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Swoop Camp Adventure is an outdoor experience that will allow students to build community and prepare for the upcoming school year while taking advantage of the many opportunities that Utah has to offer!  During Swoop Camp Adventure, all students will stay at a local campsite and then rotate participating in daily outdoor activities with small groups of other new students. These activities include hiking, climbing, and water activities. In the evening, all students will gather back at the campsite for large group activities and discussions.  All Swoopers will form lasting relationships at Swoop Camp!

Dates & Registration:

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Each session of Swoop Camp Adventure accommodates up to 30 students, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to sign up early! Swoop Camp Adventure is open to all first-year students, regardless of your previous outdoors experience. Moderate levels of physical fitness are expected, but no special training or background is necessary to enjoy camp!

During Swoop Camp Adventure, all students will spend their evenings at a campsite located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Students will share tents with 1-2 other people of the same gender. Swoop Camp provides all meals and snacks for each day and meeting to dietary restrictions when needed.  Swoop Camp provides your transportation from campus to the campsite, tent, sleeping bag and pads, and all equipment needed for each activity (kayaking, rock climbing, and water activities). If you have your own equipment that you would prefer to use, you may.

Swoop Camp staff will make contact with you four weeks before your session and will remain in communication with you until your arrival on campus. This connection before camp will ensure that all questions are answered and that you are well prepared for your Swoop Camp experience!  Please email any and all questions to


The cost of Swoop Camp Adventure is $279 per student. This fee covers all lodging, transportation, meals, and equipment for the five day and four night camp. Students who have registered for June or July Swoop Camp 2018 can reserve a single night in the on-campus residence halls before or after their Swoop Camp to help accommodate their travel plans. The link to the additional night can be found here. When filling out the form, please add Swoop Camp in the "Special Needs" box. Also, please do not check an orientation session. Please manually enter the date necessary for your additional night.

Refunds for Swoop Camp Adventure can be issued up until 14 days before the session, less $20 for administrative fees. Within 14 days of a registered session, no refunds will be issued.

Swoop Camp Adventure is a collaboration between the Office of Orientation & Transition and Outdoor Adventures, and is staffed by professionals, graduate assistants, and undergraduate student leaders, just like you!


Please note: Swoop Camp does not fulfill the mandatory orientation requirement for new students. Click here to learn more about New Student Orientation.

Prices and location subject to change without notice.

Last Updated: 5/2/18