Estimated number of campers in group (minimum of four required)
Availability for a live assembly/presentation
(One of our volunteers will contact you within 48 hours to finalize session dates and will then add your group name and dates to the Camper Registration form)
You may instruct your group to register online at millholhow.org/register.php after our volunteers confirm your group details and add your group name to the registration form.
Your finalized group size is due to Mill Hollow on or before May 31st prior to your camp session
You and your campers will be told where and what time to board the Mill Hollow bus prior to your camp session
If you are providing your own group leaders (optional for groups with at least ten campers), each group leader must submit an employment/volunteer application and agree to a background check. Under Application Type, select "Teacher" or "Volunteer", complete the rest of the application and submit it.
Group Leader Info
We are delighted that you are thinking of attending Mill Hollow with your group as a group leader this summer! We are also hiring certified teachers who would like to lead multiple groups throughout the summer as needed. Please contact us if you are interested.
General Group Leader Requirements:
The following requirements apply to all group leaders, both paid and volunteer...
Must complete an application located on the employment page of this website
Subject to passing a background check
Paid Group Leader Requirements:
In addition to the General Requirements above...
Must hold a valid, current teaching certificate
If this is your first time as a Mill Hollow group leader, you must be paired with a returning group leader
The number of paid group leaders in a group must match a 25:1 ratio. Campers attending Mill Hollow independently will be placed with your group if a 25:1 ratio is not met. If needed, Mill Hollow can help staff your group with additional group leaders.
Volunteers (unpaid) may attend with your group as long as one group leader is a certified teacher and a 10:1 ratio per volunteer is met. Volunteers are required to fill out all paperwork.
Must prepare lesson plans and a schedule of activities for the hours of 9am-5pm.
Paid Group Leader Compensation:
New Group Leader: $350 for first session; $400 per session thereafter
Returning Group Leader: $400
Scholarship Swap: Bring 3 kids on a scholarship in place of being paid
If scholarship swap is chosen, you will be given a unique SAN (Scholarship Award Number) that can be used three times for 100% discount of tuition, or any combination of discounts equaling three full enrollments (such as four or more partial scholarships)
Volunteer (Unpaid) Group Leader Requirements:
In addition to the General Requirements above...
Your group must contain at least 10 campers (otherwise your group will be placed with another group leader)
Volunteer group leader positions are not restricted to teachers and are open to all interested individuals
Must prepare lesson plans and a schedule of activities for the hours of 9am-5pm
Please contact us if you would like assistance promoting your group. We can help with promotional materials, flyers and videos.
"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."
"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."
Mill Hollow is a 3 day, 2 night camp, with sessions running Monday - Wednesday and Wednesday - Friday during June.
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.
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!
Nature hikes designed for both fun and learning about the geology, ecology, and biology of the surrounding Uinta National Forest
Animal-watching from the animal blind
Native American and Mountain Man cultural demonstrations
Arts & crafts
Basketball, volleyball, tetherball
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
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.
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.
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.
In case of a POWER FAILURE: Remain calm; follow the directions of your Cabin Counselor or Teacher.
Students are NOT to use the restroom in the lodge. They may use all other restroom facilities.
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.
Please help to keep Mill Hollow clean, all litter must be placed in the garbage cans or other suitable containers.
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.
Report any accident or illness to your teacher, Cabin Counselor or a manager immediately.
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.
While in the vicinity of the Center, rest rooms are provided and must be used.
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.
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.
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.
We must insist on the separation of boys and girls inside the cabins day or night.
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.
Consideration of others, politeness and friendliness should be extended to all students and staff.
Participants should promptly perform duties assigned by Staff, Teachers or the Manager.
Throwing rocks, sticks other objects, or harassing the animals will not be tolerated.
Do drink plenty of liquids but do not drink out of streams because of possible contamination.
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.
The sewer lagoons at Mill Hollow should be considered contaminated and potentially dangerous. Students should not go inside the fence.
This is a multi-use forest area. Cattle and sheep grazing are part of the forest management program. Do not disturb those animals.
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.
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.
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.
Games and recreation time will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. under the direction of your Cabin Counselor.
