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 the North Valley. Registrations were open as of this writing but are subject to change.
$65/Tuesday and Thursday; $95/Monday, Wednesday and Friday; $150/Monday–Friday; Extended hours at $8/Hour
Fun and interactive themes each week, including creepy crawlers, dinosaurs and the circus. Runs weekly June 4–July 27, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon for ages 2.5–5 that are potty-trained, with extended hours available 8–9 a.m. and noon–3 p.m.
$150/Week; $8/Extended care hours
Curriculum focused on reading and math skills to prepare for kindergarten. Runs June 4–July 27, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon for incoming kindergarten students.
Diamond Dance Works
34406 N. 27th Drive, Suite 190
Sparkling Diamond Dance
An introduction to various dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, ballet, acro and tap. Runs weekly June 4–29, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon or 1–4 p.m., depending on week, for ages 5–8.
Arizona Royal Twist
4235 W. Opportunity Way, Suite 104
Royal Twist Camp
$125/Half days (8:30–11:30 a.m.); $175/Full days (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Cheer activities include stunting, jumping, stumbling, conditioning, games and obstacle courses. Runs June 11–15 and July 16–20, Monday–Friday, for ages 6–18.
41900 N. 42nd Ave.
$165/Week at regular hours (8 a.m.–3 p.m.); $180/Week at extended hours (7 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Get wet, create art, play sports, learn survival skills, watch movies and experiment with science. Each week has a different theme and field trip. Runs weekly June 4–July 27, Monday–Friday, for ages 5–14.
Anthem Community Center
41130 N. Freedom Way
Arts and crafts, sports, games and rock wall climbing. Weekly themes include “Treasure Island,” “Red Carpet Week,” “Chopped,” “Local Heroes” and “Happy Birthday, USA!” Runs weekly May 29–Aug. 3, 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday-Friday for ages 5–12.
4235 W. Opportunity Way
Interactive teaching in Lego robotics full of games. Each day incorporates a new Bible story and character trait to show the connect between science and the Bible. Runs July 16–20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m for incoming grades 1–6.
Musical Theatre of Anthem
42323 N. Vision Way
Performing Arts Institute
Train in dance and improve acting with talented instructors, some even with experience on Broadway. Runs June 25–29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for ages 6–18.
$295/Student; $275/Starlight Members
Participate in classic stage productions, such as “Wizard of Oz.” Runs June 4–16, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–noon, for ages 7–17.
North Valley Christian Academy
$50/Week + cost of supplies
Experiment with T–shirt screen-printing and various other forms including relief, foil, abstract and wooden stamping. Runs weekly June 4–15 and June 25–29, Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. for incoming grades 2–6 and noon–2 p.m. for incoming grades 7–12.
Practice drills and scrimmage games. Runs June 25–29, 8–11 a.m. for incoming grades 3–6 and noon–3 p.m. for incoming grades 7–12.
Learn the history of wars, including military drills and battle reenactments with water guns. Runs weekly June 4–29, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for boys in incoming grades 3–8.
A basic introduction to coding with fun, user-friendly coding software in video game design. Runs weekly June 11–29, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for incoming grades 6–12.
Dates and Dolls
Learn the history of various decades through the American girl books and characters. Activities include crafts, reading and guest speakers. Runs weekly June 4–29, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for girls in incoming grades 1–6.
Circuit and fitness training, focusing on the fundamentals of weight-lifting technique. Runs weekly June 4-29, Monday–Friday, 9–10:30 a.m. for incoming grades 7–12.
$50 registration fee (Fee waived through April 27 for current NVCA students)
$65–$190/Week, depending on number and length of days
Explore a unique aspect of God’s creation each week. Runs weekly, May 29–July 27, Monday–Friday, as half days (8–11 a.m.), full days (8 am.–3 p.m.) or extended care days (6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Activities incorporating reading, language arts and math, and focused around adventurous stories including “Pete the Cat,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…,” “Don’t Let the Pigeon…” and Dr. Seuss books. Runs weekly June 4–29, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon for incoming grades K–2.
Practice drills and scrimmage games. Runs June 11–15, noon–2 p.m. for incoming grades 7–12.
Desert Mountain Elementary School
35959 N. 7th Ave.
Desert Hills, AZ
$114/Per week for 3 days; $152/Per week for 4 days; $190/Per week for 5 days
Educational, athletic and social activities including field trips, guest speakers and arts and crafts all summer long. Runs May 30–July 27, Monday–Friday, 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. for ages 5-14. Register by April 30.
NOTE: ‘Sun’sational Camp also happens at:
Norterra Canyon Elementary School
2200 W. Maya Way
Sandra Day O’Connor High School
25250 N. 35th Ave.
Expand knowledge of the history of the United States of America through civic engagement, reenactments of events and recreations of historical groups and cultural pieces. Runs June 4–22, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–noon, for incoming grades 5–9. Register by May 30.
$250/Half Day (8:30-11:30 a.m.); $400/Full Day (8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)
Learn to create 3D art and draw and paint various subject matters including nature, still life and abstract. Runs June 18–29, Monday–Friday, for incoming grades 3–11. Register by May 30.
Pre AP Drawing
Students prepare for AP Studio Art by practicing drawing techniques in different medias to develop an artistic voice. Runs June 4-14, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–noon for incoming grades 7–12. Register by May 30.
Choose one of six science themes to explore each week with hands-on experiments and a field trip: STEM exploration, robotics, medical science, forensics, space exploration and animal adaptations and ecosystems. Runs weekly June 4–22, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. for incoming grades 5–9.
Learn how to act, sing and dance to the musical production of “Seussical Jr.” Runs June 4–July 6, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. for incoming grades 7–12.
Deer Valley Middle School
21100 N. 27th Ave.
$250/2 weeks of half days (8:30–1:30 a.m. or 12:15–3:15 p.m.); $400/2 weeks of full days (8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.)
Expand musical horizons by studying 1 of 5 subject areas: choir, band, piano, jazz and guitar. Runs June 4–15, Monday–Friday, for incoming grades 3–12.
Canyon Springs Elementary School
42901 N. 45th Ave.
Rocks Gifted STEM
Students who are identified as gifted explore topics including slime chemistry, robotics and literature. Runs July 9–12, 9:30 a.m.–4:20 p.m., for incoming grades 1–9.
Standing Stones Christian Academy
24820 N. 16th Ave. Suite 100
$25/Registration Fee; $235–$330/Month with 2-day weeks; $345–$490/Month with 3-day weeks; $530–$650/Month with 5-day weeks
Program designed to encourage love for God and love for learning for ages 2–8. Full day runs from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., with before-and after-school care available. Half day programs available in either morning or afternoon. Runs May 29–June 22 and June 25–July 20.
Anthem Soccer Club
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Soccer Field #1
Summer Skills Program
$70/One week; $100/Two weeks; $145/Three weeks; $175/Four weeks; $210/Five weeks
Sharpen your soccer skills for the upcoming season. Runs Monday–Thursday, June 18–28 and July 9–26, 7–9 p.m. for ages 6–18.