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Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Phoenix 2018

As moms ourselves, we know that finding the perfect summer camps mean fun-filled, and stress-free summers!  We are eager to present our 2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Phoenix, and hope it provides you some insight as you make your summer plans!

We need to extend our greatest appreciation to all of our summer camp sponsors who made this guide possible!  When you sign your kiddos up for one of the camps listed below, please let them know that North Phoenix Moms Blog sent you their way!

ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Do you like to build, create, solve problems and learn about science, technology, engineering and math? The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer fun and engaging hands-on STEM experiences and summer camps for K-12 students at ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.
Summer Camps run throughout the months of June and July.

Phoenix Center for the Arts

At Phoenix Center for the Arts Summer Camps, children ages 6-12 will experience a full day (9am-4pm) of professional instruction in visual and performing arts. Classes include Music, Dance, Drama, and Visual Arts. At the end of each Camp session, the Center will hold a performance showcasing what the campers have learned and created! Summer Camps are held both in north Phoenix at Thunderbird Arts Center and at our downtown Phoenix campus. Just $375 for each 2-week camp session. Get in on our early bird special and pay just $325 until May 4th. Before and after care are available. Discounts for additional siblings!
Summer Camps Dates: 
Session 1: 6/4/2018 – 6/15/2018
Session 2: 6/18/2018 – 6/29/2018
Session 3: 7/09/2018 – 7/20/2018
Session 4: 7/23/2018 – 8/3/2018

Arizona Humane Society

Arizona Humane Society offers a whole lineup of summer camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and animal careers. Summer animal camps teach kids how to train and care for animals, be responsible pet guardians, align their choices with their values and make our community a safer place for all animals. Campers will have hands-on learning opportunities with a variety of animals.

AHS offers 8 weeks of summer camp from June 4th – August 3rd.

Cactus Day Camp

Cactus Day Camp provides an accredited full day “traditional” camp program five days a week for 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks where safety is the priority, friendships are fostered, healthy lifestyles are encouraged and your child’s fun is unlimited. Days are filled with many of our over 20 activities including: archery, swimming, gaga, gaming, team sports, tumbling, crafts, cooking, dance, model rocketry, 9 square and more. Fridays culminate each week with a special camp-wide event. Campers gain independence, a sense of belonging and skills in an emotionally and physically safe non-competitive environment. There is an optional lunch program, transportation options, and extended hours available.

Summer Camps Dates:
Session 1 June 4 – June 15
Session 2 June 18 – June 29
Session 3 July 2 – July 13 (closed July 4)
Session 4 July 16 – July 27

The Children's Museum of Phoenix

Give your child(ren) a summer packed with hands-on learning and fun! Each unique camp week includes games and activities designed to cultivate the minds and muscles of children ages 5-8. Campers will also have plenty of time to play within all three floors of the Museum’s imaginative exhibits. Here they’ll build confidence and self-esteem, make friends and lasting memories. Extended care available.

Summer Camp Dates:
June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27

iD Tech

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future.

Summer Camp Dates: June-August

Imagine That!

Imagine That! offers 30+ specialty camps for children age 3-11, located in Paradise Valley. Jump Start classes begin at 8:00 a.m. Mon-Thurs  9 a.m.-noon $275 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $489. 

7-11 year olds: American Girl, Dance: High School Musical 2, Young Mad Scientists, Kids’ Concoctions, Earth and Beyond, Sports Zone, Fine Arts, Girls Just Want to Have Fun Play-Well Teknology: Lego, Crazy Cup Cake Wars, Mission Impossible, Challenges, News Reporters, Hogwarts, Gymnastics and more!

5 & 6 year olds: STEAM: Dinosaurs, STEAM: Fairy Tales, Kitchen Tales, Mixtures, Showtime for the Young, Pirates, Princesses, Structures, Construction, Star Wars, Junior Chef, Young Investigators, Gymnastics, Play-Well Teknology: Legos & more!

3 & 4 year olds: Please inquire for theme based camps available. 

