River Park – South Jordan Summer Camps

Each Camp Runs M-F Part-day or extend to Full-day Option

Tuition for each 1-week Camp: $125

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3-5 Year Old Camps

Gardening: Soil Wars

JUNE 23-27 from 9:00-11:30
Camp: $125 Materials $10

Camp Description: In this camp your child will explore the interactions of soil microbes, nematodes, and insects in their struggle to find food and not to become a meal themselves. Learn about the complicated world below your feet through visual aides, Organic gardening, art, food exploration. We'll learn about earthworms, centipedes, nematodes, beetles, slugs, mold, bug jar, garden exploration, compost, entomology, soil health, food and culture. We will achieve this through crafts, and hands-on interactions with a few of the friends and foes of war below. A few of the activities we'll do at camp are as follows: 1) Hunt for the "Most Wanted": learning about destructive soil insects and the damage or changes they cause. 2) We'll shape some familiar foods into fun "bug" snacks, and try some actual snacks made from bugs! 3) We'll make a bug house or trap to explore what is in and around the garden.

Teacher Information: Ms. Nichole is the new Garden Director for Dancing Moose Montessori School. She has gained her education in biology and organic gardening at the University of Utah. She has additionally completed an organic gardening internship. Ms. Nichole loves to spend time with children in the garden teaching them about the value of plants and the important relationships between plants and animals. She has made an effort to do so with her own children and is now excited to share this opportunity with the students of Dancing Moose and Moose Camp!

Art: Creative Hands

JULY 7-11 from 9:00-11:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $15

Camp Description: Art: Creative Hands is the awakening of creativity through the visual arts. It is the language that allows the children to express themselves and communicate who they are. Children will learn about and be inspired by famous artists from around the world as they study art and music and focus on developing their own creativity. This class will take kids on an artistic journey where they will learn how to manage and care for their own art supplies, work with various mediums and techniques, create their own original pieces, collaborate with their classmates on group projects, and get to be involved in the hanging and showing of their creations. The children will love exploring art in a variety of fun ways while discovering the beauty that's inside of them. Some specific art projects the students will work on will be creating and decorating masks, making paper mache sculptures, and using a canvas to create a multi-medium piece combining different techniques practiced at camp.

Teacher Information: Ms. Nury has earned her degree in Fashion Design and has been painting and drawing since she was 5 years old. She loves art and has experience in the application of many different techniques. Ms. Nury has taught art at a University in Colombia for 11 years and has worked in the creative development of many young people. She has been a teacher at Dancing Moose for almost three years and she has become known for her positive attitude and loving disposition. Ms. Nury loves teaching art to children and she is looking forward to sharing her energy and creativity with them through Summer Moose Camp.

Kitchen Creations

JULY 28-AUGUST 1 from 9:00-11:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $12

Camp Description: Kitchen Creations will be a fun class for the children to come and learn more about flavors that comes from different cultures around the world as well as how to have fun with different foods. They will be able to create easy recipes to take home and teach the whole family how to make. Students participating in this camp will practice baking, measuring, proper table manners, how to spread, cut (with plastic knives), grate, stir, whisk, and of course how to keep a tidy kitchen! This camp will be a great opportunity to encourage your child's curiosity and spark their interest in culinary crafts. Little chefs in this camp will enjoy creating and eating tasty fruit pizza and salsa bean dip among other dishes.

Teacher Information: Ms. Annie, one of our long-time preschool teachers, and our very own Chef Jason will be teaching this camp together. Mrs. Annie has been teaching at Dancing Moose for 7 years and has taught many special units and Moose Boost courses. She has a knack for designing fun and interactive ways to learn about science through practical life application. Chef Jason prepares all of the snacks and meals at Dancing Moose River Park and has been a chef for over 12 years. Chef Jason loves to teach children about food and fun ways to prepare it. He is excited to share his skills and his excitement for cooking.

Soccer (by Challenger Sports)

AUGUST 4-8 from 9:00-10:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $0

Camp description: Foster an early love for soccer while building technical skills! Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in the country. This is due to highly trained and personable coaches and one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. Campers will learn the key techniques and skills that they need to master to reach their true potential. For all campers we will put a strong emphasis on exposure to the ball, facilitating as many "touches" to the ball as possible. For younger students (3-5 yrs.) the focus will be on a FUNdamental introduction to soccer as basic skills are introduced through fun games, stories, music, and activities. Older students will dive deeper into technical skill by practicing Soccer ABC (agility, balance, and coordination), Dribbling at various speeds, moves to fake opponents, passing with accuracy, shooting with power and accuracy, heading, defending, balance and freestyle juggling.

