Another Way to do summer camp, more than just horsing around

PARK CITY, Utah. — Another Way School and Community Center sits in the heart of the Snyderville Basin and has year-round activities to educate, entertain and enlighten Park City’s adventurous kids.

Two new horses have joined a bunch of others for trail rides, grooming, jumping, training, biomechanics, art (painting the musculoskeletal system, to scale, directly on the horses), and big, fuzzy, snouty hugs. A black pony named Rosie and her daughter, a black and white pony named Dalia are the new additions.

More than just horsing around, Another Way has some slots still open for week-long camps but they’re going fast. A private school, Another Way has been a favorite of local families for decades. Skiing in the winter, outdoor adventure experiences, and academic curriculum educate children in ‘another way.’ Honoring the connections humans have with the environment, with the wisdom of ancestors, and with animals provides new experiences for children.

“We are all related to everything around us, seen and unseen. Here, school students and summer campers are given the inner space and the outer space to learn about the connection within themselves to themselves, to their classmates, to the earth under their feet, to the air around them, to the animal their riding, to the generations who came before them and to the skills it’ll take for them to contribute to their own future and the future of the world.” — Diane Bode, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Another Way


Another Way School and Community Center's Diane Bode with Rosie the black pony and Dalia the paint pony behind her.
Another Way School and Community Center’s Diane Bode with Rosie the black pony and Dalia the paint pony behind her. Photo: Michele Roepke

Register here for the summer camps that accommodate ages 4 – 11 and are offered for seven weekly camps that run throughout the summer with small class and camp group sizes.

One of the creative lessons Another Way teaches students is on Halloween. Students come to school, costume-clad, they then physically place themselves on a timeline through history and into the future based upon their chosen costume. For example, a dinosaur stands on one end of the room, princesses might be next, a firefighter next, Harry Potter is in there next, with a space alien towards the other end. In so doing, students gather the innate understanding that they, and everyone, and everything, have a special belonging in the universe.

A full complement of traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic fill the days and fill student’s heads as well at Another Way. 


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