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
Research Tells Us Why Quality Child Care Matters
This list was compiled by
Child Care Resource and Referral – Mountainland
1-801-863-8220 or 1-800-952-8220 Quality early childhood care and education can produce
A program of Utah Valley University
large effects on IQ during the early childhood years and
Funding provided by Utah Department of Workforce Services – Office of Work and Family Life, sizable persistent effects on school achievement, grade
Office of Child Care
retention, special education, high school graduation, and
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
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
The mission statement of Child Care Resource and Referral-
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. What is a High Quality Child Care Environment?
We educate parents and community partners about quality child care. In a high quality child care environment, children are:
We teach early childhood Career Ladder classes to child care Respected, valued and nurtured as individuals
providers. Encouraged to problem solve, take responsibility and learn social skills
We collaborate with community partners to improve child care. Well nourished, properly rested, healthy, and safe
Participate in age appropriate activities
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 In a high quality child care environment, parents are:
apology and call our office and we will be happy to include your activity in our next printing. Recognized and encouraged as active partners in the “shared caring”
relationship with the child care program
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 Provided with the necessary support and information to enhance
when children are left home alone. If you would like referrals for licensed child care, or help in confidence in their parenting skills and their personal sense of self-
becoming a child care provider call Child Care Resource and Referral – Mountainland at 1-801-863- esteem
8220 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.
SCRATCH AND SNIFF WATERCOLORS SUMMER ACTIVITIES
With these watercolors you can paint pictures of oranges that smell like
oranges, grapes that smell like grapes, and cherries that smell like cherries.
PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO SEE
What you will need:
John Hutchings Museum of Natural History
1 Tablespoon unsweetened powered drink mix. 55 North Center, Lehi
1 Tablespoon warm water. 801-768-7180
Several small containers (muffin tins work well). http://hutchingsmuseum.org
How to concoct it: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
1. Mix water and unsweetened drink mix together in a small bowl. Features Natural History and Cultural History. The Hutchings Museum is a hands-on
Repeat this step several times, using various flavors of drink mix to teaching museum and now has many new interactive and touch and feel exhibits. Field
create different colors of paint. trips and guided tours are available.
2. Allow finished work to dry overnight before scratching and sniffing.
*Tips and Ideas: Springville Museum of Art
Create unique scratch and sniff greeting cards and wrapping paper. 126 East 400 South, Springville
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 10am-
CREAM CHEESE PLAYDOUGH
*This is edible playdough Woodbury Art Museum
575 East University Pkwy #250, Orem
Yield: 4 portions 801-863-6200
8 ounce package of cream cheese Mon-Fri 11am-7pm
½ cup non-fat dry milk The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits art and related materials, focusing on
1 tablespoon honey modern and contemporary artistic styles.
Crackers or bread slices (optional)
Young Living Lavender Farms
Other things you’ll need:
Mixing bowl 1-800-371-0819
Mixing spoon or fork http://www,younglivingfarms.com
Wax paper (optional) Some of the daily activities include tours of greenhouse and distillery, rock wall, paddle
Directions: boat, animal petting time, and pony and stage coach rides. Call for reservations
1. Combine cream cheese, milk, and honey in a bowl. Mix until well-
blended. Thanksgiving Point
2. Mold sculptures on wax paper, crackers or bread. 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
3. Eat! 1-801-768-2300 or 1-888-672-6040
Store unused portions in an airtight container and refrigerate. Use the Hours vary by exhibit
expiration date on the package of cream cheese as a guide for storage length. 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
Jumping Rope Chants- all time favorite activity
Cabela’s Teach children your favorite chants as well as these for a fun time.
2502 West Grand Terrace Pkwy, Lehi
http://www.cabelas.com Red Hot Pepper
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun. 10am-6pm Mable, Mabel, set the table,
This retail store has an educational showroom and entertainment attractions featuring a Just as fast as you are able.
décor of museum quality animal displays and huge trophy animals interacting in realistic
re-creations of their habitats. Salt, sugar, vinegar, mustard…
And don’t forget the red-hot pepper!
