Ward Campout, 20-21 July

July 20-21, 2018

Aspen Lakes LDS Campground campsite #6 “Far West.”
(36 miles, 10 miles past Heber along Lake Creek Road, 8 miles paved, one mile gravel; about 55 minutes drive)

If you can’t camp, just come up for the 6 pm potluck dinner (bring a side dish or dessert; the Ward is providing the main dish, hot dogs and sausage buns) and the campfire (pioneer stories, bring yours!); or come up the next morning for the 8 am sourdough pancake breakfast!

Activities include zip line, swimming, obstacle course, archery, climbing wall.

Camp Aspen Lakes Directions (PDF)

Some asked about being able bring a Hammock. Hammocks are not allowed as you will see below. If you were planning to bring an RV or camp trailer, they are not allowed in the camp, however, you may park in a designated area away from the campsite with permission of the camp host. (Please look at the lds.org site for further information)

Below are the rules and general information. Please drive safe and we will see you on Friday. If unable to come on both days, please feel free to come up on either Friday or Saturday.

Rules and General Information:

No ATVs – ATVs, OHVs or UTVs, street legal or not, are not allowed in the camp. No dirt bikes.

No pets are permitted at Church recreation camps, even if they stay in your vehicle

No Horses

No fireworks are permitted at Church recreation camps, even for special events or holidays.

No weapons – firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, etc are not permitted unless prior approval is obtained.

Dress and grooming should be modest and in keeping with LDS Church Standards. Bathing suits should be one-piece for women and girls, and loose-fitting, boxer-type for men and boys.

Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. Be kind and courteous to others.

Campsites #6 Far West – 12 tent sites, bathroom with flush toilets and showers, 1 water faucet, no pavilion.

Tents only no hammocks – hammocks damage trees

No camp trailers or RVs – the campsites are not set up to handle trailers. Special permission may be granted to park in the top parking lot.

Camping allowed only in the campsites – No camping on lawn, by lakes or on the dams.

No electricity in camp sites or bathrooms

Do not cut down trees or remove any vegetation.

The Camp Hosts are the chief authority in the camp; please respect and follow their instructions.

Fires All fires (if allowed) must remain in the fire rings, must be monitored by an adult at all times and be completely extinguished each night. Contact the Camp Host for questions about fire bans and availability of firewood.

Bathrooms Do not flush feminine hygiene products down toilets, they will plug the toilets. A disposal container is provided in each bathroom stall and should be emptied daily.

Before checking out: Clean showers, toilets and basins. Clean mirrors. Empty garbage cans and leave them lined with a clean liner which is provided by the camp. Sweep, hose out and squeegee bathroom floors. Cleaning supplies provided by the camp.

Main Pavilion This is a separate rental, it must be scheduled in addition to the campground. There is no camping at the main pavilion. It contains a commercial kitchen with serving area a large gathering room with tables and chairs for approximately 350. This facility has electricity.

Lake Front – You must supply a lifeguard for all lake activities Fishing is allowed, catch and release only Swimming is allowed, all swimmers must wear a life vest or life jacket. Canoeing is available at Aspen and Beaver Lakes. Life Jackets or vests must be worn when canoeing. Zip Lines are located at Aspen and Beaver Lakes. Life Jackets or vest must be worn. An adult must assist with zip lines.

Activities Team Building – located near camp site #2. Camp Hosts will provide training and instructions for this area.

Obstacle Course – this area has several activities and includes a climbing wall. Equipment is provided for the climbing wall, you will need to provide an adult who is certified to belay, to use this facility.

Hiking – there is a 2.3 mile trail around the camp.

Volley Ball court is located by camp site #4 Horse Shoe Pit is located by camp site #4 Archery Range has stations, targets and bows. You must provide arrows.

All vehicles must park in designated parking areas and not in the campsites. The roads and campsite access must stay clear for fire and emergency vehicles.

This is bear country, do not leave food, toothpaste or shampoo in tents. Contact the Forest Service for more specific safety guidelines Do not park or drive near the trees as this damages them. Carving, nails or wire around trees is prohibited. Do not cut down any trees alive or dead.

Remember, your group does not have exclusive use of the facilities. You may be sharing the amphitheater, lakes and activities with others. Please be considerate. Contact the missionaries if you wish to see the camp prior to your scheduled reservation.

Camps schedules – Monday-Friday – Check in after 7:00am Monday, check out is noon on Friday. Friday-Saturday – Check in after 2:00pm on Friday, check out before 2:00pm on Saturday.

Before departing, it is the responsibility of your group to clean all the areas you have used. Your camp needs to be inspected by a camp host prior to your departure.