Summer Activity Guide 2021Summertime can present challenges to working families of school age children who must make differentarrangements for childcare needs and children’s activities. Seventy-six percent of all Utah school age children 5-12 yearsold have parents in the work force, creating the potential for many children to be left unattended. Many children are notprepared to be left home alone. Children in self-care are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, be truant from school,experience stress, have poor grades and abuse substances. They are susceptible to feelings of loneliness, fear, andboredom. Summer activities are a wonderful way to offer fun, constructive activities to occupy your children’s time.Summer activities can give your children learning opportunities that not only help to ease their boredom, but can alsohelp them become well-rounded, socially capable adults.We at Care About Childcare – USU have gathered this list of possible summer activities that may be of interest toyou and your children. We do not recommend one over another and we accept no responsibility or liability for them. Wefeel it best for families to choose and monitor the site that best fits the needs of their child.This is not a comprehensive list, although we have done our best to include as many programs in the area aspossible. Programs in this guide are subject to change, especially as COVID-19 continues to alter plans. Please doublecheck that the following listings are active by contacting businesses or researching before you make plans. Pleasecontact the program for further information on cost, hours of operation and enrollment. We hope that you will take thetime to talk to your children and help them choose the activities that are best suited to their interests and your needs.Please let us know if we can be of any further service to you. If you have any questions or have suggestions of anyprograms you feel should be added to this guide, please contact us at [email protected] program of the Child Care and Department Fund – Department of Workforce Services – Office of Child Care & Utah StateUniviersty – College of Education & Human Services – Human Development and Family Studies

3rd Friday amcity.orgrdEach 3 Friday of the month in Brigham City, you’ll find something to do in historic downtown. Sometimesorganized, always organic, with live music, seasonal food trucks, and shops open late for your convenience.American West Heritage ummer camps with mining for gold, pony and train rides, and other historical activities/games!Apple Creek Amish .comAn old-fashioned rustic market with handmade goods and groceries, plus you can pan for gemstones,fossils, and arrowheads in their indoor waterfall/slues.ArtCoreArtcoreeducation.orgA local nonprofit with many free youth art workshops and programs.Bad Apple Eddy pleeddy.comStand-up-paddleboards, canoes, solo canoes, pedal kayaks, inflatable kayaks, rafts, river float tubes, raftcouches, and life vests all available at a daily rental rate.Bear Lake Boat Tours435-946-2910epicrecreation.netEver wanted to learn wake surfing, wake boarding, slalom skiing or even barrel rolls while tubing? Inaddition to boat tours, Epic Recreation offers off-road motor vehicle, water craft, kayaks, paddleboards,water trampoline, and bike rentals.Bear Lake Dance Bear Lake Dance Place is great fun for all! Everyone welcome. Contact them for information on theirFamily or Young Adult/Teen Summer dances.Bear Lake Raspberry daysAugust 5-8, come to Garden City to join in the festivities with a craft fair, entertainment, and fun activities.Bear Lake State eCovering 112 square miles with Caribbean blue waters, Bear Lake is ideal for waterskiing, swimming,boating, scuba diving, and fishing for cutthroat, mackinaw, and whitefish.Bear River Bowling family friendly atmosphere with 12 hardwood bowling lanes.Bear River Head Start435-755-0081brheadstart.orgBear River Head Start serves families with children ages 0-5, including children with moderate to severedisabilities, and pregnant women.Bear River Migratory Bird bear river migratory bird refugeA 74,000-acre oasis for birds, with auto tours and an education center.

Beaver Creek mmer activities include horseback riding and UTV rentals. Packages are also available.Birch Creek Golf Course435-563-6825birchcreekgolf.comA challenging, well maintained golf course with fantastic views of both the surrounding mountains and thevalley.Blue Zone 50Guided Jeep tours through Logan Canyon.www.bluezoneadventures.comBox Elder High School Natatorium435-734-4852swimboxelder.comGym/weight room, open swim, lap swim, water aerobics, swim lessons, and more.Box Elder Museum of Natural .orgTHE place to see real fossils, mineral, and mining history. Museum admission is free!Boy Scouts of Pinewood Derbies, merit badge classes, camporees and community service, Scouts have unlimitedopportunities to learn, impact and explore their communities. New activities are added often.Boys and Girls Club of Northern Brigham and Bear River sites open. Check website for offerings and applications.Bridger Bike park provides thrills and challenges to anyone, of any age, who want to throw a leg over a mountain orBMX bike. Located at 1179 N 400 W.Bridgerland Adventure [email protected] Garden City you can find Bridgerland Adventure Park! Amenities include a zip line, climbing wall, zorbballs, giant swing, aerial challenge course, axe throwing, tubing, bungee trampoline, miniature golf,summer concerts, and free disc golf and playground.Bridgerland RC ClubBridgerlandrc.com208-251-4679A club which promotes camaraderie and friendship for radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts. They can teachyou how to fly model airplanes for free!Brigham City Carnegie .usVirtual Story Time, P/K Book Group for parents and kids, Writing Group, computer classes, and more.Brigham City Family Fun ighamfamilyfuncenter.comBowling, cosmic bowling, billiards, arcade, and mini golf!

