‘Tis the season for summer camps
Kids and summer camp just seem to go together, but in a kid-friendly town like Park City, camps can fill quickly. Nevertheless, some space is still available.
Park City Recreation, Basin Recreation and South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center have a number of camps with ample room left for eager kids. The National Ability Center is also offering alternative camps for able-bodied and disabled youth alike.
Park City Recreation
According to Park City program coordinator Karen Yokum, many camps, especially those that are on going throughout the summer still have significant availability. Early sessions for some camps are filled, but parents may sign their children up for later in the summer.
Summer Day Camp- June 12 August 18
Skateboard Camp- Sessions 1-5 are filled. Sessions 6, 7, 8, 9 are available. The first of the open camps begin July 25.
Dirt Bike Jump Clinics- All sessions are available. Sessions begins June 19. Each clinic is three days.
Soccer Camp- This popular camp is in its 26th year. Session I will be held July 10-14. Session II is July 17-21.
Tennis Camps- This camp is offered each week and many spaces are available in almost every camp.
Children in the county will find camps galore under the Basin Recreation banner. Brian Hanton, program coordinator for Basin Recreation, says that the numerous programs give parents many offerings throughout the summer. Basin Recreation will also host guest sports camps run by former professional players. Among camps that are full or close to being filled are Camp Advent, H20 Adventure, Eco Challenge, Camp Discovery and Club 57.
Utah Pro Soccer Summer Camp- This camp is under the direction of nationally licensed coaches Will Cummins and Matt Evans, currently with Black Diamond soccer and former professional players. The camp for soccer devotees ages 6-18 will be held at the Field House June 4-17 for $30 per day or $100 for the entire week.
Jamal Willis Football Camp 2006- This camp is designed to offer more skill training for players looking to improve their game. The camp will be staffed by JWSPORTS. JWSPORTS is a football specific skills program developed by Jamal Willis former BYU and San Francisco 49er. The clinic will give football players ages 7-16 nine hours of professional staff instruction on all aspects of the game of football. For more information, call JWSPORTS at (801) 427-5485. The camp will be held July 6 8, at 8a.m. – 11a.m. the cost is $80. Register in person at the Basin Recreation Field.
Other camps include:
Camp Adventure- Sessions will be held from June 12-16 and July 17-21 for youth ages 7-10 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
H2O Adventure- Sessions will be held from June 26-30 and July 17-21 for youth ages 8-112 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Eco Challenge – Park City Sessions will be held from June 10-14 for youth ages 7-10 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Club 57- Sessions will be held June 19-23 and July 25-28 for youth ages 5-7from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Camp Discovery- Sessions will be held from July 31 through August 4 for youth ages 7-12 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Trails and Nature Camp- Sessions will be held July 3-7 for youth ages 7-12 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Mt Biking Camp- Sessions will be held from August 7-11 for youth ages 8-10 from 9 a.m. -noon, and 1-4 p.m. for 11-14-year-olds.
Volleyball Camp- a morning and an afternoon session will be held from August 7-11 for youth ages 9 a.m. -14. A beginner class will meet from 9 a.m. -noon, and an advanced class will meet 1-4 in the afternoon.
Hot Shot Soccer Camp- Sessions will be held June 19-23 and July 25-28 for youth ages 8-12 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Mighty Mite Soccer Camp- Sessions will be held from July 10-14 and August 7-11 for youth ages 6-8 from 9 a.m. -noon.
Munchkin Soccer Camp- Sessions will be held from June 26-30 and July 17-21 for youth ages 4-6 from 9 a.m. -noon.
Soccer-thon- Sessions will be held from August 14-18 for youth ages 7-12 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Basketball Camp- Sessions will be held from June 26-30 for 5th-8th graders from 9 a.m. -noon, and 1-4 p.m. for 3rd and 4th graders.
