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 Especially for Youth (EFY) program! Like EFY, AFY is a stay-away experience for teens that is centered on the gospel, personal development, spiritual growth, and fun! 

However, AFY takes the traditional EFY program to a whole new level with the added experience of high adventure activities. Instead of exploring the gospel in a classroom setting, youth can develop their testimonies while experiencing god’s creations in the outdoors. 

AFY is an exhilarating experience for teens. Youth can expect to engage in fun and adventurous activities while nourishing their testimonies. They will discover new things about the gospel with group discussions and devotionals, and experience adrenaline-filled adventures while canyoneering, rafting, and hiking. Youth can explore the great outdoors and build their faith this summer.

There’s something special about gathering with people who share your beliefs to enjoy the beauty of nature, participate in breathtaking recreational activities, and build your testimony—this is what we’ve created with AFY.

2019 Dates

  • Session 1: June 3–8
  • Session 2: June 10–15
  • Session 3: June 17–22
  • Session 4: June 24–29

Register here!

What Makes Adventure for Youth at Moab Base Camp Special?

AFY in Moab is unlike any program before. 

Moab Base Camp (formerly Entrada High Adventure Base) is located just outside of Moab, Utah near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and has a unique desert program that offers a wide range of activities such as river rafting, mountain biking, canyoneering, climbing and rappelling, and more

Home to beautiful red rock formations, Moab Base Camp is the perfect backdrop for your experience. You’ll float down the Colorado River and see views from old western Hollywood. While you’re out exploring, you might also catch a glimpse of Native American rock art. Full of history and amazing landscapes, Moab is the perfect destination for all the activities you’ll do at AFY.

You can learn more about Moab Base Camp HERE.


Additional Information

  • Provisions: All meals, activities, tent lodging, cot, and sleeping bag are provided. Take the sleeping bag home as our gift to you! For additional sleeping comfort, sleeping pads may be rented for $18.
  • Who can attend: Youth ages 13 (turning 14 by Dec 31, 2019) up to age 17 are eligible to attend AFY. For camping/housing purposes, 18-year-olds are considered adults and are thus unable to attend.
  • Amenities: While this is a rustic camping environment, there will be ample portable bathrooms available to men and women and a shower facility. Since the showers are limited, a schedule will be in place that will allow every participant the opportunity to shower at least once.

For more info, read the full FAQ.


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