Camp Eagle Mountain FAQs

 

1. What we offer.

     1a. Day Camps:

  • Primary Day Camp Sessions: Exciting experiences await girls ages 7-11 who visit Camp Eagle Mountain.

2. 2020 Pricing/Dates?

  • See 'What We Offer' and click on the activity that you are interested in for pricing and dates.

3. Preparing for camp.

     3a. What do I need to bring to camp? 

  


4. What classes will the youth be participating in?

                    7-9 Year Olds (Falcons)                    10-11 Year Olds (Hawks)
Sword Building and Battle  Sword Building and Battle 
BB Guns  Air Rifles
Archery Archery
   
Teamwork Games  Teamwork Games

What days are available to register? To see click here:

How do I change an existing registration?

Click HERE to adjust your registration

      Click here for the Camp Jeremiah Johnson's Program Guide, (PDF).


5. What are the camp's policies and procedures?

  • Click here to download the Council Camp Leader's Guide, (PDF).


6. Directions to camp.


7. How old do youth need to be to come to camp?

  • Any youth turning 7 before September 1st are welcome and should be invited to come to camp.  


8. How many leaders do we need to bring to camp?

  • We recommend 1 leader for every 6-8 youth.  As leaders, you may need to adjust this to accommodate the needs of your youth.

9. What time is check-in?

  • 8:30am - 9:00am. Session will start at 9:00am.

10. How can my unit sign up to do the Flag Ceremony?

  • We'd love to have your unit help with either the opening or closing flag ceremony.  When you register for camp you will be asked if you'd like to participate.  There may be several units who sign up to help.  If you want to be chosen shoot the Camp Director an email and be sure to arrive on time.   

11. What about lunch?

  • The majority of camp participants bring their own lunches.  If you choose to do this, please bring them in coolers as there is no refrigeration available.  

    You can also purchase lunches  at camp.  We offer hot dog or PB&J meals (Uncrustables).  Both come with chips, Capri Sun or milk and a small treat.  The cost is $3.50.  Meals can be purchased when you register or on the day of camp by the 2nd rotation.


12. Do I need to bring anything else to camp?

  • A light jacket is always nice to have incase of a cool wind or dust.  Each teaching area will have chairs.  If you want a more comfortable chair please bring one with you.  You may also want to bring a camera along for all the new experiences your youth will be having.


13. Will the General Store be open? If so, what type of things will they have there?

  • The General Store will be open after the opening ceremony.  It will remain open till all camp participants and leaders are gone.  The store will have all kinds of camp souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, toys and pocketknives. Snacks, drinks, candy and ice cream are also available.  In an effort to keep lines low, during the camp sessions each group will have an opportunity to visit the store. Visiting the store is completely optional.  Activities will be taking place so campers can go and come back or not go at all.  Store items range from 50 cents to $10.00.  

    With regards to pocketknives  - They are one of our most popular items in the store. Please check with your youth's parents to make sure they have permission to purchase a knife.  When a pocketknife is purchased, it will be given to the leader who will need to hold on to it till they are away from camp (ideally till you drop the youth off at home).


14. Where can I get more information?


15. What do the campsites look like?

  • Images coming soon!


16. Contact Information

  • Registration and program questions? Please contact the Scout Service Center at (801) 437-6222.
  • Camp Director: Ann Shumway [801-437-6218] NOTE: Ann can answer program questions but not help with most registration issues.  She will be at camp during May 30-August 1 and may be a little slow to email at this time.

Where can I register?

Click HERE!

Want to bring all your primary-aged kids at the same time? Click HERE to register.

How do I change an existing registration?

Click HERE to adjust your registration

What is the cost?

  • $25.00 - Youth
  • $5.00 - Leaders

What if I have a youth registered to come to camp who can't come at the last minute?

  • You can make changes to your registration up to two weeks ahead of time and still get a full refund.  Once your group is within the two week window of coming to camp you will no longer be able to get a refund but have a few options:
    • Pick up the items they would have received if they were to come to camp
    • Bring a substitute person (friends, relatives, leader's son etc.)
    • Bring them back on a different date (parents can do this)

How can my unit sign up to do the Flag Ceremony?

