Summer is coming! Kids everywhere are counting the weeks until school’s out and the summer break begins. But after a few days of freedom, the summer days can leave you in a summer daze. One way to escape the summer blahs is to find a fantastic summer camp—it’s a great place to learn and grow, and of course, to have fun, too!  

 

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he Arizona Diamondbacks are the Major League Baseball Team in Arizona.

Join us for our extraordinary Musical Theatre Camp where your young performer will have the opportunity to grow in all disciplines of musical theatre!

Arizona Rose Youth Theatre is excited to present a variety of amazing camps this summer.

Experience the University of Arizona summer camp program, Arizona Youth University (AYU).

Experience the University of Arizona summer camp program, Arizona Youth University (AYU).

Theme: The FABULOUS 1940’s. Step into the shoes of the “Rosie the Riveter” graphic artist, comedians Abbott & Costello, WWII USO performers and more! Drip, smear and fling your way into incredible Pollack-styled artwork!

Arts America provides an opportunity for young people to discover the arts and culture of America! This theatrical extravaganza brings iconic American productions to students of all ages.

Arts For All, Inc., 2016 Summer Arts Camp is accessible for children with and without disabilities. Campers are divided into small groups by age and participate in drama, dance, music, art, ceramics, games and cooking classes.

Check out Bookmans.com for a complete list of weekly free in-store summer kids events and activities starting June 2016! 

Check out Bookmans.com for a complete list of weekly free in-store summer kids events and activities starting June 2017!

STEM Adventure one week local Day Camps in June for Boys and Girls grades 1–6. Day Camps on Mt. Lemmon for Cub Scouts in June. Scout Summer Camps one week at Camp Lawton on Mt. Lemmon in June and early July.

STEM Adventure one week local Day Camps in June for Boys and Girls grades 1–6. Day Camps on Mt. Lemmon for Cub Scouts in June. Scout Summer Camps one week at Camp Lawton on Mt. Lemmon in June and early July.

Come and enjoy recreational, educational and athletic activities each day from 9–5. $30 for the summer. Lunch included.

Join the fun at Camp Adventure! Weekly themes, Swimming, Archery, Technology, Science, Art & Crafts, Music & Dance, Sports, Field Trips and more! Kindergarten Early Childhood Camp, ages 3–5 (must be fully potty trained).

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, Field Trips & More!

Camp Architecture is a series of week-long summer day programs designed
for students interested in the field of architecture. Participants learn
to draw by hand and on the computer, construct models in the CAPLA

Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention!

Experience an unforgettable summer full of fun and adventure at Camp J.

Experience an unforgettable summer full of fun and adventure at Camp J.

Flexible schedule part or full days. Choose your classes, sports, science, cooking, crafts, Spanish, robotics, sewing & more. Extended care available.

Camp Foothillls: Fun, Adventure, Friends! Weekly half-day and full-day camps with something for everyone!  Build memories with friends who enjoy art, sports, theatre, STEM, swimming, field trips, outdoor adventures and so much more!

Camp Foothillls: Fun, Adventure, Friends! Weekly half-day and full-day camps with something for everyone! Build memories with friends who enjoy art, sports, dance, theatre, STEM, swimming, field trips, outdoor adventures and so much more!

Wet Feet Ocean Camp is an overnight camp held at CEDO’s Field Station in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. This year’s theme is focused on the connections between species in three different ecosystems: tide-pools, islands and estuaries.

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.

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.

USA Youth Sports Summer leagues available in soccer, baseball & basketball. Ages 3–13.

Half and full-day programs. Preschool camp is for children 3 yrs. 6 mos.–5 yrs.11 months who have not been to kindergarten. Exciting activities emphasize enriched language, social interaction and love of reading.

Preschool camp: FUN language and literacy building activities to get your child talking, interacting and interested in words and reading! Ages 3 ½ to 5.

S.T.E.A.M. Camps offer fun-filled learning all summer long! Campers will enjoy hands-on experiments, demonstrations and the Museum’s exhibits. A variety of science, technology, engineering, art and math themes!

