Directions to Rancho del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp
Cuba, turn east on Highway 126 just north of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church. The road splits one-half mile out of town;
go to the right as the sign indicates. About 9.5 miles further,
the pavement ends and you continue on a dirt road. Stay on
this main road (SR 126), keeping to the right at any fork in the
road. Just past the 17-mile marker, turn right on Forest
Road 20. This heads south and approximately 3 miles further
a sign will direct you to the right over a bridge. After you cross
the river, turn left, follow along the river and then climb a steep
hill. The gate to camp is just over the rise.
Please close the gate behind you. It is one more mile to
When you arrive at camp, park in the main parking lot. Do not park
along the road. Proceed to the Dining Hall, just south of
the parking lot, for New Mexico Forestry Camp registration.
Because of our partnership with the Girl Scouts
of New Mexico Trails Council, we are able to use their camp. Our
job as participants in New Mexico Forestry Camp is to maintain
the trust the Girl Scouts have developed in our organization. We
do this by respecting their property and following their rules
Camp is at 8,000 feet elevation. Campers will be hiking and
walking in hilly terrain ALL week. Weather for camp
can vary, so campers need to be prepared for anything. See
to Bring to Camp,” list. Campers will sleep in canvas
tents on wooden platforms. Tents have no heat and no electricity. There
is one shower house, several wash houses, and latrine toilets.
Full meals and snacks will be provided. PLEASE
DO NOT BRING SNACKS IN TO YOUR TENT. We don’t want wildlife, big
or small entering our tents!
No store is available at camp, so please remember
to bring what’s
on the list. Which is a separate document on this website
to Bring to Camp.”