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"Life on the Weber River"

Youth Summer Day Camp

This engaging and active four-day outdoor program will inspire your child with a love for river rafting, and an appreciation for the plants and animals, as well as the geological and social history of this magnificant canyonland waterway.


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Registration is now open for June 2017 day camps!

Destination Sports, an experienced and licensed outfitter with Utah State Parks, is offering the Best Day Camp Ever with our highly interactive “Life on the Weber River” program for youth ages 7 – 12, and ages 13 - 18! 

The Weber River is a corner stone of life in Utah.  This adventure day camp will serve as an exciting introduction to river rafting, and will provide a comprehensive understanding of the importance of the many facets of the Weber River, including the geology, ecology, and sociology that surrounds it. 

COST: $400 for 4 fun-filled days of adventure and learning in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of normal city life.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Expert licensed guides and instructors, raft, paddle, PFD (life jacket), and van transportation to activities within the camp itinerary.

Water, snacks, sodas, and sack lunch or sandwich buffet will be served each day.  Allergies and special requests can be accommodated with advance notice.

WHEN: Each camp session lasts 4 days, Monday through Thursday.

Choose from:

First session: Monday June 12th through Thursday June 15th

Second session: Monday June 19th through Thursday June 22nd

TIME: 8:30 am - 3:20 pm each day at our Base Camp in Henefer.

*Round-trip transportation is available from the Summit County Library at Kimball Junction at 1885 W. Ute Blvd in Park City for $10 per day.  Shuttle bus leaves at 8:00 am and will be back to meet parents at 4:00 pm each day.

**Round-trip transportation may also be available from Morgan or Coalville areas.  Please contact us for details. 

DAY CAMP ACTIVITIES LOCATIONS: Destination Sports' private properties in Echo and Henefer, public access historical markers, trails and roads around Echo, Henefer, Morgan, East Canyon, and Jeremy Ranch Road areas, and floating on the Weber River from Echo to Morgan. 

 

Day Camp Itinerary

Day 1: 
- Nature Hike along the banks of the Weber River and up to a vista with bird’s eye views of Echo Reservoir, Echo Canyon, and Weber Canyon, in all directions.
- Half-day of easy introductory river rafting through Henefer valley.
- Topics of learning will include geology, river ecology, birding, and native flora.

Day 2: 
- Fishing and Fish Habitat.
- Half-day of river rafting from Henefer to Taggart.

Day 3:
- People history of Echo Canyon and Henefer Valley, including Mormon Pioneer Trail, Pony Express Trail and California Trail, with auto tour and short hikes to historical markers and places of interest. 
- Half-day of river rafting from Taggart to Morgan. 
- Drive back to Park City via Jeremy Ranch Road with a stop at the Pony Express Station and Mormon Flats.

Day 4: 
- Junior River Guide Training with a full-day rafting trip from Echo to Taggart.

*Learn more about our lead Guide, Teacher, and Naturalist, Shawn Crawford.

**Come prepared to have fun and AVOID SUNBURN!**

BRING A BACKPACK WITH THESE ESSENTIALS:

  • Sunscreen (better yet, cover up with lightweight long sleeves and long pants or capris)
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Quick dry clothes and/or change of clothes
  • Rain jacket on rainy days
  • Fleece or jacket on cool days
  • Any necessary medications
  • Water sandals and/or comfortable hiking shoes with socks. Something like Keen closed toe sandals (recommended), or old tennis shoes are acceptable for all activities.  Your feet will get dirty and wet.


Summer Day Camp F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions Section

Q: What age group is this for?
A: Youth age 7 - 18.  We will divide into two age groups of 7 - 12 and 13 - 18.

Q: Is this safe for my child?
A: There are risks in every valuable life experience, including this one.  Your child's safety is our top priority.  We strive to provide the safest possible environment for which your child can engage, learn, and enjoy.  You will be required to sign a risk waiver form.

Q: Is whitewater rafting scary?
A: The stretch of the Weber River that we will be floating is considered a Class II+ whitewater river.  That means that there are some fun rapids that have good splash potential, but they're not too scary.  Chances are very slim that a boat will capsize, and only occassionally do guests fall out of the rafts.  There are stretches of calm water with opportunities to float and swim along side the raft.  This is "mild" whitewater rafting where we commonly take families and children as young as 3 years old.

Q: Do you cater to special needs and requests such as physical disabilities and food alergies?
A: Yes, just ask.  We need to know the exact nature of your special requests, and we will work with you to come up with the best possible solution.

Q: Does the guide row the boat?
A: No.  These are paddle rafts. Each child holds a paddle and follows guide paddle commands to maneuver the raft down the river.  The guide sits in the back of the boat with one paddle in the water to stear, while instructing paddlers for momentum.  It is very interactive.