Partner Day Camps

Our mission at Camp Kostopulos is to improve the quality of life for people of all abilities through recreation, education, and growth opportunities. Part of our mission is to provide education about people with disabilities and special needs to the general population.  Our partner camps will do just that.

Kids without disabilities who attend our partner camps will be sharing our facilities with our campers who have cognitive and physical disabilities.  They will learn that people with disabilities are just like them – they just have different challenges and abilities!  Everyone loves to have fun, learn, and play!

We have partnered with many great organizations to provide a 2-in-1 camping experience for kids in elementary school, without special needs. We believe in inclusion, and want all members of the community to have the opportunity to come to Camp K! At our partner camps, the kids spend half their time at the community partner’s facility (art schools, museums, gardens, universities, and more), and half their time at Camp K participating in outdoor learning adventures and nature education.  We switch sites in the middle of the day so that the campers can get the best of both worlds!

2017 Summer Partner Camps Registration has started!

Registrations are handled by our Partner Agencies.  

Check back frequently, as registration information will be published as it becomes available.

Required form for all Partner Camp participants:

Waiver and Release Form

2017 Partner Camps

June 5 – June 9

  • Adventures in Veterinary Medicine - Ages 9-14

    Co-sponsored with University of Utah Youth Education

    Explore the field of veterinary medicine! Spend the first half of each day learning what it takes to become a veterinarian and the other half getting up close and personal with horses at Camp Kostopolus. You will learn about animal anatomy, surgical procedures, and see what it’s like behind the scenes in the veterinary profession. At Camp K, discover things you never knew about these majestic animals while practicing horse care and grooming skills. You will even have the opportunity to ride one of the horses. Embrace your inner animal lover and join this lively class!

    Register students ages 9-11

    Register students ages 12-14

  • 21st Century Learning: Creating Leaders through Business (Ages 15-17)

    Co-sponsored with Microsoft and University of Utah Youth Education

    Spend a week investing in your future! Work with experts from Microsoft to learn core business concepts and how to create a successful business plan. Throughout the week, you will work as a team to create, market, and present an original project. Don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play. At Camp K, you will test out the low ropes course, play games, and engage in team building initiatives that will sharpen your 21st century learning skills like communication, collaboration, and adaptability.

    Register students ages 15-17

 

June 12 – June 16

  • Adventures in Science - 2nd & 3rd Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Join us for a week of camp adventures! Morning activities at Camp K will include hiking, rock climbing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, field games, and ropes courses. Afternoons will be spent with Museum educators, investigating forensic science—from analyzing finger, lip, and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes and inspecting chromatography.

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • Science Adventures - 4th & 5th Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Let’s explore! While at the Museum each morning, campers will investigate forensic science—from analyzing handwriting and finger, lip and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes, and identifying unknown chemicals. Afternoons will be spent at Camp K participating in outdoor camp activities like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, field games, rock climbing, climbing ropes courses, and fishing. 

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • Outdoor Adventures - Art Camp - Grades 2-3

    Co-sponsored with Bad Dog Arts

    Join Camp K and Bad Dog Arts for a fun and exciting week of Summer Camp!  Campers will spend half of the day at Camp K, where they will ride horses, climb/traverse the Ropes Course, Swim, Fish, learn about nature, and much more.  The other half of the day will be spent creating fun and unique art projects with Bad Dog Arts.

    Registration begins at 8 am on March 1 – Click here for more information

  • The Great Outdoors - Art Camp - Grades 4-5

    Co-sponsored with Bad Dog Arts

    Join Camp K and Bad Dog Arts for a fun and exciting week of Summer Camp!  Campers will spend half of the day at Camp K, where they will ride horses, climb/traverse the Ropes Course, Swim, Fish, learn about nature, and much more.  The other half of the day will be spent creating fun and unique art projects with Bad Dog Arts.

    Registration begins at 8 am on March 1 – Click here for more information

June 19 – June 23

  • Ultimate Camp Experience - 2nd & 3rd Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Gardens, This is the Place, and Hogle Zoo

    If you can only attend one camp this summer, make it this one! Join us for a week of signature camp activities where each day finds campers at a different location with new experiences. While at Camp Kostopulos students will enjoy ropes courses, spending time with the horses, rock climbing, and fishing. At Red Butte Garden, campers will enjoy a plethora of garden adventures from plants to insects. At This is the Place we’ll investigate Utah’s past pioneer history through train rides, panning for gold, and pioneer activities. Discover and meet some of the animals that call Utah’s Hogle Zoo home. And while at the Natural History Museum of Utah, participate in a range of science topics from chemistry and physics to earth science and biology. One week has never been so exciting!

