2019 Family Odyssey
2019 Family Odyssey

2019 Family Odyssey
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6/4/2019 11:55 PM
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Family Odyssey

Family Odyssey is a unique approach to family Scouting. Bring your family for a week-long camping adventure or combine the experience with Leadership Training (Wood Badge for adults and Timberline/NYLT for youth Scouts). Leadership training is all-day, week-long intensive training, but families will be able to eat most meals together. These training are known to be powerful, high-impact, wonderful training that has changed lives for the better. See under Additional Information for more details and types of activities.


Bring your family for adventure, get outdoors, unplug, and enjoy one of our most beautiful camps for a week of wonderful, worthwhile adventure! Read under Additional Information (below) for answers to frequently asked questions. 


Families with kids ages 18 months and older.


Price includes food, activities, campground and its facilities. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration.

Wood Badge and NYLT participants should register separately. Only one parent may attend leadership training since one needs to be available in case of urgent needs or emergencies. See pricing on those registrations. 

  • $205 for ages 11 and up
  • $105 for ages 6-10
  • $70 for ages 4-5
  • $25 for ages 18 months to 3 years

Additional Costs

  • Registration closes and all fees are due in full on July 1, 2019.
  • $50/RV site (no hook-ups and limited electricity)


  • Come the night before to set up camp since programs start first thing Monday morning. 
  • BSA medical forms for each participant.


  • BSA Medical Forms for each participant
  • Camping gear
  • Food for the Sunday before 



  • Set up camp


  • 9:00 am - Breakfast/Clean up camp
  • 4:00 pm - End of leadership courses (Wood Badge/NYLT may end earlier, but plan on early afternoon)


Please read the following information carefully since it will likely address most of your questions:

  • The camp general store will be open for snacks and basic camping supplies.
  • Registration Details
    • Wood Badge and Timberline NYLT fees are due in full at registration.
    • Families pay a $100 non-refundable deposit at registration.
    • Registration ends and all fees are due in full on July 1, 2019
    • Cancellations must be made through the Council Service Center by July 1, 2019, for a refund, minus deposit.
    • No refunds after July 1, 2019.
  • Registration Process: 
  1. Register for Wood Badge 
    • After registering for Wood Badge, click "Keep Shopping" to add family members
  2. Register for Family Activities
    • After registering for Family Activities, click "Keep Shopping" if you want to add a Timberline NYLT Participants registration
  3. Register for Timberline NYLT, John Phippen, course director if sending youth to the week-long leadership course

Apply here to volunteer for the Family Activities Staff



Location and Facilities

Tifie Scout Camp is located near Mount Pleasant, Utah, about an hour southeast of Provo.  Its mountain terrain is rugged and beautiful.   Activities include a heated outdoor pool, shooting ranges, COPE course, and much more.  Tifie has flushing toilets, shower facilities, and each campsite has a covered pavilion.  


  • Plan to arrive at Tifie on either Saturday or Sunday (July 20-21). There will not be time to set up camp Monday morning before the programs start.  Sunday church services are available in nearby Mount Pleasant.
  • Campsites are shared with at least one other family. You may request who to share a campsite with.
  • Trailer sites are $50 and must be reserved at registration. FULL-SIZE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRUCKS ARE REQUIRED TO PULL TRAILERS UP THE MOUNTAIN. You won't make it up to camp without a 4x4, especially if it rains. There are NO RV hook-ups and limited power. Trailer sites may be further down the hill than the campsites.


  • All meals are provided from Monday breakfast through Saturday Breakfast. Families eat most meals together.
  • Plan to provide your own food before Monday morning.
  • If you have food allergies or special dietary needs, (The Camp will accommodate these needs based on medical or life-threatening circumstances, NOT a lifestyle. i.e. vegetarian or “Low Carb” diets ) Please make note of them when you register.

Choose from these great programs:

Wood Badge Scout Leader Training

  • Wood Badge is world-class leadership training for Scout leaders and others who work with youth such as Bishoprics, Young Men, and Young Women leaders, and Primary leaders. This training expands leaders' vision of how Scouting helps today's youth become tomorrow's contributing adults.
  • Wood Badge participants attend training from breakfast until late in the evening each day.  Families eat most meals together and camp together.  Wednesday evening is Family Night when everyone can enjoy Tifie's activities with their families.
  • One parent may attend Wood Badge.  A responsible adult needs to be available in the Family Activities in case your child gets sick or has an emergency.
  • Please understand that Wood Badge training is intensive, running from right after breakfast until late in the evening.  Many Scout Leaders want to attend this valuable training but don't want to leave their families home for a full week. Family Odyssey gives you the opportunity to come to the mountain together. However, you will not spend much time doing the same activities once the programs start.  This might be compared to a normal work week at home. You'll each have unique experiences during the day and come together at mealtime to share what you've done with each other. Wednesday night is Family Night when you can enjoy Camp Tifie's activities together.

Timberline NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)

  • Boys age 12-18 and girls 14-18 may choose to attend Timberline NYLT.  It's excellent leadership training and a lot of fun!
  • Timberline NYLT runs Monday through Saturday just outside Camp Tifie at the Perl Training Center, which is also located on the Mountain Dell Scout Ranch.  Timberline NYLT participants will not see their families during the entire week. Timberline is a CO-ED course.
  • Family members who are not attending Wood Badge are invited to attend Timberline's closing ceremony on Saturday. 

Family Activities

  • Spouses and children of Wood Badge participants enjoy a full week of Camp Tifie's activities, conducted by Family Odyssey's volunteer staff.
  • Family members will be assigned to age groups.  Age group programs run each morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday.  Parents are responsible for their children at ALL OTHER TIMES.
  • Evening family activities are available and are optional.  Wood Badge participants attend only one or two of these when their training permits.

              Sample Age Group Activities:

  • 18 months to 3 year-olds: Toys, story time, small activities, snacks, and naptime.
  • 3-5 year-olds:  A range of fun activities, stories, games, and snacks.
  • 6-7 year-olds:  Games, crafts, nature lodge, swimming, BB-guns, and other age-appropriate activities.
  • 8 -11 year-olds: Swimming, shooting, archery, nature lodge, crafts, C.O.P.E. course, and more.  Boys may do some Cub and Boy Scout requirements.
  • 12-13 year-olds:  C.O.P.E. course, swimming, shooting, archery, off-site excursions, crafts and more.
  • 14-18 year-olds:  Camp activities like those described for the 12-13 year-olds plus some leadership training.
  • Adults:  Swimming, shooting, C.O.P.E. course, archery, crafts, and more.

Wood Badge Participant



Timberline NYLT Participant (register early for a discount)


Family Activities - Adult


Family Activities - Ages 12 – 18 yrs


Family Activities - Ages 6 – 11 yrs 


Family Activities - Ages 4 – 5 yrs 


Family Activities - Ages 18 months – 3 yrs 


Family Activities Staff


Trailer Site



If you have questions contact:

Marc Arnoldsen



John Phippen

Kirk Rich

Wood Badge Course Director


Family Activities Directors

Timberline NYLT Course Director

Family Odyssey Coordinator









(801) 717-6161

(801) 592-2460


2018 Family Odyssey Guidebook

$205.00 per 12-18 year-old
$25.00 per 18 months-3 year-old
$70.00 per 4-5 year-old
$105.00 per 6-11 year-old
$205.00 per Adult
$125.00 per Family Activities Staff
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation deadline is three weeks before the course begins. More than three weeks out, registration fees will be refunded, minus the $100 non-refundable deposit. No refunds are given for cancellations less than three weeks before the event.