Utah Parks - CampingEntrada High Adventure Base FAQs

Entrada High Adventure Base FAQ's


1. What we offer.

     1a. Summer Camps:

  • Summer Camp: Entrada is a high-adventure base camp where units can choose the days and activities of their choice through their registration, with the focus on older Boy Scout and Venturing units. Program activities may require extreme exertion. Be smart! Use good judgement on program selection and participation. 
    • UNIT PROVIDED PROGRAM: Visit nearby Arches or Canyonlands National Parks or Dead Horse Point State Park. Hike one of the picturesque canyons. Drive to Mineral Bottom. Find a quiet spot for group conversation and reflection. Take your group into Moab for all the events, shops, museums, etc. this eclectic city offers. Grab a shake at Moab Diner or The Spoke. Cool off at the Moab Recreation Center pool.
    • CANYONEERING: Participants explore remote, awe-inspiring backcountry through Bull Canyon minutes from Entrada. Bouldering, hiking, rappelling and scrambling are the order of the day.
    • RIVER RAFTING: Experience southern Utah on the famous Colorado River! One-thousand-foot Navajo Sandstone cliffs are your sentinels as you navigate your way down from Old West Hollywood backdrops toward the historic and action-packed town of Moab.
    • MOUNTAIN BIKING: Experience extraordinary rides on the world-renown Magnificent 7 (Mag 7) mountain bike trail system! Slick rock trails navigating terraces and water pockets. Majectic views of red rock country and the Manti-LaSal Mountains.
      • Gemini Loop - For less experienced riders (details in Program Guide)
      • Over the Bars - For experienced riders only (details in Program Guide)
      • Send It - For experienced riders only (Limited availability and dates offered)
    • CLIMBING & RAPPELLING: Real red rocks walls and canyon faces greet you right in camp! Learn basic skills on our 45’ climbing and rappelling rock wall. Raise the bar by taking your adventure to the next level on our 120’ canyon wall.
    • SHOOTING SPORTS: Go big or go home! This is not Boy Scout Summer Camp shooting…While not the OK Corral, participants will test their marksmanship pinging steel plates and spinning targets, breaking clays and being a 21st Century Robin Hood (.22 LR Rifle, 12-Gauge Shotgun, Archery, Tomahawks, Throwing Knives).
High-Adventure Programs ($60)
Premium Programs ($75)
Extreme Premium Programs ($90)
Mountain Biking - Gemini Loop
Mountain Biking - Over the Bars
Mountain Biking - Send It
Climbing & Rappelling Canyoneering  
Shooting Sports ($45)
River Rafting

     1b. Other Exciting Activities:

  • Stake / Ward Activities: The Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council offers its properties, equipment, experts and program for use by LDS stakes and wards. As part of the 100+ year partnership between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America, LDS Stakes and Wards may utilize these BSA resources to accomplish their objectives and control their own outcomes. Prices and programs are customizable to fit church interests at any of our Council properties.
  • Year-round Camping: Are you in charge of your family reunion this year? Don't worry, Entrada High Adventure Base is an easy and beautiful place to host your family reunion. Check out other ways to utilize our camp!

2. 2018 Pricing (per activity, per person, per day)

High-Adventure Programs ($60)
Premium Programs ($75)
Extreme Premium Programs         ($90)
Mountain Biking - Gemini Loop
Mountain Biking - Over the Bars
Mountain Biking - Send It
Climbing & Rappelling Canyoneering  
Shooting Sports ($45)
River Rafting
Entrada Meal Plan - $6 per meal    

Additional Nights Camping - $7 per night (groups participating in Entrada programs)

Camping Fee - $10 per night (groups NOT participating in Entrada programs)*

  • *Adults and Youth pay the same fee. Non-participating adults may opt out of program fees and pay the $7/person additional night camping fee. 

  • Fees - Includes camping fee and all program activities per day (extra ammo for open shooting not included in price). Groups choose program activity and date when they register online (based on availability). One program activity per group, per day. Price listed is per person. There is no additional camping fee for groups arriving the afternoon before their first scheduled program activity or departing the morning after their last scheduled program activity. A group arriving Monday afternoon, participating in programs Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and departing Friday morning would not owe for additional nights camping. A group arriving Monday afternoon, participating in programs Tuesday and Thursday (Wednesday the group is doing their own activity away from Entrada) and departing Friday morning would owe for one additional night camping (Wednesday). Provided there is two-deep adult leadership, groups may divide and participate in different program activities a given day (half go mountain biking, half go climbing/rappelling). 

