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Summer Camp Options: Wasatch Kids Camp

Summer Camp Options: Wasatch Kids Camp



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Gene Kennedy ReportingDuring our look at summer camps in Utah we've taken you to an overnight co-ed camp, a Girl Scout camp, and now it's to what they call a day camp.

Where can you tour an Olive Garden restaurant, get a free lunch, then go swimming later that day? It's called Wasatch Kids Camp. It's modeled after a camp called Kids Together.

The idea is to get kids away from the TV and video games and get them outside.

There are four drop-off locations in the valley. Then the kids are bussed to different locations for different activities around the Salt Lake Valley.

On the day we visited, kids were enjoying a swimming lesson at Oquirrh Park and Fitness Center in Kearns. And, even though this a day camp, you have to sign up your child for a week's worth of activities.

Becca Ulibarri is the founder of the camp. She said, "We think the kids have a much better experience that way. They get to know the kids and the counselors. They get into the groove of camping. It just works better."

It's for boys and girl ages 5 through 14. The cost is $180 a week. They do offer sibling discounts of 20 percent off.

They thought they'd have a waiting list by now, but there are openings. The camp goes until late August, right before school starts.

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