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Warmer weather and the end of school are just around the corner—it's time to think about summer camps! In fact, now is a great time to start researching and planning so that you can have the best summer ever, with a little help from Bear.

It’s hard to believe that it was just last month when Arizona saw record-setting snowfall. There was snow on the ground in many places around the state that rarely see the chilly white stuff. Maybe you had the chance to build a snowman or throw a snowball at your siblings or friends. Despite the delight many desert dwellers took in the once-in-a-decade winter wonderland, now temperatures are pretty much back to normal and, hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner!

What are your plans for the summer months? How will you occupy your time, keep your mind sharp and keep your cool when the temperatures really start to rise? One way to stay active and engaged is to attend one or more fabulous summer camps!

Do you like to build, create, solve problems and learn about science, technology, engineering and math? The Ira A.

Museum Explorers Camps

Entering Grades 1-6

Session: 1: June 1-5, 2020

Session 2: June 8-12, 2020

As a leader in Musical Theatre, Arts Express has served Southern Arizona for over 35 years.

Check out for a complete list of weekly free in-store summer kids events and activities starting June 2020! 

Camp Adventure is FUN!  Offering weekly half-day and full day camps, featuring Swim Lessons, Free Swim, Archery, Technology, Science, Arts & Crafts, Music & Dance, Sports, Indoor Games & More!

At Camp Defy, campers stay engaged through games, group activities, and friendly competitions as they move, jump and explore. Camp tracks are created along age groups. Ocotillo: Ages 5–8, Agave: Ages 9–12 and Jumping Cholla: Ages 13–15.

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate!

Join us for out of this world fun at Camp Foothills. Build memories with new friends while enjoying art, Legos, crafts, sports, theatre, STEM, swimming, golf, field trip adventures and so much more!

Indoor summer baseball and softball camps for boys and girls of all skill levels.

Kids will enjoy a great week of instruction,

exercise, competition, fun and games while

improving their overall ability and health.

Preschool camp: FUN language and literacy building activities to get your child talking, interacting and interested in words and reading! Ages 3–6.

CMT Summer Camps offer fun-filled learning! Campers will enjoy hands-on art projects, experiments, demonstrations and time in the Museum. A variety of science, technology, engineering and art with Museum staff and outside instructors.

Session 1: 6/1-6/5,           

Session 2: 6/8-6/12

Costs:  $199 per week

June 1–July 17 (no camp June 10 or July 4)

Mon-Fri; Full days 9 a.m.–3p.m. Half days 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Before/After Care 8-9 a.m. and/or 3-4 p.m. daily $9 per child, per hour.


Have a budding artist at home? Need a cool, creative alternative for the hot summer days of summer? Bring the kids to Creative Juice! 10 weeks of camp; 20 themed sessions.

Cost: $180/session or $325/full day/week.

Watch for updates in Bear’s April issue. Cub Scout Day Camp is fun with a purpose: Boys and Girls explore, learn  and grow while having fun in the outdoors. Boys and Girls who attend Day Camp are more likely to stay in Scouting.

Sessions for boys and girls directed by UA Head Coach David Rubio.
MINI CAMP: MAY 26–28. AGES: 7–13. First time player or beginner. Cost: $180.
Intermediate/Advanced camp: July 7–9. Commuters $300 • Residents $425.

DeMont Family Swim School is proud to offer the only state-of-the-art indoor swim facility in Southern Arizona and curriculum driven swim programs.

Drama Kids camps are perfect for new actors wanting to discover their dramatic side, as well as for those actors wishing to continue to develop their theater, public speaking and musical theater skills while building confidence.


 Camp life is the best life! Girl Scouts has an amazing summer planned for girls. Camps are offered to all girls ages 5-18. No Girl Scout experience required. We are offering day camp and resident camp and a variety of specialty camps.

Come and enjoy your summer at Golf N’ Stuff! Field Day packages starting at $15.25 plus tax, per person for unlimited play! Cool off in our Bumper Boats, or test your driving skills on our Go-Kart track!

