2021 fall break camps

Arizona Science Center’s Camp Innovation inspires and engages curious minds through STEM.


Last updated September 30, 2021

Arizona Humane Society. If your 9-12 year old animal lover is looking for a way to give back to homeless pets this fall consider the Compassion Crew youth retreat! This creative Compassion Crew will team up to make a real impact on our shelter pets’ stay through innovative behavioral enrichment projects like puzzle feeders, scent enrichment, and toy design. They’ll even get the chance to get hands-on with our very own animal teachers as they learn all about how their actions can impact animal lives. Camps will be held October 6 and October 13 from 8:30am-3:00pm. $65 per camper. Siblings receive $25 off. 1521 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix

Arizona Science Center. The theme for this Camp Innovation is Sweet Science-ations! During each 5-day camp session, campers grades 1-6 will discover the chemistry of candy and learn how it’s made. Using science, engineering, technology, math, and most importantly sugar to create confectionery delights, junior scientists will learn all about the science made sweet with edible science experiments. But making candy is not where this camp stops, campers will also complete hands-on experiments putting candy to good use for the sake of science. Monday-Friday, Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 11-15. Students will be separated into small groups by grade level. $260 Members | $295 Non-members. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix.

Arizona Sunrays SupercampArizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance in Phoenix offers supervised, themed activities for ages 4-13 this fall (see website for dates) from 8:00am-3:00pm including gymnastics, a foam pit, trampolines, bounce house, obstacle courses and organized games. Full Week: $336 | Individual Day: $89. Locations: 15801 N. 32nd St., Phoenix and 3923 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.

B.E.S.T./Beginners Edge Sports Training. B.E.S.T. hosts Youth Sports Camps Sept. 7-Nov. 12 at its indoor facilities. Accepts potty-trained children up through age 12. Kids learn sports skills including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, golf, track and more while enjoying a bounce house, obstacle courses and playground games. Contact for pricing. 7432 E. Tierra Buena, Suite 102, Scottsdale.

Childsplay Theatre
All fall break classes are taught by professional theatre artists with engaging, participatory, and dynamic drama instruction. Join us as we imagine together! Create Your Avatar Oct 4-15 (ages 6-10), Super You Oct 4-8 (ages 4-6), and Musical Marathon: Villains Oct. 4-8 (ages 8-15). For more info or questions contact Brianna Fallon at bfallon@childsplayaz.org or (480) 921-5722. 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe. childsplayaz.org

Creative Color Art Studios with Carrie Curran. This Scottsdale art studio offers a fall break class for ages 6 to 13 from Oct. 11-14, 9am-3pm (extended hours available). Kids explore drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture. 8300 N. Hayden Road., Suite A100, Scottsdale.

CodaKid. Students can choose from a variety of projects from coding to game design. Work with experienced engineers to make Minecraft mods, Roblox games, mobile game apps, professional quality websites, and more. Call for pricing.

Gold Medal Gymnastics. Tons of gymnastics will be taught along with fun activities, games, arts & crafts and more… all surrounded around a fun and adventurous weekly theme. Oct. 4-Oct. 7, 9:00am-3:00pm. Half day and full day options. 1700 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe and 455 E. Warner Rd., Chandler.

Makutu’s Island. Special Fall Break Playing Hours 10am-7pm (Friday till 8 pm) Oct 4-8.

Scottsdale Parkour and Free Running. SPK Fall Camp Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 11-15 9am-3pm. Five-day intensive parkour, ninja, trampoline, boxing camp for kids ages 4-17. Half day $40 / $175 wk and full day $60 / $250 wk.

Xtreme Gymastics. FIT-N-FUN Day Camps promote health and fitness, while having a blast! Each day, children ages 3-12, will enjoy gymnastics, trampoline, group activities, obstacle courses, relay races, the foam pit and much, much more! The Xtreme Gymnastics staff is high energy, USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, with complete background checks. Fall Break Camp runs Oct. 11-15. Schedule/rate flexibility to fit your family’s needs.

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