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Elena Owens screams as she repeatedly strikes a tombstone bag with her palms during a drill at the Flagstaff Krav Maga Youth Summer Survival camp.

There are over 50 day camps to choose from this year for all ages, ranging from sports camps, arts camps, adventure camps, religious camps and more. Things to note: If age is specified by grade level, that means the grade the child will be starting in fall 2019. Camps are not usually in session July 4 because of the holiday. To add a camp that is not in the listing, email awittenberg@azdailysun.com.

GENERAL DAY CAMPS

ON CHRYSALIS WATCH

Two young campers participating in The Arboretum at Flagstaff's Eco Explorers Summer Camp, stare into a glass case full of butterfly chrysalises Thursday afternoon at the Arboretum’s butterfly house.

Lowell Observatory Camp

AGES: 6-14

DATES: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 22-26

LOCATION: Lowell Observatory, 1400 W Mars Hill Road

DESCRIPTION: Lowell Observatory is proud to offer Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKs). These hands-on day camps offer kids the opportunity to learn about STEM through activities such as science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art and more. There are currently three camps offered, LOCKs: Preschool, LOCKs: Elementary School, and LOCKs: Middle School.

Flagstaff Family YMCA

AGES: 5-12

DATES: June 3 – August 7

LOCATION: Flagstaff YMCA, 1001 N Turquoise Drive

DESCRIPTION: Every camp includes traditional activities such as weekly themed games, field trips, environmental education, crafts, songs, skits and water activities including swimming.

Spanish Camp

AGES: 7-12

DATES: July 29 - Aug. 2

LOCATION: Mountain School, 311 W. Cattle Dr. Trail

DESCRIPTION: Experience Flagstaff’s Basque culture by visiting a sheep farm and hiking to an abandoned sheep corrals on the Peaks. Delve into Spain’s fascinating gypsy culture and learn the dance of Flamenco. We will examine and question the traditional sport of bull fighting replicating la corrida by playing flag football. We will create art in the style of the famous Spanish artist, Gaudí. Finally, we will be cooking and eating, ending the week with a Tapas (appetizer) Party!

Camp IWANNAGO

AGES: 5-12

DATES: June 5 – 7: "In Summer" – Frozen. Welcome to Camp theme, June 10 – 14: "You've Got a Friend In Me" - Toy Story. Team Building theme, June 17 – 21: "Whole New World" -  Aladdin. Around the World theme. June 24 - 28 "Try Everything" – Zootopia. Hands on Science theme. July 1 – 3: "Under the Sea" - Little Mermaid. Water Wars theme, July 8 – 13: "Colors of the Wind" -  Pocahontas. Art and Animation theme. July 15 – 19: "How Far I'll Go" – Moana. 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing theme. July 22 – 26: "Circle of Life" - Lion King. Life Science theme.

LOCATION: Puente de Hozho Elementary School, 3401 N Fourth St.

DESCRIPTION: At Camp IWANNAGO we pride ourselves on offering your child a safe and enriching environment to spend their summer days. We offer academic enrichment and physical activities while emphasizing positive character development.

Camp IWANNAGO is part of the FACTS and FUSD family! Each week we will explore the theme behind a different Disney song!

Museum of Northern Arizona Discovery

AGES: 4-17

DATES: June 10-Aug. 2

LOCATION: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Road

DESCRIPTION: 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.

New camps for 2019:

Flag Shakes: students receive an intensive week of training in Shakespeare’s classical poetic dramas as well as contemporary acting methods, stage combat and improvisation. (For ages 11-17)

Planet Party: Blast off! We are going to spend the week exploring the planets! Join us to engineer space gloves, experiment with crater formation, create your own planet and learn all about the ones in our solar system. Field trip to astronaut testing sites east of town. (Ages 6-8)

Gallery Artist: Experience how to be an artist in a museum gallery! Learn composition and painting techniques to create a work of art and prepare it for installation in the museum exhibits on Friday.

Summit Gymnastics Academy

AGES: 4-12

DATES: June 3 – 7: Wacky and Wonderful (FlagTag, Aquaplex, Exploding Pins Bowling, June 10-14: Pet Palooza (Secret Life of Pets 2, Humane Society, Petsmart, Pet Parade), June 17-21: Cirque Du Summit (Beta Boundering, Balloon Art Class, Snowbowl Adventure), June 24-28: Wet & Wild (Bearpaw, Luau Games, Aquaplex, Floxglenn Water Games), July 1-5: Party in the USA (Toy Story 4, Elden Pueblo), July 8-12: Animal Planet (Bearizona, Aquaplex, Deer Farm), July 15-19: Ninja Warrior (Beta Bouldering, Snowbowl Adventure, Tae Kwon Do in the Park, Nerf Battle), July 22-26: Summit’s Got Talent (Theatrikos, Lion King, Talent Show), July 29-Aug. 2: Pirates and Mermaids (Pirate Ship Sailing, Bearpaw, Aquaplex, Buffalo Park Treasure Hunt), Aug. 5-9: Mad Science (Bottle Rockets, Slime, Volcanos, etc).

LOCATION: Summit Gymnastics Academy, 1926 N Fourth St., Suite 7

DESCRIPTION: The happiest place under Flagstaff’s summer sun! Summit Gymnastics Academy has the best summer camp program that Flagstaff has to offer. It’s fun, flexible, and affordable. SGA summer campers engage in themed activities all day, every day; from gymnastics to high-energy games, field trips to in-house programs, our campers are never bored.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff’s Eco-Explorers Summer Camp

AGES: 4-11

DATES: June 10 – July 26

LOCATION: 4001 S Woody Mountain Road

DESCRIPTION: Eco-Explorers Summer Camps are nature-based, experiential, STEAM-centered camps for your young explorer. Quality educators, excellent curricula, age-specific groups, and positive outdoor experiences make for the best summer camp ever. Your child will love exploring nature with us!

