What does programming look like at camp?
Camp staff and troop leaders will work together to provide a fun,
engaging, and relevant outdoor experience for the Girl Scouts. Camp
staff will provide three blocks of program time in addition to an
evening activity each night. The remainder of the schedule is up to
Troop Leaders to fill with troop-led activities. Program areas at camp
are not available for troops to lead their own programming.
New in 2023, Troop Leaders will rank their group's top five activity
options during initial registration. Troops will be informed on March
1 of their placements, and customized schedules will be sent to troops
the first full week of April.
Programming – Troop-Leader Led
Troop leaders will need
to provide their own programming for times when they are not scheduled
with camp staff (known as troop time). Troops will need to follow
Safety Activity Checkpoints for their troop time activities and will
not be allowed to use program areas (i.e., archery, waterfront, rock
climbing) as other troops will be using these areas with camp staff.
Communal areas may be available for use during troop time; connect
with the Camp Director to ensure the space is available for use. It is
recommended that troop time be spent in the unit area or hiking on
trails. Troops doing their own campfires and/or fire building will
depend on the fire restrictions at the time.
Programming – Camp-Staff Led
Camp staff will provide
three blocks of program time in addition to two evening activities.
Cloud Rim and Trefoil Ranch have numerous program areas for the
troops to experience during their stay at camp.
- All program areas have staff who are specifically trained for
- Participants will receive a safety
orientation and will be monitored until competency is
- Participants will use the equipment provided by
- All program areas are progressive in nature by grade
- Girl Scouts of Utah’s camps follow the safety
guidelines outlined by GSUSA and the American Camp Association.
- All program areas and activities are subject to weather
Camp staff incorporate Girl Scout programming into outdoor programs
or activities. Please review the Troop Camping Outcomes (PDF) for badge and patch
steps your troop may work on during their session. Connect with your
Troop Leaders to know what activities your troop got scheduled for so
you can narrow down what steps your camper will work on.
View a sample Troop Camping schedule (PDF) for an
example of what your schedule might look like.
For Troop Camping, we ask
that youth are identified by what age level they will be going into
in the fall school year. We have the Girl Scouts “bridge” over to
the next age level so they can participate in more activities. For
example, a fourth-grader can go kayaking on the lake, while a
third-grader can only canoe; a sixth-grader can do hatchet throwing,
while a fifth-grader cannot. These restrictions are due to Safety
Activity Checkpoints and the progression built into the camp program.