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Alta Children's Center
Summer Camp

The Alta Summer Camp embraces the process of having a positive impact on children's relationships with nature. This summer, we invite adventurers aged 6 to 12 years old to spend a week with us doing hands-on environmentally conscious, science and nature-based activities, as well as partaking in experiential learning on the ecology of the cottonwood canyons! Through this one-week experience, we hope to foster a harmonious relationship between children and the beautiful place we call home! The Alta Summer Camp is primarily an outdoor hiking and free play camp with ratios of 8 to 10 campers (dependent on age) per counselor. Hiking group are no bigger than 20 campers as we explore the national forests around Alta.

Alta Summer Camp 2024 Registration is now Open!

Have a 5-year-old that can't attend Alta Summer Camp?  Or a Camp date you need is full?  Check out the Superior Childcare Summer Camp at Snowbird, open for registration now!

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“At the Alta Summer Camp we will care when you’re not there”; a peek into our camp and what to expect.

OUR MISSION

Rooted in our commitment to GET BACK TO NATURE, by instilling values of respect, inclusivity, and mindfulness, we empower our campers to become confident explorers, and lifelong advocates for the environment.

ABOUT ALTA CHILDREN'S CENTER

Using nature right outside the backdoor as a springboard for environmental education, we will connect children to what they love about nature. We stroke their curiosity and use that to teach them about the mountains we love and live in!

At camp the children will be hiking, inventing using recycled materials, building solar ovens, learning about the flowers and bugs at Alta,  journaling, learning about our watershed, creating art, writing the President about our National Forests, and so much more. Our curriculum will focus on nature education and on what is so great about the Wasatch!

CORE VALUES

Curiosity and Exploration: Encourage a sense of wonder and curiosity, inspiring campers to explore their surroundings, learn about different ecosystems, and ask questions about the world around them.

Responsible Stewardship: Teach campers the importance of responsible environmental stewardship, emphasizing practices such as recycling, conserving resources, and leaving no trace when exploring nature.

Joyful Play: Encourage campers to engage in unstructured, imaginative play, allowing them to connect with nature in a fun and creative way.

State Licensed

The Alta Children’s Center is a state licensed childcare facility approved to care for 80 children from ages 6 to 12 years. We also have a level 2 food service permit from the Salt Lake County Health Department and an approved up to date Fire Inspection.

Delicious Meals

Here at the Alta Children's Center, we know the importance of feeding our children healthy and nutritious food, which is why we strive to purchase organic and GMO free products whenever possible.  We also emphasize whole grains and a large variety of fruits and vegetables. We avoid highly processed foods and make our snacks from scratch using real ingredients.

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Pricing Packages

Deposit required for Registration- We charge a one-time, non-refundable, deposit for each week per child.

One-Week (5 Day) Summer Camp

$ 400per child
  • $400 - Includes Van Transportation and NO Breakfast
    $370 - Sibling Discount

     

    Includes activities, and everything else needed for a fun, nature-focused summer adventure in a slightly shorter day. (No breakfast)

    * Transportation departs at 9:00AM and Pick up is at 4pm from the Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride.

One-Week (5 Day) Summer Camp (Extended Day)

$ 465per child
  • $465 - Includes Van Transportation and meals
    $445 - Sibling Discount

     

    Includes activities, nutritious breakfast, and everything else needed for a fun, nature-focused summer adventure.

    * Transportation departs at 8:00AM and Pick up is at 5pm from the Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride.

Short-Week (3 Day) Summer Camp

$ 240per child
  • $240 - Includes Van Transportation and NO Breakfast
    $220 - Sibling Discount

    (Only Offered on Select Holiday Weeks)

    Includes activities, and everything else needed for a fun, nature-focused summer adventure in a slightly shorter day. (No breakfast)

    * Transportation departs at 9:00AM and Pick up is at 4pm from the Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride.

Short-Week (3 Day) Summer Camp (Extended Day)

$ 285per child
  • $285 - Includes Van Transportation and meals
    $265 - Sibling Discount

    (Only Offered on Select Holiday Weeks)

    Includes activities, nutritious breakfast, and everything else needed for a fun, nature-focused summer adventure.

    * Transportation departs at 8:00AM and Pick up is at 5pm from the Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride.

Cancellation Policy: As summer plans evolve from when you first registered, we understand that families may need to 1. cancel a week, please do so by replying to the confirmation email, the $75 deposit paid at time of registration is non-refundable. Or 2. Should you wish to change or add more weeks, a new registration will need to be made on the website. The final invoices which are created in our communication app called Brightwheel, are due 5 days before for weekly camp and upon receipt for daily camp but can be paid at any time. A child's paid for spot is final and non-refundable by Friday 5pm before the camp starts.

Can my 5-year-old join?  Children must be 6 years old by their first week of camp to attend the Alta Summer Camp. However, our sister camp, Superior Summer Camp at Snowbird is geared toward younger children and 5-year-olds are welcome to join. The Superior Summer Camp has less rigorous hiking and allows for more indoor creativity.

[ View more Common Questions in our FAQ area ]

The Alta Summer Camp is currently working to become accredited by the American Camp Association and anticipates completing the process in 2024. The purpose of ACA accreditation is education, and being accredited means a camp owner/director has chosen to complete a peer review process and has met the established criteria.

Our Supporters

OAKI Childrens Adventure Gear Has provided generous discounts for clothing at our Summer Camp!

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Our Mission

Rooted in our commitment to GET BACK TO NATURE, by instilling values of respect, inclusivity, and mindfulness, we empower our campers to become confident explorers, and lifelong advocates for the environment.