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Statewide Activities

Accessible Wildlife for People with Disabilities:  The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages people with disabilities to take advantage of our natural resources. DNR's Divisions and other public and private agencies have developed parks, campgrounds, trail systems, fishing piers, and other programs to enable access to our natural resources throughout the state.

Website:   http://wildlife.utah.gov/disabled/     Age:  All Ages

 

Adaptive Adventures: Based out of Boulder and Chicago, Adaptive Adventures has multiple Lake Powell adaptive water “sport weeks” where participants can enjoy fishing, kayaking, water skiing, boating, etc. Programs are for all ages and abilities.

Website:  https://adaptiveadventures.org/

Email:  Chris  Chris@adaptiveadventures.org

Cost:  Prices vary but price will include food, lodging, and equipment.

 

Autism on the Seas:  Autism on the Seas has been in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International since 2007 in developing cruise vacation services to accommodate adults and families living with children with special needs, including but not limited to Autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome, cerebral palsy, and all cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. We provide cruises with our staff that assist adults and families in accommodating the typical cruise services, as well as providing specialized respite and private activities/sessions that allow our guests the use of the ships entertainment venues in an accommodated and assisted manner.

Website: www.autismontheseas.com           Phone: 1-800-516-5247

 

AYSO VIP Soccer – Where Everyone Plays®:  Provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults with physical or mental disabilities that make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. VIP Buddies ensure that every player has a great AYSO experience.

Website:   www.ayso.org/For_Families/AYSO_Soccer_Programs/VIP.htm#.U2Ks1W HnbyA

 

Best Buddies: is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendships and integrated employment.

Website:   www.bestbuddiesutah.org             Phone:  (801) 468-1200

 

Camp Roger:  Provides a residential summer camp with counselors trained in the needs of campers with disabilities. Other day and holiday camps are available.

Website:  http://www.ymcautah.org/camps

Phone:  (877) 690-9622                                  Age:  4-18

 

Care About Childcare: Offers summer childcare guides for counties throughout the state. The website offers a handy comparison chart of different programs as well as general summer tips. The website also helps match parents with childcare providers.

Website:   http://careaboutchildcare.utah.gov/resources/default.aspx?list=7

Phone:  (425)251-3214                                 Location: Strawberry Reservoir

 

Common Ground Outdoor Adventure:  Common Ground’s mission is to provide life-enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. Activities include canoeing, cycling, snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, climbing, and fishing with all necessary equipment provided.

Website:  http://cgadventures.org/                 Phone:  (435) 713-0288

Location: Logan

 

Easter Seals Goodwill Northern  Rocky Mountains:  Offers a variety of programs including summer and Saturday Camps.

Website:  www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_camping_and_recreation

Phone: 1-800-221-6827                                 Age: All ages

 

Family to Family Network (FtoFN): The Family to Family Network (FtoFN) is a statewide family support network run by volunteers. It is designed to educate, strengthen, and support families of persons with disabilities, especially those who are on the waiting list or are in services with the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). Network leaders are parents of individuals with special needs and link families to local resources, services, and disability-friendly events. Please see their Facebook page for information on events in your area, or contact the Utah Parent Center at 801-272-1051 to be added to their mailing list. The FtoFN is a project of the Utah Parent Center.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/utahfamilytofamilynetwork/

 

Hiking Utah Mountains:  Enjoy the great outdoors as a family on wheelchair accessible trails. TrailLink has a list of accessible, paved hiking trails in Utah. Each trail will be short in length, surfaced for accessibility, and provide descriptions of the hike. You can look at the website or they all can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (look for TrailLink).

Website:   www.traillink.com/stateactivity/ut-wheelchair-accessible-trails.aspx

 

Leader Dogs for the Blind:  Summer Experience Camp is for 16-17yr olds who are legally blind. To help teens prepare for the next stage of their lives, we offer leadership development, an introduction to guide dogs, and the opportunity to spend time with peers. GPS devices are incorporated throughout the week in a variety of useful environments, including a college campus. Campers also experience tandem biking, beep kickball, rock wall climbing and more!”

application deadline 3/31/2019, Camp date 6/22-6/29/2019.

