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Adaptive Recreation Salt Lake County:  SL County offers many adaptive rec programs from the Otters Swim Club provides swimming instruction for kids and teens age 3yrs + with autism or intellectual disabilities. Adaptive  Swim Club for adults and youth age 15 yrs + with physical, visual, or intellectual disabilities. Inclusion Swim Lessons,  Water Polo, Archery,  Baseball,  Bowling, Hockey, and many more! Locations vary across the SL valley visit website for details, registration, and cost of each program.

Website:  https://www.slco.org/adaptive/       Phone: (385) 468-1515

Location: Varies in SL County

 

Angel Hands:  AHF provides monthly social outings for our families of children with rare disorders.

Many of our children do not go out in public due to their conditions or physical limitations. AHF has taken families to professional hockey, basketball, and baseball games. We have had private swimming parties, pizza parties, Christmas parties, fishing parties, picnics, taken kids snow skiing, and we also have gone to movies and the circus. Many of these events are luxuries that our families cannot afford due to the financial hardships brought on by the diseases.

Website:   http://angelshands.org/                  Phone:  (801)280-1801

Location: 11152 Sunup Way, South Jordan, UT 84095

 

Anytown Camp: This 4-day camp is a positive life-changing experience! “Anytown is a nationally recognized program that empowers youth to create respectful and just communities for all of us, not just some. It gives high school students an opportunity to dive into engaging exercises and honest dialogue to develop tools of self-awareness, education, positive relationships, conflict resolution, and communication necessary to peacefully resolve prejudice and bigotry.” The camp is from June 27th, 11 am – June 30, 5pm.

Phone:  (801) 328-0703                                 Location: 230 S 500 W #125, SLC

Age:  15-18                                                     Cost: $275

Website:  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e3fdc4390d0f681187f0b6897/files/134291e3-4d7a-4b1e-bd21-9bb1e3cd1dfb/Anytown_2019.pdf

 

Art Access/VSA Utah: Provides a variety of programs year-round for youth with/without disabilities

Website:  www.accessart.org/programs        Phone:  (801) 328-0703

Location: 230 S 500 W #125, SLC               Age:  3-22

 

Bear-O-Care: Offers year-round respite care services for children and adults with significant disabilities.

Children will have a variety of activities to choose from. Every session has a Manager, Respite leaders, and volunteers from local high schools and universities. Depending on need, an RN or LPN can be onsite to administer medications, deliver g-tube feedings, or assist with other needs (please specify your needs in the registration form).

Website:  http://www.bearocare.org/              Phone:  (801) 419-4731

Ages:  6 through adulthood                            Location: 2464 W 12600 S Ste. 180 Riverton

 

Boys and Girls Club: Programs open to children of all abilities.

Website:   https://www.gslclubs.org/              Age:  Grades K-12

Murray:  244 E Myrtle Ave                            Phone: 801-284-4254

Sugar House: 968 E Sugarmont Dr             Phone: 801-484-0841

 

Brain Zone: ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Summer Camp helps students increase executive functioning skills, social skills, self-management, emotional regulation, and life success skills. Brain Zone also has other summer school and sport performance camps for all abilities. Call to reserve a spot today. Prices vary depending upon the length of camp ($290-565)

Website:   https://brainzone.us/                      Age:  5-12

Phone: 801-637-2736                                    Location: 11748 S. 3600 W. #2, South Jordan

Camp Kostopulos: Offering year round and Summer Camps for children, teens, and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities for Summer Camp and all its intrinsic therapeutic recreation programs. 4 types of Summer Camps: Residential, Day, Travel Trip, & Partner- visit the website to register for the camp that is best for you.

Website:   www.campk.org                            Phone:  (801) 582-0700

Location: 4180 E Emigration Cnyn Rd        Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

 

Camp Takoda:  Their mission is to provide a safe and effective summer treatment program to support children (ages 8-16) with invisible disabilities (ADD/ADHD, ASD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, and other Executive Functioning Disorders) in the community. Camp is from June 10- August 2, 2019. Scholarships available, please call for payment information.

