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Summer Camp Directory: Keep kids busy this summer

Summer Camp Directory: Keep kids busy this summer

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Summer is on the horizon and it’s time for parents to start planning. In the Flagstaff area, parents can find camps of all stripes, for all ages. Many camps offer scholarships and are grateful for donations to help provide said scholarships. Following is the Daily Sun’s annual summer camp list:


Eco Explorers Summer Camps at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Road. Cost is $160-$250 (member and multiple camp discounts). Ages 4-13. June 13-July 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, call 774-1442 ext. 110 or visit

Week-long STEAM-based camp explorations. Three camps each week for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-13 discovering the biology, ecology, and conservation of our native landscape and species. Camp topics include but are not limited to: wild animals, volcanoes, climate change, artistic creation, gross science, and wilderness survival. Field trips, hiking, gardening and games.


Arizona Music Pro is offering several summer sessions for Summer Rock Camp this year. These camps are designed to encourage kids from age 10 - 18 to explore their musical creativity through small group focus on primary instrument, combo rehearsals with full group, songwriting, recording studio time complete with CD and music video to take home and share with your friends. The camp concludes with an onstage rock concert performance. Visit or stop into Arizona Music Pro at 122 E. Route 66 for dates and details.

ARTshop Sewing and Fiber-Craft Summer Camp

For beginning (M-F, 8:30am-noon) and intermediate (M-F, 12:30pm-4) students ages 9 and older. Daily activities include machine-sewing, paper-making, beadwork, scrapbooking, and gift-making. Classes are held in Flagstaff near Lone Tree and Butler. Half-day (3 1/2 hr.) camps $125 per week, or $30 per class, with project materials included. For full schedule & registration information, contact, or Vera Baron @ 928-606-9098.

May 31-June 3: Learn to Sew, 8:30-noon

Learn to Sew Clothing, 12:30-4

June 6-10: Hosting an American Girl Tea Party, 8:30-noon

Hosting a Birthday Tea Party, 12:30-4

June 13-17: Gifts for Dad I, 8:30-noon

Gifts for Dad II, 12:30-4

June 20-24: Wearable Art I, 8:30-noon

Wearable Art II, 12:30-4

June 27-July 1: Nature Crafts I, 8:30-noon

Nature Crafts II, 12:30-noon

July 5-8: Recycling Fibers I, 8:30-noon

Recycling Fibers II, 12:30-4

July 18-22: Christmas in July I, 8:30-noon

Christmas in July II, 12:30-4

July 25-29: Hosting an American Girl Pajama-Rama Party, 8:30-noon

Hosting a Sleepover Party, 12:30-4

August 1-5: Learn to Sew II, 8:30-noon

Learn to Sew Clothing II, 12:30-4


Gym offers summer rock climbing camps for kids of all ages and skill levels. Instructors work with campers to introduce the sport of climbing in a safe, friendly, and stimulating environment. Parents should drop their kids off prepared for outdoor adventuring with closed-toe tennis shoes, warm and cold weather clothing, a raincoat, sunscreen and a sunhat, a healthy snack and a sturdy backpack with plenty of water. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, campers will use the indoor facility. Call 266-0498 to register.

Little Monkeys Climbing Camp: Ages 5-9. Camp meets Monday through Friday, $110/week. Weekly sessions, June 6-July 29, 9 a.m.-noon.

Bouldering and Adventure Camp: Ages 10 and up. Camp meets Monday through Friday, $110/week. Weekly sessions, June 13-Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon.


Summer Day Camp. The 9 week summer program kicks off June 6 and, and will run Monday- Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $20 membership fee, $70 a week per child multi kid discounts/scholarships are available, no child will be turned away. Summer program highlights include, hiking club, themed weeks, including super heroes week, space week, career week also included fine arts classes, Lego robotics, indoor sports activities and swimming, bowling, movies and more. For more informationvisit or call 266-0489. 301 S. Paseo Del Flag.


June 20-24: DeMiguel Elementary School, 3500 S. Gillenwater Drive.

July 11-15: Puente de Hozho Bilingual Magnet School, 3401 N. Fourth St.

Quality programming for ages 6-13 in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Program presents essential STEM concepts through the most creative hands-on activities.


