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!

2018 Summer Partner Camps Registration has started!

Registrations are handled by our Partner Agencies.  

Required form for all Partner Camp participants:

Waiver and Release Form

2018 Partner Camps

June 11 – June 15

  • 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 outdoor camp activities like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, field games, rock climbing, climbing ropes courses, and fishing.

    Click here to check availability and register

June 18 – June 22

  • 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!

    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

June 25 – June 29

  • 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.

    Boys:  Click here to check availability and register

    Girls:  Click here to check availability and register

July 2 – July 6

  • Gear up for LEGO LEAGUE - 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

July 9 – July 13

  • 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!

    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 16 – July 20

  • 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

July 23 – July 27

  • 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

July 30 – August 3

  • 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 outdoor camp activities like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, field games, rock climbing, climbing ropes courses, and fishing.

    Click here to check availability and register

August 6 – August 10

  • 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