Website:  https://www.leaderdog.org/programs/summer-experience-camp/

Address: Client Services Department

P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000

 

MDA Camp: MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible — from swimming, to zip-lining and horseback riding to dancing under a disco ball and gaining valuable life skills. Each summer, thousands of kids attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. — at no cost to their families, thanks to our generous supporters.

Website:  https://www.mda.org/summer-camp

 

Megaplex: Offers a sensory friendly summer movie series for children. All sensory friendly showings will be at 10:30 am. Just $10.00 for 10 weeks!

Website:  https://www.megaplextheatres.com/i/kidsmovies

Phone: Call your local theater for details

 

National Ability Center:  National Ability Center is definitely worth the drive up to Park City. They offer just about every kind of outdoor recreational activity a person could do (including: rock climbing, swimming, archery, sledge hockey, cycling, water-skiing, kayaking, wakeboarding, paddle board, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing, (to name some activities). It empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime skills through sport, recreation, and educational programs. Forms and a complete list of programs can be found on their website.

Contact Information:  www.discovernac.org

Location: Park City, UT                                Phone: 435.649.3991 x625

 

National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands:   Free Access Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.

Website:   http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm

 

Rite Care Learning Centers:   Tutor children with language and/or learning disabilities for free with help from a tutor. The participation of the parent or other attending adult is essential. When the adult learns along with the child, tutoring sessions can be reinforced at home and the child is much more likely to make significant progress. All it takes to enter the program is a simple phone call.

Phone:  (801) 627-8878                               Website:   http://utahscottishrite.org/rite-care/

Location: Ogden, UT                                     Cost:  Free

 

Special Olympics: Offers summer games where individuals with disabilities can compete in a variety of sports including things like cycling, track and field, soccer, and softball.

Website:   http://www.sout.org                        Phone:  (801) 363-1111 ex 223

Age:  8-Adulthood

 

UFB Summer Camps:  A variety of camps are available between the first week in June through the first week in August. Students may attend as many camps as are appropriate for them.

Website: http://www.ufbvi.org/index.html       Location: Lehi Legacy Center

 

UFB Sports Programs: Variety of sports for visually impaired including goalball, beep ball, track and field, soccer, and more. Locations of programs vary; please check the website calendar for up-to-date information and times of practices and tournaments.

Website:   http://www.ufbvi.org/index.html     Email: laynie123@aol.com

 

Utah Mountain Bike Elevate Program: In partnership with the NAC and the Utah High School Cycling League, a unique opportunity to any high school student with a disability to learn how to mountain bike with the goal of competing as a member of their school’s mountain bike team. Email Tasha to register.

Website:  https://www.utahmtb.org/elevate-program/

Email: tasha@utahmtb.org                            Age: High school students

 

Utah’s National Parks:  Utah’s National Parks do not have specific programs for those with disabilities.

They still offer junior ranger programs that can be tailored to the needs of your child. Stop by the visitor center as soon as you get to the park to talk with a ranger about such accommodations. Some parks offer “kits” or ranger-led programs that allow children of all abilities to experience Utah’s great natural resources. Check park websites or visitor centers for wheelchair accessible trails and paths.

Website:   www.nps.gov/Utah            Cost:  Park entrance fee

 

Utah Lakes and Rivers:   Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has free licenses for Utah residents with physical and cognitive disabilities. Individuals must apply for the license at http://wildlife.utah.gov/home- disabled.html. The DWR website has a complete list of over 50 accessible fishing docks. They will also have many different accommodations for hunting as well.

Email: DW Rcomment@utah.gov                   Phone:  (801) 538-4700

 

Utah State Parks:  Many Utah State Parks, like the National Parks, have trails that are accessible by everyone. State parks in Utah with such trails are Dead Horse Point, East Canyon, Fremont Indian, Jordanelle, Snow Canyon, and the Historic Union Pacific Rail trails. Many others have accessible fishing docks, including Bear Lake, Deer Creek, Huntington, Millsite, Quail Creek, Red Fleet, Rockport, Sand Hollow, Starvation, Utah Lake, Willard Bay, and more.

Email:   www.stateparks.utah.gov

 

CLASSES/CAMPS (NON DISABILITY SPECIFIC)

4-H Summer Camps:  The structure of these camps is unique and helpful for both the kids attending and parents looking for summer activities.

