Summer Camp Sign Ups

It’s that time of year – when parents begin that mad scramble for summer camp slots, so we’re put together our annual compilation of available camps throughout Summit and Wasatch counties, along with a few worth noting in the Salt Lake Valley. Some summer camp schedules are pending from providers, but many will be opening for registration in the next few weeks, so mapping out your strategy to provide the most stupendous summer for your kiddos is imperative!

All Summer Long

Photo Credit: Basin Recreation

Basin Recreation Summer Blast Day Camp
(Starts at Trailside Park and Ends at Ecker Hill daily)
(435) 655-0999

Basin Recreation typically offers a full-summer option with their Summer Blast Day Camp, beginning the first full week of June (this year, that would be June 6) but their information has not yet been posted. Each year, the Summer Blast Camp separates groups into ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12, and features themed weeks filled with games, arts and crafts, weekly visits from the Kimball Art Center and EATS, plus sports and swimming. Last year, registration opened in mid-April, so look for information to come out soon on the Basin Recreation website by clicking here, check out their Facebook page here, or call the Field House at 435-655-0999.  

Photo Credit: Park City Recreation

Park City Recreation Summer Day Camp
1354 Park Avenue (City Park)
Park City, UT  84060
435-615-5401 (435-615-5440 when camp is in session)

Park City Recreation operates a full-day, full-summer program out of their camp headquarters in City Park. As of last summer, the program gives priority registration to residents and workers within the 84060 zip code, and parents have until March 1 to provide proof of residency or employment by emailing [email protected], or dropping documentation off at the PC MARC. Starting on March 15 at 6 a.m., full-summer and daily registration opens online and in-person for campers who have fulfilled the priority registration requirements or was a full-summer camper in 2021. Registration for full-summer, daily and add-on activities opens to the public on April 1. Camp is held daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and includes arts and crafts, sports, and games. Add-on activities include four-day golf lessons, swimming lessons, and skateboarding. Park City Recreation also offers a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for teens ages 13-15. The program focuses on leadership and job skills while working side-by-side with Summer Day Camp staff and campers. Applications for CIT are due on Monday, May 2nd, and can be found here. For additional info, call 435-615-5401, visit their Facebook page here, or visit them online by clicking here.

Photo Credit: Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort Summer Adventure Camp
2250 Deer Valley Drive South (Snow Park Lodge)
Park City, UT  84060

While registration information for the 2022 iteration of Deer Valley Resort’s Summer Adventure Camp has not yet been posted, in years past, this much-loved-among-locals camp has been headquartered out of Snow Park Lodge and featured hiking, mountain biking, and SUP, along with games, puzzles, arts & crafts, and field trips. As a state-licensed center, infants as young as two months were welcome, with options available for kids up to 12 years of age. Last year’s camp began the first full week of June (which would be the week of June 6 for this year), and offered five categories of campers: Mountaineers (ages 7-12), Explorers (ages 5-6), Trekkers (ages 3-4), Grasshoppers/Little Ramblers/Ramblers (ages 12 months-2 years) and Sunflowers (ages 2-11 months). Stay up-to-speed by bookmarking their website here, or checking out their Facebook page regularly.

Photo Credit: YMCA of Northern Utah

YMCA’s Park City Summer Day Camp
4501 UT-224
Park City, UT  84098

YMCA’s Park City Summer Day Camp registration opened on February 14 and offers a reignited daily excursion focus, which includes weekly swimming and trips to the organization’s Camp Roger in the Uinta Mountains above Kamas, where archery, hiking and other outdoor pursuits will be on the agenda. Headquartered out of Park City Community Church (behind Park City Nursery on S.R. 224), the YMCA day camp is open to ages 5-12, and runs from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Some of this year’s weekly themes that begin on June 6 include “Young Scientists,” “Color Runs Wild,” Super Hero Week,” “Game Show Mania,” “Great Outdoors,” and “Fear Factor.” Click here to learn more, or call 801-839-3379.

