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Participant Information


Below is important information regarding the NMYRM Camp from May 31-June 5th at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Arrival and Departure Information
Arrival Time: Sunday, May 31, 3-5 pm (The Lodge)
Departure Time: Friday, June 5, 5 pm (The Lodge)

Emergency Contact Information
Sonja Jo Serna: 575-640-6910
Tom Dean: 575-835-8033
Patrick Torres: 505-470-1437
Jack Blandford: 575-649-4855

Liability, Medical and Media Release Form
Complete, sign and email the Liability, Medical & Media Release Form (300-A.3) to sserna@nmsu.edu or fax to 575-646-7042 by May 29th. If you have food allergies we need to be aware of, let us know ASAP. Although the form references the 4H program, completion of the forms does not enroll camp participants in the 4H program.

What to Bring
The camp will be in the mountains and weather will be cooler and possibly some inclement weather. All meals and snacks are provided— participants are welcome to bring additional snacks (no refrigerated items).

Sleeping bag/ bed roll, extra blankets, pillow
Towels, washcloths
Toiletries (tooth brush, soap, shampoo, etc.)
Jacket, sweatshirt, coat, raincoat
Outdoor clothing
Boots, comfortable outdoor shoes
Flashlight
Insect repellent
Sunscreen
Hat, cap

Mobile Devices, Laptops/Tablets & Resources
Cell phone service is limited however, participants are welcome to bring cell phones and network cards (or similar devices) for Internet access. Participants are also encouraged, but not required, to bring a laptop or tablet. Laptops/iPads will be provided for team projects with Internet access. This will assist in the preparation of the ranch management plan, as each participant will be assigned to a team and present a ranch management plan on the final day.

Resource materials for each day are in the process of being posted to the website. This includes presentations, images, websites, videos/images and iOS apps. Laptops are not required, but if you plan to bring a laptop/mobile device, you are encouraged to review and download the resources prior to camp.

Dress Code
Camp participants should be prepared for outdoor activities and dress appropriately— NO sandals, open-toe shoes or shorts. Participants will receive a long-sleeve shirt to wear on Friday for final presentations.

Final Presentations
Camp participants will present their Ranch Management Plan as a team on Friday, June 5th at 9 am.

Family members are welcome to attend with lunch for two (2) guests per participant provided at no cost. A $10 meal fee will be charged for each additional guest. Payment by check, credit card or cash can be made on Friday. Complete the Online RSVP Form or email Sonja Jo at sserna@nmsu.edu with the total number and names of guests attending.

  • RSVP for Final Presentations
    Lunch for two (2) guests per participant provided at no cost. A $10 meal fee will be charged for each additional guest. Payment by check, credit card or cash can be made on Friday.