Camp IWANNAGO offers a safe and enriching environment for kids to spend their summer days. Academic enrichment and physical activities along with an emphasis on character development. Camp IWANNAGO is part of the FACTS and FUSD family.

Ages 5-12. Monday, June 6-Friday, July 29 (Closed Monday and Tuesday July 4-5). Marshall Magnet Elementary School, 850 N. Bonito St. Hourly fees: $4 for 1 child; $6.50 for 2 children; $9 for 3 children.

Open house Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Marshall Elementary.

Visit or call 527-6180.


Overnight camp for children ages 9-16. Campers engage in hands-on lessons about wildlife, trees, wilderness survival, and forest fires, learn about forest conservation and environmental stewardship, go hiking and on field trips and learn about how to care for our world’s natural resources. $495/week, scholarships available. Applications available at 523-8175.

Junior Forester Academy (ages 9-10), June 6-10.

Senior Forester Academy (ages 11-12), June 13-17.

Outdoor Leadership Academy (ages 13-14), June 20-24.


Campers enjoy a wide range of activities, sports and field trips in a warm and exciting atmosphere.

July 18 - Aug. 12. Join for 1,2,3 or all 4 weeks.

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Early and after care available)

Camp Gan Israel: ages 5 - 12

Mini Gan Izzy: ages 2 - 4

Pine Forest Charter School, 1120 W. Kaibab Lane

Early Bird: Register by May 16

$175 per week or $650 for full 4-week session

Regular Price:

$185 per week or $700 for full 4-week session

For more information, visit


More information and registration for all of our camps at or 679-8000.

Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp

June 6 - July 29 - Register per week

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

7 - 13 years old, $140 per week (Except the week of July 5 which is $110).

Located at Fort Tuthill County Park

Each week is limited to 20 participants; we offer theme weeks with daily field trips; and have an emphasis on the great outdoors. Activities include: mountain biking, nature hikes, archery and fishing. Field trips include: Flagstaff Extreme, The Arboretum, Rock Climbing, and Slide Rock.

Mountain Bike Day Camp

June 6 - June 10 (ages 10 - 12)

June 13 - June 17 (ages 12 - 14)

June 20 - June 24 (ages 10 - 14)

July 11 - July 15 (ages 10 - 12)

July 18 - July 22 (ages 12 - 14)

July 25 - July 29 (ages 10 - 14)

Register weekly

$160 per week

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Staging at Fort Tuthill County Park, Exit 337 off I-17, unless told otherwise. Participants may meet at another location as trips demand.

Develop the skills and attitude to become a lifetime mountain biker including: riding skills and strategies, safety, trail etiquette, stewardship, environmental awareness, and bike maintenance. Participants will ride on trails of varying difficulty in and around Flagstaff. Participants must have their own helmet and mountain bike. If you are uncertain about a bicycle being a good fit, contact

LEGO Camps - Minecraft: Pre-Engineering

June 27 - June 30

Ages 5 - 7

Monday - Thursday, 9-noon


Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

LEGO Camps - Minecraft: Engineering FUNdamentals

June 27 - June 30

Ages 8 - 12

Monday - Thursday, 1-4 p.m.


Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.

LEGO Camps - Pre-Engineering

Aug. 1 - Aug. 4

Ages 5 - 7

Monday - Thursday, 9-noon


Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars while using special pieces to create your own unique design!

LEGO Camps - Engineering FUNdamentals

Aug. 1 - Aug. 4

Ages 8 - 12

Monday - Thursday, 1-4 p.m.


Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

Continental Country Club

Xtreme Kids Camp includes swimming, golf, Tennis, pickleball, fishing, games, field trips, ceramics and arts & crafts.

Nine, one week sessions starting June 6 and run daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids age 6 to 13.


Camp with Lunch $285

Camp without Lunch $245

Camp with Lunch CCC Member $265

Camp without Lunch CCC Member $225 for information and camp forms. For more information call 928-526-5125.


Classes, performances, games and more.

