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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tucson Summer Activities Guide 2014

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ACT 1 Academy of Performing Arts ~
3 weeks: June 2-21, shows Friday, 20th, Sat 21st Full day: 9am-4pm (FREE early drop off 8am and late pick-up 5:30 pm for working parents) $445 Daily classes in dance, voice, acting and stage craft IN ADDITION to rehearsal and materialsThis is a workshop/camp of an original new musical. Those selected will  work with professional staff from NYC and LA, Broadway performer, director Cheryl- Ann Rossi and participate in creative changes. Placement by audition (But no worries, the audition will be  a fun free workshop) AUDITION DATES:  Friday, April 18, 6pm, Saturday, April 19th, 1-3pm, Saturday, May  17th, 1-3pm$10 discount for all campers for mentioning Arizona Families plus $100 DISCOUNT FOR TEEN BOYS AGES 12-17!For information and registration call: 520-477-8377 Or email: act1academy@gmail.com www.act1academyofperformingarts.com

Arizona On Stage~
The Frozen Summer Camp's session will be divided by age: 6-9, 10-13, limited to 20 campers. It will be held at the new space of the comedy troupe, Not Burned Out, Just Unscrewed,3244 E Speedway Blvd (across from The Loft theater) from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, June 2-13 and June 16-27. Children will be working with professional actors, singers and choreographers as they learn songs, scenes, dances, character, costumes and set to showcase our performance at the end of camp for parents and friends, an original musical production based on the songs of the hit animated movie Frozen. Snacks will be provided, but campers are responsible for bringing lunch. Tuition is $450

Arizona Youth University (AYU) ~
is a program of the University of Arizona Residence Life. AYU is an educational summer enrichment program for children in grades K-12. Camps are offered in partnership with a variety of UA campus departments and third-party vendors, bringing together outstanding campus resources, stimulating programs, and elementary, middle and high school students excited about the possibility of exploring future academic and career options. AYU offers an exciting selection of camps and workshops every summer! This summer, we are expanding the AYU camp experience! We are offering an overnight camp as an additional option for selected camps. This overnight camp experience will provide your child with supervised activities to introduce them to life at the University of Arizona.Register online at ayu.arizona.edu or contact us at ayu@life.arizona.edu or (520)626-6179.

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange~
Offers Amazing Free Summer Activities for Chidren and Families all summer long that ends in a Back to School Party at each location! 3 Locations in Tucson grant, Ina and Speedway.For more information:http://bookmans.com/events

Broadway Camp~
Cut loose this summer as Broadway Camp presents the hit musical, Footloose!  At Broadway Camp you will spend 3 weeks rehearsing, learning lines, singing, dancing and performing in the hit musical, Footloose.   Along with being in the cast, campers will be helping with everything from assistant directing and choreography, to set/costume design and stage managing. Ages 12-19 and ages 15-20 for Tech camp! www.broadway-camp.com

Creative Juice The Juicebox: A Summer Camp for Kids. 
Have a budding young artist at home? Need a cool, creative alternative for the hot summer days in Tucson? We have the place for you!Explore a different art form each week through a variety of mediums and techniques!Days and Times:  Camps are available in one week increments. Half day sessions from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All materials are included in the camp cost. Cost is $150/week per session, $275 full day, (10% discount for siblings)Ages:  Open to ages 5-13 Extended Care:  Extended care is available. Registration:  All registration is done through our website,www.creativejuiceartbar.com or by calling 271-5023

 These kids shouldn't be allowed to have so much fun!
Each day the kids learn more about acting, singing and dance, teamwork and what it takes (hard work and fun!) to put on a show!  The kids have high-energy, full days (9am-5pm) while they learn performing arts skills.  Our goal is to help instill self-confidence and self-esteem throughout the process.
Come join the CYT Family this summer!  Ages 5-7 and 7-12 

Humane Society of Southern Arizona 
Dog Days of Summer Camps - These fun and instructive four day programs utilize classroom activities, individual and group projects, arts and crafts, guest speakers and hands-on animal interaction to teach children about animal care and their humane responsibility towards animals. A large part of the daily curriculum will include foster care of Humane Society shelter animals, particularly puppies, kittens, and several smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils. At the finalization of the four day program participants will celebrate in a fun recognition party. 3 age groups 5-7, 8-11 and 12-14. Location and Address: HSSA Companions for Life Center, 3465 East Kleindale Rd. Regular registration: $225.00.Register online at www.hssaz.org/dogdays  Contact Inge ikoopmanleyva@hssaz.org  520.321.3704, ext. 142