Website:  https://utah4h.org/projects/specializedprograms/camps/

Phone:  (435) 797-4444

 

Astro Camp Utah: Missions to Mars. Rockets. Astronaut training. Field trips. Science classes, experiments, and engineering. Stay overnight, work in a team, and have the time of your life at an Astro Camp summer camp!

Website:  https://astrocamputah.org/summer-camps/calendar/   Phone:  (801) 737-8404

Mailing Address: 1950 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401     Location: 375 Goddard St. Ogden

 

Bike Collective:  They offer a free summer earn a bike program. EAB is a rigorous six-week introductory bike mechanics course offered free to anyone ages 6-18. Each class is 1.5 hours long, twice a week, totaling 18 solid hours of instructional time. Upon graduation, students earn their own bicycle to keep and ride with pride.

Website:   http://www.bicyclecollective.org    Phone:  (801) FAT-BIKE (328-2453)

Ages:  6 through adulthood                            Location: Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden

 

Camp Resource-  http://www.campresource.com/summer-camps/camp-search.cfm

When you go into this you can filter for Utah and specific choices about camp types.

 

Camp Snowbird:  There is a new adventure each day in beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon for all campers ages 4-12. Campers will explore the canyon through nature hikes, science experiments, arts and crafts and supervised swims.

Website:   www.snowbird.com/summer/summercamps

Phone:  (801) 947-8222

Farpoint Space Education Center:  Day and overnight camps involving simulated space missions.

Website:   www.spacecamputah.org             Location: Lehi

Phone:  (801) 768-4295                                 Ages:  7-17

 

Granite Unplugged: Play Unplugged is all about encouraging kids to put down their electronics and get out and play. This is done by creating a symbiotic relationship between kids, parents, and local businesses. This relationship creates an incentive for all to participate as one motivates the other. Kids earn a Brag Badge for every activity they complete. The badges are specifically designed to be fun, colorful, and highly collectable. Some examples of Brag Badge activities include: fishing, hunting for bugs, hiking, and more! Kick Off Party on Monday May 23rd at Woodrow Wilson Elementary.

Website:  https://www.weplayunplugged.com/

Email: info@weplayunplugged.com               Phone: 435-625-1289

 

Higher Ground Learning: A creative learning center for all ages, providing students with educational alternatives that stimulate the intellect and imagination. From one-on-one instruction to our workshops and classes, we specialize in innovative and experiential curricula, giving each student a chance to explore his or her interests, develop life skills, and experience the passion of learning.

Website:   http://www.highergroundlearning.com/

Phone:  (801) 524-0817                                 Location: Salt Lake City

 

Hogle Zoo:  Offers educational programs including zoo classes, zoo camps, and volunteer activities.

Website:   http://hoglezoo.org/education_programs/zoo_classes

Phone:  (801) 584-1700                                 Age:  Grades K-12

 

Imagination Place:  We are a Music and Movement Center. We specialize in experiential music training for children ages birth-5 years old and Anti-Gravity Yoga for Adults. We offer classes, workshops and summer camps.

Website:   imaginationplace.com                    E-mail:  imaginationplace@me.com

Phone:  (801) 463-9067

 

Kids Camps.com- http://www.kidscamps.com/summer_camps/utah-summer-camps.html

They have different categories to search from. Click on the advanced search to be more specific.

 

The Leonardo: The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that explores the unexpected ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect. The Leo is your place to see one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits and participate in ever-changing programs, workshops and summer classes. Offers a variety of different science themed summer camps throughout the summer.

Website:  http://www.theleonardo.org/summercamps

Phone:  (801) 531-9800                                 Ages:  5-18

 

Little Gym:  Offers summer camps for children with a variety of themes for ages 3-8.

Website:  http://www.thelittlegym.com/Parties-Camps#camps-anchor

Phone:  (801) 581-9866                           Location: Salt Lake City, Draper, Orem, Sandy

 

Mad Science Summer Camps:  Offers weeklong hands on science summer camps.

Website:   www.madscience.org/                   Phone:  (801) 292-8646

Age:  Grades K-5th                                          Location: Salt Lake City

 

Mathnasium: Our goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance while building confidence and forging a positive attitude.

