Summer Camp Guide 2019

A host of camps are planned for all kids this summer, regardless of where they live or which school they attend. Here’s a selected list of some available in or near the North Valley. Registrations were open as of this writing but are subject to change.

Anthem Community Center

Summer Break Camp
41130 N. Freedom Way
623-879-3011, www.onlineatanthem.com
$150–$179/Week for Anthem residents; $195–$233/Week for non–residents
Weekly themed camp for ages 5–12, from ninja training to knights and princesses. Registration required. Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m., May 28–Aug. 2.


Anthem Soccer Club Summer Skills Training

Anthem Community Park Field 1
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
623-582-2413, www.rsl-azanthem.com
$80/1 week; $145/2 weeks; $220/3 weeks; $285/4 weeks
Circuit training for ages 6–18 to work on striking and finishing. Monday–Thursday, 7–9 p.m., June 17–July 18.


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Arizona Animal Welfare League

25 N. 40th St., Phoenix
602-273-6852
https://aawl.org/content/education-aawl

Arts and Animals Camp
$275/Week
Ages 7–13 create artwork to help shelter animals get adopted. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–Aug. 2.

Animal Science Camp
$350/Week
Ages 11–17 learn veterinary science, animal anatomy, lab testing and data analysis through hands-on interaction with animals. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–Aug. 2.

Desert Dwellers Camp
$275/Week
Ages 7–11 learn about backyard wildlife through guest speakers and animal interactions. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–Aug. 2.

Counselors-in-training Camp
Ages 13-17 gain camp counselor skills by working with children and animals. Camp includes AED, CPR and First Aid Certification courses. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 10–July 26.


AZ Ice Peoria

Skate, Rattle and Roll Camp
15829 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
623-334-1200, http://azice.com/peoria/camps
$189/Week if paid before May 20; $229/Week if paid after May 20; $50/Daily
Ages 5 and up stay cool with ice skating, broomball, movies, crafts and games. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., June 3–Aug. 2.


AZ on the Rocks

16447 N. 91st St., Suite 105, Scottsdale
480-502-9777, www.azontherocks.com/kids-camps
$300/Week of half days; $360/Week of full days
Ninja obstacle courses, yoga and rock wall climbing for ages 6–12. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–Aug. 2.


Caurus Academy

Anthem Explorers Camp
41900 N. 42nd Ave.
623-551-5083, www.caurusacademy.org
$170/Week or $40/Day for regular camp hours; $180/Week or $50/Day for extended care hours.
Engaging activities including team competitions, field trips, sports, crafts and games for ages 5–12. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–July 26. Extended care hours begin at 7 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.


Classic Cooking Academy

Culinary Summer Camp
10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale
480-502-0177, www.ccacademy.edu
$160/Week
Kids camp is for ages 8–12 at 10 a.m.–noon and the teens camp is for ages 13–17 at 2–4 p.m. Monday–Thursday, June 3–Aug. 1.


Core 5 Flag Football

Ridgeline Academy
33625 North Valley Parkway, Phoenix
702-807-1118, www.core5ff.com
$199/Week of half days; $295/Week of full days
Ages 5–12 earn fundamentals of football in the cool A/C. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 10–21.


Creative Castle

4130 W. Opportunity Way
623-551-8013, www.creativecastlepreschool.com

Kindergarten Readiness Camp
$195/Week; $8/Hour per day for extended care hours
Reading and math readiness skills for students currently in or entering kindergarten in the fall. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., June 3–July 26. Extended care hours available.

Preschool and Pre-K Summer Camp
$75–$160/Week, depending on days; $8/Hour per day for extended hours
Weekly-themed camp for ages 2.5–4, ranging from summer safari to sea voyage. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon, June 3–July 26. Extended care hours available.


summer dance camp

Diamond Dance Works

Summer Dance Camp
34406 N. 27th Drive, Suite 190, Phoenix
623-582-9858, www.diamonddanceworks.com/summer-classes-1
$50–$175
Intensives for ages 3–18 in all genres. Camps from June 3–July 18. Prices, days and times all vary by class. See full schedule online.


Deer Valley Unified School District

Sunsational Summer Camps
623-445-5000, www.dvusd.org/Page/31175
$38/Day with a 3–day minimum
Available at Copper Creek, Park Meadows, Sierra Verde, Sonoran Foothills and Stetson Hills schools. Students entering grades K–8 enjoy educational, athletic and social activities. Monday–Friday, 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m., May 29–July 26. Register by April 30.

American History Summer Camp
$299
Students entering grades 5-9 learn about the U.S. through cultural pieces, reenactments of historical events and civic engagement. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–noon, June 3–21 at Sandra Day O’Connor High. Register by May 29.

Art Rocks
$250/Half day; $400/Full day
Students entering grades 3–11 learn to create three-dimensional art projects and to draw nature, animals, still life, landscapes and portraits. Monday–Friday, 8:30a.m.–3:15 p.m., June 17–28 at Sandra Day O’Connor High. Register by June 12.

Art Rocks Pre AP Drawing
$200
Students entering grades 7–12 prepare for AP studio art by improving drawing in several medias. Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–noon, June 3–13 at Sandra Day O’Connor High. Register by May 29.

Music Rocks Camp
$250/Half day; $400/Full day
Students entering grades 3–12 of all musical levels choose among choir, band, piano, jazz and guitar. Monday–Friday, 8:30–3:15 p.m., June 3–14 at Deer Valley Middle School.

