Are you climbing the walls but can't afford to send the young 'uns off to Camp Kidbegone for a couple of weeks this summer?
The West Valley recreation program has teamed up with Salt Lake Community College to provide some options that will get the kids out of the house without annihilating the family budget.
It's called the Youth Day Camp program, and it's open to school-age youngsters in the first through eighth grades.
The program, which provides a broad range of recreational and education outings, got under way June 15 and offers a series of nine camps running through Aug. 8.
"Kids and parents can choose which camps they want to attend," said Todd Bean, a recreation program coordinator.
Camps run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and cost $30 per youth for each week of the camp. The program works out of the community college, and parents can drop children off there on the way to work each morning.
Each week offers a different focus with different activities, but class sizes are limited.
Contact Todd Bean at 963-3224 for additional information and registration assistance:
Here's a breakdown on the remaining day camps:
June 29 to July 2 - Community Kids: Service projects, recycling, field trips to city hall, police and fire stations.
July 6 to 9 - Water World: Aquatic activities, water safety, field trips to swimming pools.
July 13 to 16 - Great Balls of Fire: Tennis, kick ball, soccer and other ball games.
July 20 to 23 - Past, Present and Future: Field trips to the State Capitol, This Is The Place Monument and other points of interest.
July 27 to 30 - Wilderness Week: Animal education, field trips to Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary.
Aug. 3 to 6 - Summer Olympics: Opening ceremonies, flag decorating, field trip to the E Center and Park City.
Aug. 10 to 13 - Circus Fun: Games, prizes, food and fun.