S.T.E.A.M. Camps offer fun-filled learning all summer long! Campers will enjoy hands-on experiments, demonstrations and the Museum’s exhibits. A variety of science, technology, engineering, art and math themes!

CYT Tucson is thrilled to offer two summer camps. “Broadway Here and Now” (ages 5–12) is for those who have their sights set on a Broadway stage!

6-week summer camp offering fun, hands-on, skill-building activities for
youth ages 6-12.
Experienced, caring instructors provide engaging programming:
• Interactive activities like sports and team exercises.

Participate individually in special projects that brighten up your summer, or share a program To-Go or in the studio with  your camp, group, school, daycare, church or family gathering.

Share a program To-Go or in the studio with your camp, group, school, daycare, church or family gathering. For a To-Go package, we’ll come to you, set-up materials, assist with design and painting and do the clean up.

May 31 – July 22 (no camp June 13 & July 4)
Mon-Fri; Full days 9:00am – 3:00pm; Half days 9:00am – 12:30pm
Before/After Care 8:00-9:00am and/or 3:00-4:00pm daily $6 per child, per hour.

June 5–July 21 (no camp July 4). Mon-Fri; Full days 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Half days 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Before/After Care 8–9am and/or 3–4 p.m. daily $8 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. 9 weeks of camp; 18 themed sessions.
Cost: $150/session or $275/full day/week.

Have a budding artist at home? Need a cool, creative alternative for the hot summer days of summer? Bring the kids to Creative Juice. 9 weeks of camp; 18 themed sessions.
Cost: $150/session or $275/full day/week.

Sessions for boys and girls directed by UA Head Coach David Rubio.
mini camp: May 30–June 1. Ages: 7–13. $180 includes lunch.
Serve & pass camp: May 30–June 1. Ages: 13–18. $130.

Five sessions for boys and girls directed by UA Head Coach David Rubio.
Serve & pass clinic: June 15–17.$180 Located at Sporting Chance.
Intermediate camp:J uly 8–10. Commuters $300 • Residents $400.

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.

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.

Escape the Summer heat, learn and have fun at Discovery Learning Center. We have been providing a safe environment for infants through 3rd grade children for over 36 years.

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.

Camp life is the best life!
Girl Scouts has a super fun, life changing
summer planned for girls this year.
Camps are offered to all girls ages 5-18.
You don’t have to be in a troop. We are

Come and enjoy your summer at Golf N’ Stuff! Field Day packages starting at $9.50 plus tax, per person for unlimited play! Cool off in our Bumper Boats, or test your driving skills on our Go-Kart track!

Come and enjoy your summer at Golf N’ Stuff! Field Day packages starting at $11.25 plus tax, per person for unlimited play! Cool off in our Bumper Boats, or test your driving skills on our Go-Kart track!

Enriching academics in the morning, swimming everyday at lunch and creative project based activities every afternoon. Leadership camp for incoming 6th–8th graders the week of June 13th.

Daily Schedule: Academic Boost 8–11:30 a.m. Small classes (by age) in engaging environments. Reading, writing, math & science. Lunch & Swimming 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Campers bring a sack lunch (refrigerators available).

A summer of fun and hands-on learning including cooking, sports, art, science, music and much more! Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Field trips and snacks included $155/week • $35/daily • DES Contracted. Located at Sam Hughes Elementary School.

Happy Hours Summer Enrichment is an all-inclusive summer program for children ages 5 to 12. We offer a variety of recreation, enrichment and physical activities in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.

Enjoy the outdoors on top of a Horse! 4 levels of riding abilities offered. All Levels include riding and the care of horses.

Is your child an ‘Art-Heart’? Supported explorations In 2-D and 3-D visual arts in the studio of a practicing artist! Visual arts fundamentals are taught through fun, engaging, thought-provoking projects from cultures around the world.

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 will give your child a new perspective on caring for animals, preventing animal cruelty, understanding animal behavior and more.