Website:  http://www.camptakoda.com/         Phone:  (801) 808-8947

Location: 1970 E. Lincoln Ln, Holladay       Age:  8-16

 

Camp Valor: Presented by the Utah Hemophilia foundation, it is at this camp that children first learn to self-infuse; also, campers learn the basics of self-advocacy, allowing them to prepare now to be informed partners with their health care providers in ensuring access to the continuum and quality of care required for the treatment and management of their bleeding disorders. Camp is for children with bleeding disorders and carriers age 8-13 and the siblings and children of affected adults ages 10-11. Camp is August 5, 5:00 pm – August 8, 8:00 pm, 2019.

Website:  https://hemophiliautah.org/    Phone:  (801) 484-0325

Email: western@hemophiliautah.org   Age:  8-13

 

Children’s Center:  Offers programs for children with social communication disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. Groups are designed for children ages 4 – 10. Groups meet one time per week for

90 minutes. Groups are small in size, typically 6 children with 2 therapists with parent observation and parent-to-parent interaction.

Website:  www.tccslc.org               Ages:  4-10

SLC: 350 S 400 E                  801-582-5534

Kearns:  5242 S 4820 W        801-966-4251

 

Columbus Community Services:  Offers programs to provide transition services including social and interpersonal skills, skills to access the community, and employment skills. For families looking for community-based respite and supervised care for individuals who want to participate in structured activities that may or may not have DSPD services.  The program operates from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Website:   http://www.columbusserves.org/    Age:  16-through adulthood

Phone:  (801) 262-1552                                 Location: 3495 S West Temple SLC

 

CTR (Community, Therapy, Resources)  Supports Summer Programs: Offers programs for children 2 years to 6th grade with neurodiverse needs. See their website for more information about the different programs they provide.

Website:   http://www.ctrsupports.com          Phone:  (801) 788-4978

Location: 8819 S Redwood Rd Suite B

 

Dancers with Disabilities: Our unique fine arts half-day camps will include dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and film. With our positive approach and engaging philosophy, this experience will be different from any other. Discover and celebrate your artistic capabilities! Two 2019 summer camps both July 29-August 2, 2019. The 5-10 yrs. group meets Mon-Fri 9:15-12:15; the 11-18 yrs. group meets Mon-Fri 1:15- 4:15 pm. DSPD accepted.

Website:  https://tannerdance.utah.edu/programs/disabilities-programs-for-children-and-adults/

Email:  joni.wilson@utah.edu                          Location: Tanner Dance (U of U)

Cost: $188                                                      Age: 5-18

 

Girls on the Run:  During the two weeks (broken into 2 weeks), girls entering 3rd – 5th grades will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Camp GOTR provides a one- of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence, have fun with friends, and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Two Salt Lake City Locations

Website:  www.girlsontherunutah.org            Cost: $190.00

SLC: heidi@girlsontherunutah.org                 801-913-5584

 

Easter Seals Good Will:  Offers individualized services and education for children of all ages living with a disability. They have 4 different classes/courses for kids in grades 1-4 with varying disabilities. Register online or contact Janet for more information.

Website:  www.esgw.org/childrens-classes/             Email: janetw@esgw.org

Phone:  385-290-7685

 

Eaton Alliance: Provides around the clock living solutions to people with Autism and other developmental disabilities in all aspects of life in a variety of programs. Programs include: residential, day programs, supported living, host homes, and professional parenting.

Website:   www.eatonalliance.com                 Phone: (801) 766-8541

Location: 825 N 300 W, Ste W107

 

Harmony Music Therapy:  All ability music groups. Individual and group music therapy. Individual adapted music lessons. There are also adaptive musical instrument lessons.

Website:   http://harmonymusictherapy.com/about-harmony-mt/for-parents/

Phone:  (801) 718-7637                                 Location: 8261 Viscounti Dr Sandy

Ages: All                                                         Price: See website $30 to $125 per session

 

Hydrotherapy with Liz Egan: Liz Egan provides hydrotherapy each day of the week from 3-9pm and also on weekends. Liz has a wealth of experience helping children with disabilities move, stretch, and relax using water therapy techniques.

Location: Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center

Cost: $20 per half hour session                    Phone:  Liz Egan (801) 209-1521

 

I See You: This new organization’s purpose is to help individuals and the entire families with the invisible illnesses. They will be hosting activities throughout the year, such as art therapy. To learn more visit their website, call, or e-mail Lisa. Like their Facebook page to receive info on events: https://www.facebook.com/iseeyoufoundation/ .