Utah Valley Llamas
8628 South Main Street, Spanish Fork
1-801-798-3559 (ask for Vai) Down in the Meadow
http://www.utahvalleyllamas.com Down in the meadow where the green grass grows,
Call for hours and reservations There sat Tam as pretty as a rose.
Llama farm tours, $2 per guest. Children may feed and groom the llamas and children She sand, she sang, she dang so sweet,
that weigh less than 60lbs. may take a ride on a llama. Schedule at least 48 hours in
advance. Along came her boyfriend and kissed her on the cheek.
How many kisses did she get that week?
Scera One, two, three, four, five, six…
745 South State Street, Orem
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12pm-6pm (Main Office) My boyfriend’s name is Billy
Movies, Plays, and Special Children’s Matinees. Call or visit their website for detailed He is so silly-silly
information on upcoming movies and events. He has forty-nine toes
And a pickle for a nose,
Seven Peaks Water Park
1330 East 300 North, Provo And that’s the way the story goes.
http://www.sevenpeaks.com One-Two Buckle Your Shoe
May 23rd -Sept 7th One, two, buckle your shoe.
Swimming lessons, first session begins June8th and fifth session begins August 3rd. (Quickly bend down and touch shoe)
Swimming lessons are 2 weeks with 9 classes that are ½ hour long. Swimming lessons Three, four, shut the door.
are available for all ages. For detailed information on park activities visit their website. (pretend to shut the door)
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Orem Heritage Museum
2nd Floor Scera Center for the Arts (quickly bend and pretend to pick up sticks)
745 South State Street, Orem Seven, eight, lock the gate
801-225-2569 ext. 1030 (pretend to close the gate)
http://www.scera.org Nine, ten, do it again!
Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm (June through August) (close the gate again)
The museum is an impressive 30,000 piece collection that tells the unique history of the
city of Orem through artifacts.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Mt. Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Hwy 92, American Fork Canyon
Kids in Danger: http://www.nps.gov/tica
Protect your children from dangerous products that have been recalled by Daily 7am-5:30pm (May 9- Sept 2)
visiting http://www.kidsindanger.org 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.
No Bored Kids Calendar: The cave is a chilly 45 degrees so you’ll want to bring a sweater. Every Saturday from
Find free ongoing activities in your area by visiting Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a children’s program at 10:00am in the Visitors
Beat Summer Boredom: Norwegian Outdoor Exploration Center
Visit http://www.familyfun.com for fun summer recipes, crafts, and party 333 Main Street Mall, First floor, Park City
Learn to Live Healthy: Daily 8:30am-6pm
Encourage healthy habit in your kids this summer. Find tips at Non-profit organization with Summer Youth Programs that focuses on the youth of Park
http://www.intermountainlive.org 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
American Academy of Pediatrics: website for more information
Find summer safety tips at
Things to do in Utah
The Family Travel Network LISTED ARE WEBSITES THAT HAVE INFORMATION ON FUN AND
Looking for a fun family vacation? Find affordable, kid-centered INTERESTING THINGS TO DO ALL OVER THE STATE
summer vacation ideas at http://www.familytravelnetwork.com http://www.thingstodo.com/states/UT
http://www.uvmag.com (then click on Calendar)
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
Pasta and Meat- Activity 4-H
Items Needed: 100 East Center Street, #L400, Provo
Large colander/pasta strainer with handles 1-801-851-8460
http://utah4-h.org or http://www.extension.usu.edu/utah
Laundry basket Utah 4-H youth programs offer a variety of fun and educational programs for kids and
Ping-pong balls or paper balls (crumpled up pieces of paper) youth from kindergarten through 12th grade. Our youth programs include after-school
What to do: clubs, youth camps, and community, project, and family clubs.
