School is almost out and for many of us mothers that means hearing the dreaded, “Mom, I’m bored.” One way to beat the boredom this summer is to enroll your child in a fun-filled summer camp. There are plenty of options for all ages whether they love singing, sports, or storytime.
With so many camp choices, it’s fortunate that Azcentral.com has created an exhaustive list of Arizona summer camps searchable by type, city, and child’s age. Checkout my top 5 camp picks below based on cost and fun factor.
ARIZONA AUTHORS SUMMERTIME STORYTELLING
Local Arizona authors present their stories that feature desert-animal characters. Craft activity follows each story. Adults must accompany their child.
Venue: Pueblo Grande Museum
Ages: Preschool to Grade 4
Cost: $5 per child per storytime
Dates: Saturdays during May 31 – June 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – noon
BRAVO FOR BROADWAY!
Campers will learn dance and music numbers from well-loved musicals and perform in an ensemble of their peers. All campers should bring lunch.
Venue: Phoenix Conservatory of Music at Metrocenter Mall offices
Ages: 6 – 18 years
Dates: June 16 – 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
GOIN’ BANANAS SUPER SUMMER CAMP
This camp has tons of fun activities including arts and crafts, trampolines, relay races, dance contests, dodge ball, gymnastics, and fort building. They also offer “Wiggles and Giggles” Summer Camp for preschoolers aged 3 – 5 years.
Venue: Flip Dunk
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $125/week for half-days, $230/week for full days
Dates: Mondays thru Fridays from June 2 – August 15, 2014
Time: 9am – noon OR 1pm – 4pm for half-days, 9am – 4pm for full days
HUBBARD FAMILY SPORTS CAMP
Sports include archery, basketball, baseball, field sports, soccer, volleyball, and of course, swimming! Lunch is included on Mondays and Fridays.
Venue: Choose to attend at New Way Academy, Sunnyslope High School, Tesseract Shea Campus, or Thunderbird Academy
Ages: 5 – 13
Cost: $160/week for half day, $215/week for full day
Dates: Mondays thru Fridays from May 27 – August 8, 2014
Time: 8:30 am – noon for half day, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm for full day
SUMMER CHEER CAMP
Taught by Hayley Eslinger, cheerleader for the Arizona Rattlers, this camp includes a T-shirt, shorts, and pom-poms.
Venue: Ridgeline Academy
Ages: 5 – 14
Dates: July 7 – 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Be sure to register for your favorite summer camp as soon as possible as spaces are usually limited. Also, you can get started signing all those forms and permission slips. You know the paperwork is coming.
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