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    Spring Break Camps

    Spring Break Camp

    April 8th - 12th | 9 am - 4 pm 

    Registration opens March 4th at 6:00 am

    Eventbrite - Spring Break Camp 2019


    Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is excited to offer 5 days of fun, outdoor camp during the Park City’s Spring Break. Campers will explore the Preserve through adventure, art, science, and more!

    Spring Break Camp is open to youth currently enrolled in 1st through 5th grades. Kindergarteners may not attendno exceptions. Camp begins each morning at 9 am and ends at 4 pm (drop off is allowed at 8:45 am. No late pick up available). Two snacks will be provided (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), but campers should bring their own sack lunch (that does not require heating) and a reusable water bottle each day. More information, including daily agendas, packing list, and specific agendas will be sent out about a week before camp begins.


    April 8
    Wings & Water: Complete art projects, science experiments, and play games to learn about animals that fly in the sky and dive in the water! Use binoculars to observe birds on the preserve, explore Swaner streams, and investigate how water and wings are important to our special ecosystem!
    April 9
    Jaws & Claws:  Become animal experts for a day, as we explore behind-the-scenes of Swaner’s newest traveling exhibit, Nature’s Ninjas.  Learn what exactly it takes to care for the animals in the exhibit, and explore how these animals protect themselves!
    April 10
    Roots & Shoots: Just in time for the start of spring, campers will investigate different types of plants found on the Swaner Preserve and in Park City. In the afternoon, EATS Park City will join us for a special cooking lesson!
    April 11
    Scales & Tales: Use your creativity to observe the environment and the wildlife you see! Become inspired by some scaly creatures during a special meet and greet, then put your creative writing skills to work to describe what you felt, saw, smelled, and listened to!
    April 12
    Fur & Footprints: Learn more about the animals that call the Swaner Preserve home!  Explore for signs of animals that may be left behind, play fun animal-themed games, learn about some of the special ways that scientists collect field data about native animals, and enjoy a special guest visit from the animal ambassadors of Wild Wonders!

    The cost of each camp is $60 per day. This fee helps to cover the cost of supplies for activities, any special guest visitors, our staff’s time planning and facilitating camp, snacks, facility expenses, and more.

    Tuition waivers available on case to case basis.  Please contact Katherine Veeder, Education Director, at katherine.veeder@usu.edu or (435)797-8942 for more information.

    Swaner Family Level Members
    Family-level members of Swaner receive a 10% discount on camp registration fees.  Click here for more information on how to become a member of Swaner.  Family-level members will receive a promotional code prior registration that must be entered to receive the discount.  You must have a family-level membership at the time of registration to qualify for the Swaner member discount.  If you do not have a family membership or your membership is expired, your registration will be cancelled without notice, and you may lose your spot.  

    To check the status of your membership or to become a member contact our Development Director, Peregine Bosler at 435-797-8939 or peregrine.bosler@usu.edu. You can also sign up to be a member using our online form

    If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the day of camp, you will be refunded minus a $25 dollar fee. If you cancel 2 or less weeks prior the day of camp, you will receive a refund (less the $25 fee mentioned above) only if your spot is filled from the waitlist. If your spot cannot be filled, you will not receive a refund.

    The online registration system used for Swaner Spring Break camps only accepts payment via credit or debit card. If you would like to pay with cash or check, please contact Katherine Veeder at (435)797-8942 or katherine.veeder@usu.edu. Please note that registration may fill up in the meantime, so online registration is highly encouraged.


    Katherine Veeder

      Name: Katherine Veeder

      Position: Director of Education

      E-mail: Katherine.Veeder@usu.edu

      Phone: 435-797-8942