Utah Parks - CampingTifie Scout Camp FAQs

Tifie Scout Camp FAQ's

 

1. What we offer.

     1a. Summer Camps:

  • Summer Camp: Tifie which is part of Mountain Dell Scout Ranch is located above Mount Pleasant, Utah in Sanpete County.  Tifie is an acronym which stands for Teaching Individuals and Families Independence Through Enterprise.  Tifie is situated at 7500 feet above the beautiful Sanpete Valley. Temperatures can be 15 to 20 degree cooler than in the valley during the summer. Tifie is a full-service camp that provides merit badge and adventure tracks for Scouts as well as offering a myriad of activities (e.g., shooting, aquatics, COPE, climbing and rappelling, and mountain biking) for stake groups including: Zion’s camps, Aaronic Priesthood Encampments, and Girls Camps.?
  • Want to learn more about the camp's programs? Click here for the Tifie Program Guide, (PDF).

  • Scout Camp Adventure Tracks Unvieled! Check out this blog article which give more information about the Adventure Track system!

    • 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 5 days. 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, Tifie Scout Camp is an easy and beautiful place to host your familly reunion. Check out other ways you can utilize our camp!

2. 2018 Pricing/Dates?

  • Summer Camp: Summer camp schedules go from Monday a.m.-Saturday a.m. for Scout troops. Church groups have the option to stay all week, or select specific days that meet their program requirements.
Group Pricing
Scouts (M-Sat) $198/$228 (out of Council)  $46/$51 (11 yr. olds overnight)
Scout Leaders (M-Sat) $40 (non-participants) $10 (11 yr. olds overnight)
Scout Leaders (M-Sat) $119 one track, $198 two tracks ($75 per track)
Church Group Participants 1-4 Days $45/day per participant (groups under 100)
Church Group Participants 1-4 Days $41.67/day per participant (groups 100+)
Church Group Participants 5 Days $39.60/day per participan tx 5 days=$198 (groups under 100)
Church Group Participants 5 Days $37.60/day per participant x 5 days=$188 (groups 100+)

3. Preparing for camp.

     3a. Required forms for ALL those attending camp:

  • Health form for everyone attending camp (including leaders)
  • Unit Roster: This list should include everyone who will be at camp for the week. We have found that the swim check roster works great for this. You can find that form at the end of our Program Guide which can be found here.
  • Registration receipt - in case there's an issue with registration
  • Swim Check: The swim classifcation of individuals participating in a Boy Scouts of America activity is a key element in both Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat. Refer to the swim test check-list in the Tifie Program Guide for catergories and requirements. Leaders should ensure that swim tests for their youth are completed prior to coming up to camp.

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

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


6. Directions to camp.

  • 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 will park in a general parking area adjacent to the Tifie Ranger cabin. Vehicles may drive up into camp to drop off troop supplies, gear, and storage trailers. RV’s need to be coordinated on parking availability in camp. Space is limited for full-size RV’s. Speed limit is 10mph.
  • Drive to Mount Pleasant, Utah. Near the southern end of town before Main Street/Hwy 89 curves to the south-west, turn east on 700 S, drive to 700 E and turn south. The next turn will be east again on 1000 S, then south again after on 1200 E (or Pine Creek Road). Pine Creek Road will curve left after about one mile. After another 1/5 of a mile the road will curve to the right. Follow the curve about another mile where it will once again curve right. Continue to follow this curve and the road will wind its way up to the main parking lot. From the last right curve to the main parking lot is about two miles. Signs a long the way will provide direction.
  • Click here to download the map to Tifie Scout Camp.

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

  • The emphasis at Tifie is on program activities for both male and female youth.  Week-long summer Scout camps are designed primarily for Scouts 12 up through 17. We do have Monday-Tuesday overnight programs for 11 year old Scouts. For church groups we can accommodate all young men and young women age groups 12-18.


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

  • We recommend 2 leaders for any size group with 1 additional leader for every 6-8 youth.  As leaders, you may need to adjust this to accommodate the needs of your youth. You must still have two deep leadership. Leaders are considered participants with youth on Blue and Black Diamond Scout adventure tracks. Leaders involved in church group activities up at camp are highly encouraged to participate.

9. What time is check-in?

  • Scout groups arrive Monday morning and depart Saturday morning. For Scouts open-time can be utilized for: camp-wide games, working on merit badges, and troop activities.

    Other groups should plan to arrive several hours before their first scheduled program activity. If previously arranged groups may be able to arrive the night before their first scheduled program day to assist them with set-up and group preparations.  

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00am   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:00am Check-in Flags Flags Flags Flags
8:30am-11:30am Tour/Set-up Adv Trk A Open-time Adv Trk B Open-time
12:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30pm-5:00pm Adv Trk A Adv Trk A Adv Trk B Adv Trk B Camp Games
5:00pm Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
6:00pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm Troop Time Troop Time Troop Time Troop Time Troop Time
8:30pm Emer Drill Troop Time Troop Time Troop Time Troop Time
9:00pm Open Camp Fire Troop Time Troop Time Troop Time Closing Camp Fire
10:30pm Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

10. What about meals?

  • The Burch Lodge
    • The Tifie dining hall and lodge is one of the best in the nation with extraordinary views of the historic and beautiful Sanpete Valley below. With a full-service, large commercial kitchen, we can accommodate virtually any group size (feeding group sizes up to and over 350 at one session). The Tifie dining plan provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also provide meals for outpost groups and can arrange to provide cracker barrel snacks and refreshments.
  • Wrist Bands
    • Those participating in Central Dining will have a specific colored wristband. In order to accommodate the large number of diners each meal, we will be staggering the lunch start time for each troop so as to keep serving lines as short as possible. Details will be given to you during your camp tour on Monday. At the dining hall campers will go through one of four lines that will be ready to serve them. Once your meal is served, sit anywhere and enjoy it. When finished, scrape your dirty dishes and turn them in at the scullery window to be washed.
  • COST
    • $90.00 Week-long dining plan.
    • $6.00   Per meal for registered groups and guests. Guests purchase meals at our retail Trading Post.

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR TROOP HAS SPECIAL NEEDS SUCH AS FOOD ALLERGIES, PLEASE LET US KNOW BEFORE CAMP SO WE CAN PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATE SUBSTITUTE.

  • Bring Your Own Food
    • The default option is for you to handle all of your food needs. Your troop would be responsible for planning, bringing and storing the food for the week, and doing whatever cooking and preparation that is required. This is a great way for your youth to work on key merit badges and gain experience in this area. If you are on this plan you may plan to purchase ice and milk at camp through the Trading Post if needed.

11. Is water available at camp?

  • All water provided by Tifie is potable. Tifie’s water is originates from multiple wells. Please use this resource wisely and report any leaks to camp management!  Water is available at many locations throughout camp including dining areas, camp sites, program/activity areas, shower-houses and restrooms.

    Please, please, please drink continuously and often throughout the day!!! Dehydration is our #1 medical issue

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

  • Each group is assigned a campsite(s). Each site has a pavilion and picnic table. Tents are not provided. There is sufficient room to park a camp gear storage trailer.  
  • 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.

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

  • 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. 


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.
  • Questions about the programs we offer at camp? Please contact the Camp Director, Steve Sutherland at 801-361-2508.
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