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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SUMMER in Tucson- What will your kids be doing?

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Arizona Youth University (AYU) ~ Experience the University of Arizona summer camp program. Partnering with UA units and departments, our summer enrichment programs offer stimulating day and overnight camps that provide students with the rare opportunity to explore future academic and career paths while learning within an exciting university environment. The overnight camp experience will provide your child with supervised activities to introduce them to life at the University of Arizona.  Download the brochure! 
AYU Camps cover diverse and enriching topics such as Chinese Star Chinese language and culture camp; Minecraft Designers; App Attack and many more! Download the brochure and schedule HERE. Camps take place on the University of Arizona Campus, unless otherwise indicated.
Schedule:  Dates, times and lengths of camps vary by camp topic and session. Camps run throughout the summer in 1-2 week sessions with half-day, full-day and overnight camps available. Full schedule can be found HERE. ayu.arizona.edu or contact us at ayu@life.arizona.edu or (520)626-6179.

Axé Capoeira Tucson  ~ Axé Capoeira Tucson is hosting a Summer Camp for kids ages 6 & up! Featuring Kid’s Capoeira and Kid’s Zumba. June1-5. Half day option: (9am - Noon) Includes a kids capoeira class and a kids Zumba class, a healthy snack, fun lessons about nutrition, geography, culture, and history, and lots of games! Full day option: (9am - 3pm) Includes a kids capoeira class and a kids Zumba class, two healthy snacks, fun lessons about nutrition, geography, culture, and history, a fun craft to take home, Brazilian music and dance classes, and lots of fun games! Things for the child to bring: water bottle with name on it, sack lunch with name on it (full day option only), tennis shoes, active clothing. We provide: healthy morning snack, healthy afternoon snack and craft to take home (full day option only), and loads of fun! Pricing: Half day: $35/day per kid; $150 for full week; Full day: $55/day per kid; $200 for full week. Family discount: 10% discount for siblings. Call 520-903-8866 or emaillori.marie.culberson@gmail.com for more information or to register.

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

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 

Drum and Drummer School SummerRockCamp

Last year’s SUMMER CAMP was so successful that were are more than TRIPLING it this year! Open to 3rd grade thru High school students who want to learn to ROCK OUT! Drums, Bass, Guitar ,Piano & Vocals as well as recording sessions and live jams will all be a part of this year’s camp. A live performance at the end of each week will be the culmination of all the fun and hard work of the participants. Snacks and lunch will be included each day. Max of 25 students/ week Camp #1 6/8 – 6/12: 9:00a – 12:30p Age 8-12
Camp #2 6/15 – 6/19- 9:00a - 3:00p Age 13+ Camp #2 6/15 – 6/19- 9:00a - 3:00p Age 13+ Older students can enroll for either Camp 2 alone or Camp 2 .& 3 (not Camp 3 alone.) Camp 1 = $185.00 (+$25 for non D&D) Camp 2 = $260.00 (+$25 for non D&D) Camp 2 & 3 = $470.00 (+$25 for non D&D) The emphasis of these three weeks is to have fun learning to play in group ensembles in rock, funk jazz and other styles. Previous playing experience is recommended. Bring your guitar or bass and small amp.
www.thedrumanddrummer.com 520-396-3663

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona ~ has an amazing, empowering, and energetic summer planned for girls. Camps are offered to all girls ages 5-18. You don’t have to be in a troop. We are offering day camp and resident camp as well as a variety of specialty camps. We have something for every girl this summer! Dates vary, options begin May 26 and go through July 20th Prices vary, scholarships availableVisit www.girlscoutssoaz.org/camp

Humane Society of Southern Arizona ~ Dog Days in the Desert 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, including kittens, and several smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and ball pythons. Pet VIP therapy dogs will also be onsite for daily socialization.  At the finalization of the four day program participants will celebrate in a fun recognition party. 3 age groups 6-8, 9-11 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  Contact Inge ikoopmanleyva@hssaz.org  520.321.3704, ext. 142

Kids Unlimited Kids Unlimited is a non-profit 501(c)3 performing group for children and teens that has been a part of the Tucson community for almost 30 years. Kids Unlimited is committed to providing a safe stage for all who love to perform.  This summer we have preschool camps ($100) running 9 am to 12 pm during select weeks, Performing Arts camps for children, and regular ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and break dancing classes running throughout the summer. Please check our website for more information and to register www.kustars.com Facebook page HERE Our address is 6066 N Oracle Rd. Phone number is 520-293-1225.

Live Theatre Workshop ~Live Theatre Workshops summer camps are a one week music, acting, dancing, and technical theatre experience.  Each camp is a week-long 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 range from 6-18. Please visit our website to find the week for your students age group. http://livetheatreworkshopeducation.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4653 For more information on summer camps or camp availability please e-mail Amanda Gremel at amanda.g@livetheatreworkshop.org or call 520-327-0160

Music and Dance Academy Camps ~ Discover your music and dance talents this summer! The Academy offers flexible music and dance lessons, classes and one week camps for all ages and all abilities all summer long. Call or stop by to enroll 
Catalina Foothills (520) 327-2303 4811 East Sunrise Dr.
 Oro Valley (520) 219-9950 7954 North Oracle Rd 
You can also contact them on-line and to check out all of the offerings year round HERE

Mini Time Machine Museum of MiniaturesclubHOUSE 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 about clubHOUSE and The Mini Museum's week-long morning camps, including a list of themes and projects can be found athttp://www.theminitimemachine.org/summer

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.

Playformance ~Join Playformance this summer for Tucson's most dynamic and engaging summer camp! Children ages kindergarten through eighth grade connect and grow through our active and engaging camp day. Playformance offers a great variety of physical play and activities suitable for children of all temperaments and athletic inclination. There is no better way for your child to spend the summer then playing and learning at Playformance! Camp schedules are flexible and you can create your own custom schedule. Sign up for a day, a week, or an entire summer! 
Contact:info@playformancetucson.com 520-271-1445

Troubadour TheatreTroubadour Theatre Camp--Troubadour offers day camps in acting, musical theatre, music, and art.  Theatre students take part in all aspects of a full production, including acting, costume design, scenic painting, and more. Troubadour offers five summer camp sessions for different age groups from ages 5-18 in June and July.  All camps end with a performance. Camps at Khalsa School at 3244 E Camden St troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com  Theatre: 520-401-4833   www.troubadourtheatre.com

Tucson Botanical Gardens ~Plant Power Summer Camp! Plants Play a major role in our everyday lives.  Join the Gardens for a week-long exploration of the relationship between humans and plants.  Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature at a tranquil setting in the heart of Tucson.  $150/$175 non-members.  Session 1: Grades 1-3June 1-5, 8am to 4 p.m. each day. Session 2: Grades 4-6June 15-19, 8am to 4 p.m. each day.  https://www.tucsonbotanical.org/education/youth-education/plant-power-summer-camp-2015/

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