2019 Summer Bug Camps

AGES: 6-10

DATES: June 17-21 and July 8-12

LOCATION: Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E Sawmill Road

DESCRIPTION: If creepy crawlers fascinate your child, then NAU’s summer bug camp is an ideal summer activity. The Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity will host two week-long summer camps. Campers will learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of fun project and activities. Campers collect insects and create their own insect collection, build their own bug, and we finish the week with by preparing and sharing insect cuisine with invited family members and friends.

Centennial Forest Camps

AGES: 9-10, 11-12, 13+

DATES: June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28

LOCATION: Centennial Forest

DESCRIPTION: The Junior Forester Academy strives to “nurture the love in nature” in kids 9-10 years old. The NAU Centennial Forest invites campers to engage in hands-on lessons about bugs, trees, wilderness survival, and forest fires – all while making new friends!  Activities include orienteering, making walking sticks, tie-dying camp shirts and learning to measure biodiversity and squirrel habitat. The curriculum is geared towards learning while having fun in the forest.  One highlight of the week is the annual “Bioblitz” where kids work with scientists to discover and identify every living organism they can find on our 120 acre forest. Campers enjoy staying overnight on NAU’s research forest in large canvas tents with up to 6 of their fellow campers and one adult counselor. Staff are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified (adult to child ratio of 1:7) and we host a maximum of 28 campers each week. Please join us this summer for Nature, Science and Fun on the NAU Forest!

The Senior Forester Academy strives to “nurture the love in nature” in kids 11-12 years old. The NAU Centennial Forest invites campers to engage in hands-on lessons about wildlife, trees, conservation, and forest research – all while making new friends!  Activities include surveying for local birds, practicing primitive skills, and identifying native plants. The curriculum is geared towards learning while having fun in the forest.  One highlight of the week is a discovery hike into the West Clear Creek Wilderness riparian area. During the visit we practice Leave No Trace principles, investigate local birds and cool off in the creek with our friends.  Campers enjoy staying overnight on NAU’s research forest in large canvas tents with up to 6 of their fellow campers and one adult counselor. Staff are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified (adult to child ratio of 1:7) and we host a maximum of 28 campers each week. Join us this summer for Nature, Science and Fun on the NAU Forest!

The Outdoor Leadership Academy strives to “nurture the love in nature” in kids 13-14 years old. The NAU Centennial Forest invites campers to engage in hands-on lessons about wildlife, forests, conservation, and leadership – all while making new friends! The curriculum is geared towards practicing Leave No Trace principles and teaching others how to be good environmental stewards.  Teens will interact with conservation professionals while visiting the TNC Hart Prairie Nature Preserve, USGS Fish Research Lab, and the Fossil Creek Wilderness Area. Campers work in teams to create a conservation commercial that will be “world premiered” on the last day of camp.  Participants stay overnight on NAU’s research forest in large canvas tents with up to 6 of their fellow campers and one adult counselor. Staff are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified (adult to child ratio of 1:7) and we host a maximum of 28 campers each week. Join us this summer for Nature, Science and Fun on the NAU Forest!

Camp Girls On The Run 

AGES: Girls entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grade

DATES: June 17-21 

LOCATION: YMCA Flagstaff

DESCRIPTION: Girls Have Heart theme. Throughout the week, girls will have fun exploring friendships with activities designed to discover what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend to others. Girls will build, create, write, discuss, connect, and laugh all while participating in games and activities that will leave them feeling confident and appreciated by their teammates.

Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool 

AGES: 2-8 years old

DATES: June 10 - July 26

LOCATION: Marshall Magnet Elementary School and Duck Pond

DESCRIPTION: We have Arizona state certified early childhood teachers in our summer programs and offer a fun, social, and physically active curriculum throughout the day.  There is a lot of multi-age cooperative learning in this summer, theme - based program, as well as field trips, special visitors, and special classes in cooking, tennis, yoga, gardening, dance, disc golf, arts, and lots of play time. If you have any special talents, please let us know.  We still have parent helpers daily, and would love for you to share your talents on your helper day.

Flagstaff Gymnastics Summer Camp

DATES: June 3-Aug. 9

LOCATION: 2366 North Steve's Blvd Suite B

DESCRIPTION: A unique opportunity to learn and have fun. Six sessions, including a gymnastics, swimming and diving rotation, science exploration and climbing.

Pinecone Preschool Summer Enrichment

AGES: Entering grades 1 or 2

DATES: June 3 - Aug. 7

LOCATION: 2901 North King Street

DESCRIPTION: Will focus on reading, science and math exploration.

Coconino County Community College Career Camps

AGES: Middle School children entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade

DATES: June 10-27

LOCATION: CCC Lonetree and 4th Street campuses

DESCRIPTION: Camp Stronger where kids can earn their CPR certificate, Camp Build woodworking, Culinary Tours Around the World, Crime Scene Investigations, Coding for Kids

REGISTER: Email shawn.whitehead@coconino.edu or call 928-526-7652

CHA Animal Ed-ventures

AGES: 6-8 and 9-12

DATES: June 4-July 19

LOCATION: Coconino Humane Association, 3201 E. Butler Avenue

DESCRIPTION: During this exciting, 4 day long camp we inspire young animal lovers to become a voice for those in need! Campers discover how they can make a difference for homeless pets through fun encounters with a variety of animal ambassadors, hands-on activities, and an exciting week long multi-media project! Your camper will broaden their understanding of issues facing animals in our community, and learn what they can do to be a voice for homeless pets. Times: Tues-Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Cost: $225/camper. After Care until 5:30 p.m. available for an additional $50 for the week

REGISTER: Charlotte Peterson, charlotte@coconinohumane.org or 928-526-1076

CHA Junior Camp Counselors

AGES: 16-17

DATES: June 4-July 19

LOCATION: Coconino Humane Association, 3201 E. Butler Avenue

DESCRIPTION: The Junior Camp Counselor Program (JCC) is a volunteer youth development program aimed to provide leadership, educational, and responsibility-based life skill development for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17. Under the supervision of Education Instructors, Junior Camp Counselors will interact with campers, assist with curriculum activities and serve as leaders in camp spirit and motivation. 

