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School Year Camp Program (Minicamps)

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Girl Scouts of Utah provides camp program all year - not just during the summer! Our school year programs are often referred to as "Minicamps." Girls can attend camp programs individually, with friends, with their troops, or with an adult companion depending on the program. Activities range from snowshoeing, rope course, canoeing, hiking, art, and more!

All outdoor program registrations, forms, and healthcare are housed in UltraCamp - Girl Scout of Utah's Outdoor Program registration system. Manage your UltraCamp account here.

2022-2023 School Year Programs: See a listing of our upcoming school year programs here. Registration opens August 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. 

About

Our minicamp programs are a great way for girls to experience camp for the first time or create memories in the outdoors yearround. With so many options, there is something for every camper!  

Participation types:

  • Girls only: Girls can attend on their own or with friends.
  • Girl with adult: Typical registration is a girl or siblings registered with a parent/guardian. Female or male adults are welcome to attend, unless the program specifies otherwise.
  • Troop: A group of girls from the same troop can attend together with troop leaders. Troop overnight camping ratios should be followed when registering for programs.
    • Camping ratios
    • 1:4 for Daisies
    • 1:6 for Brownies
    • 1:8 for Juniors & Cadettes
    • 1:10 for Seniors & Ambassadors
Ways to Pay

Activity Credits

The Girl Scouts of Utah Cookie Program helps girls pay for Girl Scout programming through earned Activity Credits. Girls receive Activity Credits to help pay for summer camps, day camps, program activities, Girl Scout membership fees, and items from the Girl Scout Shop.

Activity Credits can be used for minicamp registration fees by printing and completing the registration form.

Activity Scholarship Program

This program provides assistance for individual girl members who are registered Girl Scouts and wish to attend GSU sponsored camps or programs, but are unable due to financial restraints. Applications may be submitted after completion of the initial registration and the program deposit is paid.

Each membership year a girl may receive one Activity Scholarship for a school year program and one for summer camp. 

As a Troop

Troop leaders have the option of having families register girls individually, or troops can reserve spaces in a minicamp program. Read more about how to pay as a troop.

General Camps

 

Daisy Excursion at Camp Cloud Rim
Grades K-1, adults
September 17, 2022 - Register online

Join us at Camp Cloud Rim for a an outdoor excursion with your favorite adult of any gender. Get a taste of what camp life is all about, from arts and crafts to outdoor skills! Camp Cloud Rim provides paddling on the lake and bouldering at the rock wall. Members must attend with an adult. Age restrictions apply to certain activities.  

You and Me Art-a-Rama at Camp Cloud Rim
Grades 4-12, adults
September 23-24, 2022 - Register online
September 24-25, 2022 - Register online

Spend time enjoying the fall weather and sleeping in your own pop-up tent at Camp Cloud Rim while creating your own creative masterpieces with your favorite adult of any gender! You’ll paint a scene on a canvas, create a unique textile, make a pot on the pottery wheel, and paddle on the lake. Projects will be different from the previous year. Members must attend with an adult. Participants must provide their own pop-up tent in order to participate. 

Camptivities at Trefoil Ranch
Grades K-5, Troop Only 

November 11-12, 2022 – Register online 
November 12-13, 2022 – Register online 

Not sure if you are ready for a full week of summer camp? Or do you love summer camp and just can't get enough? Either way, this overnight event is for you! Traditional camp activities are aplenty at this event, along with some badge work built in! This is the perfect event to build up to longer campouts in the future or revisit some of your favorite camp activities. 

Elf Academy at Trefoil Ranch  
Grades K-5, Girl/Adult or Troop
December 9-10, 2022 – Register online
December 11-12, 2022 – Register online  

Enroll in Elf Academy and learn how to become an elf this holiday season. Create holiday decorations, bake goodies, learn about holiday traditions from around the world, and so much more, including a service project to help others enjoy this special time of year! Girl Scouts Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will work on steps from a variety of badges during this program. An outcome sheet will be sent at the end of this program.

