Maple Dell Scout Camp thankful for renovations
Maple Dell Scout Camp and the Utah National Parks Council would like to express their deepest appreciation to Blake Barney, Al Schellenberg, the Clyde Companies, InsideSales.com and its employees, and the George S. and Delores Dorè Eccles Foundation for their terrific and very generous contributions of time, labor and donations to renovate and transform Maple Dell Scout Camp’s lake, COPE, Zip line, and Nature teaching areas.
Blake Barney, Al Schellenberg, and the Clyde Companies dredged the lake, reinforced and created new banks and swimming areas, and transformed the lake into a sandy beach resort. Their work vastly increased not only the capacity of the swimming and instructing areas, but also made them exciting and fun for everyone to swim in. InsideSales.com donated lots of large, climb-on inflatables for swimmers to play on, as well as beautified the beach’s perimeter. In addition, Inside Sales’ also built a phenomenal High COPE/Ropes Course and Zip Lines across the lake. InsideSales.com employees came to camp and re-painted and repaired many buildings and the main amphitheater. The George S. and Delores Dorè Eccles Foundation built a new Nature Center in camp that provides both inside and outside classrooms for teaching nature-related merit badges and classes.
Maple Dell Scout Camp, open year- round, is located up Payson Canyon on the scenic Mt. Nebo Loop, and is the premiere Scout Camp in Utah. Established in 1946, the camp is conveniently located for Boy Scout Troops, church youth organizations, family reunions, schools and businesses from Utah, Juab, Millard, and Salt Lake Counties. Maple Dell has been a favorite camping and vacationing destination for three generations of Scouts and families from around the world. The stately W.W. Clyde Lodge is perfect for trainings and retreats, and has been visited by dignitaries including LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson when he rededicated the Clyde Lodge after its renovation.
Come check out the exciting new additions and renovations to Maple Dell Scout Camp. To reserve your campsite and book your troop campout, stake encampment or family reunion, contact Council Services at (801) 437-6222. Visit the council’s website at www.utahscouting.org to catch up on what Scouting is doing in your area and what opportunities await you.
Scouts enjoying the renovated lake with its new clean shores, sand beach, and water toys. On the other side is the COPE ropes course.