Camp Floyd State Park Museum

Events and Camps

PARK EVENTS: (Scroll down for Park Camps)

June 2019

June 14 
Lantern Tours

Have you ever wondered what Camp Floyd looks like at night? Be sure to bring your flashlight so you can learn the history of Camp Floyd behind the flickering light of a lantern with park staff at 9:00 PM as they stroll through the Commissary, the Schoolhouse and the Stagecoach Inn after hours. This program will be limited to 40 people and requires reservations. For more information and to reserve your spot call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $7 per person

June 16
Pony Express Reenactment Ride

Join Camp Floyd State Park Staff from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM as we anticipate the arrival of the pony express rider switch happening at Camp Floyd State Park. This once a year recreated pony express ride starts in Saint Joseph Missouri and ends in Sacramento California. The Camp Floyd buildings will be open. There will be games and activities for the kids, cowboy poetry by award winning cowboy poet Sam DeLeeuw from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Food, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase for the weary spectator. This program is free of charge. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

June 22
Star Party

Do you like looking into the night sky and wondering what it is you’re seeing? Join Camp Floyd State Park at 9:30 PM at the Camp Floyd Cemetery located just south of Fairfield Utah (Not the Stagecoach Inn) in partnership with the University of Utah’s South Physics Observatory and the Utah Valley Astronomy Club as we watch the night sky away from the city lights. This program is free to the public and will begin at 9:30 PM. With this event falling near the summer solstice there will be more fascinating things to see around midnight as it gets darker. We encourage you to stay later so you can see more. For more information please visit campfloyd.utah.gov, email campfloyd@utah.gov or call (801) 768-8932.

July 2019

July 12 
Lantern Tours

Have you ever wondered what Camp Floyd looks like at night? Be sure to bring your flashlight so you can learn the history of Camp Floyd behind the flickering light of a lantern with park staff at 9:00 PM as they stroll through the Commissary, the Schoolhouse and the Stagecoach Inn after hours. This program will be limited to 40 people and requires reservations. For more information and to reserve your spot call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $7 per person

July 26-27
DAY OF THE COWBOY

Bring a chair or picnic blanket and come and join Camp Floyd State Park for a day celebrating the cowboy way of life on the National Day of the Cowboy from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There will be activities for the kids, vendors, food and of course great cowboy poetry and cowboy music. Food will be available for purchase.Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only). Wagon rides $5 per person.  For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

Want to be a vendor? 2019 Day of the Cowboy Vendor Application

August 2019

August 9 
Lantern Tours

Have you ever wondered what Camp Floyd looks like at night? Be sure to bring your flashlight so you can learn the history of Camp Floyd behind the flickering light of a lantern with park staff at 8:30 PM as they stroll through the Commissary, the Schoolhouse and the Stagecoach Inn after hours. This program will be limited to 40 people and requires reservations. For more information and to reserve your spot call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $7 per person

August 10
Military Appreciation Day

Join us August 10, 2019 for Utah State Parks Military Appreciation Day as we honor those who have and are still serving. Veterans and active military receive free admission to Camp Floyd State Park. Stroll through our military displays honoring those who have served. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only). For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

August 31
Camp Floyd Days

Camp Floyd State Park is hosting Camp Floyd Days on Labor Day Weekend.  The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army.  See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country. Have your children learn military drill with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of civilian and military re-enators and play period games. See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947. You can even visit a sutler’s tent.  Come on out and join us for this family friendly event. The events will be conducted 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family(immediate family only) apply.  From 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM there will be music followed by dancing until 9:30 PM. The festivities will end with Fireworks show. Food will be available to purchase at the event. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

September 2019

 September 2
Camp Floyd Days

Camp Floyd State Park is hosting Camp Floyd Days on Labor Day Weekend.  The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army.  See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country. Have your children learn military drill with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of civilian and military re-enators and play period games. See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947. You can even visit a sutler’s tent and take a ride in a stagecoach (The stagecoach will only be available  from 1:00 until 3:00 pm). Come on out and join us for this family friendly event. The events will be conducted 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family(immediate family only) apply. Stage Coach rides are $5 per person.  Food will be available to purchase at the event. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

September 13 
Lantern Tours

Have you ever wondered what Camp Floyd looks like at night? Be sure to bring your flashlight so you can learn the history of Camp Floyd behind the flickering light of a lantern with park staff at 7:30 PM as they stroll through the Commissary, the Schoolhouse and the Stagecoach Inn after hours. This program will be limited to 40 people and requires reservations. For more information and to reserve your spot call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $7 per person

October 2019

October 5
GHOSTS OF CAMP FLOYD

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, three sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $7 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during the day light beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flash lights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation, and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information and to reserve your spot please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

40 spots 

October 12
GHOSTS OF CAMP FLOYD

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, three sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $7 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during the day light beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flash lights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation, and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information and to reserve your spot please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

