Common Questions


Student Employment Information

Aspen Grove Family Camp is owned and operated by the Brigham Young University Alumni Association. The camp is designed to provide families with a rich and meaningful educational experience in a BYU atmosphere. We have wonderful traditions to keep alive, and many new innovations which we hope will improve the camp year by year. Aspen Grove has been in operation for over 40 seasons and has grown to an average occupancy of 80 families per week.

Purpose

Aspen Grove assists individuals in their quest for perfection by providing a wholesome and educational/recreational environment that enriches lives and cultivates the Spirit of the Y.

Objectives

  1. Strengthen alumni families and friends by providing wholesome recreational activities through the family camp program.
  2. Provide an innovative educational environment and experiences for the BYU community including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and selected external publics.
  3. Serve the youth of the church and potential alumni through educational conferences and leadership oriented programs.
  4. Cultivate the Spirit of the Y.

Staff Mission

We cultivate the spirit of the Y through giving extraordinary service and by creating a place that is safe, wholesome, and excellent.

General Information

For many staff, the chance to associate with over 80 other staff members is a highlight of their camp experience. Activities during the summer give staff members a chance to get to know each other better and form lasting friendships. Not only will you perform your specific job assignment and a standby assignment, but will also be asked to serve in a church calling. Each staff member will be assigned specific responsibilities on particular days and evenings throughout the week. Sunday work is required of all staff and will require from two to six hours of work depending upon your area of employment. Working at Aspen Grove is a big commitment that allows you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of families.

Commitment

Working at Aspen Grove is a big commitment. You will be required to live on site and will not be able to attend school or have other employment.

Required dates of employment are:
May Crew: April 27, 2015- August 29, 2015
All Staff: May 19, 2015-August 29, 2015

Week Schedule

About 400 guests come to camp each week, arriving Saturday afternoon and leaving Friday morning. All staff will have one day off each week, which will generally be from 1:00 PM on Friday to 1:00 PM on Saturday. Below is a quick summary of a week’s camp schedule.

Work

All staff will be responsible for working in a variety of areas which may include custodial, work projects, and programs. Duties include cleaning restrooms, cabins, and other facilities in preparation for the arrival of new guests each week. Tasks also include distributing bedding and cribs, and maintaining the general appearance of the camp. Work projects include jobs such as painting, raking, digging, sweeping, and mowing. Program responsibilities include attending and participating in opening and closing shows. Most staff members will be assigned specific standby duties on particular days or evenings each week. Sunday work is required of all staff and will require from two to six hours of work depending upon your area of employment.

Working at Aspen Grove requires a big commitment and the ability to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of families. For many staff, the chance to associate with over 80 other staff is a highlight of their camp experience. Activities during the summer give the staff a chance to get to know each other better and form lasting friendships.

As you look over individual job descriptions, please keep in mind you will be responsible for working in a variety of areas in addition to your main job duties. Staff members enjoy a very unique experience as they both work and live on site in a camp setting.

Salary

All salaries will be paid on a monthly basis ($1,000 base). Room and board is provided in addition to the salary. Housing is in either a dorm setting or smaller cabin facilities. Couples can also be accommodated as long as both spouses are employed. There is one day off each week (Friday at 1:00 PM to Saturday at 1:00 PM). Aspen Grove is happy to accommodate students with internships.

Applications can be found online. You may also email other helpful information such as your resume and letters of recommendation. Aspen Grove will screen and call individuals for an interview.

If you have any other needs or questions, please call us at (801) 717-3050 or (801) 225-9554.

Comments from Past Staff Members

"I've loved working here! I've enjoyed both the opportunities to interact with and serve guests as well as socialize and bond with other staff."

“It’s different because it’s not just a job, it’s your life. It’s a different world up here. We become like family.”

“Aspen Grove is a great place for learning a lot about yourself. It’s a great place to feel close to your Heavenly Father and to heal.”

“There is a great environment here with a lot of social times. You have instant brothers and sisters.”

“Meeting the families every week is the best!”

“You are part of a family. As part of the Aspen Grove family, you can expect to feel loved, have fun, and feel the spirit.”