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Family Camp Guide

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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 aspengrove@byu.edu 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 help check in be quick for you and everyone else.

  1. Report Allergies:
    • Notify Aspen Grove of any allergies or lodging requests at least two weeks out. We want to be prepared to serve you. Please include what week you're attending camp, the name and reunion of the person with allergies, and the specific allergies 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 now uses MOBILE KEYS!  You can use your phone to unlock your room. Download the OpenKey App so you can receive your key before check in.
    • We will need a CELL PHONE NUMBER for EACH HOUSEHOLD in order to issue keys. Please call to confirm your contact information.
    • Only households who have signed all their waivers will be issued a key.

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

When You Arrive

If you have access to your mobile key you can park near your lodging, and check in with our office staff at your lodge. If you have not completed the required tasks above, you will check in at our main office. Full week camp guests check in Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM (mini week guests can find check in times here).

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

What to Bring

The proper equipment and clothing will make your stay at Aspen Grove pleasant. Please use Church standards as a guideline in swimwear and casual wear. Our atmosphere of informality lends itself perfectly to T-shirts and jeans. Evenings in the mountains get chilly, so please bring a sweater or light jacket. A raincoat or poncho is also appropriate. Remember to bring clothing and/or footwear for specialized activities (e.g., swimsuit, hiking boots, tennis shoes, and aqua socks). You will find towels, wash clothes, and basic toiletries in your rooms.

Checklist

  • Church clothes for Sunday worship
  • Sport clothes, sweaters
  • Modest swimsuits
  • Swim bags
  • Umbrellas, ponchos
  • Hiking boots
  • Laundry soap
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle (for each participant)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Special medication

Optional items

  • Flip flops for restroom and swimming area
  • Nightlight
  • Yoga mat

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.