The Heber Valley Camp is owned and operated by
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.

 

HEBER VALLEY CAMP RULES
Camp Use Guidelines and Procedures for General Church and Family Groups
Revised October 2007
(YW Camp guidelines may differ)

Heber Valley Camp is a mountain camp facility developed for use by Church groups and families. It provides a setting for enjoyment of outdoor experiences "away from the world" where the Holy Ghost can be heard and felt so that each can come to know he or she is a child of God.

This document defines the guidelines and procedures that have been established for the use of the camp. It is within this framework that stakes, wards and families create and carry out their programs applying principles of the Gospel in a camp setting. Guidelines and procedures may change from time to time as the camp is used and matures.



General Information and Policies

  • Check-in time is no earlier than 9:00 a.m. on Mondays and no earlier than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays - Fridays. Complete the check-in form provided by your camp host.
  • Check-out time is no later than noon except Saturdays when campers may stay as late as 5:00 p.m. (Occasionally, the camp is reserved on Saturday afternoons for special open houses or other activities. Campers will be asked to leave by noon on these dates, and will be informed at the time the reservation is made.) Complete assigned clean-up duties and check out with the camp host.
  • No generators are permitted. Electricity is available in cabins, pavilions, cooking stations and restrooms.
  • No pets are permitted.
  • No tents, camp trailers, RVs, motorhomes, ATVs, motorcycles, or other motorized sport vehicles are permitted.
  • For your safety, no bikes are permitted in camp or on the hiking trails.
  • No skates or skateboards, firearms or archery are permitted in camp.
  • Walking along the paved road is prohibited.
  • Cell phone service is generally unavailable in most areas of the camp except near the main welcome center at the camp entrance.
  • Weather in the mountains can vary greatly. The weather from September through April is typically cold and snowy. Even in summer months come prepared for cool nights and sudden drops in temperature if a storm arises.
  • Elevation at Heber Valley Camp is between 7,500 and 10,000 feet. Pregnant women and individuals with high blood pressure are advised to check with their physician prior to going to the camp.
  • Service projects are available upon request. Please submit your interest in an assignment at least 10 days in advance by filling out a service project request (see Activities Available at Camp). Generally, all the tools required to complete the project will be provided by the camp. Please bring your own work gloves. No chain saws will be permitted unless we ask you to bring them.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. each night. Please be courteous to other campers.
  • Please be sensitive to the noise from your camp or group. Do not disturb the other campers.
  • All restroom facilities are equipped with flush toilets and are available to all campers. Toilet tissue, hand soap, and hand towels are provided in the sink areas. Warm showers are available - bring your own bath towel and soap.
  • Conserve water. No water fights or water games are permitted. Please take short showers. Please don't leave taps running.
  • Adult campers, please supervise all members of your group, especially youth and young children.
  • Heber Valley Camp reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Most campsites have three or four cabins. Each cabin has 8 built-in bunk bed platforms, for a total of 16 beds. Each platform measures 36" x 84" and does not have a mattress or padding. Fire regulations prohibit more than 16 persons from sleeping in a cabin.
  • No flames are allowed in cabins. No cooking is permitted in cabins. No meals are to be taken in cabins.
  • Use only the cabin's overhead electric lights or your own battery-operated lights.
  • If heat is desired, a limited number of electric space heaters are available on a first-come, first-served basis during the summer season (May - October). Please ask your camp host about availability upon arrival at camp, as advance reservations for space heaters is not allowed. Please come prepared for all weather conditions.
  • No tents may be used. If additional sleeping accommodations are desired, please reserve additional campsites.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations unless the canceled facilities are reserved by another group.

Recreation

  • All activities at the camp (hiking, challenge courses, waterfront, etc.) are available only to campers with valid reservations.
  • Volleyball courts and horse shoe pitching areas are provided in warm weather. You may bring your own volleyball and horse shoes or use those provided by the camp. Reserve these activities with your camp hosts after you check in.
  • Over thirty miles of hiking trails are available in warm weather. For your safety, please obtain, complete and leave a hike plan with your camp hosts. Always hike with another person - use the "buddy system." DO NOT hike off the groomed trails or cross-country. Do not pick wild flowers or tamper with native vegetation. Please carry out all trash.
  • The water feature "Legacy Lake" may be reserved from May through August and is equipped with canoes and paddle boats. Life jackets are available for all sizes and ages. Swimming is not permitted. Fishing is not allowed. At some point in mid- to late summer, the water level in Legacy Lake decreases making this facility unusable for the remainder of the season. We regret this inconvenience. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made on the Activities page of this website. Fees paid for lake reservations will be refunded if the lake is not usable.

