High School Backpacking Program (July 8-12, 2019)

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Second Dam Dropoff Loop

Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, US-89, Logan, UT 84341

Logan, UT 84341

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Get Stoked for Stokes Summer Camps! Sign up for our High School Backpacking Trip, July 8-12, 2019, here!

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About Stokes Summer Camps

At Stokes, we focus on bringing our natural world to everyone through adventures and experiences in Logan Canyon. All of our camps are built to support students in exploring new places and learning new things about our local ecosystem.

Join us in 2019 as we hike, learn, and have fun in our National Forest!

Registration for 1st-8th Grade Camp Session One: June 10-14, 2019, is located here.

Registration for 1st-8th Grade Camp Session Two: June 24-28, 2019, is located here.


Our Summer Camps’ mission is to connect youth to our local ecosystem through fun, informative, and inspiring experiences in Cache National Forest.

Registration Information

Registration will open on Monday, March 4th at 8am MST and will be online only.

Camp spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis. If confirmed for camp, you will be prompted to submit camper paperwork, available at the bottom of this page, within one week.

Payment and all camper paperwork is due within one week of confirmation. Payment by check is preferred. Camper paperwork due includes: Health and Emergency Contact Form, and Participant Agreement Form. Failure to submit payment and paperwork by this deadline will result in the forfeiture of your camp spot.

Registration will close on Monday, April 8 at 5pm MDT.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Our cancellation and refund policy is as stated below:

  • 6 weeks or more before camp- Full refund
  • 5 weeks before camp- 75% refund
  • 4 weeks before camp- 50% refund
  • Less than 4 weeks before camp- No refund

Information and Dates

This beginner backpacking course is for high school students only. Your child must be entering grades 9-12 in order to participate. While this is an introductory course, please note that backpacking in general is a physical challenge. Our days will include 3-8 miles of hiking each day while wearing a pack up to 1/3 of our body weight. The expedition takes place over 4 days in Cache National Forest and students will learn everything from how to travel as a group, to how to practice Leave No Trace, to navigating using a map and compass.

The student to instructor ratio for Backpacking never exceeds 4:1, with at least two instructors per group.

In order to uphold our dedication to safety, the group will be carrying satellite communication equipment, both instructors will have appropriate medical certification with at least one instructor being a certified Wilderness First Responder with a full medical kit, and group skill will determine group challenge. This course is meant to be safe, fun, and educational, in that order.

Program Dates

Monday, July 8th (Gear Check Day), 8:30am-5:30pm;

Tuesday, July 9th-Friday, July 12th (Expedition Days)

Drop-off at 8:30am on Tuesday, pick-up at 5:30pm on Friday.

Our Instructors

We hire experienced educators to lead all of our Camp groups at Stokes. Each group of campers has 2 dedicated instructors. Our instructors are hand-picked because of their experience, knowledge, and dedication to quality education. They are school teachers, environmental educators, scientists, university professors, and more! All instructors have previous experience working with youth, wilderness safety and first aid training, and a joy for what they do.

Monday of Camp Schedule

Monday will kick off with a Parent Orientation from 8-8:30am the first day only. We will be going over schedules, meeting staff, and answering any questions. Please be sure to attend!

What Campers Need

Please see what your high schooler needs each day here: http://logannature.org/camps

Camper paperwork can be found online here:


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