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Swoop Camp Service provides students an opportunity to build community and prepare for the upcoming school year through intentional experiential learning and volunteerism.   Each student will take advantage of the many involvement opportunities that the University of Utah has to
offer and build community among your peers! During Swoop Camp Service, all students will service specific projects that can change and transform the community around you. These projects include the Utah Farmer’s Market, servicing our Wasatch Trails, Red Butte Gardens and getting to know your campus. In the evening, all students will gather back at the University of Utah for large group activities and discussions. All Swoopers will form lasting relationships at Swoop Camp!

Dates & Registration:
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Swoop Camp Service accommodates up to 15 students, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to sign up early! Swoop Camp Service is open to all first-year and transfer students, regardless of your previous volunteer experience. Moderate levels of physical activity are expected, but no special training or background is necessary to enjoy Swoop Camp!

During Swoop Camp Service, students, along with Swoop Camp staff, will visit and work in communities throughout Salt Lake City, Utah on a variety of projects that address social change and environmental justice. Swoop Camp and the Bennion Center promotes lasting service through education, open dialogue and social change. Swoop Camp provides all meals and snacks for each day and meeting dietary restrictions when needed. Swoop Camp provides your transportation from campus to the service site, and all equipment needed for each service project.

Swoop Camp staff will make contact with you six weeks before your session and will remain in communication with you until your arrival on campus. This connection before camp will ensure that all questions are answered and that you are well prepared for your Swoop Camp experience! Please email any and all questions to


The cost of Swoop Camp Service is $119 per student. This fee covers all transportation, meals, and equipment for the three day and two night camp. Refunds for Swoop Camp Service can be issued up until 14 days before the session, less $20 for administrative fees. Within 14 days of a
registered session, no refunds will be issued.

Swoop Camp Adventure is a collaboration between the Center for New Student & Family Programs and the Bennion Center, and is staffed by professionals, graduate assistants, and undergraduate student leaders, just like you!


Please note: Swoop Camp does not fulfill the mandatory orientation requirement for new students. Click here to learn more about New Student Orientation.

Last Updated: 5/26/17