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Your 2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the Phoenix Area

As moms ourselves, we know that finding the perfect summer camps mean fun-filled, and stress-free summers!  We are eager to present our 2017 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

Calling all educators, parents and future engineers! 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. Come innovate, build, design, imagine and have fun with us this summer!
Summer Camps run throughout the months of June and July.

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix Center for the Arts offers fantastic art camp programs for children, ages 6-12. Summer camps are offered at both our Downtown Phoenix location and at our new North Phoenix location, Thunderbird Arts Center. Children receive full-day instruction in visual and performing arts from professional local artists. Campers receive a well-rounded arts experience while engaging in music, dance, drama, and visual arts classes. Materials are all included! Family and friends are invited to the center on the last day for a fun performance produced by instructors and campers. Discounts are available for additional siblings!
Summer Camps Dates: 
Session 1  6/5/2017 – 6/16/2017
Session 2  6/19/2017 – 6/30/2017
Session 3  7/10/2017 – 7/21/2017
Session 4  7/24/2017 – 8/4/2017

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s Camp Innovation provides informal STEM-based programs featuring fun and engaging science exploration. Join us this summer to explore amusement park design, journey to Mars, and experience science using all five senses! From learning about astrophysics, chemistry, biology, and engineering to discovering the world of game design and animation, campers will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while engaging in science! Camps available for grades Pre-K –11.

Summer Camp Dates: June 5th – August 4th

Cactus Day Camp

Cactus Day Camp provides an accredited full day “traditional” 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 5 – June 16
Session 2  June 19 – June 30
Session 3  July 3 – July 14 (closed July 4)
Session 4  July 17 – July 28


Children's Learning Adventure

Each week, campers will engage in lessons related to our Mad Summer Science theme packed with exciting activities, crafts, games, sports, field trips, and so much more! Mad Summer Science Camp is all-inclusive with no hidden fees! We also offer flexible scheduling so you only pay for the weeks your child attends!

Summer Camp Dates can accommodate any school’s summer break schedule.


The Children's Museum of Phoenix

When school is out, camp is in at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix! Campers will explore the world of veterinary science, learn about space exploration and become both an author and a chef through hands-on learning, games and activates designed to cultivate the minds and muscles of children ages 5-8! All camps also include plenty of free play within all three floors of the Museum’s imaginative exhibits. Register today for a summer full of learning and fun!

Summer Camp Dates:
June 5 – 9 + July 3 – 7  PAWsome Pets
June 12 – 16 + July 10 – 14  Little Authors
June 19 – 23 + July 17 – 21  Culinary Kids
June 26 – 30 + July 24 – 28  Moonwalkers

Imagine That!

Imagine That celebrates 38 years of fun! 30+ specialty camps for 3-11 year olds offered. Morning and afternoon camps available. Early classes available beginning at 8:00am. Camps include: Hogwarts, American Girl, Fine Arts, Sports, Mission Impossible, Sciences, Dance: High School Musical 2, Challenges, News Reporter, Play-Well TEKnologies, Gymnastics, Crazy Cup Cake Wars, Invention Tinkering, Star Wars, Princesses, Pirates, STEAM: Dinosaurs, STEAM: Fairy Tales, and so much more! There are also themed camps for 3 & 4 year olds. Professional staff, and low ratios.

Summer Camp Dates:
Session 1  May 30 – June 15
Session 2  June 19 – July 6

It's All About Etiquette

Kids out of school with nothing to do? Help is on the way! Now is the time to enroll your bored child into a fun and interactive program. This is a popular course teaching etiquette with enthusiasm so that the children value the lessons and start to put the topics they learn into practice with their everyday lives. Parents are pleasantly surprised to see what difference this course makes in their child’s behavior. It also encourages face to face relationships, kindness, thinking, sharing, friendships and love for others. Students will learn handshakes, eye contact, title of respect, dining skills, introductions, and how to write thank-you notes … to name a few.

Summer Camp Dates:
Ages 6 – 8  June 6, 7, 8, 9 + July 4, 5, 6, 7
Ages 9 – 12  June 13, 14, 15, 16 + July 18, 19, 20, 21


As You Wish

As You Wish is pleased to provide summer classes starting June 5th! Each class includes *exclusive* summer collection pieces, paint, pottery and instruction – a great value! Experts point out that art lessons develop the whole brain by strengthening focus and attention span, improving educational performance and facilitating emotional intelligence. Recommended for ages 5+.

Summer Camp Dates: June 5th – July 22

AZ On The Rocks

Need a way to keep the kids active, moving and happy during their school breaks? AZ on the Rocks has the perfect solution: our kids camps, the only place where it’s ok to climb the walls. Our high energy, well qualified counselors will help your child build new friendships, discover new interest and improve self-esteem, all in an inviting environment. No experience is required. AZ on the Rocks camps focus on movement, physical activity and having fun. Lunch is provided fresh every day by Pita Jungle.

Summer Camp Dates: June 5th – August 4th *Registration opens April 1st

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their summer break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes: Bat League Heroes & Villain’s Camp, Mining and Crafting, Brick City Engineering and Beginning Robotics. Children use specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors and work in pairs to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as build creations of their own during our free-play periods. Our camps keep the pace fast and the action going with LEGO® Bricks, games, and more to ensure kids will have plenty of LEGO® fun!

Summer Camp Dates: June 5th – August 4th with varied locations and themes

Flip Dunk

Not only are we the BEST trampoline park in town, but we also offer a one of a kind camp experience for ages 3 and up. Whether you choose our “Wiggles and Giggles” camp for 3-4 year olds or our “Going Bananas” camp for 5+, your kids will enjoy a wide selection of activities: arts and crafts, open jump, scooter races, tug of war, obstacle courses, and a chance to meet the Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla.

Summer Camp Dates:
Weekly camps with half and full day options May 22 – August 18 
Gymnastic + Tumbling Camp Dates:
Tuesday/Thursday June 6 – August 17


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 5 – September 2

New Way Academy

New Way’s summer program offers K–12 students a perfect blend between academics and fun! Classes focus on the most important areas of academic need (math, phonics, reading, and communication), with occupational and/or speech therapy available as well. Weekly adventures will allow students to experience fun activities outside the classroom, leaving them feeling more confident in their academic abilities and energized from their adventures! Programs are available for elementary, jr. high, and high school students.

Summer Camp Dates:
June 5 – July 6, 2017
Monday – Thursday  8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

iD Tech

Learn new skills and discover a passion for STEM at the #1 summer technology camp! Students ages 7–17 will learn to code apps, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, 3D-print objects, create in virtual reality, and more. In each weeklong session, kids and teens explore a top campus, create an impressive project, learn from top-tier instructors, and build long-lasting skills. With nearly two decades of experience, iD Tech blends world-class instruction with fun camp activities for a well-balanced tech experience students love. iD Tech Camps are held at ASU, Rancho Solano Preparatory (Scottsdale), and more.

Summer Camp dates: Weeklong sessions held from June 5 – July 28. Please note that dates vary by location.  

*Save $75 when you register online with code MOMSBLOG2017. 

Challenger Sports

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. The experienced International staff study the game at all levels and will help players improve their core techniques and become more confident on the ball. With programs for each age, the curriculums include a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and coached scrimmages. World Cup style games are held each day where campers compete for their adopted country and are encouraged to learn about different customs and cultures, and our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Professional year-round training available.
Weeklong Summer Camp Dates.
*Over $100 of free gifts.

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 added to this great list of sponsors. 

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