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Swoop Camp Spirit is a University tradition for new students! This extended orientation experience focuses on making connections, building community, and simply having fun! Swoop Camp Spirit will also introduce students to important university history and traditions, and build excitement for your first year of college!  During Swoop Camp Spirit, students will stay at a local Utah campsite near Park City, located in our great backyard. Students will participate in group activities like a morning breakfast hike, giant swing, Olympiad, Swoop color war, Ga-Ga ball (low level dogeball), and camp skits. All Swoopers will form lasting relationships at Swoop Camp!

Dates & Registration:

Swoop Camp Spirit


Swoop Camp Spirit accommodates 100 students, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to sign up early! Swoop Camp Spirit is open to all first-year students, and is especially encouraged for out-of-state students as a way to get to know your new home! Even students who are from Utah will benefit from this experience.  

During Swoop Camp Spirit, all students will spend their time in the heart of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.  Students can expect to stay in wood cabin facilities or Yurts with multiple bunk beds that will be shared with students and student leaders of the same gender. Separate gender bathroom facilities are also on site. Swoop Camp provides all meals for each day and meeting to dietary restrictions when needed. Swoop Camp provides your transportation from campus to the campsite and all equipment needed for camp, however, you will be responsible for bringing your own sleeping bag or twin bed sheets AND a pillow.

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 for Swoop Camp Spirit is $229 per student. This fee covers all lodging, transportation, meals, and equipment for the four day, three night camp. 

A limited number of scholarships for Swoop Camp Spirit are available for students with an Expected Family Contribution of zero on their FAFSA. Please contact our office to learn more.

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 Spirit is organized by the Center for New Student & Family Programs, and is staffed by professionals, graduate assistants, and undergraduate Swoop Camp Captains from our office. The Swoop Camp staff is trained to help ease the transition of new students to the U and serve as a resource and guide throughout the first year of college.

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: 3/14/18