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 Boys and Girls Club of Utah County
device) will throw the meat (ping-pong balls or crumpled paper) one at a time and the 1060 East 150 North, Provo
catcher runs to catch each ball in their strainer. If the children want, after all the balls 1-801-371-6242
have been thrown, they can switch roles. http://bgcutah.org
Summer camps, social interaction, arts, crafts, field trips and more. For children ages 6-
18 years. Visit their website or call for more information
Art City Music Academy PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
705 North Main Street, Springville
42 West 300 North, Orem RAH Recreation and Habilitation Services
186 North West State Rd., American Fork 815 North 800 West, Provo
1-801-489-8027 1-801-374-8074 or 1-801-374-8081
Group and private music programs for all ages- 6 months to adult. 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
Hale Center Theater crafts, and more. $25 yearly membership fee (there are scholarships available). Monthly
225 West 400 North, Orem sign-ups, call at least one day ahead. Transportation available for a small fee. Space is
Classes, and workshops for children ages 4-18. Visit their website for details. Special Olympics
243 East 400 South ste. 111, Salt Lake City (Main Office)
Sundance Kids Camp 1-801-860-2170- Utah County
Sundance Resort 1-801-363-1111 ext. 226- Wasatch and Summit Counties
http://www.sundanceresort.com/explore/sum_camp.html Special Olympics offer 20 different team and individual sports for athletes with special
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm needs. For people 8 years old and up. Special Olympics athletes compete in year round
Summer camp for children ages 5-12 years, from June -August. The cost is $45 day or activities. Contact person for Utah County is Jay Dee Nielsen. Contact person for
$180 a week. Each theme is exciting and allows kids to participate in fun hands-on Wasatch and Summit Counties is Amanda Wilson.
The Canyons Summer Kids Camp BYU Center for Service and Learning program
4000 The Canyons Resort, Park City 2330 WSC, Provo
Half –day 8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm The purpose of this program is to help develop and refine the children's social and motor
Full-day 8:30am-4:30pm skills. Volunteers will be partnered one-to-one and are needed to assist the child in
Starting June 15th, The Canyons will offer Summer Camps for children 6 weeks through developing motor skills.
12 years. Adventures include swimming, yoga, arts & crafts, nature hikes, gondola rides,
field trips, indoor & outdoor games. Offered Monday to Friday. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures
335 North 100 East, Logan
LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTERS WITH SUMMER Common Ground Outdoor Adventures mission is to provide life enhancing outdoor
PROGRAMS recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.
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.
The Center Adventure Time Preschool and Childcare- Provo 1-801-373-2989
222 West 500 North, Provo Lollipops- Mapleton 1-491-6661
http://www.provo.org/parks.the_center_main.html TLC for Kids- Springville 1-801-489-3020
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 Just for Kids- Springville 1-801-489-3114
positive environment that encourages social, recreational and educational growth.
5+2 Child Care Center- Orem 801-607-2151
American Fork Fitness Center Field trips, activities with water activities, visit parks, picnics, movies, and more!
454 North Center Street, American Fork
1-801-763-3084 Mariela’s Home Daycare- Orem 801-225-0716
http://www.afcity.com Field trips, activities with water activities, visit parks, picnics, movies, and more!
Mon-Thurs 5am-10pm, Fri & Sat 5am-9pm
“Something for Everyone” a variety of recreational activities for the whole family. Magic Door Preschool and Daycare- Orem 1-801-221-1204
Field trips, activities with water activities, visit parks, picnics, movies, and more!
CITY CELEBRATIONS Kids Connection- Orem 1-801-224-4449
Art City Days-Springville (June 6-13) http://www.springville.org
Alpine Days- Alpine (August 2-8) http://www.alpinecity.org Kinderland-Orem 1-801-224-4744
Family Festival- Cedar Hills (July20-29 ) http://www.cedarhills.org
Fiesta Days- Spanish Fork (July 18-25) http://www.spanishfork.org KinderCare-Orem 1-801-226-8970
Freedom Festival- Provo (July 2-4) http://www.provo.org
Highland Fling- Highland (August 1) http://www.highlandcity.org Kids Count Daycare Center-Spanish Fork 1-801-798-1234
Himalayan Fest- Spanish Fork (June 6) http://www.utahkrishnas.com Field trips, swim days, and more
Llama Fest- Spanish Fork (July 18 @4:00pm) http://www.utahvalleyllamas.com
Lindon Days- Lindon (August 1-8) http://www.lindoncity.org A to Z Building Blocks- American Fork 1-801-763-0722
Orchard Days- Santaquin (August 1) http://www.santaquin.org Lots of Field trips, lots of FUN!