  • *Camping only - Groups desiring to use Entrada as a base camp-without participating in program activities-to explore the Moab region on their own may do so. Groups are welcome to participate in the Entrada meal plan. 

  • Pay at camp late fee penalty - $10.00/per person. 

3. Preparing for camp.

     3a. Required forms for ALL those attending camp:

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

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

5. Directions to camp.

  • The roads into and at Entrada are rough at best. Although low-profile vehicles can get to Entrada, high-clearance vehicles and 4X4’s are best. Entrada is not liable for any damage. Please use prudence in your choice of vehicles.
  • Passengers are not allowed to ride in the back of pickup trucks or on trailers. This is considered a violation of the State of Utah Motorized Vehicle Laws and The Boy Scouts of America Guide to Safe Scouting. State and Federal regulations along with LNT/Tread Lightly principles require that all vehicles stay on established and well-traveled roads and trails. Shuttle services are not provided for or by Entrada.
  • Vehicles may park in/next to each groups campsite(s). Vehicles should not be used for transporting participants around camp. All vehicles should park in the “fire ready” position (backed-in facing out) for quick egress. Speed limit is 10mph.
  • DIRECTIONS: (Click here for downloadable map)
  1. Driving South on highway 191, turn right (West) at the Dead Horse Point/Canyonlands highway 313.
  2. Drive 12.8 miles and turn left (Northeast) at the Gemini Bridges Trail.
  3. Driving North on highway 191, turn left (West) at the Dead Horse Point/Canyonlands highway 313.
  4. Drive 12.8 miles and turn left (Northeast) at the Gemini Bridges Trail.
  5. At the Gemini Bridge Trailhead, Entrada High-Adventure Base signage will be visible. Drive the Gemini Bridge Trail following the Entrada signage.
  6. It is approximately 6 miles from highway 313 to the Crips Hole/Four Arch Canyon area on Gemini Bridge trail to where Entrada High-Adventure Base camp is located.
  7. When you arrive at Entrada, there will be a “Check-In” sign pointing where to go.


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

  • The emphasis at Entrada is on high-adventure program activities for male and female youth. Entrada follows BSA National High-Adventure age guidelines which state: A youth must be 14 years of age or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation. Entrada does not offer merit badge programs. 

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

  • We recommend two leaders for any size group with one additional leader for every six-eight youth. As leaders, you may need to adjust this to accommodate the needs of your youth. You must have two-deep leadership.

  • Effective for the 2018 summer camp season, any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop or Venture crew to a residence camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a Criminal Background Check (CBC) and Youth Protection Training (YPT), even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip. 

8. What time is check-in?

  • Groups should plan to arrive the day before their first scheduled program activity (if you are scheduled to Mountain Bike Tuesday, you would arrive Monday). Arrival time is between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Departure is the day after your last scheduled program activity (by 10 a.m.) or the afternoon of your last scheduled program activity (if you are Mountain Biking Thursday, you can depart that afternoon or Friday morning). If travel plans prevent your group from arriving in the scheduled timeframe, please let us know.

    The Entrada Camp daily schedule:

    - 5:30 a.m. wake up

    - 5:50 a.m. flag ceremony

    - 6:00 a.m. breakfast (River Rafters go first, meals end after the last person has been through)

    - 7:00 a.m. program areas open (be there with your hydration pack ready to go)

    - 12:00 p.m. program areas close/lunch (meals end after the last person has been through)

    - 1:00 p.m. group time away from Entrada

    - 6:00 p.m. dinner (meals end after the last person has been through)

    - 7:00 p.m. open program begins (shootings sports, climbing/rappelling, mountain biking) (not all program area may be open)

