Winter Break Camps

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Last updated November 21, 2022

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 & Southern Arizona. Please verify all information with the venue. Page is updated as camps are discovered.
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Xtreme Gymnastics, preschool, Arizona, education

Xtreme Gymastics

14000 N. Hayden Rd. #102 Scottsdale. 480-596-3543 or xtremegymnastics.com

Fit-N-Fun Winter Break Day Camp (Dece. 19 -23 and Dec. 26 -30). Promoting health and fitness, while having a blast! Children ages 3-12, will enjoy gymnastics, trampoline, group activities, obstacle courses, relay races, the foam pit and much, much more! Full-day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Half-day 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Staff is high energy, USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, with complete background checks. 


Arizona Dynamics

Winter Camps (Dec. 19-23, Dec. 20-23, Dec. 26-30) are held at all three locations: Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek and Tucson. A fun and safe environment for your athlete to participate in, leaving you worry free! Ages 2-12 (potty trained). azdynamics.com/school-break-camps

Arizona Humane Society

Winter Camps (Dec. 20-30). Kids and teens ages 9-12 who are interested in learning more about animals and animal careers. Animal camps teach kids how to train and care for animals, be responsible pet guardians, align their choices with their values and make our community a safer and more compassionate place for all animals. Campers will have hands-on learning opportunities with a variety of animals. azhumane.org/youth

Arizona Soccer Skills Academy

Winter Break Soccer Skills & Agility Camps (Dec. 5 – Jan. 25). Help your players stay active during the winter break and sharpen their skills! In our skills and agility camps, players get comprehensive technical skills, agility and fitness training. By focusing on the core skills of Ball Control, Dribbling, Receiving, Passing, and Juggling players will learn how to be more confident and successful on the ball and more effective in games. Ages 4-16. azsoccerskills.com

Holiday Soccer Special Skills Camp (Dec. 27-30). Ball Control, Dribbling, Receiving, Passing, and Juggling. Training sessions will include 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 game training. Special Skills include Shooting and Finishing. 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 4-16. Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Rd., Queen Creek. azsoccerskills.com

Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance

Arizona Sunrays Supercamp (Dec. 19-23 and Dec 26-30, Jan. 2, Jan 16. Feb 20). 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.  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 (Dec. 19, 26, Jan. 2 and Jan. 7- Feb. 24). Accepts potty-trained children up through age 12. Kids learn sports skills including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, golf, track and more while enjoying a bounce house, obstacle courses and playground games. Contact for pricing and other locations including northern Arizona. BEST Sports Scottsdale Center, 7432 East Tierra Buena, Suite 102, Scottsdale AZ 85260 623-748-9453 or thebestinaz.com

Camp Hubbard

Camp Hubbard (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 27-30). Offers an exciting, action-packed winter camp for children ages 4 to 14. Children will play basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, archery, field sports, and a variety of games. Full- and half-day options. Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory School, 11875 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. 602-786-6789 or camphubbardaz.com

Camp Innovation

Arizona Science Center (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 27-30). A chilling winter camp for grades 1-6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Offsite Camps in Tucson (Jan. 3-6). This 4-day session aims to build confidence, inspire curiosity and spark creative problem-solving skills with a blizzard of activities. 9 a.m. to Noon for grades 1-3. 1  to 4 p.m. for grades 4-6. San Xavier District Education Center, 1960 W. Wa:k Lane, Tucson. 602-716-2028 or azscience.org/camps

Camp Taliesin West

Totally Cool Climates Winter Camp (Dec. 26 -30). 9 a.m-3 p.m.) Kids ages 9-12 learn how architects and animals build homes based on different conditions and climates. Kids will experiment with insulation, build an architectural model for a snowy environment, and even create a house using gingerbread. Registration includes a daily catered lunch. Taliesin West, 12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale. (GPS address) 12345 North Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale. 480-860-2700 or franklloydwright.org

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Winter Break Camps. (Dec. 19-23, Dec. 26-30). Week-long camps are SOLD OUT, Limited day camp are still available. Ages 5-8 will have an unforgettable experience exploring the Museum’s imaginative exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, and building lasting friendships. Early care and After care available. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