Teachers are responsible for letting students into the cabins during the day time instructional periods.
Be careful, have fun, and discover how learning can be an adventure!
Fret not, the current water tank is working perfectly and supplies Mill Hollow with plenty of water. However, current Forest Service
regulations require us to have a tank that holds at least 100,000 gallons of water. This is a very large expense, so we are raising money
in order to satisfy this requirement.
All donation sizes are helpful, so please contribute what you can!
After clicking "Review Donation and Continue", please type "Water tank" in the "Add details about your donation" field.
We always appreciate people who give of their time to help improve Mill Hollow! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities around the Center -
from grounds, facilities and trail maintenance to special presentations to the campers!
For current volunteer opportunities, and to sign up, click the link at the top of this window.
We also accept volunteers for all positions listed on the employment page, as long as you meet the minimum qualifications and agree to the
terms of the position. In that case, please apply on that page as a volunteer for the desired position.
As a thank you for serving with us, all volunteers will receive a free Mill Hollow t-shirt!
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* Mill Hollow is in no way affiliated with Granite School District or the Original Camp. Granite School District does not manage, oversee or monitor the New Camp and is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of the New Camp, its principals, staff, volunteers, or campers.
Team Mill Hollow is the governing body of the New Camp. Any mention of Granite School District on this website, or at Mill Hollow itself, is made for the sole purpose of providing context to the rich history of Mill Hollow.
To preserve day-use parking space and facilitate snow plowing, please park any overnight vehicles associated with your group at the Nobletts parking area. Roads are closed beyond this point. We encourage each group to carpool.
When You Arrive
Check that the chimney on the wood burning stove is clear of snow.
Open stove damper and start a fire in the wood stove (directions located inside yurt).
If more than 3 feet of snow has built up along the outside walls, shovel snow away. Use great caution with shovel near the walls of the yurt to prevent damage to canvas covering.
Shovel the deck and break a path to the woodpile and restrooms if needed (wood chest is stocked and extra wood can also be accessed through the trap door).
No open fires or campfires may be built. Use only the wood burning stove inside the yurt.
A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed in the yurt.
Come prepared with a method to clean up and pack out all of your dog’s waste. Please DO NOT put dog waste in chemical toilets.
Remember, dogs must be leashed in public areas (Nobletts parking lot etc.).
Please do not leave dogs unrestrained or unattended outside the yurt.
Please do not leave dogs unattended inside the yurt.
Please control your dog and be respectful of other users and to the wildlife. Wildlife harassment is illegal.
Compliance with these rules will determine whether dogs will be allowed in the yurt in the future.
Please use the chemical toilets and keep the area around the yurt and center clean.
Do not burn plastic items or garbage in the stove.
Do not overfill the wood stove; the doors must be able to close.
Do not use igniting fluid or gas in stove.
See more information on care and operation on the stove located inside the yurt.
When you leave
See “check out” sheet inside the yurt for more information.
Make sure the fire in the wood stove is dead. Please DO NOT use water or other liquids in the stove to put the fire out. Put all ashes in the ash bucket. Dump ashes in the galvanized can located under the yurt. Replace the lid on the can and return the ash bucket to the yurt. Close the stove doors and damper.
Turn off and hang up lanterns.
Close the windows, window flaps & dome. Hang the dome wand behind the door.
Replenish the indoor wood box and rack.
Wipe tables, sweep floor & shake rug outside.
Pack out all food, personal items and garbage. Please do not put any garbage in the toilets.
Lock the yurt door and chemical toilets before leaving the center.
Return the key to the Mill Hollow Representative by 12:00 noon the day after your stay or on Monday if your stay was on a weekend, or as otherwise previously arranged with Mill Hollow Representative.
Terms & Conditions of Yurt Use
This permit allows access to the yurt and restroom facilities only; all other building and facilities are not part of the agreement and should not be accessed.
The permit holder (the holder) shall maintain the improvements and premises to standards of repair, orderliness, neatness, sanitation, and safety acceptable to the Mill Hollow Center. (See Rules of Yurt Occupancy.)