October 19
GHOSTS OF CAMP FLOYD

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, three sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $7 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during the day light beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flash lights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation, and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information and to reserve your spot please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

40 spots 

October 26
GHOSTS OF CAMP FLOYD

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, three sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $7 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during the day light beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flash lights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation, and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information and to reserve your spot please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

40 spots 

December 2019

December 7
Camp Floyd Christmas

Join park staff from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM as we celebrate the Camp Floyd Christmas season with tours and stories of Christmas traditions from the time of Camp Floyd. Standard museum entrance fees of $3 per person are $9 per family. At 5:00 PM stay for the Fairfield’s Fire in the Sky Christmas Celebration with a light parade, food trucks, Santa and Fireworks. Admission for this program hosted by Fairfield City is a new unwrapped Christmas gift.  For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

December 9
Camp Floyd Christmas

Join Camp Floyd at 7:00 PM as we celebrate the Camp Floyd Christmas season with the Timpanogas Ringers bell choir at the schoolhouse. This program is free of charge. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

December 13
Camp Floyd Christmas

Join Camp Floyd at 7:00 PM as we celebrate the Camp Floyd Christmas season with the soothing sounds of David Andersen and the Cowboy Poetry of Sam DeLeeuw. This program is free of charge. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

December 14
Camp Floyd Christmas

Saturday December 14th at 11:00 AM  a special guest will be arriving at Camp Floyd State Park from the North Pole. From 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM while you visit Santa learn about the Christmas traditions during the Camp Floyd time. Hot chocolate and goodies are available.  Standard museum entrance fees of $3 per person are $9 per family.  For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

PARK CAMPS:

HISTORY CAMP for KIDS

Camp Floyd History Camps for kids are a fun-filled educational experience about how soldiers lived at Camp Floyd between 1858 – 1861, and how the Utah War served pre-Civil War objectives. Campers meet costumed interpreters, play 19th century games, drill, march and set up a soldier’s camp, fire an 1860s period firearm, make and take home soldier craft activities. Other activities include conducting a full-scale military exercise; and observing muskets and a cannon fired.

Participants will receive a 2019 History Camp t-shirt, Union or Confederate kepi, replica rifle, canteen, haversack, wooden yo-yo and more. Campers return home each day with furlough papers.  The park may be able to provide carpooling information with others in your area. These programs are for both boys and girls, 8 to 11 years of age.  Each camp is  limited to 26 participants and runs from 9:00 AM to 4 :00 PM Tuesday and  Wednesday. On Thursday the camp is 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM with the reenactment at 2:00 PM for the families.  Reservations and a $140 camp fee are required.

Please provide a lunch each day for your child.

Please provide a letter for your child. We will need YOU, as the parent, to write your child a short letter.  You should bring this to the commissary on the first day of camp.  This letter will be delivered to your child by a Pony Express rider on the second day of the camp.

Camp Floyd State Park is looking for previous camp attendees to help as camp counselors during the camps as volunteers. If you are interested please email campfloyd@utah.gov.

Registrations will begin on January 1, 2019 

June 4-6, 2019 camp  https://campfloydstatepark.eventbrite.com

June 18-20, 2019 camp https://campfloydstatepark.eventbrite.com

July 9-11, 2019 camp https://campfloydstatepark.eventbrite.com

July 16-18, 2019 camp https://campfloydstatepark.eventbrite.com

August 6-8, 2019 camp https://campfloydstatepark.eventbrite.com

SCOUT JOHNSTON’S ARMY ADVENTURE CAMP

Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp is designed for Boy Scouts ages 11 and up and offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Scouts travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, scouts will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st century life. The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, and is designed to complete the requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge and the National Historic Trails Award. The camp size is limited to 30 scouts and leaders. Camp fees are $25 per boy/adult, which includes all camp material, breakfast, and a Camp Floyd State Park patch. This two-day program includes a stay overnight with sleeping accommodations in period military tents. Scouts will need to provide their own sleeping gear.

Registration will begin January 1, 2019.  Contact the park at 801-768-8932 or campfloyd@utah.gov. to register for this event.  Choose from the following dates:

April 19-20, 2019 –  (Full)
May 3-4, 2019 –  (18)
May 17-18, 2019 –  (15)
August 2-3, 2019 –  (30)
September 6-7, 2019 –  (22)
September 20-21, 2019  –  (30)
October 4-5, 2019  –  (30)

Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp Form 2019 

CUB SCOUT JOHNSTON’S ARMY ADVENTURE CAMP

Attention Cub Scouts (ages 8-11) come experience  an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Scouts travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, scouts will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st century life. The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, and is designed to complete Achievement 8:  The Past Is Exciting and Important.  Tour the museum, march and drill like a soldier at Camp Floyd, play with period toys and games, and receive a Camp Floyd patch.  Cost is $7 per person.  The program is three hours beginning at 10:00 AM.  Advance registration is required. Please bring a sack lunch.

