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We want Sun Valley to be a magical place for everyone in your family. Our kids’ camps let children discover their own adventure within the safe environments of the Sun Valley Resort.  The Play School and the Adventure Camp give children of all ages the opportunity to experience age appropriate activities throughout the Sun Valley Resort. Let the kids come on an adventure Sun Valley style!

Playschool / Adventure Camp Registration Form



    12/19/2016 - 1/1/2017 
    Winter Playschool - childcare 
    Ages: 12 months - 5 years 
    Location: Sun Valley Village 
    Full Day (9am - 4pm)$135
    Half Day (9am - 1pm or 12pm - 4pm)$105


    childcare for children participating in Kindercub program( beginner skiers)
    Ages: 2 years - 5 years 
    Location: Dollar mountain Lodge 
    Full Day (9am - 4pm)$340
    Half Day (9am - 1pm; 12pm - 4pm)$225
    Lunch & Ski RentalIncluded


    11/23 - 12/18/2016 & 2/1 - 4/22/2017 
    Ages: 12 months - 5 years 
    Location: Dollar mountain Lodge 


    Full Day (9am - 4pm)$110
    Half Day (9am - 1pm or 12pm - 4pm)$80


    Full Day (9am - 4pm)$325
    Half Day (9am - 1pm; 12pm - 4pm)$215
    Lunch & Ski RentalIncluded


    Daily Schedule
    9am - 10 amSign - in / indoor play/arts and crafts/snacks
    10 am - 11:30 am Morning activity/first ski lesson
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm Circle time (music and stories)
    12 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch, quiet time/nap time
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Snack, getting ready for afternoon activity/second ski lesson
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon activity/second ski lesson
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pmIndoor play/arts and crafts/sign out


    KinderCub – beginner ski program ages 2yrs-5yrs includes childcare and ski lessons

    Day Care – non-skiers programs ages 12mo-5yrs, activities may include: ice skating, snow shoeing, bowling, sledding, indoor/outdoor play, arts & crafts, yoga and more.

    Extreme Weather – kid's yoga, arts & crafts, indoor games and movies.

    Hours and activities may change.

    For local discount: call Dollar Kindercare at 208 622-2009




    Ages 12 to 18 months

    • Indoor/outdoor play
    • Pack'n'plays available for naps

    Little Tots

    Ages 18 to 36 months

    • Indoor/outdoor play
    • Nature walks
    • Sledding
    • Sleigh rides
    • Ski Lessons
    • Bowling
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Pack'n'plays available for naps

    Big Kids

    Ages 3 years to 5 years

    • Indoor /outdoor play
    • Nature Walks
    • Ice skating
    • Sledding
    • Snowshoeing
    • Sleigh rides
    • Ski Lessons
    • Bowling
    • Arts & Crafts




    Special Events & Programs

    For non-skiers only

    Thanksgiving Schedule
    November 24 Bear prints on the mountain! | Snowman snack! | Turkey craft
    November 25 Horse drawn sleigh ride! Hot cocoa and story time. | Arts & Crafts
    November 26 Ice Skating | Yoga | Music & Dance | Arts & Crafts
    November 27 It’s sledding day! | Let’s build a snowman. | Arts & Crafts


    Holiday Schedule
    December 19 Snow hockey | Yoga | Arts & crafts
    December 20 Ice Skating | Music/dance class | Arts & Crafts
    December 21 Bear prints on the mountain | Special story time! | Arts & Crafts
    December 22 It’s all about reindeers! Reindeer games, stories, crafts & more!
    December 23 Sledding day! | Gymnastics | Christmas craft
    December 24 Horse drawn sleigh ride! | Decorate cookies for Santa! | Christmas craft
    December 25 Play with toys from Santa! | Snow Hockey | Arts & Crafts
    December 26 Bowling | Build a snowman! -the best snowman wins a prize. | Arts & Crafts
    December 27 Make bear prints on the mountain! | Snowman snack! | Yoga | Arts & Crafts
    December 28 Horse drawn sleigh ride! | Hot cocoa and story time. | Arts & Crafts
    December 29 Ice Skating | Winter games-fun games & exciting prizes | Arts & Crafts
    December 30 Sledding | Bring your favorite toy – It’s time to stretch! | Arts & Crafts
    December 31 Bowling | Music/Dance class | New Year Eve craft
    January 1 Ice skating | Cookies & hot cocoa-special story time! | Arts & Crafts
    Kids Night Out

    Dec 26 – Dec 31

    Come join us for a fun and creative evening in Sun Valley! - crafts, stories, indoor/outdoor play- each night will conclude with an age appropriate movie

    Ages: 18mo - 7yrs
    Location: Sun Valley Playschool (village)
    Hours: 6pm - 10 pm
    Price: $80/child - all activities included
    Dinner: $10/child

    Dec 26 - Craft Extravaganza!
    Dec 27 - Design All About Me Winter Poster!
    Dec 28 - Ice Skating night!
    Dec 29 - Winter stories and hot cocoa!
    Dec 30 - Bowling night!

    Dec 31 - Dance, Play and have Fun -It’s Our New Year Kids Party!
    Special New Year’s Eve hours: 6pm - 12am
    Price: $150/child
    Dinner: $10/child

    Reservations Required!



