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2019 Guide to Summer Camps In + Around Flagstaff

It’s time to start thinking about those summer plans for your kids! This guide has something for everyone! We encourage you to work through this list and contact those camps you are interested in – many have already opened registration. Let’s make it a great summer, Flagstaff mamas! 

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Up With People, Jr.

The international, arts-based summer camp Up with People Jr. brings together children, ages 8-12, to impact and inspire the community through education, team building, community service, the performing arts and summer camp fun. Through this unique combination of components, campers gain a sense of social responsibility, global awareness, confidence and purpose, as well as the experience of and appreciation for working cooperatively as part of a diverse group. Each camp session culminates with campers presenting a professionally produced public performance, showcasing their talents, cultures and hopes for the world. Designed to mirror the mission and message of the international Up with People program, Up With People Jr. shows address topics such as diversity, international awareness and personal identity.

The Flagstaff program is headed by Up with People Jr. Site Director Michelle Galloway, an alumna of Up with People“The spirit of Up With People to empower youth to be socially active and treat others equally was instilled deeply in me,” Michelle said. “I can’t wait to share my experience and enthusiasm with the children of Northern Arizona.”  

This year’s camp will be help at Mountain School in the Flagstaff neighborhood of Ponderosa Trails! 

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 24-28, 2019 | Ages 8-12

ROAR Vacation Bible School

Don’t miss our summer’s mane event! Join us each day to experience a variety of activities! Dinner is provided.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 10th – 14th, 2019 | Pre-K – 8th Grade

Flagstaff Challenger International Soccer Camps

This soccer camp will provide a number of new elements in the curriculum that will reflect the global nature of soccer today. Challenger Sports has taken the best coaching methodologies & practices from the UK, Brazil, Spain and more to give your child the best experience on and off the field. Our International coaching staff will use world-renowned coaching techniques to accelerate the learning process of young players and bring their soccer skills to the next level! Each camper will receive a FREE soccer ball, camp t-shirt, evaluation + more.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 3rd – 7th & June 17th – 21st | 3 – 14 Years Old

Summer Camp KJ

My name is Kristie Jones and I have run summer camps out of my home in West Flagstaff for 12 years this summer! We have several different themed camps to choose from and lots of fun in store! I have wonderful teenage counselors that I very carefully select and together we play, explore, bake, create, and basically just enjoy summertime in Flagstaff! If you would like detailed information on a particular camp, please email me! 

Contact and to Register :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 10-14, Theater Camp, ages 5 and up, 9am to 1pm, $180
June 24-28, Art Camp, ages 5 and up, 9am to 1pm, $220 for the week, or $50 a day
July 15-19, High Altitude Baking Camp, ages 5 and up, 9am to 2pm, $250 for the week or $60 a day
July 22-26, Culinary Art Camp, ages 8 and up, 9am to 1pm, $220 for the week or $55 a day

IWANNACLIMBALOT INDOOR CAMPS

The Iwannaclimbalot camps are for climbers ages 4-13. The camps are 5 days long, Monday- Friday, 8:30 am-Noon. No experience required! These camps are for all skill levels. Climbers learn how to set and achieve goals, develop climbing skills, increase strength, flexibility and endurance, meet other climbers their age and improve overall fitness. Plus, climbing is fun!  

Contact :: [email protected] 

Dates + Ages

Ages 4-8:
June 10-14
June 24-28
July 15-19
July 29-August 2

Ages 9-13:
June 3-7
June 17-21
July 8-12
July 22-26

OUTDOOR CLIMBING CAMPS

The Rock Trip camps are for climbers ages 11-17. The camps are 5 days long, Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. Climbers are taught a variety of climbing skills from basic rope work and movement to advanced anchor building. Climbers are also educated on local ecology, geology and environmental ethics including Leave No Trace. This camp is for all skill levels. There is no experience necessary. The week will include some indoor climbing but mainly outdoor climbing at Flagstaff’s local climbing areas.

Contact :: [email protected] 

Dates + Ages

Ages 11-17

June 10-14

June 24-28

July 15-19

July 22-26 (Advanced Rock Trip – Ask for more details!)

