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How to get the most out of Camp Fair AZ on Feb. 24

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Plan your whole summer in one day (or at least get a good start on it!) at our 15th anniversary Camp Fair AZ on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Rancho Solano Preparatory School in Scottsdale. Nearly 100 different summer camps — representing everything from traditional overnight camps to specialty day camps focused on arts, sports, academics, science, technology […]

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5 reasons to come to Camp Fair AZ on Saturday, Feb. 24

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On Saturday, Feb. 24, our staff will host the 15th anniversary Camp Fair AZ at Rancho Solano Preparatory School, just off the 101 at Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. The Rancho Solano campus is beautiful, and parking is ample and free — as is admission. Realizing it has been 15 years since we started this annual […]

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Camp Fair AZ 2017: Making room for the unexpected

A Phoenix mom who works full time and was fairly new to the Valley needed to find a summer program for her elementary-school-age daughter. She was looking for a camp offering academic enrichment. She wanted her daughter to be engaged and challenged, to have fun and make new friends. She heard about Camp Fair AZ, […]

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Photos from Camp Fair AZ 2016

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We want to share some of our favorite photos from Saturday’s 13th Annual Camp Fair AZ event, along with thanks to the hundreds of families that attended and the camps whose exhibits made the day so fun and exciting. Special thanks to Rancho Solano Preparatory School for hosting the event—and to the rest of the […]

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Highlights from Camp Fair AZ 2015

Camp Fair AZ 2015 is over, and hundreds of Valley parents can now cross “summer planning” off their to-do lists. During the two-day event—Saturday at Tesseract School in Phoenix and Sunday at Chandler Preparatory Academy—families visited with day and overnight camp staff from around Arizona, throughout the Southwest and across the country. If you attended […]

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Day two of Camp Fair AZ 2014

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Hundreds of people visited Camp Fair AZ at Chandler Preparatory Academy on Sunday. Kids played games, did crafts, played with robots and made Ooblek while parents gathered brochures and information about summer camps and programs.  Here are some images from the second day of Camp Fair AZ. Find links to all of the participating camps. […]

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Day one of Camp Fair AZ

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The gymnasium at Tesseract School in Phoenix was abuzz Saturday with families looking for the ideal summer camp experience. Camps that brought animals were a huge hit, as usual, but the real business was figuring out what the kids will be doing this summer, which is just months away. Camp Fair AZ continues from 10am […]

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Eleven years of Camp Fair

I wish I could claim that Camp Fair AZ was our idea. It wasn’t. The first attempt to draw together a number of local day camps and overnight camps from around the Southwest occurred nearly 25 years ago. It was hosted at The Judson School in Paradise Valley, a unique and world-renowned boarding school that […]

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The restorative power of painting poppies

The months from November through February are always a long slog for our small staff. As if the challenges of publishing monthly magazine and daily online content are not enough, we add two huge projects to the mix: our annual Schools, etc. education guide and our annual Camp Fair AZ, held the end of each […]

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Ethiopia is calling

I had a dream that I was back at the palace in Addis Ababa, sitting in the office of Girma Wolde-Giorgi, the president of Ethiopia. I was waiting for the president to enter his spacious office so I could interview him for a story. I saw the same high ceilings, the same heavy curtains, the […]

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