Our comprehensive whitewater river guide training program will give you everything you need to become a professional river guide this summer!
- Day Camper
PARK CITY UTAH SUMMER YOUTH CAMP
Destination Sports, an experienced and licensed outfitter with Utah State Parks, is excited to offer 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 cornerstone 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.
- Expert licensed guides and instructors
- PFD (life jacket)
- Van transportation to activities within the camp itinerary
- Each camp session lasts 4 days, Monday through Thursday.
- 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 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 a.m. and will be back to meet parents at 4 p.m. each day.
- Round-trip transportation may also be available from Ogden, 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
- Floating on the Weber River from Echo to Morgan and on East Canyon Reservoir
What age group is this for?
Youth age 7 – 16
For teens age 15-18, you may be interested to check out our Jr. River Guide Training Course for teens.
Is this safe for my child?
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 in which your child can engage, learn, and enjoy. You will be required to sign a risk waiver form.
Is whitewater rafting scary?
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, but it could happen. Sometimes guests do fall out of the rafts. There are stretches of calm water with opportunities to float and swim alongside the raft. This is “mild” whitewater rafting where we commonly carry families and children as young as 3 years old.
Do you cater to special needs and requests such as physical disabilities and food allergies?
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.
Does the guide row the boat?
No. These are paddle rafts. Each child holds a paddle and follows their guide’s 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 steer, while instructing paddlers for momentum and navigation. It is very interactive.
What does my child need to bring each day?
- Packed lunch
- Full water bottle
- Shoes for river
- Shoes and socks for hiking
- Change of clothes
- Rain Jacket