Location: Wasatch Front                  Phone: (801) 410-1773

Cost: Free                                         Website: www.iseeyouutah.org

 

Jewish Community Center Summer Camps:  Enrolls children and teens with special needs into their summer camps program depending on the needs.

Website:   http://slcjcc.org/youth-a-teen/summer-camps

Phone:  (801) 581-0098                                 Age: entering 1st-10th grade

 

Just For Kids Pediatric Occupational Therapy:  Provides occupational therapy services to children with sensory processing disorder, autism, and developmental delay. In the summer, Just for Kids provides intensive individual occupational therapy, social skills camp, writing camp, and field trips.

Website:  otjustforkids.com                            Email:  Susan@otjustforkids.com

Phone: 801-231-9207

 

Lifelong Learning Center:  Provides help for all participants ages 18+ to realize their individual and unique potential.  Their day programs provide life skills, job skills and social skills so students can achieve a greater degree of independence and participate more fully in society.

Website:   www.lifelonglearningut.com           Phone:  (801) 746-7251

Age:  18 and older                                          Location: 2440 South 900 West, SLC

 

Murray Greenhouse Foundation: Offers a solution for individuals with disabilities age 22 and older.

Conceived as a safe and nurturing learning place whose cornerstone is their greenhouse, the foundation provides the teaching of individualized independent living skills and employment skills for people with disabilities. Space is limited.

Website:   http://www.murraygreenhouse.org/          Phone: (801) 266-0669

Age:  22 and older                                                      Location: 6366 S 900 E, Murray

 

Neighborhood House:  Neighborhood House provides a safe, home-like environment for non- aggressive individuals 18 years and older who need supervised care during the day. Our programs ensure our clients receive the physical, mental and social services they need. We also have summer camps for children ages 6-14. Children with disabilities are welcome!

Website:   http://nhutah.org/                                      Cost:  Varies

Children’s Campus:  1050 W 500 S                          (801) 363-4589

Riverside Adult Day Center: 423 W 1100 W           (801) 363-4593

Cottonwood Adult Day Center: 1580 E Vine St      (801) 277-3264

 

Rite Care Learning Centers: A therapist is paired with the child and parent for weekly sessions. The participation of the parent or other attending adult is essential. When the adult learns along with the child, the concepts taught can be reinforced at home and the child is much m

Website:  https://www.ritecareutah.org/

Phone: (801) 486-0579                                  Location: 650 East South Temple, SLC

 

SLCC Summer 2014 Reading Skills Program:   Offers a 5 week long summer program for struggling reader’s grades k-12. They provide individualized attention, group instruction and engaging materials.

Website:   http://www.slcc.edu/continuinged/programs/youth-summer-reading.aspx

Phone:  (800) 964-8888                                 Age:  Grades K-12

Location: Taylorsville, Sandy, West Jordan, and West Valley City

 

Special Needs Bike Camp:  Cycle Ability offers a Special needs bike camp where kids with disabilities learn to ride a bike. Spots fill up fast, use the contact form on the website.

Website:  http://www.cycleability.org/ contact                Phone: 801-834-750

Age: 8 and older

 

Special Needs Scouts and Autism Spectrum Inclusive Scouts:   Scout troop 1910 for boys ages 11+ (can help with paperwork for those who are close to 18 to prevent them from aging out of the program) who are on the spectrum or who have close ties to a boy in the troop (family member, etc.). Every Scout has at least one parent registered as a leader or as an active member of the troop committee. Additional Autism Spectrum troops will be starting soon in other areas Salt Lake.

Website:  https://scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=34163

Phone: 801-440-5070                                      Email: john.garrett@scouting.org

 

Stable Place:  Dedicated to improving the lives of people and horses. They work to create an environment where horses and people can help heal each other, regardless of physical, mental or emotional challenges. Please contact and schedule a visit, to this private residence, the address is not posted.

Website:  https://www.thestableplaceslc.com           Email:  info@thestableplaceslc.com

Location: West Valley City                                        Phone:  (801) 860-3906

 

Summer Constraint Induced Therapy Camp: Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a type of therapy where a child’s less affected/dominant arm is placed in a constraint and restrained over a period of time. While their dominate side is restrained, kids are encouraged engaged in tasks to retrain their affected upper extremity. Many studies have shown significant positive changes in the amount of functional use, improved quality of life and new motor movements of participants affected arm using this intervention. Camp is for kids ages 2-4, 4-8, and 9-13. Therapy available for speech, PT, OT, and feeding year round.

