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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

 

    Dollar Kindercare is now closed for the season.
    For off-season childcare Playschool will be available with advance reservations. Please call us at (208) 622-2288 or e-mail playschool@sunvalley.com

    Our friendly and dedicated staff will guide the little ones ages 12 months to 5 years in daily fun adventures. We will explore Sun Valley on our nature walks, gondola rides, picnics at the lake and wagon rides. They will take tennis, golf and ice skating lessons. Each week has a theme that will cover a variety of topics throughout the season from gardening to the world of insects, from animal habitats to the solar system, from art to fitness and more.

    Sun Valley Playschool - Summer Camp

    June 5 - September 8, 2017
    Open Monday - Sunday

    Ages: 12 months - 5 years

      12mos - 24mos 2yrs - 5 Yrs
    Half Day
    9am - 1pm • 12pm - 4pm
    $95 $75
    Full Day
    (9am - 4pm)
    $120 $105
    Weekly rate $550 $475
    Lunch $10 $10

     

    For Local Pricing please call (208) 622-2288 or email: playschool@sunvalley.com

     

    Daily Schedule
     
    8am - 9:30 amRegistration, indoor/outdoor play, crafts
    9:30am - 10 amSnacks, getting ready for outdoor activities
    10 am - 11:30 am Morning outdoor activity
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm Story and music time
    12 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch, nap time or quiet time, crafts
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Snacks, getting ready for outdoor activities
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon outdoor activity
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pmCrafts, playground pick-up

     

    Regular hours 9am - 4pm. Early drop-off (8am) and late Pick-up (5pm) available with advance requests at additional charge

    Outdoor activities may include: nature adventures, scavenger hunts, river & creek explorations, Gondola rides, hay rides, bird watching, duck feeding, ice skating, putting golf, tennis, bowling, picnics at the lake, paddle boating (for dates & times see the monthly calendar)

    Daily activities: theme related- songs, stories & games, indoor/outdoor play, arts & crafts

    Rainy days: yoga, theme related -songs, stories & games, bowling, arts & crafts

    Times & activities may change.

     

     

    Infants

    Ages 12 to 18 months

    • Indoor/outdoor play
    • Pack'n'play available for naps
    • Please provide strollers
     

    Little Tots

    Ages 18 to 36 months

    • Indoor/outdoor play
    • Nature walks
    • Picnics at the lake
    • Hay rides
    • Visits to the stables
    • Feed the ducks
    • Kids Yoga/Zumba
    • Arts & Crafts
     

    Big Kids

    Ages 3 years to 5 years

    • Indoor /outdoor play
    • Tennis
    • Ice skating
    • Putting golf
    • Paddle boating
    • Gondola rides
    • Hay rides
    • Picnics at the lake
    • Hiking/nature walks
    • River explorations
    • Visits to the stables
    • Bowling
    • Soccer
    • Kids Yoga/Zumba
    • Kids science

     

     

    Summer 2017 Theme Weeks

     
    June 3 - June 9This is how it all begins!

    Sneak peek to the best summer activities our Sun Valley Camp has to offer!

    June 10 - June 16Water Madness

    Splash with Attitude, make crazy bubbles, boat racing and water balloons - what’s not to like?! It’s total madness!

    June 17 - June 23Crafty Finger

    Explore color and materials like never before- a week of hands-on projects and nature-inspired crafts.

    June 24 - June 30Spuds Olympics

    Ice skating, tennis, golf, bowling, paddle boating - challenge yourself every day with a new sport and don’t miss out on our first ever Sun Valley Playschool Marathon - get your number now!

    July 1 - July 7Walk on the wild side

    Bring your cowboy/cowgirl boots & hats you are sure to need them this week. Trips to Sun Valley Stables, learn about horses, rope stir heads and don’t forget to join us on our exciting hayride on Friday! Yee-haw!

    July 8 – July 14Aloha!

    The Polynesian spirit of the ocean comes to Sun Valley. Experience the beauty of Hawaii through movement and art. Children will dance, create their own costumes, build boats. Join us for the show and tell at the end of the week!

    July 15 – July 21P-Jamming

    If your favorite clothes are PJs….this is your week. Hike, bike, ice skate, play golf all in the comfort of your PJ - only in Sun Valley you can do that!

    July 22 – July 28Ancient Rome

    You can choose to be a gladiator, emperor or charioteer – this week we’ll explore the Ancient Rome through their eyes and on Friday we’ll parade our costumes and reenact a gladiator fight.

    July 29 – August 4Nature gone wild

    Let’s bring nature back to our life and better yet let’s bring the children back to nature with activities like hiking, nature adventures and river exploration.

    August 5 – August 11Playschool on ice

    The tradition continues: Spend a week with us learning to skate and prepare an ice dance routine for the Friday's Show!

    August 12 - August 18Let's paint outside the box

    From finger painting to color splashing you will explore many ways to use color and creative thinking that will bring your inner artist to life.

    August 19 - August 25Water Madness

    You thought June water week was fun – well think again: bubbles, boat racing, water balloons - it never gets old it only gets more fun - crazy fun!

    August 26 - September 1Spuds Olympics

    Ice skating, tennis, golf, bowling, paddle boating - challenge yourself every day with a new sport and don't miss out on our second Sun Valley Playschool Marathon - get your number now!

    September 2 - September 8Summer Highlights

    Your last chance to charge your "batteries" with FUN until next summer!

     

    Packing List

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

    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Socks (for ice skating days)
    • Extra set of clothes
    • Hats
    • Sunscreen and bug repellent
    • Favorite toy or blanket – to help with the transition
    • Lunchbox (a lunch can be provided at an additional cost - no nuts)
    • Water bottle
    • Helmets (will be provided if needed at no additional cost)
    • Bike (only on bike days)
    • Swimsuit & floating device (swimming days)**
    • Swim diaper for non-potty trained (not provided by Playschool)
    • Layers - sweatshirts, jackets, rain coats (cool or rainy days)
    • 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)

     

    **Safety of the children is the main priority of our staff. We reserve the rights to withhold a child from our swimming program if safety is a concern.

    Children will not be allowed in the hot-tub or sauna.

    Children will not be allowed to swim past 4’ regardless of their swimming capabilities.

    We recommend parents to provide US Coast Guard approved attire for swimming (e.g. puddle jumper or life jackets) regardless of the child’s swimming capabilities. Children 3 and under will attend different activities during our swimming program.

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

     

    Village Playschool (208) 622-2288

    Dollar Kindercare (winter only) (208) 622-2009

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

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    ​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, gondola rides, bowling and swimming, ice skating, golf and tennis, arts and crafts and much more! 

     

     

    Camps

    Monday - Friday, 9am – 4pm
    June 5 through September 1, closed July 10 – 14
    Ages: 6 - 10 years 
    Week-Long Camp (Monday-Friday)15% off Drop-In Rate with Advance Payment
    Drop-In Daily Rate$105

    Extras

    Bike Rental$7
    Lunch$10

    For Local Discount: Call Adventure Camp at 208 622-2133
    *Adventure Camp will be closed Tuesday, July 4th and the week of July 10-14th

     

    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
    • Socks (for ice skating)
    • Gloves (optional for ice skating)
    • 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:

    Health

    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.

    Reservation

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

    Cancellation

    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.

    *Nap room not available

    Contact

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

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