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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 spring break camps in Arizona

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Camp Innovation at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Photo: Arizona Science Center.

Spring break is looming, and you still don’t know what the kids will be doing? Don’t panic! We’ve collected a list of spring break camps in Arizona that offer everything from arts and animals to science and theater.

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ANIMALS

Arizona Humane Society — Superhero Animal Camp (Mar 13-17). Ages 9-12. Explore the real-life super abilities of animals. Superhero costumes encouraged on the final day. 8am-4pm. $225. Eastmark Visitor and Community Center, 10110 E Ray Road, Mesa. 602-997-7585 or azhumane.org/programs-for-kids.

Camp Innovation: Ocean Adventures (Mar 13-17 or 20-24). Ages 6-12. Discover the secrets of the deep sea; investigate sharks’ anatomy, migration patterns, what they eat and more. 9am-4pm daily or weekly. $65-$295 ($55-$255 members). Extended hours available. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2028 or azscience.org.

Power Paws Unleashed Camp (Mar 6-10). Ages 10-17. Hands-on training of an assistance dog. 9am-2pm. $500. Apache School, 1201 N. 85th Pl, Scottsdale. 480-970-1322 or azpowerpaws.org.

ART

Mighty Mighty Artists Spring Break Camp (Mar 13-17). Ages 6-12. Kids receive professional instruction in visual and performing arts. 9am-4pm. $220. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N 3rd St. 602-254-3100 or phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

Kids create during Spring Break! (Mar 6-8). Ages 6-13. Learn fine-art techniques through guided drawing, painting and 3-D projects. Kids leave with finished art pieces including an acrylic on canvas. 9am-3pm. $225. Carrie Curran Art Studios, 8300 N Hayden Rd, Suite A100, Scottsdale. carriecurranart.com.

ACTIVE/SPORTS

Camp Kroc Adventure (Mar 6-10, 13-17 or 20-24). Ages 5-14. Swimming, sports, arts and crafts, games, music and more. 7am-6pm. $110-$162. Kroc Corps Community Center, 1375 E Broadway Rd. 602-425-5000 or krocphoenix.org.

Fit-N-Fun Camp at Xtreme Gymnastics (Mar 6-10 or 13-17). Ages 3-12. Gymnastics, trampoline, group challenge activities, obstacle courses, team sports, relay races, inflatables and more. 9am-12:30pm or 9am-3pm. $199-$256. 15821 N 79th St #3, Scottsdale. 480-596-3543 or xtremegymnastics.com.

Flip Dunk Spring Break Camp (Mar 13-17, 20-24 or Apr 10-14). Trampoline activities, fort building, arts and crafts, scooter and relay races and more. Call for times. Prices vary. 1515 E Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix. 602-277-0067 or flipdunksports.com.

Sports Camp (Mar 6-9). Hit the links, swing on the court or splash in the pool. Spend spring break outside being active. Call for times. $194. Ahwatukee Community Swim & Tennis Center, 4700 E Warner Rd, Phoenix. 480-893-3431.

Spring Break Mini Sports Camp (Mar 6-10 or 13-17). Ages potty-trained-10 years. Variety of sports, bounce house, crafts, tips, tricks and scrimmages. 12:30-4pm. Call for prices. Beginners Edge Sports Training, 7000 E Shea Blvd #1830-1840, Scottsdale. 623-748-9453 or thebestinaz.com.

Supercamp (Mon-Fri Mar 6-31). Ages 3-13. Gymnastics, dance, sports, bounce house, Ninja Zone, yoga, zip line, special guests and more. 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3pm. Extended hours available. $185-$269/week. Sibling discounts available. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3110 E Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix. 602-992-5790 or arizonasunrays.com.

Topgolf (Mar 6-9 or 13-16). Ages 6-12. Kids learn everything they need to know about the game of golf — from chipping, putting and full swing to the rules and etiquette — in this 4-day program. 9-11am. $99. Mar 6-9 at 9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale; 480-240-2402. Mar 13-16 at 1689 S. SanTan Village Pkwy, Gilbert; 480-240-1282. topgolf.com.

MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES

Children’s Museum of Phoenix March in Motion Camp (Mar 13-17). Ages 5-8. Create a music video, build “Bristlebots” and explore the museum. Campers will also paint a piano that will become a new exhibit. 9am-4pm. Extended care available. $280 ($235 members). 215 N 7th St. 602-648-2777 or childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.

STEM/STEAM

i.d.e.a. Museum STEAM Machines and Superheroes (Mar 6-10 and Mar 13-17). Ages 6-15. Learn the engineering design process, along with technology, arts and math concepts. 9am-5pm or 9am-noon. $60-$200. 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-idea (4332) or ideamuseum.org.

Desert Botanical Garden Spring Break Camp (Mar 6-10 or 13-17). Grades K-5. Become a scientist and examine flowers, bugs and birds and their relationships. 8:30am-3pm. (Extended camp available). $165/week ($140/week members). 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix. 480-481-8123 or dbg.org/kids-camps-programs.

THEATER

Broadway Revue Spring Break Camp (Mar 13-16 or 20-23). Ages 5-14. Singing, acting, dancing and music (piano or guitar). Performances each Thursday. 9am-3pm. $125. Lunch and extended hours available. 2270 E Williams Field Rd #103, Gilbert. 480-313-6763 or bakerperformingarts.com.

Childsplay Spring Break Musical Theatre (Mar 6-10 or 13-17). Ages 7-14. Singing, dancing and acting with final-day performance. 9am-4pm. $205. Extended hours available. Campus of Imagination and Wonder, 900 S Mitchell Dr, Tempe. 480-921-5751 or childsplayaz.org.

“Kids on Broadway” Spring Break Camp (Mar 13-17). Ages 7-14. Act, sing and dance your way through spring break. 9am-4pm. $205. Extended hours available. East Valley Children’s Theatre Studio, 4501 E Main St, Mesa. 480-756-3828 or evct.org.

QCPAC Spring Break Camp (Mar 13-17 or 20-24). Ages 5-12. Productions include “Happily Ever After?” and “Much Ado About Music.” 9am-3pm. $125; discount for siblings. Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek. 480-987-7469 or qcpac.com.

Valley Youth Theatre Spring Break Camp (Mar 6-10 or 13-17). Ages 7-15. Acting, singing, dancing and more. End-of-session performance. 9am-3pm. $275. Extended hours available. 525 N 1st St, Phoenix. 602-253-8188 x302 or vyt.com. 

does not evaluate or endorse camp programs. Before choosing a camp for your child, we recommend that you call or visit the camp to interview staff and/or seek references from other parents.

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