  • We'd love to have your unit help with either the opening or closing flag ceremony.  When you register for camp you will be asked if you'd like to participate.  There may be several units who sign up to help.  If you want to be chosen shoot the Camp Director an email and be sure to arrive on time.    

Where can I get more information?


Before You Go

Like any activity, preparation is critical for success. As you plan and prepare to attend Day Camp, keep the following things in mind.

Items Needed at Check-in

  • Health forms for both adults and youth
  • Roster of youth and leaders attending camp
  • Day Camp registration receipt
  • Medications needed while at camp

Items to Leave in the Car

  • Parental permission slips
  • Youth cell phones and other electronic devices

Items We Recommend to Bring (but not completely necessary)

  • Camera
  • Light Jacket (it’s awfully cold in the morning)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch/dinner or money to purchase one
  • Money for General Store

 

Schedule

Primary Day Camp Sessions

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Check-in

9:00 - 9:15 AM - Opening Ceremony

9:20 - 11:00 AM - Activities

11:05 - 11:35 AM - Lunch

11:40 AM - 12:55 PM - Activities

1:00 - 1:10 PM - Closing Ceremony


Refund Policy

Qualified refunds are made to units, not individuals, since fees are generally paid to the camp by the unit and not individuals. Participant fees are transferable up to the day of camp and are refundable when notice is given two weeks prior to the day of your scheduled camp arrival. Any and all refunds issued will be done by check from the Council Service Center in Orem, NOT from the camp.


Rain-out Days

If you have the unfortunate experience of arriving at camp and it begins raining to the point that camp needs to be canceled, please call within two weeks to reschedule. After the two-week window your camp registration fee will be forfeited.


Leadership

The program at Camp Jeremiah Johnson is divided by age groups  (7-9 year-olds and 10-11 year-olds). We would like to have at least one leader to go with each age group. We recommend a ratio of one leader for every 6-8 youth, with a minimum of two leaders coming with your group. For example, a group of 10 youth, 5 younger and 5 older, would need at least 2 leaders. A group of 20 youth, 12 younger and 8 older, would need at least 3 leaders (2 for the younger group and 1 for the older). Having 2 leaders to go with each group would be best, but is not essential.


Phone Service

There is very little, if any, cellular service available at Camp Eagle Mountain. Please do not plan on receiving reception. If you do, it's a bonus!


Visitors

Eagle Mountain Day Camp is specifically designed for program attendees ages 7-11. Because we want to give these youth our full attention, please do your best to not bring siblings, day care children or other youth.


Pre-planning Timetable

 

Two weeks prior to camp


  • Make final roster changes.
  • Collect permission slips and medical forms. Please make sure forms have been signed by the parents.

Day of departure

Please have the following ready to speed up the check-in process:

  • Number of youth per group (7- 9 year-old Youth, 10/11 year-old Youth)
  • A signed medical form for each attendee (leaders and youth)
  • A roster of youth who will be attending
  • Registration receipt (in case there is confusion about which program you are registered for)
  • Lunch or money to purchase lunch for each participant

Click here to print the roster


Vehicles and Parking in Camp

As you come into camp, please do so slowly (no faster than 5 mph). When parking, please back into the parking spot. Should the need to evacuate arise, being able to pull straight out will expedite the process. Please do not park in front of the dumpsters, the port-a-potties or in the handicapped spot (unless, of course, you have a handicap permit).


Wildlife

Camp Eagle Mountain has a wide variety of wildlife. Animals we have seen include deer, skunk, squirrels, snakes and many more. Please remember this is their home; treat it with respect. Do not attempt to approach, handle or chase wildlife. Please alert camp staff to any dangerous sightings and the staff will handle the situation.


Bugs

Camp Eagle Mountain hasn't had a much of an issue with mosquitos, wasps and other insects.  However, you may want to bring some bug spray or other protectant with you to camp, just in case.


