Welcome to our glampsite! Western Glamping and Outdoor Company was created with the goal of giving students studying Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Utah State University the chance to plan, develop, and run outdoor recreational experiences. After each season, the students work with faculty, East Canyon State Park management, and customer feedback to improve the site for the next year. We couldn’t do this without the collaboration of the dedicated staff and management of East Canyon State Park and Western Glamping and Outdoor Company.


Meet Jesse J Jones PhD, a Utah native with over 30 years of experience in outdoor recreation, hospitality, and travel. Jesse began his career as a river and backpacking guide for Teton High Adventure Base and Lone Eagle Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. To further develop his skills, he pursued graduate studies at Ohio University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he conducted research and taught about outdoor adventure recreation. Now, he teaches Outdoor Adventure Leadership courses at Utah State University’s Logan Campus. Jesse, his awesome wife, and their six little adventurers and two doggies enjoy all that Utah has to offer. When he’s not teaching or working to improve Western Glamping and Outdoor Company, you can find the Jones family out exploring the great outdoors!