BRCL offers dorm style lodging with each dorm room sleeping 9 people.  Each room has a private bathroom with shower.  There are 2 dormitory buildings, each having kitchenettes and living centers for large gatherings (common areas).  Both dorms are handicap accessible.

Heading for a visit?  Here is everything you’ll need to know to prepare for your time at BRCL.  We look forward to seeing you and are here to make sure your time at camp is a rewarding experience.

Camper Checklist

twin size sheets
blanket or sleeping bag
bath linens (towel, wash cloth)
personal toiletries
insect repellent
refillable water bottle
tennis shoes (required for some recreational activities)
money for sodas & camp store
beach towel
bathing suit
water shoes (for river activities)

Guest Mail/Phone Messages
Guests may receive mail during their stay.  Letters and packages should be addressed as follows to ensure proper delivery:

Black River Center for Learning
c/o Camper Name – Organization/Camp Name
1159 Black River Village Road
Carlsbad, NM 88220

*Mail received after the event date will be discarded.

Outgoing mail may be left in the office and it will be placed in the box each morning.  Guest mail may be picked up by an adult with the group in the camp office after 12:00 pm.  At no time should any of our guests open the mail box for any reason.  

The camp phone is available to our guests for emergency use only.  While we will attempt to deliver any phone messages received, it is best if your campers’ parents have a contact number of someone with your group for calls during your stay.


Black River Center for Learning