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Summer 2012 Programs for Individuals with Disabilities in Utah

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CACHE COUNTY

  • Common Ground Outdoor Adventures:  provides adaptive equipment and support which enable people with disabilities to participate in outdoor recreation alongside their peers.
    Website:              www.cgadventures.org
    Phone: (435) 713-0288                   City: Logan
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: All ages
     
  • OPTIONS for Independence:  is a nonresidential Independent Living Center where people with disabilities can gain more control and independence over their lives. They also offer weekly activities throughout the year.
    Website:              www.optionsind.org
    Phone: (435) 753-5353                   City: Logan
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: All ages

 

DAVIS AND WEBER COUNTIES

  • Spectrum Academy: offers a six-week summer camp for children with high functioning autism.  They offer a structured environment focusing on social skills.
    Website: www.spectrumcharter.org
    Phone: (801) 936-0318
    Age: Grades K-6th
  •  TURN Community Services, Inc.: offers various activities through their summer day camps.  They also offer Saturday night respite and activities throughout the year.
    Website: http://turncommunityservices.org
    Phone : (801) 359-8876 or (866) 359-8876

 

MILLARD, SEVIER, BEAVER, IRON, GARFIELD, KANE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES

  • TURN Community Services, Inc.: offers various activities through their summer day camps.  They also offer Saturday night respite and activities throughout the year.
    Website: http://turncommunityservices.org
    Phone: (801) 359-8876 or (866) 359-8876

 

