Toll Free (800) 368-9218
Fax (505) 345-4201 | Scout Shop Fax (505) 345-3193