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Family Camp Guide


We know questions come up as families plan their stay at Aspen Grove. This guide includes answers to many questions and gives an idea of what to expect at camp. Please feel free to give our office a call at (801) 422-6000, or email us at if you have further questions.

Aspen Grove contributes to the mission of BYU by providing a wholesome, recreational environment that enriches the lives of individuals and families. Within the family camp experience opportunities in programming are purposeful to teach respect for one another and to recognize the rights and dignity of all individuals. Age group leaders are trained to celebrate the diversity and individual contribution that each child and youth make while participating in scheduled programs and activities.

Before You Arrive

Before you arrive in camp, there are a few things you can do to facilitate an effective check-in for you and everyone else.

  1. Report Allergies:
    • Notify Aspen Grove of any allergies at least two weeks out. Advance notice of food sensitivities is required. Please include what week you're attending camp, the name and reunion of the person with allergies, and the specific allergies here.
    • Notify Aspen Grove of any lodging requests at least two weeks out. Please include what week you're attending camp, the name and reunion of the person with the lodging request, and the specific lodging request here.
  2. Sign Waivers:
    • Each individual 18+ must sign a waiver before they will receive a room key. If you're a camper this year, you can sign your waiver here.
  3. Download the OpenKey App:
    • Most of the lodging at Aspen Grove, including rooms in the Aspen and Beckham Lodge, now use MOBILE KEYS!  You can use your phone to unlock your room if staying at the Aspen Lodge or Beckham Lodge. 
    • We will need a CELL PHONE NUMBER for EACH HOUSEHOLD to issue keys. Please call to confirm your contact information.
    • Only households who have signed all their waivers and whose reservation is paid in full will be issued a key. Download the OpenKey App so you can receive your key approximately 30 minutes before check-in begins.

If you complete all of these tasks, you can skip the front office! Packets with additional information, camp schedules, and wristbands are pre-set for your family in your rooms.

When You Arrive

If you have access to your mobile key, your online check-in is complete. If you have not completed the required tasks above or are having issues with your mobile key, you will check in at our main office. Full-week camp guests check in on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mini-week guests can find check-in times here.

Dinner on the day of check-in is served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guests are required to attend the on-site orientation meeting at the beginning of each session that will review safety and emergency procedures and review the Family Camp Guide. If you plan on arriving after 6:30 p.m., please eat before you come. Checkout is Friday by 10:00 a.m.

What to Bring

Ensuring you have the right equipment and attire will enhance your experience at Aspen Grove. Please adhere to Church standards when selecting swimwear and casual clothing. Our relaxed atmosphere lends itself perfectly to T-shirts and jeans. As evenings in the mountains can be chilly, please bring a sweater or light jacket. A raincoat or poncho may come in handy. Remember to bring clothing and/or footwear for specialized activities (e.g., swimsuits, hiking boots, tennis shoes, and aqua socks). Aspen Grove provides towels, washcloths, and basic toiletries (shampoo, hand soap, tissues, and makeup remover wipes) in your rooms.

Suggested Packing List

  • Sports clothes
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Undergarments
  • Pajamas
  • Bags for children's swim gear
  • Umbrella or ponchos
  • Shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Clothes for Sunday worship
  • Laundry soap
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle for each participant
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Medication or vitamins
  • Baby wipes, diapers, and formula and bottles as needed
  • Feminine hygiene items, as needed
  • Phone, tablet, or other device chargers

Basic toiletries and other available sundry items are available for purchase at our onsite store.

Optional Items

  • Flip flops for restroom and swimming area
  • Swim goggles
  • Nightlight
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Yoga mat
  • Hair dryer
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Journal
  • Camera
  • Books
  • Fishing pole
  • Bug spray

What NOT to Bring

Please leave your pets at home or at a kennel. We simply don't have accommodations for them at Aspen Grove. We are ADA compliant, but please notify us of any service animals attending with you. Emotional Support Animals are not covered under ADA public access, so please leave them at home.

We suggest that you leave valuable items at home.