Cheerleading Camp- Sessions will be held June 19-23 and July 31-August 4 for youth ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. noon. Roller Hockey Camp- Sessions will be held June 17-21 for youth ages 8-14 from 9 a.m. noon. Summer Blast- Sessions will be held June 26-30, July 3-7 and 25-28 for youth ages 7-12 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Summer Blast at Trailside Camp- Sessions will be held Sessions will be held July 10-14for youth ages 7-12 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Bitty Camp- Sessions will be held July 3-7 and July 31-August 4 for youth ages 4-6 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
For more information, call the Basin Recreation Field House at 655-099 or visit http://www.basinrecreation.com .
South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center
According to program coordinator Chris Burton, many camps in Kamas are not yet open for registration, so parents still have plenty of time to plan their children’s summer schedule.
Camp offerings include:
Summer Kids Camp- Designed for first through fifth graders. Session will be held June 12-Aug 9. The program will focus on sports, games, arts and crafts, and many other fun activities.
Youth Tennis Lessons- Session is June 6-June 28 on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the South Summit Middle School courts. Bring tennis racquet and tennis shoes. Classes designed for youth ages 6-18. Registration is from May 15-June 3. Forms can be picked up at the front desk.
Awesome AdventuresCamp – Features a field trip a day. Recreation Staff and parent volunteers supervise all trips. Transportation is provided by South Summit School District busses. Visits include, Hogle Zoo, a trip to the Nature Center at Jordanelle State Park and even a trip to Lagoon. Camp is every Friday June 9-Aug 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration opens May 15 and fills quickly.
Youth Baseball Camp- Sessions will be held June 19-22 from 10 a.m.-noon. For ages 8-14. Registration is open June 5-17. Youth Basketball Camp- Sessions will be held July 10-13from 10 a.m.-noon. For ages 8-14. Registration is open June 19-July 8.
For more information and other camps, call (435)783-2324. All registration is taken at the center’s front desk.
National Ability Center (NAC)
According to NAC Outreach Manager, Brooke Hafets, their organization is committed to providing high quality camps for people of all abilities. Safety is the forefront of all of the NAC camps, as well as providing healthy recreation and a chance for children to gain self-confidence and independence.
Camps are offered on separate weeks for people with autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, cognitive challenges, adults with disabilities, teens looking for extreme adventure and able-bodied community members.
All day camps run Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and until 3 p.m. on Friday.
Camp Giddy-up- Horse Camp at the NAC will provide participants with an equestrian focused experience. Safe and basic riding skills are taught in both English and Western equipment. Horse Camp is open to beginner and intermediate level riders and group classes will be arranged by age and experience. Horse Camp participants will share non-horse activities with NAC Day Camp participants to fulfill a goal of community integration through our programs and broaden their understanding of ability. Sessions run from June 12- Aug. 18. For ages 8 and up.
Ability Adventure Day Camp- Camp encourages campers to make friends, build social skills, strengthen physical agility and develop cognitive abilities. Sessions run from June 12- Aug. 18.
Adventure Camp for Children with autism spectrum disorder- Sessions run from June 12- Aug. 18. For ages 8-20 years old. Adventure Camp for adults with disabilities- This camp offers the opportunity for healthy recreation with others. Through our model of Challenge, Accomplish, Respect and Encourage (CARE) campers and staff co-create a world where campers socialize and succeed in a broad spectrum of activities with peers. Sessions run from June 12-16 and July 10-14. Adventure Camp for People with physical disabilities- Sessions run from June 26- 30 for ages 8-14 and July 17-21 for ages 14-20. Adventure Camp for Kids with cognitive disabilities- Sessions run from June 19-23 and July 31- Aug 4. For ages 8-20 years old. Camp X-TREME for teens with physical disabilities- An outdoor overnight adventure camp for teens ages 13-19 with physical disabilities. Rock climbing, rafting and water-skiing are just some of the activities. Session will be held Aug 14- 18, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and Friday until 3 p.m.
For more information visit http://www.nac1985.org/camps/ .
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