2021 Theme Camps

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Listings are continuously being updated for 2021 based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire.
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CHANDLER


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 (three times a day in a large, air conditioned gym), age-appropriate practice in pre-literacy, literacy, and numeracy. Half- and full-day sessions three, four and five days a week. Extended care available. June 1-July 23.


PARADISE VALLEY


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

Grades 1-8. Thematic, recreational camps with hands-on activities in small groups. Themes include Harry Potter Hogwarts Camp, Animal Training & Rescue, Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Lego Stop-Motion Animation, Sports Bootcamp and Minecraft. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-July 2. $350/week.


PEORIA


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. $30/day or $140/5 days.

KidsPark Arrowhead
7337 W. Bell Road, Peoria
623-878-2411 • kidspark.com/arrowhead

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: $9/hour for the first child, discounts for siblings. May 24-Aug. 9.


PRESCOTT


Then And Now Integrated Care Center Inc.
Camp Pinerock and Retreat Center
1400 Pine Drive #203, Prescott
602-888-9448 • thenandnowicc.com

Camp Then And Now. Ages 11-14. A three-day residential camp focused on mindfulness and coping skills. Paint and Soft Sip, mindfulness walks, bereavement conversations, group therapy, yoga classes, outdoor meditation, outdoor sports, swimming and Night @ the Camp Fire. July 22-25. $549.


SCOTTSDALE


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. 10 a.m. to noon (ages 8-12) and 2-4 p.m. four days a week June–July. $160 (includes all ingredients and supplies, and beverages with the meal).

It’s All About Etiquette
Holiday Inn Express
7530 E. Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale
480-510-6346 • itsallaboutetiquette.com

Etiquette Summer Camp. 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. Ages 6-8: 10 a.m. to noon June 8-11 and July 13-16. $260. Ages 9-12: 10 a.m. to noon June 1-4, June 22-25 and July 6-9. $260. Ages 13-18: 1-4 p.m. June 12-13 and July 17-18. $295. Fee includes dining tutorial, class supplies, snacks, and an etiquette reference book.

KidsPark Scottsdale
12635 N. 48th St., Phoenix
602-788-2445 • kidspark.com/scottsdale

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/hour for the first child, discounts for siblings.

Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries
4151 N. Marshall Way, Suite 8, Scottsdale
602-432-0444 • paulajacqueline.com

Ages 5-14. 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. June 1-July 29. $325.

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

Camp Taliesin West explore architecture, science, engineering, art and photography. In-person camps include:

  • Design Your Dream Space: Beginner. Ages 10-12. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7-11 and July 19-23. $350 ($315 members).
  • Design Your Dream Space: Advanced. Ages 12-14. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14-18 and July 26-30. $350 ($315 members).
  • Architectural Discovery. Ages 7-9. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28-July 2 and Aug. 2-6. $350 ($315 members).
  • A Greener Tomorrow. Ages 11-15. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.June 21-25. $350 ($315 members).
  • Operation Mars. Ages 10-14. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12-16. $350 ($315 members).
  • Art and Observation. Ages 10-14. 9 a.m. to noon June 7-11. $250 ($225 members).
  • Photographing Wright. Ages 12-16. 9 a.m. to noon June14-18 and July 26-30. $250 ($225 members).

TEMPE


Hacket House Gift Shop and Event Venue
(home of Tempe Sister Cities program)
95 W. 4th St., Tempe
480-350-8181 • hacketthouse.org/event/kitchen-kids-cooking-school

Kitchen Kids Cooking School. Ages 8-12. Learn to cook from master chefs in the
Hackett House kitchen. Prepare a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy.(Think tater tots from scratch; Mac and Cheese not in a box, homemade ice cream, homemade pasta, etc.) 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 7-11, June 14-17, June 21-24, June 28-July 1. $250/week.


VIRTUAL


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

Camp Taliesin West explore architecture, science, engineering, art and photography. Virtual camps encourage students to explore, create, and design with specially designed activities to work on from home. Each camp session includes a one-hour live zoom call with a Taliesin West educator from 10-11 a.m. Four sessions: June 7-18, June 21-July 2, July 12-23, July 26-Aug. 6. $100 ($90 members).

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

Etiquette Summer Camp. Ages 7-18. Students will learn dining skills, introductions,  how to write thank-you notes, and more, in a Zoom classroom. Ages 7-12: 2-3 p.m. June 22-25 and July 6-9. $150. Ages 13-18: 2-3:30 p.m. June 8-11 and July 13-16. $185. Fee includes instructional manual, table setting etiquette placement, homework checklist and graduation certificate.

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
702-229-2734 • themobmuseum.org

Operation Summer Camp. Ages 10-15 will enjoy hands-on and immersive activities exploring the work of police officers, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists and historians. Daily, three-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure, providing a total of 20 hours’ worth of activities per week. Five camps targeting different age groups are available June and July. $150; includes a prepared kit with activities and materials needed to complete camp projects.

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