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Shelley Osterloh ReportingLots of kids enjoy going to summer camp, but one Utah camp offers an experience like no other.

The Get up and Go Adventure Camp lets kids experience 11 different winter sports at three Olympic Venues.

From the hills of Soldier Hollow to the pools and track at the Olympic Park and on to the fastest ice in the World at the Olympic Oval, these campers try it all.

Frank Zang, Utah Athletic Foundation: "They get to be on the same location where the Olympic athletes competed, try these sports, get a chance to experience what it may be like."

Matt Winkle/Camp Participant: “The biathlon was fun; it’s pretty cool."

Zack Clark/Camp Participant: "The curling is fun, definitely the aerial was the funnest."

Today they did ice sports. Many of the coaches are former National team athletes. Kids from eight to 14 years old learn the basics.

After some short track they change skates, gear and helmets for a little hockey.

Troy Billington races skeleton for the Virgin Islands and brought five youngsters to help them get a taste the sports he's learned to love so much.

Troy Billington, Skeleton, U.S Virgin Islands: "I wanted some of my kids to see and do the things I’m doing and hopefully build our arsenal of athletes for the virgin islands to represent us in the future."

Matthew Givney, US Virgin Islands: "This is fun because I'm a virgin islander too so we don't really get this kind of stuff, we don't ice skate, so when we get a chance we jump at it."

Coaches and counselors say this day camp teaches a lot about sports, but it’s also about fun and learning new things in positive safe environment.

Scott "Woody" Woodmansee/Hockey Coach: "I am hoping they have the experience of a lifetime."

The cost for this weeklong day camp is $350. There are five more sessions this summer.

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