This archived article was written by: Laura Strate
During the course of summer semester 2005, the College of Eastern Utah hosted 20 summer camps for sports, reunions and school functions. The camps generated an estimated gross of $161,584.75 and had a total of 1,337 participants.
The summer camps kicked off on May 26 with a six-day Soar High geology camp. Thirty-nine students attended this camp, creating a cafeteria bill of $2,379 and a housing cost of $2,730. The net balance for the camp was $5,109.
On June 4, 20 students attended a six-day Penn State geology camp. With a housing subtotal $1,680 and a food tab of $2,034, this event created a net balance of $3,714.
June 6-9, a three-day Fort Hays State geology camp was attended by eight students netting $870.75 in tuition and a $484 cafeteria bill.
A girls’ basketball camp was held June 13-17. Nine schools registered for this camp, bringing 176 players and 29 coaches to CEU. The cost for non-housing schools, Carbon and Emery, was $25 per player. Schools that stayed on the campus for the four-day-event paid between $195 and $230 per player. Six of the seven schools that required housing stayed in the AJ dorms. The other school stayed in a local motel. This camp cost a sum of $21,277.50; $11,349.50 was spent for food in the cafeteria.
In addition to school-related events, CEU also hosts family reunions. June 24-27, the Myers family held a reunion costing the cafeteria an estimated $1,464.
The boys’ basketball camp was held June 20-24, and hosted 80 players and nine coaches from five schools. Carbon High School athletes paid $70 each for their 29 players while the other schools paid between $220 and $230 per person. Three of the schools were housed on the CEU campus while one team opted to stay at a local motel. The grand total for the four-day basketball camp was $9,810.00.
One hundred and twenty eight players and 15 coaches from seven schools came to CEU for the volleyball camp held July 5-8. Carbon High paid $25 per player while the other six teams paid $170 per person. This camp ran a food bill of $7,672.50 and a net balance of $15,560.00.
A co-ed soccer camp was held June 27 through July 1. Carbon High registered their 29 players for $70 per person. The other four high school registration fees were between $220 and $230 per player. This five-day camp generated a revenue of $9,810 for CEU.
A football camp was held in three parts hosting a total of 77 coaches and 568 students from six schools. On July 11, Davis, Bear River, Bingham and Timpview traveled to CEU. Participants paid between $120-$125 per person for their camp. Bear River and Bingham stayed the AJ dorms, Davis was lodged in Sessions and Timpview stayed in Burtenshaw during their camp experience. These four schools made a food bill of $25,135.
July 18 was the start of Hopi High School’s football camp. They paid $125 each for their 21 students and stayed on the CEU campus. The cafeteria cost for Hope was $1.987.50.
Lehi and Provo had a camp beginning August 1. Lehi paid $110 each for their 59 students and Provo paid $150 each for their 79 students. Both schools stayed on campus. These football camps created a balance of $67,366. Along with housing and food costs, these participants paid for additonal recreational activities.
Twenty-three students registered for the Trinity archeology camp held July 23-31. Meals for this camp ran $633.50.
July 24-27 was a Madelaine choir camp. Eighty-three students attended the four-day camp resulting in a net balance of $11,577.
The last of the CEU summer camps was a cross country camp. This was held August 1-5 at a cost of $185 per athlete. Four schools attended the camp with a total of 98 students. In addition to housing and food, the camp prices included t-shirts and passes at the wave pool. This camp generated a balance of $14,393.
In addition to the cost of housing and food, CEU had to provide employees, referees, and maintaince upkeep for this four-month span. Other cost for summer camps include flyers at $392, T-shirts for various camps ran $2,880 and swimming passes at the wave pool were $1,604.25.