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Summer Camps

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Tempe Summer Camps


 Registration is now open for summer 2018. To sign up or learn more about a specific camp, 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. For details, check out page 14 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure or 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 29.

Kid Zone Camps
Kid Zone summer enrichment programs are for kids in Kindergarten – 8th grade. Flexible 1-5-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 30- July 27. Specialty programs including Sports, STEM and Middle School camps 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 480-350-5405.


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. See page 16 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info.

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. See pages 13 and 20 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info.

MOVIES BY KIDS®; Acting, Movie-Making and Animation Summer Camps 

These unique, hands-on camps offer students ages 7 to 13-years-old the opportunity to conceive, write, produce, and direct animated movies, live action shorts and special effects segments. See page 14 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info. 

Performing Arts Camp
Youth ages 8 to 12-years-old will enjoy drama, dance, music and design classes. Weekly sessions feature different themes to continue building skills. Concludes with performance. See page 12 and 15 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info.

Play-Well TEKnologies®; LEGO® Engineering and Robotics Camps 
Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite LEGO® creations. These hands-on and minds-on workshops are suitable for LEGO® novices and LEGO® maniacs ages 5 to 13-years-old! No materials needed. See pages 14 and 15 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info.

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. See page 16 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info.

S.T.E.A.M. and Robotics Camps
Make the most of your summer break with S.T.E.A.M. and Robotics® as you design, build, program, and mechanize robotic kits. No experience is necessary to build your dream bot! See pages 15 and 16 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info.

Young Artists Studio 
Students ages 8 to 12-years-old will paint, draw, sculpt and dive into visual art creation. Weekly sessions feature different themes to expand skills. Concludes with exhibition. See page 12 of the Summer Tempe Opportunities brochure for more info. 

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