Summer Camps


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Tempe Summer Camps

 Registration for most camps begins April 1, 2016. For more information about Tempe's Summer Camps visit or call 480-350-5200.
Adapted Recreation
Camp Challenge
Camp Challenge is a summer day camp offered during the months of June and July for youth ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities. Campers will enjoy arts & crafts, games, swimming, music, field trips, bowling and more!

Day Camps
Escalante Summer Kamp Kool Program
This eight-week recreational summer day camp is offered through the Escalante Community Center for ages 5 to 13-years-old. Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, sports, computers, cooking, science and swimming, as well as enrichment events and guest speakers. Registration Packet pick-up available March 23 at the Escalante Community Center. Registration for Tempe Residents begins in-person, April 11, at Escalante; drop-off registration for Non-Tempe Residents begins April 20. For details, visit

North Tempe Summer Day Camp
This summer-long day camp is offered by The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and is open to boys and girls ages 5-14. Camp includes weekly field trips and five sessions of themed summer activities including computer lab, game room, gymnasium, performing arts, arts & crafts, education area and much more. Camp runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri. starting May 26.


Kid Zone Camps
Kid Zone summer enrichment programs are for kids in Kindergarten – 8th grade. Flexible 2, 3 and 5-day schedules are offered, as well as full-day or half-day options. K-5th grade camps meet in several locations throughout the City of Tempe and run from May 23 - July 22. Specialty programs including Sports camp and Middle school camp are also available. All campers will enjoy age-appropriate curriculum and daily enrichment classes that include Spanish, STEM, nutrition, theater, science, arts and sports activities. Camp will also include weekly field trips and special events. Kid Zone is DHS licensed and DES certified. For more camp information, call 480-350-54045.

Sports Camps 
Hoop Star Basketball Camps for Boys & Girls
These four-day camps are offered in June for 1st – 12th grade boys and girls, including specialty camps for shooting and offense. Camps are taught by coaches Neil MacDonald, Sammy Duane, Sr. and Sammy Duane, Jr. and held at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. For more camp information, call 480-350-5717. Camp information can be found here.

KRC Volleyball Camps
Four-day camps are offered for 4th-12th grade boys and girls, including skills camps for beginners and competition camps for experienced athletes. Camps will be led by the Corona del Sol Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach. For more camp information, call 480-350-5717. Camp information can be found here.
Special Interest Camps 
Students ages 8 yrs.+ looking to learn a unique sport will find fun and adventure in this hands-on Archery program. All skill levels will practice form and refine skills while developing confidence on the range. Perfect for families.

Arizona Science Center; STEM Summer Camps
Young engineers can spend their summer break with STEM! STEM is a state-wide, revolutionary program that integrates the teaching of Science and Mathematics by incorporating Technology and Engineering.

Dance Camp
Young, aspiring dancers ages 7-12 years will learn fundamental technique and choreography in each dance discipline: ballet, tap, modern and jazz. Students will be introduced to the basics of improvisational dance and partner work, as well as costuming.

Learn magic tricks with simple props and entertain your family and friends with magic fun. Three-day workshops will be offered for children ages 6-12 years.

MOVIES BY KIDS®; Acting, Movie-Making and Animation Summer Camps
These unique, hands-on camps offer students ages 5 to 13-years-old the opportunity to conceive, write, produce, and direct animated movies, live action shorts and special effects segments.

Musical Theater Camp
It’s all about the music in this performance-based musical theater camp for ages 8-12 yrs. Learn songs and choreography from familiar and favorite theater productions. Class runs 8 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Thurs. from 6/29 to 7/23. For more information, contact the Edna Vihel Center at 480-350-5287. Fee: $180.00. Register using barcode 43887.

Play-Well TEKnologies®; LEGO® Engineering Camps
Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite LEGO® creations. These hands-on and mindson workshops are suitable for LEGO® novices and LEGO® maniacs ages 5 to 12-years-old! No materials needed.

Spanish Camps
These full-immersion, language-learning summer camps are perfect for youth ages 6 to 12-years-old looking to learn a new language or brush-up on their Spanish-speaking skills. Camp activities will include vocabulary learning, conversational skills and Cultural immersion, including music, dancing, art projects and more.

Young Actors Theatre
Young entertainers ages 8 to 12-years-old will work on developing their performing art skills including; auditioning, character development, improvisation and creative movement. Program ends with a student performance.

Young Artists Studio
This visual arts-intensive workshop is perfect for students ages 8 to 12-years-old who love art and are looking to sculpt, paint, draw and create in a variety of media. Program ends with an opening exhibition of student work.


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