Senior Session: June 19-July 2 (entering grade 9-13)

Junior Session: July 3-9 (entering grade 7-9)


Free disc golf lessons for kids ages 8-16 at the Flagstaff Recreation Center, 2403 N. Izabel St. Tentative schedule includes kick-off party on June 17 followed by Monday sessions. For information and registration, visit


Camps run Monday-Friday, with many flexible options. We take campers ages 4-12 at our camp, based out of the Flagstaff Athletic Club’s Sport’s Stop. The first day of camp will be May 27, running through Aug. 10. For registration forms, visit and click the tab for “Registration Forms” on the top of the home page. Day camps run from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Camp staff will lead activities ranging from swimming, outdoor activities and field trips within the community.

Full day: $145 and $135 for the second child/week; non-members $170 and $160.

Half day: $100/$90 and $125/$120.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday full day: $110/$100 and $135/$125.

Tuesday/Thursday full day: $90/$85 and $115/$110.

Daily rates also available.


Indoor and outdoor climbing camps for all ages and abilities at Flagstaff Climbing, 205 S. San Francisco St. No experience required. Climbers have a great time climbing while learning how to set and achieve goals, develop skills, increase strength, flexibility and endurance, meet other climbers their age and improve overall fitness. For more info or to register, go to or call 556-9909.

Ages 4-8, Iwannaclimbalot half-day indoor camps, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $149 a week, offered June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29. Ages 9-13, offered June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5.

Ages 11-16, RockTrips All Day Outdoor Camps, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $349/week, offered June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29.


Day camp is held at the Murdoch Center for 2- to 4-year-olds and at Marshall Elementary School for 3- to 8-year-olds. Camps are led by Arizona state certified early childhood teachers. Programs offer a fun, social, and physically active curriculum throughout the day. Multi-age cooperative learning, theme-based program, as well as field trips, special visitors, and special classes in cooking, tennis, gardening, dance, disc golf, arts, and lots of play time.

Contact Liz Taylor, the 24-year executive director for more information, at 779-1441 or visit

Themes: Creative Constructions (June 6-10); Crazy Cooking from our garden harvest (June 13-17); Arizona Adventures (June 20-24); This Town is Your Town (June 27-July 1); Fascination with Pollination – Gardening in the Heritage Garden (July 4-8); Crazy Science Concoctions – Ooey Gooey Kitchen Science (July 11-15); Drama Queens and Kings and the Arts (July 18-22); Camp Co-Op’s Got Talent (July 25-29).


Camps held at FJA Middle School at 755 Bonito or FJA Cedar Campus for grades 2-8. $100 per week for half day camp; $175 per week for full day camp. Information at and 214-7317.

June 6-10: Yoga Camp, Mindfulness Camp, Map Art Camp, Guitar Camp, Rainbow de Flag Mosaic Project; Basketball Camp.

June 13-17: Jam Camp, Creative Storytelling Camp.

June 20-24: Drama Camp, Songwriting Camp, Basketball Camp.

June 27-July 1: Dance Camp, Basketball Camp.

Aftercare June Day Camp: May 30-June 24: This month of fun includes gardening, water fun, sports, and arts and crafts for kids ages 6-10, $4 per hour.

Children’s House Summer Camp: June 1-30: For kids ages 3-7. $325 per month, $250 per month for siblings.


1802 W Kristy Lane, suite 200, 699-8159.

Survival skills academy for kids ages 7-14. Kids will learn outdoor and indoor survival skills and plans, physical fitness, Krav Maga Self defense, healthy eating habits, cpr and first aid as well as critical thinking skills.

Sessions: June 13 -17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, and July 18-22.

$120 a kid; $200 for 2 a week. Camp hours are 8 a.m. -4 p.m. and will include special guests such as Eva Rupert from Naked and Afraid, police officers, firefighters, black belt specialists, conditioning and health specialists, as well as events at Cabin Fever active Play laser tag and cafe.


8245 Koch Field Road.

Date: June 1 - July 31: Description: Nature Detectives June 1-17, Way Out West June 20-30, We Dig Dinosaurs July 1-15, Celebrating the Games July 18-29

Ages: 2-6 years. Cost: See website for schedules and prices. Registration: 527-8337


Coconino Center For The Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road

Children and youth (ages 7-17) of all types and ability levels will be encouraged to achieve their highest potential through learning circus skills such as stilt walking, acro balance, tumbling, clowning, aerial dance and trapeze, juggling and more. youth will learn about empowerment of self and others, character development through our inclusive structure, and how to think creatively.

