Recently, I attended a wedding where the bride and groom included a photo montage at their reception. The photo collection was amazing - there were photos of the couple summiting mountains across the world, on mountain biking adventures, and careening over canyons on zip lines. It brought back fond memories of traveling with my husband and exploring the world before the birth of our son. Our now five year old boy shares our passion for the outdoors, but as you can imagine our wild adventures have changed dramatically. Fortunately, we live in Park City where there is a wide variety of family-friendly activities as well as at least half-a-dozen summer camps for children between the ages of 3-12. We are able to enjoy time together, mountain biking or trail running, knowing that our son is also having an amazing adventure with children his age.
Here are a list of trusted summer camps and childcare facilities for children, 6 weeks to 18 years of age, where they can play while you enjoy some well-deserved time exploring all that Park City has to offer.
Camps & Licensed Childcare Facilities
Deer Valley Summer Adventure Camp
Deer Valley Summer Adventure Camp is open from early June - mid-August with both full (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) and half-day (8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) options. You can book individual days, weeks, or the entire season. Each week there is a theme ranging from "Dr. Seuss is on the Loose" to "Around the World in 4 Days." Depending on the age of your camper they will participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities from hiking and mountain biking to educational field trips and craft projects. Learn more or reserve a spot for your little camper today. Photo credit: Deer Valley Resort
Canyons Resort Summer Camp
The Canyons Resort Little Adventures Children's Center welcomes children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years of age. Offer full- and half-day programs from mid-June - late August. Each day children will participate in age appropriate activities ranging from nature hikes and gondola rides to zip tours and field trips. Thursdays are special "Summer Spirit Days" where children can dress according to the weekly theme by wearing silly socks or pirate costumes. Learn more or reserve a spot for your little camper today. Photo credit: Canyons Resort
Weekly and Multi-Day Camps & A la Carte Classes
Utah Olympic Park FLY Freestyle 5-Day Camps
Utah Olympic Park was built ahead of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. During the 2002 Games the Park hosted bobsleigh, skeleton, Luge, Nordic Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined events. Today, the venue is an active Official U.S. Olympic Training Site providing a training center for Olympic and development level athletes. During the summer months top-level freestyle skiers coach five-day camps designed for athletes ages 7 - 18 who want to learn how to catch air. Your child will utilize trampolines and the Big Air Pool to gain confidence in the air on skies. Learn more or reserve a spot for your freestyle skier today. Photo credit: Utah Olympic Park
National Ability Center
Park City is home to The National Ability Center, whichempowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. During the summer the center offers week-long camps for children between the ages of 6 - 18 with varying abilities. Each specialty camp is designed for different abilities for children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The programs utilize a variety of recreational activities to strengthen physical agility and develop recreational skills in a safe and supportive environment. There are even opportunities for families to enjoy the positive effects of recreating together.Learn more or reserve a spot for your child today. Photo credit: National Ability Center
Basin Recreation Summer Camps
This community organization provides diverse recreational experiences for residents and visitors to Park City. In the summer months they host week-long athletic camps that are tailored for older children between the ages of 6 and 12. They focus on athletics including tennis, soccer, and sailing in a positive and supportive environment. These camps are great for children wanting to try a new sport or continue to grow their skills while understanding the importance of sportsmanship. Camps run from mid-June through mid-August from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and are run out of several school locations around town depending on the type of camp.Learn more or reserve a spot for your athlete today.
Kimball Art Center
Park City's Historic non-profit center for the arts is committed to engaging individuals of all ages in a vibrant arts community. Nurture your child's creativity by enrolling them in classes at the Kimball Art Center. Classes are available for a variety of media including painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture led by regionally and nationally known artists. All summer camps are available for children ages 6 to 10 years old and shorter classes are available for children 3 - 5 years old. The center is located in the heart of Historic Main Street. Learn more or reserve a spot for your creative camper today. Photo credit: Kimball Art Center
Swaner Nature Preserve Classes
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is a refuge for an abundance of wildlife and offers engaging environmental science educational programs for all ages. There are over 10 miles of trails, which are great for recreational mountain bikers, hikers, birdwatchers, and photographers. As part of Utah State University, this combination is an educational power house. During the summer months the center offers a range of summer camps for children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Camp topics include outdoor exploration, environmental education, science, and stewardship. Full and half-day programs run from July through mid-August.Learn more or reserve a spot for your nature lover today. Photo credit: Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter