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Child Care Resource and Referral-Mountainland Serving Utah, Wasatch, and Summit counties. Call or visit our website for FREE child care referrals. 1-801-863-8220 or 1-800-952-8220

This list was compiled by Child Care Resource and Referral – Mountainland 1-801-863-8220 or 1-800-952-8220 A program of Utah Valley University Funding provided by Utah Department of Workforce Services – Office of Work and Family Life, Office of Child Care

The mission statement of Child Care Resource and ReferralMountainland

Research Tells Us Why Quality Child Care Matters  Quality early childhood care and education can produce large effects on IQ during the early childhood years and sizable persistent effects on school achievement, grade retention, special education, high school graduation, and socialization.  Across a wide range of child care settings, quality child care (as defined by positive caregiving and language stimulation given in the child care environment), positively influences a child’s early cognitive and language development.  Children in high quality child care display more advanced language and pre-math skills, better relationships with their caregiver, and more advanced pro-social skills than those in low quality settings.

TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BY PROMOTING QUALITY CHILD CARE.  We provide parents with free customized child care referrals in

English and Spanish.  We educate parents and community partners about quality child care.  We teach early childhood Career Ladder classes to child care providers.  We collaborate with community partners to improve child care. We have compiled information of summer activities for children and families. We realize that this is not a comprehensive list. We have tried our best with the resources available to include as many summer activities as we were able to find. If we have not included your activity please accept our apology and call our office and we will be happy to include your activity in our next printing. We hope this information is helpful to you in planning for out of school time with your children this summer. We have good documentation on the dangers to children and the cost to communities when children are left home alone. If you would like referrals for licensed child care, or help in becoming a child care provider call Child Care Resource and Referral – Mountainland at 1-801-8638220 or 1-800-952-8220. We cannot guarantee quality of recommended programs. This is merely a list of available programs. We would encourage parents to carefully check out any program before enrolling their child.

What is a High Quality Child Care Environment? In a high quality child care environment, children are:  Respected, valued and nurtured as individuals  Encouraged to problem solve, take responsibility and learn social skills  Well nourished, properly rested, healthy, and safe  Participate in age appropriate activities In a high quality child care environment, parents are:  Recognized and encouraged as active partners in the “shared caring” relationship with the child care program  Provided with the necessary support and information to enhance confidence in their parenting skills and their personal sense of selfesteem


With these watercolors you can paint pictures of oranges that smell like oranges, grapes that smell like grapes, and cherries that smell like cherries. What you will need:  1 Tablespoon unsweetened powered drink mix.  1 Tablespoon warm water.  Several small containers (muffin tins work well). How to concoct it: 1. Mix water and unsweetened drink mix together in a small bowl. Repeat this step several times, using various flavors of drink mix to create different colors of paint. 2. Allow finished work to dry overnight before scratching and sniffing. *Tips and Ideas: Create unique scratch and sniff greeting cards and wrapping paper.


*This is edible playdough

Yield: 4 portions Ingredients: 8 ounce package of cream cheese ½ cup non-fat dry milk 1 tablespoon honey Crackers or bread slices (optional) Other things you’ll need: Mixing bowl Mixing spoon or fork Wax paper (optional) Directions: 1. Combine cream cheese, milk, and honey in a bowl. Mix until wellblended. 2. Mold sculptures on wax paper, crackers or bread. 3. Eat! Tips: Store unused portions in an airtight container and refrigerate. Use the expiration date on the package of cream cheese as a guide for storage length.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO SEE John Hutchings Museum of Natural History 55 North Center, Lehi 801-768-7180 Tues-Sat 11am-5pm Features Natural History and Cultural History. The Hutchings Museum is a hands-on teaching museum and now has many new interactive and touch and feel exhibits. Field trips and guided tours are available. Springville Museum of Art 126 East 400 South, Springville 801-489-2727 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm (Wed open until 9pm), Sun. 3-6 Visit to see various collections of art. June 12th is the Children’s Art Festival from 10am2pm. Woodbury Art Museum 575 East University Pkwy #250, Orem 801-863-6200 Mon-Fri 11am-7pm The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits art and related materials, focusing on modern and contemporary artistic styles. Young Living Lavender Farms Mona 1-800-371-0819 http://www, Some of the daily activities include tours of greenhouse and distillery, rock wall, paddle boat, animal petting time, and pony and stage coach rides. Call for reservations Thanksgiving Point 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 1-801-768-2300 or 1-888-672-6040 Hours vary by exhibit Gardens, Dinosaur Museum, Animal Park, and more. Wild outdoors festival is June 5-6th Come to farm and country to participate in games, pony and wagon rides, and other activities. Visit the website for detailed information

