Gilbert summer camp guide 2022

Kids Camp
Higley USD hosts a Kids Camp in the summer. (Courtesy Higley USD)

Higley USD hosts a Kids Camp in the summer. (Courtesy Higley USD)

Parents looking for camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the Gilbert area. This list is not comprehensive.

Gilbert Center Stage Academy camps include vocal training, singing activities, acting coaching, improv activities, casting and scripting, theater jazz choreography, end-of-week production.

Ages: 5-16

Dates: June 6-25

Cost: $170 (ages 5-6), $215 (ages 7-16)


(ARTS)

2335 S. Lindsay Road, Ste. 102-A, Gilbert

480-466-0642

https://centerstage.academy


Dragon Camp will feature daily martial arts and weapons training, animal-theme days, a field trip to Bowlero and a water day finale.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: June 6-10 and June 26-July 1

Cost: $250

(SPORTS) (DAY)

Gilbert Defense Arts

1094 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 107, Gilbert

480-855-7586

https://gilbertmartialarts.com/summercamp


Engineering for Kids Phoenix Metro is holding STEAM summer camps on various topics from nutrition science to astronomy camp. Full-day, half-day, weekly sessions and extended care are available.

Grades: K-9

Dates: May 31-July 29

Cost: Prices vary by session, starting at $165 weekly

(ACADEMIC)

Quartz Hill Elementary

680 S Quartz St, Gilbert

Main Event Gilbert

1735 S. Santan Village Parkway

480-757-1281

www.engineeringforkids.com/phoenix-metro/programs/camps

Higley USD Kids Camp provides quality care that is designed to highlight creative expression and promote physical and social development. Registration opens at the end of April.

Ages: 3 (potty trained)-12

Dates: June 1-July 22, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Cost: $40 daily (DAY)

Centennial Elementary

3507 S. Ranch House Parkway

480-279-7055

www.husd.org/kidsclub


Kindercamp keeps a low staff-to-student ratio with specialized instructors for the many age-appropriate activities that will be offered to keep the child’s body active and mind stimulated throughout the summer. Every week each campus will have a special theme, water day, and an in-house field trip.

Ages: 3-5 (toilet trained)

Dates: June 2-July 20

Cost: $50 registration, $40 per day, $180 per week

(DAY)

Spectrum Elementary School

2846 Spectrum Way, Gilbert

Oak Tree Elementary School

505 W Houston Ave, Gilbert

Augusta Ranch Elementary

9430 E Neville Ave, Mesa

Highland Park Elementary

230 N Cole Dr, Gilbert

Finley Farms Elementary

375 S Columbus Dr, Gilbert

480-892-9089

https://gilbertschools.ce.eleyo.com


Learn, Engage, Achieve and Progress into Summer Fun, or LEAP into Summer Fun, is the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley's version of the state's AZ OnTrack Summer program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. It will feature variety of interactive experiences focused on academics, recreation, sports, arts and sciences. There will be games, technology labs, STEM activities and civic engagement.

Ages: 5-18

Dates: May 31-July 22

Cost: Free

(ACADEMIC) (DAY)

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley Gilbert Branch

44 N. Oak St., Gilbert


602-954-8182

www.bcgaz.org/summerfun


The Phoenix Suns basketball camp provide boys and girls one-on-one instruction in a safe, positive atmosphere to learn about the game, hone skills and learn tips and tricks.

Ages: 6-17

Dates: June 20-24

Cost: $350

(SPORTS)

Williams Field High School

2076 S. Higley Road, Gilbert

602-594-2267

www.nba.com/suns/kids/jr-suns-basketball-camps


School of Rock music camps range from beginner camps to intermediate and advanced sessions. The camps include performance boot camps, artist-themed camps, songwriting and recording and more. Most music camps end with the campers performing a live show.

Ages: 7-18

Dates: May 30-July 29

Cost: $500 per session

(ARTS) (DAY)

885 E. Warner Road, Gilbert

480-632-7625

www.schoolofrock.com/music-camps


Six Pixels Studios East Valley/Phoenix will hold weeklong camps this summer for moviemaking, YouTube creation or a creative mixer.

Ages: 7-13

Dates: May 31-July 15

Cost: $240-$315 depending on session

(ARTS) (DAY)

McQueen Park Activity Center

510 N. Horne St., Gilbert

Power Ranch Residential Community Clubhouse

4444 E. Havencrest Drive, Gilbert

Southeast Regional Library

775 N. Greenfield, Gilbert

248-345-5424

https://sixpixelstudios.com/east-valley-phoenix

https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/gilbertaz


USA Youth Fitness Summer Camp is planned with daily nonstop activities in the gym. Camp includes a variety of activities throughout the day and week like trampoline, dance, obstacle courses, group games, special guests, weekly themes and more.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: May 30-July 22

Cost: Starting at $65 per day

(SPORTS) (DAY)

USA Youth Fitness Center

1530 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert

480-926-1480


https://usagymaz.com/kids-camp

VIK (Very Important Kids) summer campers will get to go on one field trip and swim day per week. While on campus they will participate in many activities that will encourage learning, friendships, team building, and keeping active in a fun hands-on group setting. Campers will explore science, arts and crafts, active games/ sports, cooking, team building, computers, free play and more.

Grades: 1st-5th

Dates: June 2-July 20

Cost: $50 registration, $40 per day, $180 per week

(DAY)

Spectrum Elementary School

2846 Spectrum Way, Gilbert

Oak Tree Elementary School

505 W Houston Ave, Gilbert

Augusta Ranch Elementary

9430 E Neville Ave, Mesa

Highland Park Elementary

230 N Cole Dr, Gilbert

Finley Farms Elementary

375 S Columbus Dr, Gilbert

480-892-9089

https://gilbertschools.ce.eleyo.com


The Zone for tweens and teens has activities that include age-appropriate sports/active games, cooking classes, team building, team and individual challenges, iron chef, arts and crafts, computers, and more.

Grades: 6th-8th

Dates: June 2-July 20

Cost: $50 registration, $40 per day, $180 per week

(DAY)

Mesquite Junior High School

130 W. Mesquite St., Gilbert

480-892-9089

https://gilbertschools.ce.eleyo.com


Worth the drive

Camp Not-A-Wheeze
helps children with moderate to severe asthma learn effective asthma management skills. It provides recreational activities including horseback riding, music, hiking, arts & crafts, and more. The activities allow children to exercise control over their disease and learn to lead active lives while learning to successfully manage their chronic illness.

Ages: 7-14

Dates: June 5-11

Cost: $650

(OVERNIGHT)

Heber, AZ

602-336-6575

https://campnotawheeze.org
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.