    Packing List

    To ensure a good experience we would recommend packing the following items:

    • Snow boots, snow pants, jacket
    • Hat and mittens
    • Extra set of clothes
    • Sunscreen and bug repellent
    • Favorite toy or blanket – to help with the transition
    • Lunch box (a lunch can be provided at an additional cost - no nuts)
    • Water bottle
    • Helmets (will be provided if needed at no additional cost)
    • Please label all your child’s belongings

    Additional items for infants and babies:

    • Diapers and Wipes
    • Formula and bottles (if necessary)
    • Baby food (if necessary)

    Additional items for children enrolled in the KinderCub program:

    • Helmet (included in the ski/daycare packages)
    • Ski boots (included in the ski/daycare packages)
    • Skis (included in the ski/daycare packages)

     Please bring your epi-pen, inhaler etc. for any medical conditions.


    Dollar Kindercare​(208) 622-2009

    Village Playschool​(208) 622-2288

    In-room child care: call Concierge desk (208) 622-2097


    ​Let the adventures begin!

    Come along with us for an exciting Sun Valley style Adventure Camp for children ages 6-10 years. Our specially trained guides will lead you on unforgettable explorations inspired by our special theme weeks.

    Get ready for river and stream exploration, hiking and biking, bungee trampoline, bowling and swimming, ice skating, golf and tennis, arts and crafts and much more!



    Monday - Friday
    9am - 4pm
    Ages: 6 - 10 years 
    Week-Long Camp (Monday-Friday)15% off Drop-In Rate with Advance Payment
    Drop-In Daily Rate$105


    Bike Rental$7

    For Local Discount: Call Adventure Camp at 208 622-2133

    Theme Weeks

    June 6 - 10Welcome to Summer

    The best way to kick-off summer... a new adventure every day! Join us for hiking, biking, tennis, swimming, ice skating and much more to get summer rolling.

    June 13 - 17Wild Idaho

    Explore and discover local wildflowers and wildlife, all while learning how to survive in the "wilds" of Sun Valley. We will spend the week in search of wild adventures!

    June 20 - 24Wacky World of Sports

    We will be getting sporty for a week of games, team spirit and competition! Let’s play sports with a twist, like Krazy Kickball, Super Soccer and more!

    June 27 - July 1Stars and Stripes

    It's never too early to start celebrating America and its many traditions. Be sure to wear your red, white and blue and we'll end the week with a Pool Party!

    July 4 - 8Not Available this Week
    July 11 - 15Splash Around Sun Valley

    Join us for a water adventure! Everything from water games to river exploration, we'll visit the lake, the pool, Trail Creek and more. Don't forget your swimsuit and a towel!

    July 18 - 22Space Odyssey

    Blast off into this fun week that includes activities that focus on space exploration and the ships that get us there, rockets! We'll go on an alien hunt, practice Jedi training though obstacle courses and experience the gravity of the moon on our bungee moonwalk apparatus.

    July 25 - 29Pirate Week

    Ahoy Matey! Come walk the plank onto our pirate ship! Have some swashbuckling pirate fun with treasure hunts, ships in a bottle, and a costume contest with prizes from Captain Hook's chest. Arrr! We won't stop there!

    August 1 - 5Animal Planet

    Mountain Lions, Moose and Bears, oh my! Campers will enjoy the great outdoors while learning about the amazing creatures and their habitats through games and excursions into the wild. Join us for a wild time!

    August 8 - 12Mad Science

    The world we live in is pretty darn amazing. The sky is the limit when it comes to doing the coolest experiments. This week, we will explore everything weird, wacky and wicked cool about science!

    August 15 - 19Sun Valley Olympics

    It's an Olympic year! We will celebrate by participating in fun and challenging sports events as part of our own Adventure Camp Decathlon. We'll finish the week with our own closing ceremony.

    August 22 - 26Wild West

    Yee-Haw! Put on your boots and cowboy/cowgirl hats and experience some Wild West adventures. We will enjoy a wagon ride, roping steer heads, western games, and meet cowboys and cowgirls at the Sun Valley Stables.

    August 29 - September 2The Final Countdown

    Send summer out with a bang! We will be combining all our favorite activities, explorations, games, and arts and crafts into one week. This is looking to be a great week of fun!


    Packing List

    Campers should come each day with the following items:
    Please label all items with child’s name!

    • Backpack - to carry all belongings
    • Water Bottle (needed every day!)
    • Closed Toe Shoes (required)
    • Comfortable Clothes for exploring
    • Swimsuit
    • Layers - sweatshirt/jacket, rain coat, extra set clothes
    • Water shoes/flip flops
    • Sack lunch & 2 extra snacks (lunch can be provided for an additional cost)
    • Sunscreen - please apply before coming to camp
    • Hat and Sunglasses
    • Bike and Helmet (biking day - can be rented through the camp if needed)
    • Please make sure all items are labeled with your child’s name


    We are a nut-free facility. Please make sure that lunches and snacks do not contain any products that contain nuts. Please do not bring any personal electronics to camp. Children will not be allowed to use personal electronics, including cell phones, during camp hours.

     Please bring your epi-pen, inhaler etc. for any medical conditions.


    (208) 622-2133

    Location: Sun Valley Village right behind the Brass Ranch and Wells Fargo Buildings

    Limited Space Available

    Playschool/Adventure Camp policies:


    Because your child’s health is important to us, please let us know about any health problems and/or medication requirements. Sun Valley Playschool & Sun Valley Adventure Camp reserve the right to refuse any child due to illness to ensure the health of other children.


    We have limited space available - reservations are recommended.
    Walk-ins welcome depending on availability.


    If your schedule changes and you do not need child care you have 48h to cancel your reservation. Late cancellation or no shows will be charged $50.


    Dollar Mountain KinderCare (winter only):(208) 622-2009
    Village PlaySchool:(208) 622-2288
    Summer Adventure Camp:(208) 622-2133

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