Recreation & Enrichment

Photo Credit: Woodward Park City

Woodward Park City
3863 Kilby Road
Park City, UT  84098

Woodward Park City offers indoor and outdoor weeklong camps throughout the summer for kids ages 7-17 in sports specialties that include mountain bike, skateboard, scooter, BMX, multi-sport, parkour and cheer. Each session also includes access to all Woodward state-of-the-art facilities (mountain parks, action sports parks and indoor action sports hub), professional coaching, lunch, positive relationship building, arts and crafts, and recreational games and activities. Camps are available by-the-week from June 6 through August 8, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Reservations are open now, and they’re offering $200 off one week of camp if booked by March 31. Visit the Woodward website here for more details and to register.  

Photo Credit: Young Riders

Young Riders Camps
(Locations throughout Park City)

Founded in 1996, the Young Riders Youth Cycling program offers once a week and weeklong camps from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. beginning June 6, and provides opportunities for riders ages 5 – 14. Nineteen weeklong camps are available throughout the summer for every level of rider, including Pee Wee (ages 5 – 7), Beginner Youth (ages 7 – 9), Beginner Junior (ages 10 – 13), Intermediate (ages 9 – 13) and Advanced (ages 10 – 14). Their Once a Week programs differ from the Young Riders weeklong camps in that classes meet once per week throughout the summer, with participants signing up for a specific class depending on their age and ability level (they will ride and progress with the same kids and the same coaches over a ten-week period, with rides programmed to gradually challenge participants as summer progresses). Registration opens on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 a.m., and camps are limited to 10 riders, so they fill up quickly. Be sure to bookmark the registration page to get your kids ready to roll!

Photo Credit: Summit Community Gardens

Summit Community Gardens
4056 Shadow Mountain Drive (off Old Ranch Road)
Park City, UT  84098
[email protected]
Summit Community Gardens’ enriching summer camps offer an immersed-in-nature experience featured a different gardening theme each week, with hands-on activities involving partner organizations like EATS and Recycle Utah. This year’s themes include “Art in the Garden,” “Build your own Garden,” “Chopped w/EATS,” “Week in the life of a farmer,” and “Cycle the Cycles w/Recycle Utah.” Butterfly Members are able to register beginning on March 2, while all others can sign up starting March 16. To learn more, and receive an alert when camp registration opens, click here.

Photo Credit: Summit Land Conservancy

Summit Land Conservancy Outdoor Explorers and Little Explorers Camp
1650 Park Avenue, Ste. 200
Park City, UT  84060

This year’s Summit Land Conservancy Outdoor Explorers Summer Camps feature seven week-long camps for kids who love to be outside! Camps are for kids ages 7 – 12 years old, run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, and run from June through August. Each week features “Mountain Bike Monday,” “Trail Trekking Tuesday,” “Water Adventure Wednesday,” “Treasure Hunt Thursday” and “Farmer Friday.” General registration opens on March 31 at 12 p.m.  For more information, contact Caitlin at 435-640-9884 or [email protected].

Photo Credit: Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter
1258 Center Drive
Park City, UT  84098

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter offers popular weeklong camps beginning June 14, and include both half-day and full-day options. Because camps sell out quickly, they offer early registration on March 18 at 9 a.m. for Sandhill Society members and March 21 for Swaner Family-level members, with general registration opening on March 23. Camps are offered as half day options for kids in grades kindergarten through 6th, or full-day options for kids in 1st through 6th grade, with a Counselors in Training program for kids in grades 7 & 8. Some of the weekly themes include ”EcoExplorers,” “Down to a Science,” Predator Power,” and “Watershed Explorers,”  Click here to check them out in advance of the registration date. They’re also hiring camp counselors right now, so click here to learn more about how kids entering grades 9-12 next fall can apply.

