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The next Freedom Academy will be July 16-21, 2023.

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60th Annual
Freedom Academy
July 16-21, 2023

Camp Williams, Utah

Facebook: @FreedomAcademyUtah
Instagram: @UtahFreedom

The Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps has sponsored Freedom Academy since 1961. Freedom Academy promotes the ideals and principles of The United States of America, a sense of patriotism, and motivation to actively participate in preserving our freedom. Students are exposed to prominent Utah government, business, and military leaders receiving hands-on experience with them, and the tools of their trades. The program presents a balanced curriculum designed to serve the academic, social, recreational, and spiritual needs of the delegate. We hope these delegates return to their schools next year to share their experience and spirit of patriotism with other classmates.

"We teach our young leaders the importance of all aspects of freedom—that freedoms come with a price and every American citizen has a responsibility to preserve it for future generations."

-Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Lewis, Freedom Academy Director

Freedom Academy is for students in-between their Junior and Senior years in high school. Student body officers are preferred, but all service-oriented students and/or leadership positions welcome. Registration is limited to 1-2 students per school.

Freedom Academy is FREE to attendees. Meals and lodging provided. 

To attend, fill out a delegate registration form and email it to: ng.ut.utarng.mbx.freedomacademyutah@mail.mil


Freedom Academy 2023 Scheduled Events and Themes:

  • Team Building
Freedom of the Press
  • KUTV Tour
  • Unified Police Demonstration
  • Leadership Obstacle Course
Right to Representation

• State Capitol Tour
• Meet the governor and elected officials
• Federal Courthouse Visit



Freedom of Speech

• Air National Guard Tour
• State Prison Tour
• Flag retirement
• Speech contest

Defense of our Freedoms
  • Army National Guard Tour
  • Weapons Familiarization
  • Rappel Tower
  • Climbing Wall
  • Talent Show



The Utah National Guard is pleased to announce the 61th annual Freedom Academy, to be held at Camp W.G. Williams from July 16-21, 2022. We invite one (1) representative with two (2) alternates from your high school’s 2022/23 Senior Class to attend this year's Freedom Academy.

Freedom Academy costs nothing to the student or school other than transportation to and from Camp Williams. Freedom Academy covers all expenses during their stay. Please have your school’s nominated representative and alternate(s) register by filling out the form above or download the registration application form and email it to: ng.ut.utarng.mbx.freedomacademyutah@mail.mil

A complete information packet will be mailed to the delegate once their name(s) are received. Delegate names are due by the deadline: May 31, 2023. If your delegate is unknown, indicate this by requesting a space be reserved for your school. Please email us at the email above with any questions.

Please stress to your nominee the importance of attending as scheduled once they accept the nomination. If for some reason they are unable to attend, arrangements should be made for their alternate to attend.

Your support of this event is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please call Lieutenant Colonel David Gibb at (801)712-6986 or email at david.j.gibb2.mil@army.mil.