SALT LAKE COUNTY

  • Accessible Wildlife for People with Disabilities: The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages people with disabilities to take advantage of our natural resources. DNR’s Divisions and other public and private agencies have developed parks, campgrounds, trail systems, fishing piers, and other programs to enable access to our natural resources throughout the state.
    Website: http://wildlife.utah.gov/disabled/
    Age: All Ages
    Location: State Wide
  • Art Access/VSA Utah: Provides a variety of programs year round for youth with and without disabilities
    Website: http://www.accessart.org/programs
    Phone: 801-328-0703
    Location: SLC
    Age: 3-22
  •  Boys and Girls Club of Murray: offers programs specifically for children with disabilities.
    Website: www.bgcsv.org
    Phone: (801) 284-4259                   City: Murray
    Age: Grades K-12
  • Camp Hobé: a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer. The camp program provides medical and psychosocial supervision to ensure children are safe both mentally and physically during camp.
    Website: www.camphobekids.org
    Phone: (801) 631-2742                   City: Salt Lake City
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: Varied based on program
  • Camp Kostopulos: in Emigration Canyon is now enrolling children, teens and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities for Summer Camp and all its intrinsic therapeutic recreation programs.  Each week of summer camp is targeted to a different age group and primary disability, with more than 11 weeks to choose from!  Campers get to stay overnight for a week in our heated, bunk-style cabins; dine in the lodge, swim in the heated pool, ride horses, climb, paddle a canoe, traverse a high ropes course, fish, canoe, play games, perform, and make friends and memories to last a lifetime.
    Website: www.campk.org
    Phone: (801) 582-0700                   City: Salt Lake City
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: All ages
  • Camp Takoda: is back for its third year in Utah due to its tremendous success.  This camp implements the Pelham Summer Treatment Program to serve children ages 8 – 12 with ADHD, learning disabilities, compliance issues, executive function disorders, low self-esteem, and/or Aspergers/high-functioning autism.
    Website: www.uafc.org
    Phone: (801) 467-8553                   City: Salt Lake City
    Age: 8-12
    Cost: $3,600 for 8 weeks
  • Camp Roger: Provides a residential summer camp with counselors trained in the needs of campers with disabilities. Other day and holiday camps are available.
    Website: www.ymcasaltlake.org/camps
    Phone: 1-877-690-9622
    Age- 4-18
  • Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning: offers fun community education classes during the summer for children and young adults with disabilities.
    Website: www.granitepeaks.org (click on “Courses” on the left-hand side of the screen)
    Phone : (385) 646-4666                  City: Salt Lake City
    Age: All ages
  • Hartvigsen School Open Plunge: takes place in Hartvigsen’s heated pool that also has specially designed ramp access and equipment-assisted ramp access for individuals with disabilities. 
    Phone: (801) 646-4587
    Age: All ages 
  • Jewish Community Center Summer Camps: Enrolls children and teens with special needs into their summer camps program depending on the needs.
    Website: http://slcjcc.org/youth-a-teen/summer-camps
    Phone: 801-581-0098
    Age: 2-10
  • Lifelong Learning Center: provides all participants ages 18+ to realize their individual and unique potential.  Through supervised daily experiences, each person will benefit from the programs while giving back to their community.
    Phone:                 (801) 746-7251
    Age: 18 and older
  • Murray Greenhouse Foundation: offers a solution for individuals with disabilities age 22 and older.  Conceived as a safe and nurturing learning place whose cornerstone is their greenhouse, the Foundation provides the teaching of individualized independent living skills and employment skills for people with disabilities.  Here, people can learn the skills necessary to be successful at work and in their personal lives to help build a better life for themselves and for their families. Space is limited, so please call early!
    Phone: (801) 266-0669
    Age: 22 and older
  • Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation: offers a variety of programs and activities for individuals with disabilities including: wheelchair rugby, dances, aquatics, ice programs, camps, clinics, basketball, track and field, softball, soccer, bocce, fitness, and more.  There are programs for both adults and youth.  They also offer sport programs for individuals with disabilities over the age of 5. Sports and socialization programs and activities are also available for adults.  
    Website: www.recreation.slco.org/adaptive/
    Phone: (801) 559-1500                                   City: Midvale
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: All ages
  • SEPS Learning Center: is an independent private school and clinic.  SEPS Summer Programs are structured to help students of all ages and abilities achieve the success they desire.  Individualized programs are designed to help student’s master reading, writing, spelling and mathematics.  Course packages give students the opportunity to study special interests, to focus on strengthening academic trouble areas or to prepare for the upcoming school year. They also offer ESY, brain training and social skills classes.
    Website: www.sepslc.com/summer.php
    Phone: (801) 467-2122                                   City: Salt Lake City
    Age: All ages
  • SLCC Summer 2012 Reading Skills Program: offers a 5 week long summer program for struggling reader’s grades k-12.  They provide individualized attention, group instruction and engaging materials.
    Website:  www.slcc.edu/continuinged/youth
    Phone: (800) 964-8888                                   Cities: Sandy, Taylorsville, West Jordan, And Bountiful