July 11-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students can register for one, two or all three weeks.

$475 Deposit due to reserve your spot: $200 Partial Camp — Two weeks Regular rate: $365 Deposit due to reserve your spot: $190 Partial Camp — One week Regular rate: $250 Deposit due to reserve your spot: $125 Daily Drop In Rate of $65. The Daily Rate is available only by calling 779-2300.

Grand Canyon Celtic Arts Academy

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald from Halifax, Nova Scotia will be teaching music and dance of Cape Breton and Gordon Gower from Tucson teaching Irish music. We offer youth classes for ages 8 + and teen/adult classes. There are classes for all ability levels.  Youth classes are taking place July 11-15 and adult classes are July 12-14 at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy.

Youth who register will attend 5 classes Monday-Friday. No experience is necessary and all instruments are provided. Children will learn Cape Breton Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Cape Breton Dancing, Traditional Songs of Nova Scotia and Irish Music 101. 

For adults, we offer classes Tuesday-Thursday in Cape Breton Fiddle, Cape Breton Piano, Irish Flute/Whistle, Beginning Tin Whistle, Cape Breton Dance (all levels welcome), DADGAD Guitar, Tenor Banjo/Mandolin, and Traditional Songs of Nova Scotia (all levels). For those that would like to try out a class, but can’t make it during the day, we offer 2 hour workshops on Monday evening in Irish Music 101 (all levels), Cape Breton Dance (all levels), and DADGAD Guitar.


This Flagstaff-based nonprofit offers overnight trips for youth on the Colorado and San Juan rivers. $700-$990; financial aid available.


Registration and information at or 233-3280.

LOCKs Elementary School campers will learn about various topics in astronomy. Grades 1-2 will focus on the moon, grades 3-4 will focus on the sun and stars, and grades 5-6 will focus on the electromagnetic spectrum. Campers will also take part in team-building activities, games and hiking. $200-$235. Dates: June 13-17 (grades 1-2 and 3-4); June 20-24 (grades 3-4 and 5-6); July 11-15 (grades 1-2 and 3-4); July 18-22 (grades 1-2 and 5-6).

LOCKs Middle School campers (grades 7-9) will learn about the different types of instruments used in astronomical research. As a team, campers will build a reflecting telescope and will even be introduced to the growing field of computer coding. Other activities will include hiking, drawing, playing games, and more. $250-$275. Dates: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24.


Camps held at Mountain School gym, 311 W. Cattle Drive Trail, 779-2392, Open to kids ages 5-11. Active camp will include field trips every day including Red Rock Crossing, the Lava Tubes, Beaver Creek, Aquaplex and more. Weekdays, May 31-July 8.

$170 per week or $37 per day; $30 registration fee. Sign up for the whole week or pick and choose days.


Discovery 2016 Summer Camps for Youth Ages 4-13. June 6-July 29 (8 weeks). Ages 4-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 6-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices range from $160-$250 per week.

Each weeklong summer camp offers meaningful exploration and experiences with a focus on 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 experience 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 is now open. Visit for a complete listing of camps and to register online. For questions, contact Jennifer Glennon at or 774-5211, Ext. 222.

Junior Counselor program for youth ages 14-18, applications and instructions are at


Campers collect insects and create their own insect collections, make mazes for bugs, build their own insect and cook and eat insect cuisine during an open house for parents. Camps will be held at Willow Bend Environmental Center. For children age 6-12. Dates: June 20-24, July 18-22. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $175 per child. 607-4075.


NAU students and faculty/staff can register beginning April 11. Community members will be able to register beginning April 18. 523-0567.

Mountain Jacks Kids Camp: For children between kindergarten through eighth grade. June 6-Aug. 12. Full or falf-day; weekly or 5-week sessions. Regular Camp Hours: 8:15-noon/1-4:15 p.m. $90-$150 weekly

Explorer’s Camp: Open to all youth in sixth-eighth grades, and is limited to 30 campers each week. The Explorer’s Camp venture around Northern Arizona University’s campus, Flagstaff and surrounding areas through experiential education led by staff from our Outdoor Adventures program. $90-$150 weekly


Camps are offered throughout the summer for football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.