Program Dates:        
 
Rescue Crew (Ages 6-8):
Rescue Crew Week 1
Tuesday through Friday, May 31 – June 3, 2016  from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Rescue Crew Week 2

International School for Peace, Tucson’s first Spanish immersion preschool invites you to immerse your child in language learning and multicultural experiences all summer long!

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

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

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.

Be part of Project Go Wild this summer at our Conservation Science Adventures day camp. Choose from programs that cover nature, insects, mammals, reptiles and more! For a full list of program descriptions and cost, visit thewildlifemuseum.org.

Spend your summer on horseback! We are the only horse camp where we ride and work with horses all day. 26+ horses, professional trainers, round pens, area, trail riding. Transportation provided to and from Tucson. Cost: $165. Ages: 7–18.

Spend your summer on horseback! We are the only horse camp where we ride and work with horses all day. 26+ horses, professional trainers, round pens, area, trail riding. Transportation provided to and from Tucson. Cost: $165. Ages: 7–18.

Music.  Fun with Spanish!  All academic subjects (3–14 yrs).  Musical Theatre.  Guitar.  Fun with Science Experiments!  Drama.  Vocal Performance.  Kitchen Science!  Improv!  Academic Spanish.  Beginning Piano.  Voice.  Reading Fun!  More!

KXCI is pleased to offer summer DJ training programs for youth. This is a hands-on class where students receive an introduction to: broadcast equipment and rules, music appreciation and selection, creating music sets, and public speaking.

At La Paloma summer camp your child will participate in any of the following activities: swimming, volleyball, tae kwan do, movies, bowling and more. Also included are daily snacks, breakfast, lunch and two weekly field trips.

Summer camps are a one to two week music, theatre, dancing, and technical theatre experience.

Summer camps are a one to two week music, theatre, dance, and technical theatre experience.

Put together the perfect summer at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures! In our week-long Summer Camps, kids will construct their own miniature creations and play games related to the changing weekly themes.

Spend your summer with the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures! In our week-long summer camps, students will construct their own miniature creations while incorporating a variety of STEAM concepts.

Enroll in OV Heat Camp for a week of exciting tennis, golf, swimming, PE-style games, free play, arts, crafts and guest speakers!

Summer 2016 has new activities in your favorite camps as well as new camps including Architecture Jr., Candy math, Minecraft Designers, App Attack, Coding, Sewing, Movie Making with iPad, Culinary Kids and more!

Summer 2016 has new activities in your favorite camps as well as new camps including Architecture Jr., Candy math, Minecraft Designers, App Attack, Coding, Sewing, Movie Making with iPad, Culinary Kids and more!

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program at any PCPL location, take time to read, and come to our programs and events! Cost: FREE. Ages: All ages.

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program at any library location. Read all summer long and enjoy free programs and special events!

Enjoy a holistic camp where girls have fun together, learn about staying healthy & fit, explore personal creativity, and meet new friends in a nurturing environment.

Join us for this fast-paced, fun-filled summer program designed to teach students to invent, design, build, test and create a business around their very own consumer project!

Is your child interested in Robotics, Engineering or Computer Science? If so, S.Y.STEM Coalition Robotics Camp is a GREAT choice this summer! Unlike most robotics camps, we do not use standard robotics kits.

Salpointe Girls Basketball Camp June 27th–30th from 8 a.m.–noon. Girls in grades 3–12 are encouraged to join us for fundamental skill building, focused coach and alumni Varsity Player instruction, scrimmages, competitive games, prizes and swag.

Salpointe High School will be running a Girls Basketball Camp June 27–30 from 8 a.m.–noon. Girls in grades 3–12 are encouraged to join in for fundamental skill building, scrimmages, and competitive games and prizes.

Join us this summer for a Vacation Bible School adventure. Cost $25 for one child, $45 for two or more children from the same household or family.