REGISTER: Charlotte Peterson, charlotte@coconinohumane.org or 928-526-1076

FLAGSTAFF JUNIOR ACADEMY CAMPS

AGES: 5-14

DATES: June 3-July 15

LOCATION: Flagstaff Junior Academy, 755 N Bonito Street and 306 W Cedar Ave

DESCRIPTION: 

Fire Ecology Camp

What: Did you know that different forests will have different types of forest fires? In this interactive and hands-on camp, campers will learn the “fire story” of our local forest by learning about the trees and plants, how fires burn (combustion!), fire behavior (how fire moves and why), and even the effects of weather on a forest fire. We will explore how dendrochronology (tree rings) help us to understand the history of fire in our forest. Campers will also learn how to make their homes safer in a wildfire event. Students who have completed grades 6-8 are eligible. 

Who: Students who have completed grades 6-8 are eligible. 

Where: Bonito Campus

When: Monday, June 3-Friday, June 7, 8:30-11:30 am

Cost: $120

Instructors: Christine Mares (NAU School of Forestry), christine.mares@nau.edu and

Guitar Camp

What: This camp is for any middle school student (including 4th graders who will be going into 5th grade) interested in the guitar! This camp is meant to be a fun learning environment where the students learn the basics of the guitar and take home the ability to play at least a couple simple songs. If there are more experienced students, learning songs will extend to playing in a group with other students, in addition to refining your guitar technique.

Who:  Students who have completed grades 4-8 are eligible. If you are still interested in this camp and are a student who is not in this age range, please email Matt at  mattbingham@fjacademy.com

Where: FJA’s Middle School Bonito Campus in the Guitar Room (room to the left of the stage in the gym)

When: Monday - Friday | June 3rd - 7th : 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Cost: $175 for the whole week.

Instructor: Matt Bingham, mattbingham@fjacademy.com

Guitar rental or purchase:

FJA has 3 guitars which you are welcome to use for the week (these are nylon string, classical style guitars). If you would like to rent or buy your own, Arizona Music Pro rents guitars for $15 a month or you can buy one for around $150. Mention it's for a school camp to get this price.

Mountain Masterpiece Camp

What: Come One, Come All!! Artists of all levels!!  Join us outside for an out of school, out of the box art experience. Spend a week with us in the beautiful outdoors where we will venture out to find inspiration. Each day we will be creating art while exploring some of the beautiful places in Northern Arizona.  In addition to an introduction to art history/styles, we will be creating a variety of projects including block prints, landscape drawing and painting, environmental digital photography, and more! Students are required to bring snacks/lunch, backpack, sunscreen, hat and water bottle; personal art supplies or equipment is optional. 

Who:  Students who have completed 5th- 8th grades are eligible.

Where: Meet at FJA Bonito campus.

When: June 3-7, 8:00-3:30.

Instructors: Carrie Nicklason, carrieniklason@fjacademy.com and Lauren Mitchell, laurenmitchell@fjacademy.com

Cost: $200 includes transportation and art materials.

Mountain Biking Camp

What: 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 (flexible at discretion of camp director), junior counselors 14-17 at no fee (at discretion of camp director)

Who: Ages: 10-14

Where: Mondays at Bonito Campus; Tuesdays through Fridays at area trailheads.

When: Weeks of June 3, June 10, June 17 9 am-3:30 pm; July 1, July 15 9 am-12:30 pm

Instructors: Neil Ross neilross@fjacademy.com and Ben Jefferies, benjefferies@fjacademy.com

Cost: $185/week, $40/day in June; $100/week $25/day in July, Bicycle rental $5/day.

Thespians In Theater

What: Each day, we will focus on scene work, the actor's voice, improvisation, and theater history. We will also play plenty of games and have lots of time to laugh. On Saturday, we will drive to Phoenix to see "Freaky Friday" at the Herberger Theater Center.

Who:  Any students about to enter 5th-9th grade who love acting, plays, or improvisation.

Where: Bonito Campus

When: June 10th - 15th Mon. – Fri. 8:00 AM-12:15 PM & Sat 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Instructor: Ms. Haiduk  louhaiduk@fjacademy.com

Cost: $185 (Price includes tickets to see "Freaky Friday")

EXPLORING ARIZONA’S WATERSHEDS 

What:  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. Expect to record your adventure through a field journal filled with facts and art!  Each day will start at 7am and end between 5-6pm. . For course continuity and success, students are expected to attend the entire five days and pay the fee of $420. We are looking forward to exploring Northern Arizona with your student this summer!   

Who: Students who have completed grades 6-8 are eligible.

When: Thursday, June 13th – Monday, June 17th  7:00 am – 5:00 or 6:00 pm

Where: Meet at Bonito campus

Cost: $420

Instructors: contact Tony Cola at tonycola@fjacademy.com or Stephanie Jackson at stephaniejackson@fjacademy.com

STEM Camp for Girls

What: Are you between 3rd-5th grade, interested in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math, STEM? OR are you in 6th-8th grade, excited to learn more about STEM and be a mentor? If so, then this camp is for you!  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.  The camp will max out at 27 participants, sign up soon! We’re excited to explore STEM with you!

