First in a multi-day series.
Editor's note: Freelancers and contract workers – members of the so-called “gig” economy -- make up the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, and are expected to surpass half of all workers within a decade.
The Daily Sun talked to a variety of these workers, along with economists, employers and others, to get a feel for how the trend is playing out in Flagstaff. Today, we feature three members of the gig economy.
Ask Tamara Hastie about her profession and she’ll tell you she is a “production person.”
What that means depends on the day and even the hour. Hastie refinishes and sells vintage furniture, collects and resells artwork and antiques, does professional photography and videography and designs logos and graphics. Plus, she runs an Airbnb out of her basement.
“You’ve gotta keep your irons in a lot of different fires,” Hastie said.
Piecing together different gig-type jobs and income streams has worked out surprisingly well, she said. Just this year, she has earned $3,500 in profits from reselling antiques and refinished furniture through her business, September’s Home. She has taken in $2,000 from the Airbnb in March alone and has earned several hundred dollars more doing photography work over the past three months.
“I never thought it would be as lucrative as it is,” she said.
Hastie said she doesn’t mind that she doesn’t have a steady paycheck and has never had vacation time or a 401k, so she doesn’t miss those either. She doesn’t have health insurance, and said she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt. Although she does put in hours some nights and weekends, the benefit is she works from home and makes her own schedule, Hastie said.
She feels more secure working for herself, too. Businesses turn over frequently and employees are almost always viewed as replaceable, she said.
But without something like a store or a steady employer, it falls on Hastie’s shoulders to constantly drum up her own business. She dedicates at least half of her day to marketing, self-promotion and updating her items for sale online and spends another big chunk of her week doing bookkeeping, she said.
At the end of the day, she said there’s no job she would rather have.
“I love what I’m doing. Everything about it,” she said.
The Flagstaff City Council was considering Tuesday the approval of a zoning change for a smaller building after asking Vintage Partners, the developer of the Mill Town development, to reconsider the size of the original development.
The proposed building has 348 units totaling 1,164 bedrooms, a 57-bedroom decrease from the original proposal. The first floor will now be one-bedroom residential units instead of commercial spaces.
The first reading Tuesday saw four votes in favor, two against and one abstention. The second and final reading is set for April 17.
No members of the council voiced opposition to any specifics of the plan, but some did voice concern that the project was only revealed at the meeting where the council was to approve the first reading, and did not have time to carefully review the plan before being asked to vote. Celia Barotz and Eva Putzova voted no and Charlie Odegaard abstained.
Vintage is seeking a change in zoning to the “highway commercial” zone, which is the same zoning as most of the surrounding parcels. The parcel’s existing zoning is “public facilities” and “rural residential” to accommodate the existing Arizona Department of Transportation campus located on the site, and a city-owned parcel known as the “Fresquez property,” which was once a private residence but was purchased by the city to allow for the extension of Beulah.
The “highway commercial” zone allows a maximum height of 65 feet, including roof pitches. With the redesign, Walter Crutchfield, one of the partners at Vintage, said the building will not exceed the height limit, unlike the first proposal, which required the conditional use permit to exceed the limit.
The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to grant Vintage two conditional use permits last month. One of the permits would allow the building to exceed the highway commercial zone’s 65-foot height limit and the other would have allowed renting by the bedroom instead of by the unit.
However, Crutchfield said, Vintage opted to forgo the permits that had been granted after the city council expressed concerns that the building, which reached 93 feet at its highest point, was simply too tall.
In the redesigned building, Vintage chose to remove the ground floor commercial spaces and the rooftop bar, which would have been the highest point of the building, Crutchfield said.
At Tuesday's meeting, Crutchfield said Vintage would be interested in utilizing those units for senior housing and said the developer would consider looking at ways to add senior housing to the development agreement.
Crutchfield said adding a diversity of housing "moves us toward a neighborhood instead of single-use housing."
Capstone Collegiate Communities, the developer of nearby Fremont Station, is a partner to Vintage for Mill Town, and will be involved with development and property management of the site when it is completed.
At the meeting, Councilman Scott Overton said he had been prepared to approve the zoning change with the original building design at the council's previous meeting. The benefit that the development's additions, like the road improvements, were significant enough to grant that request, he said.