Cabela’s 2502 West Grand Terrace Pkwy, Lehi 1-801-766-2500 Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun. 10am-6pm This retail store has an educational showroom and entertainment attractions featuring a décor of museum quality animal displays and huge trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their habitats. Utah Valley Llamas 8628 South Main Street, Spanish Fork 1-801-798-3559 (ask for Vai) Call for hours and reservations Llama farm tours, $2 per guest. Children may feed and groom the llamas and children that weigh less than 60lbs. may take a ride on a llama. Schedule at least 48 hours in advance. Scera 745 South State Street, Orem 1-801-225-2569(ARTS) Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12pm-6pm (Main Office) Movies, Plays, and Special Children’s Matinees. Call or visit their website for detailed information on upcoming movies and events. Seven Peaks Water Park 1330 East 300 North, Provo 1-801-377-4386(4FUN) Mon-Sat 11am-8pm May 23rd -Sept 7th Swimming lessons, first session begins June8th and fifth session begins August 3rd. Swimming lessons are 2 weeks with 9 classes that are ½ hour long. Swimming lessons are available for all ages. For detailed information on park activities visit their website. Orem Heritage Museum 2nd Floor Scera Center for the Arts 745 South State Street, Orem 801-225-2569 ext. 1030 Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm (June through August) The museum is an impressive 30,000 piece collection that tells the unique history of the city of Orem through artifacts.

Jumping Rope Chants- all time favorite activity

Teach children your favorite chants as well as these for a fun time.

Red Hot Pepper Mable, Mabel, set the table, Just as fast as you are able. Salt, sugar, vinegar, mustard… And don’t forget the red-hot pepper!

Down in the Meadow Down in the meadow where the green grass grows, There sat Tam as pretty as a rose. She sand, she sang, she dang so sweet, Along came her boyfriend and kissed her on the cheek. How many kisses did she get that week? One, two, three, four, five, six…

Silly-Billy My boyfriend’s name is Billy He is so silly-silly He has forty-nine toes And a pickle for a nose, And that’s the way the story goes.

One-Two Buckle Your Shoe One, two, buckle your shoe. (Quickly bend down and touch shoe) Three, four, shut the door. (pretend to shut the door) Five, six, pick up sticks. (quickly bend and pretend to pick up sticks) Seven, eight, lock the gate (pretend to close the gate) Nine, ten, do it again! (close the gate again)


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Mt. Timpanogos Cave National Monument Hwy 92, American Fork Canyon 1-801-756-5238 Daily 7am-5:30pm (May 9- Sept 2) Consists of three caves located high up on Mt Timpanogos with beautiful cave formations. Rangers lead tours on a regular basis, 1.5 mile hike that climbs over 1000 feet. The cave is a chilly 45 degrees so you’ll want to bring a sweater. Every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a children’s program at 10:00am in the Visitors Center. Norwegian Outdoor Exploration Center 333 Main Street Mall, First floor, Park City 1-435-649-5322 Daily 8:30am-6pm Non-profit organization with Summer Youth Programs that focuses on the youth of Park City, Kamas, and Coalville. Activities include rock climbing, river rafting, nature hikes, horseback riding, and more. They have spring, summer, and fall nature tours. Visit the website for more information


COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS Pasta and Meat- Activity Items Needed:  Large colander/pasta strainer with handles  Laundry basket  Ping-pong balls or paper balls (crumpled up pieces of paper) What to do: Put children in groups of two. Designate on child as the meat tosser and the other child as the catcher. The meat tosser (place all balls in a laundry basket or other holding device) will throw the meat (ping-pong balls or crumpled paper) one at a time and the catcher runs to catch each ball in their strainer. If the children want, after all the balls have been thrown, they can switch roles.

