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December 22, 2007
When Santa comes to town, it means lots of free time for the girls and boys of Summit County. To ease the headache of keeping the kids entertained, area recreation centers have created a variety of camps to keep young minds engaged over the holidays.
The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center
Holiday Splash Camp
The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC ) offers a true break from winter with their pool-focused splash camp Dec. 27-28 from 9 a.m.-noon.Kids ages 6-12 are invited to spend two days taking swim lessons and enjoying free time in the pool, as well as a few dryland activities like crafts and climbing the rock wall. SSAFC Center program coordinator Chris Burton said that the camp is designed a gives kids a unique experience during their break.
Now in its second year, Burton is hoping to see a lot of kids sign up. Last year there were 15 participants, but he says they can take up to 40 campers. Although the camp is primarily attended by East-siders, Burton encourages Parkites to take advantage of the watery fun. At just $15 per day, the camp is not only entertaining but affordable.
Registration will be open at the SSAFC front desk until Dec. 22. For more information, call (435) 783-2423.
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Basin Recreation has gone a little bit "holiday-crazy" this year, with a number of different options for kids to take advantage of over the break. Basin Recreation coordinator Matt Strader and the staff at the Field House have compiled camps ranging from basic holiday fun to sports camps in baseball, soccer and football
Holiday Break Camp
Basin Recreation’s Holiday at Break Camp at Ecker Hill Middle School will ring in the New Year Jan. 2-4. The camp for kids ages 6-12 will offer both warm and cold fun, with swimming and sledding included in the day’s activities. There will be crafts and games as well. This all-day camp is also quite affordable. P0arents may enroll their children for all three days for $75 or for a $30-per-day-rate. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Children must bring suits, winter clothing and a lunch. Sign up at http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 655-0999.
Basin Recreation, the PC 9 baseball team and the Park City High School (PCHS) baseball team will be conducting two separate holiday break clinics for youth, Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. The clinics will focus on throwing, hitting, fielding and pitching. Instruction will be given by the PCHS baseball staff and players, University of Utah baseball players, the Basin Recreation Staff, as well as PC 9 coaches. The clinics will be held at the Field House and the cost is $75 per clinic.
Session 1 – Dec 26, 27, 28
5-6:30 p.m.: ages 7-10
6:30.-8 p.m.: ages 11-14
Session 2 – Jan 2, 3, 4
5-6:30 p.m.: ages 7-10
6:30-8 p.m.: ages 11-14
Black Diamond Soccer Camp
Black Diamond Soccer Club coaching director Will Cummins, USSF National Licensed Coach and former professional soccer player, will lead two camps for youth ages 6-14 Dec 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. The camp is designed to improve soccer skills with drills and fun games. The camps will be held at the Field House and the cost is $75 per clinic.
Session 1 – Dec 26, 27, 28, 3-5 p.m.
Session 2 – Jan 2, 3, 4, 3-5 p.m.
Jamal Willis Youth Football Camp
Former NFL running back Jamal Willis and his staff will be conducting a two-day instructional football clinic for children ages 6-12 Dec 27-28 from 8-10 a.m. The camp is designed to teach basic position fundamentals using fun activities and games. This is a one-of-a-kind program and according to Strader, the sessions will fill up fast. There is a maximum of 40 players allowed in the camp. The camps will be held at the Field House and the cost is $100.
Parents may register for the sports camps at the Field House or online at http://www.basinrecreation.org or by calling 655-0999.