Brigham City Fine Arts tscenter.orgThe Brigham City Fine Arts Center features a teen improv group, online ink drawing class, puppet tours andpuppet making workshops, paint parties, teen art related and volunteer service activities, family crafts,open mic night, theatre classes, and so much more! Exploration Camps are scheduled for June, July, andAugust. Other camps offered are Theatre, Puppetry, and Singing, and a summer long Teen TheatreAcademy.Brigham City Heritage Community Theatre435-723-8392heritagetheatreutah.comSummer season productions include: Something Rotten, Disney’s Frozen Jr., and The Sound of Music. Visitwebsite to purchase tickets or to find information about auditioning.Brigham City Historic Depot Museum435-723-2989 olving historic exhibits.Brigham City Parks and Recreation435-734-6600bcutah.orgA large offering of fun recreational youth activities! Offerings include girls softball (from grades 1st-8th), USAGirls Softball Tournament, baseball leagues, flag football (boys and girls Kindergarten through 6th grade),Summer youth pickleball lessons, pickleball club, T-ball, tennis, and fun community events like an ArtsFestival and 4th of July Celebration.Brigham City Swimming the summer heat with a 150-foot water slide, two tot slides, 2 one-meter diving boards, and 50 meterlanes. Swim lessons, water aerobics, lap swimming, and plyometric trainings are available.Cache Children’s“Music in the Park” is for ages 8-14 and goes from June 21 to June 25. This camp includes ukulele, choralsinging, harmony, circle games, and more! Children ages 5-8 can learn about music and listening withcreative movement, simple instruments, singing games and more at the “Listen to the Earth” programwhich goes from June 18- July 1.Cache County Rock and gem shows, dog shows, Vintage Market Days, demolition derby, trash car racing, SummerfestArts Faire, Cache County Fair, rodeos, and so many other workshops and events!Cache County variety of reading materials, audio books, DVDs, programs, and services.Cache Humane Society435-792-3920cachehumane.orgOff-Leash Youth Camp, Youth Education Programs, and shelter tours.Cache Rock and Gem y.comRock hounding fun for the whole family, field trips, classes, and workshops!

Cache Theatre chetheatre.comRoald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical showing April 30-May 8. Check website for upcoming productions andauditions.Cache Valley 9cvautah.comPreschool gymnastics, girls recreational gymnastics, boys recreational gymnastics, tumbling and more.Cache Valley Civic Ballet [email protected] training for all ages and skill levels. Intermediate, Advanced, and Mini Summer Intensives (MiniIntensives for ages 8-10).Cache Valley School of The Cache Valley School of Ballet offers qualified training in classical ballet to members of thecommunity of all ages and skill levels ages 3 . The school combines a dedication to ballet and a loveof children to provide excellent training and a positive experience.Cache Valley Center for the Arts435-752-0026cachearts.orgFolktale and Ancient Myths Summer Art Camp for ages 5-11 where campers explore art, ceramics, cooking,drama, dance, and music! Ceramics Camps for ages 5-12, Photography Kids Camp for ages 5-9, and LoganYouth Shakespeare for ages 9-19.Cache Valley Fun Park435-792-4000cachevalleyfunpark.comArcades, bowling, roller skating, soft play jungle gym, laser runner, tactical laser tag, axe throwing, andmore!Cache Valley Gardener’s smarket.orgSaturday Mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., May 8th – October 16th.Cache Valley Martial Arts and 8cachevalleymartialarts.comSome offerings include Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Cache Valley Wrestling Club, and Youth No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu.Caine College of the performance halls. Visit their website for community programs, summer programs, and events likemusical orchestras, jams, and festivals.Campus Recreation /campusrec/aquatic-programsParent-child lessons for ages 6 months-3 years, private and semi-private swim lessons for ages 3 and up,preschool group lessons for ages 3-5, and group lessons for ages 6 and up.Centennial Rock Garden en%20flyer online.pdfInterested in geology? Print out this guide to take a tour on large rock specimens ranging in age from 3billion years to 2,500 years old.

