Summer Camp Sign Ups

Warmer weather is springing up in and around Park City, which means it’s time for locals and visitors to map out their summer camp plans, and there are more options in Summit and Wasatch counties than ever before!

We’ve put together our annual primer of camp resources below, so pull out your planner and get ready to schedule your kiddos for the summer experience of their young lives! 


All Day, Every Day! 

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)

The OG of summer camps, Park City Recreation runs from June 10 through August 16 at City Park with a full-day, all-summer-long option for kids ages 6-12. They will also consider 5-year-olds on a trial basis if they have attended full-day kindergarten or preschool, have an older sibling in the program and register as a full-summer camper (not daily or weekly). As a program of Park City Municipal Corporation, priority registration is given to residents and workers within the 84060 zip code, with registration for families who were full-summer campers in 2023, or who have completed the 84060 employment or residency requirement, opened online and in-person on March 15. Registration for full-summer, daily and add-on activities opens to the public at 6 a.m. on April 1. Held daily from 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., campers can expect to participate in arts & crafts, sports, games and field trips. Add-on activities include four-day golf lessons, swimming lessons and skateboarding. Teens ages 13-15 can apply to be a part of the Counselor in Training (CIT) program, which focusses on leadership and job skills while working side-by-side with Summer Day Camp staff and campers. Applications for CIT can be found here. For additional info, call 435-615-5401, visit their Facebook page here, or visit them online by clicking here.


 Deer Valley Resort Summer Adventure Camp

2250 Deer Valley Drive South (Snow Park Lodge), Park City, UT  84060, 435-645-6648

While registration for Deer Valley Resort’s beloved Summer Adventure Camp runs June 10 – Aug. 16 on Mondays-Fridays, and features opportunities for kids as young as 2 months old. Headquartered out of Snow Park Lodge, the takes advantage of its location at the base of DVR offering outdoor pursuits like hiking, mountain biking and SUP combined with indoor activities like games, puzzles, arts & crafts, and field trips. Campers are divided into categories by age: 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). To reserve a spot for this summer’s camp, call the Contact Center at 435-645-6648.


YMCA’s Park City Summer Day Camp

Park City Day School, 3120 Pinebrook Road (NEW LOCATION), Park City, UT  84098, 801-839-3379

Registration is now open for YMCA’s Park City Summer Day Camp, which offers a program for kids and teens ages 3-15 that highlights character development, confidence building, lifelong friendships, and fun & adventure. Weekly themes include “Aquatic Adventures,” “Farm Friends Fiesta,” “Science Safari,” and “Animal Kingdom Week.” Each weekly camp includes hiking, a visit to the Get Air Trampoline Park, and swimming. Traditional Camps are for ages 3-13, Advenure Camp for kids ages 8-13, and the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is for ages 14 & 15 (not rising 8th graders). Headquartered out of Park City Day School in lower Pinebrook, the YMCA day camp runs Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., June 10 – August 9. Click here to learn more or call 801-839-3379. 


Basin Recreation Summer Blast Day Camp

(Starts at Trailside Park and Ends at Ecker Hill daily), (435) 655-0999

With registration opening on April 10 at 6 a.m., Basin Recreation offers weekly options through its Summer Blast Day Camp beginning June 10 for kids ages 6-12. Camp runs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and costs $250 per week. Kids 4-6 are welcome to register for half-day mini camps with themes encompassing nature, art and critters, while sport-specific half-day camps focus on everything from kickball, to basketball and cheerleading. To learn more, click here, or call the Field House at 435-655-0999.  


 Sporty and Outdoorsy

Young Riders Camps

(Locations throughout Park City), 435-640-8642

Growing tiny peddlers into mountain-biking monsters for the past 30 years, Young Riders Youth Cycling provides opportunities for riders ages 5 – 14 throughout the summer for every level of rider, including Pee Wee Co-Ed, Beginning Boys, Beginning Girls, Intermediate Boys, Intermediate Girls, Advanced Boys and Advanced Girls. Their Once a Week programs have participants sign 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), while Week Long Camps meet for two or three hours each day starting on June 10 and are billed as a “Crash Course in Mountain Biking – Perfect for a Week in Park City.” Registration opens on Thursday, March 21 at 7 a.m., and camps fill up quickly, so be sure to bookmark the registration page and set your alarm to get your kids in for this summer! 


Summit Community Gardens

4056 Shadow Mountain Drive (off Old Ranch Road), Park City, UT  84098, info@summitcommunitygardens.org

Summit Community Gardens’ camps feature an immersive gardening theme each week for either Pre-K or Elementary age children. The Pre-K camps are offered to children from age three to rising 1st graders, and are held in morning or afternoon at the Garden. Themes include “Arts in the Garden,” “A Week in the Life of a Gardner,” and “Garden Creations.” The Elementary Age camps are held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and are open to rising 1st through rising 6th graders, and feature themes like “Budding Culinary Scientists,” “Garden Creations,” and “Cycle the Cycles.” Campers in both age groups will engage in hands-on activities such as tending the garden, engaging in nature-based arts and crafts, and preparing delicious, plant-forward recipes. To register, click here for Pre-K or here for Elementary Age.


 Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT  84098, 435-649-1767

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter offers popular weeklong camps beginning June 12, and includes both half-day and full-day options at their expansive property located at Kimball Junction in Park City. Registration is now open and camps are offered based on the grade level a child will be enring in Fall 2024, with half day options for kids in grades kindergarten through 6th, or full-day options for 5th & 6th graders, plus a Counselors in Training program for kids in grades 7 & 8. Some of the weekly themes include, Nitty Gritty Nature,” “Wildly Prepared, and “Nocturnal Nature.” Click here to check them out, and if you have kids who’ll enter grades 9-12 this fall and are looking for a summer gig, click here for info on becoming a Teen Camp Counselors!


 Uinta Outdoor Company

Kamas Park, 100 East 100 South, Kamas, UT 84036

Uinta Outdoor Company offers day and week-long camps based out of the Kamas Valley crafted to connect kids with nature. Day camp themes include “Into the Forest,” “Tiny Adventure in the Big Forest,” “Mystery at Murdock Basin,” and “Creepy, Curious, and Cool.” Three different week-long camps are available June 17-21 (“Earth Camp), July 15-19 (“Trailmakers”), and July 29-August 2 (“Epic Adventure”). Check-in/pick-up for camp is at the Kamas Park and camps run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit uintaoutdoorco.com/ for more info.


Woodward Park City

3863 Kilby Road, Park City, UT  84098, 435-222-2378

Woodward Park City offers ten weeks of full-day camps in six different disciplines, including Mountain Bike, Skateboard, Scooter, BMX, Parkour, and Multisport. Geared for ages 7-17, each camps includes access to Woodward’s facilities, professional coaching, lunch, arts & crafts and positive relationship building. Camps run Monday – Friday starting June 10, with drop-off at 9 a.m., and pickup at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more details and to register.  


Educational and Artsy

Educational Advantage

1850 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, 340 South Main Street, Heber City, 435-649-3933

Educational Advantage, located in both Park City and Heber, offers tutoring and classes to help kids maintain skills, prepare for the upcoming school year and take a class for credit. Classes to keep kids’ brains sharp by avoiding the summer “Brain Drain” include Government & Sociology, Physics, World History and Astronomy. PE classes include mountain biking and weight lifting, and they also offer Summer PE Trips, which earn students high school Physical Education class credit while exploring Utah and Idaho sites. For the full list of Educational Advantage summer offerings, click here, and visit this site to register.


 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]

Preventing the summer “brain drain,” PC Codes offers technology-based summer camps for kids ages 8-14 with engaging, hands-on, creative and fun learning opportunities for students. In the past, each camp has involved 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. This year’s camp schedule hasn’t been released, but you can bookmark this link to check in, or reach out at [email protected] for more info.


Kimball Art Center

1251 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, UT  84060, 435-649-8882

This year’s Kimball Art Center camps are now open for registration, and feature optins for tots (ages 4 & 5), kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 13-17) with themes that include “Let’s Play with Colors,” “Stories into Art,” and “Paper Mache Sculptures,” in addition to offering traditional classes like oil painting and watercolor. Each camp is curated within a technical art medium and offers kids a chance to fuel their creativity. To register, click here.


Egyptian Theatre Youtheatre

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

Get our young thespian’s creative juices flowing with the wide array of summer camps, workshops and productions from Park City’s beloved Youtheatre. The daylong camps are tuition-free, with registration opening on March 26. Kids in grades kindergarten and up can participate in age-appropriate offerings such as Radio Play, Musical Theatre Productions, STEAM, Film Camp and Stage Makeup. This summer’s Mainstage Musical, “The Addams Family,” is a three-week camp starting July 8 for ages 13 & older (entering 8th-12th grades). For more info, click here.


Park City School District

(Various locations around Park City), 435-645-5617

Park City School District offers an impressive range of summer of courses for all ages through their Leisure Learning department, with from arts & crafts, to exercise, 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, 801-581-6927

Natural History Museum of Utah’s (NHMU) weekly camps are for students in grades kindergarten through 6th and are currently open for registration. Held at the beautiful NHMU facility on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, camps are for kindergarteners through 8th graders, and run every week between June 10 and August 12. This year’s themes themes like “SENSEsational Science,” “Engineering Marvels, “Wild Utah,” and “Planetary Detectives.” To see all of the camps on one page, click here, and to register, click here (registration links by grade are on the right side of the page).


Overnight Adventures

Two tried-and-true local overnight camps are YMCA’s Camp Roger (on Mirror Lake Highway jut 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 starting the week of June 2 for ages 8-14, plus mini-camps to get kids used to the overnight experience. Many of the Camp Roger options are sold out, but visit their website to see if one of their available options is a good fit for your kiddo. The Camp Cloud Rim options can be found here, and are suitable for a wide array of interests.


Summertime is the best time to be a kid in Park City, and the Choose Park City team can help you learn more! Connect with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238 or Brendan Trieb at 585-410-5536, or visit their website by clicking here.

 

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