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KSL TV Features The Sunrock High Adventure Camp

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


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.


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The historic 80-acre Camp Steiner in the Uintas will soon reopen as the Sunrock High Adventure Base for individuals and youth groups.

If there’s anyone equipped to start a nonprofit dedicated to providing youth with meaningful opportunities in the outdoors, it’s Shad Stevens. The longtime Boy Scouts of America enthusiast has been a teacher, coach and, up until recently, was the vice principal and athletic director of South Summit High School.

Shad Stevens

Stevens’ longtime dream has been to secure a property where youth can disconnect from society and reconnect with their lives.

Last year, he learned the Boy Scouts of America would not renew its U.S. Forest Service special use permit at Camp Steiner. The 93-year-old camp has deep roots in the Uinta Mountains and at 10,400 feet, was the second-highest Scout camp in the world according to BSA. He said it was considered the “Flagship Camp” of the Great Salt Lake Council and was always the first camp to fill up.


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