    Cost: $199.00-$269.00   
    Age: Grades K-12      
  • Specialty Swim Pool and Hydrotherapy Pool Programs:  are specialized water treatment programs that include pediatric early intervention, sensorimotor integration, adapted swim, and hydrotherapy, PNF, Halliwick and Bad Ragaz.  The pools I 90 degrees and adaptive equipment is provided. 
    Phone: (801) 209-1521                                   City: Salt Lake City
    Cost and Duration: Only$20 per half hour session/lesson for the whole family (state tax deductible)
    Age: All ages
  • Spectrum Academy’s Summer Camp: specializes in working with kids on the Autism Spectrum for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. During the summer camp, we will work with your child to help promote positive social skills and gross motor skills. We will have fun making art projects, conducting science experiments, and going to various field trips every Thursday.  Choose up to seven weeks of fun-filled activities, or just a few days. Positive behavior reinforcement strategies will be used the duration of camp. Students do not need to attend Spectrum Academy to come to camp! Come see what makes us different.
    Website:              www.spectrumcharter.org
    Phone: 801-936-0318                                      City: 575 Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake
    Cost and Duration: June 18 – July 31 (Monday – Thursday)
    Age: Grades K-8th
  • SPLORE: provides outdoor adventures for people with disabilities.  The magic of SPLORE is found through the life-enhancing experiences that occur only through their outdoor programs. 
    Website:              www.splore.org
    Phone: (801) 484-4128                                   City: Salt Lake City
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: All ages
  • The Children’s Center:  offers programs for children with social communication disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.  Groups are designed for children ages 4 – 10.  Groups meet one time per week for 90 minutes. Groups are small in size, typically 6 children with 2 therapists with parent observation and parent-to-parent interaction. Top get started call for a social skills screening.
    Website:  www.tccslc.org
    Phone: (801) 582-5534                                   Cities: Salt Lake City and Kearns
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: 4-10
  • The Stable Place: is dedicated to improving the lives of people and horses.  They work to create an environment where horses and people can help heal each other, regardless of physical, mental or emotional challenges.  By connecting people and horses, they provide opportunities to build trust, find hope, and improve the quality of life for people and horses alike.
    Website: www.thestableplaceslc.com
    Phone : (801) 860-3906                                  City: West Valley City
    Age: All ages
  • TURN Community Services, Inc.: offers various activities through their summer day camps.  They also offer Saturday night respite and activities throughout the year.
    Website: http://turncommunityservices.org
    Phone : (801) 359-8876 or (866) 359-8876
  • Utah Independent Living Center: is dedicated to assisting persons with disabilities to achieve greater independence by providing services and activities with enhance independent living skills and promote the public’s understanding, accommodation and acceptance of their rights, needs and abilities.  Their summer program includes: classes (outings, assertiveness and sexuality, living independently, and nutrition, cooking and shopping), peer tutors, Nitty Gritty, Education Enhancement Summer Program, and more! 
    Website: www.uilc.org
    Phone : (801) 466-5565                  City: Salt Lake City
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: 14-22
  • Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program: is a pioneer in the world of children’s dance.  They take a holistic approach to teaching and learning, respecting each dancer’s individual development level and needs.  They offer dance classes for children with disabilities all year long, including during the summer. 
    Website:              www.tannerdance.utah.edu
    Phone : (801) 581-7374                  City: Salt Lake City
    Age: 18 months-Adulthood
  • Wasatch/Snowbird Adaptive Sports: Has many different programs including nature hikes, fishing, adaptive biking, Snowbird activities (Tram rides, bungee jumping, alpine slide and Zip Rider rides), mine and water tunnel tours, GPS/orienteering classes, boundless playground and hippotherapy.
    Website:              www.wasatchadaptivesports.org
    Phone: (801) 933-2188                   City: Snowbird
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program but Scholarships are available
    AGE: All Ages
  • YoungLife Salt Lake Capernaum: is a nonprofit Christian Ministry dedicated to serving the needs of youth with physical and developmental disabilities.  Programs include clubs and camps.
    Website: http://sites.younglife.org/sites/SaltLakeCapernaum/default.aspx
    Phone: (801) 949-8143                   City: Sugarhouse to Draper
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: 5-22
  • UAID (Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities): They hold activities throughout the summer including arts and crafts. Please contact Kathy Scott for information about their summer programs.
    Website: www.uaid.org
    Phone: (801) 654-8449
    Age: All ages
  • National Ability Center: Offers a variety of recreational activities all year long. During the summer they offer several summer camps for children with disability
    Website: www.discovernac.org/contact.htm
    Phone: (435) 649-3991
    Age: All ages 
  • Special Olympics: Offer summer games where individuals with disabilities can compete in a Varity of sports including things like cycling, field and track, soccer and softball.
    Website: http://www.sout.org/events
    Phone: 801-363-1111 ex 223
    Age: 8-Adulthood

