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Day camps offered during UEA break

Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff

For kids and parents looking for sports-related activities during next week’s Utah Education Association (UEA) break, Summit County has them covered.

Basin Recreation is once again holding UEA Break Camp on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13. The day camp, designed for children ages 6-11, offers two full days of fun and games at the Basin Recreation Field House and the Ecker Hill Aquatic Center.

According to Basin Recreation program coordinator Justine Islieb, the annual camp has become necessary addition to their program schedule. Limited school offerings, a scarcity of available babysitters and an inopportune time for parents to take vacation have made the camp option a vital one for many Park City parents.

"This is a big one for us," Islieb said. "It’s a tough two days for parents."

It’s also quite popular with child participants. Islieb says that kids like the opportunity to just do "regular stuff," like using the batting cages, engaging in organized group games on the field turf and spending afternoons at the pool.

UEA Break Camp is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with an option of early drop-off at 8 a.m. and late pick-up at 5 p.m. Islieb is expecting about 40 participants, but says that they will do their best to accommodate as many children as they can. The cost of the camp is $40 per day or $75 for both days. For more information, call 655-0999 or visit http://www.basinrecreation.com .

Black Diamond Gymnastics and Sports Center is also getting in on the act with the Too Cool for School Camp, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 only. The gym is offering a half-day and full-day camp. The half-day camp will be held from 9-1 p.m. for children ages 3-12. The full-day will run until 5 p.m. for children ages 5 and up.

The camp was designed to help working parents during the break. Black Diamond will hold no other classes on Thursday and Friday.

The morning will feature a mixture of gymnastics classes, organized games and a snack time. The afternoon session will be filled with a field trip to ice skate, swim or play in the park. The cost of the half-day camp is $40. The full day is $65. The camp is limited to 20 children. For more information, call Black Diamond at 615-1800 or toll free at 1 (800) 615-1800 or visit the gym at 6400 N. S.R. 224 Suite D in the Redstone Shopping Center.

For East Side youth, the South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC) is offering UEA Activity Days on Oct 12 and 13. Similar to Basin Recreation’s offering, the camp is targeted for kids in grades 1 through 5. Just as it is billed, the day camp is chock full of activities, including parachute games, wild animal tag, rock climbing and making Halloween crafts.

The camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $8 per person. Saturday, Oct. 7 is the final day of registration and may be done at the SSAFC front desk. Class meets each morning in the gym lobby. Call Chris Burton at 783-4048 with any questions.


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