Pony Express Days- Eagle Mountain (May 29-June 6) http://www.emcity.org
Round-Up Days-Lehi (June 19-28) http://www.lehi-ut.gov Young Explorers –Pleasant Grove 1-801-796-7722
Salem Days- Salem (August 8) http://www.pondtown.org
Kids Korner Academy- Alpine 1-801-735-4093
Saratoga Splash- Saratoga Springs (June 6-13) http://www.saratoga-springs.net
Steel Days- American Fork (July 11-18) http://www.afcity.com
Sunny Day Daycare Center- Heber City 1-435-654-1112
Strawberry Days- Pleasant Grove (June 14-20) http://www.plgrove.org
Swiss Days- Midway (September 4-5) http://www.hebervalleycc.org
Ranches Kids Academy- Eagle Mountain 1-801-789-5437
Timpanogos Story Telling Festival- Orem (September 3-5)
Creative Beginnings- Park City 1-435-645-7315
SUMMER CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS Cascade Fairways
1313 East 800 North, Orem
Kimball Arts Center 1-801-225-6677
638 Park Ave., Park City http://cascadegolfcenter.com
1-435-649-8882 Junior summer golf pass for ages 17 and under Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm Jun-Aug. Golf
http://www.kimball-art.org workshop ages 9-17 years $89.95 plus tax.
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 Bobby Lawrence Karate
ages and abilities in a wide range of mediums. They also offer classes on demand with 6 976 South State, Orem (main location)
or more participants. 1-801-224-5000
Kids Village Visit their website or call for hours and a location near you.
1641 North State Street, Orem
1-801-235-9999 Center Stage Performing Arts Studio
http://www.kidsvillage.net 575 North 1200 West, Orem
Day camps for ages 2-9 years. Featured camps this year are; Hot Diggity Dog, It’s a Small 1-801-224-9012
World, Abracadabra! Alacazam!, Space the Final Frontier, Clever Clues and Gumshoes, A http://www.centerstageutah.com
Priate’s Life for Me, Enchanted Kingdon, and Lights, Camera, Action! Ballet, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballroom, Modern, Children’s Combo, acting, and
voice lessons. Visit their website for detailed information on classes.
Summer Adventure Day Camp
351 West Center Street, Provo (for registration) Wasatch Dance Center
222 West 500 North (Camp location) 550 West 100 South Suite C, Heber City
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm http://www.wasatchdance.com
Eight one-week camps available for children ages 6-11. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Mon-Thurs 4pm-8pm, Fri 4pm-6:30pm (office hours)
Field Trips, Outdoor Activities, Swimming, Guest Speakers, Sports, Reading Time, Variety of dance classes offered for ages 3 and up. Call for detailed information.
Science Projects and much more. Cost is $75 per week.
Girls Scouts 150 West Center Street, Orem
1549 North State Street, Suite 106, Orem 1-801-226-3800
http://www.gsutah.org Fitness and development center for children ages 4 months to 12 years. For class details
Summer camp for all girls who have completed grades 1-12. You do not need to be a girl call or visit their website.
scout to attend camp. Half–week and Weeklong sessions available.
BYU Conferences and Workshops
Wasatch Adaptive Sports BYU Campus
Highway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird 1-801-422-4851
http://www.wasatchadaptivesports.org Sports and dance workshops for children and youth. Visit their website or call for class
Summer programs include adaptive biking, nature hikes, fishing, hippo-therapy, and details.
boundless playground. Wasatch Adaptive Sports is a charitable foundation with
affordable recreational and educational programs for children and adults with special
RECREATION CENTERS Girls Scouts
Orem Fitness Center 1549 North State Street, Suite 106, Orem
580 West 165 South, Orem 1-801-224-9852
1-801-229-7154 or 7156 http://www.gsutah.org
http://www.orem.org Tues-Thurs 12pm-6pm (closed from 2:30-3:30 for lunch)
Mon-Fri 5am-10pm (pool opens at 6am), Sat 8am-7pm Girl Scouts of Utah is the statewide organization committed to helping Utah’s Girls
Many recreational activities for all ages-visit the website or call for more info. Grow Strong. Every adult who shares this dream is welcome to join. See summer camp
section for info on summer camp.
