June 22, 2018


Helping Utah kids discover the great outdoors


Salt Lake City, Utah, May 17, 2018 – This year marks YMCA Camp Roger’s 70th Anniversary! Since 1948, Camp Roger, nestled in Utah’s Uinta Mountains, has provided a wilderness experience for thousands of young campers. We are excited to share this important milestone with the community. Over the last seven decades, campers have experienced summer in nature enjoying campfires, archery, horseback riding, sports, cookouts, mountain biking, hiking, and most importantly making life-long friends and memories.

To celebrate Camp Roger’s 70th anniversary, we are hosting a free community event on Saturday, July 7th, 2018, from 3pm to 8pm! We’re calling on former campers, staff, volunteers, board members and the community to celebrate the magical place that is Camp Roger. Feel free to bring friends, family and future campers to enjoy food, music, s'mores, and more! Whether you joined our camp family in 1948, 1988, 2018, or somewhere in between, this celebration will be full of memories, laughs, and fun for all!  Dinner starts at 6:00pm with a closing campfire at 7:20pm. Reminisce and discover what’s new while walking the grounds, sitting on a camp porch or visiting the lodge.

YMCA Summer Overnight Camp is all about a wide variety of new experiences and exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen including:


HEALTHY FUN: Camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their healthy eating habits. 


PERSONAL GROWTH: While in the welcoming environment of camp, youth have a chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement.


FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth.


MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!


A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp in Utah for 70 years. The YMCA of Northern Utah continues to give youth an enriching, safe experience with caring staff and volunteers who model positive values that help build their kids’ character.  The YMCA of Northern Utah offers two overnight camps YMCA Camp Roger and YMCA Mill Hollow both located in the beautiful Wasatch National Forest plus Summer Day Camp in Taylorsville, Daybreak, Layton, Ogden, Heber City and Park City. And, to ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. If you’re interested in helping to send kids to camp this summer, you may donate to the Y at ymcautah.org/givenow.


For more information about the 70th Anniversary Camp Roger event, visit ymcautah.org/camp-roger/70th or call 801-839-3379.