Overton called Vintage's willingness to change the building plan "admirable."
Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan thanked Vintage for being agreeable to changing the plan.
"I believe that this project has so many tie-ins with things we as a council want to do," she said.
Despite Vintage opting not to use the conditional use permits, two of the citizens who had filed an appeal against the granting of the permits still spoke in opposition of the proposed rezoning.
Marilyn Weissman and Charlie Silver, two of the citizens who appealed the Planning and Zoning Commission's rulings, said even the changes to the project did not reflect the community's desires. Silver said the community did not have enough time to review the changes before the council was to vote on a first reading of the zoning change.
Jeff Meilbeck, the CEO of the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority, which operates Mountain Line buses, said NAIPTA supports the development, which includes transit-oriented design, like bus passes for residents and proposed bus-only lanes.
"Mill Town is important to the community and we want to see it succeed," Meilbeck said.
Mill Town is the final phase of a public-private partnership between the city, the Arizona Department of Transportation and Vintage Partners. In 2000, the city passed a transportation tax that included extending Beulah Boulevard and realigning University Avenue to remedy the disconnect of the road on either side of Milton Road.
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s campus is where the road realignment would need to go, so in order to make the transportation improvements, the ADOT campus would need to be moved. The city sought a private partner that could move ADOT in exchange for the land where the facility is located, plus the adjacent city-owned parcel, to develop.
Vintage, the successful private bidder, chose to move Harkins Theaters to a new location near the mall. Once the rezoning for Mill Town is finalized, Vintage will convert the old Harkins Theaters on Woodlands Village Boulevard into a facility for ADOT. Once ADOT has moved, Vintage will begin work on the road improvements and build Mill Town.
The city will foot the bill for the road improvements, which is expected to exceed the $7.375 million the city has collected through the transportation tax for the project. A roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Beulah, University and Yale Street to accommodate traffic flow. A traffic impact analysis for the project indicated the road improvements that come with the project will mitigate traffic impacts of the development, and Vintage is not required to make further traffic impact improvements.
Along with the road improvements, Vintage’s plans for the site include an underpass beneath Milton Road for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, science, river trips and rock climbing. Flagstaff kids have tons of summer camp options and registration for many camps is open or opens soon.
July 9-12, 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Roots Mind Body and Fitness, 3111 N. Caden Court, No. 120, Flagstaff. Early registration $300: must register by the 15th of June. $375 (payment plan available). Ages 12 - 18 years. Registration and information: Olivia@offthebeatentrack.biz, 323-599-6863.
Let's Act: Develop confidence being on stage and on camera. Work on lm scripts and commercials to camera. Work on scripts to perform to an audience on the final day.
Let's Dance: Learn Hip Hop and other forms of Street dance to the latest hottest tracks. Rehearse a routine to present on the final day to friends and family. Beginners and advance welcome.
Summer rock climbing camps for kids of all ages and skill levels. Our highly-qualified instructors work with campers to introduce the sport of climbing through a series of fun, interactive challenges and games in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment. Weekly, June 4-July 27, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon ($165 per week), or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ($330 per week). Daily drop in rates are available.
Sign up betaboulderinggym.com/kids-camps/, at the gym located at 495 S. River Run Road, suite 104, or by phone at 266-0498.
Kids ages 6-12. June 11- Aug. 3rd (Closed July 2-6), Monday- Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $20 membership fee, $120 a week per child multi kid discounts/scholarships are available. Registration opens April 30. Summer camp highlights include: STEM programming, field trips, indoor and outdoor sports activities, hiking and swimming, bowling, movies and more. For more information visit bgcflag.org or call 266-0489. 301 S. Paseo Del Flag.
June 4-8 and June 18-22 at Foxglenn Soccer Fields.
With programs for ages 3-18, local players have an opportunity to share a fun, positive and educational camp experience centered around a daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches. To register and for more information, go to www.challengersports.com or contact Sean Lines at 760-945-2109 or email@example.com.