Field trip to a local financial institution. Learn about savings and good money management. Free classroom presentations and curriculum on financial education for youth, parents and teachers.

The Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp is designed to give children a new perspective on caring for pets, animal cruelty prevention, animal welfare, animal behavior and personal responsibility.

Does your child love math and science? Do they enjoy exploring things with their hands as well as their minds? Seeing things from a new perspective?

Tucson’s FIRST Spanish Immersion Preschool invites you to immerse your child in language learning & intercultural experiences all summer long. Full and Partial Spanish enrichment available.

Your child will enjoy being with curious, creative and motivated students while learning language and culture. Language immersion programs in Spanish, French, German and Chinese.

Do you want to act? Write? Direct? Make videos? Hollywood in Tucson is where you need to be! Every two weeks ends with an original production, starring YOU! 


Hollywood in Tucson Camp 1 - $400

Spend June at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures! In our week-long, half-day camps, students construct their own miniature creations incorporating STEAM concepts including ecology, biology, engineering, literature, and history.

Our non-credit instructor-led STEAM classes promote exposure to college-going culture for youth ages 9-17.  Delivered by PCC instructional staff, we create high quality educational experiences and exposure to college-going culture, through hands-o

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program at any library location. Read all summer long and enjoy free programs and special events! Check our website for announcements on special events and programs during the summer.



Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat in our LEGO-inspired engineering camps! Campers learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while playing with LEGO.

Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat in our LEGO-inspired engineering camps! Campers learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while playing with LEGO.

Campers will take a trip back in time and experience Tucson the way the early settlers did! Kids will make adobe bricks, tin ornaments and a personal family crest.

summer day camps for kids entering grades 1-8. Games, crafts, animal ambassador encounters, and behind-the-scenes opportunities–make this camp unlike any other.

Join us for fun and unique one week adventures focusing on the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water. Interact with goats and chickens in the Evergreen Project. Daily water play and indoor gym.

Get your Summer Fun Pass. The pass is valid Mon–Thurs. from 1-4 p.m. or 3-6 pm. and Friday’s from 1-5 p.m. 



Aerospace: June 1–5.

Engineer This: June 8–12.

Building catapults: June 15–19.

Robots: June 22–26.

Challenges using food: July 6–10.

Olympic Games: July 13–17.

$75 registration fee.


An academic program tailored to meet each student’s specific needs. Grades 1–8. 

Give your kids a life-changing summer experience! Since 1948, YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp has inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships.

Day Camp: June 15–19  9 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Program dates: 

June 8–12th   9 a.m. to 12 noon Cost: $150 “Show me the Monet (and other masters)!”

July 13–17th   9 a.m. to 12 noon Cost: $180 


“Think Outside the Brick!” 

Appropriate Ages:

Paul Waldrons summer clay camp 2020

Session 1 May 26, 28, 29, June, 2, 4 & 5

Session 2 June 9, 11, 12, 16, 18 & 19

Session 3 June 23, 25, 26, 30, July 2, & 3

Session 4 July 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 & 17

Want to shine? Sing, dance, and act at the Shine! Performing Arts Camp from the Tucson Girls Chorus!

Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print and more! Children ages 5–13 will discover culture and art from around the world and create original works of art. Daily 8:30–3, with aftercare available until 5 p.m. 


Find your fun with Tucson Parks and Recreation for a safe and educational summertime experience.

Tucson Racquet Club offers a “Sports Camp” for all ages, abilities and interests. Camp hours: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

(Extended hours are available: PreCamp begins 7:30 a.m./AfterCamp ends 5:30 p.m.) 

Soccer Camp (ages 8–14)

Our programs engage students in various activities that include arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor games, cooking, homework help, and more! Programs are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and accept DES.

Vantage Youth Bowling Club—Starts Saturday May 9 at 9:30 a.m. Three games of bowling shoes, coaching, awards, discounts. All of our enters are air conditioned, smoke-free, fun-filled family environments. Cost: $8//week (13 weeks).

Join Y Camp this summer where we’re always about caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility!