OGDEN -- With Mother's Day and Father's Day already past, Saturday seemed like a good day for the kids.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis sponsored "A Day for Kids" and held activities at various locations across the Ogden area.
Jeanne Hall, a member of the Boys & Girls Club board, said more than 14,000 fliers were distributed at local elementary and junior high schools to advertise the events.
"In years past, we've had about 2,000 people participate," Hall said.
In South Ogden, kids were treated to a "challenging outdoor personal experience" course, held by the Boy Scouts of America.
The course featured rope climbing, a zipline and a rock-climbing wall.
For Brena Foreman, a 9-year-old fourth-grader at Bluff Ridge Elementary School in Syracuse, the climbing wall and zipline were big attractions.
"I wanna go on the zipline," she said. "It looks awesome."
If it weren't for the kids day, Brena said, she probably would have spent her Saturday at home, watching cartoons.
Saul Moreno, a 19-year-old freshman at Weber State University, volunteered to help out at the climbing wall in South Ogden.
Moreno is a former member of the Boys & Girls Club and is now a part of the club's program.
"If it weren't for this program, I probably wouldn't be going to college," he said, "so anything I can do to help out, I am more than happy to do."
Activities were held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and were open to all children and their families free of charge, thanks to a RAMP grant and participating venues that donated space, time and services.
RAMP funding comes from a tax approved by Weber County voters in 2004 that allows the county to impose a local sales tax of one-tenth of 1 percent, which is 1 cent on a $10 sale, to benefit recreation, arts, museums and parks and their programs.
During the day, kids also could visit railroad, firearms and car museums at Union Station, skate at the Ice Sheet, watch birds at the Ogden Nature Center, learn about prehistoric animals at the Ogden Dinosaur Park, milk cows at the Papageorge Dairy in Farr West and play games at the Fat Cats Fun Center in Ogden.