Summer Camps

We partner with the Natural History Museum of Utah and University of Utah Youth Education to offer three exciting and adventurous summer camps based on the science and ecology of Great Salt Lake!

Great Salt Lake Discoveries

June 6 - 9 (Monday-Thursday), 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

This camp is for students entering 4th and 5th grade in the fall.

The Great Salt Lake is ours to discover! With staff from FRIENDS of GSL, you’ll investigate the cool and unique ecosystem at the Great Salt Lake, from brine shrimp to water bugs and everything in-between. We’ll visit places like Antelope Island and Farmington Bay, conduct salty experiments, chew pickle weed, and watch birds through binoculars. We are investigators, adventurous, and love being outside. Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. Transportation to field trip locations is provided. No camp on Friday.

Great Salt Lake Investigations - Girls Only

June 13 - 16 (Monday-Thursday), 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

This camp is for girls entering 6th grade in the fall.

Join us for an incredible week with staff from FRIENDS of GSL. Participants will visit places like Antelope Island and Farmington Bay, conduct salty experiments, chew pickle weed, and watch birds through binoculars. We’ll also dissect owl pellets and learn about the oh-so amazing brine shrimp. We are investigators, adventurous, and love being outside. Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. Transportation to field trip locations is provided. No camp on Friday.

Salty Science

June 20 - 24 (Monday-Friday), 9a.m. - 3:00p.m.

This camp is for boys and girls ages 8-10 only.

Stay salty this summer and in this field-based science camp! Whether it's investigating macroinvertebrates at Memory Grove Park or air boating on Farmington Bay, each day you'll go on a field trip to explore the ecosystems surrounding the Great Salt Lake. Along the way, engage in activities and conduct experiments to learn about watersheds, rock formations, salinity, native plants, insects, animals, and more. At the end of the week, you'll leave with an outdoor activity book and brine shrimp hatch kit to continue your field work at home! Co-sponsored with University of Utah Youth Education.

Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily. Campers should bring their own lunch and water from home.

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