2022 Theme Camps

Photo courtesy of Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries
Listings are continuously being updated for 2022 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    

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 based on several different themes. This is a drop-off program for children ages 4 and 5 running from 8-10am each morning. June 13-22. Monday the 13th, Wednesday the 15th, Monday the 20th, Wednesday the 22nd (Program includes all 4 dates). $80 (members)-$100 (general public).


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 and then bring home their delicious creations to share. Half-day camps, four days a week. May 31-July 25. $350.

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

Ages 7-16. Join the circus this summer! At Phoenix Youth Circus Arts summer day camp, kids will learn juggling, balancing, acrobatics, aerial arts, and clowning.  Kids can attend either or both one-week sessions of camp in June. Each Monday through Friday session concludes with a show for family and friends. Circus arts provide the ultimate blend of fitness, creativity, and fun! Every kid regardless of age, gender, background, or body type can find things they love to do and share with others. Campers learn from experienced coaches and best of all, they surprise and delight themselves with what they can do! June 6-10 and 13-17 $225/session. Discounts available.


Scottsdale Community College
9000 E Chaparral Road, Scottsdale. 480-423-6578 or artichokegrill.com

Culinary Kids Camp
. Ages 9-15. Aspiring young culinarians create a series of made-from-scratch meals. Campers prep and produce items they can recreate at home with a strong focus on healthy cooking techniques and ingredients. This camp offers three skill levels for camp: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Parents can enroll their kids for one or all three for a summer of fun and food. All classes are held at The Artichoke Grill on Scottsdale Community College property. 8 sessions available between June 6-30. The registration cost is $225 per camper. Students receive a logo apron, chef’s hat, printed recipes and experience preparing food in a commercial setting.


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

Kids Camp (ages 8-12) and Teens Camp (ages 13-17). 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

Garden Camp Adventures turn campers ages 5-12 into scientists as they use their powers of observation in the classroom and on the trail to learn about the world around them. Campers will be grouped by age to take part in outdoor experiences, children’s literature, free choice learning, art projects and more.


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

Camp Taliesin West encourages campers to explore, create, and design as they engage in fun and educational activities.


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, in an atmosphere that encourages a child’s curiosity, zaniness, good behavior, brilliance, physicality and imagination. June 14-July 29. $270-$295. Fee includes dining tutorial, class supplies, snacks, and an etiquette reference book.


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

Ages 3 to 5. We don’t teach Spanish. We teach in Spanish! Weekly themes and water day/lunch fun Fridays. No prior Spanish experience necessary.


KidsPark
Peoria and North Phoenix. kidspark.com

Ages 2-12. New themes each week, with activities and crafts to go along. Drop in (no reservation required) and pay the normal hourly rate only for time used$10 per hour or $275 per week for one child, with discounts for siblings.


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. Learn about fashion, beauty, and how to pose and walk the runway.


Sur La Table
Kierland Commons & Scottsdale Fashion Square.  surlatable.com
Ages 7-17. Budding chefs will enjoy plenty of mixing, prepping and cooking thanks to small classes that encourage active participation. Courses include: Bake Shop, Open Your Own Restaurant, and Cooking Adventure. 4 and 5 day sessions, June-August 2022. Online and in-person sessions available. $29-$249.

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

Ages 4 and up. Camp themes include Girl Power, Percy Jackson, Spy Kids, Minecraft, Harry Potter, sports, and Camp Curiosity (for ages 4-6). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 6-July 1. $350/week.


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, age-appropriate practice in pre-literacy, literacy, and numeracy. Half- and full-day sessions.


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

Kids Camps. Calling all kids! Get connected with nature. Campers will explore science and nature, and make cool crafts. Campers will leave with activities to help wildlife and explore nature in their own lives. Camp is rounded out with lunch time, stories and songs, and play.


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

Ages 8 and older. Sewing Classes & Summer Camps near Oro Valley, Marana & Tucson areas. An amazing space where kids and adults come to learn the art of Sewing. Weekly themes.


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

Kind Camp. A weeklong experience for kids who want to learn more about intentional kindness and practice it as a skill throughout the year. Campers will learn about and discuss the impact and need for kindness in their schools and communities. Plus, energetic games, hands-on science activities, crafts to keep, and new friends that may last a lifetime. 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Monday-Friday. $125 per child for each session.
Week 1: June 6 – 10. Ages 5 and 6.
Week 2: June 13 – 17. Ages 7 and 8.
Week 3: June 20 – 24. Ages 5 and 6.
Week 4: June 27 – July 1. Ages 7 and 8.


 

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