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • 21st Century Learning: Gear up for FIRST LEGO - Ages 9-14

    Co-sponsored with Microsoft, U of U Youth Education, and Learning through Robotics

    Gear up and get inspired in this fast-paced robotics class! At Camp K, you will play games, test your skills on the low ropes course, and experience life in 3D, all the while developing skills like teamwork, adaptability, and flexibility to prepare you for competition! Work with experts from Microsoft and Learning through Robotics to learn how to code, program, and accomplish FIRST LEGO League challenges using Mindstorm EV3 Robots and Raspberry Pi programming. You’ll even have a chance to practice lessons designed to help understand FIRST LEGO League Robot Games on a 4′ X 8′ mat!

    Registration Ages 9-11

    Registration Ages 12-14

 

June 26 – June 30

  • Birdie Buddies – 2nd & 3rd Grade

    Co-sponsored with Tracy Aviary

    There are so many friends to be made if we embrace each other’s differences! This week, campers will spend mornings at Tracy Aviary meeting often misunderstood birds and learning about how those birds help our planet. Campers will then spend afternoons at Camp K experiencing hiking, swimming, and low ropes courses, building memories and friendships! Transportation between sites is included.

    Registration 2nd & 3rd Grades

  • Avian Allies – 4th & 5th Grade

    Co-sponsored with Tracy Aviary

    In this camp, we are standing up for those who are different from us—human and bird alike! Campers will spend mornings at Camp K, getting to know how we are all different and similar as they work together in activities like hiking, swimming, and ropes courses. Campers will then spend afternoons at Tracy Aviary meeting birds who are often misunderstood, learning how those birds are vital to our planet, and exploring how we can be allies for our feathered friends. Transportation between sites is included.

    Registration 4th & 5th Grades

  • Build Your Own Wild Adventure - 6th - 8th Grades

    Co-sponsored with Hogle Zoo

    Ever wonder what it takes to run a zoo or maybe what it takes to run a camp? Discover both during this week-long cooperative camp at Utah’s Hogle Zoo and Camp Kostopulos. At the Zoo, go on rounds, uncover the “ins and outs” of animal care, and complete a team animal enrichment project while making some wild animal friends. At Camp Kostopulos, connect with wild places while rock climbing, horseback riding, rope courses and fishing. Discover what it takes to open a world of opportunity for people of all abilities! Teams will use their newfound knowledge to build a wild conservation adventure that preserves wild animals and wild places!

    Registration 6th-8th Grades

 

July 10 – July 14

  • Ultimate Camp Experience - 4th & 5th Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Gardens, This is the Place, and Hogle Zoo

    If you can only attend one camp this summer, make it this one! Join us for a week of signature camp activities where each day finds campers at a different location with new experiences. While at Camp Kostopulos students will enjoy ropes courses, spending time with the horses, rock climbing, and fishing. At Red Butte Garden, campers will enjoy a plethora of garden adventures from plants to insects. At This is the Place we’ll investigate Utah’s past pioneer history through train rides, panning for gold, and pioneer activities. Discover and meet some of the animals that call Utah’s Hogle Zoo home. And while at the Natural History Museum of Utah, participate in a range of science topics from chemistry and physics to earth science and biology. One week has never been so exciting!

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • 21st Century Learning: Conquering High School and Beyond (Ages 13-15) - Sold-Out!

    Co-sponsored with Microsoft and U of U Youth Education

    Get a jump-start on the school year! Set academic goals and start mapping out your future. Whether you want to become a social activist or create your own business, this class will transform your passions into reality. Work with Microsoft to construct a one-of-a-kind project that will sharpen your research and entrepreneurial skills. Don’t worry this camp is not all work and no play. At Camp K, you will play games participate in a series of team-building activities that focus on the learning and processing of 21st Century skills like self-confidence, self-control, persistence, flexibility, adaptability, curiosity, initiative, communication, and collaboration.

    Camp is sold out! 

 

July 17 – July 21

  • Adventures in Science - 2nd & 3rd Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Join us for a week of camp adventures! Morning activities at Camp K will include hiking, rock climbing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, field games, and ropes courses. Afternoons will be spent with Museum educators, investigating forensic science—from analyzing finger, lip and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes and inspecting chromatography.