Teacher Information: Challenger Sports Soccer coaches are very experienced and trained to work with particular age groups. Coaches are personable, knowledgeable and experienced in working with children. All of the coaches undergo extensive training prior to flying over to the US to share their skills and spread their love for soccer.

Get Excited to Dance

AUGUST 11-15 from 9:00-11:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $20

Camp description: Get your student Excited to Dance by attending our summer dance camp. Each day will be filled with fun dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Cheer/Tumbling. Dancers will also get to focus on flexibility, strength, choreography, performance, and teamwork. Students will have fun creating costume items that they will get to wear during our Parent showing and Awards day. Students will get the opportunity to learn dance terminology and work on dance technique as well as performance skills. An example of a ballet basics lesson would include students learning the basic positions and technique. We will make a ballet tutu for them to wear in their ballet number. Each day would also include stretching and across the floor technique. This would incorporate basic stretches for flexibility, kicks, turns, and leaps across the floor. We will have fun exploring ballet and other styles of dance in original ways as we pair our lessons with a theme such as Disney or Broadway, or Decades.

Teacher Information: Miss Tami has been a professional dance teacher for the past 30 years. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Cheer/Tumbling. She has choreographed for award winning competition teams, and won several top honors in National Competitions. Her specialty over the past 10 years has been working with younger dancers, she loves seeing them learn and progress and truly be excited to dance. Recently Tami has started working as a teacher at Dancing Moose where she has been a great influence with her helpful and optimistic attitude.

6 to 9 Year Old Camps

Gardening: Soil Wars

JUNE 23-27 from 12:30-3:00
Camp: $125 Materials $10

Camp Description: In this camp your child will explore the interactions of soil microbes, nematodes, and insects in their struggle to find food and not to become a meal themselves. Learn about the complicated world below your feet through visual aides, Organic gardening, art, food exploration. We'll learn about earthworms, centipedes, nematodes, beetles, slugs, mold, bug jar, garden exploration, compost, entomology, soil health, food and culture. We will achieve this through crafts, and hands-on interactions with a few of the friends and foes of war below. A few of the activities we'll do at camp are as follows: 1) Hunt for the "Most Wanted": learning about destructive soil insects and the damage or changes they cause. 2) We'll shape some familiar foods into fun "bug" snacks, and try some actual snacks made from bugs! 3) We'll make a bug house or trap to explore what is in and around the garden.

Teacher Information: Ms. Nichole is the new Garden Director for Dancing Moose Montessori School. She has gained her education in biology and organic gardening at the University of Utah. She has additionally completed an organic gardening internship. Ms. Nichole loves to spend time with children in the garden teaching them about the value of plants and the important relationships between plants and animals. She has made an effort to do so with her own children and is now excited to share this opportunity with the students of Dancing Moose and Moose Camp!

Art: Creative Hands

JULY 7-11 from 1:00-3:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $15

Camp Description: Art: Creative Hands is the awakening of creativity through the visual arts. It is the language that allows the children to express themselves and communicate who they are. Children will learn about and be inspired by famous artists from around the world as they study art and music and focus on developing their own creativity. This class will take kids on an artistic journey where they will learn how to manage and care for their own art supplies, work with various mediums and techniques, create their own original pieces, collaborate with their classmates on group projects, and get to be involved in the hanging and showing of their creations. The children will love exploring art in a variety of fun ways while discovering the beauty that's inside of them. Some specific art projects the students will work on will be creating and decorating masks, making paper mache sculptures, and using a canvas to create a multi-medium piece combining different techniques practiced at camp.

Teacher Information: Ms. Nury has earned her degree in Fashion Design and has been painting and drawing since she was 5 years old. She loves art and has experience in the application of many different techniques. Ms. Nury has taught art at a University in Colombia for 11 years and has worked in the creative development of many young people. She has been a teacher at Dancing Moose for almost three years and she has become known for her positive attitude and loving disposition. Ms. Nury loves teaching art to children and she is looking forward to sharing her energy and creativity with them through Summer Moose Camp.