July 29-August 2 

NAU Volleyball Camp

This summer you can pick between two individual camps or come with your high school team. We offer a wide variety of options between our camps to guarantee there is a camp for you! NAU Volleyball Camps strive to give our campers an insight to what it really takes to be a college volleyball athlete. The camps provide skill development to many ages, whether you are a beginner or a skilled and experienced player. The NAU Volleyball staff’s goal is to create an engaging and exciting environment for campers to learn and polish their skills, strategies, and game.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

Ages 10-18

Skills Camp: July 13-15

High School Team Camp: July 16-18

Advanced Camp: July 19-21

Flagstaff Family YMCA Summer Day Camp

Every camp includes traditional activities such as weekly themed games, field trips, environmental education, crafts, songs, skits, and water activities including swimming.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

5 *-12 years old ( recommended campers have completed Kinder)

June 3 – August 7
Monday – Friday (closed 7/4/2019)
7:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU

Middle and high school students experience college life and studies paired with fun summer camp games, activities, outings, and the mentorship of camp counselors and staff. All staff, faculty, and counselors are musicians providing a 24/7 music connection. Instructional emphasis is on instrumental and vocal instruction in ensembles and master classes.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

Junior Session: June 16 – 22 (entering grade 7 – 9 in fall 2019)
Resident Camper: $750
Commuter Camper: $500

Senior Session: June 23 – July 6 (entering grade 9 – 13 in fall 2019)
Resident Camper: $1500
Commuter Camper: $1000

All prices include all taxes and fees. Prices do not include optional add-on features, field trips or lessons.

NAU Community Music and Dance Academy

Music and dance classes and lessons are available for students of all abilities. Ages 4 years old through adults. Classes priced at $12 per hour. Package registration required. We offer private lessons for any instrument, any ability, for all ages. Join us for a week long string workshops. Ages 6-18 years can take ballet, hip hop, jazz, fusion, or contemporary dance classes that culminate in a performance at the Coconino County Fair. Learn about different countries through dance and activities in our Dance Around The World classes for ages 5-9 years old. Explore your love of dance in an adult ballet class. Take a look at our additional class offerings and join us this summer in exploring your music and dance passion.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 3 through August 24 | 4 -18 and adults

Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids

Lowell Observatory is proud to offer Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKs). These hands-on day camps offer kids the opportunity to learn about STEM through activities such as science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more. There are currently three camps offered, LOCKs: Preschool, LOCKs: Elementary School, and LOCKs: Middle School.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

6 – 14 years old

June 17-21
June 24-28
July 15-19
July 22-26

Grand Canyon Youth

Come feel the exhilaration of whitewater, hike through ancient canyons, challenge yourself, make new friends, and explore the Southwest! You will build relationships with youth from across the nation. Financial aid is available. We have been providing exceptional multi-day outdoor learning opportunities for over 20 years.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

Partners in Science, Grand Canyon River Expedition, ages 15-19: Upper Canyon June 12-20, 2019. Lower Canyon June 19-28, 2019. Upper Canyon July 10-18, 2019. Lower Canyon July 17-26, 2019. 
Canyon Discovery, Cataract Canyon River Expedition, ages 17-19: July 28- August 4, 2019
Middle School Adventure, Lower San Juan, ages 11-14: June 26 – July 1, 2019

Creative Spirits Creative Kids Summer Camp 2019

Campers will learn about various artists during this year’s camps, including Picasso, Renoir, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Dali, Chihuly, daVinci, Mondrian, Matisse, Van Gogh, Warhol and Monet. We’ll explore different types of art and children will sketch; paint with watercolor and acrylic mediums; tie-dye; use chalk pastels; learn to blend and tint/shade; and create many different crafts and art projects using techniques like pop art, mixed media, alcohol ink, mosaic and mandala patterns.
We’ll be painting with brushes of course, but also sponges, Q-tips, water balloons, and spray bottles. We’ll be painting upside down, and even with our feet! We have some great indoor and outdoor play activities planned.
To keep the two weeks distinctly different, we will offer some items in the first week only, and some in the second week only.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

5-8 and 9-13 year old sessions

June 24-28 and July 8-12
Ages 5-8 9 a.m. to noon
Ages 9-13 1-5 p.m.