The Buddy System

Each youth should have a buddy within the group setting. When a youth goes to the port-a-potties or anywhere else in camp, they should have a buddy with him/her and a leader if possible.


Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac, Stinging Nettles

Please be aware that there are plants that can cause irritation and rashes at the camp. Staying on the existing trails will lower the chances of wandering into these potential irritants.


Food

Participants and leaders should bring their own lunch/dinner. Please bring these in a cooler, as there are no refrigerators available at camp. Meals will be available to purchase.  To purchase a meal, go to the general store prior to the end of the second class rotation.  In addition to meals, there will also be snack-type foods available for purchase in the store. Here are the approximate costs of the food we have available (prices are subject to change based).

  • Hot dog or PB&J Meal - $3.50 (also available during the online registration process)
  • Granola bars - $.75
  • Chips - $.50
  • Soda pop - $1
  • Ice cream - $.50-$1.50
  • Other candy and snack-type items

A meal will include chips, fruit snacks, mild or Capri Sun, and a sandwich or hot dog.


General Store

There will be many non-food items available at the general store. T-shirts, knives, scout craft items, fun gadgets, scout skill items, games and much more.

Youth will need to have a leader present in order to purchase a knife or a slingshot.

*Just a suggestion - One of the favorite souvenirs at camp is pocket knives. Leaders must hold the knife until the Scout leaves camp (preferably until they are in their driveway). We strongly suggest (but do not require) getting a parent's approval before allowing your youth to purchase knives.


Day Camp Photos

There will be photographs and video footage taken occasionally at all the Utah National Parks Camps. These photos and video will be used to highlight the various camps and activities offered through the Utah National Parks Council. 

Camp Evaluation

We want and need your feedback to continue to improve Camp Eagle Mountain for future youth. Please take a moment to fill out the Day Camp Evaluation Form which will be given to you toward the end of camp. When completed, this form can be returned to the Camp Director, given to a staff member, placed in the evaluation collection box or mailed to the council office at 748 N. 1340 W. Orem, Utah 84057.


Check-out process

While at the closing ceremony please pick up your health forms. Also, please be sure and leave your camp evaluation form.


Emergency Procedures

Severe Weather

In case of severe weather indication, notify the camp director. If that is not possible, help implement the following:

  • Severe rain or hail: Take cover. Take the best and nearest shelter available in buildings, under tables, etc.
  • Severe electrical storm: Stay away from high trees or structures. Take shelter in buildings or low clear areas.
  • Severe wind: Stay in clear areas away from trees as much as possible.
  • Tornado: Take shelter in low areas such as ditches, etc.

Lost Child Plan

  • Step One
    • ?Report lost child to the camp director. If not available, report to the assistant camp director.
    • Have complete head count of all children. An air horn will be activated to alert stations to initiate a headcount. A camp staff member will report the "all accounted for" or any problems to the camp director. NO STATION ROTATION WILL OCCUR UNTIL AN ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN. The all clear will be given through the station instructor. Please be aware that there will be periodic checks of the system.
  • Step Two
    • Check out any leads as to the child's whereabouts.
    • Expand search area (organize staff and campers).
  • Step Three
    • Inform the Scout Executive, who will call the child's parents
    • Inform local authorities

Child Abuse

  • Separate victim and abuser if they are together.
  • Notify the camp director. If not available, notify the assistant camp director.
  • Inform the Scout Executive

Health Emergencies

  • STOP LIFE-THREATENING DANGERS, keep the scene safe, and get proper medical help.
  • Notify the camp director. If not available, notify the assistant camp director.
  • Inform the Scout Executive.
  • Complete report of fatal or serious injury or illness.

Fire

  • Notify the camp director. If that is not possible, help implement the following:
    • Small fire: Use a fire extinguisher in cab of vehicle or located in other areas of the camp.
    • Large Fire: Clear area of campers. Notify fire fighters by telephone or call 911.