Provo Recreation Center
1155 North University Avenue. Provo Boy Scouts of America
1-801-852-6610 748 North 1340 West, Orem
http://www.utahscouts.org or http://www.scouting.org
Pleasant Grove Recreation Center Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-2pm
547 South Locust Ave., Pleasant Grove Leaders for small groups where boys learn life skills and perform service projects. Visit
1-801-785-6172 either website for more information.
Mon-Fri 6am-10pm, Sat 8am-9pm UVU Continuing Education
Recreational activities for all ages. 800 West University Pkwy, Orem
Lehi Legacy Center http://uvsc.edu/conted/commed
123 North Center Street, Lehi Many exciting community education classes are offered throughout the year. These
1-801-768-7124 classes are taught in locations throughout Utah County and in Wasatch County.
http://www.lehi-ut.gov Courses are open to the public and range in price. For detailed class information visit
Mon-Sat 5am-11pm their website or call.
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 LIBRARIES
2009 season, Saturday May 30th. American Fork Library
64 South 100 East, American Fork
Park City Recreation and Racquet Club 1-801-763-3070
1200 Little Kate Rd., Park City http://www.afcity.org
1-435-615-5401 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm and Fri-Sat 12pm-6pm
http://www.parkcity.org Registration will begin on June 01 for summer reading activities for all ages of
Mon-Fri 6am-10pm, Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-9pm children. Mom and Me; Preschool Story Times; School Age Story Times; and Young
Recreational activities for all ages. Youth summer programs, day camps and optional Adult activities will all be a part of our summer program. Come and "Be Creative"
activities. and of course read all summer long. There will be special contests centered around
painting, sculpting, music, story writing, and other fine art talents.
Snyderville Basin al Recreation
1388 West Center Drive, Park City Lehi City Library
1-435-655-0999 120 North Center Street, Lehi
Parks and recreational activities for all ages. Visit the website for more information. http://www.lehi-ut.gov/library/
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri &Sat 10am-6pm (closed the last Saturday of every
Book clubs and reading programs for all ages.
Santaquin City Library
Orem City Library 20 West 100 South, Santaquin
58 North State Street, Orem 1-801-754-3030
http://www.oremlibrary.com Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri 12pm-5pm
Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm Library storytime twice a week for preschool age children.
Storytime with puppets and activities and chess for all ages
Salem City Library
Park City Library 59 South Main Street, Salem
1255 Park Ave. Old Town, Park City 1-801-423-2622
http://www.youseemore.com/parkcity Mon 10am-6pm, Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm Summer reading program. Storytime, Monday mornings at 10:30am
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 . Spanish Fork City Library
49 South Main Street, Spanish Fork
Payson City Library 1-801-804-4480
66 South Main Street, Payson http://www.spanishfork.org/dept/library
1-801-465-5220 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-6pm
http://www.paysonlibrary.org Summer reading program for children and teens. Storytime Monday-Thursday, visit
Mon-Thurs 10am-6:45pm, Fri & Sat 11am-4:45pm their website or call for detailed information on storytime.
Call for more information about summer reading programs
Springville City Library
Pleasant Grove City Library 50 South Main Street, Springville
30 East Center Street, Pleasant Grove 1-801-489-2720
http://www.plgrove.org/library Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm Age appropriate storytime Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri. Spanish storytime on Saturday
Celebrate children book week, May 11th-15th. Summer reading program available. mornings call or visit the website for detailed information.
Spanish storytime every Friday at 10:30am.
Summit County Library
Provo City Library 6505 North Landmark Drive, Park City
550 North University Ave., Provo 1-435-615-5900
http://www.provo.lib.ut.us Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm Storytimes Tues, Wed, and Thurs. For library locations and hours in Coalville, and
Children’s book festival May 16th 10am-4pm. Summer Reading program for all ages, Kamas visit their website.
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.