Outdoor Children's Camps Park City UT

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Deer Valley Resort
435.645.6648; 888.745.8477
2250 Deer Valley Drive South
Park City, UT
Hours
Chair lifts 9am-4:15pm
Cost
Lift tickets: Full Day Adults $90-$94, Children (4-12) $56, (3 & under) $21; Afternoon Adults $63-$67, Children $44, (3 & under) $14
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Lodgings, Tourist Spots

Swaner EcoCenter
435.649.1767; 877.467.9263
1258 Center Drive
Park City, UT
Hours
Office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; EcoCenter Mon-Fri 12n-5pm; Call for tour information.
Cost
Adults $9; Seniors $7; Children (3-11) $6, (2 & under) free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Tourist Spots

Color Me Mine - Park City
(435) 575-6463
1635 West Redstone Center Drive,Suite 115
Park City, UT
Hours
Sun 11am-7pm; Mon-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
Cost
Studio fees Adults $10/hr, Children (10 & under) $6/hr; Pottery pieces $6 & up
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Indoors, Kids Resources

Park City Ice Arena
(435) 615-5700
600 Gillmor Way
Park City, UT
Hours
Varies; call or visit the website for details
Cost
Open skate: Adults $6-$9.75; Children $5.50-$9.25, (5 & under) free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Indoors, Leagues & Teams

Peek Program Educational Enrichment
(435) 649-9188
10 Pinebrook Road
Park City, UT
Hours
Varies; call for details.
Cost
Varies; call for details.
Ages
11-Mar
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Kids Resources

Educational Advantage, Inc. Tutoring Center
(435) 649-3933
1662 Bonanza Drive
Park City, UT
Hours
Varies; call for details.
Cost
Varies; call for details.
Ages
4And Up
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Kids Resources

The Egyptian Theatre
(435) 649-9371
328 Main Street
Park City, UT
Hours
Box office (by phone) Mon-Sat 12n-4pm, (in person) 2 hrs before show time
Cost
Varies by performance; see website for details.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Entertainment, Indoors

The Canyons Resort
(435) 649-5400
4000 The Canyons Resort Drive
Park City, UT
Hours
Lift Hours 8:45am-4pm
Cost
Full Day Adult Ticket $81-$85; Children $46-$50. Call for updated pricing.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Lodgings, Tourist Spots

Black Diamond Gymnastics and Sports Center
435.615.1800; 866.Flip4Fun
6400 North Highway 224,Suite D
Park City, UT
Hours
Varies by activity.
Cost
Varies by activity.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Classes, Indoors

Kindermusik with Mary Antinori
(435) 649-6877
Park City, UT
Hours
Varies by class; see website.
Cost
Moderate
Ages
0-7
Services Available
Camps, Classes

Great Big World

Spending time immersed in nature helps produce happy, well-adjusted kids.

By Violet Snow

April 2010

I like to play indoors better ‘cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are—a fourth-grader in San Diego, quoted in Last Child in the Woods (Workman Publishing Company, 2005), in which journalist Richard Louv introduced the concept of “nature deficit disorder” in children.

Freewheeling outdoor play, from building stick shelters to cloudgazing, that was once common for children is much less available to today’s youth—and Louv says they’re missing something vital. He blames influences such as the loss of green space, an obsession with safety, educational pressures and the fascination of electronic media.

Numerous studies show that problems such as obesity, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) improve when kids are exposed to nature. Cornell University researchers found that children with ready access to nature handled stress more successfully (Environment and Behavior 5/03). Scientists at the University of Southern California found that children who had park space within 500 meters of home tended to be less overweight (Association of Research Libraries conference, 4/09).

One recent University of Illinois study, involving children with ADHD, may help explain why interaction with nature is so important for all youngsters. It is based on attention restoration theory. Most of the time we use directed attention, which lets us focus on tasks but also fatigues with use. Involuntary attention is spontaneous and does not require effort. Natural settings often contain elements that engage involuntary attention, which allows directed attention to rest and recover.

In this study, children with ADHD took guided walks for 20 minutes through three different settings: a park, a quiet downtown area and a residential neighborhood. The youngsters’ capacity for concentration was tested after every walk; they scored higher after walking in the park than after the other outings (Journal of Attention Disorders 8/08).

Nature’s regenerative effects can be observed in all children, but they often need encouragement. The second edition of Last Child in the Woods (2008) lists 100 suggestions for connecting kids and nature, such as buying a truckload of dirt to play in; going for a family walk when the moon is full; buying field guides to birds, trees and flowers; planting a butterfly garden; and studying animal tracking.

Andrea Taylor, PhD, one of the University of Illinois researchers, believes that these study results offer clear implications for public policy. “We have to make nature accessible,” she says. “It’s not enough to have a massive park six blocks away. There should be small pockets of natural area near the home.

Louv’s book sparked the creation of a Children and Nature Network ( www.childrenandnature.org ) to promote awareness and push for legislation. Such calls for action are starting to bear f...

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