2020 Summer Planning Tools

Summer program and camp providers are entering an unprecedented summer as they prepare to provide a safe, enriching, and fun summer experience while managing changing safety protocols and challenges amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Utah Afterschool Network has created a toolkit of resources to support planning for summer, which includes best practice and guidance in essential areas of summer programming and utilizes up-to-date information from the state of Utah, the CDC, and other national resources.

Resources are broken down into downloadable PDFs for ease of use during a busy summer.

Planning Your Summer




Schedule and Structure:

Activities and Curriculum:

  • Academic Alignment
  • Utah State Board of Education 3 Phases to Recovery Resource Hub for Families and Educators:  As Utah’s educators, families, and students continue to overcome disruption to their PreK-12 learning experiences, the Utah State Board of Education has curated high-quality resources to support in accelerating student learning as we move through the phases of recovery.
  • Outdoor Recreational Planning
  • Summer Activity Guide: Developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, the Summer Activity Guide is a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically for this atypical summer 
  • UAN Activity Database: A collection of activities and curriculums for both in-person and virtual programs
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Through creative partnerships with other youth-serving organizations, you can find creative solutions to program offering gaps and expanded learning opportunities that would have normally been covered by field trips and guest speakers.  UAN is maintaining a database of both in-person and virtual providers who are interested in creating meaningful partnerships to enhance summer offerings.

Summer Meals:

  • The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) helps to provide meals in communities throughout the state through Child Nutrition Programs.
  • Your organization may qualify to provide free meals to youth through the Seamless Summer Option to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session: Read More
  • USBE searchable map of Emergency Meals for Children: Read More
  • USDA searchable map of free meals available while schools are closed: Read More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources:

  • A collection of resources and general information pertaining to COVID-19: Read More

Promote Your Program:

  • The Utah Afterschool Network maintains an up-to-date searchable map of summer programs being offered throughout the state, as well as a database of virtual offerings and collaboration opportunities. Please take a moment to complete our Summer Program Offering survey to help us make sure that we have your information. Summer Program Offering Survey