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Ophir Summer Classes

For this summer only, we have reduced our registration fees.  Since the pandemic shipwrecked our ability to host kids at the Center last year, we want as many students as possible to enjoy the great outdoors in Ophir Canyon this summer. Due to generous support from a couple of our partners, we are able to cut our registration fees nearly in half for summer 2021 – what a huge gift to students and families! As such, the chance to participate in some outdoor learning has never been better. 

OCEC classes provide students with a sense of wonder and inquiry. Most are taught by people from within our community, teachers in Tooele County School District who like being outdoors, and a couple will even be taught by folks from the University of Utah and Utah Museum of Natural History. 

A variety of classes will take place during June and July for students 10-14 years of age.  Most classes will be from 9 a.m. to  noon with bus transportation to and from the Ophir Center being included. Also, lunch will be provided and students will receive an Ophir Canyon Education Center t-shirt as well.

Class offerings during June include: Spheros Robotics, Dance, Art & Science Camp, 3-Day STEM, Watercolor Painting, LEGO Mindstorms, Photography, Cartooning, Outdoor Wildlife Drawing, Archery, Land Navigation/Orienteering, Geocaching, Mountain Biking, and Rock Climbing.

July classes include: Drones, Stop Motion Animation, Gun Safety and Marksmanship, Ophir Geology – Walking the Path of a Miner, Leather Working, Creative Writing, and Bio Blitz.

Many classes tend to fill quickly so participants will want to hurry to our website to ensure a spot is secured. To access dates of classes, please visit our website beginning Monday, May 3rd at When at the website, simply click on the Ophir Canyon Education Center tab, and then on Ophir Classes to see more information. 

We hope to see you in Ophir Canyon for a fun summer of learning! 

By: Clint Spindler, Tooele Education Foundation

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