New Year's Eve Bash at Trefoil Ranch 
Grades K-12, girl only 
December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2023 – Register online 

Ring in the New Year at Trefoil Ranch with your Girl Scout friends of new and old! Girls will be split by Girl Scout levels, and will work with their counselors to design their schedule for December 31. Choose from activities like snowshoeing, STEM, baking, survival skills, crafts, and more! After a full day of activities, our New Year’s countdown party will include a theme dinner, New Year's-themed challenges, karaoke, s’mores, a photo booth, and more. As we approach midnight, we’ll celebrate with a camp wide dance party and party poppers at the stroke of midnight! On the first day of the New Year, we’ll enjoy a late breakfast in our pajamas. We can’t wait for you to join us for this one of a kind celebration! 

Wilderness First Aid Campout at Camp Cloud Rim
Grades 9-12, girl only 

September 15-17, 2023 – Register online

You never know what will happen on a wilderness trip, but a great Girl Scout is always prepared! In Wilderness and Remote First Aid, you’ll learn advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. We’ll spend the weekend practicing hands-on first aid skills indoors and outdoors and we’ll save some time for fun camp activities at Camp Cloud Rim. 

Art-a-Rama at Camp Cloud Rim 
Grades K-12, Girl/Adult or Troop
September 22-23, 2023 – Register online 
September 23-24, 2023 – Register online 

Spend time enjoying the fall weather at Camp Cloud Rim while creating your own innovative masterpieces! You’ll capture the gorgeous fall scenery on canvas, create unique pieces of textile art, and have time to enjoy the paddling on the lake and hiking if you wish to do so. Projects will be different from the previous year. 

High Adventure Camps

Winter Camping at Camp Cloud Rim 
Grades 6-12, Girl only
January 13-16, 2023 – Register online

Spend the weekend exploring winter camping techniques at Camp Cloud Rim. We will meet at the Salt Lake City office, drive to the Camp Cloud Rim area, then snowshoe to the camp property. You’ll spend the weekend learning about snow shelters and snow caves, practicing winter survival skills, and taking in the winter wonderland around you on snowshoes. Seniors and Ambassadors will earn their Snow Adventure badge. Time will be spent indoors and outdoors. Girls must be physically able to snowshoe with a backpack for 3 miles to and from camp. Camp staff will transport girls from Salt Lake City to camp.

Winter Camping Overnight at Trefoil Ranch
Grades 4-8, Girl/Adult or Troop 
February 4-5, 2023 – Register online

Cold-weather camping is the ultimate test of your ability to camp and learn to live in harmony with the environment. Training in winter camping will prepare you to safely enjoy many winter adventures and to teach others to enjoy these unique experiences. Participants in this Winter Camping Overnight at Trefoil Ranch will learn to camp comfortably in cold weather, snowshoe around camp, and sleep in 4-season tents. 

Moab Adventure in Moab 
Grades 6-12, Girl only 
April 14-16, 2023 – Register online

Travel with other Girl Scouts to Moab on Friday, set up camp, and then spend all day Saturday paddle boarding and hiking. Spend some time cooking out and working on steps of various outdoor badges. Program fee covers transportation from Murray to Moab and back, gear and instruction for paddleboarding, food, and GSU staff supervision/programming. 
 
Note: This is a beginner trip. Prior paddle boarding and camping experience is not a prerequisite. However, participants must be able to swim.

Intro to Horses Minicamp at Trefoil Ranch
Grades K-8, Girl/Adult or Troop
August 14-15, 2023 – Register online
August 15-16, 2023 – Register online
August 16-17, 2023 – Register online

During this overnight session, get clued in to horses by learning about how to care for horses, what equipment you need, rider lingo, and more before grooming, helping tack your horse, and going on a ride. Girls and adults will ride in the arena for one hour and have a one-hour horse care lesson. Time spent away from the stables will be spent enjoying a campfire program, interviewing a Girl Scout camp horse expert, creating a horse themed craft, and making a treat to give the horses! 

