Camporee is an opportunity for Girl Scouts from across the state to gather, meet, share, laugh, and experience the outdoors.
Sing your heart out at our campfire, explore Trefoil Ranch, swap with friends old and new, and dance the night away under the stars!
Camporee provides a great troop camping experience for first-time campers or experienced troops. Learn about the difference between Camporee vs. Troop Camping (PDF) for 2023.
Thank you for attending Camporee 2023! Relive the days of fun (Flickr)
Girl Scouts will gather again in June 2026 for more outdoor adventures.
If your troop is placed in Camporee, the total fee for your group will be attached to the troop’s UltraCamp account.
Please note that Girl Scouts can apply for an activity scholarship if needed.
Ways to Pay
Option 1: Participants pay their contribution to the troop. Troop submits Activity Credits to GSU with an Activity Credit Log (PDF, page 2 only). Troop pays balance in UltraCamp with troop debit/credit card.
Option 2: Troop pays troop contribution in UltraCamp with troop debit/credit card. Participants pay their contribution directly to GSU with a Program, Event, and Camp Payment form (PDF) and/or calling Customer Care at 801-265-8472 to make a payment with a credit/debit card.
Due to the popularity of Camporee, troops are responsible for paying the full amount for the number of spots selected during registration.
Email GSU (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible if a participant is unable to attend camp due to illness, injury, family emergency, etc.
No refunds are given if a participant returns home during camp because of illness, injury, homesickness, misconduct, and/or any other circumstance.
The Health Supervisor at camp has the right to refuse admittance to any participant who does not meet acceptable health conditions. The Camp Director reserves the right to request that any participant who is ill or unable to adapt to camp living be returned home.
Camping 101 (Required)
Camporee 2023 requires at least one adult in the troop complete Camping 101 prior to the event. Camping 101 training must be renewed every three years to remain valid.
Current offerings of Camping 101 can be found on the Activities Calendar.
Youth Protection Training (Required)
All adults attending Camporee must complete Girl Scouts of Utah’s Youth Protection Training. This training can be found in gsLearn which you access through your MY GS login. It will appear on your dashboard, but if it is not there, check under the In Progress tab in case you started but did not finish. There are five parts to the training. A video, uploading your certificate, two knowledge checks, and an agreement. All five must be completed to be compliant. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
Everyone is expected to follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Campers are asked to listen and follow directions from camp staff and troop leaders, use the buddy system, stay with the group, and stay in camp boundaries. No drugs, alcohol, pets, or weapons are permitted on Girl Scout property. Smoking is permitted by those of legal age outside the gate only.
The Camp Director reserves the right to send home anyone who neglects to follow camp rules, becomes a danger to themselves or others, or damages property. No refund will be given if someone is sent home due to misconduct or refusal to follow policies.
Health and Program Release Forms
All required forms for Camporee are in UltraCamp. Each family will use their own UltraCamp account to complete their Camporee participant’s forms. Set up or verify your existing UltraCamp account prior to registering for the Camporee forms and trading post session.
For the safety of our campers, we require all medications, prescribed or not, to be kept in a locked, secure space while on the property. All medications, including over-the-counter medications (aspirin, cold, allergy pills, etc.) and vitamins must be given to the health care team.
It is not necessary to send as-needed, over-the-counter medications to camp. Our camp health center is stocked with over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, Benadryl, and cough drops for as-needed use per our treatment guidelines and per your approval on your camp forms. If you decide to send these medications to camp anyway, they must be in the original containers.
All prescription medication must be in the original container with the participant’s name, physician’s name and phone number, and the exact dosage on the label. Medications are administered by the directions only. We cannot accept prescription medications, vitamins, or any over-the-counter medications that are not in the original containers, no exceptions.
All medications will be checked in upon arrival and the health care team will administer medications. Emergency medications (inhalers, EpiPens, insulin) may be an exception. Consult with the health care team upon arrival to discuss options.
For each participant bringing medications to Camporee (youth or adult), they must each have one Ziploc bag per person with their first and last name written clearly on the outside in permanent marker. In the bag, include all medications in original containers and a completed, signed Medication Log (PDF). The form is not needed for participants who are not bringing medications to camp.
The Trading Post (Camp Store) will be open during Camporee at set times. While completing your health and program release forms, you will have the option of placing money in your camper’s Trading Post account with a debit/credit card or submitting Activity Credits with a Program, Event, and Camp Payment Form (PDF).
If you need to update the amount:
Participants may also bring cash, credit cards, or Activity Credits as a form of payment with them to camp. GSU is not responsible for any lost or stolen cash, credit cards, or Activity Credits.
About Trading Post
The Trading Post carries a variety of items, such as stuffed animals, postcards, hats, patches, and jewelry. Items range from $1 to $50. Trading Post shopping is optional.
Participants are free to choose any items they would like to purchase in the Trading Post. Camp staff will not question or guide campers’ purchases. If you would like to guide your camper’s purchase, you should discuss that with them before camp.
At the end of the session, if your camper’s Trading Post balance is over $5, the balance will be refunded. Please allow 10-14 business days for the refund to be processed.