Summer Camp Dates:
Session 1 is May 29-June 14
Session 2 is June 18-July 5

Maricopa County Reads

Maricopa County Reads is an online summer reading program for all ages! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” The program emphasizes the fun of reading, building your home library, and community. Starting June 1, you can log your reading and community experiences to earn points, unlock badges, and win prizes. Visit to get a signup reminder!

Program runs throughout June and July.


Musicology offers musical learning classes for newborns – 4 year olds with musical instruments, creative movement, dancing, singing and exciting, colorful props that develop your child’s language, rhythm, physical coordination, social skills and more! Locations in Scottsdale, Chandler and Northwest Phoenix.

Summer Camp Dates: June 4 – August 31


Keep your kids active and engaged this summer with Sportball’s half-day Sports camps! We introduce children to two new sports a day as well as WATERPLAY games and activities PLUS arts and crafts, snack time, stories, music, cooperative games and more! Sportball is a fundamental based multi-sport program for kids. Your children will learn the basic concept of eight core sports: soccer, basketball, t-ball, football, tennis, golf, hockey and volleyball. Sportball uses sports instruction as a way to help teach and refine both gross motor and social skills. Summer Camp located at Scottsdale Gym for Kids.

FREE camp t-shirt if you mention North Phoenix Mom’s Blog!

Summer Camp Dates: May 29 – August 3 *Sign up per day or for a 5 day package (any 5 days)

All About Etiquette

Enroll your kids in our Summer Etiquette Camp! Parents, you will be happy you did. Classes are fun and entertaining and what could be better… they will be learning Etiquette. 

Summer Camp Dates:
June 19, 20, 21, 22 Ages 6 – 8
June 26, 27, 28, 29 Ages 9 – 12
July 10, 11, 12, 13 Ages 6 – 8
July 24, 25, 26, 27 Ages 9 – 12


Discover the power of play together. Our play-based education classes give kids the best start to a lifetime of learning. Ages newborn to 5 years. Drop off classes 3-5 years. See our website for class schedule details.

Summer Camp Dates are available all summer long!

More Than Modeling

More Than Modeling teaches life skills through modeling classes in a week-long day camp during school holidays for 5-15 year olds in Scottsdale and Phoenix. We cover how to pose and walk the runway, as well as fashion and beauty. Hidden lessons in nutrition, science, geography and math are also part of the curriculum; your child gets a great education while having fun!

Summer Camp Dates: May 28th to August 3rd 

New Way Academy

Ignite Day Camp is an inclusive summer day camp experience with something for everyone! Powered by New Way Academy, Ignite Day Camp offers a wide variety of recreational and academic opportunities for day campers who possess a wide range ability levels, skill sets, and interests ranging in age from 5-18 years old. Ignite offers academic summer school, specialized sports camps, performing arts, and hands-on learning experiences designed to spark students’ creativity and interests in the summer! ​Our vast array of program options, in addition to extended early care and after care, make us the ideal choice for families whose children could benefit from continued academic and recreational support during the summer months.

Summer Camp Dates:
Two week sessions from 8am – 4pm; before and after care available. June 4-15; June 18-29; July 9-20 or July 23-Aug. 3; half and full day options available.

Phoenix Country Day School

The Phoenix Country Day School Summer Program is a six-week program that runs June 11-July 20 in two-week sessions for grades K-12. Through grade 8, students create their own half-day or full-day schedule with academic classes and enrichment options in technology, music, sports, theater, and art. Students participating in the full-day program select afternoon electives such as arts and crafts, swimming, rec room, gym games, and more. Facilities include swimming pools, athletic fields, tennis courts, two air-conditioned gymnasiums, art studios, and computer labs. Full-service lunch and extended day available.
Summer Camp Dates:
Session I: June 11 – June 22
Session II: June 25 – July 6
Session III: July 9 – July 20

We want to show our readers all the great camps available in the Phoenix area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Phoenix area moms! Please email [email protected] if you’d like to chat about having your camp or program added to this great list. 

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