summer + Day camp FAQ

Outdoor based and unplugged, our Camps are thoughtfully crafted to get Campers connecting with nature. Camp activities include a mix of games, activities, and hands-on explorations in Art, STEM, and Language Arts all while harnessing the power of being outside. 

Each morning starts with a nature walk or hike to explore the beautiful Uinta Mountains. We’ll move to other activities based both in the mountains and in local parks throughout the day. Our camps are a great solution to get your child off screens and building a foundation for a love of nature.

Check-In is located at the Kamas City Park on 100 E and 100 S in Kamas.

After registering for a camp you will receive detailed information, including times, for your Camper Check-In | Pick-Up location.

We are proud to offer outdoor based camps. This means that we will be on the move in nature  (which we think is pretty awesome). But this also means that you can not count on us being in the same spot each day of camp or even each hour of the same day. Our camp locations include designated trails and day use picnic areas all along the Mirror Lake Highway. We might also wander down to various city parks in Kamas Valley for afternoon activities.

After registering for a specific camp, a week before your Camp starts you will be emailed a detailed itinerary including locations for each day of camp. We are careful about sticking to our schedules. However, occasionally circumstances beyond our control will sometimes require adaptation. Any changes to the itinerary will be communicated via text/email the night before camp starts or at morning check-in before campers leave for the day. Any last minute changes due to weather hazards will be communicated via text/email with the alternate activity/location.

We strongly discourage our campers from bringing personal electronic devices. Campers will be asked to put away any phones, tablets, etc. if they are pulled out during camp. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property.

We also understand that parents will sometimes need to communicate with their campers. Your Camp Information Packet (emailed to you a week before camp) will include a cell number to reach a member of our staff at all times. If you’ve spent any time in the Uintas then you know that cell service doesn’t really exist up there. Staff members will be carrying a Zoleo relay device while in the Uintas so that parents will have text messaging access to the cell number even when phone calls are not available. Parents will have the ability to communicate with staff for the entirety of the camp.

Camps will be held outdoors come rain or shine with the exception of hazardous weather. Please dress your camper appropriately and be ready for both hot sunny temps and possible chilly or wet weather. Campers will spend some time each day in the sun. We recommend campers wear sun hats, long sleeved shirts, pants, and closed toe shoes that offer support for hiking and outdoor activities. Your child should dress in clothing that can handle a little dirt, sweat, and the rigors of outdoor play. All campers must bring a sack-lunch and a backpack with the gear listed in the Camp Information Packet emailed to you the week before your camp starts.

Restroom facilities in the Uintas are limited to outhouses at trailheads and day use sites. Your camper should have the ability to use outhouses and restrooms independently. If any facilities are required on the trail, we will have the campers follow the Leave No Trace Procedure for human waste disposal/feminine hygiene products. 

We will provide trowels and necessary waste disposal supplies for on trail bathroom needs. Campers will have access to flush toilet restroom facilities during the park portions of our camps.

How do you keep campers safe in dangerous weather?

We subscribe to the belief that there is no such thing as bad weather… mostly. Light to moderate rainfall and slightly windy conditions are a normal part of nature and camp activities will be held outside as usual. Campers are responsible to bring appropriate gear to be comfortable in wet or chilly weather.

However, when there is dangerous weather (ie: lightening/heavy winds and rains) or hazardous conditions, camp activities will be moved to an appropriate indoor location (designated in Your Camp Information Packet), until the safety of your child can be ensured outdoors.

We take your child’s safety and well being seriously. We have taken every precaution to help mitigate risks. Please understand there is always some inherent risk when you step outside your door. When you register for a camp and complete the waiver, you are acknowledging and assuming possible risks that come along with spending time outdoors and in the mountains.

Safety Procedures Include: 

  • Low camper to staff ratios ensuring better supervision for your child. 
  • Each camp includes a minimum of one adult Camp Leader and one Camp Counselor (16 yrs min. age).
  • We maintain a 7:1 ratio of Campers to Camp Staff. Camp Sessions are capped at 13 Campers.
  • Background checks on all Camp Leaders and Camp Counselors. 
  • Camp Leaders are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Well researched locations, hikes, and activities that are age appropriate.
  • SOS Relay Device for Mountain Activities to contact emergency responders. 
  • Staff carries comprehensive First Aid Kits.
  • Safe, Indoor Location for Camp Activities during Hazardous Weather Conditions.
  • Campers must follow behavior guideline in our Camper Agreement to participate in our Camps.

Any allergies or dietary restrictions should be communicated at the time of registration. Any medications or epipens must be provided by the campers and parents must submit a protocol for carrying and use. 

We are committed to working with parents to provide accommodations for campers with special needs to attend our camps. However the scope and depth of what we are able to provide may be limited. Please contact us prior to registration with any questions or concerns about accommodations for your child and we will work with you to find the best solution for your individual circumstance.

Life doesn’t always go as planned and sometimes registration for a camp or class will need to be canceled. Please review the cancellation terms carefully before registering.

Cancellations made 15 or more days prior to camp start date will receive a full refund.

Cancellations made 8-14 days before the start date of camp will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee: $25 for Single Day Camps and $90 for Multi-Day Summer Camps.

Registrations made with a discount code are NOT ELIGIBLE for a refund but may receive credit for a future camp.

Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to camp start date are NOT ELIGIBLE for a refund.

Transferring registration is contingent on the waitlist situation for your camp. Please contact us if you are interested in transferring your registration to another camper.

Day + Weeklong Options

UOC Summer Camp Program

  • Aerial view of campers working on coil pots at a picnic table in the mountains.
  • Camper holding a re-useable waterballoon for a camp activity in the Uinta Mountains.

Company FAQ

We are so glad you're interested in more! As of right now, our Summer Camp program is our only regular program. We are firm believers in quality over quantity and want to make sure we are able to provide a top-notch experience for you with every service we provide.

As we look to the near future we've got an eye on expanding our offerings to serve more age groups. Our goal is to get all folks outside. The best way to find out about upcoming Classes, Workshops, or Camps is by subscribing to our Newsletter.

We are based out of Kamas Valley, UT. Because we get to use the Uinta Mountains as our borrowed "home" we do not currently have a brick and mortar location.

You can spot us in the wild at our in-person markets, pop-up shops, and events. Our schedule is located on Events Page. If you're local, come say "hi" in person or check out any of our physical products in person.

Head over to our About Page to learn all about us and why we love what we do.