Website:  www.mathnasium.com                   E-mail:  cottonwoodheights@mathnasium.com

Phone:  (877) 601-6284

 

McKee Language School:   Children learn Spanish through immersion in an atmosphere of play from native Spanish speakers trained in the McKee Language System. Summer sessions begin in June.

Website:   www.mckeeschool.com                  Phone:  (801) 374-8854

 

Momentum Indoor Climbing: Offers summer camps where kids can learn all about rock climbing while they build confidence.

Website:  https://www.momentumclimbing.com/summer-camp/

Phone:  (801) 990-6890                                 Age:  7-19

 

Murray City Parks and Rec:  Kids take center stage as they learn the FUNdamentals parts of being onstage through acting, and singing. At the end of the session, there will be a presentation by the actors for family and friends.

Website:   http://www.murray.utah.gov/272/Camps-Workshops

Phone:  (801) 264-2614

 

Real Salt Lake Youth Camps:  Real Salt Lake Youth Camps are offered for children 3-18 years old.

These soccer camps are held throughout Utah and surrounding states and will run June-August.

Website:   http://www.realsaltlake.com/youth/rsl-youth-camps

Phone:  (801) 727-2714

 

Red Butte Garden:  Offers nature inspired day camps that combine art, science gardening and exploration, for K-6th grade.

Website:   http://www.redbuttegarden.org.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/summer-camp/

Phone:  (801) 585-0556                                 Location: Salt Lake

 

Rowland  Hall Summer Works:  Sports camps and mini classes for teens and children taught by Rowland Hall Faculty and Coaches. Everything from science and pottery to creative writing and high ropes course adventure to acting and social skills are offered. Open to students from across the region!

Website:   www.rowlandhallsummer.org

Phone:  801-924-2971                                   Age:  4-14

Location: Salt Lake City

 

Scales & Tails Utah:  We offer entertaining, educational, and interactive reptile and bird shows to cities all over Utah. We will travel to your location and perform our show for your child’s birthday, scout group, classroom, school assembly, or any kind of event that you would have us come to. This will be the second year we are offering a summer camp for kids to be held in our animal shop!

Website:   www.scalesandtailsutah.com        Phone:  (801) 577-7182

 

My Summer Camps- http://www.mysummercamps.com/camps/utah-summer-camps.html

This gives you Utah and allows you to filter by city.

Summer Fit:  Fit promotes a Whole Child approach to learning and helps build healthy habits during the summer for a successful school year. The Summer Fit Activity Book series reviews and previews basic skills in reading, writing, math, and language arts, along with weekly core values and a daily fitness routine to keep children busy, active, and learning.

Website:   www.summerfitlearning.com         E-mail:  kelly@summerfitlearning.com

Phone:  (480) 665-1042

 

Thanksgiving Point:   Summer at Thanksgiving Point means there is no chance for the summertime blues! This year we have more summer camp classes and variety than ever before. Let your child explore space, try their hand at paleontology, program a Lego robot, explore insects, learn the science behind the food we eat, go on a dinosaur discovery, and so much more! During our summer camps there really is something for every child in your household. Preschoolers can come and join in the fun with classes on everything from dinosaurs to music while elementary-aged kids can participate in day or weeklong camps. There are even classes geared toward middle school and high school kids to surely stimulate and engage their minds during the summer.

 

Phone: (801)-768-4971     Website:  https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/education/summer-day-camps/

 

U of U Life Skills Clinic:   Offers exciting groups promoting: Social Skills, Sensory Regulation, Feeding Skills, and Motor Skills. Discounts are available for multiple classes, spots available on a first- come, first-served basis.

Summer Camp Week Dates: June 10 – August  16

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah                      Cost: Ranges from $170- $350

Phone: (801)-581-6984

 

Utah Museum of Natural History Camps:  UMNH Summer Camp offers children a chance to explore subjects ranging from rocks to space, from water to sound, from the ecosystems in their own backyards! UMNH Camps are taught by experienced UMNH Science Educators. Kids are learning while having fun!

Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/summer-camp-2017

Phone:  (801) 585-3948                                 Age:  K-9th

 

Utah Olympic Oval:  Family Fitness and recreation. Children participate in FUNdamental classes where they learn the fundamentals of sport such as throwing, balance, and more.

Website:   https://utaholympiclegacy.org/utah-olympic-park-summer-sport-programs/

E-Mail:   tina@utaholympiclegacy.com           Phone:  (801) 968-6825

 

Wasatch Community Gardens:  Our youth programs serve more than 1,600 urban youth, ages 3-18, each year. City Roots Youth Gardening classes, City Sprouts summer camps, Growing Greens field trips, and the Junior Farmers program all take place at the fair-park garden and the Grateful Tomato garden.

Website: https://wasatchgardens.org/youth/summer-camps           Phone:  (801) 359-2658

 

Wasatch Kids Camp:  Offers a summer camp experience for kids of all backgrounds.

Website:   www.wasatchkidscamps.com/

Phone:  (801) 263-2267                                 Age:  5-13

 

Wheelchair Tennis Camp: Annual National Wheelchair Tennis Camp, held each summer date TBA, visit website. Other programs and classes also available. Multiple facilities in SLC, other tennis facilities and programs state wide.

Website:   https://www.utahtennis.com/wheelchair-tennis

Phone:  (801) 944-8782 ext 112                    Ages:  Teens and adults

Location: Main office 2469 E. Fort Union Blvd Suite 104

 

Wheeler Historic Farm:  Boys and girls, ages 6-10 years old enjoy turn of the century farm life and outdoor adventure. Activities include: milking cows, farm chores, horseback riding, feeding animals, gardening, historic house tours, hiking, art, wagon rides, and more-- Half and full day.

Website:  wheelerfarm.com                            E-Mail:   kbailey@slco.org

Phone:  (385) 468-1755

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Canyons Community Education

Website:   http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/community-ed

Phone:  801-826-5000

 

Davis Community Education

Website:   https://dace.djusd.net/

Phone:  (801) 402-0720

 

Granite Peaks Community Education

Website:   https://schools.graniteschools.org/granitepeaks/

Phone:  (385) 646-5439

 

Murray Community Education

Website:  http://www.murrayschools.org/community-education-classes/

Phone: 801-264-7400

 

**Many other districts in Utah also offer Community Education classes.

Call your local school district to see what they offer.**

 

FREE ACTIVITY IDEAS

Find a Museum:  Find a local Utah Museum (some are free, we recommend calling for pricing/hours.)

Website:   http://www.utah.com/museums/

 

Letterboxing: It’s like getting a treasure map and looking for a hidden treasure. There are letterboxes all over the United States. The website has all the instructions of how to get started and on your way. There are a wide variety of adventures to suit all ages. This is a good alternative for geo cashing!

Website:   http://www.letterboxing.org/GettingStarted.php

 

Now playing Utah:  A website that offers information on upcoming activities including free events.

Website:   http://www.nowplayingutah.com/#

 

Start your own 4H Club! Kids K-12 can join an open club or create one with 5 kids (from 3 families) at your school or in your neighborhood – 4H provides training and curriculum to parent volunteers who lead the group – dues are $1 (covers insurance). Not just horses and livestock, 4H offers opportunities in everything from robotics to mock legislature to cooking to dog training! Summer Camps are open to all kids.

Website:   http://saltlakecounty4-h.org

 

Wheelchair Accessible Hikes: A list of wheelchair accessible hikes posted by a blogger. They include links to get more information about each hike.

Website:  http://wanderookie.com/blog/2015/07/27/12-beautiful-wheelchair-accessible-trails-in-utah/

 

Free meals for children through the Utah food bank: The Utah Food Bank runs a program called “Kids Café” that feeds children throughout the state at various locations.

Website: https://www.utahfoodbank.org/programs/kids-cafe/

 

USDA Free meals for kids through the Summer Food Service Program:  Free meals at various locations for kids.

Website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

 

Hill Air Force Base: 30 acres of military air craft to look at and walk through. It is located at the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base. Most of the museum is wheelchair accessible.

Website: http://www.hill.af.mil/Home/Hill-Aerospace-Museum/

 

Wheeler Farm: Free historic working farm. There are small fees for hayrides and milking cows.