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

  • National Ability Center (NAC):  The NAC is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment.  Some of the programs available are day camps, swimming, horseback riding, and many more.  Please visit their website for a complete listing of what is available.  
    Website: www.DiscoverNAC.org
    Phone: (435) 649-3991                   City: Park City 

 

UTAH COUNTY

  • Courage Reins Therapeutic Riding Center: offers horseback riding lessons to people of all ages and abilities. 
    Website: www.couragereins.org              Blog site for volunteers: www.couragereins.weebly.com
    Phone: (801) 756-8900                   City: Highland
    Cost and Duration: Vary based on program
    Age: All ages
  • Recreation and Rehabilitation Services (RAH):  RAH helps individuals with disabilities rise to new heights of personal achievement and development.  All activities and programs are designed to meet the needs and enhance the lives of participants.
    Website: www.rahservices.org                 Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday
    Phone: (801) 374-8074                   City: Provo
    Age: 16-Adulthood
    Classes/Camps (Non Disability Specific):
  • Abrakadoodle: Crayola provides specialty materials & curriculum for this PreK-12 year’s old program at sites around the state. Abrakadoodle provides remarkable art classes, art camps and art parties and special events for children ages twenty months to twelve years old at schools, community centers and other convenient locations. The Abrakadoodle mobile art education program is one of the most popular creativity programs in the world providing innovative art classes, art camps and art parties to tens of thousands of children across the country.
    Website: http://www.abrakadoodle.com/ut01/
    Phone: 801-641-1160
    Locations: SLC, Park City, Riverton, Herriman, South Jordan 
    Age: 20 Months-12 years
  • Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center: Has summer day and overnight camps involving simulated space missions.
    Website: www.spacecamputah.org                        Location: Alpine
    Phone: 801-785-8713                                                      Ages: 7-17
  • Rowland Hall Summer Rocks: 28 Sports Camps and Mini Classes for ‘Teens taught by Rowland Hall Faculty and Coaches. Everything from science and pottery to creative writing and high ropes course adventure to acting and social skills. Open to students from across the region! Most classes are offered in a.m. or p.m. slots and are 3 to 5 days in length.
    Website: www.rowlandhallsummer.org
    Phone: 801-924-2972
    Age: 4-14
    Location: SLC
  • Higher Ground Learning: is a creative learning center for all ages, providing students with educational alternatives that stimulate the intellect and imagination. From one-on-one instruction to our workshops and classes, we specialize in innovative and experiential curricula, giving each student a chance to explore his or her interests, develop life skills, and experience the passion of learning.
    Website: http://www.highergroundlearning.com/
    Phone: 801-524-0817
    Location: SLC
    Age: All ages
  • The Little Gym: Offers summer camps for children with a variety of themes.
    Website: http://www.thelittlegym.com/Pages/kids-camps.aspx
    Phone: 801) 581-9866
    Location: SLC, Draper, Orem, Sandy
    Age: 3-8
  • Mad Science Summer Camps: Offers week long hands on science summer camps.
    Phone: 801-292-8646
    Website: www.madscience.org
    Age: Grades K-5th
    Location: SLC
  • Momentum Indoor Climbing: Offers summer camps where kids can lean all about rock climbing while they build confidence. Runs June5-Augest 19.
    Phone: 801-990-6890
    Website: www.momentunclimbing.com/
    Age: 7-19
    Location: Sandy
  • Red Butte Garden: offers nature inspired day camps that combine art, science gardening and exploration. Made for k-6th grade.
    Phone: 801-581-8454
    Website: http://www.redbuttegarden.org/summer_camp
    Location: Salt Lake
    Age: Grades K-6th
  • University of Utah Youth Education:  Offers  a variety of different camps and clubs including computers, science, fimmaking, arts and crafts and high school credit. 
    Website: http://continue.utah.edu/youth
    Phone: 801-581-6461
    City: Salt Lake City
    Cost: Varies, but scholarships are available
    Age: grades K-12
  • Utah Museum of Natural History Camps UMNH Summer Camp offers children a chance to explore subjects ranging from rocks to space, from water to sound, from the ecosystems in their own backyards! UMNH Camps are taught by experienced UMNH Science Educators. Kids are learning while having fun!
    Website: http://www.umnh.utah.edu/camp
    Phone 801-585-3948
    Age: K-9th
  • Wasatch Kids Camp: Offers a summer camp experience for kids of all backgrounds.
    Website: http://www.wasatchkidscamps.com/
    Phone: 801-828-7142
    Age: 5-13
    Location: Murray

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

  • Many other districts in Utah also offer Community Education classes. Call your local school district to find out what they offer!

 FREE ACTIVITY IDEAS

  •  Salt Lake County Library : Offers online activities, classes , and summer reading programs for kids and teens
    Website: http://slcolibrary.org/
  • Letterboxing is like getting a treasure map and looking for a hidden treasure. There are letterboxes all over the United States. The website has all the instructions of how to get started and on your way. There are a wide variety of adventures to suit all ages. This is a good alternative for geo cashing for those who don’t have GSP receivers.
    Website: http://letterboxing.org/
  • Start your own 4H Club! Kids K-12 can join an open club (6th-9th community clubs or the Dog Training Club) or create one with 5 kids (from 3 families) at your school or in your neighborhood – 4H provides training and curriculum to parent volunteers who lead the group – dues are $1 (covers insurance). Wow! Not just horses and livestock, 4H offers opportunities in everything from robotics to mock legislature to cooking to dog training! Summer Camps are open to all kids (including one on robotics).
    Website: http://saltlakecounty4-h.org

 

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