Welcome to Mill Hollow

Mill Hollow Summer Camp provides youth with an educational adventure shaped by learning, socializing and discovering the fun of Science in an outdoor environment.

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This Is Mill Hollow!

Going to camp is easy, so get excited and let the info below guide you!

The Legend of Mill Hollow

The Legend of Mill Hollow

"No offense to family, friends and Xboxes waiting at home, but a lot of kids really didn't want to leave the Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center last Friday afternoon. Three days of summer camp high in the Uinta Mountains zipped by too fast."

Full story at DeseretNews.com

Mountain Air Leads to High Jinks

"Perhaps it's the cheesy campfire songs sung by thousands of people over five decades. Or maybe it's the thrill of chasing panhandling squirrels, the addictive powers of boondoggling or the exhilarating explorations to distant lakes and pure nature."

Full story at DeseretNews.com
How Do I Register for Camp?

Mill Hollow is a 3 day, 2 night camp, with sessions running Monday - Wednesday and Wednesday - Friday during June & July.

Whether you're attending Mill Hollow with a group or individually, registration is easy! Just click "Register Now!" below, or any registration link on this website, then ask a parent or guardian to complete the registration form.

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What Should I Bring?
RECOMMENDED ITEMS:
  • SLEEPING BAG or BLANKETS
  • PILLOW
  • HAIRBRUSH and/or COMB
  • TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE
  • CHAPSTICK
  • SUNSCREEN & HAND LOTION
  • INSECT REPELLENT
  • SMALL TOWEL & WASHCLOTH
  • SMALL PACKET OF TISSUE
  • WARM COAT
  • LIGHT COAT or SWEATSHIRT
  • SUNGLASSES (optional)
  • HAT or CAP
  • RAIN PONCHO
  • PLASTIC BAG (a large plastic garbage bag for soiled clothing and wet items)
  • SHIRTS & JEANS (recommend at least one long sleeved shirt and one pair of long pants)
  • EXTRA SOCKS
  • PAJAMAS
  • EXTRA SHOES or LIGHT HIKING BOOTS (No Flip-Flops, all shoes must be closed toe)
  • CAMERA
  • HYDRATION SYSTEM - Any water bottle should do just fine
  • ANY MONEY FOR TRADING POST ITEMS

We recommend that you write your name on your belongings. Mill Hollow has a lost and found but we are not responsible for misplaced or stolen items.

How Will I Get to Camp and Back?

The pick-up and drop-off location for the Mill Hollow busses is Rosecrest Elementary School located at:

Rosecrest Elementary School
2420 Fisher Ln.
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

On the morning of your first day of camp, you'll board the bus and ride to Mill Hollow with other campers and group leaders!

On the last day of camp, you will again board the bus with the other campers and group leaders to return to the same pick-up location to be picked up by your parent or guardian.

To avoid congestion with multiple buses at camp, parents should not drive their child(ren) directly to Mill Hollow.

What Will I Do At Mill Hollow?

During your stay, you will be able to participate in lots of activities that are both fun and educational - some of the possibilities are listed below! Also, be sure to watch Truman Elementary School's fan video above, and our Endless Memories video above that!

  • Nature hikes designed for both fun and learning about the geology, ecology, and biology of the surrounding Uinta National Forest
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Animal-watching from the animal blind
  • Native American and Mountain Man cultural demonstrations
  • Arts & crafts
  • Basketball, volleyball, tetherball
  • Games
  • Trading post
  • Free recreation time
  • Daily flag ceremony
  • Nightly campfire programs with skits, stories, and songs by both campers and staff
  • Various programs, activities, and instruction prepared by individual Group Leaders / Teachers
What Can I Buy at the Trading Post?

The Trading Post has a variety of items available at nominal prices to help campers have a memorable visit. Please do not bring large amounts of money. If money is brought, small bills are preferred (vending machines take $1.00 bills).

Some of the items available are:

  • Mill Hollow T-shirts
  • Water bottles & mugs
  • Craft items such as boondoggle, necklace beads, leather bracelets, etc.
  • Personal items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, combs, deodorant, etc.
  • Books and pamphlets such as The Songbook, Nature Trail Guide, and Animal & Bird identification booklets
  • Other things, too, but you get the idea. If you forget to bring something, you might be in luck!

NOTE: While we do sell disposable cameras, we do not sell film or memory cards for other cameras.

Camp Rules

Don't worry, the Mill Hollow counselors will go over these rules with you at camp and help you remember them! Reading them now will help you prepare for camp, though.

