Winter Break Camps

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Last updated December 10, 2021

Parents: Need a fun, safe environment for kids during winter break? Here are some local winter break camps and drop-in programs for kids in metro Phoenix. Please verify all information with the venue.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center is offering a chilling winter camp for grades 1-6.  Freeze Frenzy is a 4 day (full day) camp where kids will build a chairlift, create a snowball launcher, explore ice fossils and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. 602-716-2028 • azscience.org/camps

Arizona Sunrays Supercamp

Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance offers supervised, themed activities year-round. Campers ages 4-13 participate in various gymnastics circuits, dance, NinjaZone, special guests demonstrations, trampoline, group activities, water games and more. Dec. 20-23 and Dec 27-30, 8 a.m-3 p.m. Extended care available. 15801 N. 32nd St. (602-992-5790) or 3923 E. Indian School Road (602-992-5791). arizonasunrays.com

B.E.S.T. (Beginners Edge Sports Training)

B.E.S.T. hosts Youth Sports Camps at its indoor facilities for children from potty-trained age to age 12 at 7432 E. Tierra Buena Lane in Scottsdale. Kids learn sports skills including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, dodgeball, golf, tennis, kickball, track & field, lacrosse, hockey and badminton. Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30. Full, half, and single days available. 623-748-9453 or thebestinaz.com

Camp Hubbard

Camp Hubbard offers an exciting, action-packed Winter Camp for children ages 4 to 14 at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory School, 11875 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. Children will play basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, archery, field sports, and a variety of games. Full- and half-day options Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30. 602-786-6789 or camphubbardaz.com

City of Chandler

Kids ages 5-12 can choose from 3 different facilities offering nature camps, sports camps, and youth camps. Camps are held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 20-31. 480-782-2912 or chandleraz.gov

Code Galaxy

Kids elementary through high school will learn computer skills and enjoy exciting courses including Scratch, Roblox, python programming, and even CAD 3D modeling in this 6 day virtual camp. thecodegalaxy.com

Creative Color Art Studios

This Scottsdale art studio offers Winter Workshops for ages 6-13. Kids explore drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture Dec. 27-29. 8300 N. Hayden Road, Suite A100. 480-478-8121 or creativecolorart.com

Engineering for Kids

STEM-curriculum activities for ages 6-14 at two kid-friendly venues Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30: Urban Air Ahwatukee, 4816 E. Ray Road in Phoenix, where campers will also have full access to the facility’s dodgeball courts, foam pits, trampolines, jungle gyms, and more; and Sky Zone, 4857 E. Greenway Road, Suite A in Scottsdale, where campers will enjoy dodgeball, rock walls, foam pits, trampolines, warrior courses, and more. Curriculum includes Holiday theme projects, in addition,  Minecraft, Vex Robotics, Retro Game Design, and Marble Madness. 480-757-1281 or engineeringforkids.com

Fountain Hills Theater

Fountain Hills Theater is offering a holiday-themed Winter Break Camp Dec. 20-30 for children ages 6-13. Gain and sharpen the skills & techniques including theater terminology, acting, blocking, line memorization, dance, voice, and more while performing in the live production of “Twas the Week After Christmas”.11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. 480-837-9661 or fhtaz.org 

KidsPark

This drop-in daycare facility is open days, nights and weekends for children ages 2-10 and charges $10 per hour, $70 per day, and $275 per week, with discounts for siblings. 7337 W. Bell Road (near Arrowhead Towne Center), Peoria (623-878-2411) or 12635 N. 48th St. in Phoenix (602-788- 2445). kidspark.com

Makutu’s Island

This Chandler indoor play center is offering extended hours on school holidays. The centerpiece of Makutu’s Island is an indoor “tree” filled with tunnels, tubes, mole-holes, and slides. Lots of arcade games, too. All-day admission for a child (ages 1-17) and one adult is $18.56. 6919 W. Ray Road. 480-344-3740 or makutusisland.com

Martin Pear JCC

Youth Break Camp for kids in grades K-4 includes field games, crafts, science, competitions, special guests and more. Tween Break Camp for grades 5-8 offers virtual competitions, in-depth creative projects, cooking, robotics and more. Must commit to full five days so kids can be kept safely in “pods” of no more than 12. Masks are required. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 27-31. 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-483-7121 or vosjcc.org

Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

Kids (ages 6-8 for ½ day and 9-12 for full day) will learn about reptiles and participate in animal care and interactions, physical activities and STEAM-oriented activities at this Scottsdale animal sanctuary. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30. $50/day for half day, $75/day for full day; discount for multiple days. Each camp has a maximum of 10 participants. phoenixherp.com

Seth Corey Tennis Academy

Winter Break Camp for ages 4-16 (all levels) runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 27-31. Includes tennis instruction, sports activities and lunch. Aftercare available. The McCormick Scottsdale, 7421 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 602-803-4006 or sethkoreytennis.com

SRF Baseball Academy

The SRF Baseball Academy is offering the opportunity for young baseball players to improve their skills and prepare for the spring season during this 2 day Winter Baseball Camp.  Camp dates are Dec. 20- 21 or Dec. 27- 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  The cost is $125 for one 2-day camp. 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. saltriverfields.com

Taliesin West

At Taliesin West’s winter break camp Dec. 27-31 9 a.m-3 p.m kids ages 9-12 will become architects by designing their own home with digital floor plans and building their own physical 3D architecture model. As a seasonal treat, campers will also be able to design a home using the trickiest of all materials; gingerbread! 12345 North Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale (GPS address). 480-860-2700 or franklloydwright.org

USA Youth Fitness Center

Camps feature nonstop activities for ages 5-12 ranging from open gym and obstacle courses to dance choreography and field trips. Morning-only and full-day camps Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30; full week or single day options. Lunch available for purchase. 1530 S. Gilbert Rd. in Gilbert (480-926-1480) or 24648 S. Ellsworth Rd. in Queen Creek (480-783-2546). usagymaz.com

Xtreme Gymastics

FIT-N-FUN Day Camps promote health and fitness, while having a blast! Each day children ages 3-12, will enjoy gymnastics, trampoline, group activities, obstacle courses, relay races, the foam pit and much, much more! The Xtreme Gymnastics staff is high energy, USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, with complete background checks. Winter Break Camp runs Dec. 20-23 and 28-30. Schedule/rate flexibility to fit your family’s needs. xtremegymnastics.com

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