Camp Mill Hollow

Parent Information

The YMCA Staff want your campers to have the ultimate camp experience. We are excited your child is joining us to gain new friends, new skills and new experiences. The information below is designed to acquaint you with the basic information needed to prepare for camp and help you get ready for a camp experience to last a lifetime! Everything you need to know as you prepare for camp can be found right here! Mill Hollow has been hosting healthy and happy campers for 60 years. Use the information listed below to answer any additional questions you may have about camp.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The YMCA is committed to ensuring that ALL families have access to the high-quality programming the Y is known for.  Through the support of donors, we are proud to be able to work with families to make sure that cost is not a barrier to participation.  All youth receive the same program experience regardless of the price paid. Download the application below. 

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Location

Parking is limited at Mill Hollow so we encourage carpooling whenever possible! Families will follow signs for the education center and park at the basketball courts. Please be aware that the road to Mill Hollow is not friendly for all types of vehicles; all-wheel drive vehicles, SUVs or trucks are strongly encouraged. 

  1. Take I-80 Eastbound past Park City
  2. Take Exit 146 for US-40 toward Heber/Vernal
  3. Continue onto US-189 S/US-40 E Southbound
  4. In 3.2 miles, take Exit 4 toward Park City/Kamas
  5. Turn left onto UT-248 East at the end of the off-ramp towards Kamas
  6. Continue on UT-248 (you will pass Jordanelle Reservoir)
  7. In 11.4 miles, turn right onto UT-32/Main Street in Kamas
  8. In 2 miles in Francis, turn left onto UT-35 E/W Main Village Way
  9. Continue onto E State Hwy 35 through Woodland and follow the road up the canyon
  10. At approximately mile marker 15, turn right at the sign for Mill Hollow Reservoir
  11. In approximately 2 miles, just past the Forest Ranger Station on the left
  12. Turn left at very small "Mill Hollow Center" sign on the left side of the main road
  13. Follow the road for 2 miles to the sign for the parking lot (left fork)
  14. Park in the paved parking lot and follow the path to the lodge

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We know that there can be a lot of questions when deciding whether or not to send your child to camp. We've compiled a list of the most common questions we get and provided answers to them below.  

REGISTRATION AND PAPERWORK

How much is the deposit?

The deposit is $100 per camper per session, including those applying for financial assistance. Deposits are non-refundable or transferable.

What forms of payment are accepted?

The YMCA accepts checks, money orders, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). Cash is accepted if delivered to the YMCA office during business hours.

Does the health form have to be signed by a doctor?

Each camper's health form must be signed by a licensed medical professional (i.e. doctor, physician assistant, registered nurse) if on Form 2, any of the asterisked items listed in the Health History Form Past or Present section are check boxed yes. The health form must be signed by the parent or guardian of the child. Unsigned forms will be returned. If you fill out the electronic version of the Camper Paperwork and you select one of the asterisked items, you will receive the Doctor's Authorization note via email as a PDF.

How can I get a refund?

If you notify the YMCA office at least six weeks prior to your child's camp session, your camp fee will be refunded minus the $75 non-refundable or transferable deposit. Campers who must leave camp for medical reasons, not of their own choosing will be sent a prorated refund. A refund will not be given to those campers who miss their camp departure, fail to attend, choose to attend late/depart early or are sent home for behavioral reasons.

FACILITIES

 
Are there phones, computers, or email at camp?

Because YMCA Camp Mill Hollow is located in the heart of the mountains, communication is very limited. There are neither grounded phone lines nor any cell phone service; however, the YMCA has a satellite phone to make emergency calls and wi-fi to communicate with parents if the need arises. If you have an emergency message that you must get to your camper, please e-mail the director at camps@ymcautah.org.

How many campers and staff stay in a cabin?

There are at least 2 - 4 staff and up to 26 campers per cabin.

Is there electricity and running water at camp?

The buildings at the camp have electricity and running water. 

Are there private or community showers in the restrooms?

There are private showers in both the girls' and boys' cabins. 

Can campers with special needs attend YMCA Camp Mill Hollow?

YMCA Camp Mill Hollow accepts all children who can spend six days away from home; can bathe, get dressed, and use the restroom without assistance; can sufficiently follow instructions, and are comfortable living in a rustic setting. We welcome and encourage calls to discuss your child's need, personality, and behaviors to determine how they will succeed at YMCA Camp Mill Hollow. If your child has special needs, please adequately complete the registration form, health form, and camper information sheet so that we may best serve your child. YMCA Camp Mill Hollow has welcomed children with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, epilepsy, and physical disabilities.

STAFF

How many staff work at YMCA Camp Mill Hollow?

There is a staff of approximately 20 people consisting of counselors, cooks, a health supervisor, maintenance worker, and camp director.