City of Chandler

Winter Camp (Dec. 27 – Jan. 6). Whether your kiddo is an athlete, a thespian, a nature nut, a chef, or a little bit of each, City of Chandler have the lowdown on can’t miss winter fun. Winter Break Camp includes flexible options with your choice of all-day, half-day, and specific weeks. Take a break and check out one of our four camp locations for the winter curriculum. 480-782-2912 or chandleraz.gov

City of Gilbert

Winter Break Kidz Kamp: Christmas Around the World (Dec. 21 – 23). Campers ages 5 – 13 will come home tired each day eager to share their experiences and adventures. Each week offers a variety of physical activities, games, arts, crafts, music and science projects. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Freestone Recreation Center. Winter Break Kidz Kamp: Welcome to Suessville (Dec 26 – Dec 30). Campers ages 5 – 13 will come home tired each day eager to share their experiences and adventures. Each week offers a variety of physical activities, games, arts, crafts, music and science projects. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Freestone Recreation Center (Assembly Room), 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert. 480-503-6202 or gilbertrecreation.com

City of Goodyear

Winter Break Camp will be postponed to 2023/2024 due to the Goodyear Recreation Campus closure. goodyearaz.gov

City of Mesa

Winter Break Bonanza Camps. Four camps to choose from. Take and Make Bag: Designed for children 6-12 years of age. Participants will each receive a complete camp kit that will include 10 different activities for you to do at home for just $10. There will be crafts, experiments, and more! Eagles, Jefferson Jungle or Webster Cougar Club Camps: Grades K-6th. Full day camps. These programs offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities including fall themed active games, crafts, board games, special events, virtual field trips, movies and more. Resident: $60. Non-resident: $72. Check for dates and times. parksrecinfo@mesaaz.gov or mesaparks.com

City of Peoria

Winter Break Camp (Dec. 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, January 3, 4, 5, 6). Closed Dec 26 and Jan 2. Check for locations and times. Registration required and online only. 623-773-7137 or peoriaaz.gov

City of Tucson Youth Programs

Tucson Parks and Recreation will be offering School’s Out Camps at multiple sites throughout Tucson for children ages 5-11, or In-Betweener’s Club for ages 12-14 during school breaks. The program will run during the Vail School District’s breaks. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include games, sports, social interaction, dance, art projects, and nutrition-based learning activities. William M. Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr., Tucson. 520-791-5787 or tucsonaz.gov

CodaKid

Online coding camps that has exciting new tracks, including coding, game development and game design. Kids ages 6-15 will work with experienced engineers to make Minecraft mods, Roblox games, mobile game apps, professional quality websites, and more. Contact for pricing online@codakid.com or codakid.com/camps

Code Galaxy

Only offers a virtual summer camps. Monthly classes are available. 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

Winter Workshop (Dec. 27-30). Kids ages 6-13 can celebrate school break by doing art! Students are inspired to discover their creative process and develop fine art skills using graphite, watercolors, acrylic on canvas, mixed media and sculpture. Art workshops are the perfect blend of fun, fine art instruction in an enriching studio environment. 8300 N. Hayden Road, Suite A100. 480-478-8121 or creativecolorart.com

Engineering for Kids

Winter Break Camps (Dec. 19-23, Dec. 27-30, no camp Dec. 26). Ages 6-12 can focus on a fun and intuitive curriculum including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) enrichment according to age and ability level. Campers will alos enjoy the Sky Zone facility with multiple dodgeball courts, towering rock walls, massive foam pits, sprawling trampoline courts, warrior courses, and more! Sky Zone: Scottsdale, 4857 E. Greenway Rd. Suite A, Scottsdale. Sky Zone: Central Phoenix, 928 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix. 480-757-1281 or engineeringforkids.com

Fountain Hills Theater

Winter Camp (Dec. 19 – 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). No camp on the 26th. Campers ages 8-16 will grow the skills and real-world experiences needed for a production. Through rehearsals for “The Music Man Kids”, campers will learn how to perform on stage, be educated with terminology and techniques needed in a production. A technical/behind-the-scene skills of the camp is available for students 12-16. Two ticketed performances will be presented on December 30 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. All campers will receive a picture and biography in the show’s program, and a commemorative t-shirt. Fountain Hills, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. 480-837-9661 Ext. 3 or fhtaz.org 

