2020 Summer Camps – Mixed Activities

Not ready to specialize? These day camps offer a myriad of activities designed to give children exposure to a wide range of activities and experiences.


Cactus Day Camp, summer camp, summer camps, Arizona, kids, traditional campCactus Day Camp
6050 N. Invergordon Road, Paradise Valley
480-836-2267 • cactusdaycamp.com
Ages 3-13

A “traditional” summer program where safety is a priority, friendships are fostered, healthy lifestyles are encouraged and the fun is unlimited. Days are filled with many of our over 20 activities — including archery, swimming, dance, cooking, sports, crafts, climbing, gaga, game room and more. Fridays culminate each week with a special event. Transportation, extended hours and lunch program optional. Accredited by the American Camp Association.

COVID-19 update: Due to limited numbers and social distancing guidelines, we are not enrolling new campers this summer. Returning campers may be put on a mailing list.

Camelback Desert School, summer camp, Arizona, day campCamelback Desert School
9606 E. Kalil Drive, Scottsdale
480-451-3130 • camelbackdesertschool.com/programs/summer-camp
Age 1-grade 8

Our preschool-K camp offers a fun-filled summer program for children ages 1 to kindergarten. Each week, campers jump into action, participating in fun and exciting activities and special events. Our two swimming pools are a huge hit! Campers going into grades 1-8 select weekly camp class schedules from a variety of options, such as cooking, swimming, chess, field trips and more, in addition to attending special events! Full- and half-day weekly sessions May 26-July 24 (no camp July 3). Prices vary by age.

Children's Museum of Phoenix Camps, Arizona, summer camp
Camps at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
602-648-2777 • childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/exhibits-and-experiences/camps/
Ages 5-8

Camp in a Box, for ages 4-10, is a summer-camp-at-home experience that will run in weekly sessions throughout June and July. Themes include World of Magic and Fantasy; Going, Going, Green; Dinosaur Discovery; and Cosmic Cadets. $129 per box per week for non-members, $99 per box per week for members. Home delivery adds $25. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

The Museum is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may consider offering some on-site camps in July.

Camp Gecko at GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th St., Phoenix
602-286-8130 • gatewaycc.edu/discover
Ages 6-12

GateWay Community College now offers a virtual summer camp experience for children ages 5-12 years old. Your child will have the opportunity to experience eight weeks of excitement through crafts, virtual field trips and themed activities. Each week, children will receive their Gecko Pack filled with fun and challenging activity supplies for the week’s lessons that will help them create memories to last a lifetime. $90/week includes Gecko Pack. Call 602-286-8130 or email discover@gatewaycc.edu for more information!

Camp Kroc, Salvation Army, summer camp, ArizonaCamp Kroc
1375 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix
602-425-5000 • krocphoenix.org
Ages 4-13

Through programming designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit, campers will discover new talents, build life skills, and make new friends. Campers have the opportunity to participate in more than a dozen specialty activities ranging from athletics to art and science. Camp Kroc is located in a 144,000-square-foot facility with an indoor pool, rock wall and three-court basketball gymnasium in the South Mountain community. Weekly sessions. $119 and up; extended care available.

COVID-19 update: Camp will be held July 6-31. Some camp activities will be adjusted or removed because of safety considerations. Registration is currently available online.

Coyote Camp, Squaw Peak Hilton, summer camp, ArizonaCoyote Camp
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix
602-906-3806 • squawpeakhilton.com
Ages 4-12

The award-winning Coyote Camp at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort offers a variety of educational activities. Children receive a T-shirt on their first full day to remember this special experience! If you have children with lots of energy, a visit to Coyote Camp is a must with kid-friendly activities available. With 25 years of experience, our staff offers exciting activities with full-day, half-day and evening programs. $35/day and up.

Dobson Montessori, summer camp, ArizonaDobson Montessori Super Summer
K-12: 745 S. Extension, Mesa
Preschool: 1130 S. San Jose, Mesa
480-962-1432 • dobsonmontessori.com
Ages 2½-18

Dobson Montessori Super Summer camp offers workshops featuring strong academic reinforcement and outstanding enrichment. Hands-on science, drama, gourmet cooking, fantasy role play, film study, gardening, farm animals, creative writing and so much more. $115/week and up.

COVID-19 update: Super Summer 2020 workshops will begin July 6 with in-person workshops for students in preschool through 12th grade. Registration is now open and tours can be arranged by appointment.