Phone: (833) 577 – 3422                    Location: 5770 S Fashion Blvd, Building #5 Suite 210

*Ask for Carmen to register                Cost: $300 for the entire camp + $45.77 per restraint cast

 

Superior Adaptive Swim School: S.A.S.S. teaches swimming lessons based around safety, survival, technique, and fun. S.A.S.S. instructors each have their own way of teaching children and focus individually on what their swimming needs are. Morning and evening private, semi-private, and group classes are available. All levels are covered. Swim therapy is also available.

Website:   www.swimsass.com                     Phone:  (801) 637-7140

Location: varies, call or e-mail for specific pool & class locations

Main Office 2012 S 1300 E, Salt Lake        Email: sapswim32@gmail.com

 

SwimKids: Where Fun & Safety Meet. With over 30 years’- worth of experience teaching children 4 months and up, SwimKids can tailor lessons specifically to your child’s needs and abilities. Our well- trained, enthusiastic and caring instructors are eager to teach your child to swim. Sandy opening Summer 2019!

Website: https://www.swimkidsutah.com      Email:   holladay@swimkidsutah.com

Phone: (801) 691-7946 (call or text)

Holladay:  4679 S 2225 E Holladay

Sandy: 11916 S Woodridge Road Sandy, UT

 

TOPSoccer:  A Program of Utah Youth Soccer Association: Designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girls, ages 4-99 that has a mental or physical disability, to provide meaningful learning, development and physical participation opportunities through soccer.

Website:   http://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/programs/topsoccer/

Phone:  (801) 307-5150                                 Age:  All ages

 

TRAILS (Technology Recreation and Independent Lifestyles):  TRAILS is an outreach program designed specifically for persons with spinal cord injuries. They facilitate recreational activities to help individuals return to the community. The services they provide are available year-round, including skiing, hand cycling, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, wheelchair tennis, and more.

Website:  http://healthcare.utah.edu/rehab/support-services/trails.php

Phone:  (801) 581-2526                                 Location:  University of Utah Health Care

 

TURN Community Services,  Inc.: Offers various activities through their summer day camps. They also offer Saturday Day Camp and activities throughout the year for all ages. Turn accepts private pay and DSPD clients.

Website:  www.turncommunityservices.org   Phone:  (801) 359-8876

Location: 423 W 800 S, Suite A200             Age: 6- 22 (specifically summer camp)

 

UAID (Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities): They hold activities throughout the summer including arts and crafts. Please contact Kathy Scott for information about their summer programs.

Website:   www.uaidutah.org                          Phone:  (302) 990-UAID

 

U Can Learn Center: Non-profit learning/tutoring center specializing in evaluating and treating the 'blockages' to learning, in particular, central auditory processing, visual processing, language delays, ADD and ADHD, and dyslexia, with locations in Murray and South Jordan. Karla Jay has a Master's in Speech pathology and has 23 years of experience in a private practice setting. Her emphasis is learning disabilities, central auditory processing disorders, and speech and language delays.

Website:   http://ucanlearn.net                        Phone:  (801) 308-1258

Location: 6375 S Highland Drive, #202, Salt Lake City

 

University of Utah

Team UNIF Summer Camp: This day camp is an activities-based program designed to help those with high functioning autism. Campers will learn social skills that will help build their self- esteem. Each camper will be paired with a “buddy” camper. Find the application online. Dates: Session 1: June 10th through July 3rd// Session 2: July 15th through August 8th// Time: Mon- Thurs, 9am—4pm.

Website:  https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/programs/team-unif-summer-camp/#contactus

Phone: (801) 583-2500                                Email: unikidstarcamp@hsc.utah.edu

 

U of U Autism  Spectrum Disorder  Clinic:   Offers Summer skills groups for kids (age 8-13), teens (13-17), and adults (18 and up). Contact the groups for specific dates and details of the groups.