Heart & Soul Kids Gymnastic & Dance

Winter Break Camp: Winter Wonderland! (Dec. 28-30). Join the team for chilly experiments, tundra-inspired obstacle courses, and icy crafts. Full Day/Full Camp: $175, Half Day/Full Camp: $100, Single Day: $65, Half Day: $40. Extended care options are available. Heart & Soul Kids, 8363 North Oracle Rd., Oro Valley. heartandsoulkids.com

Impact Gymnastics Academy

Drop & Shop (Dec. 10, 6:30- to 9:30 p.m. and Dec. 3, 4 to 7 p.m.). Drop the kids off to have fun while you get your errands done, like holiday shopping. $60 includes pizza. $5 sibling discount. Ages 4 and up. Winter Camp (Dec. 19 – 23 & 26 -30). Camp  attendees ages 4-14 will rotate through gymnastics rotations, open gym and make a holiday craft. Full-day $340/week. Half-day $255/week. Drop-in, Before-care also available. 7812 N 12th St b, Phoenix. 602-870-7574 or impactgymaz.com

KidsPark

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

Makutu’s Island

This Chandler indoor play center has an indoor “tree” filled with tunnels, tubes, mole-holes, and slides. Lots of arcade games, too. All-day admission is for a child (ages 1-17) and one adult. 6919 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-344-3740 or makutusisland.com

Oro Valley Community Center

Winter Break Horse Camp (Dec. 26-30). Children ages 6-12 will spend time on horseback, riding both Western and English styles. Learn about horse behavior, language, interpreting what a horse id thinking, horse care, grooming, equine anatomy, colors and breeds. Plus, crafts, trail rides games and more. 9 a.m. to noon. $350/week. Rolling Hills Academy, 11600 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley. secure.rec1.com/AZ/oro-valley-az

Paige Productions Youth Theater

Winter Break Camp Carnival & Show (Dec. 19-29). Three camp options:Two-Week Option, First-Week Only or Second-Week Only. Performers work on singing, dancing, acting, have fun with theater games, AND prepare a carnival for the community. Everyone can help with ideas for carnival games and prizes. Ages 5-14. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enrollment required. One-week: $200, Two-week: $350. Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall), 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills. paigeproductionsaz.com

Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

Winter Camp (Dec. 19 – 23 and Dec. 26-30). Ages 6-8 and 12-14, half-day 9 a.m. to noon and ages 9-12, full-day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will learn about reptiles and participate in animal care and interactions, physical activities and STEAM-oriented activities. $50/day for half day, $75/day for full day. Each camp has a maximum of 10 participants. Cross streets: Scottsdale Rd. and Dynamite, North Scottsdale. 480-513-4377 or phoenixherp.com

Playformance Tucson

Winter Break Camps (Dec. 19-23). Children ages 6 and older, can connect, learn, and PLAY through our active and engaging day camp. We offer a variety of physical play and activities designed for children of all temperaments and athletic inclination. In our amazing 7,000 sq. foot facility, kids work up a sweat and have the “best day of their life” (actual quote!) while engaging with our skilled coaching team. Weekly themes guide the play and multiple weeks encouraged. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $350/week, $72/day. Playformance Tucson, 119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson. playformancetucson.com/camps

Reid Park Zoo

Winter Camp (Dec. 27-30). An exciting opportunities for children grades 1-2 and grades 3-6 to explore the zoo and learn about our animals and the habitats that they live in. Through special behind-the-scenes experiences, crafts, games, and activities, your children will discover the wonders and mysteries of the natural world. Zoo Member children $55/day, Non-Member children: $75/ day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Ct., Tucson. 520-837-8200, education@reidparkzoo.org or reidparkzoo.org

