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Children’s Museum of Phoenix takes summer camps virtual with Camp in a Box

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will offer a virtual camp experience this summer with Camp in a Box, designed for children ages 4-10. The summer-camp-at-home...

Summer camp directors ponder different scenarios for 2020 programs

Summer camp directors have put a lot of creative problem solving and thoughtful reflection into planning — and Plan Bs — for the upcoming summer months.

Pandemic Parenting Poll results show extent of the summer camp uncertainty

The pandemic has brought tough choices for parents. Will we send our kids to summer camp? Keep them home? Our poll show the exent of the indecision.

6 tips for finding the right summer day camp

Make your summer camp research and selection process a little easier with these tips for finding a day camp that's a great fit for your family.

Preparing kids (and parents) for summer sleepaway camp

Sleepaway camp conjures images of idyllic sunny days filled with sing-alongs, matching T-shirts, lake activities, close friendships, crafts, and, with some luck, a few...

Wrap up summer planning in one day at Camp Fair AZ!

Camp Fair AZ is a fun place to discover a variety of programs available locally and around the country. It takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 — Leap Day — at Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. 

Learn to camp as a family during AZ Family Campout Program weekends

Have you thought about taking the family camping but didn’t feel confident in your wilderness skills — or your kids' attention spans for roughing...

5 ways to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday on June 8

Frank Lloyd Wright --- arguably America's greatest architect, who spent many years in Arizona --- would have turned 152 on Saturday, June 8. Wright...

My summer “sacrifice” — sending triplets to sleepaway camp

We drive along a winding road, finally approaching scenes that feel familiar. Until now, we have seen them only on colorful brochures and website...

Camp O’Connor offers free civics summer camp to middle schoolers

Kids entering seventh or eighth grades this fall have an opportunity to attend a free, one-week summer camp focusing on civics and leadership. The nonprofit...

Why should kids have all the fun? Try a family sleepaway camp

My parents shipped my sister and me off to summer camp the year I finished fifth grade. We spent a month at Friendly Pines...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix celebrates 10 years of hands-on play

It’s been a decade since the Children’s Museum of Phoenix opened its doors in the former Monroe School in downtown Phoenix, offering hands-on play,...

Kids venues offer daycare options and discounts as teacher walkout continues

Parents who need childcare during the statewide teachers walkout have options as places like the Arizona Science Center and Children's Museum of Phoenix are stepping...

My Day at Camp: Putting the pedal to the metal at Octane Raceway’s summer day camp

I never thought my third and final “My Day at Camp” assignment of the summer would end with me fighting zombies. But that’s exactly what...

My Day at Camp: Getting a rock-star makeover at Girly Girlz in Scottsdale

Girly Girlz Tea & Trinkets in Scottsdale is absolutely filled to the brim with all things girly, glam and glitzy. The baby pink walls...

My Day at Camp: A first look at the Girl Scouts’ Parsons Leadership Center

I love anything that is bright, shiny and new. So being among the first to experience a camp at the Girl Scouts' new Parsons Leadership...

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