AZFamily Summer Camp Guide 2023

Looking for a Phoenix-area summer camp for your kids? Arizona’s Family is your guide to a fun and educational summer!
Check out our list of best summer camp options for your family this year!
Check out our list of best summer camp options for your family this year!(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published: Apr. 17, 2023 at 7:21 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 21, 2023 at 12:34 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona families are gearing up for summer and many parents will be sending their kids off to summer camp! From dance to basketball to arts & crafts, there are hundreds of fun camps all over the Valley.

Arizona’s Family is working to compile a list of summer camps to help parents find the best camp for their little ones.

Look for stories on Good Morning Arizona this April and continue to check out our growing list. We’ll add camps each day we feature them on our show!

AZ Soccer Lab

Ian Schwartz went out to AZ Soccer Lab

If soccer is more up your family’s alley, these Soccer summer camps run from May 29 to June 30. We caught up with AZ Soccer Lab in their new facility in north Scottsdale.

Sunshine Sunflower Studio

There's more to use than just paper and canvasses.

It’s already time to start planning for summer camps! Weekly camps are held beginning June 5 - July 21 at Sunshine Sunflower. Join certified K-12 teachers, for a week long art camp making memories and masterpieces this summer! Children will engage in STEAM projects and explore a variety of art mediums creating projects such as clay sculptures, painting on canvas, paint your own pottery, drawing, and more related our weekly themes.

Mavrix & Octane

Engineering For Kids is a locally owned franchise that has been running camps in the Phoenix area for almost a decade.

Engineering For Kids is a locally owned franchise that has been running camps in the Phoenix area for almost a decade, with camps at Octane for almost as long. Octane camp ages are 9-14, Mavrix is 6-9. Other camps’ ages are 4-7, and 8-14. Weeks of camp are May 30th through the week of July 31st.

Dance 101

Learn new styles of dance & have fun at this Tempe camp, where all ages and levels are welcome. Summer sessions run for four weeks and classes will meet twice a week for a total of 8 classes. Classes will be either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. Saturday classes will only meet once a week for four weeks. Our Dance 101 Summer Camp is Mon-Fri from 9 am-12 pm. Sign up for just one day or all five! Students will enjoy dancing, crafts, games, movies, and more all based on the week’s theme! Our camp is open to dancers ages 3-10 from all backgrounds! Bring water and a snack!

Phoenix Zoo

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at the Zoo? Campers will come behind the scenes with us as we explore a week in the life of caring for our many animals. Through science experiments, games, hikes throughout our trails and up-close animal encounters, campers will get to learn all about the various jobs at our Zoo, and how our work with the animals goes beyond Zoo grounds and into conservation projects around the world! Every grade will get the opportunity to explore a unique role at the Zoo that will take them on backstage tours and to places you don’t get to see on a typical Zoo day!

Phoenix Theatre Company

Kids interested in acting and performing should consider the various programs the Phoenix Theatre Company is offering this year.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Camps at this Museum are a fun and educational experience that includes special presenters, hands-on learning and the opportunity for campers to develop friendships, strengthen social skills and connections, and exercise creativity.

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Our summer camp series continues with the Phoenix Conservatory of Music. Great organization and amazing summer camps at no charge! Camp space is limited for the younger ones but still lots of openings for 14-17.

Craft Kids

Craft Kids is hosting a summer camp this year from mid-June toward the end of July.

Craft Kids is accepting campers for this upcoming summer! Camp sessions begin in mid-June and end in late July. Sessions cost $299 each, but there is a discount when a sibling signs up as well.