Three Utah Summer Camps Worth Checking Out
Summer Camps are all part of the growing up experience. Memories and friends made can last a lifetime. Of course, lazy days are essential to reset after a long school year, but after a couple weeks of summer lounging, you will be glad you had signed your child up for some fun summer activities!
Wizarding Academy Summer Camp
The Wizarding Academy Summer Camp was awarded the best summer camp in Utah! Are your kids a Harry Potter Fan? This camp will be a dream come true– better than Christmas. Much like Harry Potter, children receive a school uniform, get sorted, and begin a magical education. They get to make their own magic wand, duel with their fellow wizards, study magical subjects, play wizard sports, care for live creatures, and compete for the Wizarding Cup. Your child can also expect to dabble in potion making, ancient runes, sports, transfiguration, and occlumency.
The Wizarding Academy is a multi-week immersive summer camp in Salt Lake City and Davis County that allows children to spend their summer attending a magical school and learning the mystical arts. If your child is beaming at the thought of magic school, you can sign them up HERE. Hurry, the Wizarding Academy Summer Camp is already 85% full!
Wonderbloom, will make the outdoor and nature enthusiasts' hearts sing. A holistic approach to early childhood education Wonderbloom is a Nature Playschool. They are a non-profit, state-licensed, nature-based early childhood education program. Wonderbloom was the first nature-based preschool to be established in Salt Lake City. We were inspired by the philosophy of European "Forest Schools," where children spend most of the school time outdoors -- learning through interaction with nature.
We told you. Pretty awesome, right? Nature-based learning is increasing in popularity throughout the United States because this type of education has many benefits for children - some of which include: increased creativity, greater impulse control, stronger immune systems, reduced obesity, better psychological well-being, advanced cognitive skills, increased positive social skills, and more positive attitudes toward nature and the environment.
Wonderbloom is an urban, nature program in the middle of downtown Salt Lake to teach all children that nature is everywhere! They welcome children and families of all backgrounds and abilities. Learn more and register your child for a camp HERE.
Making Tracks is a survival and outdoor program where students can learn how to stay grounded in what makes us human, which is an essential part of personal, communal and societal progress.
Making Tracks provides unique, skills-focused educational experiences in nature. They teach you the skills and knowledge that were vital to the lives of our ancestors, so you can survive and thrive, no matter what life throws your way. Their local, immersive courses pull you out of the commotion of the modern world and reconnect you with the humbling, reinvigorating natural world. Under the guidance of their masterful instructors, you’ll develop a whole new skill set that will serve you in any landscape and cultivate a confidence that permeates every part of your life.
They have a Mountain Survival Camp and a South Valley Leadership Academy fast approaching that you definitely will want to sign up for HERE. Making Tracks is also known for their ongoing courses and family gatherings. All courses are great opportunities to connect with other like-minded individuals.
We know, as much as we may want to, it's impossible to take all the classes. Give it a whirl, and start with one camp this summer and try another camp next summer. The Utah Collective Network is all about connecting the community and spreading the word about organizations doing incredible things. Be sure to find us on Instagram and Facebook to share your summer camp photos with us! We love to feature families having fun in the great state of Utah.