Seth Corey Tennis Academy

Winter Break Camp (Dec. 19 – 23 and Dec. 26 – 30). Includes tennis instruction, sports activities and lunch for ages 4-16, all levels welcome. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aftercare available. The McCormick Scottsdale, 7421 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 602-803-4006 or sethkoreytennis.com

SPF Parkour Academy

SPF Winter Camp (Dec. 19-30). Campers ages 4-17 learn and refine your skills in Parkour, Trampoline, Ninja Warrior, and Boxing. Full-day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Half-day: 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. $200/half day week or $45/day, $300/full day week or $65/day. Sibling discount. SPF Parkour Academy, 1830 E. Baseline Rd., Suite #108, Mesa. spfparkouracademy.com/camps

SRF Baseball Academy

Hitting Clinic (Dec. 10).  From 9 a.m. to noon, kids ages 5-12 will enjoy hitting instruction and drill work! Plenty of swings to help players get better for the future. Players will get instruction from former MLB/Minor league players and coaches and learn simple drills to help them become better hitters. Winter Baseball Camps (Dec. 20 – 21 and Dec. 27 – 28). Young baseball players ages 5-12 to improve their skills and prepare for the spring season. 1 to 4 p.m. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Spring Training Facility), 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. 480-270-5000 or saltriverfields.com/srfbaseballacademy

The Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club

Holiday Camp (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30). Tennis Camp (ages 7-17) or All Sports Camp (ages 5-14). Basic instruction, drills and fun competition in all sports are offered on a daily basis. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $60/day or $215/week. No drop-ins. Family discount available. Lunch provided. Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Rd., Tucson. tucsonracquetclub.com/holiday-camp

The University of Arizona

Winter Fusion Camp (Dec. 26-30). Daily winter camp themes are infused with scientific exploration and engaging activities. Children grades 1-2 and grades 3-5 will have unique hands-on experiences that promote a love for learning. Each day includes special educational activities, a planetarium show, and visit to an exhibit related to the daily theme. Flandrau Members: $60/day, General Public: $70/day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium on the University of Arizona campus, 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson. 520-621-4516 or flandrau.org

Winter Break Camp (Jan. 3-6). Campers ages 5-14 will take part in an active schedule of group games, team building, arts and crafts, and winter themed fun. Parents can drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up by 5:30 p.m., at no additional cost. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full Session: Student/$180, Member/$190, Non-Member/$200. $60/day. 10% sibling discount. SouthREC on the University of Arizona campus, 1400 E. Sixth St., Tucson. rec.arizona.edu/youth/school-break-camps/winter-break-camp

Timeless Play

Childcare Drop-Off Play Experience. Choose any 4-hour block during 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the whole week or a few days. Ages 1-12. $40 a day a child and an additional $35 a day per siblings. Seasonal activities and crafts will be enjoyed throughout the week. Timeless Play, 4425 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson or 1880 E. Tangerine Rd. Ste #150, Tucson (opening Feb 2023). 520-955-4896 or timeless-play.com

TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals & Kids)

Winter Break Horsemanship Camp (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30). Come experience the most fun you can have on the back of a horse. Ages  5-14. 9 a.m. to Noon. TRAK offers popular school break camps all year long! All of our camps include horseback riding, hands-on animal care lessons, and experiencing ranch life. Note: Camps are members only programs. TRAK, 3250 E Allen Rd, Tucson. 520-298-9808 or traktucson.org/programs/#camps

USA Youth Fitness Center

USA Kids Camp (Dec. 21 23 and Dec. 27 30). Full-day camps 9 a.m. to 3:30p.m. for ages 5 – 12 years old at both the Gilbert and Queen Creek gym locations. Daily nonstop activities ranging from weekly themes, open gym and obstacle courses to dance choreography and much more. 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

Valley of the Sun JCC

Winter Break School’s Out Program (Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30). Various camp style programming includes arts and crafts, gym, playground, and field, as well as exciting science and technology activities worked into the schedule! 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-483-7121 or vosjcc.org

YMCA

School Breaks & Holidays Camps. Your child will enjoy their out-of-school days with group games, STEM projects and more. Have your child join the YMCA for a “day off” they won’t forget. Contact your Y branch for more information. valleyymca.org/childcare/out-of-school-days

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