Website: http://slco.org/wheeler-farm/

 

Gale Center Museum:   Offers a unique look at the history of South Jordan and Americana. With its interactive displays and hands-on approach to learning, it is a great place to visit with young children.

Website: http://www.sjc.utah.gov/gale-center-museum/

 

Summer Fun National Summer Camp Directory: Links to over 200 camp Web sites serving children with disabilities, as well as useful information and resources to help create a rewarding summer camp experience for you and your child.

Website:  http://fcsn.org/camps/

 

Utah Families "No More Bored Kids Calendar":  A listing of daily activities for children.

Website:   https://utahfamily.com/main/utah-family-calendar

 

Adaptive/  All Ability Playgrounds:

Orem, UT: http://www.alltogetherplayground.com/

St. George, UT: https://www.sgcity.org/legacy/thunderjunctionallabilities/

West Jordan, UT: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sierra-Newbold-Memorial-Park/295360153956860

South Jordan, UT (under construction):

http://www.sjc.utah.gov/all-inclusive-playground-coming-to-south-jordan-city/

Syracuse, UT: http://syracuseut.com/Departments/CityParks/SunshinePlayground.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Chloes-Sunshine-Playground-111044382969/about/?ref=page_internal

Logan, UT: http://whittiercenter.org/

http://utahsadventurefamily.com/whittier-center-adventure-playground/

Snowbird, UT (Ask the hotel for a map, it is tricky to find, down a walkway behind some trees:

http://www.snowbird.com/winter/adaptive-sports/ Salt Lake City: http://www.slcgov.com/cityparks/parks-liberty-park Eagle Mountain (under construction):

http://eaglemountaincity.com/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/17/36

 

Park District: Offers information about where to find public Parks in Salt Lake City

Website:   http://parks.slco.org/

 

Salt Lake County Library:  Online activities, classes, and summer reading programs for kids and teens

Website:   http://slcolibrary.org/

 

Enjoyutah.org: Comprehensive statewide list of free activities.

Website: http://www.enjoyutah.org/2011/12/free-utah-events-activities-and-places.html

 

Utah Valley Free Things To Do:  List of free activities in Utah Valley.

Website:   http://www.utahvalley.com/packages-coupons/free-things.aspx

 

Salt Lake City Free Attractions: A list of free activities in Salt Lake City.

Website: https://tipsforfamilytrips.com/utah/free-things-to-do-in-salt-lake-city/

 

Park City Free Attractions: A list of free activities in Park City.

Website:  http://www.saltproject.co/blog/7-free-things-do-kids-park-city

 

UFB Summer Camps:  A variety of camps are available between the first week in June through the first week in August. Students may attend as many camps as are appropriate for them.

Website: http://www.ufbvi.org/index.html       Location: Lehi Legacy Center

 

UFB Sports Programs: Variety of sports for visually impaired including goalball, beep ball, track and field, soccer, and more. Locations of programs vary; please check the website calendar for up-to-date information and times of practices and tournaments.

Website:   http://www.ufbvi.org/index.html     Email: laynie123@aol.com

 

Utah Mountain Bike Elevate Program: In partnership with the NAC and the Utah High School Cycling League, a unique opportunity to any high school student with a disability to learn how to mountain bike with the goal of competing as a member of their school’s mountain bike team. Email Tasha to register.

Website:  https://www.utahmtb.org/elevate-program/

Email: tasha@utahmtb.org                            Age: High school students

 

Utah’s National Parks:  Utah’s National Parks do not have specific programs for those with disabilities.

They still offer junior ranger programs that can be tailored to the needs of your child. Stop by the visitor center as soon as you get to the park to talk with a ranger about such accommodations. Some parks offer “kits” or ranger-led programs that allow children of all abilities to experience Utah’s great natural resources. Check park websites or visitor centers for wheelchair accessible trails and paths.

Website:   www.nps.gov/Utah            Cost:  Park entrance fee

 

Utah Lakes and Rivers:   Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has free licenses for Utah residents with physical and cognitive disabilities. Individuals must apply for the license at http://wildlife.utah.gov/home- disabled.html. The DWR website has a complete list of over 50 accessible fishing docks. They will also have many different accommodations for hunting as well.