MBA (Moose Business Academy)

JULY 28-AUGUST 1 from 9:00 - 11:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $10

Class description: Our children are constant targets of marketing. This summer they can better understand the way business works by attending the Dancing Moose MBA program (Moose Business Academy). Children will participate in all parts of a business from the initiation of the company, development of the product, pricing strategy, production, marketing and sales. The class and business structure will allow children to participate in math, discussion and debate, social interaction and art as surveys are completed, company decisions are made, and marketing pieces are developed. The class will end with the actual selling of our product or service and an evaluation of the profitability of our class. A sample lesson would include campers starting their business by choosing the product or service to produce. As a business team we will all learn about different options, discuss them, and vote together on what we will do. We'll work through math as we develop our pricing structure. When we focus on marketing we will look at ads in magazines and on TV and talk about the ones that we like and don't like and why. We will then have fun using our art skills as we create a print ad and film a video ad for our product. Children will get to distribute these ads to friends and family and show their video ad to family via Facebook. At the end of the week we will have the excitement of the actual sale of our product.

Teacher Bio: Ms. Shanny has worked for years as a graphic designer and participated in marketing and business on various levels from production of products and services, to marketing campaigns for rodeos, clothing companies, realtors, photographers and software manufacturers. She has produced plays and taught at Dancing Moose for three years. This experience combined with her love of teaching children will give your child an exciting learning experience about how a business works and how a product or service is developed, marketed and sold to a consumer.

Kitchen Creations

JULY 28-AUGUST 1 from 12:30-3:00
Camp: $125 Materials: $12

Camp Description: Kitchen Creations will be a fun class for the children to come and learn more about flavors that comes from different cultures around the world as well as how to have fun with different foods. They will be able to create easy recipes to take home and teach the whole family how to make. Students participating in this camp will practice baking, measuring, proper table manners, how to spread, cut (with plastic knives), grate, stir, whisk, and of course how to keep a tidy kitchen! This camp will be a great opportunity to encourage your child's curiosity and spark their interest in culinary crafts. Little chefs in this camp will enjoy creating and eating tasty fruit pizza and salsa bean dip among other dishes.

Teacher Information: Ms. Annie, one of our long-time preschool teachers, and our very own Chef Jason will be teaching this camp together. Mrs. Annie has been teaching at Dancing Moose for 7 years and has taught many special units and Moose Boost courses. She has a knack for designing fun and interactive ways to learn about science through practical life application. Chef Jason prepares all of the snacks and meals at Dancing Moose River Park and has been a chef for over 12 years. Chef Jason loves to teach children about food and fun ways to prepare it. He is excited to share his skills and his excitement for cooking.

Soccer (by Challenger Sports)

AUGUST 4-8 from 11:00-12:30
Camp: $125 Materials: $0

Camp description: Foster an early love for soccer while building technical skills! Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in the country. This is due to highly trained and personable coaches and one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. Campers will learn the key techniques and skills that they need to master to reach their true potential. For all campers we will put a strong emphasis on exposure to the ball, facilitating as many "touches" to the ball as possible. For younger students (3-5 yrs.) the focus will be on a FUNdamental introduction to soccer as basic skills are introduced through fun games, stories, music, and activities. Older students will dive deeper into technical skill by practicing Soccer ABC (agility, balance, and coordination), Dribbling at various speeds, moves to fake opponents, passing with accuracy, shooting with power and accuracy, heading, defending, balance and freestyle juggling.

Teacher Information: Challenger Sports Soccer coaches are very experienced and trained to work with particular age groups. Coaches are personable, knowledgeable and experienced in working with children. All of the coaches undergo extensive training prior to flying over to the US to share their skills and spread their love for soccer.

Get Excited to Dance

AUGUST 11-15 from 12:30-3:00
Camp: $125 Materials: $20

Camp description: Get your student Excited to Dance by attending our summer dance camp. Each day will be filled with fun dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Cheer/Tumbling. Dancers will also get to focus on flexibility, strength, choreography, performance, and teamwork. Students will have fun creating costume items that they will get to wear during our Parent showing and Awards day. Students will get the opportunity to learn dance terminology and work on dance technique as well as performance skills. An example of a ballet basics lesson would include students learning the basic positions and technique. We will make a ballet tutu for them to wear in their ballet number. Each day would also include stretching and across the floor technique. This would incorporate basic stretches for flexibility, kicks, turns, and leaps across the floor. We will have fun exploring ballet and other styles of dance in original ways as we pair our lessons with a theme such as Disney or Broadway, or Decades.

