Summer Camps for Ages 5-18! Open for Registration!


Summer Camps 2023 - Build new skills and make new friends while having fun this summer!

Maricopa Community Colleges is pleased to offer weekly summer camps for students ages 5-18 with interests in STEM, music, history, language, culinary arts, gardening, woodworking, animals, and more! 

Full-day, half-day, and virtual options are available.



Kids College at Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ
(623) 935-8077

Estrella Mountain Community College’s Kid & Teen College Program offers a variety of fun educational opportunities for your kiddo(s)/teen(s)! By participating in classes, your child can learn skills and hobbies to prepare them for the future. Many classes are taught by experts: Culinary, AutoCAD & 3D printing, woodworking, gardening & animals, Sign Language, Spanish, Arabic, & STEM, and much more!

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DISCOVER Summer Camp at GateWay Community College

GateWay Community College now offers a dynamic summer camp experience for children ages 5 (finished with Kindergarten) to 12 years old. Your child will have the opportunity to experience nine weeks of excitement through crafts, field trips, and themed activities. Each week children will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities that will help them create memories to last a lifetime. Call (602) 286-8130 or email for more information. Breakfast, lunch, two snacks, and field trips are included in the weekly cost. 

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

WHERE: Main Building | MA1100 N/S 

PRICE: $200 per week (includes breakfast, lunch & snacks) +  $10 T-shirt Fee + $10 Registration Fee  

Week 1: Amazing Animals

May 29-June 2

Throughout the week, campers will learn about desert animals, bio-mimicry, weird and unusual creatures, and prehistoric life! Children will explore animal habitats, the types of foods they eat and learn how we can help take care of them. We will take a field trip to the Phoenix Zoo where children will have the opportunity to see real animals and learn how zoos help animals stay healthy and safe. 

Week 2: All About Arizona

June 5-9

Throughout the week, campers will learn about desert animals that are native to Arizona, famous Arizona destinations, and all of the things that happen in the desert. Children will explore nature, take virtual visits to popular landmarks and learn how to be good stewards of the climate and state we live in. We will take a field trip to the Arizona Herpetological Society and explore an assortment of reptiles and how we can keep them and ourselves safe.

Week 3: Out of This World

June 12-16

Throughout the week, campers will learn all about outer space, how it was formed, and how our solar system works. Children will explore the planets in our solar system, take a look at past and current NASA research and complete tons of art and activities to help them connect outer space to real-life experiences. We will take a field trip to the Earth and Space Expedition Center. There, children will experience outer space in a whole new way and have the opportunity to see the stars in the planetarium. 

Week 4: The Power of STEAM

June 19-23

Join us for a week dedicated to the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Campers will conduct experiments, create art pieces, engineer their own modern marvels, and more! To enhance their experiences, children will take a field trip to the Arizona Science Center. 

Week 5: Around the World

June 26-July 30

Join us as we travel around the world and visit different countries where many of us find our family origins. Each day we will visit a different country, explore food, experience cultural crafts, and learn about fun historical facts. We will take a field trip to the Musical Instrument Museum and learn about music and instruments from all over the world.

Week 6: Dino Discovery

July 5-8

This week, campers will learn about an assortment of dinosaurs, what they are, and where they lived. We will explore virtual dino digs, learn about all the places where dinosaurs have been excavated, and participate in crafts and activities to connect learning to real-life experiences. We will take a field trip to Pangea: Land of the Dinosaurs where the children will get to see life-size dinosaur replicas, and participate in excavation and exploration all while learning about each type of dinosaur and why it was important. 

Week 7: Community Service

July 10-14

Community, equity, and equality are current conversations happening around our country. Campers will have the opportunity to collect information about services they care about, learn how other children created their own community service initiatives, and find ways to participate in those projects. We will go on a field trip to Feed My Starving Children to learn about children around the world who are suffering from food insecurity and pack them nutritious meals. 

