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Learning about Wildflowers in Kid’s Adventure Tours

By Alyssa Erickson Sun Jul 31 2016

Every Sunday this summer, crowds of sun and music loving people are converging on Snowbasin Resort for Blues, Brews and BBQ. With a fun line of bands, these events have become a favorite place to kick back and enjoy a good beer with friends.

But always the big question for us parents: “What do we do with the kids?!”

Last summer our kids attended the Kid’s Adventure Tour where they learned about Animal Tracks. They had such a good time, (and we had such a stress free time while they were at the tour) that we gladly signed them up again on Fourth of July weekend. This time they attended the session learning about plants and creating plant crafts.

Description: “We’ll admire nature’s beauty on Snowbasin’s trails as we collect materials for art projects and work together to create something beautiful.”

We dropped the kids off at 2:45 p.m. and my mom and I headed off to enjoy a kid-free hike together.

They started their time with making name tags, introductions and indoor crafts.

After receiving a snack (cookie, apple and chips), the kids and teacher packed up and headed outdoors to explore the Maples Trail.

Along they way they collected plants and flowers and Amy, the tour leader, helped each of the children begin a flower press book of their own to bring home.

After exploring the lower trails, they headed up the Needles gondola (ticket included) and into the Needles Cirque where wildflowers are just starting to bloom.

We met the kids at the end of their time as they departed from the Needles Gondola. Smiles abounded and I knew it had been another great day!

Snowbasin is working hard to provide a variety of fun options for your mini-me during the summer months. A fun playground, spider jump, and climbing wall all offer ways to burn energy.

If you are looking for a couple kid-free hours like us, check out the Kid’s Adventure Tours held every Sunday throughout the summer from 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. The cost is $25  per child and includes a snack and gondola ticket. Ages 6-10.

Close-toed shoes and water bottle are required. Sunscreen, hat, and backpack suggested.

 

Alyssa Erickson
I am a wife, mom, rock climber, skier, coffee lover and all around adventure lover with a passion for writing. I have my B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado and am the founder of KidProject.org. I live and play near the Wasatch Range, partnering with my husband and teaching my kids to make the most of life and the One who gave it to us.