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                                                                                  APPLICATIONS DUE: MARCH 18TH

The Swoop Camp Captain position allows students the unique opportunity to welcome new students to the University of Utah through an extended orientation program. This leadership role within the Office of Orientation and Transition and Outdoor Adventures (OA) helps new student’s further transition to the U.


Hiring Timeline:
February 22                     Captain Applications Available
March 18                         Captain Applications Due
March 20-22                    Captain Interviews
March 26                         Captain Notifications

Adventure Captains:
June 15-16                       Adventure Captain Training (All day and overnight) – Mandatory event!
June 25-29                       Swoop Camp Adventure Session 1
July 16-20                        Swoop Camp Adventure Session 2
July 30-August 3              Swoop Camp Adventure Session 3

Additional Expectations: To be an Adventure Captain you must work all three Adventure Camps listed above and Crimson Camp. Technical Captainsfor Adventure (and Crimson) are encouraged to work as many camps as possible.


Backcountry Captains:
June 15-16                       Backcountry Captain Training (All day and overnight) – Mandatory event!
June 25-29                       Swoop Camp Backcountry Session 1
July 23-27                         Swoop Camp Backcountry Session 2

Additional Expectations: To be a Backcountry Captain you must work both camps listed above. Technical Captainsfor Backcountry are encouraged to work both camps.


Crimson Captains:
June 15-16                       Crimson Captain Training (All day and overnight) – Mandatory event!
August 8-11                     Swoop Camp Crimson

Additional Expectations: See details under Adventure Captains.


Base Camp Captains:

August 8-10                     Base Camp Captain Training – Mandatory event!
August 12-15                   Swoop Camp Base Camp!


All questions should be directed to Zachary Farley ( & Kate Macklin (

If you have any questions about the position you can contact us at 801.581.7069 or email us at

Last Updated: 2/26/19