Whitman Vega is one of the staffed camps in Val Vidal. Its main program is mountain biking, which was moved there after the fire forced the camp it was formerly at to be temporarily abandoned. In summer 2007, the camp's yurt was blown over and broken in a powerful storm, forcing the staff to improvise a structure in which to live in the rest of the summer. The staff there then made a new structure out of several Philmont wall tents and a dining fly.