35 acres of unique desert beauty
ready for your group's adventure.
Anyone who has spent a few nights at Professor Valley Field Camp (PVFC) will testify that it is a magical place.
This breathtaking setting is surrounded by BLM land and is just 20 miles from Moab and Arches National Park. Professor Creek runs through the property offering rare riparian shade and wildlife habitat as serene and iconic views of Fisher Towers, La Sal Mountains and Castleton Tower frame the unique property. PVFC is 15 minutes away from a Colorado River boat launch and is accessible via State Highway 128, but still provides a remote environmental feeling.
Professor Valley Field Camp is an ideal location during the beautiful fall and spring seasons, where the desert landscape can create an unforgettable adventure.
It is home to our Professor Valley Field Camp School Program, and can be rented for workshops, family reunions, or other programs interested in educational retreats.
Shape Your Experience at Professor Valley
Teachers, take your students to Professor Valley
PVFC is the heart of our land-based school program, an immersive outdoor educational adventure for 6th through 12th grade students.
- 5 days and 4 nights of place-based learning, artistic discovery, community-centric activities, and SEL, all led by naturalist guides.
- Meals and outfitting services are all included.
- Whitewater Rafting trip on the Moab Daily is included with all school programs.
There is plenty to explore at Professor Valley Field Camp. The program comes with educators to lead your students through relevant, place based curriculum that features hands-on activities at archaeology sites, riparian ecology investigations, and engaging lessons for all types of learners.
Rent Our Space
The field camp is a versatile and accommodative space that can be rented out for your group to explore, unwind, learn, and connect. Whether you’re looking to have a unique family gathering, organizational retreat, or workshop, let CFI bring your group's ideal Moab experience to life.
- Tipis with cots for sleeping.
- Indoor Yurt Space with electricity.
- BYO food and use our camp kitchen, or include a meal plan with your rental!
- All retreat rentals come with customizable naturalist programming. It could be a star talk, night hike, or archaeological exploration.
Group Rates per night:
- 20 people or fewer: $990 per night
- Each additional person above 20: $30
- Meal plans include dinner the evening of your stay plus hot breakfast, snacks, and lunch the next day
- Add a meal plan: $50 per person
Check out our immersive outdoor classrooms at Professor Valley Field Camp
This video provides families, visitors, and interested parties with an opportunity to check out PVFC to decide if it is a good fit for your group's various needs.
CFI welcomes all individuals to PVFC, and as an organization, we aim to provide our audiences with the avenues of knowledge needed to support the development of familiarity and comfortability to prepare for a meaningful experience.
Join us on a virtual walk through of Professor Valley Field Camp.
CFI's camp kitchen has the cookware, silverware, and dishes necessary to feed 60. There are large stainless steel sinks that provide potable water and create space for washing dishes. There is a grill, flat-top griddle, multiple burner stoves, and a collection of picnic tables for eating. One picnic table has an overhang with space for a wheelchair.
Lakota style Tipis with cots provide most of the housing at PVFC. We have two sizes: 5 person and 3 person. There are two accessible Tipis set up over concrete pads attached to a wheelchair friendly path. The rest are set up over gravel pads and require a step to enter and leave.
PVFC has a climate controlled classroom yurt. This is a canvas structure that serves as an indoor gathering space in the event of bad weather. The door is can be reached by a wooden ramp that attaches to our accessible trail network.
There are designated ADA facility signs around select PVFC locations. Certain sections of our field camp trails have been upgraded to ADA compliant. These two designated segments of trail are from the accessible parking pad to the Outdoor Classroom Deck, as well as to Professor Creek. The inclined trail is surveyed at 400 linear feet by 4 feet wide. Trail materials include road base gravel purchased locally topped by a specialized limestone chip aggregate. Certain weather conditions (predominantly rain and on rare occasion snow) may adversely impact trail conditions on a short-term basis.
Campfire Gathering Space
PVFC has a large campfire gathering space. In addition to ground seating, there are large flat logs that serve as benches.
CFI always respects BLM fire restrictions when in effect.
There are two wheelchair accessible restrooms on the south end of the field camp near the accessible parking pad, Coyote’s Corner and Classroom yurts. The all-gender restrooms have bathroom safety rails, flush toilets, sinks, and have space heaters for the cooler seasonal months. Professor Valley Field camp however, does not have any showers on the property.
Additionally, there is also a bio-filtration toilet that safely processes waste without much water.
The main lot (mixed with dirt and gravel components) on the north end, marks the entry of Professor Valley Field Camp. This parking space accommodates the majority of regular and large vehicles (including school buses and vans). If you continue on the dirt roadway to the south end of the field camp, there is one accessible parking pad behind the storage barn.