Who:  Girls in 3rd- 5th grade as participants, girls who have completed 6th-8th grade as mentors.

Where: Bonito Campus

When: June 24th -28th, Mon. – Thurs. 8:00-12:15, Fri. 7:45 am -6:00 pm

Cost: $170

Instructors: Stephanie Jackson, stephaniejackson@fjacademy.comand Heather Berginc, heatherberginc@fjacademy.com

FJA Cedar Day Camp

This camp is available to any and all students who enjoy a variety of activities.  Each week will have a general theme:  Water play, sports, gardening/botany, and art.  We will spend our days taking care of the school garden, going on walking and biking field trips close to campus, playing on the playground, doing yoga, dancing, preparing basic foods, and working on projects including weather weaving, castle building, personal veggie pots, origami, painting, and more in a positive and creative environment. Please register for camp by May 31st.  Space is limited to the first 50 students

Age: 5-10

Dates: June 3rd – June 28th, Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 – 3:30

Location: Cedar campus

Cost: $4/hr (drop in)

Questions and Further Information: shawnaheinsius@fjacademy.com

FJA Basketball Camp

What: Kids will build confidence while improving fundamental basketball skills such as ball handling, shooting, passing, pivoting, cutting, offensive spacing, and defense. 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.

Grades: 3rd-8th

Dates: June 3rd – 7th , June 10th – 14th

Time:9:00 am -2:00 pm

Location: Bonito Campus gym

Cost: One week - $175

Questions and Further Information: Coach Nate Joe 928-266-8784

Notes: Walk-In for Camps Is Allowed, BUT if you pay by May 23rd the fee is $150 (for one camp). 

SPORTS CAMPS

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Gracie Barra Kids Matial Arts Summer Camp

AGES: 4-14

DATES: June 3- June 7, from 8:00-5:30 & June 10-14, from 8:00 – 5:30.

LOCATION: 24 South Mikes Pike

DESCRIPTION: Our martial arts school camp offers an amazing combination of martial arts instruction, teamwork, fitness, games, activities and lots of fun.  Our instructional staff is committed to making sure your child has a fun and safe experience this summer.

Beta Bouldering Gym

AGES: 5-9, 10+

DATES: June 3 - Aug. 2

LOCATION: 495 South River Run Road, Ste. 104

DESCRIPTION: We offer 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 in a safe, friendly, and stimulating environment! If your child is already a climber, we will work to hone their skills through a series of fun, interactive challenges, and games. Climbing is a wonderful sport builds confidence while improving balance, strength, focus and coordination.  

Flagstaff Equestrian Center's Horse Camp

AGES: Ages are 7-13 for beg/intermediate camps. Advanced camps depend upon experience. 

DATES: May 27-31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July sessions TBD

LOCATION: 2600 West Kiltie Lane

DESCRIPTION: Hands-on learning through daily riding lessons, stable management activities, and riding games in a safe, fun, rewarding environment. Beginner, Advanced, and Teen Camps available ! Year-round lessons and after-school programs available.  

Flagstaff Challenger International Soccer Camp

AGES: 3-14

DATES: June 3-7, June 17-21

LOCATION: Foxglenn Soccer Fields, 5900 E Butler Ave.

DESCRIPTION: This soccer camp will provide a number of new elements in the curriculum that will reflect the global nature of soccer today. Challenger Sports has taken coaching methodologies & practices from the UK, Brazil, Spain and more to give your child the best experience on and off the field. Our international coaching staff will use world-renowned coaching techniques to accelerate the learning process of young players and bring their soccer skills to the next level! Each camper will receive a free soccer ball, camp t-shirt, evaluation + more.

IWANNACLIMBALOT Indoor Camps

AGES: 4-13

DATES: Ages 4-8: June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2

Ages 9-13: June 3-7, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 22-26

LOCATION: Flagstaff Climbing Gym, 205 South San Francisco St.

DESCRIPTION: The Iwannaclimbalot camps are for climbers ages 4-13. The camps are 5 days long, Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon. No experience required. These camps are for all skill levels. Climbers learn how to set and achieve goals, develop climbing skills, increase strength, flexibility and endurance, meet other climbers their age and improve overall fitness. Plus, climbing is fun!  

Flagstaff Climbing Outdoor Camps

AGES: 11-17

DATES: June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 22-26 (advanced rock trip), July 29-Aug. 2

LOCATION: Meet at Flagstaff Climbing Gym, 205 S San Francisco St.

DESCRIPTION: The Rock Trip camps are for climbers ages 11-17. The camps are 5 days long, Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. Climbers are taught a variety of climbing skills from basic rope work and movement to advanced anchor building. Climbers are also educated on local ecology, geology and environmental ethics including Leave No Trace. This camp is for all skill levels. There is no experience necessary. The week will include some indoor climbing but mainly outdoor climbing at Flagstaff’s local climbing areas, meet other climbers their age and improve overall fitness. Plus, climbing is fun!

Continental Country Club Sports Camps

AGES: 6-15

DATES: June 3-Aug. 1

LOCATION: Continental Country Club, 2380 North Oakmont Drive

DESCRIPTION: Junior tennis, junior golf and junior swimming are all offered.

NAU Volleyball Camp

AGES: 10-18

DATES: Skills Camp: July 13-15, High School Team Camp: July 16-18, Advanced Camp: July 19-21

LOCATION: Northern Arizona University Skydome - 1701 S San Francisco St.

