YMCA Camp Roger | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

YMCA Camp Roger

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/13/2021
Toss aside those cell phones and gaming systems and make way for time in Utah's Great Outdoors! Through residential summer camp programs, kids and teens have the opportunity to explore nature, become a community, develop confidence, gain independence, and home in on some important leadership skills!

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We firmly believe that camping helps to teach self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and supports development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of campfires, games, traditions, and meaningful relationships! What could be better, right?

Our YMCA camp counselors are hand picked because of their strong character and are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. We offer two overnight camps in the Wasatch National Forest for your child to experience adventure and excitement.



At Camp Roger, kids develop outdoor skills in a structured small group setting. The goal here is for our campers will grow in independence, responsibility, and confidence as they are guided through the camp experience by hand-picked and trained staff.  Each week's is theme is designed to captivate youth in new and exciting ways! In addition to the traditional camp, we offer specialty camps that allow campers to grow in in areas such a leadership development, horseback riding and extreme sports!


Ages 8-15  |  $560 per session

Traditional Camp provides an opportunity for campers to participate in the wide range of activities offered at Camp Roger, including mountain biking, archery, hiking, arts and crafts, orienteering, outdoor cooking, theater and so much more! We love traditional camp because it offers the best "all around" camping experience! This is the kind of experience residential camping was made for!  As an added bonus, you can connect any traditional camp session with any other camp session with a weekend stay over to DOUBLE the fun!


Ages 6 – 7  |  $225 per session (only available for sessions 1, 2, 8 & 9)

Little Rogers are certainly the cutest campers on the mountain. Designed for our youngest participants to get them acclimated to camp life, Little Rogers is a one night, 2-day experience at Camp Roger for explorers ages 6-7 years old. Check in starts at 9:15 am on Thursday mornings and check out is with the rest of camp at 6:30 pm on Friday evening. This camp is the perfect experience of summer camp for first-timers! To keep them extra safe,  Little Roger's will not participate in any swimming or activities involving horses - but trust us, there’s SO MUCH fun to be had! (FYI: There is no transport option for this camp)


Ages 7-8  |  $385 per session (only available for sessions 1, 2, 8 & 9)

Designed for our campers who aren’t quite ready to spend an entire week away from home, our mini camp experience offers the same kind of fun in a shorter amount of time. Mini Camp campers with check in will be on Sundays and check out on Wednesdays (an email regarding times will be sent to you in advance of your camp week!) Mini Campers will participate in archery, arts and crafts, cook-out breakfast, and dinner, fire building, circus, nature, and orienteering. While we believe Mini Camp is the perfect opportunity for first-time campers, we are sure they’ll return home ready for so much more time on the mountain! (FYI: There is no transport option for this camp



YMCA Camp Roger’s leadership programs are designed to progressively develop our young camp alumni from a “rising star” in to hopeful camp staff applicants. This year we are significantly raising our game with off-site backpacking trips, a detailed orientation, team building and supervised experience within the camp program as mentors or leaders to our younger campers. Our goal is to challenge each individual to think of the bigger picture (what it means to be a leader) and how that relates to themselves, the team, camp and their home life. We believe this experience could be life-changing and  give direction for the years to come!


14 year olds  |  $600 per session (Only available during session 3)

Created with 14-year-old campers in mind, Rising Stars will experience their favorite camp activities in the afternoon with an increased emphasis on leadership development, team building and adventure in the mornings. While on the mountain, campers will take major steps to develop their leadership skills and identify their leadership style while working as a team on and off the campsite. We expect Rising Stars to engage with all campers by leading songs, helping around camp, and being a role model. While this program may be different from past years, we are confident it will elevate their camp experience.


Ages 15-16  |  $750 for a 2 week session (Only available during sessions 5 & 6)

This two-week specialized staff-training program for 15 or 16-year-olds is exactly what it sounds like. Hands on leadership training that teaches campers the necessary skills and responsibilities to be a YMCA Camp Roger staff team member in the years to come! LIT’s participate in leadership development focusing on team building, cooperation, and supervision. Additionally the team will be planning and implementing a two night, three day backpacking trip in the Uinta’s with our Leadership Specialists. These campers will work side-by-side with staff members to gain skills in managing group behavior, leading activities, and supporting the staff.


Ages 15-16  |  $750 for a 2 week  session (Only available during sessions 5 & 6)

A two-week leadership development program 15 and 16-year-olds provides training for our older, more experienced equestrian campers who are interested in working with the horses at camp. This is in conjunction with the Leader in Training (LIT) program and is limited to 6 equestrians. Riders will be exposed to all aspects of working with horses, program development, teaching young riders how to be safe when horseback riding, and properly caring for the animals. Interested and qualified campers need to complete an application (linked here) and include at least one reference prior to registering.   


Ages 16-17  |  $800 for a 3 week session (Only available for sessions 7, 8 & 9 | no stayover available after August 7th)

The CIT experience is designed for 16 or 17-year old campers to refine leadership abilities through continued development of skills, a significant off-site overnight experience and hands-on work experience in programs and cabins. In the first week of the program CIT’s will reflect on their previous years at camp while developing goals for the future, continuing to develop their leadership styles and planning for the second week off-site adventure. The second week will consist of a multi-night adventure off camp that will aim to challenge the individual and team with a detailed debrief and plan for the last week. In the last week, the group being involved in leading program activities while supervised by the camp staff team. As a nationally ranked leadership and community organization, this YMCA leadership development opportunity is transferable to almost any future work experience including college applications.




One Time Horse Ride  |  $25 added to a tradition camp session

We encourage this addition for any age! No skills or prior experience needed! Here, your camper will learn basics of riding and take one (1) trail ride with our skilled equestrians. 

Trailblazers  |   $75 added onto traditional session 

Designed for ages 8-15, campers will spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons at the corral. They will learn the basics of riding, develop those skills, and participate in three(3) trail rides. 

Horsemanship  |  $115 added onto traditional session

This addition is primarily for ages 8-15. Each morning, campers will spend time at the corral and are assessed and split into skill levels. Skill levels learn anything from the basics of dismounting and tacking to more advanced like first aid and cantering. 


$85 added when you choose 2 camp sessions (Not available for the weekend after June 19th or after August 7th)

Can’t get enough of camp?! Neither can we! Add a weekend stay-over when you register your camper for two or more consecutive weeks at camp Roger. This cost includes additional meals and lodging and exclusive weekend-stay-over activities voted on by the campers themselves!



Can’t make it to Camp Roger for camper drop-off or pick-up? That’s okay! We’ve got you covered. We run bus routes at the beginning and end of each week of camp. Drop-off and pick-up are located at Millcreek Elementary.





June 6th-11th LEGO
June 13th-18th Out of This World
June 20th-25th Superheroes
June 27th-July 2nd Around the World in 6 Days
July 11th-16th  Fear Factor 
July 18th-23rd Color Wars
July 25th-30th Tokyo Olympics
August 1st-6th Wild Wild West
August 8th-13th The Amazing Race

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


YMCA Camp ROger
1 Soapstone Basin Road
Kamas, UT, 84036
United States


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YMCA Overnight Camps
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