OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP AT ALTA | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City


*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 08/22/2022
This summer, we invite adventurers age 5 (finishing Kindergarten in 2022) thru 12 years old to spend a week with us doing hands-on science and nature-based activities, as well as partaking in experiential learning on the ecology of the cottonwood canyons! Each camp is all day from 8 am to 5pm, with shorter day options of 9am to 4pm too. Transport from the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, AND All meals are included!

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately.


Using nature right outside the backdoor as a springboard for environmental education, we will connect children to what they love about nature. We stroke their curiosity and use that to teach them about the mountains we love and live in!

At camp the children will be hiking, inventing using recycled materials, building solar ovens, learning about the flowers and bugs at Alta,  journaling, learning about our watershed, creating art, writing the President about our National Forests, and so much more. Our curriculum will focus on nature education and on what is so great about the Wasatch!


Our mission is to ensure that our summer camp gives children the opportunity to learn and be happy in the outdoors


Each child must bring: Sunscreen, hat/baseball cap, and sturdy hiking shoes.

A complimentary water bottle will be provided to each child. We recommend this hydration pack.


We provide breakfast, lunch, and a late afternoon snack!
Here at Alta Children's Center, we know the importance of feeding our children healthy and nutritious food, which is why we strive to purchase organic and GMO free products whenever possible.  We also emphasize whole grains and a large variety of fruits and vegetables. We avoid highly processed foods and make our snacks from scratch using real ingredients.

Why organic? Growing organically boosts key nutrients in food such as Omega 3’s as well as antioxidants, and organic produce has virtually no harmful pesticide resudues. It is also much friendlier to the environment to grow organically. We choose to serve organic food for all these reasons!

Please highlight food allergies and/or sensitivities during registration.

Please see our detailed Meals page here.


Under the direction of Ilse Wilson who has an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education, and experience with a certified outdoor classroom with Nature Explore. Nature Explore is a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. The mission of this comprehensive, research-based initiative is to help children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning.

Take a look at our Staff Page here.


5 – 12 years old. Groups will be created with a mix of all ages as the counselors see fit.


Full Pricing and Package details are located here.


Non refundable Deposit. Full payment is required the week before camp starts. 

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


10520 East Day Lodge Rd
Alta, UT, 84092
United States


Contact name: 
Ilse Wilson
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