DESCRIPTION: This summer you can pick between two individual camps or come with your high school team. We offer a wide variety of options between our camps to guarantee there is a camp for you. NAU Volleyball Camps strive to give our campers an insight to what it really takes to be a college volleyball athlete. The camps provide skill development to many ages, whether you are a beginner or a skilled and experienced player. The goal is to create an engaging and exciting environment for campers to learn and polish their skills, strategies, and game.

Flagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) Mountain Biking Summer Camp

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AGES: 7-14

DATES: June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28 (half-days)

LOCATION: TBD

DESCRIPTION: FLYRS Summer Camp is coming! This June, your 7- to 14-year-old can spend a fun-filled week riding their mountain bike, improving their confidence and skills on trails, playing cycle-themed games, and engaging in STEAM activities related to biking. For our full-day camps, formal camp activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., and each day will include 2-4 hours of riding, and 1-2 specific skills that will be developed. The week will also include a bike maintenance workshop and a trail stewardship workshop.

Unlocked Potential Summer Basketball Camp

AGES: 7-15 and Grades K-1

DATES: June 3-7

LOCATION: Flagstaff Aquaplex

DESCRIPTION: Learn skill building, confidence, ball handling, shooting, moving without basketball, floor spacing, passing and defence. First three hours consist of skills and drills and competitive games. Then there is lunch, and game play for the last two hours. Friday is competition game day. Early registration March 1-May 20.

One10 Youth Basketball Camp

AGES: 7-18

DATES: July 22-26

LOCATION: Mount Elden Middle School, 3223 N Fourth St.

DESCRIPTION: Drill intensive, skill building basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-18. High level coaches with college/professional playing experience and/or years of coaching experience will push your athlete to work hard to help take their game to the next level.

Lumberjack Cross Country Camp

AGES: High School

DATES: July 17-21

LOCATION: NAU 

DESCRIPTION: For five days, you will be immersed in a training environment unlike any other: endless trails, a coaching staff with experience at every level, guest speakers with world and Olympic titles to their name, all while surrounded by three-time national cross country champions from NAU.

NAU Football Summer Camp

AGES: Current high school students and 2-4 year student-athlete prospects

DATES: Sundays, June 2, June 9 and June 16

LOCATION: NAU Fields

DESCRIPTION: Features expert instruction on drills, techniques, and skill development from Chris Ball and the entire NAU coaching staff. Designed to improve position-related skills and general knowledge.

REGISTER: Contact Camp Director Jimmy Beal at (928)-310-0023 or jimmy.beal@nau.edu

NAU Women's Basketball Camps

AGES: 7-13

DATES: June 17-20

LOCATION: NAU Rolle Activity Center

DESCRIPTION: NAU Women’s Basketball and head coach Loree Payne would like to invite all girls ages 7-13 to experience all that the beautiful Northern Arizona University Campus and Flagstaff have to offer this summer. Join staff and players for four days of fun and basketball.  This camp is designed to enhance individual skills and fundamentals of basketball in a fun atmosphere.

Arizona Nike Swim Camps

AGES: 10-18

DATES: June 2-6

LOCATION: NAU Wall Aquatic Center at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex

DESCRIPTION: Nike Swim Camps offer outstanding coaching by motivated, energetic camp directors and staff whose sole mission is to take every step possible to stimulate your love for swimming in a positive and healthy environment. Gain self-confidence through swim success, improve your stroke technique, create lasting friendships, experience campus life, have fun!

Northwestern Hockey Camp

AGES: 5-18

DATES: July 15-19

LOCATION: Jay Lively Activity Center

DESCRIPTION: On-ice daily power skating puck control, passing, shooting, contact, confidence, tactics and more depending on age group.

Lutz Running Camp

AGES: High School

DATES: July 9-July 14

LOCATION: Northern Arizona University, S San Francisco St.

DESCRIPTION: Room and board, 6 days - 5 nights, training under club, college & professional level coaches, guest speakers to include members of NAZ Elite (Hoka One One - Northern Arizona Elite), daily runs on trails where the pros train, team and individual competitions.

Rhino Lacrosse Camps

AGES: 5th-12th grade

DATES: Boys - June 2-6, Girls - June 6-9

LOCATION: Northern Arizona University, S San Francisco St.

DESCRIPTION: Overnight campers will be staying in the dorms at Northern Arizona University. All meals will be provided for overnight campers through the duration of the camp. Extended day campers will stay off site at the discretion of their guardians. Lunch and dinner will be included in camp tuition. Daily drop-off for campers is 8:45 a.m. (except Sunday) and pick-up will be 8:45 p.m. each night.

2019 Flagstaff Summer Sports Camp

AGES: For students 12-18 years of age, entering grades 7th-12th

DATES: June 29-July 2

LOCATION: NAU Campus, 1705 S San Francisco St.

DESCRIPTION: Overnight camp for athletes who want to develop their athletic skills. Outstanding instruction, skill development and intense competition prepare the camper for future athlete competition. Huddle time and the evening session prepare the student to handle life's challenges from a Christian stand point. College athletes and passionate coaches & staff lead campers for four days, three nights in Flagstaff. Sports offered for boys: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer and wrestling. Sports offered for girls: Basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball and dance. Financial aid available.

