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!

Registrations are handled by our Partner Agencies.  

Required form for all Partner Camp participants:

Waiver and Release Form

2019 Partner Camps

June 10 – June 14

  • 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.  Transportation between sites is provided

    Click here to check availability and register

  • 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 hiking, low and high ropes, swimming, field games, spending time with the horses, and water ecosystem exploration, along with camp fires and s’mores! Drop camper off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick up at Camp Kostopulos at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

    Click here to check availability and register

June 17 – June 21

  • Adventure Camp for Girls

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    It’s the best of both worlds! While at Camp K each morning, campers will participate in outdoor camp activities like ropes courses, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, and adventure treks, along with campfires and s’mores! 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.  Drop your camper off at Camp K in the morning by 8:30 am and pick them up at NHMU at 4:30 each afternoon. Transportation between sites will be provided.

    Click here to check availability and register

  • Adventure Camp - Explore Your World - First Graders

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Description: Join us for an action-packed, STEAM-based week. While at NHMU each morning, campers will explore the Museum using scientific tools and methods while investigating states of matter, constellations, rockets, ink chromatography, magnets, and basic robotics. While at Camp K each afternoon, campers will survey the Utah foothills while learning about clouds, plants and critters. They’ll also participate in swimming, horse activities, fishing and other camp games and crafts. We’ve got an action-packed week of discovery…and all we need is YOU! Drop camper off at NHMU by 9:00am and pick up at Camp K at 4:00pm. Transportation (car seats included) between sites is provided.

    Click here to check availability and register

June 24 – June 28

  • 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, climbing wall, and fishing. At Red Butte Garden, campers will have a plethora of garden adventures while exploring everything 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. And, while at the Natural History Museum of Utah, explore the Museum and our collections while participating in hands-on science. One week has never been so exciting!

    Chose from one session below. Each session indicates where a camper is to be dropped off and picked up each day.

    Session A – Click here to check availability and register

    Session B – Click here to check availability and register

    Session C – Click here to check availability and register

    Session D – Click here to check availability and register

    Session E – Click here to check availability and register

July 1 – July 5

  • Amazing Animals: Outdoors and Art Camp - Grades 2-3

    Co-sponsored with Clever Octopus

    ** July 1st-5th will be a four day camp due to the holiday. No Camp on July 4th **

    While at Camp K each morning, campers will participate in outdoor camp activities like ropes courses, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, and adventure treks, along with campfires and s’mores! Campers will survey the Utah foothills and have the opportunity to observe local wildlife from birds, fish, and other critters that call Camp K their home.  In the afternoons, campers will join the Clever Octopus crew to explore the animal kingdom creating our own soft animal puppets, building teeny tiny habitats, and printing our own modern art, all using reclaimed materials!

    Click here to check availability and register

  • Amazing Animals: Outdoors and Art Camp - Grades 4-5

    Co-sponsored with Clever Octopus

    ** July 1st-5th will be a four day camp due to the holiday. No Camp on July 4th **

    While at Camp K each morning, campers will participate in outdoor camp activities like ropes courses, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, and adventure treks, along with campfires and s’mores! Campers will explore the natural landscape of Emigration Canyon to become artistically inspired. We will take a closer look at plants, clouds, and rock formations to use as an inspiration to create art!  In the afternoons, campers will join the Clever Octopus crew to explore the natural world creating nature weavings, making tiny terraria, and making mobiles based on our surroundings, all using reclaimed materials!

    Click here to check availability and register

July 8 – July 12

  • Adventure Camp for Boys

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Description: It’s the best of both worlds! While at Camp K each morning, campers will participate in outdoor camp activities like ropes courses, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, and adventure treks, along with campfires and s’mores! 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. Drop your camper off at Camp K in the morning by 8:30 am and pick them up at NHMU at 4:30 each afternoon. Transportation between sites will be provided.

    Click here to check availability and register

  • Adventure Camp - Explore Your World - First Graders

    Co-sponsored with the Natural History Museum of Utah

    Description: Join us for an action-packed, STEAM-based week. While at NHMU each morning, campers will explore the Museum using scientific tools and methods while investigating states of matter, constellations, rockets, ink chromatography, magnets, and basic robotics. While at Camp K each afternoon, campers will survey the Utah foothills while learning about clouds, plants and critters. They’ll also participate in swimming, horse activities, fishing and other camp games and crafts. We’ve got an action-packed week of discovery…and all we need is YOU! Drop camper off at NHMU by 9:00am and pick up at Camp K at 4:00pm. Transportation (car seats included) between sites is provided.

    Click here to check availability and register

July 15 – July 19

  • 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, climbing wall, and fishing. At Red Butte Garden, campers will have a plethora of garden adventures while exploring everything 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. And, while at the Natural History Museum of Utah, explore the Museum and our collections while participating in hands-on science. One week has never been so exciting!

    Chose from one session below. Each session indicates where a camper is to be dropped off and picked up each day.

    Session A – Click here to check availability and register

    Session B – Click here to check availability and register

    Session C – Click here to check availability and register

    Session D – Click here to check availability and register

    Session E – Click here to check availability and register

July 22 – July 26

  • Nerdy Nature: Outdoors and Art Camp grades 2-3

    Co-sponsored with Clever Octopus

    ** July 22nd-26th will be a four day camp due to the holiday. No Camp on July 24th **

    While at Camp K each morning, campers will participate in outdoor camp activities like ropes courses, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, and adventure treks, along with campfires and s’mores! Campers will explore the natural landscape of Emigration Canyon to become artistically inspired. We will take a closer look at plants, clouds, and rock formations to use as an inspiration to create art!  In the afternoons, campers will join the Clever Octopus crew to explore the natural world creating nature weavings, making tiny terraria, and making mobiles based on our surroundings, all using reclaimed materials!

    Click here to check availability and register

  • Nerdy Nature: Outdoors and Art Camp grades 4-5

    Co-sponsored with Clever Octopus

    ** July 22nd-26th will be a four day camp due to the holiday. No Camp on July 24th **

    In the mornings, campers will join the Clever Octopus crew to explore the natural world creating nature weavings, making tiny terraria, and making mobiles based on our surroundings, all using reclaimed materials!  While at Camp K each afternoon, campers will participate in outdoor camp activities like ropes courses, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, and adventure treks, along with campfires and s’mores! Campers will explore the natural landscape of Emigration Canyon to become artistically inspired. We will take a closer look at plants, clouds, and rock formations to use as an inspiration to create art!

    Click here to check availability and register

July 29 – August 2

  • 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.  Transportation between sites is provided

    Click here to check availability and register

  • 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 hiking, low and high ropes, swimming, field games, spending time with the horses, and water ecosystem exploration, along with camp fires and s’mores! Drop camper off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick up at Camp Kostopulos at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

    Click here to check availability and register

August 5 – August 9

  • Adventures in Veterinary Medicine - Ages 9-14

    Co-sponsored with University of Utah Youth Education

    Embrace your inner animal lover and explore the fascinating world of veterinary science! Spend half of each day learning what veterinary professionals do, and the other half getting up close and personal with horses and other animals at Camp Kostopulos. At the U of U, we’ll cover some of the things veterinarians need to know, including disease prevention, animal behavior, anatomy, health exams, first aid, and nutrition. At Camp K, you’ll discuss fish anatomy and ecology, horse care and grooming, and local wildlife of Emigration Canyon.

    Register students ages 9-11

    Register students ages 12-14