Rocks Gifted Summer Camp
$165
Lego robotics and space exploration-themed activities for gifted students soon to enter grades 1–9. Monday–Thursday, 8:15 a.m.–2:15 p.m., June 24–27 at Barry Goldwater High. Also available at Mountain Ridge High June 10–13.

Science Rocks
$225/Week with a $25 discount off each additional camp enrollment
Students entering grades 5–9 do science experiments and interactive presentations with various topics including Jurassic animals, forensics and medicine. Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–21, at Sandra Day O’Connor High.

Theatre Rocks
$249
Students entering grades 2–6 participate in the musical “The Jungle Book KIDS.” Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., June 10–28 at Sandra Day O’Connor High. Students entering grades 7–12 participate in the musical “Shrek the Musical JR.” Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., June 10–July 5.


Desert Foothills Theatre

Creative Kids Theater Camp
Horseshoe Trails Elementary
5405 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive, Phoenix
480-488-1981, www.dftheater.org
$249
Ages 5–7 devise a short play from a book by creating the script and set design from scratch. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon, June 3–14.

Musical Revue Camp
Holland Community Center
34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale
$235/Week
Acting, singing, choreography and backstage skills for ages 8–14. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., July 8–26.

Beginners Acting Camp
Holland Community Center
34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale
$325
Kids in grades K–3 devise a short play from a book by creating the script and set design from scratch. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. I–4 p.m., June 3–14.


Dynamic Motion Dance Academy

4111 W. Innovative Drive, Building 1
623-587-9063, www.dmdaaz.com

$160/Week
All ages get on their feet and learn new dance techniques. Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., July 9–18.


Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center

Tom Kuyper Basketball Camp
3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix
602-995-8877, tomkuyperbasketball.com
$70
Training drills and sportsmanship for ages 8–13. May 24–25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


mta new stage
If the new theater looks familiar, well, yes, the stage is similar, and the seats were brought from the old location, though now there is additional seating.

Musical Theatre of Anthem

Summer Performing Arts Institute
42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100
623-336-6001, www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org
$275
Ages 6-18 learn various specialties of the theater industry and apply skills to live performances. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 24–28.


North Valley Christian Academy

33655 N. 27th Drive, Phoenix
623-551-3454
www.northvalleyca.org

A Cappella Singing Camp
$100
Students entering grades 6–12 learn to blend their voices together to create popular songs without instruments. Monday–Friday, 1–4 p.m., July 22–26.

Basketball Camp
$100/Week
For boys and girls to develop skills on the court. Monday–Friday, 7:30–10 a.m., June 3–14 for grades 1–5 or Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; June 10–14 for grades 6–8.

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp
$195/Week
Robotics for ages 5 and up, with a different theme each week, including movies and space. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 17–July 26.

Elementary Summer Camp
$175/Week
Students in grades K–5 have fun with different themes each week, from spies to flight. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–July 26.

Exploring Music Camp
$100
Students entering grades 2–6 learn fundamentals of music. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon, July 22–26.

Girls Volleyball Camp
$65/Week
Students entering grades 6–12 sharpen skills. Tuesday–Friday, 5–7 p.m., May 28–31 or 1–3 p.m., June 4–7.

Preschool Summer Camp
$175/Week
Ages 3-5 get to know Bible characters, from Noah to Jonah, through Bible verses and themed activities. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., June 3–July 26.

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Ridgeline Academy

Innovation Learning Summer Camp
33625 North Valley Parkway, Phoenix
1-866-239-3661
https://innovationlearning.com/ridgeline-summer/
$199/Week or $45/Day; Registration fee of $49/Family or only $5 if registered by April 30
Weekly-themed learning adventure camp for students in grades K-8, from Jurassic World to Camp Carnival. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., May 28–July 31. Extended care available, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at no additional cost. Registration deadline for each week of camp is two weeks prior.


Royal Twist Cheer and Tumbling

4235 W. Opportunity Way, Suite 104
623-551-2780, www.azroyaltwist.com
$125/Week of half days; $175/Week of full days
Tumbling, stunts, jumps and choreography classes for ages 5–18. Also: obstacle courses, water games and pizza parties. Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., June 10–14 and July 15–19.


Starlight Community Theater

Camp Rising Star
1611 W. Whispering Wind Drive, Suite 9, Phoenix
623-252-6815, www.starlightcommunitytheater.com
$295
Ages 7-17 collaborate on a production of “Willy Wonka KIDS” and then perform. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–noon, June 10–22.


Summit Church

Lego Robotics Camp
4235 W. Opportunity Way, Suite 108
623-522-8582, www.summitchurchaz.com/lego-camp.html
$65
Educational activities for students in grades 1–6 interested in robotics. Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., July 8–12.


9r Baseball Camp

ASC Training Center
425 E. Pinnacle Peak Road , Suite A, Phoenix
480-540-8689
www.9rbaseball.com
$149/Week
Proper mechanics in all the basics for ages 7–14. Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., June 10–Aug. 1.


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NoPho resident Caitlin Struchen launched her journalism career when she joined In&Out Publications as event listings editor in 2017. She has a bachelor of science degree in communication from Arizona State University.

Ciatlin Coulter

NoPho resident Caitlin Struchen launched her journalism career when she joined In&Out Publications as event listings editor in 2017. She has a bachelor of science degree in communication from Arizona State University.

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