Camp Roger

YMCA Camp Roger Program Information

  2019 SUMMER SCHEDULE

 

  Dates Theme  Little Mini  TrailBlazers  Jr. Horse
Session 1  6/9 - 6/14 Lego Movie X X  
Session 2 6/16 - 6/21 Wacky Scientist X 
Session 3 6/23 - 6/28 Disney Heroes      
Session 4 7/7 - 7/12 Campers vs. Wild      
Session 5 7/14 - 7/19 Fairy Tales      
Session 6 7/21 - 7/26 Marvel    
Session 7 7/28 - 8/2 Star Wars    
Session 8 8/4 - 8/9 Wild Wild West X
Session 9 8/11 - 8/16 Around the World

TYPES OF CAMP

Traditional Camp (Ages 6-15)

The traditional camp experience is designed for campers to discover the world of outdoor adventure through a well-balanced schedule of activities. Traditional Camp provides an opportunity for campers to participate in the wide range of activities offered at Camp Roger, including; mountain biking, archery, hiking, arts and crafts, orienteering and horseback riding. Traditional Camp offers the best "all around" camping experience plus, you can connect any traditional camp session with any other camp session with a weekend stay over.

Little Rogers

The youngest and shortest camp that we offer is Little Roger's. This camp is designed for boys and girls (ages 6-7) to have the opportunity to try a one night, 2-day experience at Camp Roger. This camp is the perfect experience of summer camp for first-timers! Guided by trained and experienced counselors, campers will explore the outdoors, develop new skills and make new friends while getting a taste of the magic of Camp Roger. Little Roger's will not participate in any swimming or activities involving horses.

Mini Camp

For boys and girls, this allows them to try a half week experience. This camp is the perfect adventure for young youth attending summer camp for the first time. Guided by trained and experienced counselors, campers will explore the outdoors, develop new skills and make new friends. Mini Campers will participate in archery, arts and crafts, cook-out breakfast, and dinner, fire building, circus, nature, and orienteering.

Specialty Camp (Ages 10 - 15) 

Develop a greater passion for the things you love, or try out something new at one of our specialty camps!  Specialty camps are for campers looking for a week-long camp where they are able to focus on activities in a specific area.  At each of our specialty camps, campers spend approximately every day of camp focused on their specialized activity as well as some of the traditional activities associated with traditional camping experiences.


TrailBlazers Camp ($625 per session)  

If you like horses but aren't quite up to dedicating the time towards an official horse camp, this option is for you. TrailBlazers campers will spend one activity each day for three days on a trail ride. TrailBlazers will spend the other activities with their cabin mates doing traditional camp activities.  

Extreme Camp ($825 per session) 

This camp is not for the faint of heart! This week is full of exhilarating and memorable experiences. Guided by certified professionals and supervised by YMCA Staff, participants in this camp will experience the many adrenaline pumping adventures Utah has to offer:  

  • Monday - Mountain biking with White Pine Touring
  • Tuesday - Rock climbing with White Pine Touring
  • Wednesday - Whitewater rafting with All Seasons Adventure
  • Thursday - High ropes course, tubing, or trampoline park at Utah Olympic Park 
  • Friday - Stay on-site enjoying the last day at Camp Roger

Horseback riding is not available for Extreme campers due to schedule conflicts between the various activities. 

Equestrian Camps (Ages 8 - 16) 

We offer a variety of equestrian programs to fit campers from novice to advanced.  Horse camp provides an opportunity for campers to gain confidence being around horses, develop riding skills, build a base of knowledge of horsemanship skills, and develop a partnership of caring and trust with horses.  All levels (except Trailblazers) will receive instruction in grooming, tacking, riding, and general knowledge.  Campers will spend time with the horses and participate in traditional camp activities.  Horse campers (except Trailblazers) will be bunked together based on age and gender.