Heritage Elementary Glendale Campus, summer camp, day camp, Glendale, Arizona

Heritage Summer Camp
6805 N. 125th Ave., Glendale • 520-661-2775
Ages 3-12

An exciting camp filled with 3 field trips per week, academics taught by certified teachers and many more enrichment activities. May 25-July 10. $150 per week, all inclusive.

Imagine That, summer camp, Arizona, day campImagine That! Summer Camp
4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
480-570-5234 • imaginethatsummercamp.com
Ages 3-11

COVID-19 update: Imagine That! has cancelled both summer camp sessions for 2020. See you back in 2021 to help us celebrate our 42nd year of having fun!


JGS summer camp, kids, Arizona, day camp, Jones-Gordon School
JGS Summer Fun

4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley
480-563-5588 • jonesgordon.org
Grades 1-8

Ignite your child’s imagination and curiosity at The Jones-Gordon School. We offer imaginative, thematic, weeklong recreational camps designed for stress-free fun, including Harry Potter Camp, Animal Training & Rescue, Candy-Making Camp and more.

COVID-19 update: Due to current circumstances regarding the coronavirus pandemic, The Jones-Gordon School has opted to cancel JGS summer camps for 2020.

Mesa Community College
Southern & Dobson Campus: 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
Grades K-12

COVID-19 update: 2020 summer camps have been cancelled in response to health and safety guidelines for the coronavirus.

Paradise Valley Community College Summer Camps
18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
602-787-7182 • paradisevalley.edu/summercamps
Grades 1-12

COVID-19 update: 2020 summer camps have been cancelled in response to health and safety guidelines for the coronavirus.

Unique Camps at Scottsdale Community College
9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale
480-423-6700 • scottsdalecc.edu/summer-camp
Elementary-high school

COVID-19 update: 2020 summer camps have been cancelled in response to health and safety guidelines for the coronavirus.

Scottsdale Unified School District, SUSD, summer camp, day camp, kidsScottsdale Unified School District Summer Camp
Hopi Elementary, 5110 E. Lafayette Blvd, Scottsdale
Pima Elementary, 8330 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale
Redfield Elementary, 9181 E. Redfield Road, Scottsdale
480-484-7900 • susd.org/summercamp
Ages 3-14

Our fun, safe and affordable summer camp includes a variety of activities, field trips, games and so much more, including FREE snacks. Full-day camps May 26-July 31. $30-35 per day.

COVID-19 update: Summer camps will open June 15.


3 Bars Ranch, summer camp, Scottsdale, Arizona, horses3 Bars Ranch
9040 E Jomax Road, Scottsdale • 720-985-7535
Ages 6-15

Fostering personal growth and development through equine assisted learning (EAL) activities. Working with horses, participants build trust; respect; responsibility; patience; leadership; kindness; communication; and self-confidence. All while having fun with horses! Socially and emotionally enriching. Horsemanship skills and riding integrated for learning new skills and building self-esteem. Level II program follows for more mounted activities and learning and development. EAL also available for trauma healing. June-August; ongoing thereafter. $45 for individual sessions; half-day group program $150.

Tutor Time, Camp One-of-a-Kind, summer camps, day camps, ArizonaTutor Time Learning Centers – Camp One of-a-Kind
26 schools Valleywide • 877-794-6704 • tutortime.com/summer
Ages 5-12

A busy summer is a fun summer. Make this summer like no other at Tutor Time’s Camp One-of-a-Kind, which is brimming with activities and features weekly and bi-weekly themes that may include science, geography, zoology, art, fitness, games, and STEM learning. Your child will enjoy immersive field trips, educational experiences, cool gear, and healthy meals. Choose your favorite camps or go all summer long. Younger siblings at home? We offer programs for younger children too! May 20-Aug. 14. $160 and up per week.

Unitarian Universalist Kids Camp, UU Kids Camp, day camp, kids, Arizona UU Kids Kamp
602-840-8400 • https://sites.google.com/view/uukidskamp/about-kamp-2020_1?authuser=0
PreK-8th grade

Kids Kamp 2020 will be entirely online, offering 90 minutes a day of structured activity during the entire four-week session. This camp “for kids by kids” is run by a core group of kids ages 13-18. All program decisions are made by this council with guidance from senior camp staff. Kids Kamp has been happening for over 50 years. June 1-June 25. By donation.

Updated May 23, 2020


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