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Swoop Camp CrimsonSwoop Camp Crimson is an outdoor experience catered exclusively for incoming transfer students. This experience will aid students in building community and preparing for the upcoming school year while taking advantage of the many opportunities that Utah has to offer!  During Swoop Camp Crimson, all students will stay at a local campsite and then rotate participating in daily outdoor activities with small groups of other new students. These activities include hiking, climbing, and kayaking. In the evening, all students will gather back at the campsite for large group activities and discussions.  All students involved with this program will create new relationships!

2019 Dates & Registration:

(Attend August 5th New Student Orientation)


Swoop Camp Crimson is intentionally designed to be a networking, relationship building, and adventure filled camp. Swoop Camp Crimson will accommodate up to 30 students. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to sign up early!  Swoop Camp Crimson is open to all incoming transfer students, regardless of your previous outdoors experience. Moderate levels of physical fitness are expected, but no special training or background is necessary to enjoy camp!  

During Swoop Camp Crimson, all students will spend their evenings at a campsite located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Students will share tents with 1-2 other people of the same gender. Swoop Camp provides all meals and snacks for each day and meeting to dietary restrictions when needed.  Swoop Camp provides your transportation from campus to the campsite, tent, sleeping bag and pads, and all equipment needed for each activity (kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking). If you have your own equipment that you would prefer to use, you may.  Click here for the Swoop Camp Packing List.

Swoop Camp check-in will open at 2pm on the first day of your camp session, and end by 1:00pm on your last day.  Swoop Camp staff will make contact with you four 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 Crimson is $279 per student. This fee covers all lodging, transportation, meals, and equipment for the four day and three night camp. Due to specific equipment costs, we are unable to offer any discounts for Swoop Camp Crimson. 

Refunds for Swoop Camp Adventure can be issued up until 14 days before the session, less $10 for administrative fees. Within 14 days of a registered session, no refunds will be issued. 

Swoop Camp Crimson is a collaboration between the Office of Orientation & Transition and Outdoor Adventures, and is staffed by professionals, graduate assistants, and undergraduate student leaders, just like you! 

Swoop Camp does not fulfill the mandatory orientation requirement for new students. Click here to learn more about New Student Orientation.
Prices and location subject to change without notice.

Last Updated: 5/2/19