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Much is written about the economic impact that occurs every time Salt Lake City hosts the Outdoor Retailer trade show. That impact is real and important.
But the show also brings other side benefits to the area that might not be as obvious.
Take, for example, the fact that the organization is partnering with the Boy Scouts of America to sponsor CampOR the next four days at the Boy Scout facility in Millcreek Canyon.
The camp provides retail attendees who are parents of boys and girls ages six to 16 with a child care option Wednesday through Friday.
The free event utilizes the camp's lake, swimming pool, shooting sports facilities, STEM programs, high and low ropes course, conservation programs, craft areas and food service. About 100 kids a day are expected to participate.
"The Boy Scouts of America have been an outstanding partner to Outdoor Retailer in past years," said Marisa Nicholson, vice president and OR show director. "This partnership allows us to support our attendees by providing them with a free and easy way to manage both their business and their family lives, which many times goes hand-in-hand for our specialty retailers."
The not-open-to-the-publiuc OR Summer Market runs through Saturday at the Salt Palace and adjacent pavilions.