Are the staff well trained?

All staff must complete online training and attend a multi-day training prior to camp. During this week of training, they are certified in First Aid and CPR as well as receiving extensive education on child development, safety, child abuse prevention, policies and procedures, diversity, conflict resolution, and programming areas. Many of the staff have previous experience working with children or through their college degree courses.

Is there medical staff on-site to tend to the campers conditions?

There is at least one licensed medical professional, such as a CNA, LPN, RN or Wilderness First Responder, at camp at all times. Plus, all camp staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

Is YMCA Camp Mill Hollow a religious camp?

YMCA Camp Mill Hollow welcomes children from all backgrounds, supports each person's individual beliefs, and is non-religious in its programming. 

Is YMCA Camp Mill Hollow a school?

YMCA Camp Mill Hollow is a co-ed summer camp run by the YMCA of Northern Utah with a focus on environmental education and a love for the outdoors. The facility was previously operated by the Granite School District.  

CAMPER EXPERIENCE

Do you honor cabin mate requests?

We do our best to honor cabin mate requests as long as they are the same gender and within a year of each other's age and the same gender.

How will I know my child is having a good time at camp?

It is typical for first-time camp parents to be worried about their children, but there is no need. From the time the campers get to camp, staff work with the campers to get to know them and help them make new friends. Most campers are so busy having fun, participating in new activities, or laughing with their new friends that they rarely have time to think about missing the comforts of home.

If you provided your email address on the registration form, you will receive a general email update during your child's week at camp. This can be a great assurance for parents! If you are extremely concerned about your child, feel free to contact the director at camps@ymcautah.org. Checking out our Facebook page to see the pictures that we post daily is also a great way to see what your camper is up to!

Will my child have chores to do at camp?

Yes. YMCA Camp Mill Hollow encourages participants to share in the responsibilities of keeping camp beautiful and being part of the camp family through the ownership of maintaining the camp. This is done by sharing in daily chores which require about 45 minutes a day total. These include making their bed, cleaning their cabin, dishwashing, cleaning up the lodge after meals, picking up around camp, cleaning the bathrooms, and cleaning rec space. We believe this is not only a great occasion to come together as a team and share through service, but it ensures everyone can gain pride and ownership in their camp experience.

What kind of food is served?

All meals offer several options to accommodate children's varying tastes and needs. Meals are prepared fresh daily to provide the campers with nutritionally balanced choices. Please let us know if your camper has special dietary needs.  

How do the campers get to camp?

Bus transportation to and from camp is available for an additional fee of $30 each way. There are two location options: Salt Lake City or Park City. The pick-up/drop-off location for Salt Lake is Adib's Rug Gallery (formerly the Villa Theatre). The location for Park City is the Visitor's Center in Kimball Junction 1794 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098. If you do not elect to use the provided transportation to/from camp, parent's are expected to drop off and/or pick-up your child at Camp Mill Hollow.

Do I need to send general allergy or pain medication up with my camper?

YMCA Camp Mill Hollow has a fully stocked health center to tend to all of the typical medical needs of the campers. If your child takes an over-the-counter medication regularly, please bring it with you to camp and give it to the health supervisor at check-in. 

If your child is taking any prescription medications, please give all medications to the health supervisor in the original container that identifies the prescribing physician, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the frequency of administration. Do not pack any medication. All prescribed and over-the-counter medication must be turned in to the Health Coordinator at check-in.

What should my child pack for their week at camp?

When packing for camp, please remember that YMCA Camp Mill Hollow is a rustic camp located in the mountains, where there can be hot days and cool nights.

What should my child not pack for their week at camp?

The following should not be brought to camp: jewelry, excessive amounts of money, matches/lighters, fireworks/ explosives, guns, knives, drugs, cigarettes, illegal items, valuables, and new/expensive clothing. If any of the above items are found at camp, we will collect, label, and store them until they can be given to a parent/guardian at the conclusion of the week. If any fireworks, guns, knives or illegal items are found, the item(s) will be confiscated, the proper authorities notified, and the camper will be sent home.

Please do not bring food or candy. If you chose to send food items because your child has dietary needs, please label all items and give them to the health coordinator at check-in.

The YMCA is not responsible for any lost, stolen or misplaced personal possessions. All unclaimed lost items will be donated to a charitable organization on September 1st.

How do I claim lost and found items?

Lost and found items are usually sent back on the bus and stored at the YMCA office for convenience; email a description (color, size, any details) of the item lost, camper name and session attended to camps@ymcautah.org. All unclaimed lost items will be donated after 90 days.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the registration process, financial assistance, or camp in general, please contact the office at 801-839-3379, or by email at camps@ymcautah.org