By Nicole Balmforth
Jan 15, 2019

New Year Means New Adventures Await

As 2019 begins, we know you’re seeking out new adventures to help make this year one for the books. Well, here at the Utah National Parks Council we definitely have something for everyone. We’d like to help you get started in planning your year by discussing what’s to come for 2019. The opportunities are endless with summer camps, day camps, high adventure base camps, brand new programs and even summer camp jobs. Take advantage of all the great events and activities that are in store for the year. 

High Adventure

Is a high adventure base camp on your go-to list for the year? Our Base Camps have a wide variety of activities that will leave your Scouts with stories they’ll be talking about all year. Currently, we have three base camps that offer high adventure activities: Beaver Base Camp, Moab Base Camp and Zion Base Camp.

This video gives you an idea of what adventures await at our base camps!

Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.” Sign your Scout up for one of these adventures today!

Adventure For Youth

The Brigham Young University Adventure For Youth (AFY) program is a BRAND NEW opportunity at our Moab Base Camp this summer. It is a program that engages youth and helps build their testimony, similar to EFY, but with a high-adventure twist. Set in the beautiful red rock formations of Moab, Utah, AFY gives youth a premier location to enjoy the outdoors and discuss their beliefs. The goal of AFY is to “spiritually [uplift] with fun and adventurous activities.” Some of the activities this program offers are:

  • river rafting
  • mountain biking
  • climbing and rappelling
  • canyoneering

Click here to learn more about AFY and register your youth!

Summer Camp and Day Camp

As you know, camping is a big part of what we do at the Utah National Parks Council. Our summer camps include many activities like swimming, canoeing, climbing, shooting and more. Summer camp is even a great opportunity for your Scout to earn some merit badges. All of our camps are currently open for summer camp registration. To learn more about the dates, activities, and locations of our summer camps click here.

Our day camps are the perfect single-day activities for youth 11-years-old and under and are jam-packed with adventure. We have many day camp opportunities at Camp Jeremiah Johnson, Camp Eagle Mountain, and Camp Buck Hollow.

Working at Camp

Join our camp staff to make this camping season a blast for all! We want you to get involved and enjoy the perks of working at camp. Working at our camps instills leadership skills and helps you prepare for future job opportunities. You will get paid and meet amazing co-workers all while enjoying the great outdoors. These jobs are great for those who have skills like climbing, cooking, education, etc. 

Click here to learn more about joining our adventure staff.

For more events and activities throughout the upcoming year, visit our website to get started. 

With so many activities, there’s no excuse not to get involved and enjoy what 2019 has in store for you. Let’s go big for 2019 and make this year the best. There are so many activities to enjoy with us, why not get started on the fun and sign up now?



Author: Nicole Balmforth | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council

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One thought on “New Year Means New Adventures Await

  1. Steve SutherlandSteve Sutherland

    We are excited about 2019 as we get ready to roll out new Young Men/Women summer camps and a new BYU-AFY (Adventure For Youth) program. We have received high praise from many leaders that these summer experiences have been a tremendous success in raising the spirits and vision of their youth. We hope that you will join us!

    Check-out these summer camp videos. Shows how we can couple our high-adventure activities and base camps with church & youth leader-led training and devotionals to provide extraordinary youth experiences. (highlight link… right-click… click: “Open Link”)

    Adventure Highlights (0.48 secs)

    Got Moab! (0.45 secs)

    Highland Utah East Stake–Summer Event (15:23)


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