Dress, Grooming and Conduct

  • Dress and grooming should be modest, tasteful, and conform with LDS Church standards. Please, no shorts or swimsuits.
  • For your safety, only closed-toe shoes should be worn.
  • For your safety, long pants and long-sleeved shirts are recommended to protect from stinging nettle, mosquitoes and other hazards, especially when hiking. Wear insect repellent.
  • Long pants, modest shirts and closed-toed shoes are required at all reserved activities (waterfront, challenge courses and service projects). Please note that swimming suits are not allowed at the waterfront.
  • All campers must observe LDS standards of conduct and speech.
  • No smoking, alcohol or use of illegal drugs is permitted.

Campfires

  • Campfires may be built in provided campfire rings ONLY.
  • Ample firewood is available. DO NOT bring firewood from home.
  • Fires must be attended at all times. Make sure fire is completely out before leaving.
  • Fire extinguishers are located in each building and cabin.

Safety and Security

  • Provide your own first aid and emergency supplies. If additional medical help is needed, please contact your camp hosts immediately. In emergencies, call 911 immediately.
  • Be aware of those who should be in your group. If unauthorized persons are observed, please notify your camp host immediately.
  • The use of candles, liquid fuels, fireworks or sparklers is strictly prohibited.
  • Vehicles may be driven to the campsite for unloading of supplies. After unloading, vehicles must be parked in designated areas as directed by a camp host. DO NOT move logs or other parking barriers.
  • NO TAPE, NAILS, SCREWS or TACKS are allowed. Nothing should be attached to any tree, building, cabin or sign with screws, nails or tape. The use of magnets, rope and string are allowed.
  • In case of fire or earthquake, follow all orders given by your camp host or other emergency management personnel.
  • In case of storms, seek shelter in the cabins. Campers will generally be safer in the cabins than in vehicles trying to transport them out of camp.
  • The nearest hospital is in Heber City, approximately ten (10) miles from the main camp welcome center.

Cooking and Garbage

  • Propane stoves and fuel are provided in designated cooking areas. No cooking is permitted in cabins.
  • Bring your own pots, pans, utensils, dishes, and any other cookware/eating items you desire.
  • Dutch oven cooking is permitted only in areas approved by the Camp Host. All briquettes are to be placed on aluminum foil, discarded in the fire ring after use and extinguished properly. Liquid charcoal lighter fluid may be used for this purpose only if it is closely controlled by a responsible adult. Bring your own aluminum foil.
  • A sink with hot and cold running water is provided in each campsite.
  • Refrigerators are provided in each campsite.
  • A food storage area with shelves is provided in each campsite.
  • All cooking facilities, especially the kitchen in the main pavilions, must be cleaned and sanitized before leaving. The camp provides cleaning supplies.
  • Garbage bags are provided by the camp host. Camp host will transport garbage bags to the dumpster each morning and evening.

Cleaning Duties Before Checking Out

    All facilities used are to be cleaned to camp standards as identified by camp hosts before checking out. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sweep and mop all cabin and pavilion floors. All floors with carpet must be vacuumed.
  • Bed platforms are to be vacuumed.
  • Clean all cooking equipment, including grills, stoves, sinks and refrigerators.
  • Wash down all outside concrete floors with provided hoses.
  • If the main pavilion has been rented, the kitchen and equipment must be cleaned and sanitized.
  • Restrooms and showers must be cleaned and sanitized, including the mopping of the floors.
  • Fires in the fire pits are to be extinguished completely.
  • Litter in the campsite is to be picked up and placed in trash bags.
  • Any other duties assigned by the camp hosts.

Additional Information

  • Detailed photos and descriptions of the facilities can be viewed on the "Facilities Matrix".
  • Please be sure to schedule activities such as the waterfront, challenge courses (must schedule at least 10 days prior to arrival) and service projects through "Activities Available at Camp".