Northern Utah Fall Backpacking in Northern Utah
Grades 6-12, Girl only
September 22-24, 2023 – Register online

There are few things that are quite as rewarding as backpacking in Utah’s beautiful Uinta range! Take a step (or many) off the beaten path, and join other Girl Scouts on this weekend backpacking excursion in Northern Utah. Program fee covers transportation from the SLC office to the trail and back, meals, and shared group gear such as water filters and tents. Backpacks, sleeping bags, and other backcountry gear are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. While this is a beginner trip, participants MUST be physically able to carry all their own gear around 5 miles each day on uneven terrain.

Family Camps

 

Fall Fest at Trefoil Ranch  
Grades K-12, Family
October 29, 2022 - Register online

Come spend part of your day at Trefoil Ranch and enjoy some beautiful Fall weather! Various Fall-themed activity stations will be set up around main camp for your family to go through at your own pace. This self-paced event is a great opportunity to see Trefoil Ranch and explore some of the main areas with your family! Arrivals will be staggered to allow for general flow of activity stations - please note that some snacks will be available at some of the stations, but no meals are served.

Snowshoe Adventure at Trefoil Ranch
Grades K-12, Family or Troop
February 11, 2023, or February 12, 2023 – Register online

There’s nothing quite like Trefoil Ranch in the wintertime! Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to get outside during the winter and enjoy the beautiful views of Provo Canyon. During this adventure, your family or troop will borrow snowshoes and a map and take off on a self-guided tour of camp! Arrival and departure times will be staggered to allow for spaced-out use of the snowshoes. Your group will have up to three hours to explore the camp trails before returning to your car. At the end of your adventure, grab a cup of hot chocolate and an individually wrapped snack to help warm up on your way home. 

Cloud Rim Getaway at Camp Cloud Rim 
Grades K-12, Girl/Adult
September 8-9, 2023 – Register online
September 9-10, 2023 – Register online

Want one last outdoor adventure before the summer ends? Join us for a camping adventure with your favorite adult of any gender. Get a taste of what camp life is all about, from arts and crafts to campfires and outdoor skills! Camp Cloud Rim provides paddling on the lake and rock climbing or bouldering. Age restrictions apply to certain activities.

Journey Camps

Love Your Planet Journey at Camp Cloud Rim
Grades 2-8, Girl/Adult or Troop
September 15-16, 2023 – Register online

Join other Girl Scouts at Camp Cloud Rim who wish to protect the natural environment and keep the Earth healthy. During this overnight, participants will take on an Innovator role as they engage in weird science experiments, recycled crafts, and healthy snacks. Participants will complete portions of the It's Your Planet – Love It! Journey. Staff will facilitate the appropriate Journey connected to the troop's Girl Scout level! Even multi-level troops can benefit from this overnight experience!

Outdoor Journey at Camp Cloud Rim
Grades  2-8, Girl/Adult or Troop
September 16-17, 2023 – Register online

Grab your bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles, and sleeping bags to come to Camp Cloud Rim! Try the rock climbing or bouldering, cook a dessert over the fire, participate in canoeing, and learn some outdoor skills. At camp, you’ll complete the full Outdoor Journey including the Take Action Project! Staff will facilitate the appropriate Journey connected to the participant's Girl Scout level.

Camp Programs at Home

Your Voice. Your World. Your Girltopia. on Zoom
Grades 9-12, Girl only
April 22, 2023
– Register online

Seniors and Ambassadors will become possibility-thinkers, visionaries, and confident advocates! Participants will learn how to develop a Take Action project, how to use their voice as an advocate, and how to facilitate discussions about hot topics with other Girl Scouts from around the United States. Girls will also learn some tips and tricks about public speaking. Journey books (Girltopia for Seniors and Your Voice, Your World – The Power of Advocacy for Ambassadors) are highly recommended. We will be referencing the book often. Participants will log into Zoom two times: one 3-hour session in the morning, and one 3-hour session in the afternoon.

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