Email: DW Rcomment@utah.gov                   Phone:  (801) 538-4700

 

Utah State Parks:  Many Utah State Parks, like the National Parks, have trails that are accessible by everyone. State parks in Utah with such trails are Dead Horse Point, East Canyon, Fremont Indian, Jordanelle, Snow Canyon, and the Historic Union Pacific Rail trails. Many others have accessible fishing docks, including Bear Lake, Deer Creek, Huntington, Millsite, Quail Creek, Red Fleet, Rockport, Sand Hollow, Starvation, Utah Lake, Willard Bay, and more.

Email:   www.stateparks.utah.gov

 

CLASSES/CAMPS (NON DISABILITY SPECIFIC)

4-H Summer Camps:  The structure of these camps is unique and helpful for both the kids attending and parents looking for summer activities.

Website:  https://utah4h.org/projects/specializedprograms/camps/

Phone:  (435) 797-4444

 

Astro Camp Utah: Missions to Mars. Rockets. Astronaut training. Field trips. Science classes, experiments, and engineering. Stay overnight, work in a team, and have the time of your life at an Astro Camp summer camp!

Website:  https://astrocamputah.org/summer-camps/calendar/   Phone:  (801) 737-8404

Mailing Address: 1950 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401     Location: 375 Goddard St. Ogden

 

Bike Collective:  They offer a free summer earn a bike program. EAB is a rigorous six-week introductory bike mechanics course offered free to anyone ages 6-18. Each class is 1.5 hours long, twice a week, totaling 18 solid hours of instructional time. Upon graduation, students earn their own bicycle to keep and ride with pride.

Website:   http://www.bicyclecollective.org    Phone:  (801) FAT-BIKE (328-2453)

Ages:  6 through adulthood                            Location: Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden

 

Camp Resource-  http://www.campresource.com/summer-camps/camp-search.cfm

When you go into this you can filter for Utah and specific choices about camp types.

 

Camp Snowbird:  There is a new adventure each day in beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon for all campers ages 4-12. Campers will explore the canyon through nature hikes, science experiments, arts and crafts and supervised swims.

Website:   www.snowbird.com/summer/summercamps

Phone:  (801) 947-8222

 

Farpoint Space Education Center:  Day and overnight camps involving simulated space missions.

Website:   www.spacecamputah.org             Location: Lehi

Phone:  (801) 768-4295                                 Ages:  7-17

 

Granite Unplugged: Play Unplugged is all about encouraging kids to put down their electronics and get out and play. This is done by creating a symbiotic relationship between kids, parents, and local businesses. This relationship creates an incentive for all to participate as one motivates the other. Kids earn a Brag Badge for every activity they complete. The badges are specifically designed to be fun, colorful, and highly collectable. Some examples of Brag Badge activities include: fishing, hunting for bugs, hiking, and more! Kick Off Party on Monday May 23rd at Woodrow Wilson Elementary.

Website:  https://www.weplayunplugged.com/

Email: info@weplayunplugged.com               Phone: 435-625-1289

 

Higher Ground  Learning: A creative learning center for all ages, providing students with educational alternatives that stimulate the intellect and imagination. From one-on-one instruction to our workshops and classes, we specialize in innovative and experiential curricula, giving each student a chance to explore his or her interests, develop life skills, and experience the passion of learning.

Website:   http://www.highergroundlearning.com/

Phone:  (801) 524-0817                                 Location: Salt Lake City

 

Hogle Zoo:  Offers educational programs including zoo classes, zoo camps, and volunteer activities.

Website:   http://hoglezoo.org/education_programs/zoo_classes

Phone:  (801) 584-1700                                 Age:  Grades K-12

 

Imagination Place:  We are a Music and Movement Center. We specialize in experiential music training for children ages birth-5 years old and Anti-Gravity Yoga for Adults. We offer classes, workshops and summer camps.

Website:   imaginationplace.com                    E-mail:  imaginationplace@me.com

Phone:  (801) 463-9067

 

Kids Camps.com- http://www.kidscamps.com/summer_camps/utah-summer-camps.html

They have different categories to search from. Click on the advanced search to be more specific.

