SNC Member Registration opens
Monday, March 2nd at 8am

General Public Registration opens
Monday, March 9th at 8am

At Stokes, we focus on bringing our natural world to everyone through adventures and experiences in Logan Canyon. All of our camps are built to support students in exploring new places and learning new things about our local ecosystem.

Join us as we hike, learn, and have fun in our National Forest!


Session One June 8-12, 2020

Session Two June 22-26, 2020

High School Backpacking July 6-10, 2020


Our Summer Camps’ mission is to connect youth to our local ecosystem through fun, informative, and inspiring experiences in Cache National Forest.

Registration information

SNC Member registration opens on Monday, March 2nd at 8am

General Public registration opens on Monday, March 9th at 8am

Registration is online only. Camp spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis. If confirmed for camp, you will be prompted to submit camper paperwork, available at the bottom of this page, within one week.

Payment and all camper paperwork is due within one week of confirmation. Payment by check is preferred. Camper paperwork due includes: Health and Emergency Contact Form, and Participant Agreement Form. Failure to submit payment and paperwork by this deadline will result in the forfeiture of your camp spot.

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cancellation and refund policy

Our cancellation and refund policy is as stated below:

6 weeks or more before camp- Full refund

5 weeks before camp- 75% refund

4 weeks before camp- 50% refund

Less than 4 weeks before camp- No refund

1st-8th Grader Camp Information and session dates

Our Summer Camp for 1st-8th graders is built with students in mind. We hire high quality and experienced instructors who specialize in making learning about nature safe and fun. Students will learn about a new nature topic each day, go on a hike in Cache National Forest, and explore all of what our over 1.6 million acre backyard has to offer!

The student to instructor ratio for Camp never exceeds 5:1, with at least two instructors per group.

In order to uphold our dedication to safety, all of our instructors will have First Aid and CPR certification, have a first aid kit, and group skill will determine group challenge. Camp is meant to be safe, fun, and educational, in that order.

To view our Risk Management Program, click here.

2020 Camp Dates:
Session One:
June 8-12, 2020; 8:30am-5:30pm daily

Session Two: June 22-26, 2020; 8:30am-5:30pm daily

All of our 1st-8th grade groups run concurrently each session to better accommodate for whole families to attend.

High School Backpacking information and Dates

This beginner backpacking course is for high school students only. Your child must be entering grades 9-12 in order to participate. While this is an introductory course, please note that backpacking in general is a physical challenge. Our days will include 3-6 miles of hiking each day while wearing a pack up to 1/3 of our body weight. The expedition takes place over 4 days in Cache National Forest and students will learn everything from how to travel as a group, to how to practice Leave No Trace, to navigating using a map and compass.

The student to instructor ratio for Backpacking never exceeds 4:1, with at least two instructors per group.

In order to uphold our dedication to safety, the group will be carrying satellite communication equipment, both instructors will have appropriate medical certification with at least one instructor being a certified Wilderness First Responder with a full medical kit, and group skill will determine group challenge. This course is meant to be safe, fun, and educational, in that order.

To view our Risk Management Program, click here.

A comprehensive gear list found at the bottom of this page. Upon confirmation, please let us know as soon as possible any equipment you will need to borrow, as listed.

2020 Program Dates July 6-10, 2020

groups and prices

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Magpies (Entering grades 1-2): $275
10 spots per session available

Owls (Entering grades 3-4): $275
10 spots per session available

Jays (Entering grades 5-6): $275
10 spots per session available

Ravens (Entering grades 7-8): $275
10 spots per session available

High School Backpacking (Entering grades 9-12): $400
8 spots available

Our instructors

We hire experienced educators to lead all of our Camp groups at Stokes. Each group of campers has 2 dedicated instructors. Our instructors are hand-picked because of their experience, knowledge, and dedication to quality education. They are school teachers, environmental educators, scientists, university professors, and more! All instructors have previous experience working with youth, wilderness safety and first aid training, and a joy for what they do.

scholarship application

Anyone can apply for a scholarship! We understand that there are many opportunities for children in the summertime and the camp fees add up! Scholarships cover 75% of tuition cost and are given based upon application answers. Limited scholarships are available.

Scholarship Applications will open in February of 2020.

schedules (pick-up/drop-off, hikes, and topics)

Monday will kick off with a Parent Orientation from 8-8:30am the first day only. We will be going over schedules, meeting staff, and answering any questions. Please be sure to attend!

View heading into the Canyon.

Please drop off only at the Upper 2nd Dam main parking lot loop (green tack).

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Otherwise, Camp will run from 8:30am-5:30pm each day, rain and shine. Drop-off and Pick-up will be at the Upper 2nd Dam main parking lot loop (green tack on map). Please remember to be on time, and to sign out and sign in your child every day.

On Friday afternoon, please stick around to join us for our Camp Celebration Potluck BBQ!

friday camp celebration!

On the Friday of each 1st-8th grade camp session at 5:30pm, we will be hosting a Camp Celebration at Second Dam! This end-of-camp event is meant to bring all of our Stokes families together for a fun celebration of the past week. Join us for food, camp skits, and the opportunity to hear all about your child’s week!

This is a potluck-style event, hosted by Stokes. Stokes will be providing the main dishes of hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie-options. Families from each age group are asked to bring a dish to share, listed below. Please be sure to label your dish if it contains any common allergens!

Magpie families: Appetizer

Owl families: Salad

Jay families: Dessert

Raven families: Appetizer

what campers need

Please see what your 1st-8th grader needs each day here: Daily Gear List

Please see what your High School Backpacker will need here: Student Equipment Checklist

Camper paperwork

Please email all completed forms to:

Participant Agreement Form

Health and Emergency Contact Form

Questions? Contact us at 435-755-3239 or