Photo Credit: PC Codes

PC Codes
Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (base of Canyons Resort, though unaffiliated with the church)
4051 UT-224
Park City, UT 84098
[email protected]

Entering its 4th year of offering technology summer camps to kids ages 8-14, PC Codes endeavors to provide engaging, hands-on, creative and fun learning opportunities for students. Each summer camp involves students learning about a concept in computer science, practicing that concept, and then working with other campers to create and display and end-of-week capstone project. Every coding ability from beginner to expert is accommodated, with the goal of allowing all campers to feel challenged while having fun. Morning and afternoon half-day camps are available, with the option to have students stay for lunch to create an all-day experience. Camps run for five days each and begin on June 13, with themes that include, “Battle Bots,” “Learn to Code with Minecraft,” “Legos in Motion,” “Video Game Design,” and Lego Engineering.” Register by clicking here, or reach out at [email protected] for more info.

Artistic Endeavors

Kimball Art Center
1401 Kearns Boulevard
Park City, UT  84060

Each year, the Kimball Art Center offers summer camps taught by professional, practicing artists with teaching experience, featuring a curriculum vetted to inspire, educate and foster an appreciation for art in all of its forms. No camps have been listed for this summer, as yet, but you can visit their website by clicking here to check for updated information or visit their Facebook page here.

Photo Credit: Egyptian Youtheatre

Egyptian Theatre Youtheatre
Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
328 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
435-296-SING (7464)
[email protected]

Each summer, Park City’s Historic Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre hosts summer camps for students have included themes in the past like “Improv Puppetry,” “Bilingual Film Camp,” and “Podcast Radio Drama Camp.” The daylong camps offer students of varying ages the chance to stretch their creative skills in a peer-supportive environment, taking advantage of the Egyptian’s studios on upper Main Street. While 2022 camp information has not yet been posted, keep an eye on their website or Instagram page for announcements.

Park City School District
(Various locations around Park City)

Park City School District offers a full summer of courses through their Leisure Learning department, with opportunities ranging from arts and crafts to coding and babysitter training. The full catalog and class details usually go online at the end of March and can be found by clicking here, or by emailing Jane Toly at [email protected].

Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT  84108

Natural History Museum of Utah’s (NHMU) weekly camps are for students in grades kindergarten through 6th, and opened for registration to Copper Club Members on Feb. 28, while Museum Members at the Family level and above can register on March 3, and all others on March 8. Held at the impressive NHMU facility on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, camps run every week between June 6 and August 8 (except for the week of July 4 & 25 due to holidays), and include days at nearby locations (past partners include Red Butte Garden, This is the Place, Utah’s Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary). To get a sneak peak of this year’s camps as soon as they’re published, register for NHMU emails by clicking here.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Avenue (840 South)
Salt Lake City, UT. 84108

Utah’s Hogle Zoo presents weekly onsite and virtual summer camp options for kids entering grades 1st through 8th, with past themes including “Ecosystems of the Globe,” “Animals on the Move,” and “Curious Creatures and Fearsome Features.” Registration info will be available soon, but you can check out the dates and camps by clicking here.

Sleepaway (Near By)

Photo Credit: YMCA of Northern Utah

For many local kids, their first overnight camp experience happens close to home through the YMCA’s Camp Roger (on Mirror Lake Highway just past Kamas) and the Girl Scouts’ Camp Cloud Rim (above the Montage in upper Deer Valley). Camp Roger offers week-long camps throughout the summer for ages 6-15, featuring mountain biking, hiking, archery, arts and crafts, and horseback riding beginning June 5. This year’s themes include, “Disney,” “Mission Impossible,” “Under the Sea,” and “Neon Lights.” Camp Cloud Rim offers an idyllic, lakeside setting at 9,200 feet, where girls entering grades 1-12 can experience week-long, themed camps, such as “Flashlights and Fairy Tales,” “Teddy Bear Tag-a-long,” “Moonlight Mania,” and “Boats and Brunches.” Cloud Rim offers 3-day “mini” versions of camps for younger girls to get them used to being away from home in a camp setting. Registration is now open for both camps, and can be found here for Camp Roger, or here for Camp Cloud Rim.

Diverse and enriching summer camp options are one of the many reasons to Choose Park City for your Park City Real Estate investment. Be sure to connect with Christine today at 435-640-4238 to explore future adventures of your own! 

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