Checketts ls include bounce houses, wet/dry slides, soccer bubble balls, interactive and competitive inflatables,games, obstacle courses, amusement rides, and more!Cherry Peak [email protected] website for calendar and events.skicpr.comColor Me Mine435-890-8505logan.colormemine.comPick out your pottery, paint it, and the staff will glaze and fire it! They also have to-go kits available.Common Ground Outdoor tures.orgIn addition to programs for all ages and abilities, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will have JuniorAdventures this summer for kids aged 6-14 with disabilities. Join them one a week for canoeing, cycling,hiking, crafts, archery, and more!Crystal Hot 038crystalhotsprings.netCrystal Hot Springs is the world’s largest natural hot spring and offers a variety of both cold and hot poolsfor swimming and soaking. Complex includes three hot tubs, a large soaker pool, a cooler freshwaterswimming pool, two water slides and a lap pool.Cutler r-utahOutside of Smithfield, Cutler Reservoir is a shallow area perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Fish for blackcrappie, bluegill, black bullhead catfish, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and walleye.Dance Illusion [email protected] dance classes and camps.435-755-6783danceillusionutah.comDaughters of Utah Pioneer Cache eum.orgArtifacts, photos, and histories of those who settled Cache Valley. Free admission. Currently underconstruction so check website for opening date.Deloy’s Ceramics and wide variety of ceramics to paint, glaze, and fire. Painting classes are also offered.Dolores Dore Eccles Center for Early Care and er Day Camps for school aged children, with daily off-site activities ranging from art and scienceexperiences to recreation and swimming.Double J Rescue and 944040749Private and group horseback riding lessons where children will learn proper care of a horse, ground work,riding at a walk, trot, and lope, trail riding, and more.

Duck N [email protected] Nerf and archery tag arena.duckndodge.bizEagle Mountain Golf Course435-723-3212eaglemountaingc.comEagle Mountain’s Jr Golf Program has been recognized three times by the PGA as the best in the state ofUtah. Junior League and High School Clinic available.Eccles Ice Center435-787-2288ecclesice.comSome offerings include hockey, curling, broomball, figure skating, and public ice skating.Elevation Rock Gym435-799-3902elevationrockgym.comClasses for all ages and abilities! Summer camps for ages 6-8 and 9-12.Enchanted Hollow Alpacas801-814-3067ehalpacas.comAn alpaca ranch with tours, experiences, and occasional events.Four Seasons Theatre rseasonstheatre.orgHigh-quality, family-focused, affordable theatre experiences that involve, improve, and inspire thecommunity. Contact for information on auditioning and upcoming productions.Freckle Farm435-563-2648frecklefarminc.comLittle Farmers Camps.Fun and Fitness [email protected] or cell 435-512-1611This summer program, held from June 7th-23rd, is for children who have completed kindergarten throughsixth grade. Sports and game activities are held at River Heights Elementary and include parachute fun,floor scooters, jump rope, frisbees, floor hockey, kicking games, team building and fitness games, climbingwall, and giant slide.Garland Public [email protected] EXT: 1005garlandlibrary.orgOnline book club, poetry group, and telescope and binocular lending.Geology of Cache ield%20trip%20map%20online.pdfPrint out this guide for a field trip where you can discover how things have changed from the Paleozoictime to the present time in Cache Valley.Girl Scouts of Cache g, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies,exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.Golden Spike National Historic Spike is home to two replica steam locomotives that operate from May until late September. Thepark also features the last spike site, two driving tours, a hiking trail, and Jr Ranger program.

Good Times School of l middle/high school age aspiring musicians are invited to come join a band with other passionate artistsand learn how to equip, practice, write, and perform in a rock or jazz band. Some programs includeSummer Music Camps for ages 8-18, Rock 101, Beginning Rock, Intermediate Rock, and Dream Team. Theyalso offer private lessons for guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals, and drums!Heber Hatchets Axe tchets.comActive and unique, their team can help teach youth how to safely throw axes and will be present the wholetime to help supervise.Highpoint [email protected] EXT. Specialties include tumbling, trampoline, floor gymnastics, bar gymnastics, beam gymnastics, dancetumbling, parkour, cheer and stunting, and students with disabilities. Participants of any age encouraged.Hiking ochures/hiking.pdfThis Trail Guide illustrates some of the stunning hikes to do in the surrounding areas. Make sure to find atrail with a suitable difficulty level for your family.Hyrum ary.comIG/YouTube/Facebook:@hyrumlibraryJoin the Hyrum Library for weekly crafts, activities, and giveaways for children and teens.Hyrum Lake State State Park offers many recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, swimming, and camping.Surrounded by tall, shady trees, this provides an excellent place for an afternoon picnic, or spend the wholeweekend strolling on the lake catching yellow perch, rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass.Hyrum orgThe exhibits demonstrate a dynamic view of Southern Cache Valley from prehistoric Lake Bonneville and itsearliest inhabitants to the mid-twentieth century.Imagine gan.comOne-of-a-kind music classes for children from 0-5 years, a Music Therapy Group Class for children withspecial needs, a range of art classes for ages 2-18, and private art lessons for all ages. Check their websiteto learn about their art camps and fun events like mother-daughter watercolor nights.Inspired Creativity Collective Arts comAll types of art and photography classes and workshops for a variety of ages. Some offerings include kid’spaint night, cake decorating, and beginning crochet.Ivy’s Music studio.comMusic lessons for all ages and levels, specializing in private piano, cello, and voice lessons.

