By Darryl Alder
Apr 04, 2017

Family Fun: Partner & Pal Campout

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Our Partner and Pal CampoutMay 19–20th, lets parents and kids join in the programs at Camp Jeremiah Johnson with the whole family—that means brothers and sisters, moms and dads along with the rest of the family

When my son was a Tiger Cub, there was nothing more fun for me than to use Scouting to play together; when he was growing up, I was, after all, still a boy at heart. The fun we shared as a father and son has become pretty normal part of Scouting these days, but more and more Millennial parents expect to participate right along with their kids in Scouting.

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.

GaGa actually translates from Hebrew as “touch-touch” and is a variation on dodgeball, Israeli Dodgeball.

Just image 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 

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  • 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

May 19 – 20, 2017 (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.

Authors: Maloree Anderson and Darryl Alder, collaborate in the Council’s Marketing Department.

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2 thoughts on “Family Fun: 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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