$165/participant

 

Flagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) Summer Camp

FLYRS Summer Camp is coming! This June, your 7-14-year-old can spend a fun-filled week riding their mountain bike, improving their confidence and skills on trails, playing cycle-themed games, and engaging in STEAM activities related to biking. For our full-day camps, formal camp activities begin at 8:30am and end at 4pm, and each day will include 2-4 hours of riding, and 1-2 specific skills that will be developed. The week will also include a bike maintenance workshop and a trail stewardship workshop.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

7 – 14 years old

Week #1 (full day camp 8:30am-4:00pm): June 10-14

Week #2 (full day camp 8:30am-4:00pm): June 17-21

Week #3 (half-day camp 9:00am-12:30pm): June 24-28

The Arboretum at Flagstaff’s Eco-Explorers Summer Camp

Eco-Explorers Summer Camps are nature-based, experiential, STEAM-centered camps for your young explorer. Quality educators, excellent curricula, age-specific groups, and positive outdoor experiences make for the best summer camp ever. Your child will love exploring nature with us!

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 10 – July 26 | 4-11

Mountain Adventure Camp

Mountain Adventure Camp is an active camp where we enjoy experiences in the great outdoors. We go on field trips every day including the Lava Tubes, biking, West Fork, hiking around Flagstaff, local parks, Beaver Creek and more! Run by experienced teachers and ready to have a fun and active summer!

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

June 3 – July 19, 8:30-4:30 | 5 – 11

 

EXPLORING ARIZONA’S WATERSHEDS

We are looking for 12 adventurous students who are interested in learning about Arizona’s watersheds, how they are used as natural resources, the recreational opportunities they provide, and action needed to preserve them. During the five days, we will be exploring Northern Arizona through day trips to Lake Powell, Lee’s Ferry, Oak Creek, Verde River, and McHood Reservoir. Expect to record your adventure through a field journal filled with facts and art!  Each day will start at 7am and end between 5-6pm. For course continuity and success, students are expected to attend the entire five days and pay the fee of $420. We are looking forward to exploring Northern Arizona with your student this summer!

Contact ::  Tony Cola at [email protected] or Stephanie Jackson at [email protected]

Dates + Ages

 June 13 – June 17, 7:00 am – 5:00 or 6:00 pm | Students who have completed grades 6-8 are eligible.

Vacation Bible School by The Garden Christian Fellowship

The Garden Christian Fellowship, from Southern California, has been running a Vacation Bible School in Leupp on the Navajo Reservation and Flagstaff for over two decades, completely free of charge and open to children grades k-12. The Flagstaff VBS will be held at El Nathan Camp 3910 E El Paso Dr, Flagstaff from Monday, July 15-Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 9am-12:30pm. For questions, or to register, please email Sheila Hammer at [email protected]. Free lunch is provided each day.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

K-12th Grade

Mon, July 15 – Thurs, July 18, 2019
9am – 12:30pm

Big Kids Rock Summer Camp!

Join us for a week of musical fun as we explore songs, music activities and games, instrument making, basic music theory concepts, and music from around the world! We’ll meet in the activity room of the Jay Lively Activity Center from 9 AM-Noon. Camp price includes a camp t-shirt. Space Limited!

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

5-8 years old | July 8-12

Momentum Aerial Youth Aerial Camps

Momentum’s Youth Aerial Intensives are week-long camps that focus on teaching students proper technique and artistry in Silks, Trapeze, Lyra and Pole. These camps are age appropriate and welcoming of all types of children. No prior experience needed. Daily camps run from 9am-12pm. There is a daily parent viewing time from 11:30-12pm where kids can show their parents their awesome new aerial skills! Daily aftercare is available and scheduled upon request. Aftercare includes art and nature activities. 

All of Momentum Aerial’s camps focus on cultivating self-esteem, friendship, healthy body image and other important life skills like hard work and the importance of practice. Momentum Aerial is a woman-owned local Flagstaff business with a passion and dedication to our art form and building a strong creative community.

