By Bob Gowans
Oct 19, 2016

Are You Making Your 2017 Summer Camp Plans?

Are you making your 2017 summer camp plans?

Now is the time to be doing it; there are great opportunities ahead for every young man to participate in.  The Utah National Parks Council offers a wide variety of camping experiences for Troops, Teams, Crews, Church youth groups, Young Women camps and just about anything you can conceive. Click here to sign up for your favorite camp, or learn more about each camp below.

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These camps range from the high mountain environment of the Tushar Mountains in Beaver County to the beautiful Sanpete Valley to the world famous Moab area. We cover from the High Uintah mountains near Vernal south to the Blue Mountains outside of Blanding.

There are twelve camps in all for you to choose from, something for every age youth.

Entrada High AdventureWe have two High Adventure Bases—Entrada High Adventure Base located near Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab and Beaver High Adventure Base east of Beaver. These offer high adventure beyond the typical camping experience. If you want real adventure, check out the programs at these two great camps.  Both also offer programs for youth conferences and Young Women camps.

Six Scout camps provide a vast selection and diverse program opportunities:

Scofield Scout Camp rests on the shores of Scofield Reservoir and offers great aquatic adventures including the new Sailing Academy. Thunder Ridge Scout Camp near Brian Head, Utah in Parowan Canyon is a beautiful place to bring your Scouts and receive a fun and adventure-filled scouting experience.

High Uintah Wilderness Camp in the Uintah Mountains outside of Vernal provides a rugged wilderness experience. Similarly, the Blue Mountain Scout Camp near Blanding is a great Wilderness adventure. Both of these camps are staffed and lead by the excellent Scouting volunteers in their communities.

POOL AT TIFIETifie Scout Camp on the mountain benches east of Mt. Pleasant offers an outstanding program along the scouting journey. The beautiful swimming pool and dining hall add to this adventure.  Maple Dell Scout Camp in Payson is the dream of traditional Scout Camps. Everything a Scout wants can just about be found at Maple Dell. Likely your fathers and perhaps grandfathers attended this camp.

For 11-year-old Scouts and Webelos, Adventure Park in Buck Hollow up Hobble Creek Canyon delivers a program unequaled. These day camps for the Webelos and overnight experience for the 11-year-old Scouts prepare them for their Scouting and high adventure opportunities in the future.

Jeremiah Johnson ArcheryIf you’re in or near Utah County and your Cub Scouts have never been to Jeremiah Johnson they’re really missing out! This is a Cub Scout Dream world. Loaded with fun and adventure, this day camp will thrill your Cub Scouts. And for your young girls, there are also days specifically open to girls of the same age (Activity Day Girls).

There are also opportunities for your group to hold your own programs at our Bacon Park property in the Uintahs and Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek, near St. George.

Thanks to the generous donations of many individuals, foundations and corporations, there have recently been many new improvements to our camps.  Nature centers, shooting ranges, ropes courses, improved water systems and program equipment have all come about with much more still to come.

Now is the time to set your sights on next summer’s camping experience for your young men.  Registration is available online at www.utahscout.org/camps or call any of the offices of the Utah National Parks Council for more information.
Bob Gowans

Author: Bob Gowans | Director of Camping, Utah National Parks Council

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