Camp dates include two one-week long sessions, June 18-29 and June 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every day, taking place at the FALA campus on 3401 N. Fort Valley Road. CampFALA is geared towards 8-16 year olds. The age ranges for each workshop varies. There’s a one-time $30 per camper registration fee and camp cost varies by workshop, ranging from $120-$132. See below for workshop details. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 779-7223. Visit the web site at sites.google.com/flagarts.com/campfala/home
Camps offered in Session 1 and 2
Into the Wild - $125
Robotics - $120
Practical Art Practices - $130
Middle School English Bootcamp - $120
Comics! Pop Culture Phenom! - $130
Movement Thru Space - $120
Jazz Ensemble - $120
Camp Rock - $120
Camps offered in only Session 1
Act Up! Theater - $120
Photography - $120
Camp offered in only Session 2
Visual Arts: Birds, Bees, & Butterflies - $132
Camps are located at a private home in Coconino Estates, west side. Call 214-7162 or email email@example.com to register.
June 4-Aug. 10. Five full days per week (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) for $225, with discounts available for multiple weeks, or half days (morning or afternoon) for $160. We also offer daily and hourly rates. Summit Gymnastics Academy, 1926 N. Fourth St. Each week has a different theme and includes lots of activities, games, projects, outside time, and field trips, as well as instruction on our gymnastics and Ninja Warrior equipment. Ages 4-12. Ages 3 and 4 may also participate in our Preschool, Nimble Noggins, summer program. Registration at the gym, at www.summitgymnasticsacademy.com, or call 526-0644.
Ballet Intensive: June 4-8, at Canyon Dance Academy. $325/dancer before April 30, $400 after April 30. Requires 2 years of recent ballet experience.
Prince and Princess Camp: Camp A - June 11-13, Camp B - July 9-11 9-11:30 a.m. $75/student.
2812 N. Izabel St., 774-3937, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All classes held at the Innovation Center at the CCC 4th Street campus in our new iLab (room C23). Camper ages: 6th, 7th and 8th graders; $25; information and registration at 226-4279 or Jeff.Jones@coconino.edu.
Lego Robotics: June 11-14, 8-noon. Learn robot design, assembly, coding, and sensors. Compete against one another on an official First Lego League Challenge. Learn how to set up a Lego team at your school.
Drones and Coding: June 18-21, 8-noon. Learn about drones and their many commercial and consumer uses. Build drones from Lego-like kits. Learn coding using drones and compete in obstacle courses and challenges. Take field trips to utilize drones and collect and analyze data.
Maker Space Experience: June 25-28, 8-noon. Learn TinkerCAD and 3D design and then understand and use 3D printing concepts to build your own prototypes. Understand and Utilize 3D pens, microcomputers, Virtual Reality, Vinyl Cutters, laser engravers and all types of Makerspace technology.
June 11-15, $165/camper with a 10 percent discount for families with more than one camper. At Creative Spirits' new location (effective mid-April), 605 W. Riordan Road. (formerly Oregano's Pizza Bistro next to NAU)
We'll paint with acrylic and watercolor; tie-dye T-shirts; have various art lessons on famous artists and texture, warm/cool colors, drawing, value, and more; and make self-portraits and pet/animal portraits. Limited to 20 campers/session.
Ages 5-8 from 9 a.m.-noon; ages 9-13 from 1-5 p.m.
Visit www.creativespiritsaz.com/calendar for more information and to register; call 600-9291 for questions.
June 4-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 6-9 Monday and Wednesday. Ages 10 and above Tuesday and Thursday.
Junior Clinics are a great way to introduce children to three great sports they can play for a lifetime. Kids will have fun while learning the basics fundamentals, rules of the games and gain great social skills. If needed, equipment can be provided.
This program is designed for juniors to attend all three sports or pick individual clinics, as they are $15 per sport per day. Sports are offered on a weekly basis and times are based on age. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 526-5125 to register.
• Senior session: June 17-30 (entering grade 9-13). Resident camper: $1,875. Commuter camper: $1,215
• Junior session: July 1-7 (entering grade 7-9). Resident camper: $1,095. Commuter camper: $755.
