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2022 NCAC High Adventure Committee: Philmont-Backpacking Treks Registration & Payment

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July 10-24, 2022


Registration for the 2022 NCAC-sponsored Philmont Treks is now open. As the traditional backpacking trek at Philmont, these 12-day treks give crews the opportunity to hike for 10 days in the backcountry with a day of arrival/departure on each end of the journey. In addition, NCAC crews depart two days before arriving at the Ranch for tours at high altitude and a white-water rafting trip. Crews are accompanied by a Philmont Ranger for their first 3 days and participate in High Adventure program activities throughout their trek. Crews choose their own itinerary, covering 50-120 miles in selected portions of the 144,000+ acre Ranch.

CREW SIZE: A Philmont crew has a minimum of eight and a maximum number of twelve participants with at least two, but no more than four, adults and a majority of youth participants. The number of yout's must be equal to, or more than, the number of adults. There are four crews available on this trip date, each with at least eight, but no more than twelve, crewmembers.

Trek # Crews Depart DC Arrival PSR Return DC
712-O 4 07/10/22 07/12/22 07/24/22

NOTE: If all slots do not fill to capacity, NCAC reserves the right to consolidate the crews in order to offer the lowest cost possible.

REGISTRATION: Please follow these instructions to register and make online payments for all crew members. These treks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each of the four crews may either be booked entirely by one unit or become a provisional crew of individuals from several units. To sign up for a crew with eight or more participants, a Registration Coordinator (Contact) should be designated. This person must be 21+ years old and ideally will be the crew adult Lead Advisor. This role can be transferred to someone else if circumstances change.

UNITS WITH EIGHT OR MORE PARTICIPANTS: The Coordinator should select an open slot (i.e., one with no existing registered participants) and sign up as the Registration Contact for that trek. Go thru the registration process to register at least one participant and pay the $700 initial deposit. You may enter the names of other known participants and provide payment at this time, or have them register themselves (see below). Registering and paying for a crew of at least eight participants will reserve it for your crew.

CREW SIGN-UP: Immediately after the Coordinator has reserved the trip date, each crew member should visit this web page, click on the selected crew number, complete the registration process and pay the $700 individual deposit. Family members (i.e., one or more youth and adult) may register together. Keep your registration number to re-enter the system for future payments.

REGISTERING FEWER THAN EIGHT PARTICIPANTS: If you have fewer than the minimum crew size of eight, or if you are signing up as an individual, you may click Register and sign up for available openings. The number of Youth and Adult openings remaining are shown on the next page in registration. NOTE: Smaller registered crews may be asked to shift to other slots to better balance crew sizes and other factors.

TRAVEL: NCAC arranges all travel for NCAC crews by air flight and chartered motor coach. NCAC Crews meet at the designated airport and travel in Scout uniform as a group to and from the Washington, DC Area. There will be no possibility for crews or individuals to travel independently.

PAYMENT: The total estimated cost for each participant is $2,595. This includes the Philmont fee of $1,295 plus airfare, meals & lodging enroute, and one and a half days of tours and activities (white water rafting, hiking at altitude to acclimate to Philmont elevations, et al). As mentioned above, the initial deposit is $700 each. The final payment is estimated to be $495 and will be determined by April 15, 2022. See the table below for the payment schedule.

Payment Amount Due Date
Initial (deposit) $700 November 15, 2021
Incremental $700 January 15, 2022
Incremental $700 March 15, 2022
Final (estimate) ~$495 May 15, 2022

Payments may be made with a credit card or an e-check. A 3% surcharge applies to all credit/debit card payments; e-check transactions are free. Late fees may apply to payments received after the published due date deadlines.

TRAINING: NCAC High Adventure Committee provides four training sessions to prepare crews for a successful High Adventure. Crews are expected to attend all sessions; parents are invited to the first training date in November.

Direct questions to John Blackwell. HAC Chair, at


When & Where
Trek 712-O - Crew 01
Sunday 07-10-2022 12:00 AM ET to
Sunday 07-24-2022 11:59 PM ET Past
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Trek 712-O - Crew 02
Sunday 07-10-2022 12:00 AM ET to
Sunday 07-24-2022 11:59 PM ET Past
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Trek 712-O - Crew 03
Sunday 07-10-2022 12:00 AM ET to
Sunday 07-24-2022 11:59 PM ET Past
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