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Thunder Ridge Scout Camp FAQ's


1. What we offer.

     1a. Summer Camps:

  • Summer Camp: Thunder Ridge utilizes the Adventure Tack system to deliver high-quality program to the participants at camp. Adventure Tracks are a tactile, experience-based method of learning and achieving merit badges and rank advancement skills. Each track will be a two-day experience, with each Scout participating in two different tracks during a week at camp. The exception to the two-day track course will be some high-adventure based tracks, which may contain overnighters and may be as long as five days. Tracks will not only offer specific merit badge instruction, but also will engage the participants in other camp program features such as C.O.P.E. (high ropes course and leadership games), skills gaes and fun activities. Scouts will have the opportunity to exercise leadership and teaching skilss along the path of track adventures.
  • Scout Camp Adventure Tracks Unvieled! Check out this blog article which give more information about the Adventure Track system!

    • Black Diamond Adventure Tracks: These tracks can be created and customized directly between Scout leaders and the camp director. As you make your preparations for camp, stay in contact with us and we'll help you put together the High Adventure Program that will fit the needs of your Varsity Scouts and Venturers. Want to know more about the adventure track system? Check out these resources!

    • Adventure Tracks for the Summer of 2017 (PDF)

Don't know how to Register? Click here for instructions.

     1b. Other Exciting Activities:

  • Stake / Ward Activities: The Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council now 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 resouces 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, Thunder Ridge Scout Camp is an easy and beautiful place to host your familly reunion. Check out other ways to utilize our camp!

2. 2018 Pricing/Dates?

  • Summer Camp:
    • Pricing: 11 year old - $46 ($51 Out-of Council), Youth - $170, Youth $200 (Out of Council), Adult - $30, Deposit - $250 per unit (non-refundable)
    • Food Plan (Commissary): $80 per person
    • Dates: See 'What We Offer' and click on the activity that you are interested in.

3. Preparing for camp.

     3a. Required forms for ALL those attending camp:

  • Health form for everyone attending camp (including leaders)
  • Unit Roster (click here to learn how to get this)
  • Registration receipt - in case there's an issue with registration
  • Unit Talent Release Form

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

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

6. Directions to camp.

  • Click here to download a map to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.

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

  • Thunder Ridge offers programs for youth 11-18 years of age. We can accommodate needs to Cub Scout age youth as well with sufficien time and planning.

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 accomodate the needs of your youth. You must still have two deep leadership.

9. What time is check-in?

  • All campers: 9:00am

10. What about meals?

  • Leave the food hassle to us! The commissary provides 14 meals beginning with dinner on Monday and ending with breakfast on Saturday. Please read the menu to plan equipment needs for preparing and cleaning up meals. Remember that we give you the food, but you still need to bring the equipment to prepare it, cook it, and eat it! Please come prepared to store milk and other items overnight in your campsite. Ice is provided to troops on the commissary plan and is available at the commissary. Daily allotments are based on the number of people on the plan. If you need more than your daily allotment or if your troop is not on the commissary plan, the Trading Post will have bags of ice available for purchase. Basic condiments and staple items will be delivered with your Monday dinner. The commissary meal bins should be picked up at the commissary building between 11:30am-12:15pm for lunch and 4:45pm-5:30pm for dinner/breakfast.

11. Is water available at camp?

  • Potable water is available throughout the camp.

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

  • Encourage your youth and leaders to be in uniform.

  • Other helpful items to have at camp are: sunscreen, bug spray, hats for everyone, water bottles, a jacket or coat to keep in your vehicle in case of inclement weather, sunglasses, a day pack to carry your items, and Scout Handbook. There is a complete gear list in the Leader's Guide, (See below).

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

  • The trading post will be open at various times during your stay at camp. We stock various candies and drinks as well as pocket knives, crafts, flashlights, camp shirts, and other souvenirs.

14. Where can I get more information?

15. What do the campsites look like?

  • Images coming soon!

16. Contact Information

  • Registration questions? Please contact your District Staff member at the Scout Service Center at (801) 437-6222.
  • Program questions? Please contact the Camp Director, Nathan Howard, at nathan.howard@scouting.org. NOTE: Camp Director will be at camp during May 30-July 29 and will be unable to email at this time.
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