Work with NAU School of Music faculty and renowned musicians from across the country. Full ensemble rehearsals, master classes, sectionals, performances and more. 523-2323, https://nau.edu/CAL/Music/Curry/
At The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Nature-based, experiential, STEAM-centered day camps for youth ages 4-11. Weekly camps June 4-July 20 (no camps the week of July 4). Weekly themes: Creature Camp, Dirt Alert, Wilderness Survivors, Budding Botanists, Water Wonders, Art in the Garden. Camp registration opens at www.thearb.org on April 1 for members of the Arboretum, and April 3 for the general public. Weekly pricing is $230 for ages 7-11 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), and $160 for ages 4-6 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), with aftercare available for $14 a day.
Adventure in Reading: Ages 5-12, Wednesday, June 6 – Friday, July 27 (closed July 4-6). Location: Marshall Magnet Elementary School, 850 N. Bonito St.
At Camp IWANNAGO we pride ourselves on offering your child a safe and enriching environment to spend their summer days. Every day we offer academic enrichment and physical activities while emphasizing positive character development. For more information, visit www.fusd1.org/IWANNAGO or call 527-6180.
Camp IWANNAGO is part of the FACTS program run by Flagstaff Unified School District.
Hourly rates and fees:
Full time rate (35 or more hours per week):
There is no extra charge for breakfast, lunch, snacks or field trips.
Registration will be available for download on our website or in person at FACTS sites starting March 26.
June 1-Aug. 8 at Sportstop at FAC East, 1500 N. Country Club. Cost ranges from full week, flex days, full days or half days. Campers can be dropped off after 7:30 a.m. and picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. Activities are scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Campers ages 4-12 can look forward to days full of creative and fun activities, games and sports to develop healthy and active lifestyles. Campers will spend their days swimming daily, participating in games and activities, and weather permitting, hiking on nearby trail systems and playing in the park. All of our camp counselors are CPR/AED certified and have first aid training. To register, call 779-5141 or visit FlagstaffAthleticClub.com.
Available for all ages and abilities. No experience required. Climbers have a great time climbing while learning how to set and achieve goals, develop climbing skills, increase strength, flexibility and endurance, meet other climbers their age and improve overall fitness. Instructors are experienced and Certified Instructors of the American Mountain Guides Association. For more information, call 556-9909 or visit www.flagstaffclimbing.com.
For 3- to 8-year-olds. June 11-July 27. Weekly (10 hours per day) for $160. We also have rates for 2 to 5 full or half days per week, as well as hourly rates under 10 hours per week for less than $160. See our website for these located at Marshall Magnet Elementary school at 850 N. Bonito St., and our duck pond site across the street at 755 N. Bonito St. Lots of outdoor time, field trips, cooking projects, science, construction projects, special visitors, yoga, zumba, discing for kids, multiage games and fun. Ages 3-8. Sign up at www.flagstaffco-op.org or sign up at our two sites in person to meet the teachers.
June 6-Aug 3, $170 per week member or $210 per week non-member. At Puente de Hozho School, 3401 N. Fourth St. and Mount Elden Middle School Pool. Our summer day program features swimming, group games, STEM projects, art projects, special activities, field trips and more. Ages 5-12. For more information or to register, contact Teresa Hunt at Theresa.email@example.com or 637-6594.
Guitar Camp: June 4-8 8:30-11:30 a.m., for students entering grades 5-8, $175/week at FJA Bonito campus, Guitar Room; 755 N. Bonito St. This camp is meant to be a fun learning environment where students are instructed in the basics of the guitar and take home the ability to play at least a couple of simple songs. If there are more experienced students, learning will extend to playing in a group with other students, in addition to refining guitar technique. Contact Matt Bingham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain Biking Camp: Weeks of June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $175/week; $40/day for veterans (at director discretion); Bicycle Rental $5/day. Mondays at Bonito campus, Ross Classroom, 755 N. Bonito St.; Tuesday – Friday at local trailheads. Explore Flagstaff’s outdoors and take yourself to the next level in this mountain biking camp, open to all levels. Campers will develop their biking skills, learn how to share the trail, and make friends as we ride many of the best local single-track trails. Ages 10-14, JR Counselors 14-17 (must contact camp director). Neil Ross; email@example.com
FJA Day Camp: June 4-29, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. $4/hour (drop in). FJA Cedar campus: 306 W. Cedar Ave. This camp is available to any and all students who enjoy a variety of activities. We will spend our days taking care of the school garden, going on walking field trips close to campus, playing on the playground, doing yoga, dancing, preparing basic foods, and working on projects including papier-mâché creatures, personal veggie pots, origami, painting, and more in a positive and creative environment. Ages 5-10. Shawna Heinsius; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano Rock Camp: June 11-15 8:30-noon, $125/week. FJA Bonito campus; 755 N. Bonito St. Students with no experience, as well as students with any level of experience, beginning through advanced, are welcome to attend. Students will learn the necessary fundamentals of playing the piano, or further develop their existing skills. Open to 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th graders. Stephanie Kolacki; email@example.com.
