Team Mill Hollow
The organization behind the camp

Tracy Bodily
Board Chair
President Team Mill Hollow

Tracy Bodily has served as Team Mill Hollow's Chair 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." Professionally, Tracy works as an Emergency Preparation Planner for the State of Utah's Division of Emergency Management. She has a Master's Degree in Sports Management.

Trish Ireland
Director
Secretary

Patricia "Trish" Ireland serves as Team Mill Hollow's Secretary. 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.

Aaron Barker
Director
Vice-Chair

Aaron P. Barker has served Team Mill Hollow since 2014. He serves as Vice-Chair and Treasurer. Aaron began his Mill Hollow journey as an anxious fifth 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 works as a Project Manager for Think Big Analytics (a Big Data consulting firm). He has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Business, and is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.

Justin Lafeen
Director
Treasurer

Clay Conder
Director
Social Outreach

Clay Conder has served on the Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors since 2014. 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.

Arthur Healey
Director
Graphic / Website Design

Arthur Healey has served on the Team Mill Hollow Board of Directors since 2014. Arthur began his Mill Hollow journey as a wide-eyed elementary school student. Professionally, Arthur is an Industrial Designer at FUZ Designs.

Ben Barker
Director
Website Development

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, assuming the camp name "Yello." Professionally, Ben is a Business Analyst for Automatic Data Processing (a Fortune 500 company). When he's not analysing 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!

Our Mission

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.

Get Involved

Thank you to the many generous individuals and organizations who actively support Mill Hollow's Mission.

Here's how you can help:


What Is Mill Hollow?

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Summer Staff

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.

Register Now!
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Scholarships: Apply or Donate
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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Latest Updates




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.

Rent the Mill Hollow Yurt for Your Winter Getaway! 12/10/2015

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!

Stay Informed - Join the Newsletter! 10/20/2015

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Stay Tuned for 2016 Registration! 9/28/2015

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