Website:  https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/programs/autism-clinic/

Phone: (801) 587-8020                                  Pricing: $99-$1400 see website for details

 

U of U Reading Clinic:  Offers Reading Assessment and Intervention, Professional Development, Mobile Reading Clinics, and Consultation Services. The clinic helps students become successful readers and is a resource for parents, teachers, and struggling readers- especially those students in grades one through three. Children who qualify for services are enrolled on a “first come, first served basis” when space is available. Programs are available in the summer.

Website:   www.uurc.utah.edu                      Location: 5242 S 480 W, Suite 100, Murray

Phone:  (801) 265-3951                                Email: uurc@ed.utah.edu

 

U of U Burn Camp:  help support burn survivors with the personal challenges associated with surviving a burn injury. Complete camp applications online.

  • Pre-School Camp August 13. Age 4-5
  • Camp Nah Nah Mah August 9-13. Age 6-12
  • Adolescent River Trip: June 8-13. Age 13-17
  • Young Adult Trip June 13-16. Age 18-23
  • Adult Burn Survivor Retreat September 5-10. Age 24+

Website:  https://healthcare.utah.edu/burncenter/burn-camp/

 

Utah Independent Living Center: Dedicated to assisting persons with disabilities to achieve greater independence by providing services and activities to enhance independent living skills and promote the public’s understanding, accommodation, and acceptance of their rights, needs, and abilities. ASL Video Phone: 801-657-5220.

Website:   www.uilc.org                                  Location: 3445 S Main St, Salt Lake City

Phone:  (801) 466-5565                                 Age:  14-22

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

 

Walking with KPeasey in Utah:  Helping individuals complete endurance races from 5Ks to Marathons to various distances of triathlons. They pair each differently-abled athlete with an assistant. They also aide each athlete with obtaining equipment or coaching required to complete the race.

Website:    www.walkingwithkpinutah.com    Email:   walkingwithkpeaseyinutah@gmail.com

Location: Salt Lake City

 

Wasatch/Snowbird Adaptive Sports:   Has many different programs Spring, Summer, & Fall including nature hikes, fishing, adaptive biking, Snowbird activities (Tram rides, bungee jumping, alpine slide and Zip Rider rides), mine and water tunnel tours, GPS/orienteering classes, etc. Register online.

Website:  http://wasatchadaptivesports.org/summer-programs/

Phone:  (801) 933-2188                                 Email: info@wasatchadaptivesports.org

 

Wasatch Speech and Language: A full-service clinic for the evaluation and treatment of childhood communication disorders. The intensive summer stuttering therapy program allows children and parents to learn more about their stuttering and learn management techniques all in the spirit of fun social activities and outings. Contact the office to get on the waiting list, camp fills quickly.

Website:   www.wasatchspeechandlanguage.com

E-Mail:  wasatchspeech@gmail.com                       Phone:  (801) 308-0400

Location: 2120 East 3900 South, Suite 200, Holladay

Duration  July 29-August 3, 9 am -2 pm

 

West Valley Family Fitness Center:  Offers summer camp programs that include field trips. Kids yoga and kids Zumba, rock climbing, silly games, swimming, yummy lunch, snacks, and more. Contact Parker Chapple for specific questions with Adaptive recreation programs.

Website:   www.wvc-ut.gov/fitnesscenter

Location: 5415 W 3100 S West Valley                      Phone:  (801) 955-4000

 

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

 

Zoo for You: Hogle Zoo offers hands on animal classes for children with a variety of special needs.

There are classes for children with autism, students that are deaf/blind and children with general special needs. Cost includes an accompanying adult. Visit the website for details, times, and to purchase your admission.

Website:   https://www.hoglezoo.org/education_programs/zoo_classes/

Phone:  (801) 584-1700                                 Age:  6-22 (depending upon exhibit)

 

STATEWIDE

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 at 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

 

STATEWIDE

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 Kostopulos:  is dedicated to improving the lives of people of all abilities through education, recreation, and growth opportunities. Since 1967, we have offered educational and recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Website:  www.campk.org/   Location:  Immigration Canyon   Phone:  801-582-0700

 

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.

 

LDS Granger Institute:  This Institute is for people with special needs. Currently they are just running their program in Salt Lake--Granger Institute building but are hoping to expand to Bountiful in the fall.

Website:  SaltLakeValleyInstitute.weebly.com

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 anima

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