"True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create a mighty change in us, or in our hearts...You become converted as a result of … righteous efforts to follow the Savior.”
Bonnie L. Oscarson
The BASEcamp experience is designed to help you prepare your children to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. By implementing the teachings and principles of Jesus Christ in our everyday living, our children will develop greater confidence in their abilities to make good choices, develop greater skills and abilities to contribute in their families and communities, and live a life of meaning and direction.
Because opportunities and challenges are coming to our children at younger and younger ages, BASEcamp has been designed for youth ages 13-18 years old (we do make ages exceptions; please contact us if you have questions).
We believe that "happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities". (The Family: A Proclamation to the World, October 1995)
The BASEcamp experience is a combination of work and wholesome recreational activities, all in an environment of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, and compassion.
We are often asked "what" your children will be doing at BASEcamp. They will practice goal setting, problem solving, implementing and evaluating plans, dealing with failure and moving forward, and many more life skills. They will learn how to make better use of their time, organize and schedule meaningful activities, fit important components like prayer and scripture study into their day, and still have time to participate with new friends in social opportunities. In short, they will experience the gospel in action and feel the deep satisfaction of using their time and talents to make a difference in the world around them!
PS. The daily schedule is 9:00am to 8:00pm. and lunches and dinners are included.
*Additional Note: Care of your children is of utmost importance to us. We do not maintain health professionals on staff and will coordinate ALL health and safety concerns with parents and/or legal guardians.
BASEcamp Dress and Behavior Expectations:
All participants will be held to the high expectations of dress, appearance, and behavior as found in the teachings of Jesus Christ and outlined below. Additionally, BASEcamp staff and administration reserve the right to consider and address individual circumstances as needed.
Immodest clothing for young women AND young men is any clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any manner. Young women should avoid short skirts and dresses, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and clothing that does not cover the shoulders or is low-cut in the front or the back. Young men should wear their pants so as to not reveal their underwear. Shorts above the knees and tank tops are not appropriate for young men or young women.
Young men and young women should be neat and clean and avoid being extreme or inappropriately casual in clothing, hairstyles, and behavior.
Participants may be dismissed from the program, and sent home at their own expense, if personally involved in, or assisting in any of the following behavior: violating the law of chastity—including viewing and/or sharing pornographic material, theft of any kind, usage of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs including unlawful use of prescription medications, or actions that are harmful to others, or yourself—physically, emotionally, or spiritually.