 

The Leonardo: The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that explores the unexpected ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect. The Leo is your place to see one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits and participate in ever-changing programs, workshops and summer classes. Offers a variety of different science-themed summer camps throughout the summer.

Website:  http://www.theleonardo.org/summercamps

Phone:  (801) 531-9800                                 Ages:  5-18

 

Little Gym:  Offers summer camps for children with a variety of themes for ages 3-8.

Website:  http://www.thelittlegym.com/Parties-Camps#camps-anchor

Phone:  (801) 581-9866                                 Location: Salt Lake City, Draper, Orem, Sandy

 

Mad Science Summer Camps:  Offers weeklong hands-on science summer camps.

Website:   www.madscience.org/                   Phone:  (801) 292-8646

Age:  Grades K-5th                                         Location: Salt Lake City

 

Mathnasium: Our goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude.

Website:  www.mathnasium.com                   E-mail:  cottonwoodheights@mathnasium.com

Phone:  (877) 601-6284

 

McKee Language School:   Children learn Spanish through immersion in an atmosphere of play from native Spanish speakers trained in the McKee Language System. Summer sessions begin in June.

Website:   www.mckeeschool.com                  Phone:  (801) 374-8854

 

Momentum Indoor Climbing: Offers summer camps where kids can learn all about rock climbing while they build confidence.

Website:  https://www.momentumclimbing.com/summer-camp/

Phone:  (801) 990-6890                                 Age:  7-19

 

Murray City Parks and Rec:  Kids take center stage as they learn the FUNdamentals parts of being onstage through acting, and singing. At the end of the session, there will be a presentation by the actors for family and friends.

Website:   http://www.murray.utah.gov/272/Camps-Workshops

Phone:  (801) 264-2614

 

 Real Salt Lake Youth Camps:  Real Salt Lake Youth Camps are offered for children 3-18 years old.

These soccer camps are held throughout Utah and surrounding states and will run June-August.

Website:   http://www.realsaltlake.com/youth/rsl-youth-camps

Phone:  (801) 727-2714

 

Red Butte Garden:  Offers nature inspired day camps that combine art, science gardening and exploration, for K-6th grade.

Website:   http://www.redbuttegarden.org.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/summer-camp/

Phone:  (801) 585-0556                                 Location: Salt Lake

 

Rowland  Hall Summer Works:   Sports camps and mini classes for teens and children taught by Rowland Hall Faculty and Coaches. Everything from science and pottery to creative writing and high ropes course adventure to acting and social skills are offered. Open to students from across the region!

Website:   www.rowlandhallsummer.org

Phone:  801-924-2971                                   Age:  4-14

Location: Salt Lake City

 

Scales & Tails Utah:  We offer entertaining, educational, and interactive reptile and bird shows to cities all over Utah. We will travel to your location and perform our show for your child’s birthday, scout group, classroom, school assembly, or any kind of event that you would have us come to. This will be the second year we are offering a summer camp for kids to be held in our animal shop!

Website:   www.scalesandtailsutah.com        Phone:  (801) 577-7182

 

My Summer Camps- http://www.mysummercamps.com/camps/utah-summer-camps.html

This gives you Utah and allows you to filter by city.

 

Summer Fit:  Fit promotes a Whole Child approach to learning and helps build healthy habits during the summer for a successful school year. The Summer Fit Activity Book series reviews and previews basic skills in reading, writing, math, and language arts, along with weekly core values and a daily fitness routine to keep children busy, active, and learning.

Website:   www.summerfitlearning.com         E-mail:  kelly@summerfitlearning.com

Phone:  (480) 665-1042

 

Thanksgiving Point:   Summer at Thanksgiving Point means there is no chance for the summertime blues! This year we have more summer camp classes and variety than ever before. Let your child explore space, try their hand at paleontology, program a Lego robot, explore insects, learn the science behind the food we eat, go on a dinosaur discovery, and so much more! During our summer camps, there really is something for every child in your household. Preschoolers can come and join in the fun with classes on everything from dinosaurs to music while elementary-aged kids can participate in day or weeklong camps. There are even classes geared toward middle school and high school kids to surely stimulate and engage their minds during the summer.

 

Phone: (801)-768-4971     Website:  https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/education/summer-day-camps/

 

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