There are many great learning opportunities to choose from and Stephanie Peterson with Utah Mama’s helps sort through the choice, by identifying her top five favorite camps of Summer 08.
Imagination Place Workshop & Summer Camp
1155 East 3300 South
(in Brickyard Plaza)
France, Pirates and Imaginary Creatures! Your child will love exploring this year’s themes at Imagination Workshop Summer Camps held at Imagination Place. Intertwining music, art, dance, yoga, theatre, Brain Gym® and drumming children will use their unique imagination and creativity to meander the back roads of history and myth. Utilizing the arts and thematic materials we teach basic life skills such as focusing, centering emotions, communication and flexibility. Children who have attended their camps have been heard to say, “I can’t wait to go to Imagination Workshop today!”
Ages: 3.5 -10 years old
Cost: $250 (First Child); $225 (Additional Sibling)
Special discounts: Register for more than one session of Imagination Workshop and get $25 off per family.
Sessions: Start June 16th- August 21st. The sessions run 3 hours long for 2 weeks.
Olympic Legacy Park Adventure Camps
3419 Olympic Parkway in Park City
These camps are for youth ages 9-14 and will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to try 10 Olympic sports. Experienced coaches will provide each camper with expert instruction and proper equipment as you experience ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating, luge, bobsled, ski jumping, biathlon, curling, freestyle and skeleton.
Cost: $395 per person for one session.
Sessions: Start July 8th- August 8th. They run daily Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mad Science Camps
Mad Science camps are designed for exciting fun hands-on science activities. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. They use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of interesting projects and will take at least one project home every day. Sessions include Secret Agent Lab, Science Wizards, What a Blast, Crazy Chemworks, and NASA: Journey into Outer Space.
Ages: 6-11 years old
Cost: Half Day Camp (3 hours): $135 per camper (register for 2 camps and the cost is $125 per camp)
Full Day Camp (6 hours): $200 per camper
Sessions: Start June 9th- August 15th. They run Monday -Friday; times vary depending on location.
Museum of Natural History: Adventures in the Natural World
1390 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City
It’s a summer chock-full of adventure at the Utah Museum of Natural History.
• Explore the natural world from new perspectives
• Conduct scientific experiments
• Work with Museum artifacts
• Spend time outdoors
UMNH Summer Camps are led by experienced instructors trained to teach in informal learning environments. Camps are targeted for the school grade your child will attend in Fall 2008. Sessions include Dino-mites, magic potions, body-ology, light and sound, junior explorers, geology rocks, microbiology, Great Salt Lake Field trip, museum mystery, and DNA crime camp for teens.
Cost: Prices range from $80 a session (if you are a member) to $220 for full day camps.
Early Bird Registration: Sign-up by May 1 and get $5 off per camp.
Sessions: Start June 9th- August 15th. They have full and half day camps.
Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
There’s no better place than Red Butte Garden for Summer Fun and Learning! Their Kids Camps are uniquely designed around Nature, Gardening, Music, Cooking, Art, and FUN! Join them for half-day camps, or sign up for morning and afternoon camps for a full day in the Garden. Full day campers can bring a sack lunch and picnic with camp friends and instructors in our Four Seasons Courtyard. Sessions include Compass: An Outdoor Expedition, Cooking in the Garden, Seeds of Change, Bonneville Bug Club, The Great Basin Experience and many more.
Ages: Kindergarten- 5th grade
Cost: Sessions range from $95-$220 whether you’re a member or nonmember.
Sessions: Start June 9th- August 15th. They run one week, times vary depending on the session.
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