4-H 100 East Center Street, #L400, Provo 1-801-851-8460 or Utah 4-H youth programs offer a variety of fun and educational programs for kids and youth from kindergarten through 12th grade. Our youth programs include after-school clubs, youth camps, and community, project, and family clubs. Boys and Girls Club of Utah County 1060 East 150 North, Provo 1-801-371-6242 Summer camps, social interaction, arts, crafts, field trips and more. For children ages 618 years. Visit their website or call for more information

Art City Music Academy 705 North Main Street, Springville 42 West 300 North, Orem 186 North West State Rd., American Fork 1-801-489-8027 Group and private music programs for all ages- 6 months to adult. Hale Center Theater 225 West 400 North, Orem 1-501-226-6600 Classes, and workshops for children ages 4-18. Visit their website for details. Sundance Kids Camp Sundance Resort 1-801-223-4044 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Summer camp for children ages 5-12 years, from June -August. The cost is $45 day or $180 a week. Each theme is exciting and allows kids to participate in fun hands-on experiences. The Canyons Summer Kids Camp 4000 The Canyons Resort, Park City 1-435-615-8036 Half 窶電ay 8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm Full-day 8:30am-4:30pm Starting June 15th, The Canyons will offer Summer Camps for children 6 weeks through 12 years. Adventures include swimming, yoga, arts & crafts, nature hikes, gondola rides, field trips, indoor & outdoor games. Offered Monday to Friday.

LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTERS WITH SUMMER PROGRAMS Wunderkind Academy-Provo 1-801-374-0001 ABC Kiddy World- Provo 1-801-373-7070 We have a summer program for the school age children. The cost is 380.00 a month or 20 dollars a day. Call for more information.

PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS RAH Recreation and Habilitation Services 815 North 800 West, Provo 1-801-374-8074 or 1-801-374-8081 Recreational/leisure time activities for individuals with mental and/or physical special needs. Singing in a chorus, roller skating, attending football games, concerts, arts and crafts, and more. $25 yearly membership fee (there are scholarships available). Monthly sign-ups, call at least one day ahead. Transportation available for a small fee. Space is limited. Special Olympics 243 East 400 South ste. 111, Salt Lake City (Main Office) 1-801-860-2170- Utah County 1-801-363-1111 ext. 226- Wasatch and Summit Counties Special Olympics offer 20 different team and individual sports for athletes with special needs. For people 8 years old and up. Special Olympics athletes compete in year round activities. Contact person for Utah County is Jay Dee Nielsen. Contact person for Wasatch and Summit Counties is Amanda Wilson. Adaptive Aquatics BYU Center for Service and Learning program 2330 WSC, Provo 1-801-422-8686 The purpose of this program is to help develop and refine the children's social and motor skills. Volunteers will be partnered one-to-one and are needed to assist the child in developing motor skills. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures 335 North 100 East, Logan 1-435-713-0288 Common Ground Outdoor Adventures mission is to provide life enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.

The Center 222 West 500 North, Provo 1-801-852-7635 Mon-Fri 2:30pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-5pm The mission of The Center is to provide the youth, teens and community of Provo with a positive environment that encourages social, recreational and educational growth. American Fork Fitness Center 454 North Center Street, American Fork 1-801-763-3084 Mon-Thurs 5am-10pm, Fri & Sat 5am-9pm “Something for Everyone” a variety of recreational activities for the whole family.

CITY CELEBRATIONS Art City Days-Springville (June 6-13) Alpine Days- Alpine (August 2-8) Family Festival- Cedar Hills (July20-29 ) Fiesta Days- Spanish Fork (July 18-25) Freedom Festival- Provo (July 2-4) Highland Fling- Highland (August 1) Himalayan Fest- Spanish Fork (June 6) Llama Fest- Spanish Fork (July 18 @4:00pm) Lindon Days- Lindon (August 1-8) Orchard Days- Santaquin (August 1) Pony Express Days- Eagle Mountain (May 29-June 6) Round-Up Days-Lehi (June 19-28) Salem Days- Salem (August 8) Saratoga Splash- Saratoga Springs (June 6-13) Steel Days- American Fork (July 11-18) Strawberry Days- Pleasant Grove (June 14-20) Swiss Days- Midway (September 4-5) Timpanogos Story Telling Festival- Orem (September 3-5)