Sarabande Riding Club has a unique focus on building a relationship between horse and rider through hands-on horsemanship. Each student completely grooms and tacks up their own horse before each lesson.

Week long camps for ages 2–3 are 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Ages 4–8 camp is from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., with options for different afternoon themes. STEAM activities will be incorporated daily and integrated into curriculum.

Satori School offers week-long STEAM summer camps for ages 3-8 with sessions focusing on animals, insects, engineering, and water.

Our Summer Pass is valid 7 days a week from 1–4 p.m. Starting May 31–Aug. 7, 2016.This equals 69 available skating sessions, a $483 value. Cost of the pass is $50. All ages welcome!

Get your Summer Fun Pass for only $50. The pass is valid for 69 days and is good 7 days a week from 1–4 p.m. Pass valid from May 30–Aug. 6, 2017. The pass has a valued savings of $343.

Spark your creative fire this summer at Sonoran Glass School’s CAMP FUEGO. Experience exciting and educational projects in all of our glass studios and try your hand at glassblowing, torch-working, and kiln-firing.

Kids can spend the summer learning to bake and decorate cakes with Chef Sonya. Call 531-1011 for more information.

Discover, explore and celebrate art and culture through a literature-based program which includes drama, music, movement, cooking, crafts, yoga, art, storytelling, games, science, fine-arts performances and so much more!

Christian Preschool Summer Camp for ages 2–5 years old. St. Paul’s Academy provides a fun, safe, and christian escape from the heat! Everyday your child will be enriched with important, appropriate and fun experiences and activities.

Christian Preschool Summer Camp for ages 2–5. St. Paul’s Academy provides a fun, safe, and Christian escape from the heat!
Everyday your child will be enriched with important, appropriate and fun experiences

You don’t have to make kids do science, you just have to let them. Our summer camps offer co-ed programs for youth entering grades 1–6. They will work in teams, make science, technology, engineering and math come alive!

STEMazzzing Camp provides students extended educational and enrichment opportunities. fostering students’ growth, enabling them to excel, enrich and remediate. Open to all Tucson students, grades 1–8 in Tucson. Eight one-week sessions.

TCDS Summer Academies offer a variety of learning opportunities to best suit your child’s needs! Space is limited, so sign up today!

TCDS Summer Academies offer a variety of learning opportunities to best suit your child’s needs! Space is limited, so sign up today!

Sun Tran provides transportation service to many summer camps located in the Tucson area. Discounted pass for children ages 6–18 available. Call 792-9222 or visit suntran.com for route and schedule information or trip planning assistance.

Sun Tran provides transportation service to many summer camps located in the Tucson area. Discounted pass for children ages 6–18 available. Call 792-9222 or visit suntran.com for route and schedule information or trip planning assistance.

Day Camp: Includes horseback riding, water activities, basketball, pickle ball, tennis, nature center, breakfast and lunch. 7 a.m.–3 p.m. By reservation only. Ages: 6–12. Cost: $75 per day.

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active.

This week-long camp will give high schoolers a true taste of entrepreneurship. Attendees will learn the tools entrepreneurs use to make their ideas a reality.​ Give your teen the skills needed to thrive in the new economy. 

Join Toscana for 4 FUN-FILLED days of making art.

Best art/sculpture camp in Tucson! 11 Years in business! Join Toscana for 4 FUN-FILLED days of making art.

Join our Horsemanship/Ranch Camp! Our summer program is designed to help campers learn, grow, make friends and have fun.

Join our Horsemanship/Ranch camp! Our summer program is designed to help campers learn, grow, make friends and have fun.

For more than 60 years, Triangle Y Ranch has been the perfect location for resident camp. Our summer is devoted to overnight camp for youth from 7-17. Unique themes, fun staff and making new friends!  

For more than 60 years Triangle Y Camp has been providing great camp experiences for youth from 7–17. Our summer is devoted to week long overnight camp sessions with fun themes, great programs and outstanding staff.

