Professor Valley Field Camp

40 acres of desert wilderness
ready for your group's adventure.

An unforgettable adventure awaits for you and your group here at PVFC!

Professor Valley Field Camp is an ideal location for spring and fall field studies. It is home to our Professor Valley Field Camp School Program, and can be rented for workshops, retreats, family reunions, or other programs.

Call us today to see if PVFC is a good fit  your your group or school.

Surrounded by BLM land, this breathtaking setting is just 20 miles from Moab and Arches National Park. On the banks of Professor Creek and only minutes from the Colorado River, this unique camp is situated in the shadows of the La Sal Mountains, Fisher Towers, and Cathedral Mesa.

 

Spectacular Scenery

Iconic mesas and sandstone tower views from camp

Red Rock Cliffs

Enjoy this classic Moab landscape.

Perennial Stream

Explore Professor Creek as it crosses the property.

Along the Colorado River

Minutes away from boat launches and river views.

Outdoor Learning Adventure

Unwind and learn about nature.

Two Ways to Explore Professor Valley

Teachers, take your students to Professor Valley

PVFC is the headquarters of our land based programming.

  • 5 days and 4 nights of immersive outdoor education led by naturalist guides.
  • Food, up to date curriculum, and outfitting services are all included.
  • Whitewater Rafting trip on the Moab Daily is included with all school programs.

Use Professor Valley as a Private Group or Retreat Space

Explore, unwind, and connect as a group or company.

  • 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. Or, your group can upgrade to a Whitewater Rafting Experience on the Moab Daily. Inquire about rates and options for added experiences!

Group Rates: 

  • With meal service: $90 per person, per night
  • Without meal service: $40 per person, per night
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Sitting around the campfire
Picnic dinner
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Playing by the creek
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Facility Overview

Professor Valley Field Camp is a semi-remote site with the following amenities:

  • A full-sized commercial camp kitchen
  • Running potable water
  • Flush toilets
  • Lakota-style tipis with cots for sleeping.
  • A climate controlled yurt for indoor space
  • A large campfire circle
  • Plenty of space to explore, relax, and breathe deeply
  • Some of the USA's darkest skies

Accessibility and Facility information at PVFC

Learn more about the different aspects of the PVFC Facility. If you have any questions about whether the space is a good fit for your group, please call us or send an email to info@cfimoab.org.

Camp Kitchen

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. 

Thípis

Inside Tipi PVFC concrete pad

Lakota style Thípis with cots provide most of the housing at PVFC. We have two sizes: 5 person and 3 person. There are two accessible Thípis 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.

Classroom Yurt

wooden bridge to classroom yurt pvcPVFC 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.

Trail Systems

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There is a wheelchair friendly trail that connects various points of Professor Valley Field Camp, including the kitchen, some Thipis, the Classroom Yurt, the outdoor classroom, and the campfire circle. 

The trail is made of pounded gravel and is graded to ADA standards.

Campfire Gathering Space

pvfc fire pit campfire area

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.

Bathrooms

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PVFC has two all gender bathrooms with flush toilets and running sinks. The doorways are wide enough to fit most wheelchairs, and there are support bars around the toilets. They are located on a concrete pad near the camp kitchen alongside the barn. 

Additionally, there is also a bio-filtration toilet that safely processes waste without much water.

Parking Areas

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There is a main dirt parking lot at the entrance to the property. This is the main parking area for program participants. There is also an accessible, concrete parking area closer to the camp kitchen.