2023 Theme Camps

Photo courtesy of Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries
Listings are continuously being updated (March 17, 2023) based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire. Please verify all information directly with camps. 

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     Phoenix Camps 

Phoenix Friends School-Cooking Camp
Central United Methodist Church – 1875 N Central Avenue, Phoenix (602) 562-2662 phoenixfriendsschool.org/2023-summer-camps

Ages 8-12. Come learn the basics of international cooking in this fun, interactive cooking camp. Combining food products and cooking is chemistry with a very tasty outcome. With a new international theme for each day’s preparation, this camp will expose campers to cuisine from around the world while developing valuable skills to last a lifetime. The final day will consist of a special lunch prepared for the families of the campers.$295/camp session. Extended day offered from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. for $15 per hour per camper. 9 a.m-3 p.m, July 31-August 4.

Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald, Mesa. 480-644-2230arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org

PreHistoric preschool. Ages 4-5. This fun filled dinosaur morning program includes creative movement, crafts, and a special interactive learning circle.

Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries
4151 N. Marshall Way, Suite 8, Scottsdale. 602-737-8676 • paulajacqueline.eventbrite.com

Ages 5-16. Bakers will learn a new technique and recipe every day.

Phoenix Youth Circus Arts
Emerson Elementary School, 915 E Palm Lane, Phoenix. phxyouthcircus.org/summercamp

Ages 7-16. Kids will learn juggling, balancing, acrobatics, aerial arts, and clowning.

Classic Cooking
10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale. 480-502-0177 • ccacademy.edu

Ages 8-17. Students will work together recreationally for the first three days before competing against one another on the fourth.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix • 480-481-8123 • dbg.org/learn

Ages 5-12. Campers will take part in outdoor experiences, reading, free choice learning, art projects and more.

Desert Hills Community School of Music
34605 N. Tom Darlington Road, Scottsdale • deserthillsmusic.org

Two-part summer camp, with each day featuring a band instruments workshop for ages 10-17 and a string workshop for ages eight and up, including adults.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. franklloydwright.org/camp

Campers explore, create, and design as they engage in fun and educational activities. Explore photography, animals, and architecture.

Girls Rock! PHX
New School for the Arts and Academics, 1216 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe •  girlsrockphoenix.org/camp

Instrument instruction, and practice, and workshops that cover a variety of musical and non-musical topics.

Happy Valley School
7140 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria. 623-695-9915 • happyvalleyschool.org

Ages 5-13. Crafts, games, themed dress days, field trips. Full-day sessions, two to five days a week.

It’s All About Etiquette
Scottsdale location TBD. 480-510-6346 • itsallaboutetiquette.com

Ages 6-18. Students will learn dining skills, introductions,  how to write thank-you notes, and more.

Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Camp
1973 E. Maryland Ave. Phoenix • 602-900-0403 • littlebigmindspreschool.com/summer-camp-registration/

Ages 3 to 5. Weekly themes and water day/lunch fun Fridays. No prior Spanish experience necessary.

Peoria and North Phoenix. kidspark.com

Ages 2-12. New themes each week, with activities and crafts to go along.

More than Modeling
4425 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale • 480-442-9833 • morethanmodeling.com

Ages 5-15. More Than Modeling teaches life skills through fashion and modeling classes.

Phoenix Film Foundation
7000 E Mayo Blvd, Ste 1059, Phoenix, AZ 85054 • phoenixfilmfestival.com/education/filmsummercamp

Ages 13-18. Beginning or a seasoned filmmakers can learn how to make a film.

Sur La Table
Kierland Commons & Scottsdale Fashion Square.  surlatable.com

Ages 7-17. Courses include: Bake Shop, Open Your Own Restaurant, and Cooking Adventure.

The Jones-Gordon School
4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley. 480-563-5588 • jonesgordon.org/summer

Ages 2nd grade and up. These summer camps offer fun, hands-on activities in small groupings.

The FrenchAm Schools
2031 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 2, Chandler. 480-681-6100 • frencham.org

Ages 1-8. French language immersion-themed activities by week; art, music, physical activity, and more.

     Flagstaff/Southern Arizona Camps    

The Juniper Theory
222 East Birch Ave., Flagstaff • 804-519-2856 • thejunipertheory.com

Ages 5 and older. Designed to teach leadership and make meaningful connections with their peers while learning about themselves.

     Tucson/Northern Arizona Camps    


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd., • 520-883-3001education@desertmuseum.org •  desertmuseum.org

Campers will explore science and nature, and make cool crafts.

Camp Giggle Stitch
2291 West Dante Way, Tucson, AZ 85741 • 520-549-1144

Ages 8 and older. An amazing space where kids and adults come to learn the art of Sewing.

Ben’s Bell Project
40 W. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85701 • bensbells.org/campregistration

Campers will learn about and discuss the impact and need for kindness in their schools and communities.



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