By Ann Shumway
Aug 08, 2018

Family Camping: Fall Partner & Pal Campout

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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 tie knots, make crafts, and play gaga ball and tether ball. There will be a movie and campfire program Friday evening. All family members are welcome to come, but the activities are best suited to the interest and ability level of 8–11 year olds.

Check-in for this activity will begin at 5:00 PM on Friday. You may bring your own dinner up and have a family picnic. Camp Jeremiah Johnson is up the left fork of Hobble Creek Canyon. It is a lovely peaceful setting for a family adventure. This would be great opportunity for friends and neighbors to bring their families together. It is a ready-planned family reunion. The cost is only $17.50 per person, and that pays for both breakfast and lunch on Saturday and all of the activities. You may bring tents to sleep in or even bring your camper and park it in our parking lot.

Our  Partner and Pal Campout  is the answer, letting parents and kids join in the programs at Camp Jeremiah Johnson together. Though activities are best suited for all youth ages 8-11,your whole family will enjoy a beautiful spring camp out in our park-like setting in Hobble Creek Canyon.

Just imagine the fun when you check in on Friday, at 5 pm (or any time until 8 pm), put up your own tent, spread your sleeping bags, unpack your picnic, eat and then play.

Right away, that evening you can fish in our ponds or in the creek, play tether-ball or gaga ball. Then as it gets darker, enjoy the camaraderie and fun of a campfire program with the other campers and our staff. End the day with an outdoor movie in the pavilion.

In the morning we’ll feed you breakfast, then you can get right back to our programs, including:

  • Tetherball
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Knots
  • Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Boats
  • Archery
  • BB Guns
  • GaGa ball
  • and much more!

At noon there will be lunch, then more activities.

Don’t miss out, register now, here!

September 7 – 8, 2018 (Check in 5-8 pm on Friday.)

Camp Jeremiah Johnson, in Hobble Creek Canyon, adjacent to Rotary Park. (Click here for downloadable map).

Any parent and child combination or any grandparent/child combination. Other family members are always welcome. Activities are best suited for youth ages 8-11.

What is the cost?
$17.50 per person (Fee includes all activities plus breakfast/lunch on Saturday.)
$6.00 per non-participating youth (food only)

What to bring?
Your evening picnic and anything you need to stay warm and camp overnight, otherwise we gotcha covered.


If you have questions, contact Ann Shumway at or call 801-437-6218. Ann Shumway is our Day Camping, STEM and Learning for Life Director in Utah National Parks Council.


Author: Ann Shumway | Camp Director at Camp Jeremiah Johnson, Utah National Parks Council

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2 thoughts on “Family Camping: Fall Partner & Pal Campout

  1. AnnaleisAnnaleis

    I took my daughter and my mother to the Partner and Pals campout last fall. 3 generations all in one tent. We had a great time. We found out that my mother (who is in her 70s) is the best at archery. My daughter (11) had a great time with the BB guns and fishing. It was a really great time for all 3 of us.

  2. Renee

    I have been wanting to take my boys to this! Unfortunately, we probably won’t make this one but I am planning on going in September. This would be right up their alley!


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