REGISTER: Contact Camp Director Jimmy Beal at (928)-310-0023 or jimmy.beal@nau.edu

Flagstaff Athletic Club Summer Camp

AGES: 4-12

DATES: May 31 - Aug. 7

LOCATION: FAC East Side, 1500 N Country Club Road

DESCRIPTION: Our camp is very active. Free time in the mornings 7:30 to 9 a.m.  At 9, campers break into their age specific groups. From 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., they have different games and activities utilizing all the area of our facility; swimming pool, gym, racquetball courts, group fitness rooms, climbing wall, indoor soccer fields, batting cages, sand volleyball courts and we also go to the nearby city park playground, hike on nearby trails and play games at the baseball fields next to our facility.  Campers swim every day for an hour in our beautiful outdoor pool. Free time again in the afternoon 4-5:30. Thursday are our optional adventure days. Campers can choose to stay at camp or go on the adventure.  Examples of adventures; Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, Bearizona, Arizona Snowbowl Sky ride, bowling, ice skating and Lake Mary for kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.

Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Camp

AGES: 6-12 and 13+

DATES: Ages 13+ will be June 3-7 and June 10-14.  Ages 6-12 will be June 17-21 and June 24-28. 

LOCATION: 2103 E Cedar Ave.

DESCRIPTION: We will be covering age appropriate self defense, martial arts weaponry, and grappling/sparring. We have full-day and half-day options available. The discounted cost of a full day camp week is $120, and normal price is $140.

REGISTER: www.sleepinglionmartialarts.com or by calling 928-214-9974.

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Team Run Flagstaff

AGES: 4th-12th grades

DATES: Tuesday (5 p.m.) and Thursdays (4 p.m.) from June 4-August 1

LOCATION: Tuesdays at the NAU outdoor track at Lumberjack Stadium; Thursdays at local trails/parks as announced to members

DESCRIPTION: Our mission is to foster enthusiasm for an active lifestyle through running. Our TRF Youth program strives to instill a love of the sport and the value of healthy choices, in a fun and encouraging community. Registration (12-months for $200 or Summer Season only $90) includes guidance, support, and direction of experienced coaches, twice-weekly practices, team gear from Under Armour, the opportunity to prepare for fall cross-country season or compete at local races if desired (not mandatory), appearances and discussions with local and visiting professional runners and coaches.

Prime Time 2019 Summer Sports Camp

AGES: 5-12 

DATES: June 3-July 12, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

LOCATION: Killip Elementary School

DESCRIPTION: Activities include basketball, flag football, soccer, whiffle ball, kickball, arts and crafts, dodgeball and other fun games. Price is $125 per week. $600 package price (full six weeks). $25 late fee pickup applies for every hour past 3 p.m. The $600 package price includes a camp shirt, experienced coaches and instructors, free breakfast and lunch and weekly prizes. $100 credit goes toward your child participating in Prime Time 2019 Summer or Fall Basketball, Flag Football or Cheerleading League. 

Prime Time Summer Basketball League

AGES: K-first grade, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th grade and middles school

DATES: Saturday Games (June 1st, 15th & 22nd. July 13th & 27th)

LOCATION: Saturday games at NAU

DESCRIPTION: Kids get to wear NBA jerseys. For questions or details please contact Dana or Lynda. Phone: 928-606-8900. 

ADVENTURE CAMPS

Mountain Adventure Camp

AGES: 5-12

DATES: June 3-July 19

LOCATION: Mountain Charter School, 311 W Cattle Drive Trail

DESCRIPTION: Mountain Adventure Camp is 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, local parks, Beaver Creek and more! Run by experienced teachers and ready to have a fun and active summer!

Grand Canyon Youth

AGES: 11-19

DATES: Upper Canyon (ages 15-19): June 12-20 and July 10-18, Lower Canyon (ages 15-19): June 19-28 and July 17-26, Cataract Canyon River Expedition (ages 17-19): July 28- August 4, Lower San Juan (ages 11-14): June 26 – July 1

LOCATION: Meet at 2131 N First St.

DESCRIPTION: 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. Financial aid is available. We have been providing exceptional multi-day outdoor learning opportunities for more than 20 years.

Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp

AGES: 8-13

DATES: June 3-7 Wild Waters, June 10-14 Adventure Seekers, June 17-21 Out of This World, June 24-28 Nature Rocks!, July 1-5 Wild Waters, July 8-12 Adventure Seekers, July 15-19 Out of This World, July 22-26 Nature Rocks!

LOCATION: Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop

DESCRIPTION: Remember the old days when kids went outside and explored? Bring those days back. Each week is limited to 20 participants, theme weeks with many field trips, an emphasis on the great outdoors. Activities include mountain biking, nature hikes, archery, fishing. Field trips include Flagstaff Extreme, The Arboretum, Slide Rock, rock climbing.

Camp Raymond High Altitude High Adventure

AGES: 14+

DATES: Sessions between June 2 - July 6

LOCATION: 7709 South Boy Scout Camp Road. Parks, AZ 86018

DESCRIPTION: Camp Raymond is the hub for thrill-seeking scouts ready for a challenge. Test your outdoor skills and knowledge tracing the footsteps of Native Americans, mountain men and pioneers while you explore canyons, mountain peaks and other wonders of northern Arizona.

ARTS CAMPS

YOUNG INVENTORS (copy)

Campers at Camp Invention watch as their robotic dogs scurry across a table top last year at Puente de Hozho in Flagstaff.

Theatrikids

AGES: 4-19

DATES: One week camps: June 17-21 Act Dance Sing Camp A (7-13 years), June 24-28 Harry Potter Camp A (4-6 years and 7-13 years), July 1-5 Aerial Arts Camp A Flagstaff Aerial Arts (ages 4-7.) July 1-5 Stage Combat Camp (ages 13-19), July 1-5 Aerial Arts Camp B at Flagstaff Aerial Arts (ages 4-7) July 8-12 Sing Camp A at Flagstaff Aerial Arts (4-7 years), July 8-12 Act Dance Sing Camp B (ages 7-13), July 8-12 Sing Camp B (ages 4-7), July 15-19 Harry Potter Camp B (4-6 years)

LOCATION: Theatrikos Theatre, 11 W Cherry Ave. and Flagstaff Aerial Arts, 1311 E Butler Ave.