There are sessions for babies 0-18 months, 18 mo-4 yrs, 3-5 yr olds and 5-7 year-olds. 10% off siblings in different classes. Larger discount for siblings in same class as posted.Musical Steps has been awarded the Maestro program for the past 5 years as one of the top 5% of programs world-wide. Come find out why! Call Mary with any questions!520- 885-3362 Musical Steps Academy at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church www.kindermusikwithmary.com

Kids Unlimited  
A non-profit 501(c)(3) performing group for children and teens that has been a part of the Tucson community for over 25 years. The primary purpose of providing Tucson youth with an opportunity to exhibit their individualism through the performing arts, Kids Unlimited is committed to providing a safe stage for all of those who love to perform. This summer we have summer camps, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday workshops. We have our preschool camps that are $100 from 9am to 12 pm and ages 3-6, we also have our 7-12 year old camps which run from 9 am to 4 pm for $200.  Please check our website for more information and to register  www.kustars.comFacebook page HERE Our address is 6066 N Oracle Rd. Phone number is 520-293-1225.

Live Theatre Workshop
Live Theatre Workshops summer camps are one week music, theatre, dancing, and technical theatre experience.  Camps are arranged by age and grade level-all skill levels are welcome. All of our instructors are trained to introduce and teach in a way that makes the entire experience fun and educational in a safe and low-pressure environment. While students will be very busy learning lines, acting, singing, dancing, building sets, and producing their play; there is plenty of time for acting improvisation and theatre games. Our goal here at LTW is to focus on the process of the putting together a production. We feel all students should understand what it takes to put on a show from start to finish with a focus on teamwork, personal responsibility, and thinking outside of the box. Ages 6-18 in different groups.For more information on summer camps or camp availability please e-mail Amanda Gremel at livetheatreworkshop@gmail.comor call 520-327-0160 http://livetheatreworkshopeducation.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4653

Maker House Camps ~
 One week camps running from June 21- July 22. Themes such as Musical Instrument Design, Game Design, Electronics, and Drawing/Painting. Ages 7-15. Daily 8am-6pm. Please see all the information:http://makerhouse.org/summer-camps/ email camps@makerhouse.org

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
clubHOUSE is a daily, drop-in afternoon program for kids ages 5-12 at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Parents can drop the kids off to make miniature arts and crafts, play games and practice yoga and gymnastics! Each day, kids will complete a small miniature project that they can take home. Activities change daily with the week’s theme.Complete details, including a list of daily themes can be found here:http://www.theminitimemachine.org/summercamp

Pima County Public Library 
Summer Reading Program offers a free activities to encourage summertime reading. There are prizes and all kinds of fun things to do at all the branches around Pima County.  Check out what each branch has to offer HERE.

Tucson Botanical Gardens  
Plant Power Summer Camps!  Join Tucson Botanical Gardens for a week-long exploration of human interactions with plants. Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature in a tranquil setting in the heart of Tucson. Grades 1-6 $120/ $145 non-members Camp 1: June 9-13, 8am-4pm each day Camp 2: July 7-11, 8am-4pm each day Ask about after-care options. Additional fee required.
Tucson Parks and Recreation will be offering American Red Cross group swim lessons for children 6 mo - 17 years in June and July! Only $15 for a 2 week session, 4 sessions will be offered! Times and days vary by pool. View our program guide at www.TucsonAZ.gov/ParksandRec on page 8 for more information. 
Registration begins April 27th.

 Tucson Museum of Art
DRAW, PAINT, SCULPT, COLLAGE, PRINT, AND MORE! Children ages 5–13 will discover culture and art from around the world. Experiences will inspire them to create original works of art in a variety of gallery and studio activities. (Classes broken into three age groups: 5–7, 8–10, and 11–13.) Weekly morning (8:30–11:30 am) and afternoon (12:30–3:30 pm) sessions, with aftercare available (3:30–5:00 pm). Prices start at $100 for Museum members; $155 for non–members per session; $20 aftercare. For information about classes and registration, visit TucsonMuseumofArt.org, email Education@TucsonMuseumofArt.org, or call 520–624–2333.

UA Fusion Camps
This summer, stay sharp with UA Fusion Camps at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. From June 2 to July 25, campers entering grades K-6 can choose from nine different themed camps ranging from science and exploration all the way to history and art. Visit uafusion.arizona.edu for more details and to register your child for an educational, fun-filled week of camp!

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