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Camp for Kids: Thanksgiving Point

Camp for Kids: Thanksgiving Point

By Jodi Saeland | Posted - Jun. 14, 2012 at 9:24 a.m.


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LEHI — Kids are out of school and many parents are looking for things to keep the youngsters busy during summer break.

Jodi Saeland is checking out kids camps around the state and found there's a lot to get excited about at Thanksgiving Point.

Britnee Johnston, the communication manager, said, "We have so many different venues here. We have the dinosaur museum, farm country, children's discovery gardens. (They) are spread out throughout our venue and it provides different educational setting for each of our camps."

Kids can attend full day or half day, depending on age. On this day there was a lot of horsing around.

Youth Education Manager Corinne Mayberry said, "We tell the little kids they can be cowboys and cowgirls. They learn how to take care of horses and some of the things that maybe a cowboy or cowgirl would do."

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At Farm Country, the kids have opportunities to comb the horses. Children as young at 4 years old go on a pony ride and a wagon ride. They learn how care for animals and why that's important. For example, why do horses need to be brushed?

Instructor Shallan Farnsworth explained, "We don't want anything on their backs when we put on saddles, because if they have stuff on their back then it will hurt them, like a rock in your shoe."

If animals aren't the thing for your kids, they can garden or cook.

"Kids can come and cook and learn how to be the star of their own cooking show," Mayberry said. "We also have a mythbusters camp; kids can learn how to bust myths. We also have the ‘making the future' camp where kids come and work on their craftsmanship. (They) not only learn but create new things with the things we're teaching them."

Find more information about Thanksgiving Point's summer camps for kids, including cost and availability, at register.asapconnected.com.

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