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