Registration will begin January 1, 2019.  Contact the park at 801-768-8932 or campfloyd@utah.gov. to register for this event.  Choose from the following dates:

March 16, 2019 –  (10)
April 13, 2019 –  (30)
May 11, 2019 –  (30)
August 17, 2019 –  (30)
September 14, 2019 –  (30)

YOUTH CONFERENCE JOHNSTON’S ARMY ADVENTURE CAMP 

This Youth Conference edition of Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Participants travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, participants will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st century life. The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory.The camp size is limited to 100 youth and leaders. Camp fees are $40 per participant, which includes all camp materials activities and a Camp Floyd State Park patch. This three-day program includes overnight camping Thursday and Friday.

Registration will begin January 1, 2019.  Contact the park at 801-768-8932 or campfloyd@utah.gov. for available dates and to register for this event.

Ladies of Camp Floyd
This program is great for youth groups, church groups or girl scouts. Take a step back in time to learn about the life and times of women at Camp Floyd.   Participants will wear a period dress and hoop skirt, meet costumed interpreters, play 19th Century games, learn etiquette of the period, make a lace collar and wool yarn bracelet, learn a period dance, and more.  The day camp will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We look forward to confirming your reservation for this entertaining, education experience.  The cost is $15 per girl and $5 per adult. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.
Call for dates.

January 2020

January 21
Junior Ranger Camp Floyd Nature Hike

Join Park staff at the Camp Floyd Cemetery at 1:00 PM for a nature hike. Learn what animals call Camp Floyd State Park home. Please dress appropriately. After the hike enjoy hot chocolate and cider at the Commissary. Standard museum entrance fees of $3 per person are $9 per family. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

February 2020

February 15
Junior Ranger Camp Floyd Nature Hike

Join Park staff at the Camp Floyd Cemetery at 1:00 PM for a nature hike. Learn what animals call Camp Floyd State Park home. Please dress appropriately. After the hike enjoy hot chocolate and cider at the Commissary. Standard museum entrance fees of $3 per person are $9 per family. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

April 2020

April 10 
Lantern Tours

Have you ever wondered what Camp Floyd looks like at night? Be sure to bring your flashlight so you can learn the history of Camp Floyd behind the flickering light of a lantern with park staff at 8:00 PM as they stroll through the Commissary, the Schoolhouse and the Stagecoach Inn after hours. This program will be limited to 40 people and requires reservations. For more information and to reserve your spot call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $7 per person

April 25
Artisan’s Day

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at woodworking? Join us for Camp Floyd State Park’s Artisan Day and learn from the artisans as they demonstrate their skills from 10:00 – 3:00 PM. Learn the secrets of cooking in a Dutch oven from skilled chefs as they compete in a dutch oven competition. From 3:00 – 5:00 PM here the stories of the West from cowboy poets and musicians. Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only) apply. Food will be available to purchase at the event. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

May 2020

May TBD
Star Party

As you look into the night sky do you wonder what is out in space. Is there life on the planets and stars you are seeing? Join Camp Floyd State park at 9:00 PM at the Camp Floyd Cemetery  in partnership with the University of Utah’s South Physics Observatory and the Utah Valley Astronomy Club as we watch the night sky and celebrate May the Fourth be with you day far from the city lights. This program is free to the public and will begin at 9:00 PM. For more information please visit campfloyd.utah.gov, email campfloyd@utah.gov or call (801) 768-8932.

May 8 
Lantern Tours

Have you ever wondered what Camp Floyd looks like at night? Be sure to bring your flashlight so you can learn the history of Camp Floyd behind the flickering light of a lantern with park staff at 8:30 PM as they stroll through the Commissary, the Schoolhouse and the Stagecoach Inn after hours. This program will be limited to 40 people and requires reservations. For more information and to reserve your spot call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $7 per person

May 23
JOHNSTON’S ARMY ENCAMPMENT

Camp Floyd State Park is hosting a Johnston’s Army Encampment on Memorial Day Weekend.  The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army.  See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country. Have your children learn military drill with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of civilian and military re-enators and play period games. See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947. You can even visit a sutler’s tent.   Come on out and join us for this family friendly event. The events will be conducted 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family(immediate family only) apply.  Food will be available to purchase at the event. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

May 25
JOHNSTON’S ARMY ENCAMPMENT

Camp Floyd State Park is hosting a Johnston’s Army Encampment on Memorial Day Weekend.  The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army.  See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country. Have your children learn military drill with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of civilian and military re-enators and play period games. See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947. You can even visit a sutler’s tent and take a ride in a stagecoach (The stagecoach will only be available on Monday, May 27th from 1:00 until 3:00 pm). Come on out and join us for this family friendly event. The events will be conducted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.  Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only) apply. Stage Coach rides are $5 per person. Food will be available to purchase at the event. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.