Featuring beginner through advanced martial arts, self defense, foam weaponry, grappling, arts and crafts, movie days, video games, hiking, field trips and more. Sleeping Lion Martial Arts, 2103 E. Cedar Ave. Registration at or by phone at 214-9974.

May 31-July 29. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $70-$140/week. Family discounts available. Ages 6 and up. Teen specific classes are also available. Evening add-ons available, call for details.


Information and registration forms available at Mountain School’s front desk and on Mountain School’s website. Camp held at Mountain School gym, 311 W. Cattle Drive Trail, 779-2392, Camp held daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $180 for the week, for children entering second grade in the fall and higher.

July 11-15: Explore all that is from Spain, an important influence on the Americas and the mother country of espanol. Learn how to speak with a Castilian accent, do mosaics like Gaudi, visit Basque ruins and eat as a true Spaniard ending the week with a tapas party.

St. Joseph's Youth Camp

Located 23 miles southeast of Flagstaff near Mormon Lake.

Week-long camps for kids and teens. Activities include kayaking, archery, horseback riding, hiking, biking, shelter building, campfire and telescope nights and more. Children are not allowed to bring iPads, iPhones or any other electronic devices.

The Counselor to Camper radio is 1:4, and two counselors reside in every cabin providing supervision and security for approximately 7 campers.

St. Joseph's is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit. Website is There are 4 weeks of camp beginning late June running through July.


Workshops and camps. Registration at Workshop and camp details at

Main Stage Jr. Summer Workshops:

Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., for participants 7-14 years old (no cap on number of participants). Rehearsals begin May 9. Performance dates are June 17-19 and June 24-26. $225; $250 after May 1.

West Side Story, for participants 13-19 years old (capped at 50). Rehearsals begin July 25. Performance dates are Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4. $225; $250 after July 1.

Summer Camps (Early bird rates $110-$160):

June 20-24: Star Wars Camp: 4-6 years old (capped at 25), 9 a.m.-noon; 7-13 years old (capped at 30), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Doris Harper White Community Playhouse, 11 W. Cherry Ave.

June 27-July 1: Act Dance Sing! (at the Coconino Center for the Arts). For ages 7-13 (capped at 40), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 5-8: Stinky Cheese Man (At Coconino Center for the Arts). Participants aged 4-6 years old (capped at 25) will meet from 9 a.m.-noon. Participants aged 7-13 years old (capped at 30) will meet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 11-15: The Kids Film Festival of Flagstaff will be held at NAU’s School of Communication. Participants aged 7-13 years old (capped at 30) will meet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 18-22: Star Wars Camp B (location TBD). Participants aged 4-6 years old (capped at 25) will meet from 9 a.m.-noon. Participants aged 7-13 years old (capped at 30) will meet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


The camp for 8-11th grade students is June 20-24; the camp for grades 4-7 is June 27-July 1. The camps are held in the Liberal Arts Building on the NAU campus and cost $150. The camp focuses on writing and is definitely for students who enjoy writing or who need to find out why writing can be so much fun.

For registration materials, go to


Day camp for children ages 5-12. Each week has its own theme and is packed with activities, crafts and games, treasure hunts, water-fun, sports, field trips, and more. $110-$145/week.

Summer day camp drop-off and pick-up location will be at Puente De Hozho elementary school. Teen Extreme drop-off and pick-up location will be located at the Flagstaff Family Y. Splash Adventure Camp drop-off and pick-up location is at the Y pool located at Mount Elden Middle School. Fitness Frenzies Adventure camp drop-off and pick-up is located at the Flagstaff Family Y. 556-9622.


Aside from camps, there are many kid-focused activities in and around town. Here is a sampling:

Harkins Summer Movie Fun: Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film at Harkins Flagstaff, 1959 S. Woodlands Village Blvd.

Movies on the Square: A free, family friendly evening on Heritage Square (downtown on Aspen between Beaver and Lerous). Each evening begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movie starts at dusk. See the movie line-up at Movies on the Square kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and finishes up Labor Day weekend.

Starlite Lanes: 3406 E. Route 66. Children can play for 2 free games a day, all summer long. Must register at 526-1138.

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