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Lapoint Utah


July 31st – Aug 5th 2023

National Geographic Photo Camp

Registration is closed

Cost: Free to accepted applicants

Ages: 16 – 25

What is Photo Camp?

National Geographic Photo Camp provides a meaningful introduction to photography for young people around the world. Each Photo Camp is an immersive experience where students receive instruction and guidance from world-class National Geographic Explorers and photographers, build skills and confidence, explore the world around them, and develop deep connections with each other.

This camp is specifically designed to empower Indigenous students to explore the geographic and cultural landscape and issues in and around Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Idaho.

Emily Larsen Mongolia

Photo Camp Utah Details:

  • The workshop will run from July 31 to August 5, in Lapoint, UT

    Last official activities end Aug 4th after the final show. Lodging on the night of the 4th and breakfast on Aug 5th are included.

  • Students will stay at Serendipity Ranch with staff for the duration of the camp, all expenses covered

  • Workshop begins at 9:00 AM on Monday July 31, at Serendipity Ranch.

  • National Geographic Photo Camp will provide all cameras and equipment during the workshop.

  • We’ll be out in the field photographing outdoors on assignment, so bring comfortable clothing and good walking shoes

  • Packing list outlines the recommended items students should bring to the workshop

There will be a reception and presentation of student work on August 4 at 5:00 p.m.. Your family and friends are invited to see your final stories, and you will receive a certificate from the National Geographic Society. 

Meet Tailyr Irvine, your National Geographic mentor in photography.

Tailyr Irvine is a Salish and Kootenai photographer from the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Her work focuses on amplifying the voices of indigenous communities and breaking down stereotypes about American Indians.

You can find more information at National Geographic Photo Camp and on Instagram @ngphotocamp.

Photo Camp Experiences

“Photo camp inspires kids to be explorers… to explore their own world in a deeper way  and ultimately change all of our worlds.”


Amy Toensing
National Geographic Photographer

“I learned from photo camp that I don’t need words to be heard by people across the globe-my photos can speak for me.”

Seema Gul
Photo Camp Pakistan