In today’s world all parents are trying to balance the difficult task of finding childcare for their children that is active, fun, save, and affordable.We are parents just like you and we have run camp in Arizona for 27 years. What we have learned is how to create a camp experience that kids love and parents appreciate. We also take additional steps to protect our campers:
- We are a much smaller camp. Most of the larger summer camps have up to 800 to 900 kids in one facility. With that many children in one place it is harder to maintain the safety guidelines and there is a larger chance of exposure.
- Field trips / Major activities every day. Kids get bored quickly. We have a very active camp that includes fun special activities every day. Things like Horseback Riding, Zoo animals, Laser Tag, Cosmic Bowling, Big Air USA, KTR, JumpStreet, Peter Piper Pizza, Foam Parties, Nerf Wars, Rockclimbing wall, Lego contests, PlayLive Nation, 3D Mini-Golf, Hamilton Water Park, and shooting the hose and water games with a Fire Engine. Every week the campers attend Peter Piper Pizza with unlimited tokens, Harkins Movies, & Big Air USA indoor jumping complex. More importantly many of our vendors allow us to come in before they open to the public.The facilities are wiped down and we use hand sanitizer as we are leaving and returning to our main facility.
- Our groups are smaller. We divide our campers by age. Siblings outside of their regular age groups can still be together, but in general a 5 year old has a different expectation of arts and crafts, movies, etc. To give an example, we might have first van take the 5 year olds to a G rated movie. The 6/7 year old group is doing sports. The 8/9 year old group is building a Lego project. The 10/11 year olds are doing nerf sword fighting. The 12 and above group a gaming competition. Then every 30 minutes they switch to a different module. We have plenty of adult experienced supervision and volunteers to lead each group to ensure they are all participating. Again, smaller groups means close supervision to make sure hands are clean, not sharing food, etc.
- Harkins Movies. Most camps go to the 60 cent Summer Fun Movies. There are literally thousands of kids coming and going into these theaters at the same time. We avoid the crowds and contact by renting our own theaters whenever possible. When we don’t have our own space, we offer multiple new release movie options generally going to the first showing and sitting in the lower section. There is always free popcorn and we have something for every age group. Featured movie trailers are shown here but there is always something for everyone.
- We don’t prepare food. Campers bring their own lunches or order from the several contactless restaurants in our center.
We can’t live in fear but safety and health come first. Exercising the mind and body is critical to physical and mental health of a child. Taking these extra precautions, keeping smaller groups, and partnering with vendors that have our same ideals is what sets us apart.