K & B lesson plans and horse-riding lessons. Lessons include 1-hour lessons for beginners toadvanced students, short stirrup lessons for pre-beginners, and ground work lessons for unmountedlearning.KSM Music435-753-6813ksmmusic.comKSM offers lessons for a wide range of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, piano, ukulele, and more!Lewiston Public Library435-258-5515Lewiston-ut.orgStream online art and craft classes at home and at this library for free.Little Wonders Learning [email protected] 435-752-2266littlewonderslearningcenter.netCheck out their website for information about fun summer programs!Locked In Escape n.comFamily Night Special and Virtual Reality Games.Logan Aquatic and recreation/aquatic centerThree separate pools, including leisure/kiddy pool depths, slides, tumble buckets, and mushroomraindrops. The Aquatic center provides a variety of programs including swimming lessons, water aerobics,adaptive aquatics, hydro fit classes, lap swimming, and more.Logan City Skate and recreation/skate parkOpen dawn to dusk, 17,000 square feet and eight foot bowls. Designed for the beginner, intermediate, andadvanced skater.Logan Community Recreation ents/parks and recreation/recreation centerWeight room, racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, pickleball courts, batting cage, andaerobics classes.Logan Family familycenter.orgA local resource library that offers free programs like a family preschool, reading and summer programs, alending library with toys, puzzles, books, games, DVDs, learning materials, and more.Logan Lanes435-752-4966loganlanesinc.com16 bowling lanes, billiards table, and food.Logan Library435-716-9123library.loganutah.orgOnline Circle Time, Online Lego Club, and tons of resources for families and children.Logan Music nmusicacademy.comIn studio or online lessons for guitar, bass guitar, voice, piano, drums, viola, cello, ukulele, and mandolin.Songbirds choir for ages 5 . Check their site to see when summer camps are being held.

Logan Parks and 0loganutah.activityreg.comYouth baseball with teams ranging from ages 3-14, girls fast pitch softball, and co-ed track for ages 6-9 and10-14.Logan River Golf ents/parks and recreation/logan river golf courseThis 18-hole, par 71 golf course has a driving range and junior golf for youth 17 and younger.Love to Cook – Kitchen [email protected] variety of cooking classes and camps.luvtocook.comMain Street unique theater company that specializes in something different than "traditional theater". They performMelodramas, Modern Melodramas, One-Acts, Dinner- Theater, Storytelling through Dance, Vaudeville,Oleo Acts, Impromptu, Radio Shows, and much more. Check with them to see when their summer campswill be held.Mantua .htmlThe reservoir sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet and offers fishing, boating, and water skiing. There is also aboat ramp, picnic areas, swimming beach, and the reservoir is stocked with fish. There is a 4.1 mile trailgood for all skill levels.Minnetonka l-attractions/Minnetonka-caveA half-mile cave of fascinating stalactites, stalagmites, and banded travertine in nine rooms.Mountain Valley Trout and A collection of spring fed ponds and raceways filled with a wide assortment of trout and bass for you to fishand explore, with staff offering knowledgeable assistance where needed and other services such as fishcleaning and filleting. There is also a spacious grassy area, tennis court, and pavilion.Mountain Peak tnpeakvolleyball.comBeach/grass volleyball for ages 8-18, private lessons, and summer camps.Mt. Naomi Farm tnaomi/Pick your own blackberries, raspberries, grapes, peaches, and apples. Visit their Facebook for information.Music for the Small and TallMusic4st.weebly.comOutdoor music classes.Music Theatre West435-536-8670 musictheatrewest.orgA two-week Summer intensive workshop production of Shrek Jr. for ages 12-18. Produce the show fromaudition to performance in just 10 days!