STEM Camp for Girls: June 25 -29, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., June 30, 7:45 a.m. -6 p.m. $150. FJA Bonito campus; 755 N. Bonito St. We will spend the week doing hands-on activities, collaborating and empowering each other as a group, getting curious about the natural environment, and having fun! The last day of camp, we will take a field trip to the Science Center in Phoenix. For girls in 3rd- 5th grade as participants. For girls who have completed 6th-8th grade as mentors. Stephanie Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Arizona’s Watersheds: Thursday, June 14 – Monday, June 18, 7 a.m. – 5 or 6 p.m. $400. FJA Bonito campus, 755 N. Bonito St. We are looking for 12 adventurous students who are interested in learning about Arizona’s watersheds, how they are used as natural resources, the recreational opportunities they provide, and action needed to preserve them. During the five days, we will be exploring Northern Arizona through day trips to Lake Powell, Lee’s Ferry, Oak Creek, Verde River, and McHood Reservoir. Students who have completed 6th-8th grade are eligible. Tony Cola, email@example.com or Stephanie Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Camp: June 11-15 and/or June 18-22; 12:30-4:30 p.m. $150/week. FJA Bonito campus, 755 N. Bonito St. This camp is meant to be a fun learning environment where the students review the basics of Spanish and have several key phrases that they can take on any vacation or when speaking with family, friends, and people in the community. This week long camp will include a trip to a local restaurant, speaking with native speakers, learning about the different countries and associated cultures, and using a wide variety of dialogues and conversation to learn and reinforce vocabulary and grammar techniques. For 6th – 8th graders. Caitlin Peterson, email@example.com.
Basketball Camp: June 4-8, June 11-15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $175 per week (includes shirt). FJA Middle School Bonito Campus gym. Kids will build confidence while improving fundamental basketball skills such as ball handling, shooting, passing, pivoting, cutting, offensive spacing, and defense (man-to-man, help side, and 2-3 zone). We will also do a lot of scrimmaging during the week. Footwork and agility will be incorporated, as will running drills to build proper form and body weight strength training. They will have an extra edge on their competition during the league, and they will be able to apply what they have learned in games. Ages 7-17 years old. Questions and further information at 853-0014.
Weekly sessions (Monday-Friday) available May-August; $425/week or $100/single day session. Flagstaff Riding Club, 2600 W. Kiltie Lane. Daily riding lessons, horse care activities, trail rides, arts and crafts, bareback riding games, in a fun, safe environment. Ages 7 and older. No horse experience necessary. Advanced Horse Camps also available. More information at 266-0911 and flagstaffridingclub.com.
June 11-15, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (with extended drop off/pick up hours); $190, discount available for siblings; 7-14 year olds.
This one week camp will engage kids in trail rides, bike handling skill development, cycle-themed games, and bike-inspired STEAM activities. The week will also include a bike maintenance workshop, and a trail stewardship workshop.
For more information, and to register, visit flyrsaz.com
Camps held at NAU’s Centennial Forest. Tuition for all programs: $495, 523-8175, https://nau.edu/CEFNS/Forestry/Centennial-Forest/Environmental-Education/
The program is designed to address physical, emotional, and social development in 3rd through 5th grade girls through fun and engaging lessons. Using an intentional curriculum that incorporates small and large group games, physical activity, interactive workshops, and individual reflection, girls learn valuable skills to help them build meaningful and positive connections with others. From 8 a.m.-noon, June 18-22 at Puente de Hozho Elementary School. For more information on how to register as a volunteer or participant, visit https://www.gotrna.org/camp-gotr or call 928-522-9452. $130; financial aid available.