DESCRIPTION: Besides the one week camps listed above, longer workshops include Les Miserables for ages 13-19 and Elle Enchanted the Musical for ages 7-13.

Workshop 1: Les Miserables, School Edition: In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing instore for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. Rehearsals begin May 13 & 14 and then meeting 2x a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6 p.m.) until school ends; then begin meeting daily (Monday-Friday) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Doris Harper-White Playhouse. Performances are June 21-23 and 28-30. Ages 13-19 years.

Workshop 2: Ella Enchanted the Musical: As a baby, Ella is given the “gift” of obedience by a misguided fairy and cannot disobey any order. Now a teenager, the strong-willed Ella must outwit her evil stepmother, escape hungry ogres and hold on to her best friend, all while getting rid of the troublesome curse and finding her own voice. Expect delightful music and plenty of girl power in this wonderfully modern and musical Cinderella story. Rehearsals July 22-26: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 29-Aug. 2: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aerial Arts); Aug. 5-6: Mon-Tues 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Aug. 12-15: Mon-Wed 4-6 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m.; Aug. 19-22: Production Week Monday–Thursday 4-7 p.m. Performances Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Ages 7-13 years.

Latin American Culture and Dance Camp

AGES: 5-11 and 12-18

DATES: July 8th-12th 9-12 am - ages 5-11, 1-4, ages 12-18

LOCATION: Puente de Hózhó School, 3401 N. 4th Street 

DESCRIPTION: Come experience Latin American culture from the countries of México, Puerto Rico, Chile, and Colombia through songs, crafts, foods, dance and Spanish language. Each day includes a dance class with Sergio Padilla, the dance instructor with Ballet Folklórico de Colores. At the end of the week, we will have a potluck and performance of the songs and dances learned throughout  the week. Cost: $150, limited partial scholarships available. Anyone in interested joining Ballet Folklórico de Colores from the camp will receive a 50% discount off the first month dues. 

Camp FALA

AGES: 6-16

DATES: June 17-21 and June 24-28

LOCATION: Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, 3401 N. Fort Valley Road

DESCRIPTION: CampFALA is a two week camp for kids ages 6-16 to experience the arts and sciences. Our workshops include dance, theatre, English, music, visual arts, as well as comics and science. CampFALA allows students to learn new skills and experiment with different mediums. All instructors are either FALA teachers or Flagstaff arts community members. Camp will be five days a week.  This year there are half day (8:30-12:00) and full day (8:30-4:00) options  Camp fees (not including $30 registration fee) are $120 half day, and $220 full day.

Up With People Jr.

AGES: 8-12

DATES: June 24-28

LOCATION: Mountain School, 311 W Cattle Drive Trail

DESCRIPTION: The international, arts-based summer camp Up with People Jr. brings together children, ages 8-12, to impact and inspire the community through education, team building, community service, the performing arts and summer camp fun. Through this unique combination of components, campers gain a sense of social responsibility, global awareness, confidence and purpose, as well as the experience of and appreciation for working cooperatively as part of a diverse group. Each camp session culminates with campers presenting a professionally produced public performance, showcasing their talents, cultures and hopes for the world.

Summer Camp KJ

AGES: 5+

DATES: June 10-14, Theater Camp (ages 5+), June 24-28, Art Camp (ages 5+), July 15-19, High Altitude Baking Camp (ages 5+), July 22-26, Culinary Art Camp (ages 8+),

LOCATION: TBD

DESCRIPTION: My name is Kristie Jones and I have run summer camps out of my home in West Flagstaff for 12 years this summer! We have several different themed camps to choose from and lots of fun in store. I have wonderful teenage counselors that I very carefully select and together we play, explore, bake, create, and basically just enjoy summertime in Flagstaff. If you would like detailed information on a particular camp, please email me.

Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU

AGES: Grades 7-13

DATES: Junior Session: June 16 – 22 (entering grade 7 – 9 in fall 2019)

Senior Session: June 23 – July 6 (entering grade 9 – 13 in fall 2019)

LOCATION: NAU Performing Arts Building 37, 1115 S Knoles Drive

DESCRIPTION: Middle and high school students experience college life and studies paired with fun summer camp games, activities, outings, and the mentorship of camp counselors and staff. All staff, faculty, and counselors are musicians providing a 24/7 music connection. Instructional emphasis is on instrumental and vocal instruction in ensembles and master classes.

NAU Community Music and Dance Academy

AGES: 4-18 and adults

DATES: June 3-Aug. 24

LOCATION: NAU Performing Arts Building 37, 1115 S Knoles Drive

DESCRIPTION: Music and dance classes and lessons are available for students of all abilities. Ages 4 years old through adults. Classes priced at $12 per hour. Package registration required. We offer private lessons for any instrument, any ability, for all ages. Join us for a week long string workshops. Ages 6-18 years can take ballet, hip hop, jazz, fusion, or contemporary dance classes that culminate in a performance at the Coconino County Fair. Learn about different countries through dance and activities in our Dance Around The World classes for ages 5-9 years old. Explore your love of dance in an adult ballet class. Take a look at our additional class offerings and join us this summer in exploring your music and dance passion.