  1. In case of FIRE OR SMOKE in the building: Students will calmly leave the building using the closest exit away from the fire. Go directly to the volleyball court.
  2. In case of an EARTHQUAKE: Students will DROP, COVER and HOLD ON. Three minutes after shaking ends - calmly leave the building. Go directly to the volleyball court.
  3. In case of a POWER FAILURE: Remain calm; follow the directions of your Cabin Counselor or Teacher.
  4. Students are NOT to use the restroom in the lodge. They may use all other restroom facilities.
  5. We are guests of the United States Forest Service and therefore we cannot remove, deface, injure or destroy any plant, animal, rock or man-made structure in the forest.
  6. Please help to keep Mill Hollow clean, all litter must be placed in the garbage cans or other suitable containers.
  7. All students must stay with their teachers. In case you do get separated and become lost, walk down hill until you find a road and then stay near it. The only exception to this rule is if you have already crossed the ridge road, then you must walk back up hill until you come back to the ridge road and stay there until you are picked up. Do not accept a ride from anyone, unless you know them or recognize them from The Center. All Mill Hollow Staff will carry Mill Hollow Identification When near The Center, stay within sight and sound of the buildings - never leave The Center alone.
  8. Report any accident or illness to your teacher, Cabin Counselor or a manager immediately.
  9. A short period of rest after meals is both desirable and beneficial. Heavy exercises (running) should not be done the first day after you arrive at The Center because of the high altitude.
  10. While in the vicinity of the Center, rest rooms are provided and must be used.
  11. All kinds of fireworks, matches and other combustible materials are forbidden at Mill Hollow and the surrounding forest area. Please report all unauthorized fires to teachers, or a member of the Mill Hollow staff at once.
  12. The use of tobacco, drinking of alcoholic beverages, use of illegal substances, gambling, viewing pornographic materials or the use of firearms by students is strictly prohibited.
  13. While hiking on established trails please remain on the trails and do not take shortcuts. It may save a little time, but causes a great amount of damage to the environment.
  14. We must insist on the separation of boys and girls inside the cabins day or night.
  15. Respect other student’s property, climbing in and out of cabin windows is not allowed. Adult supervisors must be present when students are inside the cabins.
  16. Consideration of others, politeness and friendliness should be extended to all students and staff.
  17. Participants should promptly perform duties assigned by Staff, Teachers or the Manager.
  18. Throwing rocks, sticks other objects, or harassing the animals will not be tolerated.
  19. Do drink plenty of liquids but do not drink out of streams because of possible contamination.
  20. We must ask each of you to walk only on the sidewalks and paths around The Center area - please do not walk across the grass to short cut.
  21. The sewer lagoons at Mill Hollow should be considered contaminated and potentially dangerous. Students should not go inside the fence.
  22. This is a multi-use forest area. Cattle and sheep grazing are part of the forest management program. Do not disturb those animals.
  23. Items that are for sale in the Trading Post (located in the basement of Cabin 5) include the following: songbooks, trail guides, boondoggle, t-shirts and some personal items. Prices are comparable to those in the Salt Lake Valley. Students are encouraged to use their money wisely and with restraint. Aluminum cans and plastic pop bottles may be returned to the Trading Post for a five cent refund if they are marked and crushed. They are then hauled down to Park City to be recycled.
  24. Because of a limited water supply during some dry periods, it may be necessary to have the cooperation of the students to help conserve water by restricting showers, hair washing, etc. Please do not waste water at any time.
  25. Meal schedules: Breakfast - 7:30 & 8:00 a.m.; Lunch - 12:00 & 12:30; Dinner -5:00 & 5:30. Your schedule will be assigned when you arrive.
  26. Games and recreation time will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. under the direction of your Cabin Counselor.
  27. Teachers are responsible for letting students into the cabins during the day time instructional periods.
  28. Be careful, have fun, and discover how learning can be an adventure!
Group and Group Leader Info

Registered groups with four or more campers receive a special discount per camper. Click here for special pricing details

Registering your group is easy! Go to our Group Leader page for details and instructions on group registration and applying as a Group Leader.



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Calling All Volunteers! 5/26/2016

Do you have a skill you could share with the Mill Hollow program? Skills or not, we're happy to have you volunteer in the great outdoors! View volunteer opportunities

Mill Hollow Scholarships 4/21/2016

Good news! We've re-opened the Mill Hollow scholarship application and are eager to help more kids come to camp! Apply here.

2016 Enrollment Is Underway! 2/1/2016

Enroll online as an individual camper, or with a public, private, or home school group! Visit the online registration page.

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Mill Hollow’s 24-foot-diameter yurt provides a primitive winter camping experience for up to 12 people. Visit our Reservations page for more details and availability!

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