The holder shall take all reasonable precautions to prevent and suppress wildfires. No material shall be disposed of by burning in open fires during the closed season established by law or regulation without a written permit.
The holder shall exercise diligence in preventing damage to the land and other property of the Mill Hollow Center and United States covered by, and used in connection with this permit. The holder shall reimburse the United States and Mill Hollow Center for any damage of property, other than ordinary wear and tear, caused by the holder related to the occupancy of the facilities and the use of other property under the terms of this permit.
Avalanches, blizzards, rising water, high winds, falling limbs or trees, and other hazards are natural phenomena in the forest that present risks which the holder assumes. The holder assumes the responsibility of inspecting the site and immediate adjoining area for dangerous trees, hanging limbs, and other evidence of hazardous conditions. The holder also assumes responsibility of avoiding said hazards and notifying a Mill Hollow Representative of the same.
The holder shall pack out and properly dispose of refuse. Do not dispose refuse into surface waters or toilet facilities.
In the event of emergency rescue involving the holder or any other parties involved in the use which requires helicopter evacuation, search and rescue, or other emergency procedures, the holder will be responsible for the cost of such rescue.
No firearm, weapon, explosive, flammable, tobacco or alcoholic beverages shall be stored or used on the land covered by this permit, or in the structures thereon.
The holder shall indemnify the United States and Mill Hollow Center against any liability for damage to life or property arising from the holder's occupancy or use of National Forest lands and Mill Hollow Center facilities under this permit. Holder must attach a copy of homeowners or renters insurance to the application.
The permit is not transferable.
Yurt Payment & Fees Policies
Payment will be sent to Team Mill Hollow using the online Yurt Reservation Payment form. The link to the form will be sent to you once your desired dates are reserved.
Payment is required within 14 days after confirmation that your dates have been reserved, or if your inquiry is made within 14 days before the desired arrival date then payment is required within 48 hours of your reservation confirmation. If payment has not been received within these terms then your reservation will be void and the reserved dates will be made available to others.
The rental fee is currently a flat rate per night, regardless of party size, and is subject to potential annual changes.
A $200 security deposit will be added at the time of payment. The security deposit will be refunded only after the yurt is inspected, and only if it is found to be clean and undamaged. If the yurt requires cleaning or repairs then Team Mill Hollow will retain the security deposit for those purposes. If there are damages in excess of $200 then additional fees may be charged.
Terms & Conditions of Use for Mill Hollow Visitors and Residents
The Mill Hollow Center is operated on the basis of full cooperation between staff and
visitors at the Center and the U.S. Forest Service in the support of Utah State Education
and Forest Service policies and programs.
A joint STEM education/forest service program has been established at the Center to
ensure continuation of the center's operation on a long term basis in a way that will
enhance rather than cause deterioration of the environment. Many people should be
able to come to the Center for many years to enjoy its wildlife, forests, meadows, and
streams and other natural features in full and undiminished beauty.
We encourage all visitors to add improvements that will ensure a better Center in the
future. These are ways visitors and residents can help:
Protect plants and animals against injury and destruction. Chasing and/or throwing rocks at animals are not acceptable.
Don't start fires. Fires must be in designated areas only and will be started by staff members. In case of fire, evacuate the area and notify staff immediately.
Relax on the lawns but don't use them for walkways and trails. When this is done the vegetation soon wears out and is gone. Please stay on designated trails when hiking.
Do not cut plants, especially trees, without express permission.
Use the restroom to take care of your personal needs.
Buildings and surrounding areas are cleaned daily. No littering makes the job easier and the Center more attractive.
Children are not allowed near the loading dock and wall near the kitchen area.
Camping or staying in the parking lot in recreational vehicles is not allowed. There are unimproved campsites near the Center where guests may camp, then return to the Center to join the activities. Vehicles must stay on designated roads.
Be considerate and polite: everyone appreciates friendly, courteous treatment. There will typically be more than one group using the Center at the same time. Make arrangements with the Manager on duty for special use of facilities.
Lost and Found items will be held at the Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center for 3 weeks.
Please contact Mill Hollow to determine whether your lost item has been turned in.
All reasonable efforts will be made to return items to their original owners.