Creative Spirits Creative Kids Summer Camp

AGES: 5-13

DATES: June 24-28 and July 8-12

LOCATION: Creative Spirits Studio Location, 605 W Riordan Road

DESCRIPTION: Campers will learn about various artists during this year’s camps, including Picasso, Renoir, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Dali, Chihuly, daVinci, Mondrian, Matisse, Van Gogh, Warhol and Monet. We’ll explore different types of art and children will sketch; paint with watercolor and acrylic mediums; tie-dye; use chalk pastels; learn to blend and tint/shade; and create many different crafts and art projects using techniques like pop art, mixed media, alcohol ink, mosaic and mandala patterns.

We’ll be painting with brushes of course, but also sponges, Q-tips, water balloons, and spray bottles. We’ll be painting upside down, and even with our feet! We have some great indoor and outdoor play activities planned.

To keep the two weeks distinctly different, we will offer some items in the first week only, and some in the second week only.

Big Kids Rock Summer Camp!

AGES: 5-8

DATES: July 8-12

LOCATION: Jay Lively Activity Center, 1650 N Turquoise Drive

DESCRIPTION: Join us for a week of musical fun as we explore songs, music activities and games, instrument making, basic music theory concepts, and music from around the world. We’ll meet in the activity room of the Jay Lively Activity Center from 9 a.m.-noon. Camp price includes a camp t-shirt. Space limited!

Momentum Aerial Youth Aerial Camps

AGES: 6-17

DATES: June 3-7 (ages 6-8), June 10-14 (ages 9-11), June 17-21 (ages 12-17)

Funtown Circus Camp (Stilt walking, juggling, unicycle, hula hooping, aerial dance, acrobalance, and circus-themed arts and crafts), July 1-19 (ages 6-14)

LOCATION: Momentum Aerial, 1802 West Kaibab Lane #170

DESCRIPTION: Momentum’s Youth Aerial Intensives are week-long camps that focus on teaching students proper technique and artistry in Silks, Trapeze, Lyra and Pole. These camps are age appropriate and welcoming of all types of children. No prior experience needed. Daily camps run from 9 a.m.-noon. There is a daily parent viewing time from 11:30 a.m.-noon where kids can show their parents their awesome new aerial skills. Daily aftercare is available and scheduled upon request. Aftercare includes art and nature activities. 

Canyon Dance Academy Camps

AGES: 3-6, 11-18

DATES: June 10-29

LOCATION: Canyon Dance Academy, 2812 North Izabel Street

DESCRIPTION: Prince and Princess Camps for ages 3-6. Dancing, games, dress up, stories, snacks and more! 

Camp A June 10-13, Camp B June 17-20, Camp C July 8-11, 9-11:30 am, $99 per dancer per camp. 

Summer Dance Intensive June 26-29, ages 11-18. Cost: $300/dancer. Jazz, ballet, modern by guest teachers, Cynthia Ahlers, Danielle Borg-James, TJ Chavez, and Rachael Haug of CaZo Dance Company.

Young Authors Camp

AGES: 4th – 8th grade

DATES: July 8-12

LOCATION: NAU’s College of Arts and Letters, 317 W Tormey Avenue Drive

DESCRIPTION: For those students with a love of the written word, NAU’s College of Arts and Letters offers an incredible summer experience. The Northern Arizona Young Authors Project gives students in fourth through eighth grades a safe environment to express themselves and develop their talents with students who share their creative abilities. In a supportive, small group setting, instructors will help students share their work and learn to edit and publish stories. It’s a format designed to encourage and fuel creativity while learning about every aspect of writing.

The camp experience includes: daily writing workshops, activities to activate the imagination, journal writing, instruction on specific writing styles, art projects to complement and draw out students’ writing such as creating their own superhero and using digital media to enhance their writing, activities that help create a safe and productive environment for creative minds such as journal, poetry writing, and writing marathons.

RELIGIOUS CAMPS

Coding Camp

Dulce Chariez, 9, left, and Treigh Atkins, 7, right, work to design computer games using basic coding language at the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Ready Set Code summer youth program Friday morning.

Camp Canyon - Jewish Outdoor Adventure

AGES: Ages 2-4, Ages 5-12

DATES: July 9 - Aug. 2

LOCATION: Molly Blank Jewish Community Center, 930 W University Ave.

DESCRIPTION: From pine-filled forests to majestic mountain peaks, Camp Canyon lets our kids discover the adventures that so many visitors seek, while exploring the timeless beauty of their Jewish heritage.

ROAR Vacation Bible School

AGES: Preschool – 8th grade

DATES: June 10-14

LOCATION: The Salvation Army, 507 N Humphreys St.

DESCRIPTION: Don’t miss our summer’s mane event! Join us each day to experience a variety of activities! Dinner is provided.

Vacation Bible School

AGES: Grades K-12

DATES: July 15-18

LOCATION: El Nathan Camp, 3910 E El Paso Drive

DESCRIPTION: The Garden Christian Fellowship, from Southern California, has been running a Vacation Bible School in Leupp on the Navajo Reservation and Flagstaff for over two decades, completely free of charge and open to children grades K-12. Free lunch is provided each day.

Vacation Bible School

AGES: Grades Kindergarten – rising 7th

DATES: June 24-27 from 6-8:30 p.m. & June 30 from 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

LOCATION: First Southern Baptist Church, 951 N Switzer Canyon Drive

DESCRIPTION: Come join us for the mane event of summer! June 24-27 from 6-8:30 p.m. Our Vacation Bible School is free and fun – 4 nights of music, games, snacks, crafts, learning about missions, and bible story time! On Sunday, June 30 we’ll have VBS for kids at 9:45 a.m. (during Bible Study time) and then kids will be in the spotlight for our 11 a.m. worship service as they sing and share in front of their parents. Stick around after worship service for a BBQ lunch, awards presentation and slime the pastor!

Registration begins March 31, 2019 and all who pre-register will receive a fun gift! 

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