Kidz Kamp is a structured program located in a safe and fun environment for your children! There will be daily field trips, games and activities, and much more!! For more information visit kidzkamp.tucsonbaptist.com

Plant Power Summer Camp! Plants play a major role in our everyday lives. Join us for a weeklong exploration of human interactions with plants. Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature in a tranquil and shady setting.

Tucson Botanical Gardens offers a tranquil and shady setting for growing an appreciation of nature and exploring the ecology of plants, insects, and other garden dwellers.

Summer Kid’s Clay Camp with Paul Waldron of Paul Waldron Tiles and others. Includes wheel throwing, hand building and sculpture for children. $140 for two week camp, Tues, Thur, & Fri 9 a.m.–noon

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

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

Lights, Camera, Camp J! An action-packed summer day camp that will guarantee to build enriching experiences and memories. Each week our traditional camp celebrates the different genres of cinematic history.

Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print and more! Children ages 5–13 will discover culture and art from around the world. This experience will inspire them to create original works of art in a variety of gallery and studio activities.

Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print and more! Children ages 5–13 will discover culture and art from around the world Experience will inspire them to create original works of art in a variety of gallery and studio activities. 

NS Early Learning Center offers camp Monday_Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Field trips, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks provided. $155/week • DES Contracted. Visit childfamilyresources.org to learn more.

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

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 8–12)

 Tucson Racquet Club offers a “Sports Camp”for all ages, abilities and interests. From 9a.m.–2 p.m. Extended hours also available.
“Soccer Camp” Ages (ages 8–12)
Get ready for the “World Cup”. Soccer drills
and skills.

Farm to Kitchen Summer Camps!
First Farmers: June 6–10. Ages: 6–8. Planting seeds, haRvesting vegetables and caring for chickens. Learning how to make delicious recipes using fresh farm products.

Sprouts Camp May 30–June •8:00a-noon • Ages: 5 & 6 Tuition: $180

Join the University of Arizona for some summer fun at our Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. UA Fusion Camps offer 6 weekly camps for kids entering kindergarten through 7th grade in Fall 2017.

Join the University of Arizona for some summer fun at our Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. UA Fusion Camps offer 8 weekly camps for kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade in Fall 2016.

Join us for learning and fun all summer long! Games, swimming, on-campus excursions and more for children 5–11. Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program for ages 12–15. The Venture Program is back for all ages!

“A” Camp: Get ready for 10 weeks of Adventure, Exploration and Fun! Games, swimming, excursions and more for children ages 5–11. Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program for ages 12–15. register for just one week or the whole summer.

Vantage Youth Bowling Club—Saturday mornings 10 a.m., 3 games of bowling, shoes, coaching, awards, discounts. All of our centers are air conditioned, smoke-free, fun-filled family environments. Cost: $8/week (12 weeks). Total summer program $85.

Vantage Youth Bowling Club—Saturday mornings 10 a.m., 3 games of bowling, shoes, coaching, awards, discounts.  Bowling is a lifetime sport for all ages and abilities.

9 weeks of Ventana Summer Camp starting May 31st. All camps are Monday–Thursday, except week one is Tuesday–Thursday. Ages:6–14. Camp includes golf, tennis and swimming in our NEW pool each day.

Ventana Summer Camp runs for 9 weeks starting May 30th. All camps are Monday –Thursday, except week one which is Tuesday - Thursday. Ages: 6-14. Camp includes golf, tennis and swimming each day.

The Xerocraft Engineering Learning Lab (X-ELL) offers 10 weeklong half-day

Kids 4–16 think our camps are awesome! Every day is filled with fun, achievement, belonging and friendship at the Y’s summer day camps, sports camps, and overnight camps.

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

​High Flying’ Arts Camps (May 31–June 10 & July 5–15) • This literacy based arts camp allows students to explore the performing arts of aerial dance, creative movement, theater, writing and costume design.

ZUZI! High Flyin’ Arts camps are literature based art camps allowing students to explore the performing arts of music, aerial dance and creative movement, as well as theater, writing, drama, visual arts and costume design.