Allison Conrad

Program Director

Utah Adventure Program

How did you get involved with Camp One Step?

I happened upon Camp One Step when I was doing some random google searching and have been grateful ever since to be a part of this organization.  Driving up to Conference Point for my first program, I almost turned my car around too many times to count, but upon arrival at camp I immediately started meeting all the amazing people of camp and making countless forever friends. That first night at camp, I realized how special this organization is and was instantly hooked.

How long have you been involved with our organization? 

I started volunteering with Camp One Step in the summer of 2017.

What volunteer roles have you held? 

I have been a counselor and medical staff member, and I became one of the Program Directors for the Utah Adventure Program in 2020.  Other programs that I have volunteered for include Sibling Camp, Summer Camp in the Stepping Up and Excursion programs, Utah Adventure Program, Dude Ranch Program, and Winter Camp.

What keeps you coming back to Camp One Step?

The atmosphere at camp is like nothing I have ever seen before. Camp One Step is like one super big happy family that I just can’t get enough of.

What do you love the most about the program you lead? 

I love that the Adventure Program gives our campers the opportunity to try new activities like water rafting, biking, and rock climbing – activities that they may have never had the chance to do before.  Through the adaptations provided to us by the National Ability Center, our campers can accomplish absolutely anything.

What are some words of wisdom or advice that you would give campers?   

Take advantage of every opportunity you have at camp to try something new, and meet new friends. To any new campers, be sure to come ready to do a lot of belly laughing and memory making.

What are some words of wisdom or advice that you would give new or interested volunteers? 

I’ve been in your shoes walking up to camp nervous about not knowing a single person. I promise you’ll fit right in and feel right at home. Camp offers unique opportunities to have a blast with our campers, make friends with other counselors, and take on leadership roles.

What are some of your interests outside of camp? 

Outside of camp I love to do yoga, bike, rollerblade and cook in my crockpot.