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The BEST Summer Camps in Arizona | Day Camps Ages 5 - 12 | Sleepaway Camp Ages 7 - 17
We have run Summer Camps in Chandler, Gilbert, & Mesa for over 29 years. To learn more about our Summer Camp events for 2022, click the link to the guide.
As parents ourselves we created something that we wanted for our children that simply did not exist in current summer camps. We wanted active, fun affordable summer camps. We wanted them to be smaller, more personal like we remembered as a child. We wanted caring, experienced instructors that educated our children about the world, and let them have time to create and explore on their own. We wanted them to experience these things mostly in the same age groups. And we wanted to make sure they were in a safe environment. Most importantly, we wanted to help them develop life skills – the tools to be successful in life. Discipline, confidence, positive self-esteem. Armed with the tools to make positive choices in life – you can do anything you can imagine. Some of the activities include:
Horseback Riding: Carters Farm provides horses to free ride and/or horse-drawn carousels for summer camp children to ride with their friends.
Petting Zoos: Arizona SummerCamps now include Llamas, baby pigs, chickens, goats, and miscellaneous desert wildlife. In this interactive zoo, children get to pet, hold, and take selfies with all of their animal friends.
Fantastic Firetruck: One of the most exciting activities for summer camp kids in Arizona. Prepare to get wet as you shoot the hose, throw water balloons, have water gun wars, and climb on the truck while enjoying fun music.
Foam Parties: Arizona Summer Camps for Kids presents Foam parties to rock music. Play in a giant foam paradise and be covered head to toe with foam going everywhere.
Laser tag: Gametruck East Valley will regularly bring in an entire Laser tag arena for up to 16 campers at a time. Experience an action-packed adventure with specialty missions, challenges, obstacles, and high accuracy equipment. Summer Camp Kids will be inside a live video game!
Pizza & Play: Every Monday Big Air supplies a Pizza lunch and Chandler Summer Camp children will play age-appropriate board, video, and interactive games.
All about LEGO’s: Chandler and Gilbert Summer Camps include LEGO stations and a special LEGO Week where we create exciting projects.
NERF WARS: Summer and Spring Camps include NERF games. Target shooting, NERF Team Battles, and much more.
Friday Movie Days: Every Friday Arizona Summer Camps presents Movie Day. We will stream the latest age-appropriate movies directly into the Day Camp rooms and supply free popcorn.
Arts & Crafts: Want fun, exciting, summer camp activities for kids? We have daily Arts & Crafts shaping the creative minds of tomorrow.
Educational Modules: We teach our Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler Summer Camp kids all about our Planet. Endangered Species, Plastic in our Oceans, and about the companies and people that are making a difference in healing our world.
Just some of the many activities included at no additional charge to our campers!
Look at the reviews that parents leave us, and you will understand what we are all about. One parent talks about how she was talking her children out of our camp to go to Disneyland and their kids were crying not wanting to leave. Her daughter’s friends actually made a “human chain” trying to block their friend from her mom – that says it all.
In our summer camps we limit the amount of screen time a child can have. We have structured summer camp themes & activities during our regular hours, but we do have some television and gaming available during extended hours. We always have alternatives to screen time along with these summer camp theme ideas. We don’t recommend bringing electronics from home, but if you do it is at your own risk. Fridays is movie day at most camps and since we divide the camps by age, we stream age-appropriate movies for each room. Don’t bring electronics to our sleep away summer camps. Reception is poor and this camp is designed to unplug from the Metaverse.
INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIOS
Each kids summer camp varies by need. Most of our summer classes for kids are structured like a classroom. You will typically have a schoolteacher or Sports instructor with an assistant to help each age group. In Trampoline Park Camps we utilize this set up dividing the kids by age in the various birthday rooms. In sports camps for kids we divide them by age, ability, and sports interest. Overnight summer sleep away camps for girls & boys require lots of supervision – usually 1 to 3 or 1 to 4 ratio.
ARE FOOD & SNACKS PROVIDED?
Each camp has a separate set up (see your camp for details). Some camps will have a kitchen with lunch and snacks available for purchase (check to see if your camp offers snack card option). Most camps will not provide lunch and snacks. The exception is the Overnight Sleepaway Camp where all meals and snacks are provided. We do our best to offer best, local, affordable summer camps for teens and kids in AZ!
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES?
No, but we encourage them to. Some campers might be apprehensive about getting on a horse, but once they find the courage to do horseback riding, they will never stop talking about it. We tend to rotate through the activities by classroom, and we encourage participation with everything we do. One reason our clients say we offer the best summer camps in Arizona!
HOW DO EXTENDED HOURS WORK FOR DAY CAMPS?
Many of our camps offer extended hours for working parents. Our normal hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Drop off time for normal hours is 8:30 am to 9:00 am. From 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm we offer extended hours for an extra fee. You can register for extended hours at the time of enrollment as part of the check out feature.
We are parents just like you, trying to work from home and do school through Zoom. It’s a difficult world for children today and critical that children exercise their bodies and minds!
Meet the Director
As the CEO of SummerCampAZ, I started offering Summer Camps over 29 years ago. My daughter, Trinity, grew up in these camps and I watched her grow emotionally in her interpersonal...
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