Team Mill Hollow
The organization behind the camp
Patricia "Trish" Ireland has served on the Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors since 2014 and was elected
as Board Chair and President in 2018. Trish first visited Mill Hollow as an
excited fourth grade camper and has been singing camp songs ever since. As a young adult, she joined the
Mill Hollow staff as counselor "Hollywood" for three of the best years of her life. She spent the next two
years as a certified teacher bringing up students of her own. Today, Trish works in program management,
running campaigns, events and the learning management system (LMS) for a forensic and litigation software
training company. She recently completed her Master's Degree in Information Literacy and Media Sciences.
President Team Mill Hollow
Aaron P. Barker has served on the Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors since 2014, and currently serves as
Vice-Chair. Aaron began his Mill Hollow journey as an anxious third grader, and has been addicted to the
high mountain air ever since. As a young adult, he joined Mill Hollow staff as "Fungi." Professionally,
Aaron has worked as a Project Manager and a Consultant. He has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Business,
and is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Master. He has recently returned
to Law School to complete his Juris Doctorate.
Clay Conder has served on the Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently serving as
Secretary. Clay began his Mill Hollow journey as an ornery elementary student. As a young adult, Clay
joined Mill Hollow staff as "Blink." Professionally, Clay is a Travel Coordinator. He has a Bachelor's
Degree in Business Administration.
Treasurer • MBA • BS Public Relations & Corporate Communications • Supply Corps Officer Lieutenant (O3)
• Strategic Account Manager RF-Smart • Cottonwood High, ‘99
Tracy Bodily has served on the Team Mill Hollow's Board of Directors since 2014. Tracy began her Mill Hollow
journey as a plucky third grader, and has been in love with the camp ever since. As a young adult, she
joined Mill Hollow staff as "ChaRlie." When Mill Hollow faced the threat of closure, Tracy rallied the
troops to action, serving as our first Board Chair and President.
Professionally, Tracy works as the Exercise Training Officer for
the State of Utah's Division of Emergency Management. She has a Master's Degree in Sports Management.
Immediate Past President
Benjamin S. Barker has served on the Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors since 2014. Ben
began his Mill Hollow journey as a staff member in 2002, assuming the camp name "Yello." Professionally, Ben
is a Business Analyst for Automatic Data Processing (a Fortune 500 company). When he's not analyzing or
Mill Hollowing, Ben can usually be found on a rock climbing wall, in a slot canyon, reading, or writing.
Meet the Board
The Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors is thrilled to serve the Utah community in this volunteer capacity. We are Mill Hollow staff and student alumni whose lives have been positively influenced by our experiences at the camp and are deeply dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Mill Hollow. Click below to get to know us; click above to learn more about our organization.
Who We Are
Team Mill Hollow is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed to save Mill Hollow when the loss of legislative funding in 2012 forced Granite School District*, who created the camp in 1964, to end the summer camp program after the 2013 season.
In March 2014, the funding troubles were brought to the attention of a group of former Mill Hollow staff and students. That's us. Unwilling to let something so valuable to the Utah community - and personally dear to us - end, we formed the non-profit Team Mill Hollow in an effort to secure alternative funding from local businesses and families. Despite generous contributions, the funds raised were insufficient to sustain the camp program for the 2014 season.
However, through continued fundraising and administrative efforts, and collaboration with Granite School District* and the Uinta National Forest Service, Team Mill Hollow assumed stewardship of the camp and has re-opened the program - and for the first time ever, Mill Hollow is now open to ALL 8- to 12-year-old children, regardless of district geography!
Team Mill Hollow's fundraising efforts are ongoing and proceeds are placed in our Tuition Scholarship Fund to help send children in need to camp. We (and they) appreciate all contributions!
The mission of the Mill Hollow Outdoor Science Education center is to provide pedagogically sound educational opportunities for elementary school children in a hands-on outdoor laboratory to enhance their knowledge of astronomy, biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, physics, and conservation.
The Mill Hollow Outdoor Science Education Center is a seasonal summer camp facility located in the High Uinta mountains at 8,900 feet above sea level. In a unique arrangement with the US Forest Service, Team Mill Hollow has been allowed to lease land for the sole purpose of educating elementary school students in multiple unique and pedagogically sound ways. Since 1964 over 115,000 students have attended Mill Hollow to be scientifically instructed in a natural laboratory, supplementing their book learning and providing access to the High Uinta mountain range in an unrivaled outdoor learning experience. Students are led through the Utah wilderness by qualified teachers and learn about the delicate balance of ecosystems and nature as well as the forces that create our environment. Geology, chemistry, ecology, biology, and astronomy are just a few of the sciences studied during a typical Mill Hollow visit.
Here in Utah, there are many outdoor recreational opportunities. Mill Hollow distinguishes itself as an outdoor science facility, dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and thinkers. The teacher-led curriculum is designed to introduce, solidify, and enhance scientific concepts learned in the classroom.