MW Quarter erhorsesbearlake.comTrail rides, riding lessons, and group parties featuring a breathtaking view with rolling hills covered withaspens, pine trees, wild flowers, and grasses. ATV rentals also available. Reservations only.My Discovery ideas, local activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships. Subscribe to theirnewsletter for updates and check their website for new adventures every week. For information on theirSummer Passport Program join them at tion.My Girlfriend’s Quilt 9mygirlfriendsquiltshoppe.comA huge assortment of quilting and embroidery projects, as well as youth sewing classes.Nibley Parks and y.comYouth sports, classes for teens 14 , and rental equipment including a spike ball set, KUBB, corn hole, anddisc golf sets.Nora Eccles Museum of ing art exhibitions and collections. Video field trips and digital learning also available.North Logan City hloganlibrary.orgOver 45,000 books, audiobooks, magazines, and movies. Learn languages at home through Mango andsoftware programs through Their Kindle libraries offer thousands of titles pre-loaded on 40Kindles. They also check out iPads, GoPro cameras, even popcorn and cotton candy machines. Summerreading programs for kids, teens, and adults.North Logan hloganrec.orgNorth Logan Recreation typically offers a fun blend of summer camps and programs. This Summer, you canexpect Boys Baseball for ages 7-14, Girls Softball for ages 7-14, T-Ball for ages 5-6, Learn 2 Play Baseball forages 3-4, fitness classes for all ages, and more TBD.Old Barn Community t their website for auditions and ticket details.Overlymusical sic.comBeginning Guitar Classes for children ages 12 and up at the North Logan Recreation Center and SmithfieldRecreation Center.Pickleville r showings of “Becoming a Bona Fide Bad Guy” and “Peter Pan”. Camps in July and August for ages6-7 and 8-18.

Play with Me music.comMusic development classes for children ages 8 and under. Parent/caregivers attend with theirchild/children. Wednesdays from June 2-August 18.Porcupine eservoir/Swim, fish, or canoe in the cool water at one of a dozen small beaches around this Cache Valley oasis.Rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon can sometimes be spotted.Quantum Martial Arts Academy801-361-7195www.logankarate.comOlympic taekwondo, traditional martial arts, and self-defense training.Renegade Raceway435-881-2665renegaderacewaysbearlake.comThe go-kart track at Renegade Raceway is fun for the whole family. Passengers must be at least 2 years old,and drivers must be at least 7 years old and 4 feet tall.Richmond l story time available.richmondlibrary.usRiverdale Resort and Hot Springs208-852-0266 riverdaleresort.comNatural mineral hot springs with four pools and two water slides. Nearby you can float the Bear River, visithistoric sites, grab a fresh raspberry milkshake, or take the Napoleon Dynamite Movie Tour.Rocket y-Rocket-Garden/152364854812457Nearly 40 different examples of military and space supersonic hardware are on display, free and open tothe public, including the largest single item, a 150-foot-long solid fuel rocket booster for the Space Shuttle.Rockhill Creamery435-774-2878rockhillcheese.comContact to find out if they are currently doing their famers market with crafts, music, and goods! Farmtours can also be arranged.Serendipity Dance serendipity.comCompetition teams, recreation dance for ages 3 , and a program for dancers ages 3-6 that encouragesdance through monthly themes and activities. Types of dance offered include contemporary, jazz, hip hop,tap, ballet, and music theatre.Sky View Swimming swim, lap swim, and water aerobics available.Smithfield City Recreation 8smithfieldrecreation.comSome summer offerings include pickleball for all ages and skills, cross country for ages 9-13, track and field,youth flag football, youth volleyball, basketball camp for ages 8-18, various tennis camps for ages 8-16,dodgeball camps, volleyball camps, basketball skills camp, musical theatre camps for ages 8-15, junior cheffor ages 6-13, a sports and wellness program for ages 6-12, and creative crafts for ages 6-13.

Smithfield story times. This library also lends out Kindles, mobile hot spots, and an Orion StarBlast 4.5telescope.Smithfield Skate state-of-the-art 8,500 square foot street style skate park which welcomes skateboards, rollerblades, andscooters. Open dawn to dusk daily, weather permitting.Spiral ttyIn Box Elder County, a spiral form of salt-encrusted basalt boulders is an intriguing 1,500-foot work of art inthe Great Salt Lake.Splash PadsThere are several local splash pads open to all! Check out the North Logan Splash Pad, Millville Splash Pad,Alma Leonhar

Ever wanted to learn wake surfing, wake boarding, slalom skiing or even barrel rolls while tubing? In addition to boat tours, Epic Recreation offers off-road motor vehicle, water craft, kayaks, paddleboards, . merit badge classes, camporees and community service, Scouts have unlim