14 Ways to keep your kids busy this summer
“Liam, time to turn off the videos games and go play outside.” This saying is a saying all parents can relate to. The constant battle of trying to find things for your children or grandchildren to do instead of playing video games is something all parents and grandparents deal with during the summer.
With the constant evolution of technology, it seems like there is always a new gaming system or a brand new video game that your kids would rather play than go outside. The days of playing outside with friends may seem like they are gone, but we are here to help restore what was once every kids favorite time of year.
Competing with playing Minecraft, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and Fortnite is a difficult task, but we are confident we have a solution. We have compiled 14 different activities and programs this summer that your kids will enjoy as much or even more than playing their Xbox, Play Station, and Switch.
1. ART HAVEN'S SUMMER CAMPS
Art Haven is a Total Art Experience with multi medium experiences every session, with two and three-dimensional art. Students will discover principles and elements of design, art history, and culture. Students use their imagination to turn their ideas into reality and create works of art that will impress. Combining fine art with sculpture and mixed media will provide each child with the knowledge and skills they need to unleash their creativity and the ability to produce beautiful works of art. Make sure you dress for the mess and have them come join in on the creativity and fun.
This summer we will be hosting four sessions: Jurassic Art, A Few of My Favorite Things, Campoply, and I “Heart” Utah. These sessions will be June 27-30, July 11-14, July 25-28, and August 1-4.
2. BASKETBALL CLINIC: BALL HANDLING AND SHOOTING
ENTERING 3RD-6TH GRADE
Do your 3rd-6th graders want to touch up on their skills? Our Basketball Clinic is a great camp to help young ball players develop their ball handling and shooting skills. This two week clinic takes kids through four different sessions focusing on different games and activities that will help them develop and improve ball handling and shooting skills.
Registration is open until June 14th; sessions are scheduled for June 21, 23, 28, 30.
3. BOULDERING CLASSES
Our Bouldering classes are great place for young climbers ages 6 and older to learn the basics of climbing. Our certified climbing instructor will help climbers learn foundational climbing technique, etiquette, and safety as well as climbing-focused warm ups and workouts. These classes are designed for all ages and experiences.
Come join us at the wall!
Sessions are scheduled: Tuesday and Thursdays June 7-June 30
4. DANCE SUMMER CAMPS
Our Summer Dance Camps are a great way to get your young dancers feet wet in the world of dance. We have a variety of camps for all ages 3 and older. Starting in July we will be having Princess Dance Camp, Pre-Ballet Camp, Creative Movement Camp, Pre-Ballet/Creative Camp, Hip Hop Camp, Ballet Camp, and Jazz Camp.
Hit the button below to learn more about these camps and the different styles of dances that we will be offering.
5. EVIL SCIENTIST SUMMER CAMPS
Our Evil Scientist Classes give kids the opportunity to perform hands-on experiments. This summer we will be holding two camps the first being Electro-Magnetic Mayhem. This camp gives students the opportunity to learn about magnetic forces, static electricity, and electrical circuits. Students will participate in activities such as Magnetic Silly Putty, Static Electricity Hairdos, Remote Control Stunt Robots, Giant Sparks with a Van de Graaff Machine, Super Powerful neodymium Magnets, and Flying Saucer Electric Circuits.
Our second summer camp is Chemical Chaos Camp which explores topics such as density, the properties of unusual substances, and how different substances can combine to create amazing chemical reactions. Students will participate in activities such as Red Green & Blue Fire Tornados, Bouncing Dry Ice Fog Bubbles, Colo-Changing Chemical Reactions, Monster Bubbles, and Chemical Cork Cannons.
6. Gymnastics & Tumbling Sessions
Our gymnastics and tumbling sessions are some of the best in the state. These sessions teach children balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance skills through the different training sessions. Your children will learn the basic moves, skills, and techniques for all the gymnastic events: floor (tumbling), vault, bars, and beam.
7. kIDS zUMBA
Have you ever participate in a fitness class? Maybe Barre, High Fitness, or even Zumba. If so you know how beneficial and fun these fitness classes can be. Our Kids Zumba class that takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays gives your kids a taste of the fun atmosphere of Zumba.
8. Little Hoopsters
ENTERING KINDERGARTEN-2ND GRADE
Little Hoopsters is a fun interactive basketball camp that focuses on the fundamentals of basketball through drills and warmups.
This fun environment creates the perfect atmosphere to teach fundamental skills to players such as dribbling, shooting, and ball handling.
The goal of Little Hoopsters is to create a fun environment for players to start developing a passion for the game. Little Hoopsters is one of our most popular summer activities and a great place to make new friends.
9. Magic summer camp
A Life Skills Course – cleverly camouflaged as Magic classes. Hidden in these fun and interactive classes are simple and powerful life-changing lessons. Through the act of performing magic and working with others, your child will develop priceless communication and people skills – without even realizing it.
Performing magic does so much more than just promote self-confidence. Throughout the program, your child will explore his or her creativity, practice speaking skills, and develop sequential thinking. At the end of the program, your child will come home with cool tricks, new friends, and unforgettable experiences.
Magic Summer Camp is scheduled June 6-10 from 9:00am-12:00pm.
10. Pre-school Sports Camps
Pre-School Sports Camps are four week clinics for kids. Each session focuses on a new sport and helps introduce your little ones to experiences and activities. This summer we will be having three different sessions.
Pre-School Sports Basketball is scheduled for June 1, 8, 15, 22 from 10:00-10:50am.
Pre-School Sports Soccer is scheduled for July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00-10:50am.
Pre-School Sports T Ball is scheduled for August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:00-10:50am.
11. Snapology Summer Camps
Snapology programs have something for everyone. From fun themed programs using LEGO bricks and K’Nex to STEM/STEAM programs, Robotics, Movie-Making, Drones and Video Game Design, your children will be engaged from the minute they walk in the door. Shh, don’t tell them it’s educational. There are four different Snapology Summer Camps scheduled this summer.
Creature Creator Robotics is scheduled June 13-17th from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Megamachines Robotics is scheduled June 13-17th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Ninjas is scheduled for June 20-24th from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Mining & Building (Minecraft) is scheduled for June 20-24th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
12. Taekwondo Summer Camps
Our Taekwondo Summer Camps are about more than just fighting skills. Taekwondo is a discipline that helps to improve one’s spirit and overall life through training both the body and mind. In this class you will participate in a variety of activities that will teach you basic kicks, blocks, and hand techniques in addition to learning basic forms and mediation.
Camps are scheduled for June 13-16, June 20-23, July 18-21, and July 25-18.
13. Tiny Tots Sports Camps
ENTERING KINDERGARTEN-2ND GRADE
Similar to our Little Hoopsters Camp and Pre-School Sports Camps, Tiny Tots Sports Camps are designed to introduce kids to the basic skills of various sports. Through a variety of activities and games, kids will work together on developing sports related skills all while making new friends.
Tiny Tots is scheduled for June 13, 15, 20, 22 and July 19, 21, 26, 28 from 3:00-3:50pm.
14. Youth Fitness Training
Our Youth Fitness Training is the perfect beginner fitness class for your older children. Kids will meet with one of our certified trainers twice per week who will teach them the basics of functional fitness and weight training and help them establish proper technique while lifting weights.
Youth Fitness Training is scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-4:50pm and scheduled on Saturdays from 10:00-10:50am. These class have a limit of 12 kids so make sure to sign them up before they are all full!