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Plenty of summer fun available at South Davis Rec Center this summer

Jun 20, 2024 07:54AM ● By Josh McFadden
It’s the complaint every parent hates hearing all summer: “I’m bored!”
No parent wants their kids starting at their phones, the computer or the TV for the next couple of months. To help solve summertime blues, head to the South Davis Recreation Center, 550 North 200 West in Bountiful. The facility has a wide range of activities and programs available throughout the year, and summertime is the perfect season to get involved. 
There’s something for kids of all ages (not to mention adults) at the center. Whether your kids want to do something they love or even try a new sport or activity, now is the perfect time. 

Sports & Fitness Camps

For variety, this may be a good option to get your kids moving and staying active this summer. The Sports & Fitness camp runs in five different sessions, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The first two sessions are in the books, but Sessions 3–5 are upcoming, with Session 3 running July 1–11 (no class on July 4). The cost for Davis County residents is $55; members get a $5 discount. 
The camps teach participants about different sports and aim to strengthen kids’ understanding of sports they may not have played before. The camp is designed for kids ages 8–12. Participants should come dressed in athletic clothing, and they should bring a water bottle too. 

Youth Tennis

This class is for kids 5–15 and costs $50 for residents and $45 for rec center members. The camp will provide balls and rackets as well as instruction based on United States Tennis Association guidelines. 
This camp, too, has multiple sessions. The next one begins July 1 and runs through July 12, with no class on July 4. There is also a July 15–25 session (with no class on July 24) and one from July 29 through Aug. 8. 

Pickleball Camps

Growing in popularity, pickleball appeals to people of all ages and ability levels. The South Davis Recreation Center’s camp can help you hone our skills or start from scratch if you haven’t played. 
This camp is for youth and adults. Its sessions and days run the same as the youth tennis camp. The cost is $50 for residents and $45 for members. Kids 7–15 will participate in the camp from either 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

Summer Fitness Classes

Stay in shape this summer with the rec center’s fitness classes, which comprise of land, water and cycle options. Land fitness classes are available every day of the week, with yoga being the only Sunday class. Options include Zumba, Pilates, Step, Power Tone, Turbokick, Power Fusion and more. Classes typically last an hour and start as early as 5:10 a.m. 
Water fitness classes run Monday through Saturday, beginning at 5 a.m. You can choose one-hour classes such as X-Challenge, Push-it, Body Sculpting, Aqua Tone, Power Aquatics, Circuit Training and Aqua Zumba. Meanwhile, cycling classes are Monday through Saturday at 6:10 a.m., 7 a.m., 8:10 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. 

Open Plunge

On a hot summer day, cool off at the South Davis Recreation Center’s pools. The facility has both an indoor and outdoor pool as well as an outdoor splash pad. The indoor pool is open all summer on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The outdoor pool and splash pad is available Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
In addition, lap swimming is open in both pools all summer. 

For more detailed information about these and any other programs and classes, visit the South Davis Recreation Center’s website. The facility is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.