Week 8: Kids in the Kitchen

July 17-21

This week will be an awesome week of baking exploration. Campers will learn about kitchen and food safety, baking techniques, cupcake decorating, and food presentation, and engage in a cupcake baking challenge judged by special guest judges. During the week, we will have visits from assorted chefs and bakers to learn how to cook something new.

Week 9: Healthy and Active for the School Year

July 24-28

Phoenix is the perfect place to engage in an assortment of athletic and sporting activities. Throughout the week, children will have an opportunity to explore an assortment of physical activities indoors and out while also learning about how to keep your body healthy and safe. We will take a field trip to a local trampoline park where we will have an end-of-summer party while we participate in activities that exert energy and help us to stay active.


Paradise Valley Community College Summer Dance Conservatory

Credits: 2.0, $85 per credit, for ages 16 and up. Scholarships available!
DAN 290AB-15729

June 5 - June 29, 2023

An intensive course focusing on the theory and practice of dance technique including, but not limited to, ballet, hip hop, modern jazz, improvisation, stretching and dance performance. Study of repertory and development of movement quality and Performance skills. Students will participate in an informal classroom showing on June 29, 2023.

The Summer Dance Conservatory is for students ages 16 and up, but students below 16 can sign up with a parent.

Credits: 2.0, $85 per credit, for ages 16 and up. Scholarships available!

9-9:50A M151 Studio Theater Stretching/BodyWork Improvisation
10-11:20A M151 Studio Theater Contemporary Ballet
11:30-12:20P Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30-1:50P M151 Studio Theater Jazz Hip Hop
2-3:00P M151 Studio Theater Dance Performance I Dance Performance II

To register go to or call (602) 787-7000

For more information please contact Sonia Valle at
(602) 787-6808


PVCC Union Hills
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

M151 Studio Theater (location)


Kids College at Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College
9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 423-6000

Crack the Rack Cyber Experience

June 5-8 or June 12-15  |  9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  $125

Gain experience and have fun exploring cybersecurity. Hands-on work will prepare you for the fun Crack the Rack activity. Must be in 8th-12th grade.

Flute Camp

June 5-8  |  8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  |  $125

Rehearse music to keep skills over the break. Practice sight reading skills, learn best prac­tices for auditions and more. Must be in 7th grade and above.

High School Strings Camp

June 12-15 and June 20-23  |  12 p.m.-3 p.m.  |  $220

Improve your performances and prepare for Regional and All-State excerpts. Violin, Cello, Bass, and Viola. Must be in 9th-12th grade.

Middle School Strings Camp

June 12-15 and June 20-23 | 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | $220

Advance your musical skill level by focusing on technique. Violin, Cello, Bass, and Viola. Must be in 5th-8th grade.

Intro to Interior Design Technology

June 12-15  |  9 a.m.-4 p.m.  |  $220

Bring your ideas to life through technology! Learn how to use cutting-edge programs like SketchUp or AutoCAD. Must be at least 16 years old.

DIY: Computer Build Class

June 20-23  |  9 a.m.-1 p.m.  |  $225

Learn computer hardware, electronics, operating systems, binary code, storage, memory, networking, security, Linus, and how to trouble­shoot computer problems. Class is limited to 20 participants. Must be in 8th-12th grade.

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Summer Camps at South Mountain Community College

South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ
(602) 243-8000

The Ultimate Technology Summer Camp

Session 1: June 5-8
Session 2: June 12-15

Optional second week for campers: June 20-23 

Monday-Thursday | 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Grades 8-10  |  $250  |  Scholarships available 

Focused on STEM, this in-person summer camp provides one week (4 days) of structured activities, and introduces students to hands-on RaspberryPi activities. Campers will: 

  • Receive 1 CIS credit hour
  • Experience assembling a computer
  • Learn basic block coding with Scratch
  • Gain exposure to text-based programming with Python

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The Ultimate History Summer Camp

June 12-15  |  8 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  $25 

This four-day in-person camp will engage incoming high school juniors and seniors around community history, research, and archiving. Learn about the South Phoenix community, increase your research abilities, and engage with friends and family about favorite memories. Your story is part of history!Includes breakfast and lunch.

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