La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp
- Where: Warner Lake
- When: July 02, 2013 through July 05, 2013
- When: July 09, 2013 through July 12, 2013
- Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 3 nights
- Time: 9 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Friday, campers camp overnight in tents with CFI staff
- Group Size: Min 6 (full refund if minimum is not met)
- Age Group: Entering 5th through 8th grades
- Deadline for Signup: 7 calendar days prior to trip date.
- Cost per Person: $150 per 3-day session ($100 for youths attending Grand County Utah Schools *)
- Deposit: $25
- Trip includes: Transportation, tents, meals, land use permits, and FUN hiking, games and nature activities.
- Campers are "on retreat" and may not come and go to town each night nor have visitors from town (also for child safety protocols).
- Two CFI staff over 21 years of age plus one teen assistant will be with the group the entire time; all have Educator clearances.
- 10% Discount for sibling from same family
- * Additional SCHOLARSHIP assistance is available for qualifying Grand County, Utah families, please inquire at CFI.
- Click here to read our cancellation policy.
CFI offers our popular Explorers Base Camps – an eco-adventure for kids that want to combine active time outdoors and learning cool stuff about our woods and wildlife.
This is an exciting opportunity for kids entering 5th through 8th grades to participate in an awesome learning adventure during the summer. This Ecology Summer Camp is for kids who want to be active, have fun and learn about our amazing backyard La Sal Mountains. Small groups, 1:6 instructor to youth ratio.
Includes nature games, easy hikes, stories, art, and more fun. Hands-on science activities take a look at stream life, animals, rocks and fossils, Native American, and pioneer tales.
Meet 9 a.m. on Tuesday and return at 5 p.m. on Friday. Campers are on a "nature retreat" — campers should be able to attend the session all nights/days; we do not allow students or family members to come and go from the site (to town for other events for example) for our program standards, group cohesion, and child safety protocols. We ask children to leave behind electronics such as game boys, music, and cell phones and learn to have fun on nature's terms!
These sessions are offered based on grade level upcoming in the fall (our age guidelines are firm for program quality and safety reasons.)
Families, please drop off your child on the first day between 8:45 and 9:00 am at the CFI back warehouse where you will meet your Naturalist Guides and repack your duffel into CFI waterproof bags for the week. We request that kids are not dropped off earlier than 8:45 as our staff will be making final preparations and wants to be fully ready to go at 8:45 for a great week ahead.Tents are provided by CFI. Let us know in advance if you need sleeping bag or pad. On the last day Friday, please arrive between 5:00 and 5:15 to pick up your child at CFI back warehouse. Thank you!
The program is led by two CFI Naturalist Guides that are extensively trained to work in our ongoing school environmental education programs. They are 21 years and older and hold college degrees in related fields; they receive screening for Utah Educator's Background Checks, have wilderness medicine and CPR certifications and are licensed Utah Guides. Additional assistance is provided by either a CFI interns or teen counselor in training.
Meet at 9am at CFI with your overnight clothing, a sleeping bag, and pad or we can provide for you.
- You will camp out in tents three nights in the La Sal National Forest at Warner Lake.
- CFI provides camp kitchen, tents and meals, adventurous hikes in the mountains, animal tracking and other fun nature games.
- CFI provides terrific meals — lunch day 1 through lunch the last day.
For CFI scholarship/sliding fee information and to register for summer youth programs, contact us at 259-7750, (800) 860-5262 or send an email.
CFI is a licensed permitted outfitter with the USFS in the LaSal Mountains. We conduct school outdoor education programs in spring and fall for schools from around the country.
Thanks to our regional donors and business sponsors and especially to Grand County Recreation Special Service District for program planning support and to help provide scholarships.