Park City Kids Activities and Camps
Just as Park City has evolved into a year-round community, so, too, have the opportunities for kiddos to stay active and engaged once school lets out in early June. The plentiful options for both locals and visitors alike set our community apart. There’s truly something for every age, from purely entertaining, to downright educational. Here are the Park City kids activities and camps to keep your little ones happy and engaged all summer.
From June 6-August 23, campers ages two months through 12 years can live the “Deer Valley Difference” every day from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Deer Valley’s Summer Adventure Camp. Based out of the Children’s Center at Snow Park Lodge, kids will engage in age-appropriate activities, including crafts, hiking and field trips. Reservations can be made at 435-645-6648. Registration forms are available online now.
Park City Day Camp, one of the most popular camps among local working parents, is operated by Park City Recreation and headquarters out of City Park every day from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for kids ages six and older. Campers can add on tennis, skateboarding and swimming lessons, and golf at the Park City Municipal Golf Course. Registration began on April 1. More info can be found in the online PLAY Magazine, or by visiting www.parkcityrecreation.org. If you’ve signed up before, but need your login for online registration, call the MARC front desk at 435-615-5401.
Park City Mountain holds its Summer Adventure Camp from out of the Little Adventures Children’s Center at Canyons Village for kids ages six weeks to 12 years at its state-licensed child care facility. Big kids (starting at age six) get to participate in activities like nature hikes, swimming, zip tours, arts & crafts, gondola rides and field trips. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., but can be extended to a working parent-friendly 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Call 435-615-8036 for reservations.
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and Utah State University Extension 4-H provides a variety of summer camp options for kids in grades K-8, that include outdoor exploration, environmental education, science, technology and art. Kids going into seventh and eighth grade can enroll in their Counselors-in-Training program, designed to help them transition from camper to counselor. Some camps are sold out, but many are still available by registering here.
From June 6 – August 17, Basin Recreation offers its summer-long Summer Blast Camp, in addition to a variety of weekly camps, such as tennis, biking, soccer, Frisbee disk/golf, lacrosse and volleyball. Register online by clicking here, or call 435-649-1564.
The PEEK Program summer camp is for ages three-to-eight, and is run out of the cabin at the base of Pinebrook on Pinebrook Road. Campers can choose to attend from one to five half-day or full-day sessions each week, and will cover topics like cooking, art and dinosaurs. Complimentary extended hours go until 5:30. Call 435-649-9188, or visit ThePeekProgram.com for more information.
The beloved Camp Roger is a sleepaway camp in the nearby Uinta Mountains, with seven different themed weeks starting on June 12. Each week begins with drop off on Sunday, and pick-up of Friday afternoon, and includes activities like archery, horseback riding, crafts and hiking. Themes for this year include Percy Jackson, Maze Runner, Star Wars and more. Click here for this year’s schedule and to register.
The Girl Scouts run camps from two locations in Utah – Trefoil Ranch in Provo Canyon and Cloud Rim above Park City. This sleepaway camp features creative themes to empower girls, such as Adventure Trek, Art Explosion, Backpacker and Wilderness Explorer. Campers from first through eighth grade can learn more at orientations held April 12, 13 or 14. Click here to explore this year’s catalog, or call 801-265-8472.
Fledgling to expert mountain bikers can enroll in Young Riders’ week-long or once-weekly camps throughout the summer, taking advantage of Park City’s world-class network of mountain biking trails. Kids ages five to 14 of all abilities can find the camp perfectly suited to their skill level by clicking here and checking out this year’s offerings.
Prevent “brain drain” by enrolling kids from kindergarten through eight grade in one of Zaniac’s many themed half-day and full-day summer camps, such as Computer Programming, Zaniac Robotics, Minecraft™ , Fashion Design or LEGO®GBL. More information can be found at by visiting their website, or calling 203-918-9264.
The Egyptian Theatre on Main Street offers camps throughout the summer to help the youngest thespians stretch their dramatic muscles. For a list of camps, click here, or call 435-649-9371 ext.27.
Camp Invention will be held at Parley’s Park Elementary School from June 13-17, and at Weilenmann School of Discovery from June 20-24. Camp is held from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and kids work in diverse teams to engage in investigations, experiments and engineering challenges. The cost is $235 for the week, with a $15 discount through May 10 with promo code SPRING. Further, families registering three or more siblings living in the same household can receive $50 off per child. Registration and more information can be found by clicking here.
Park City Cooperative Preschool offers camps for kids ages three-to-five during the weeks of June 20, 27, August 1 and August 8 in the Park City Library Building on Park Avenue. The four-day-per-week camps run from 9 a.m. through 12:45 p.m. and are a great introduction to summertime fun for little ones. Visit ParkCityCoop.com, or call 435-649-5949.
Finally, Park City School District offers kid-themed courses through its Leisure Learning program. This year, courses include Kids Yoga, Babysitting Training, Creepy Crawlers, Chef School, Jr., and more! The Summer 2016 catalog isn’t out yet, but they are offering a sneak peek by clicking here.
Locals have long known that summertime is the best time in Park City, and now visitors and soon-to-be residents will also know why so many have decided to Choose Park City.