Payments for Camporee are to be handled between your family and the troop leader. Camporee is $75 per person (or $85 if staying in a tent or cabin). Each troop decides how much the troop contributes per person and how much the participants contribute toward this fee.
If your troop leader asks you to make a payment with GSU:
If your family would like to request an Activity Scholarship, please review the Scholarships page.
What do we do at Camporee?
Girl Scouts of Utah staff, camp staff, volunteer committee members, and camp Program Aides will provide hours of fun. We will have a campfire, learn outdoor skills, and enjoy fun filled events planned throughout the day.
There will be plenty of time for you to spend with your troop; you decide as a troop what you want to do. It’s your camping experience!
We are not able to offer program areas (i.e. archery, horseback riding, ropes course, etc.) due to the number of Camporee participants.
What time do we check in?
Troop leaders will be notified of the troops’ specific check-in and check-out times prior to Camporee. Participants should check with their Troop Leader for details.
The last campers in will be the first campers out, so if you want to stay longer, come early.
Can we arrive late or depart early?
Due to parking logistics, youth and adults coming to Camporee 2023 must be able to stay for the entire duration of the event. We cannot accommodate any additional arriving/leaving times for any camper for any reason.
Can we bring tag-a-longs (siblings) or invite visitors?
For the safety and security of all participants and to ensure quality programming, tag-a-longs or visitors not registered for this event (boys, girls, adults, siblings, children, infants, parents, etc.) may not stay or visit.
Trefoil Ranch has a full-time site manager and a locked gate and is patrolled by local law enforcement agencies. The campsite areas are secure and monitored by staff.
Where will we live?
Be prepared to camp! Most participants will stay in the meadow in tents and gear brought by the troops. Cooking areas and additional port-a-potties will be set up in this area for troops.
Limited space is available in cabins and platform tents for an additional fee.
Adult males attending camporee will be housed together in one of the buildings in main camp, separate from their troop.
How do meals work?
Troops must bring their own breakfast, lunch, and snacks to be cooked at a designated cooking area. Camp will provide dinner each night. Participants will be asked about special dietary needs in their paperwork so that all Girl Scouts and adults have alternative options.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to camp! You’ll need to bring everything your troop needs to camp comfortably including tents, warm sleeping bags, food, snacks, hand washing items, table, chairs, stove (if needed), troop activities, SWAPS, and jackets.
A detailed packing list will be made available, and the Camping 101 course will also go over items to bring.
What are SWAPS? How many should we make?
Go ahead and get started on making these “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere” tokens of friendship to exchange on the first day of Camporee. Additional information about SWAPS will be updated closer to Camporee.
What is the cell phone policy?
Campers are not allowed to use cell phones or the camp phones. We ask that if adults must use a cell phone, that they do so away from the campers. The Camp Director or the Troop Leader will reach out for any extenuating circumstance(s) that guardians need to be notified.
Please advise parents to avoid promising their camper that they will be able to call home while at camp.
What are the expectations for troop leaders and supporters?
Troop Leaders are responsible for providing consistency and supervision for their Girl Scouts at all times. This includes troop time, camp staff-led activity time, morning and bedtime routines, and meal time.
When troops are participating in a camp staff-led activity or workshop, Troop Leaders are welcome to join in the activity but are also expected to assist their campers.
The role of camp staff is to lead activities, interact with campers, facilitate the camp experience, and support Troop Leaders. Troops will interact with multiple staff during their stay and will not be assigned specific counselors.
Camp staff will be sleeping in separate areas from troops. Administrative staff are always available to help troop leaders as needed.
Girl/adult ratios for Camporee
Troops are expected to follow a 1:5 ratio, regardless of age level(s) of Girl Scouts attending. If your troop does not meet this ratio, your troop will need to add or decrease the number of adults coming with you. If your troop has a special situation requiring more adults than what this ratio would provide, Troop Leaders will indicate this during the registration process.
This is a troop camping experience that is intended for camping and outdoor experience progression. If you are looking to attend camp with each child having an adult companion, check out the following programs:
Where do we find information about camper health and wellness?
Please click through Camper Well-Being and Guidelines in the Camp Orientation Guide to find information regarding the following topics:
Girl Scouts of Utah plans quality programs with the health, safety, and well-being of campers as our priority. Sessions may be altered or canceled due to weather, fire, natural disaster, staffing challenges, or low registration numbers. If a session is canceled due to low registration numbers, campers will be given the opportunity to select another program. No refunds will be issued if changes are made to activities due to weather, fire, or natural disaster. However, if changes become necessary due to the impact of COVID-19, we will offer alternate program options or the option to choose a refund.
The Camp Director may determine whether a camper is competent to participate in any activity, and, if necessary, transfer the camper to another program. When necessary, campers will participate in alternate activities. Campers are expected to follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law. If a camper is unable to follow camp guidelines, damages property, or becomes a danger to themselves or others, the Camp Director will work with the camper and may elect to send them home.
Questions? Contact Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 265-8472