Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

By Angela Shelley
Feb 14, 2019

Take Your First Aid Training to the Next Level: Wilderness First Aid

If you’ve ever experienced waiting for first responders and getting someone the medical care they need, you know how crucial (and slow) that time can be. When modern resources aren’t readily available, those critical moments can stretch to hours, and sometimes days. However, you can have more confidence in these moments and be better prepared […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 10, 2019

BYU’s Adventure for Youth (AFY) Program Coming to Moab Base Camp this Summer!

This summer, BYU’s Adventure for Youth (AFY) program will be coming to our very own Moab Base Camp! Participate in breathtaking recreational activities and build your testimony all in one place. Register for AFY 2019 Here What is Adventure for Youth? AFY is very similar to a program you may already be familiar with – BYU’s […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Feb 08, 2019

Where to Go Camping: Camp Maple Dell

If you have ever faced the camping crowds during holiday weekends or have had trouble booking a campsite at the last minute, we are here to help. In this article, you’ll learn about our popular and conveniently located Camp Maple Dell and how you can camp there year-round. Located just up Payson Canyon (Payson, UT) […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 18, 2019

The Summer’s BEST Adventures Start at Camp

Are you ready to own the adventure this summer? Because now is the time! The Utah National Parks Council, BSA offers a wide variety of camping experiences for packs, troops, church youth groups, young women camps and anyone else! Own the Adventure today and register! There are about a dozen camps for you to choose […]

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 […]

By Madison Austin
Dec 19, 2018

What you Didn’t Know About Camp Scofield and Why it Should be Your Next Summer Camp Destination

Located only one hour from Utah Valley, Camp Scofield sits at the edge of Scofield reservoir, waiting patiently for summertime when Scouts race to jump in the sailboats, break in the new water toys, and whip out their fishing poles. This high-altitude Scout paradise features access to the largest body of water at any of […]

By Angela Shelley
Dec 08, 2018

Your summer dream job could be with our adventure staff!

Did someone say summer dream job?! Most summer jobs want to keep you inside during the warmest months and most beautiful days, and that sounds terrible. Join our adventure staff at camp so you can spend more time enjoying the summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed: outside! Why work at camp? Besides general awesomeness, there are […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 12, 2018

Fulfill Your Duty to God by Attending the Temple While at Camp

During the October 2018 General Conference, twelve new temples were announced (the most in any conference to date). These twelve bring the total number of temples (built or under construction) to 201 world-wide. How does that affect Scouts who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? A crucial aspect of the Scouting […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 06, 2018

Black Friday Sale for 2019 Scout Camps!

Black Friday deals for Scout camps are here! What savings await you by registering by Black Friday? Black Friday Savings Secure special pricing for our four most popular Scout camps in 2019! In-council units will receive 2018 pricing for 2019, saving $10/Scout! And any out-of-council units that attended our camps in 2018 can secure that […]

By Madison Austin
Oct 15, 2018

Get Prepared to Camp at the Family Camping 101 Event

Join us at the Orem Scout Shop on October 20th to get prepared for all your family camping adventures. Ask questions about camping, gear, cooking, the outdoors, etc. The Scout Shop will be prepared to help you with all of your camping needs. Set up a tent before you buy it, take out the sleeping […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 08, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Remain Involved in Camping

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been with the Boy Scouts of America for over 100 years. In that time, with Scouting as the activity arm of Young Men programs in the Church, camping has been a major part of youth experiences. Scouting emphasizes the value in outdoor experiences and generations of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 05, 2018

Camp Maple Dell Safe: Thank You Firefighters!

In early September, the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires threatened southern Utah County, including Camp Maple Dell. These monstrous fires became the number one priority in the nation, as they burned over 120,000 thousand acres combined. Camp Maple Dell was directly in the fires’ way but, remarkably, no damage was done. Camp Maple Dell’s […]

By Angela Shelley
Oct 01, 2018

Are You Scouting For Good Family Frights this Halloween?

Camps aren’t just for Scouts, and Halloween isn’t just for kids! For only two nights in October, Camp Jeremiah Johnson and Camp Maple Dell are getting spooky for your eeeeeerie enjoyment. We have something for everyone! Whether you’re five or 50, you can find something to float your fright this Halloween at our Camps. When […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 28, 2018

Girls Camp at Maple Dell: Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

In July, Camp Maple Dell hosted a girls camp for girls to enjoy the great outdoors and the many activities that come with it. The young women who came to camp said they were all excited to learn and to explore. The different activities and skills these girls learned and the people they met will have […]

By Angela Shelley
Sep 19, 2018

October Merit Badge Fest: Merit Badge Adventures at Camp JJ

Camp Jeremiah Johnson is a beautiful camp where troops can enjoy a fall overnighter (or fathers and sons)! Jeremiah Johnson hosts some of the best Scouting experiences, and we invite any and all to attend this special Merit Badge Adventure in October. Bring your Scout and/or troop for a night of camping and an opportunity to […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 13, 2018

Family Scouting: Fun for the Entire Family

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. “The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.” Thus, Family Scouting was introduced. The new Family Scouting program benefits families because […]

By Ann Shumway
Aug 08, 2018

Family Camping: Fall Partner & Pal Campout

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 7-8 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Campout. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. You will […]

By Community Submission
Aug 01, 2018

Take Your Next Outing to Guard Quarters – A Hidden National Historic Place

Approximately 3.75 miles up Provo Canyon lay Guard Quarters (a little known and hidden National Historic place). The Guard Quarters in Provo Canyon was one of three fortifications built in Utah during what was called the “Utah War”, a bloodless conflict between the United States Government and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 28, 2018

Work Towards Your Eagle Year-round by Attending Merit Badge Adventures!

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round! Merit Badge Adventures is just that, a Friday through Saturday adventure at one of our Scout camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Troops can now combine their monthly campout with merit badge work – no […]