Adventure Time Preschool and Childcare- Provo 1-801-373-2989 Lollipops- Mapleton 1-491-6661 TLC for Kids- Springville 1-801-489-3020 Just for Kids- Springville 1-801-489-3114 5+2 Child Care Center- Orem 801-607-2151 Field trips, activities with water activities, visit parks, picnics, movies, and more! Mariela’s Home Daycare- Orem 801-225-0716 Field trips, activities with water activities, visit parks, picnics, movies, and more! Magic Door Preschool and Daycare- Orem 1-801-221-1204 Field trips, activities with water activities, visit parks, picnics, movies, and more! Kids Connection- Orem 1-801-224-4449 Kinderland-Orem 1-801-224-4744 KinderCare-Orem 1-801-226-8970 Kids Count Daycare Center-Spanish Fork 1-801-798-1234 Field trips, swim days, and more A to Z Building Blocks- American Fork 1-801-763-0722 Lots of Field trips, lots of FUN! Young Explorers –Pleasant Grove 1-801-796-7722 Kids Korner Academy- Alpine 1-801-735-4093 Sunny Day Daycare Center- Heber City 1-435-654-1112 Ranches Kids Academy- Eagle Mountain 1-801-789-5437 Creative Beginnings- Park City 1-435-645-7315

SUMMER CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS Kimball Arts Center 638 Park Ave., Park City 1-435-649-8882 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (closed Tues), Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm The Kimball Art Center offers a full lineup of classes and workshops for students of all ages and abilities in a wide range of mediums. They also offer classes on demand with 6 or more participants. Kids Village 1641 North State Street, Orem 1-801-235-9999 Day camps for ages 2-9 years. Featured camps this year are; Hot Diggity Dog, It’s a Small World, Abracadabra! Alacazam!, Space the Final Frontier, Clever Clues and Gumshoes, A Priate’s Life for Me, Enchanted Kingdon, and Lights, Camera, Action! Summer Adventure Day Camp 351 West Center Street, Provo (for registration) 222 West 500 North (Camp location) Mon-Fri 9am-3pm Eight one-week camps available for children ages 6-11. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Field Trips, Outdoor Activities, Swimming, Guest Speakers, Sports, Reading Time, Science Projects and much more. Cost is $75 per week. Girls Scouts 1549 North State Street, Suite 106, Orem 1-801-224-9852 Summer camp for all girls who have completed grades 1-12. You do not need to be a girl scout to attend camp. Half–week and Weeklong sessions available. Wasatch Adaptive Sports Highway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird 1-801-933-2188 Summer programs include adaptive biking, nature hikes, fishing, hippo-therapy, and boundless playground. Wasatch Adaptive Sports is a charitable foundation with affordable recreational and educational programs for children and adults with special needs.

Cascade Fairways 1313 East 800 North, Orem 1-801-225-6677 Junior summer golf pass for ages 17 and under Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm Jun-Aug. Golf workshop ages 9-17 years $89.95 plus tax. Bobby Lawrence Karate 976 South State, Orem (main location) 1-801-224-5000 Visit their website or call for hours and a location near you. Center Stage Performing Arts Studio 575 North 1200 West, Orem 1-801-224-9012 Ballet, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballroom, Modern, Children’s Combo, acting, and voice lessons. Visit their website for detailed information on classes. Wasatch Dance Center 550 West 100 South Suite C, Heber City 1-435-657-2455 Mon-Thurs 4pm-8pm, Fri 4pm-6:30pm (office hours) Variety of dance classes offered for ages 3 and up. Call for detailed information. Little Gym 150 West Center Street, Orem 1-801-226-3800 Fitness and development center for children ages 4 months to 12 years. For class details call or visit their website. BYU Conferences and Workshops BYU Campus 1-801-422-4851 Sports and dance workshops for children and youth. Visit their website or call for class details.