Teacher Information: Miss Tami has been a professional dance teacher for the past 30 years. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Cheer/Tumbling. She has choreographed for award winning competition teams, and won several top honors in National Competitions. Her specialty over the past 10 years has been working with younger dancers, she loves seeing them learn and progress and truly be excited to dance. Recently Tami has started working as a teacher at Dancing Moose where she has been a great influence with her helpful and optimistic attitude.

Lego - Extreme Expedition

AUGUST 11-15  from 12:30-3:00
Camp: $125 Materials: $0

Camp description: This Bricks 4 Kidz camp will be jam packed with Lego construction and educational components in the context of an extreme expedition adventure! Campers will build with the following models: airplane, helicopter, crane, jet ski, dump truck, cyclone, earthquake, tsunami, and avalanche. We will form a team to face the challenge of our extreme expedition camp. Search the globe for bricks and other resources needed to construct a base in the Himalayan Mountains and complete your expedition. Encounter Worst Case Scenario survival challenges, face forces of nature, and construct transportation equipment to bring your team together from around the globe. Do you have what it takes to face extreme brick adventures?

Teacher information: Bricks for Kidz provides qualified and personable staff members to run each camp. Instructors have had experience working with children of all ages and in running, camps, school programs, and private parties.

What Our Parents Say

  • Jamie & Ken B:  Too many great things to narrow it down to just a few lines! But we'll try!  We love that all the teachers and administrators are always smiling and positive - it sets the stage for a great learning environment for our child and let's us know that they truly care about all the children.

  • Keith W:  Moving here from the east coast, we were concerned about finding the proper level of education for our daughter. Dancing Moose was just opening and when we did our tour, Dr. Joyce impressed me with her professionalism,enthusiasm, and academic prowess. We started our daughter in the toddler class and never looked back. Now, four years later we have both our children in Dancing Moose and could not be more pleased. Not only is the education second to none, and I would apply that not to only utah, but the entire country, the family atmosphere is phenomenal. I would recommend Dancing Moose to all toddler to 2nd grade children.  I can not understand why anybody would go anywhere else.

  • Alexis J:  Aislynn loves going to school at Dancing Moose, she's excited every day to tell me or any other adult near her what she did in school that day.  I love the flexibility the teachers are allowed, how every student gets to work at their own pace and none of them seem overwhelmed or bored.

  • Cherie M:  I commute everyday to the Dancing Moose, usually about 20 minutes each way from my Holladay home. Though commuting is not my favorite activity, I have found it is worth every second of my time. My son, Liam Emsley, is so happy when I pick him up and drop him off, sometimes I have to convince him it is time to leave school and go home! The state of the art facility is top notch, the teachers are warm and friendly, the school lunch/snack program is the best I found when I was researching school options. Needless to say, I am a big fan of the Dancing Moose!

  • Michelle M:  Our family loves the Dancing Moose Montessori for so many reasons.  The most important reason, is that our son absolutely loves his teachers and the other staff. We love the diversity and acceptance of students and staff and we also love that the Moose is community oriented and working on a "green" future. 

  • Shannon C:  Transplants to UT from OR.  This is our second year at DMM.  We feel safe, comfortable, love coming to school everyday to learn from a FANTASTIC curriculum,  really enjoy the flavors from Chef Renee, organic gardening and most of all the consistent unconditional love from each teacher with our little ones!  Thank you Dancing Moose for providing my children a great early childhood educational experience!

  • Christian M:  Dancing Moose distinguishes itself in the quality of academic education the school provides to young children, and also in the environment it creates for learning to occur.  Perhaps most-importantly, our son loves it!

  • Chris P:  Some of the things I like best about Dancing Moose have nothing to do with what goes on in the classroom.  I like that the place is wind powered, has a community garden and has a chef making food from scratch every day.  These are manifestations of values which I hold dear.  I am happy that Dancing Moose shares these values.

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