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Send your kids to camp in Tempe!
Tempe summer camps provide fun and active ways for children to spend their summers
Posted Date: 4/11/2013 2:30 PM
Denise Rentschler
Public Information Officer
City of Tempe Community Services

TEMPE, Ariz. – As the school year starts to finish and summertime begins, so do long, hot days of boredom and inactivity. Keep children engaged and entertained this summer by sending them to summer camps in Tempe.

Tempe offers a variety of summer camps from sports and special interest to full-day enrichment and adapted recreation programs. Camps are held at convenient locations throughout the city and schedules vary with full-day, part-time and one-week options. We have a camp for every member of your family!

Educational Camps allow kids to learn about science, engineering and foreign languages while having fun! Young scientists will participate in camp activities that include CSI mysteries, lasers, vehicle engineering and LEGO® construction. Little linguists will learn basic Spanish and enjoy cultural immersion with Spanish language camps.

Arts and Cultural Camps teach both visual and performing arts, allowing participants the opportunity to exhibit their talents to family and friends. Future movie directors can experience week-long movie making camps and future songwriters will enjoy a week-long camp dedicated to arranging, writing and performing original songs. Additional arts camps include Young Artists Studio and Young Actors Theatre, perfect for little Picassos and little performers, looking for a creative outlet this summer.

Tempe also presents a selection of Sports Camps for young athletes of all ages and abilities. Week-long volleyball and basketball camps are taught by local Tempe high school coaches, giving participants first-hand experience of playing on a team. These camps vary from introductory and fundamental sport skills to specialty competition camps for trained athletes. Instructional tennis camps are available at Tempe’s Kiwanis Recreation Center, where young players will learn the basic skills needed to hit the tennis court.

Tempe’s Kid Zone Enrichment Program holds summer-long day camps, perfect for parents looking to keep their kids entertained and active throughout the out-of-school months. Camp activities include educational and enrichment lessons, cooking demonstrations, art classes and athletics. In addition, campers will have weekly field-trips that include Diamondbacks games, ice skating, bowling, musicals and more!

Several Recreational Day Camps will be offered at Tempe’s recreational facilities. Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, computers, cooking, science, sports and swimming, as well as enrichment events, guest speakers and field trips.

Tempe also has Adapted Recreation Summer Camps available. These summer day camps are for children and adults ages 5-22 with developmental disabilities. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, swimming, music, field trips, bowling and more.

Registration for camps is going on now and can be completed online with any major credit card, via mail, by fax or in person.

For more information about Tempe Summer Camps, visit or call 480-350-5200.


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