Junior Horsemanship ($665 per session) 

This is a great program to get campers started learning about horses and feeling comfortable in a camp environment! Campers are provided with a beginners knowledge of horses and riding. They will learn the basics of safety, how to lead and tie a horse, how to groom, and how to ride a horse at the walk. Campers will work with the horses for three days at camp. The rest of their time will be spent participating in traditional camp activities.

Horsemanship 1 ($635 per session) 

For the novice rider, this camp begins a lifelong relationship between the camper and horses. Campers will learn the basics of horsemanship including, safety, grooming, tacking, riding, and knowledge skills.  Campers will work daily with the horses both on the ground and riding in the arena. They will also be introduced to bareback and trail riding. 

Horsemanship 2* ($635 per session) 

Campers will continue to increase their horse knowledge to become better equestrians.  Instruction includes reading a horse's body language, anatomy, breeds, and common illnesses.  Riding skills include developing good body position at the walk and trot and making the horse perform simple patterns in the arena.  Campers will continue to work on riding bareback and learning proper trail etiquette.  

Horsemanship 3* ($635 per session)  

Campers continue to build on skills gained in levels one and two.  Instruction includes horse behavior, lameness, emergency first aid, and identifying a healthy horse.  Riders will improve their ability to control horses at all gaits and will take trail rides.

Leadership Camps (Ages 14 - 17) 

Our specially-designed leadership programs are multiple week programs dedicated to transitioning teens into our future leaders. During their time in leadership, campers will be learning what it means to be a leader, and the necessary skills and responsibilities involved.

Rising Stars ($825 for 2 session program) 

Our Rising Stars program's intention is to bridge the experience of Traditional Camp with a taste of the responsibility that is to come in Leader in Training. This program is for those older campers who want to get a little more out of the Camp Roger experience. 14-year-old campers will be able to experience their favorite camp activities in the afternoon with an increased emphasis on team building and adventure in the mornings. The perfect introduction to our leadership camps, Rising Star campers will develop their skills of working as a team on and off of camp and leading as they engage with all campers leading songs, helping around camp, and rising to be more than just a camper. 

Leaders In Training ($670 for 2 session program) 

This two-week specialized staff-training program for 15 or 16-year-old campers which, along with CIT program, trains campers in necessary skills and responsibilities to be staff in years to come. LIT’s participate in leadership development focusing on team building, cooperation, and supervision. They will work side-by-side with staff members to gain skills in managing group behavior, leading activities, and supporting the staff.

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Wrangler In Training ($670 for 2 session program)

This two-week leadership development program 15 or 16-year-old provides training for our older more experienced horse campers who are interested in working with the horse program in the future as a staff member.  This is in conjunction with the Leader in Training (LIT) program and is limited to 6 equestrians. Riders will be exposed to all aspects of working with horses, program development, and teaching young riders.  Interested qualified campers need to complete an application and include a reference prior to registering.   

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Counselor In Training ($450 for 3 session program) 

The CIT experience is designed for 16 or 17-year old campers and builds upon and refine participant’s leadership abilities through more work in programs and cabins. CIT’s will help plan, prepare and lead camp activities, exploring camp operations and assist counselors in the cabin. This is a great Leadership Development opportunity that is transferable to almost any future experience including college applications.

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Camp is a way for kids to become their best self and grow in character. We have found the Raggers program is a meaningful and useful tool for some children and are proud to offer it to those 12 years or older. Many younger campers look forward to becoming a Ragger because they have seen older campers wearing Rags and acting as role models around camp. Rags are taken home to be worn or placed in sight as a reminder of the goals the child has set for themselves. They can be brought back to camp year after year to be worn. Because it is a completely personal experience, the child decides when they have met their goals and are ready to take on a new Rag with new goals. It can become a lifelong practice of self-improvement, goal setting, and service to others if they so choose.

You'll see many staff wearing Rags at check-in and check-out because they are proudly becoming their best self as well. If you have any questions about what Raggers is or why they have a Rag, feel free to ask them.

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ADDITIONAL 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.  

Frequently Asked Questions

CONTACT INFO

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