Camp Steiner Boy Scout Camp has new owners after nearly 100 years

May 17, 2024, 1:33 PM | Updated: 4:46 pm

HANNA, Utah — Historic Camp Steiner is under new ownership since the Boy Scouts of America chose not to renew its lease this year.

The new owner, Sunrock Foundation will turn the camp into a High Adventure Base Camp.

“The Sunrock Foundation has a 20 year special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service and hopes to raise $300,000 to fix up the property that sat vacant for five years,” Camp director Shad Stevens said.

The camp was exclusively run by the Boy Scout organization for 93 years. It covers multiple lakes and over 80 acres of mountain property.

Camp Steiner was the highest elevation boy scout camp in the United States. An archived article from the Salt Lake Tribune states, “hundreds of boys have earned thousands of merit badges since it opened in 1930.”

Some of the buildings on the property are on the National Historic Register.

KSL TV has reached out to Boy Scouts of America for comment but has not heard back as of publication.

Despite the change, the wilderness adventures and enjoyment of the natural scenery can continue.

Stevens said reservations are now open for $10 per person, per night to stay at the camp.

Youth groups and families will be welcomed to the camp beginning on July 8.

KSL 5 TV Live

Outdoors & Recreation

A large snow bridge on Mount Timpanogos...

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com

Officials warn of dangerous conditions on Mount Timpanogos hike

The Timpanogos Emergency Response Team is warning hikers about the potentially dangerous conditions on Mount Timpanogos trails.

6 minutes ago

Parts of Utah have been given a heat advisory on Sunday. A view of the state Capitol and the Salt L...

Andrew Adams

As temperatures approach 100, urban surfaces can make the heat even more present

When temperatures approach and reach triple digits, heat captured and reflected by surfaces can make conditions in urban areas only more sweltering.

12 hours ago

The burn scar from one of the three fires that started in Tooele County in June 2024. (Mike Anderso...

Mike Anderson

Tooele firefighters worry about ‘volatile’ conditions as fireworks go on sale in Utah

As fireworks go on sale Monday for Fourth of July celebrations, firefighters are dealing with some dangerous conditions in the West Desert.

16 hours ago

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site at the Utah Olympic Oval in Park City....

Shara Park

Utah Olympic Park, Utah Olympic Oval will host Olympic Day Celebrations

If you've ever wanted to try the skeleton, speed skating, or meet some of our Olympic athletes, Friday is the day to do it!

5 days ago

Officials urge Moab residents to prepare for potential flooding starting Friday. (KSL TV)...

Shelby Lofton

Eastern Utah bracing for extreme weather

A tropical storm that flooded parts of Texas is expected to reach Eastern Utah Friday. Officials urge people to protect their homes from potential flooding from extreme weather.

5 days ago

A bridge on two popular hiking trails in Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed June 14 due to extreme...

Shelby Lofton

High runoff causes extreme flooding, bridge damage in Little Cottonwood Canyon trails

A bridge on a popular hiking trail is closed due to extreme flooding and damage.

7 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light up your home with these top lighting trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for hassle-free computer repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Camp Steiner Boy Scout Camp has new owners after nearly 100 years