Recommended Center and Cabin Occupancy Rules
No climbing in or out of windows.
Do not litter inside or outside of cabins.
No cooking in cabins.
Apply spray insect repellent outside of the cabins.
Respect other people’s property.
Please report any safety or fire hazards to Manager.
Check to make sure toilets and sinks are shut off. No showers if there is a water shortage.
We recommend cabins are locked when not in use.
Heaters are located in the rest rooms. Blankets are available from the Manager if needed.
Keeping windows and doors closed will help maintain comfortable temperatures.
Cabins will be inspected for cleanliness and any damage prior to departure.
Always have an adult in charge of any group hiking away from the Center.
Each group leaving the Center should notify the staff of the number going and the expected time of return. Also what trail they are hiking.
Take a map when hiking in unfamiliar areas.
If you become lost, hike down the canyon closest to you, to a well traveled road. Wait on the road for a rescue vehicle.
No pets are allowed at the center.
Utah State law prohibits alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, and firearms on school grounds. Mill Hollow is a school (Science Education Center) and state rules for schools apply.
Payment & Fees Policies
Final Facilities Rental Payment will be sent to Mill Hollow using the online Reservation Payments form. The link to the form will be sent to you once your desired dates are reserved.
Full payment and final numbers are required no later than 3 weeks prior to your reservation date, or if your request is made within 3 weeks prior to your reservation date, payment is required within 48 hours of your reservation confirmation in order to guarantee your reservation. If payment has not been received within these terms then your reservation will be void and the reserved dates will be made available to others.
Children 3 & under are free. Patrons may not bring food to prepare their own meals; no cooking is allowed in any of the cabins.
Most special dietary needs can be accommodated by making arrangements with the Mill Hollow Office by May 31st or no later than three weeks prior to arrival. Minimum fees are calculated on a “break even” basis for Mill Hollow Center operation. Groups using the Mill Hollow Center must meet the minimum fees regardless of the number of people attending.
All cancellation requests must be submitted through the Contact Mill Hollow link at MillHollow.org. After receiving your request, Team Mill Hollow will make reasonable effort to reschedule your reservation prior to issuing a refund. Please contact us as early as possible if you need to reschedule or cancel your registered/reserved session. A “no-show” does not constitute a cancellation request.
Refunds are processed as soon as possible but may take up to 14 days after the registered/reserved session has ended. Refunds may take up to seven days after processing to appear in your account. A “no-show” does not constitute a cancellation request and is not eligible for a refund. Registration fees and private reservation deposits, as well as an additional cancellation fee in some cases, will be withheld from your refund for cancellations requested according to the schedule below.
Refund Schedule for Cancellations
NOTE: Registration fees and private reservation deposits are non-refundable and will be withheld from all refunds—this applies to ALL timeframes below. Security deposits for private reservations will be refunded only after the rented facilities are inspected and found to be clean and without damage.
Within 14 days of a confirmed registration/reservation, full refund.
15 days after confirmed registration/reservation through 31 days prior to the registered/reserved session start date, 25% of the total cost will be retained by Mill Hollow.
30 days through 15 days prior to the registered/reserved session start date, 50% of the total cost will be retained by Mill Hollow.
14 days through one day prior to the registered/reserved session start date, 100% of the total cost will be retained by Mill Hollow.
Registrations/reservations that are not paid in full, or do not have payments scheduled, prior to the registered/reserved session start date, will be cancelled by Mill Hollow and 100% of the total cost will be retained by Mill Hollow.
Cleanup Responsibilities for All Cabin Occupants
In order to keep the costs paid by students and community groups to a minimum,
it is necessary for each group to be responsible for the general cleanliness of their cabins during and after each use.
Do not write on walls
Sweep entire floor area daily.
(Please do not use water on wood floors)
Keep floors dry and free of litter
Wash sinks with cleanser daily
Clean mirrors daily
Keep showers free from litter
(Our custodian will clean toilets, and sterilize shower floors)
Keep area around the cabins free from litter.
Each cabin will be inspected for cleanliness and damages before each group leaves the Center.
Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping the Mill Hollow Center a place for all to enjoy.