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Where the Word of God Changes Lives

This summer, invest in unforgettable experiences and life-changing spiritual growth. Camp Utibaca exists to evangelize and disciple campers, ignite love for God and His Word, and create outstanding programs filled with mountain adventure. Come join us!

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About Us

What’s in a name? At Camp Utibaca (Utah Independent Baptist Camp), our name communicates both our heritage and our mission.

Established in 1978 by independent Baptist pastors and missionaries in Utah, Utibaca partners with church leaders and parents to ignite love for God in the hearts of young people in a remote mountain setting. Our beautiful mountain youth camp is located at 8,000 ft. above sea level in the Manti-LaSal range above Ephraim, Utah. 

Nestled in this private wilderness retreat you will find a unique, Bible-centered program designed to help campers and staff develop Christlikeness, integrity, maturity and personal accountability. And of course, you will also find plenty of fun activities, outdoor adventures, and a safe environment where young people will be challenged spiritually, physically, and mentally. Personal Bible devotions and chapel times are an important part of each day's schedule. 

As part of Utibaca's mission to aid local churches, we make our facilities available for youth retreats, pastors' conferences, and more. Please reach out for more information.

Camp Utibaca is a Baptist Camp and is open to any person regardless of race, sex or religion.

Come create unforgettable memories as we grow in faith together!
 

Meet the Leadership

Our Camps

Junior
Jr. High
Sr. High
Horsemanship
Staff

Junior Camp

4th-6th graders (as of September)

July 2-7 Cost: $130 Speaker: Steve Martins

Designed specifically for 4th – 6th graders, Junior Camp combines immersion in God’s Word with a program chock full of fun and adventure in a unique mountain setting. Because we’re committed to helping campers grow in Biblical understanding and personal character, we’ve built personal devotions and chapel times into each day's schedule, and attendance is required.

Campers will also enjoy exciting games and activities like Capture the Flag, archery, riflery, horsemanship, crafts, and our challenging climbing tower. It’s a time to build friendships, make memories, and have the best summer of your life. 

Jr. High Camp

7th-9th graders (as of September)

July 9-14 Cost: $130 Speaker: Jeremy Ehmann

Designed specifically for 7th – 9th graders, Jr. High Camp combines immersion in God’s Word with a program chock full of fun and adventure in a unique mountain setting. Because we’re committed to helping campers grow in Biblical understanding and personal character, we’ve built personal devotions and chapel times into each day's schedule, and attendance is required. 

Campers will also enjoy exciting games and activities like Capture the Flag, archery, riflery, horsemanship, crafts, and our challenging climbing tower. It’s a time to build friendships, make memories, and have the best summer of your life.

Sr. High Camp

10th-12th graders (as of September)

July 16-21 Cost: $130 Speaker: Bryan Brock

Designed specifically for 10th – 12th graders, Sr. High Camp combines immersion in God’s Word with a program chock full of fun and adventure in a unique mountain setting. Because we’re committed to helping campers grow in Biblical understanding and personal character, we’ve built personal devotions and chapel times into each day's schedule, and attendance is required. 

Campers will also enjoy exciting games and activities like Capture the Flag, archery, riflery, horsemanship, crafts, and our challenging climbing tower. It’s a time to build friendships, make memories, and have the best summer of your life.

Horsemanship Camp

Week 1: July 22-28 | Week 2: July 29-August 4 Cost: $300 Speaker: Pastor Ron Ehmann

Want to improve your horse sense? Our Horsemanship Camp teaches knowledge and skills in riding, handling, and training horses for beginning and advanced riders. We also offer trail rides and horseback games throughout the week.

Because we’re committed to helping all of our campers grow in Biblical understanding and personal character, we have built Bible lessons and life applications into the instruction. Our goal is to encourage spiritual growth in every camper while also improving horsemanship skills.

Please note there are two of Horsemanship Camp. When the first week has twenty registrations, it is full and any additional registrations must go the second week.

All those registering for Horsemanship Camp must call Steve Miller at (435) 671-8743.

Watch the "Horsemanship 2015 - Week 1" Video
Watch the "Horsemanship 2015 - Week 2" Video

Staff Camp

June 20-28 Speaker: Chuck Crabtree

Many of our staff members have previously been campers with us, and we’re excited to invest more deeply into their spiritual development through our Staff Camp. This camp is for those who exhibit spiritual maturity, are serious about living for the Lord, and desire to work in a summer ministry. At the end of Staff Camp, the director will assign jobs for the rest of the summer that may change based on each person's maturity and abilities as well as camp needs and staff openings.

If you want to serve on staff with us, contact Caleb Schaaf at camputibacadirector@gmail.com to obtain and fill out a Staff Application and Questionnaire Form.

Our Retreats

Family
Hispanic Families
Teens
Ladies
Men

Family Camp

Children under 8 are free

June 28-30 Cost: $25/person, up to $100/family Speaker: Chuck Crabtree

Family Camp is designed to be a blessing for families and friends of churches in the Intermountain West region. Fellowship with other Christians and preaching from God's Word creates a refreshing time of spiritual growth and encouragement. Explore our many activities like horsemanship, riflery, and crafts or simply kick back, meet new friends, and catch up with old ones. Children will enjoy plenty of activities designed just for them.

The campground will open at 1 PM on Thursday and close at 1 PM on Saturday. You may come for one, two or all three days. The first meal will be served Thursday evening and the last one at noon on Saturday.
 

Hispanic Family Camp

Ages 8 and under free

August 9-11 Cost: $25/person up to $100/family Speaker: TBD

Designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families, our Hispanic Family Retreat provides fellowship and encouragement with other Christians, preaching from God's Word, and plenty of time to enjoy the remote mountain setting at Camp Utibaca. Experience activities like horsemanship, riflery, and crafts or simply kick back, meet new friends, and reconnect with old ones. Children will have fun with plenty of activities designed just for them.

The campground will open at 1 PM on Thursday and close at 1 PM on Saturday. You may come for one, two or all three days. The first meal will be served Thursday evening and the last one at noon on Saturday.

Teen Retreat

September 7-8 Cost: $25 Speaker: Caleb Schaaf

This weekend retreat centers on the unique challenges and experiences of teens and is filled with plenty of Bible instruction, fun, and friendship. Activities begin at 4pm on Friday, and end Saturday after lunch. Teens should bring their completed registration forms with them when they come to camp, and sponsors should contact Caleb Schaaf at CampUtibacaDirector@gmail.com ahead of time to be approved. 

Teen Retreat Sponsor Questionnaire

Ladies' Retreat

September 14-15 Cost: Donation Speaker: Mrs. Anna Schaaf

Ladies, come enjoy a refreshing getaway in the mountains where you can retreat from daily pressures, connect with friends, and enjoy the great outdoors. This two-day retreat centers on time in God’s Word and connection with other Christian ladies. Activities begin at 4pm on Friday, and end Saturday after lunch.

Men's Retreat

September 21-22 Cost: Donation Speaker: Caleb Schaaf

Challenge yourself in God’s Word during this two-day retreat where you will fellowship with other Christian men, grow spiritually through Biblical teaching, and enjoy mountain activities and adventures. Activities begin at 4pm on Friday, and end Saturday after lunch.

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