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • Science Adventures - 4th & 5th Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Let’s explore! While at the Museum each morning, campers will investigate forensic science—from analyzing handwriting and finger, lip and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes, and identifying unknown chemicals. Afternoons will be spent at Camp K participating in outdoor camp activities like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, field games, rock climbing, climbing ropes courses, and fishing. 

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • Creative Terrain - Art Camp - Grades 5-6

    Co-sponsored with Bad Dog Arts

    Join Camp K and Bad Dog Arts for a fun and exciting week of Summer Camp!  Campers will spend half of the day at Camp K, where they will ride horses, climb/traverse the Ropes Course, Swim, Fish, learn about nature, and much more.  The other half of the day will be spent creating fun and unique art projects with Bad Dog Arts.

    Registration begins at 8 am on March 1 – Click here for more information

  • Terra Forma - Art Camp - Grades 7-8

    Co-sponsored with Bad Dog Arts

    Join Camp K and Bad Dog Arts for a fun and exciting week of Summer Camp!  Campers will spend half of the day at Camp K, where they will ride horses, climb/traverse the Ropes Course, Swim, Fish, learn about nature, and much more.  The other half of the day will be spent creating fun and unique art projects with Bad Dog Arts.

    Registration begins at 8 am on March 1 – Click here for more information

July 31 – August 4

  • Adventure Camp - 6th-8th Grades

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    It’s the best of both worlds! While at the Museum, we’ll unleash your inner geek as we explore the Bonneville Shoreline Trail while using GPS units, investigate macro- and micro-invertebrates and pH testing along with forensic science. Afternoons will focus on your wild side as you spend time at Camp K participating in outdoor camp activities like hiking, rock climbing, swimming, horseback riding, field games, climbing ropes courses, and fishing. We are offering two sessions of this camp.

    Registration begins March 13 – Click here for more information

  • Eco-Friends - Art Camp - Grades 2-3

    Co-sponsored with Bad Dog Arts

    Join Camp K and Bad Dog Arts for a fun and exciting week of Summer Camp!  Campers will spend half of the day at Camp K, where they will ride horses, climb/traverse the Ropes Course, Swim, Fish, learn about nature, and much more.  The other half of the day will be spent creating fun and unique art projects with Bad Dog Arts.

    Registration begins at 8 am on March 1 – Click here for more information

  • Go Green - Art Camp - Grades 4-5

    Co-sponsored with Bad Dog Arts

    Join Camp K and Bad Dog Arts for a fun and exciting week of Summer Camp!  Campers will spend half of the day at Camp K, where they will ride horses, climb/traverse the Ropes Course, Swim, Fish, learn about nature, and much more.  The other half of the day will be spent creating fun and unique art projects with Bad Dog Arts.

    Registration begins at 8 am on March 1 – Click here for more information

August 7 – August 11

  • 21st Century Learning: Navigating Junior High - Microsoft Work & Play - Ages 9-14

    Co-sponsored with Microsoft and U of U Youth Education

    Get tech-savvy in this dynamic class! Acquire the skills you need to succeed in junior high, or middle school for an easy transition into high school. Don’t worry it’s not all work, there is plenty of time for play! Develop skills like communication, collaboration, and adaptability, while playing games, testing your skills on the low ropes course, and experiencing virtual reality technology at Camp K! Work with the U to learn how to turn your papers into professional essays by practicing how to write, format, and proof like a boss. You’ll also take lessons from Microsoft experts on how to use programs like Office, Windows 10, Cortana, One Microsoft, One Ecosystem, One Note and Sway.

    Registration Ages 9-11

    Registration Ages 12-14

  • Super Science Investigators - Ages 6-11

    Co-sponsored with U of U Youth Education

    Experience and experiment with a new science adventure each day in this awesome class full of chemistry, biology, ecology, geology, and other spectacular sciences. Spend half of each day on the University of Utah campus conducting experiments in the lab, and spend the other half at Camp Kostopulos for some hands-on learning in the field, exploring nature, and seeing science in action! Dive in and dissect a fish and walk around Emigration Canyon as you identify plants and animals. Daily hands-on experiments let you get creative and messy with science as you learn about how the world works!

    Registration Ages 6-8

    Registration Ages 9-11