RECREATION CENTERS Orem Fitness Center 580 West 165 South, Orem 1-801-229-7154 or 7156 Mon-Fri 5am-10pm (pool opens at 6am), Sat 8am-7pm Many recreational activities for all ages-visit the website or call for more info. Provo Recreation Center 1155 North University Avenue. Provo 1-801-852-6610 Pleasant Grove Recreation Center 547 South Locust Ave., Pleasant Grove 1-801-785-6172 Mon-Fri 6am-10pm, Sat 8am-9pm Recreational activities for all ages. Lehi Legacy Center 123 North Center Street, Lehi 1-801-768-7124 Mon-Sat 5am-11pm The Legacy Center is a recreation facility with a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Lehi City Outdoor pool (451 East 200 South, Lehi) will officially open for the 2009 season, Saturday May 30th. Park City Recreation and Racquet Club 1200 Little Kate Rd., Park City 1-435-615-5401 Mon-Fri 6am-10pm, Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-9pm Recreational activities for all ages. Youth summer programs, day camps and optional activities. Snyderville Basin al Recreation 1388 West Center Drive, Park City 1-435-655-0999 Parks and recreational activities for all ages. Visit the website for more information.

Girls Scouts 1549 North State Street, Suite 106, Orem 1-801-224-9852 Tues-Thurs 12pm-6pm (closed from 2:30-3:30 for lunch) Girl Scouts of Utah is the statewide organization committed to helping Utah’s Girls Grow Strong. Every adult who shares this dream is welcome to join. See summer camp section for info on summer camp. Boy Scouts of America 748 North 1340 West, Orem 1-801-437-6222 or Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-2pm Leaders for small groups where boys learn life skills and perform service projects. Visit either website for more information. UVU Continuing Education 800 West University Pkwy, Orem 1-801-863-8011 Many exciting community education classes are offered throughout the year. These classes are taught in locations throughout Utah County and in Wasatch County. Courses are open to the public and range in price. For detailed class information visit their website or call.

LIBRARIES American Fork Library 64 South 100 East, American Fork 1-801-763-3070 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm and Fri-Sat 12pm-6pm Registration will begin on June 01 for summer reading activities for all ages of children. Mom and Me; Preschool Story Times; School Age Story Times; and Young Adult activities will all be a part of our summer program. Come and "Be Creative" and of course read all summer long. There will be special contests centered around painting, sculpting, music, story writing, and other fine art talents. Lehi City Library 120 North Center Street, Lehi 1-801-768-7150 Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri &Sat 10am-6pm (closed the last Saturday of every month) Book clubs and reading programs for all ages.

Orem City Library 58 North State Street, Orem 1-801-229-7050 Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm Storytime with puppets and activities and chess for all ages Park City Library 1255 Park Ave. Old Town, Park City 1-435-615-5600 Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm Summer reading program for children ages 0-11 years, there is also a program for youth ages 12 and up. Summer reading program goes from June 1st – August 16th . Payson City Library 66 South Main Street, Payson 1-801-465-5220 Mon-Thurs 10am-6:45pm, Fri & Sat 11am-4:45pm Call for more information about summer reading programs Pleasant Grove City Library 30 East Center Street, Pleasant Grove 1-801-785-3950 Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm Celebrate children book week, May 11th-15th. Summer reading program available. Spanish storytime every Friday at 10:30am. Provo City Library 550 North University Ave., Provo 1-801-852-6650 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm Children’s book festival May 16th 10am-4pm. Summer Reading program for all ages, registration kick-off May 30st 9am-6pm (registration will continue through June 27th). Children’s storytime throughout the week, Spanish storytime every Monday in June and July 7pm-7:30pm-visit their website or call for details on time and ages.

Santaquin City Library 20 West 100 South, Santaquin 1-801-754-3030 Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri 12pm-5pm Library storytime twice a week for preschool age children. Salem City Library 59 South Main Street, Salem 1-801-423-2622 Mon 10am-6pm, Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm Summer reading program. Storytime, Monday mornings at 10:30am Spanish Fork City Library 49 South Main Street, Spanish Fork 1-801-804-4480 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-6pm Summer reading program for children and teens. Storytime Monday-Thursday, visit their website or call for detailed information on storytime. Springville City Library 50 South Main Street, Springville 1-801-489-2720 Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm Age appropriate storytime Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri. Spanish storytime on Saturday mornings call or visit the website for detailed information. Summit County Library 6505 North Landmark Drive, Park City 1-435-615-5900 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm Storytimes Tues, Wed, and Thurs. For library locations and hours in Coalville, and Kamas visit their website.

Summer Activity Guide  

Summer activities in the local area

Summer Activity Guide  

Summer activities in the local area