What to Do at the U During the Summer

Summer’s a long time to sit idle! No need to, because the U offers summer camps and classes for youth in just about every arena imaginable, from art to architecture, music to math, for children of nearly all ages. Check out some of the options below and visit www.smartkids.utah.edu for more youth experiences available at the U.

Youth Education at the U holds more than 150 summer camps and classes in art, science, languages, technology, music, and recreation. Harness the wind, pan for gold, learn to climb, perform an opera, design a building, and make new friends; www.youth.utah.edu

Youth Theatre at the U offers summer programs for youth ages 5 to 18 aimed at developing the whole child using theater as the medium to help them access emotions and explore complex issues; www.youththeatre.utah.edu

The Utah Museum of Natural History hosts more than 40 week-long summer camps for youth in kindergarten through middle-school; www.umnh.utah.edu/summer

The Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students provides outstanding students an opportunity to develop their talents for future work in mathematics, the sciences, or science-related careers; www.math.utah.edu/hsp/

Children can dance their way through summer with the Tanner Dance Program, giving youth a variety of options including dance classes and camps, Kindermusik, and even visual art; www.tannerdance.utah.edu

The U’s Sports Camps offer summer camps in men and women’s basketball, soccer, football, baseball, gymnastics, softball, volleyball, and swimming  http://www.utahutes.com/ (click on “Camps” in the top bar, then the sport)

Kidstar Summer Camp is an activities-based summer program designed to help youth with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, ages 8 to16, learn social skills and build self-esteem; www.healthcare.utah.edu/uni/events/Kidstar%20Summer%20Camp.html

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts offers summer sessions for youth in making art with mom and dad, exploring the colors of Mexico, and curating their own exhibitions; www.umfa.utah.edu/childrenprograms

2 thoughts on “What to Do at the U During the Summer

  • I wanted to sign my gymnast up for camp this summer but I can’t find registration anywhere. Whenever I pull u of u camps up and click gymnastics I get an error page.
    Please help!

  • Thanks, Krisann. I put in an updated link above. (Some of the links here might be outdated by now. I’ll check others, as well.)

    Continuum Managing Editor

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