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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

Family Camp
Hispanic Family
Junior
Jr. High
Sr. High
Horsemanship
Trail Rides
Jr. Horsemanship

Family Camp

Children under 8 are free

July 4-6 Cost: $25/person, up to $100/family Speaker: Monte Leavell

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.

Housing Policy: We encourage families to bring their own housing (a trailer or tent). However, if you are in need of a cabin and fall into one of the following categories, you must register by June 1. Cabins are reserved for elderly, those with special needs, large families of 6+ and families with small children. If you do not have a tent or trailer, we have a few family tents available for use, but they are on a first come first served basis. Be sure to register and let us know your needs. Thank you for your help in this regard. We want to accommodate as many families as possible.

Hispanic Family Camp

Children under 8 are free

August 8-10 Cost: $25 per person up to $100 per family Speaker: Shawn Clapp

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.

Hispanic Family Camp Coordinator: Shawn Clapp - 435-609-1112

Junior Camp

4th-6th graders (as of September)

July 8-13 Cost: $180 Speaker: Pastor Mark DuPont

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 15-20 Cost: $180 Speaker: Pastor James Tilson

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 22-27 Cost: $180 Speaker: Chaplain Joe Willis

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

13 years and up

Week 1: July 28-August 3; Week 2: August 11-17 Cost: $400; 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.

 

Trail Rides Camp

13 or older unless accompanied by adult

July 28 - August 3 Cost: $400 Speaker: Pastor Ron Ehmann

Looking to go on some trail rides up in the mountains? Our Trail Ride Camp is designed to get you on the trail as much as possible, teaching you some basic riding technique without the intesity of the horsemanship program. It will be happening alongside the first horsemanship week, but with a program all of its own. We also offer games and activities 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 program and instruction. Our goal is to encourage spiritual growth in every camper enjoying God's beautiful creation while exploring the mountain trails.

Jr. Horsemanship Camp

10-13 years

August 5-8 Cost: $230 Speaker: Pastor Steve Miller

Want to improve your horse sense? Designed for children 10 to 13 years old, our Jr. 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.

Our Retreats

College and Career
Teens
Ladies
Men
Staff Training

College and Career Retreat

High School Graduates and Young Adults

August 1-3 Cost: $25 per person Speaker: TBD

This weekend retreat centers on the unique challenges and experiences of young adults and is filled with plenty of Bible instruction, fun, and friendship. Activities begin at 4PM on Thursday, and end Saturday after lunch. Campers should bring their completed registration forms with them when they come to camp, and sponsors should contact Sam Miller at camputibacadirector@gmail.com ahead of time to be approved.

http://utibaca.org/site/user/files/1/UTIBACA_Sponsor_Questionnaire.pdf

Teen Retreat

September 6-7 Cost: $25 Speaker: TBD

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 Sam Miller at camputibacadirector@gmail.com ahead of time to be approved. 

Teen Retreat Sponsor Questionnaire

Ladies' Retreat

September 13-14 Cost: Donation Speaker: TBD

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 20-21 Cost: Donation Speaker: TBD

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.

Staff Training

15+

June 24 - July 3 Speaker: Jeff South

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, click register to obtain and fill out a Staff Application and Questionnaire Form, or contact Sam Miller at camputibacadirector@gmail.com.

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