Standards & Policies

Dress Standards

Please review this dress code with your family members before attending Aspen Grove. All guests are encouraged to dress modestly, in accordance with the dress standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Clothing should be modest and appropriate in fabric, fit and style. Shorts and skirts should be knee-length or longer. Sleeveless, strapless, backless, revealing, or form fitting clothing is unacceptable. Shirts and tops must be long enough to cover the stomach and lower back, especially when bending over, sitting, or raising one's hand or arm. Shoes should be worn in all public areas. All guests should avoid extremes in clothing, appearance and hairstyle.

All camp guests will be asked to abide by the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes high standards of moral character, honesty, respect for personal and property rights, obeying the law, living the law of chastity, high standards of taste and decency, and dietary laws of abstaining from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea and coffee, and drug abuse.

Responsibilities and Insurance

The nature of a high mountain camp environment presents some inherent risks including bad weather, hazardous terrain, and some potentially high-risk activities. We suggest you carefully supervise your children at all times and use caution and common sense as you hike, fish, and use Aspen Grove facilities.

By participating in Aspen Grove programs and activities, you assume all risk of any loss or injury. If you have health conditions that may affect your ability to participate in programs and activities, we suggest you seek your doctor's advice before attending camp. You are also urged to procure appropriate medical and personal injury and property damage insurance coverage prior to your arrival in camp.

The ropes course is one of our most popular activities. Because of its height, those participating must wear provided safety helmets, follow posted rules, and have their harness securely attached to the cables. Our trained ropes course staff must be present at any ropes course activity.

In preparing for your family reunion, we recommend obtaining names, addresses and emergency contacts (cell phone numbers) of each family within the reunion.  In addition, we recommend obtaining a list of known allergies or health concerns requiring treatment, restriction, or other accommodations while onsite. Aspen Grove does not allow pets in camp including comfort animals.  Guests with questions regarding service animals or service animals in training as defined by state and federal laws, should contact our office prior to thier arrival to see if qualificiations are met.

Drones and/or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) are prohibited on BYU property or property controlled by BYU.

Firearms and weapons are not permitted, concealed or not concealed, with or without a concealed weapon permit, while upon properties owned or controlled by BYU including Aspen Grove.

The possession or use of fireworks, sky lanterns, pyrotechnic special effects, or blank shots is strictly prohibited on university property incluidng Aspen Grove.

The university assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of, or damage to, any motor vehicle or its contents at any time it is operated on, parked on, or removed from university property incluidng Aspen Grove.  When riding in private vehicles, all guests should be in a seat with a seat belt.  No guests are allowed to ride in the back of pickup trucks.  

Aspen Grove provides program equipment such as racquets, balls, board games, child lifejackets, and archery equiment.  Guests are welcome to bring thier own sports equipment and games.  However, personal archery equipment would need advanced approval by our program manager and will be stored and locked with other archery equipment.  All personal lifejackets need to be US Coast Guard approved.  

Aspen Grove provides screening policies such as background checks and reviewing the National Sex Offender Public website of all employees and recommend that groups have similar screening policies in place for child care not provided by Aspen Grove employees. Aspen Grove advises groups that all medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) be stored under lock except when in the controlled possession of the person responsible for administering them.  

Aspen Grove advises groups to obtain signed permission to seek emergency treatment from children (minors) they are supervising without a parent on site. Guests of Aspen Grove are responsible for providing thier own insurance, responding to first aid/emergency care, and for transportion for medical and emergency purposes for individuals in thier group.  Guest should call 911 if needed. Each group is responsible to supervise the behavior of members in thier party during non-age- group times and for the behavior and conduct during any programs.  

Any individual’s behavior that is determined by Aspen Grove and or its guests as inappropiate or harmful to others may be asked to not participate in programs or leave Aspen Grove property.   Groups are responsible for the care of thier members that are minors for all times outside of the scheduled age group time including supervisor of children  duirng free-time, meals, in lodging,  and participating in Aspen Grove programs such as arts and crafts, swimming pool, the fish pond, camp-wide events, sport tournaments etc.