Looking for a low cost way to spend time at Philmont? You should check out a Philmont Trail Crew Trek.
Tail Crew Trek (TCT) is a co-ed fourteen-day educational program focused on conservation and leadership development. TCT involves seven days of building trail, a seven-day educational trek throughout Philmont, hands-on experience with a variety of conservation projects on the ranch and visits from guest speakers involved in conservation and resource management.
Check out the 2011 Philmont Trail Crew Trek Application (pdf)
Source: Official Philmonth Philmont Trail Crew Trek website.