Bates Wilson Youth Camp – Wilderness Adventure in Canyonlands National Park

A Summer Camp for Students Entering Grades 9 through 12

  • Where: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park
  • When: August 30, 2014 through September 01, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 and Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Students entering grades 9-12
  • Cost per Person: $50
  • Deposit: Deposit is the $50 application fee.
  • The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, in partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute, is celebrating Canyonlands National Park’s 50th anniversary this year with the first annual Bates Wilson Youth Camp, Labor Day Weekend, Saturday August 30th through Monday September 1st in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. We are inviting students entering grades 9 through 12 with interests in national parks, conservation, outdoor education, geology, cultural history, public policy, or careers in the National Park Service or other public land agencies, but especially students who love learning in nature and having fun!

    Please contact:
    Joette Langianese, Executive Director, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks
    Phone: 435-259-0108
    Or download application form below.
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Sustainable You! Summer Camp

Summer Fun and Learning In and Around Moab

  • Where: Moab, UT
  • When: August 12, 2014 through August 15, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Days, and 1 Overnight
  • Time: Begins 9:00 a.m. Tuesday and ends 5:00 p.m. Friday
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 and Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Students entering grades 5-8
  • Cost per Person: $150 - Students in Grand Co. Schools
  • Cost per Person: $200 - All Others
  • Deposit: $25
  • Deadline for Signup: 7 calendar days prior to trip date.
  • We’re excited about our newest summer camp. Sustainable You! Summer Camp in Moab allows kids the opportunity to determine what we need to survive and how we can improve our environment in a fun and interactive way. From exploring our local waterways to investigating the ways we travel, kids will develop a sense of place, empowerment and positive hope for the future of our natural environment.
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Teen River Skills Day Camp

  • Where: Colorado River near Moab, Utah
  • When: July 01, 2014 through July 03, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, day camp only
  • Time: 8 a.m to 5 p.m for 3 days (no overnight camping)
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $200 ($150 for students in Grand County School District)
  • Deposit: $25 applies to total due
  • This exciting teen river skills day camp is a 3-day learning experience for teens entering 7th-12th grades. CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides will teach you to navigate whitewater rivers through a hands-on rafting, inflatable kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Practice river reading skills and learn how to row a raft or paddle a ducky. We'll cover basic river safety, river rescue, maneuvering different types of boats, ethics for river travel, and have fun swimming in the river’s milder sections!
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LaSal Mountains Explorer Base Camp

  • Where: Warner Lake
  • When: July 08, 2014 through July 11, 2014
  • When: July 15, 2014 through July 18, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 3 nights
  • Time: 9 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Friday, campers camp overnight in tents.
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 20
  • Age Group: Entering 5th through 8th grades
  • Cost per Person: $200 per 4-day session ($150 for youths attending Grand County School District*)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Deadline for Signup: 7 calendar days prior to trip date.
  • Our popular Explorers Base Camp is an exciting summer opportunity for kids entering 5th through 8th grades who want to be active, have fun and learn about our amazing backyard La Sal Mountains.
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School Westwater Canyon Overnight

  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available:

    Mid-March through mid-October

  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 days, 1 night
  • Time: 9 a.m. Day 1 through 6 p.m Day 2
  • Age Group: Grade 9 and up
  • Cost per Person: $280 - Minimum 15/Maximum 25
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM fee
  • Explore wonderful Westwater Canyon, a Wilderness Study Area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides and experience the one of the west's premiere whitewater stretches with 6 miles of exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids!
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