Canyons School District offers a rich variety of summer learning opportunities for students of all ages. From week-long camps that expose young children to the arts and sciences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to online courses that allow high school students to get a head-start earning credits toward graduation, there’s something for practically everyone and at affordable prices. Individual schools also host workshops and camps. Following is a sampling of offerings. For more opportunities, check with your neighborhood schools.
We get it. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to take advantage of all the learning opportunities available in high school. But through Canyons District’s Summer Semester, it’s possible for students to get a jump on their studies or free up time in their class schedule for more electives. Available this year from June 10 to June 27 are three courses that high school students are required to take in order to graduate: Exploring Computer Science, Financial Literacy, and the PE course Participation Skills and Techniques. The cost is $70 per half-credit class. Classes are taught in a blended-learning format, or through a mix of online and face-to-face classes, which are held at Mt. Jordan Middle School, 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane in Sandy. Registration opens on Monday, April 15 and runs through May 24. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly. Beginning April 15, class times, registration and payment information will be available at http://canyonsrevrak.net.
Boom! Wow! Superheroes now! Amp up your superpowers in a cartooning camp. Build a robot, become a mad scientisty, learn to code, or solve crimes in a secret agent lab. Canyons District “Community Education” summer camps are much more than fun and games. They offer students a chance to tinker and dream, build friendships and social skills, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. Weekly camps exist for students, ages five to 14, and run from June through early August. Registration is open now and camps are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly camp information and registration can be found at entrada.revtrak.net under “Community Education.” To view the Community Education Summer Camp catalog visit canyonsdistrict.org.
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Jordan High Robotics
The Jordan High Robotics squad is excited to offer two summer camps for students over the age of nine. Campers will get hands-on experience designing, building and coding a robot. No prior knowledge in robotics is required. Campers will learn essential design principles, such as, how mechanical and electrical systems work, and how to problem-solve in order to get their robot to accomplish tasks. On day four, we will have a competition, which parents are encouraged to attend. It’s a lot of fun to watch the campers work cooperatively to score points in ranking matches, and then move to elimination rounds. The camps are $120 per session, which covers snacks each day as well as a t-shirt. The two camps are June 10-13, and July 29-August 1, from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The camps will be held in the robotics room at Alta High School where we are graciously offered space and materials. Parents must provide transportation. Please address any questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration will be available soon. A link will be provided on our website: 6411gravediggers.weebly.com.
Hillcrest High Robotics
This camp is open to elementary and middle school-age youth interested in robot building and programming. Enrollment comes with a small fee, 90 percent of which helps pay for robot parts and costs associated with traveling to our regional competitions. Parents must provide transportation. For details, including camp dates and tuition and registration information, visit the Husky Robotics Team’s website.
Alta High Robotics
Looking for a fun summer program that builds engineering, science and math skills? Look no further than Alta High’s Robotics Camp. You don’t have to be enrolled at Alta to participate or have any prior knowledge of mechanics or programming. The camp is open to all middle- and high-school-aged students (ages nine and up). Participants in the half-day program (8 a.m. to noon) will learn wiring, programming and manufacturing techniques, and take part in competitions by using their problem-solving to beat their opponents. Two, four-day sessions are being offered in June (24-27) and August (5-8) for $120 per session. The fee covers materials, snacks and a T-shirt. Parents must provide transportation. For more information, visit the school’s robotics website. Questions? Email Ronald Strohm, email@example.com
Brighton High Woodworking
Brighton High is hosting a free, one-day woodworking class where students can learn concepts in design and engineering. The program is great fun for girls and boys in grades 7-10. There are two classes to choose from: June 24 and 25. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration opens in mid-April. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/woodclass or contact Paul.Otterstrom@canyonsdistrict.org