Professor Valley Field Camp

A Unique Land-Based Experience for Your School or Youth Group

The Setting:

Professor Valley Field Camp (PVFC) is located in a breathtaking setting just 20 miles from Moab and Arches National Park, just off of Hwy 128 (GPS Coordinates: 38.709650, -109.371585) on the banks of Professor Creek, and only minutes from the Colorado River. Our field camp is situated on private land under lease for outdoor education purposes.

  • Spectacular Scenery including Fisher Towers and Castleton Tower
  • Red rock cliffs
  • Perennial stream
  • Views of the La Sal Mountains
  • Outdoor Learning Adventures to remember!

Professor Valley Field Camp is an ideal location for spring and fall field studies. The area is highly scenic and often filmed as a set for movies. The Field Camp is perfect for a quiet retreat, to learn with a CFI Naturalist about desert plants, animals, geology and public lands management, and have time for your own curriculum as well.

Facility and Amenities:

Our field camp can accommodate groups up to 60 plus our CFI staff.

  • We provide roomy Lakota-style tipis with cots for sleeping. Participants bring their own sleeping bags, pads, pillows and ground cloths as well as towels and toiletries.
  • Sleeping unit rentals are available if needed
  • We provide healthy, balanced meals, snacks, water, lemonade, coffee, tea with menus and can try to accommodate a variety of special dietary needs and restrictions. For additional dietary concerns, you may bring supplemental foods (storage provided; no adjustment to fees)
  • Culinary water is provided
  • Toilet facilities are provided
  • Yurt is cooled in warmer months by low voltage portable swamp coolers
  • Wood stove in the classroom yurt for cooler weeks
  • Enjoy being "unplugged", and savor nature’s pace and gifts while staying with us. There's no telephone at the camp and cell coverage is unreliable, but a phone is available at Sorrel River Ranch.
  • Classroom which can seat approximately 24 people at tables for severe weather
  • Additional chairs
  • Campfire circle for 60.

Keep in mind this is "camping"; there is limited outside lighting so bring flashlights and headlamps. Quiet hours are between 10 PM and 7 AM in respect for the neighboring ranch.

You'll savor deep silence, awesome views, excellent hiking, and an unbelievable starry night sky far away from city lights!

CFI Staff Provides:

  • Nutritious and tasty meals.
  • Site management and naturalist orientation to the area.
  • Programs throughout the day.
  • Short guided nature hikes.

Beyond that, you have time to work with your own group or explore on your own near the camp. Group participants help with a camp service project, meal preparation, and cleanup.

For additional fees, you can add field trips led by CFI staff, such as a full day river trip, hikes to nearby canyons, or a tour of the National Parks.

See Professor Valley Field Camp Programs

See Canyon's Edge Curriculum