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    Ski Break Camp

    February 19 - 22, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.


    Registration opens January 14th, 2019 at 6:00 am!

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    Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is excited to offer 4 days of fun, outdoor camp during the Park City February Break.  Campers will adventure on snowshoes, learn about animals in the winter, try their hand at snow science, and more.

    Ski Break Camp is open to youth currently enrolled in 1st through 5th graders.  Kindergarteners may not attend—no 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.


    Is the camp you wanted already full? Please sign up for the waitlist here:

    WAITLIST

    Date Theme Time Cost
    Tuesday
    February 19
    Snow Science: Come prepared to explore the science of snow!  Campers will spend time learning about different types of snowflakes, building their own snow volcanoes, and snowshoeing on the Preserve during this fun, science-focused camp! 9 am - 4 pm $60
    Wednesday
    February 20
    Winter Survival:  Master the essentials to survive in the cold! Campers will build snow forts, learn how to identify plants in the winter, and find out how to stay warm in the snow! 9 am - 4 pm $60
    Thursday
    February 21
    Frosty Friends:  What does a fox do in the winter?  How about a frog?  This is your chance to explore and learn more about Swaner’s winter animal inhabitants.  Campers will look for signs of animals on the Preserve, investigate what exactly animals do to survive winter, and more! 9 am - 4 pm $60

    Friday
    February 22

    Arctic Adventures: Experience how Indigenous people and explorers navigate the Arctic! Campers will try out snow shoes, build their own igloos, and learn about the science of sled dogs! 9 am - 4 pm $60

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

    Tuition waivers are available to individuals with financial need.  Please contact Katherine Veeder, Education Director, at katherine.veeder@usu.edu or (435)797-8942 for more information.

    Swaner Family Members
    Family members of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter 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 form the waitlist.  If your spot cannot be filled, you will not receive a refund.

    The online registration system used for Swaner Ski 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