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My Day at Camp: D-backs teach calendar editor mad baseball skills

I think it was my second day at Raising Arizona Kids when the publisher casually mentioned staff members get to spend a day at...

My Day at Camp: Young Adult Writing Program

Double Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo was asked whether she wrote as a child, and if she always wanted to be a writer when...

Sportball: A noncompetitive approach to coaching

A small but innovative Scottsdale gym offers a new approach to sports coaching for kids, from beginners to seasoned athletes. “There are a lot of...

How to choose a summer day camp

"I am bored." Every parent hears these three words from their children during the summertime, often followed by sighs and outrageous requests. The good...

Photos from Camp Fair AZ 2016

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...

My Day at Camp: Camp Zoo

The room became really quiet when Shannon Howard entered. She was wearing thick leather gloves and holding a small spiny animal. When she asked...

My Day at Camp: AZ on the Rocks

When RAK contacted me about covering rock climbing for the My Day at Camp project, I may have failed to mention my fear of...

My Day at Camp: Circus School of Arizona

The statement “I’m leaving to join the circus!” once conjured images of a petulant child making threats to run away from home. Kids who...

My Day at Camp: Digital Kids Club

I didn't know what to expect when I attended the “Digital Kids Club” at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Kids Camps in Scottsdale. But I...

My Day at Camp: Scorpius Dance Theatre

When RAK staff members discuss which camps to spotlight for the "My Day at Camp" series, we try to include some unusual ones around the...

My Day at Camp: Musical Instrument Museum

I witnessed some wonderful things during the first-ever week of summer camp at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. I tagged along Wednesday afternoon...

My Day at Camp: Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA

I have always loved animals. I remember spending hours during summer break giving my stuffed animals “check-ups” and wrapping their “injuries” in Ace bandages. My...

My Day at Camp: Friendly Pines

Our RAK intern-turned-freelance-photographer Tac Coluccio went to Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott for four years and was a counselor in training last summer. We...

Arts enrich special-needs students’ lives at Hi-Star

Students at Hi-Star Center for Children in Phoenix performed their own take on a popular musical for more than 500 people in May. Their...

My Day at Camp: Quartet Camp

The sound from the string orchestra in the sanctuary at the Camelback Bible Church is slow and solemn as the students learn the difficult...

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