Arizona Humane Society
1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix
602-997-7585, Ext. 2005 • azhumane.org/athomekit
Animal Ed-Ventures At Home Kits offer kids ages 8-12 a surprise box that allows them to explore the world of animals through hands-on crafts, activities, learning opportunities, links for online videos, virtual classroom opportunities and animal meet-and-greets from AHS’ Animal Ambassadors.
Themes such as Regal Mutts and Snakes & Lizards will dive into areas such as animal genetics and the slithering, slinking world of our reptile friends. Boxes can be picked up weekly at AHS’ Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix or can be mailed directly to your home. Deliveries begin the first week of June. $25/week; additional $15 for mailed delivery. azhumane.org/athomekit
Carrie Curran Art Studios is offering a virtual version of Young Vincents Fine Art Summer Camp for ages 6-13. Weekly themes will follow the concurrent in-studio schedule and feature drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture. Art Kits (with all needed supplies) may be purchased upon registration, with curbside pickup at the Scottsdale studio. One-week sessions May 26-Aug 6. $139 and up; Art Kits $35 and up. 480-478-8121 or carriecurranart.com
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix 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
Chandler Children’s Choir
Showtime! Music Video Summer Camp
480-699-9846 • chandlerchildrenschoir.org/Summer_Camp
“Just Sing!” is a five-day online camp offering dynamic courses for young singers. Campers will explore many genres, cultures and style of music and dance; sing and dance to the original choreography of “Just Sing” (from the Trolls: World Tour); create basic, yet inventive, instruments from materials found at home; learn from passionate, creative and dynamic teachers; engage with 2-3 hours of daily digital content and socialize with other campers during virtual meet-ups on Monday and Friday. Three one-week sessions: June 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26. Internet access required; a device with a camera and microphone is recommended, but not required, for virtual meet-ups. Register here.
Childsplay Theatre Academy
900 S. Mitchell Drive, Tempe • 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
480-921-5700 • childsplayaz.org/summer20
At Childsplay Theatre Academy, young people build confidence, develop performance skills and have fun all summer long — and now with ONLINE sessions! Every week our professional teaching artists craft lessons that ignite imaginations and foster a love for the performing arts, whether you’re at home or on our campus. Weekly sessions June 1-July 31. $75 and up/week.
Engineering for Kids is offering virtual courses for grades 3-8 on topics including game design, app development, programming and more. Capped at 8 students, with live video meeting hosted by a STEM instructor. One-week sessions, 75 minutes daily, May 26-June 26. $79/week and up. 480-779-8184 or engineeringforkids.com/phoenixmetro
East Valley Children’s Theatre Workshop Camps for ages 7-17 take place in one 40-minute online class daily for one week. Workshops include The Laugh Factory (June 1-5), Improvisation & Theatre Games (June 1-5) Drama is Serious Business (June 8-12), I Got the Part (June 15-19), Virtual Plays (June 22-26), Kids on Broadway I (June 8-12), Kids on Broadway II (June 15-19) and Radio Theatre for Kids (June 15-26). Children are grouped by age. EVCT also offers one-on-one coaching and summer classes. Camps and classes are $60. 480-756-3828 or evct.org
888-709-8324 • idtech.com/virtual
Virtual Tech Camps will be project-based, with live instructors for two-hour blocks of time and additional project development work kids can self-pace from home. Classes will remain small (5:1 for teens, as low as 3:1 for the youngest students) and will emphasize collaborative work. Kids and teens will learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, and more. Course offerings will be modified to account for the fact that children participating from home may not have the same powerful gaming laptops idTech typically brings to in-person classes. One-week sessions June-July. $399/week with code TOGETHER.
Updated May 23, 2020
The Leadership Society of Arizona Logic and Leadership Virtual Academy for grades 7-12 is a fun and interactive virtual leadership camp offered through Arizona State University Online. Students will meet for one-hour classes four days a week for four weeks in a state-of-the-art virtual ballroom. Small-group discussion and activities make this experience unlike any other virtual learning platform. Students also can complete up to 20 hours of self-paced online courses (via footage from live lectures and ASU courses). Each week includes a 30-minute one-on-one virtual mentoring session with an LSA coach who is an industry-certified leadership development expert. Students will learn to set goals, apply leadership concepts, overcome challenges, and create more productive and enriching summer habits. Typically priced at $650; due to COVID-19, LSA is offering it for $350. Receive a $25 discount when you use the promocode RAK20. 480-779-8592 or leadaz.org/summer-virtual
Valley Youth Theatre – Musical Theatre Camp
525 N. First St., Phoenix
602-253-8188 x302 • vyt.com
Ages 5 and up
Valley Youth Theatre has adapted its summer camp programming for the virtual space, offering fun, interactive camps for ages 5 and up.
Virtual All Stars Summer Camp (ages 5-8) offers a magical, virtual adventure each week, exploring the wildest jungle to the reaches of outer space through story telling, songs, crafts, creative drama and more. Children will learn to communicate, work as a team, build self-confidence, and fuel their passion for the performing arts. Limited to 7 students per week. One-week sessions on various themes, 10-11:30 a.m. daily, June 1-July 24. $175/week.
Virtual Musical Theatre Summer Camp (ages 9+) will take daily, virtual performing arts classes with VYT’s professional teaching artists. When students register, they will choose a focus (music, dance or acting) and work in groups to create originals works to be showcased (virtually) on the last day of camp. Two-week sessions, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily, June 15-26 or July 13-24. $375/session.
Learn more at vyt.com/education/musical-theatre-camps
As many Arizona camps pivot to offering virtual programs for part or all of the “post-quarantine” summer, we are updating this page as quickly as we can. If you know of a virtual camp we’ve missed, please let us know.