Summer is right around the corner. You know what that means– your kids will be home a lot more. While summer is, first and foremost, a chance for kids to relax and have fun, it’s also an opportunity for them to learn a new skill, pick up a hobby, and make new friends. So, where’s the one place they can do all of this? Summer camp.
Ogden has no shortage of exciting day camp options for kids of all ages, from nature and hiking camps to STEM and coding programs. If you’re looking for a way to keep your kids busy this summer, look no further.
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Code Ninjas is located in South Ogden and offers a wide variety of excellent summer programs for kids ages 5-14. Programs include everything from intro to web development, stop motion animation, and modding with Minecraft and Lego robotics. Whatever your child is most interested in, Code Ninjas camps are guaranteed to take their existing love of technology to a whole new level.
Location: 5735 Harrison Blvd, South Ogden, UT 84403
Dates: April-August depending on program
Get outside and explore nature with Ogden Nature Center's summer day camps. With programs for everyone from toddlers to teens, there’s an outdoorsy option for kids of all ages. From two-hour toddler camps to day camps for kids 6-13, the nature center’s camps have fun themes like Crafting With Nature, Working With Wildlife, and Under The Microscope. Teens ages 12 and up can participate in habitat restoration and other eco-focused projects or volunteer as camp assistants for younger campers.
Location: 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, Utah
The GOAL (Get Out And Live) Foundation offers youth summer camps that focus on outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle. These programs are for kids ages 6-18 and are available at all skill levels. Maybe your child is already super active and wants to improve their skills, or they’re new to hiking, mountain biking, or rock climbing and want to learn the basics. Whatever the case, there’s a place for them at the GOAL Foundation!
Location: 2440 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401
Dates: June and July
Contact: 801-399-1773, firstname.lastname@example.org
For 30 years, the Treehouse Museum has been beloved by Ogden locals and visitors alike. Since the beginning, it’s been a magical place where children can unleash their imagination and pursue their natural curiosity. Kids will practice reading, create art, conduct science experiments, and even perform on stage in their summer workshops.
Location: 347 22nd Street Ogden, UT 84401
Contact: 801-394-9663, email@example.com
YMCA Of Northern Utah’s day camps give kids a chance to learn, play, and make new friends all summer long. In the preschool camp, little ones can learn about nature, art, animals, and sports through theme weeks while developing independence and crucial social-emotional skills. Day camps for kids 5-12 also have themed weeks like Young Scientists, YMCA Camp’s Got Talent, Artistic License, and Great Outdoors.
YMCA’s specialty STEM day camp (beginner camp is for 5-8 year-olds and advanced is for 8-12 year-olds) is a fun opportunity for campers to experiment, engineer, and problem solve. Summer camp themes include Mad Scientist, Out Of This World, STEM Olympics, and Harry Potter Week.
Traditional Day Camp and STEM Day Camp: Mound Fort Junior High
Preschool Day Camp: Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation YMCA Community Family Center
Contact: 1-877-690-YMCA (9622), firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ziegfeld Arts Academy summer arts camp is a two-week session that includes theater classes in acting, dancing, music, costume and set design, and much more. Kids ages 6-12 of all experience levels are welcome. If you have a child who wants to get in front of the spotlight, this could be a great first step toward a future in the arts. Who knows? You may just have a natural-born performer on your hands!
Location: 3934 E Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403
Kids ages 6-14 can enjoy an active, adventurous camp experience at The Front Climbing Club summer youth camps. They’ll learn the basics of rock climbing while making new friends, challenging themselves, and building confidence on and off the climbing wall. All equipment is provided, and experienced climbing instructors lead camps. Camps are available for new climbers who want to learn fundamentals and experienced climbers looking to improve their skills.
Location: 225 20th Street Ogden, Ut 84401
Dates: May-August (Advanced camp is only in August)
Need more ideas for summer fun? Check out this list of summer activities in Ogden!