    - 8:15 p.m. shooting sports closes

    - 8:30 p.m. all program areas close

    - 10:00 p.m. lights out 

9. What about meals?

  • The dining area is at base camp. All participants are required to clean up after themselves. LNT policies are followed.
  • During the registration process, groups are asked if they want to participate in the camp meal plan. Meals may be chosen individually (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and by day. The meal plan is all-inclusive. Additional meals may be purchased on-site.
  • Food Plans:
    • Option A - Bring Your Own: You handle all of your food needs. Your unit would be responsible for planning nutritious meals, bringing and storing the food & equipement for the week, and doing whatever cooking and preparation that is required.
    • Option B - Dining Hall Food Plan: The Dining Hall food plan frees you from having to worry about purchasing, storing, and managing your food. Our staff will do all of that work for you! Your group simply enjoys the nutritious meals provided by the camp. All utensils, plates, and cups are provided. This plan includes meals served cafeteria style.
  • Sample Menu:

              Breakfast – cereal and hotline each day. Hot items include: eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage, pancakes, etc.

              Lunch – sandwiches

              Dinner – fajitas, burgers, chicken fried steak, tacos, potatoes, chicken patties, etc.

              Fruit is available each meal. Entrada eats well…We plan on 1.5 portions per person.

              * Note: A pack lunch is provided to those participating in River Rafting, Canyoneering, Mountain Biking Over the Bars and Mountain Biking Send It. Groups DO NOT need to register or pay for lunch if participating in these activities* 

10. Is water available at camp?

  • All water provided by Entrada is potable. Entrada’s water is well-sourced and charges a 6000-gallon water tank. Please use this resource wisely. Entrada has three community spigots for group use: one in base camp in front of the trading post, one along the road to the 120’ rappel and shooting range and one along the road to the wash. Camp staff will point these out to you during check-in/orientation. Please, please, please drink continuously and often throughout the day!!! Dehydration is our #1 medical issue

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

  • Each group is assigned a campsite(s). Campsites are primitive – Nothing is provided by Entrada. There is no shade whatsoever! Groups are encouraged to bring pop-up canopies for sun protection. These should be lowered during the day to protect them from afternoon windstorms. If desired, please bring portable tables and chairs. No campsite is more than a 10-minute walk to or from base camp. Entrada does not provide tents.
  • Unit & Personal Equipment: Tent, portable canopy, snacks (can be purchased at trading post), sleeping pad, sun glasses, sleeping bad/pillow, insect repellant, camp cot/chair, chap stick, change of clothing/hat, sunscreen, shoes/boots/watershoes, hydration pack, toiletries, camera, towel, first aid kit, etc.

12. Is there a trading post?

  • Located in base camp, the camp store has ice cream, drinks, souvenirs and basic camping-related items available for purchase. Cash and credit are accepted. Hours vary and are posted on the door. 

13. Where can I get more information?

14. What do the campsites look like?

  • Each group is assigned a campsite(s). Campsites are primitive – Nothing is provided by Entrada. There is no shade whatsoever! Groups are encouraged to bring pop-up canopies for sun protection. These should be lowered during the day to protect them from afternoon windstorms. If desired, please bring portable tables and chairs. No campsite is more than a 10-minute walk to or from base camp. Provided no fire ban is in effect, above ground fires are permitted. Entrada has a limited number of fire pits available for use (first come, first serve) and wood available for purchase. 

15. What's the cancellation policy?

  • CANCELLATION POLICY: The Utah National Parks Council must commit financial resources to employ staff, purchase food and supplies, and to prepare for camping operations. Participants, therefore, are required to make a financial commitment to attend. The deposit collected at registration time is non-refundable. Refunds of fees paid for individuals or units requested at least two weeks before camp will be fully granted (less any deposit). No refunds are given if a registration is cancelled or the number of attendees is reduced within two weeks of your scheduled arrival date at camp. No refunds will be given for "no-shows" at camp. Making Payments: Payments can be made fully online through the registration process. You man return as often as you wish to make additional payments. If you prefer, you may also make payments at the Council Service Center or with Credit Card by phone @ 801-437-6222. The deposit you made will be automatically applied to your total fees. All fees must be paid at least two weeks before your camp begins. Payments must be made BEFORE camp begins. A late fee of $10 per person will be added to each registration for making payment at camp.

16. Contact Information

  • Registration questions? Please contact the Scout Service Center at (801) 437-6222.
  • Questions about the programs we offer at camp? Please contact the Camp Director, Ryan Bertram at ryan.bertram@scouting.org (preferred) or 614-403-7297.