About Us

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!


Our mission is to ensure that our summer camp gives children the opportunity to learn and be happy in the outdoors


Camp Counselors

  • Camp Director / CEO

    Ms. Ilse

    Ms. Ilse is the Program Director. Her accent is often questioned, because she is a German speaking, South African,...

  • Administrative Director


    Tailor is a mom of 3, has over 10 years of childcare experience, and has a degree in Early Childhood Education.

  • Camp Director


    Isabel is one of the camp directors with a unique background in psychology and criminology, combined with a deep love for the...

  • Camp Director


    Michael is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, with a passion for introducing people of all ages to the beauty of wild places.
  • Lead Counselor


    My name is Ian or "Fluffy." I grew up skiing and doing everything outside in Colorado! I love skiing, disc golf, and soccer!...

  • Lead Counselor


    Hi there, my name is Karl. I'm a retired elementary teacher and Boy Scout professional.

  • Lead Counselor


    I grew up in a small town in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

  • Lead Counselor


    My name is Nate, I was born and raised here in Utah. I am a professional ski instructor at Alta in the winter.

  • Group Counselor


    I'm Chloé and am originally from a small town near Yosemite, California.

  • Group Counselor


    My name is Dimitri and I grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire.

  • Group Counselor

    Kim *

    Hello! My name is Kim; I’m a mom of two little ladies, ages 11 and 3.

  • Group Counselor


    My name is Tori and this will be my first year at the Alta Summer Camp.