A chilly swim, a toasty fire, a leaky canoe, an inspiring hike: For 100 years, Utah Scouts have built character and memories at Camp Tracy

 

Hiking up Desolation Trail. Sledding down the tubing hill. Bailing out a sinking canoe. Sitting in front of a campfire singing songs and watching silly skits.

 Image courtesy of  OnlineUtah.Com .

Image courtesy of OnlineUtah.Com.

During the past century, hundreds of thousands of Utah Scouts have made happy, heartwarming and spiritual memories while attending Camp Tracy.

The scenic mountain camp 2.5 miles up Mill Creek Canyon turned 100 this month. Staffers haven’t stopped to celebrate, though. They are too busy repairing buildings, training lifeguards and preparing programs for the 2018 summer season, which begins in June.

Camp Tracy is one of several canyon sites owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Salt Lake Council, said Vic Rowberry, director of support services. But its storied history and longevity make it the crown jewel for Scouting excursions.

“It’s really a gem,” he said. “All of the Mill Creek camps are, because of their proximity to the city and the ease of getting there.”

Several readers confirmed the sentiment, sharing Camp Tracy memories through the Utah Public Insight Network.

 

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