The Alta Summer Camp embraces the process of having a positive impact on children's relationships with nature. This summer, we invite adventurers age 5 (finishing Kindergarten this year) thru 12 years old to spend a week with us doing hands-on 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!
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!
Our mission is to ensure that our summer camp gives children the opportunity to learn and be happy in the outdoors.
The Alta Children’s Center is a state licensed childcare facility approved to care for 80 children from ages 5 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.
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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Review from Facebook: "Alta Children's Center is fabulous! Highly recommended. A safe, loving and fun environment, healthy homemade meals and snacks, and absolutely amazing educators! Thanks Ilse and Molly, we're so grateful for you taking such good care of our little guy!"
$384 - Includes Van Transportation and meals $345 - Sibling Discount
Includes activities, nutritous 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.
$ 367per child
One-Week (5 Day) Summer Camp (Short Day)
$367 - Includes Van Transportation and NO Breakfast $330 - 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.
OUR MISSION IS TO ENSURE THAT OUR SUMMER CAMP GIVES CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND BE HAPPY IN THE OUTDOORS
I had the opportunity to experience camp first hand last week as a substitute counselor for a couple of days. I saw 62 happy campers enjoying themselves and each other. The strength of this camp is that it allows kids to be kids. They were developing friendships and socializing! ... The food selections were impressive, fruits and vegetables even! As a retired teacher and former summer camp director for the Boy Scouts of America, I would recommend this camp for your child.
First of all, let me just say that I never leave reviews. Ever. However, the experience I had last week at Alta Children's Center was so extremely exceptional that I have no choice but to leave a 5-star+ review! Ilse and her team are competent, compassionate, and completely accommodating...and after just 4 days they feel like family!
via Website - Shauna
Drop your kids off and ski! Food is healthy and homemade. Tons of fun toys and friendly faces!
Alta Children's Center is fabulous! Highly recommended. A safe, loving and fun environment, healthy homemade meals and snacks, and absolutely amazing educators! Thanks Ilse and Molly, we're so grateful for you taking such good care of our little guy!
Via Facebook - SD
Highly recommend Alta Children Center. Teachers are friendly and professional. All the food served is healthy, and homemade afternoon snacks. The center is newly renovated. Your children will have a blast and be well taken care of while your are skiing!