Summer's a great time for kids to explore and develop their interests while having fun. Here are some of the best summer camps for kids in the Salt Lake City area.
Note: Please check websites for specific times, dates and prices. Several camps offer subsidized tuition or scholarships for children with financial need.
Bad Dog Arts is well known for providing summer camps that
promote creativity, teamwork, and self-esteem. Each camp ends
with a mini exhibit of the week’s activities.
Bad Dog Arts offers summer camps at their SLC studio, and also in partnership with Tree Utah, NHMU, Splore, and other organizations.
Camps run from June 8-Aug. 21, at a cost of $125-$280.
Half day camps offered through Canyons School District include LEGO building camps, sports skills, art, science, dance, tumbling and beginning French.
Camps run June 8-July 30, 2015; cost is $29-$240
Club U summer camps combine education and recreation with field trips to area attractions and nearby canyons. Camp themes change week by week - most include science and adventure. Camps are offered for ages 5-11 or 12-14.
Besides summer day camps University of Utah youth education offers summer classes on a variety of topics, including baking, cooking, art, coding, game design, film fencing and more.
Club U: June 8-Aug. 21, 2015, $225-$269 per week
Youth education classes ongoing - check website for schedule.
Summer camps at Copper View Recreation Center include games, arts and crafts, field trips, swimming, and snacks. Camps are for boys and girls ages 5-12.
Camps run June 8 - August 14, 2015; cost is $75 per week
Summer day camps at The Front Climbing Club provide a week-long adventure of fun, games, activities, and friends. Through climbing, kids improve balance and focus while building strength and motor skills.
Camps for kids ages 6-13 run every week from June 8-Aug 20, with morning and afternoon sessions available. Camps run Monday through Friday, for 4 hours each day.
1450 S. 400 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
All girls, whether active Girl Scout members are not, are invited to experience Girl Scout Camp this summer! Overnight camps at Camp Cloud Rim near Park City and Trefoil Ranch near Provo are offered by the day, the week, or longer.
Camps get girls outdoors in two remarkable natural settings that are not too far from the Wasatch Front.
Camps are held June 14 through August 15 for girls entering grades 1st through 12th. Cost is
For more information, call 801-265-8472, or visit one of these Girl Scout offices:
- 445 East 4500 South in SLC
- 3564 Lincoln Ave, Suite 4A in Ogden
- 215 N Center Street in American Fork
Summer zoo camps offer a fun educational way to spend your summer. The weeklong camps include special animal encounters, crafts, and other activities.
Kindergarten - June 22-26
1st -2nd grade - July 6-10
3rd-4th grade - July 13-17
5th-7th grade - July 27-31
Cost is $250
ID Tech offers exciting day camps to learn game design, Java or C++ for kids ages
Camps run from June 15-July 24. Cost is $849
NHMU Summer Camps bring amazing science and nature based camp experiences to kids. Camps take full advantage of the museum's exhibits, outdoor spaces, and the natural environment of the foothills.
Camp themes include dinosaurs, dance, Lego, space camp, ecology, engineering, physics and a lot more.
NHMU camps are designed for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. They run June 1-Aug. 14.
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Some camps at other locations
Petersen Family Farm
Petersen Family Farm Summer Camps bring real, hands-on farm experience to kids. Camp participants will learn about planting and harvesting vegetables, eggs and chickens, feeding and caring for animals, farm equipment, and more.
Camps are held throughout June and July.
11800 S. 4000 W.
Riverton, UT 84096
Full day camps $200, half day camps $100
Meet new friends, make lasting memories, and participate in fun and unique science experiments, art projects, and Garden explorations this summer at Red Butte Garden.
Camps are available for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade and include half-day and full-day options.
Camps run June 1-Aug. 14, 2015; cost is $120-$300
Real Salt Lake youth camps are for kids ages 4-18. Camps include skills clinics, tournaments, and tickets to Real Monarchs and Real Salt Lake women's games.
Camps are held at locations around the Salt Lake area. Cost is $50-$250.
Camp Snowbird is open for kids ages 5-12 years. This summer Camp Snowbird features new themes exploring wildlife native to Utah, as well as Native American and pioneer heritage in Utah. Camp Snowbird also includes organized team sports, dancing, yoga, hiking, outdoor activities and special visitors.
Camp Snowbird runs June 8-Aug. 21 and can be reserved on a per-day basis. Cost is $64 per day.
Mountain Sports Camp is for kids ages 10-15. Kids will mountain bike, trail run, swim, hike, and climb with professional coaches.
Session 1: July 6-10, 2015
Session 2: July 27-31, 2015
Tracy Aviary’s bird experts guide campers on an Avian Adventure during week-long, half-day summer camps for children kindergarten through fifth grade. For a full-day camp experience, enroll your child in both a.m. and p.m. half-day sessions.
Camps run June 22-Aug. 19, 2015; cost is $130
UTC 2015 Summer Camps offer 1 and 2 weeks sessions in theatre, voice, musical theatre and the new Shakespeare Academy. Camp themes include Frozen, movie heroes and villains, pirates and fairies, vocal camp and more. Camps run from June-August.
3605 South State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Wasatch Community Gardens
City Sprouts garden-based summer camps at Wasatch Community Gardens provide engaging learning experiences in a downtown garden setting. These fun outdoor camps offer youth ages 4-10 a wide variety of activities, including gardening, art, science experiments, and cooking. City Sprouts also offers excursions with partners Red Butte Garden, Tracy Aviary, The Leonardo, and Bad Dog Arts.
Camps run June 1-Aug. 21, and programs offered vary by week. Cost: $140-$300.
YMCA offers overnight camps at Camp Roger and summer day camps in Heber, Ogden, Sandy and Taylorsville.
At Camp Rodger children and teens explore nature, become a community and develop confidence, independence, leadership and social skills. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, archery, cookouts, and meaningful relationships.
June 7-Aug. 7: Tiered pricing is available depending on financial circumstances.
The Y Summer Day Camp is a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to discover their full potential, play, meet new friends and create memories that last a lifetime. Y Camp is all about learning outside of school, exploring and appreciating the outdoors, developing new skills, making friends and showing leadership. Camps are available for youth ages 4-14.
Camp themes change by week, June 8-Aug. 14. Cost is $180 per week.