HopeDog Disc Dog Summer Camp is an exciting three days of dog sport competition for kids and teens (ages 6-18) with autism and other developmental disabilities. Kids learn how to play with highly-skilled sport dogs and develop important physical, social and emotional skills during two training days, culminating in Saturday’s Game Day when teams win points in a range of games using Frisbees, tunnels and jumps.
July 12-14; $200 per athlete (full and partial scholarships are available).
Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista Dr.
June 25- 29, 9 a.m.-noon. July 30-Aug. 3, 1-4 p.m. Fort Tuthill County Park. $160 per week. Learn to make amazing Lego projects with the help of an experienced Play-Well instructor and your own imagination. Coconino.az.gov/RecPrograms or 679 8000.
Six- to nine-day trips on the Colorado and San Juan rivers, ages 11-19, June 13-July 27, $780-$1,050. Come feel the exhilaration of whitewater, hike through ancient canyons, challenge yourself, make new friends, and explore the Southwest. You will build relationships with youth from across the nation. We have been providing exceptional multi-day outdoor learning opportunities for over 19 years. Information and registration at www.gcyouth.org, 773-7921.
Middle School Adventure: June 27 - July 2, Ages 11-14, $780: Jump feet first into the San Juan River in Southern Utah to explore the interaction between fish, bugs, plants and river life. As part of this educational river program, youth have the opportunity to work alongside scientists to collect data related to this amazing river. Learn about how invasive species have changed the ecology of the river and the ongoing efforts to restore it, while also enjoying the exhilarating whitewater and exploring ancient side canyons. We have been providing exceptional multi-day outdoor learning opportunities for over 15 years, and this is a great introductory experience for middle school students.
Canyon Discovery: July 21 -28, Ages 15-19, $1,050: 2018 is the “pilot” year for this program! Youth have the unique chance to experience the Colorado River as it carves its way through the wild Canyonlands of Utah. You will pass through some of our nation’s most treasured public lands, raft legendary whitewater through Cataract Canyon, and surround yourself with the towering red-rock walls of the upper Colorado Basin. As part of this program, expect to participate in Citizen Science projects, led by scientists from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. At the end of your journey, drift into the flatwater of Lake Powell and experience first-hand the effects of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. This program is being run in partnership with OARS, who’s experienced river guides will lead you through the big drops of Cataract Canyon.
Elementary (grades 1-6) and middle school (grades 7-9) camps, June 11-15, June 18-22, July 9-13 (elementary only), July 16-20 (elementary only); $250 for elementary; $300 for middle. Held at Lowell Observatory Mars Hill campus. Campers enjoy learning about topics in astronomy through fun, hands-on science experiments. Other activities will include hiking, drawing, playing games and more. For additional information and to sign up, visit www.lowell.edu/outreach/locks/.
June 4-July 31, $70-$140 per week (early registration and family discounts). Sleeping Lion Martial Arts, 2103 E. Cedar Ave. Camps focused on basic martial arts skills weeks as well as specialty weeks. Specialty weeks focus on foam weapons, grappling, self defense etc. All skill levels accepted. Ages of campers: 5-12 and 13-18. To sign up, visit www.sleepinglionmartialarts.com or call 214-9974.
June 4-July 20 (Monday-Friday), $170 per week or $37 per day. Held at Mountain School’s gym. Ages 5-11. An active camp where we enjoy experiences in the great outdoors. We go on field trips every day including the Lava Tubes, biking, West Fork, hiking around Flagstaff, Beaver Creek and more. Run by experienced teachers. Contact Mary Cagigas at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Registration packet can be found at www.mountaincharterschool.com.
Ages 4-14, weekly, June 4-July 27; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 4-5; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 6-8, 8-10 and 11-14. Prices range from $160-$250 per week. Each week-long summer camp offers amazing experiences and meaningful exploration of the natural sciences, art and culture of the Colorado Plateau. All camps take full advantage of the Museum's exhibits, outdoor spaces, and natural environment surrounding Flagstaff. Camps are led by experienced educators, have a small class size, and are located in a safe and fun environment at the museum's Discovery village. Extended care and scholarships are available. Registration opens on March 26. Visit http://musnaz.org/summer-camps/ for a complete listing of camps and to register online.
NAU Summer Bug Camp is a hands-on summer camp that introduces 6- to 10-year olds to the wonders of science through the fascinating lives of insects. Campers learn about insect history and biodiversity through a series of projects and activities. Children have the opportunity to handle live insects from NAU’s collection, collect insects, create their own insect collection and make insect cuisine. The first camp will take place June 18-22, and the second camp will take place July 23-27. Both camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All the supplies needed for camp activities will be provided. Campers provide their own snacks, lunch, summer clothing and sunscreen. To register, call 607-4075 or visit https://nau.edu/Merriam-Powell/.
Visit www.nauvolleyballcamp.com for pricing and registration information. All camps are held on the Northern Arizona University campus. For females entering 5th-12th grade with any level of playing experience and skill.
June 4-July 27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Tuthill County Park, $150 per week ($120 the week of July 2). Theme weeks, free field trips, and lots of outdoor activities, ages 8-13. Coconino.az.gov/RecPrograms or 679 8000.
July 30-Aug. 3, $180. Camp location: Mountain School. Become acquainted with our neighbors south of the border and here in town. Visit local Mexican hangouts, run like the Tarahumara, wrestle like a Luchador, paint like Frida and eat like Aztec kings, all the while learning some español! Ages 7-12. To sign up, email Michelle Galloway at email@example.com or visit http://www.mountaincharterschool.com
Camps may change due to scheduling but will be finalized before registration opens on April 1.
Location: Aquaplex, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. For boys and girls ages 7-15. Monday through Thursday we'll work on footwork and agility, drills and stations. We'll have open gym and scrimmaging. Friday is competition game day.
Kids will build confidence, have fun while improving their basketball fundamental skills, as well as performance skills. There will also be scrimmaging everyday, prices and camp awards.
Early registration online $100 until April 9; $150 after April 9. Early registration online $175 for kids 12 years or older and would like to stay at the Aquaplex after the camp. This covers Aquaplex admissions for the week. The Aquaplex admissions allows kids to stay after the camp and play in the gym, rock climb, swim and do all other activities that the Aquaplex offers. Walk-in registration on first day of camp (Aquaplex admissions is not included) $175.
Contact Coach Kiki for more details about camp and information to register. Also for other summer basketball camps that will be provided for the summer. Coach Kiki (Experience NCAA div 1 and professional basketball) 853-0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Nate Joe at 266-8784.
Unlocked Potential Summer Camp League
Boys and Girls Ages 6-high school
Location: Boys and Girls Club
Pee Wee Summer skills and games
Saturdays 7 weekends
Ages 6-7 years old
When: June 9,16,23,30, July 7,14, 21
Instructional games 3:20-5:20
No score kept
Kids will develop basketball basic fundamentals.
June 11-Aug. 3
4 days a week (3 days skills training Friday instructional game day)
3 hours a day
What kids will improve on:
Confidence, Ball handling, Passing, Footwork and agility, Basketball fundamentals
June 4-Aug. 3
Middle school-high school
5 days a week of training
Fridays game day (clock and score)
3 hours of skills training
What kids will improve on:
Confidence, Basketball Fundamentals, Ball handling, Shooting, Defense (man to man and etc), Changing speeds, Separation moves, Heavy ball training, Footwork and agility.
This is a full summer basketball skills program.Kids do not have to register for the whole summer. Kids can attend the weeks they are available. This is not only a skills camp, Fridays are game days. Kids will be able to apply what they have learned during the week in a game.
This camp is limited amount of space, register early to reserve a spot.
For more details about the summer program, prices, or to register please contact Coach kiki. Skill sessions also offered during the week
Coach Kiki (professional basketball player)
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July 23-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., open to grades 4-7, held in the Liberal Arts building at Northern Arizona University, $150. The camp experience includes activities that help create a safe and productive environment for creative minds such as journaling, poetry writing, and writing marathons. Participants will share their writing in small groups and receive helpful responses to their writing. They will edit and publish their writing, receive instruction on specific writing styles, perform activities to activate the imagination, and explore ways to celebrate writing while having fun and making new friends. Contact/registration information - Kris Harris, 523-6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.