Contact ::[email protected]

Dates + Ages

Youth Aerial Intensives (lyra, trapeze, pole and silks) 
June 3-7 (ages 6-8)
June 10-14 (ages 9-11) 
June 17-21 (ages 12-17)

Funtown Circus Camp (Stilt walking, juggling, unicycle, hula hooping, aerial dance, acrobalance, and circus-themed arts and crafts) 
July 1-19 (ages 6-14)

Vacation Bible School: First Southern Baptist Church of Flagstaff

Come join us for the mane event of summer! June 24th-27th from 6:90-8:30pm. Our Vacation Bible School is FREE and fun – 4 nights of music, games, snacks, crafts, learning about missions, and bible story time! On Sunday, June 30th we’ll have VBS for kids at 9:45am (during Bible Study time) and then kids will be in the spotlight for our 11:00am worship service as they sing and share in front of their parents. Stick around after worship service for a BBQ lunch, awards presentation and SLIME THE PASTOR!! 

Registration begins March 31, 2019 and all who pre-register will receive a fun gift! 

Contact ::Catherine Highley at (609) 858-4720

Dates + Ages

Kindergarten through completed 6th grade

June 24th-27th from 6:00-8:30pm & June 30th from 9:45am-2pm

Camp Girls On The Run

Throughout the week, girls will have fun exploring friendships with activities designed to discover what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend to others. Girls will build, create, write, discuss, connect, and laugh all while participating in games and activities that will leave them feeling confident and appreciated by their teammates.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

 For girls who will be in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in fall 2019

June 17- June 21, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm

 

CampFALA

CampFALA is a two week camp for kids ages 6-16 to experience the arts and sciences. Our workshops include dance, theatre, English, music, visual arts, as well as comics and science. CampFALA allows students to learn new skills and experiment with different mediums. All instructors are either FALA teachers or Flagstaff arts community members.

CampFALA dates this year are June 17th-21st and June 24-28th. Camp will be five days a week. This year there are half day (8:30-12:00) and full day (8:30-4:00) options Camp fees (not including $30 registration fee) are $120 half day, and $220 full day.

For more information please visit the CampFALA website.

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

Ages 6 – 16

June 17 – 21
June 24 – 28

 

Tinkergarten

With Tinkergarten®, kids develop and grow through outdoor play-based learning classes
and activities. We believe that independent exploration and well-designed play-based
activities are the keys to developing a host of important capabilities, including self reliance,
creativity, leadership and problem solving. Our expert-designed classes help kids ages 18
months–8 years and their families and care-givers learn and develop the skills that matter most, while enjoying fun, engaging
experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces. 
Come join us this summer for one special week of learning and growing together!

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

18 mo – 8 yrs | June 24-28, 2019

 

NAU Centennial Forest Environmental Education Camp

The Junior Forester Academy strives to “nurture the love in nature” in kids 9-10 years old. The NAU Centennial Forest invites campers to engage in hands-on lessons about bugs, trees, wilderness survival, and forest fires – all while making new friends! Activities include orienteering, making walking sticks, tie-dying camp shirts and learning to measure biodiversity and squirrel habitat. The curriculum is geared towards learning while having fun in the forest. One highlight of the week is the annual “Bioblitz” where kids work with scientists to discover and identify every living organism they can find on our 120 acre forest. Campers enjoy staying overnight on NAU’s research forest in large canvas tents with up to 6 of their fellow campers and one adult counselor. Staff are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified (adult to child ratio of 1:7) and we host a maximum of 28 campers each week. Please join us this summer for Nature, Science and Fun on the NAU Forest!

The Senior Forester Academy strives to “nurture the love in nature” in kids 11-12 years old. The NAU Centennial Forest invites campers to engage in hands-on lessons about wildlife, trees, conservation, and forest research – all while making new friends! Activities include surveying for local birds, practicing primitive skills, and identifying native plants. The curriculum is geared towards learning while having fun in the forest. One highlight of the week is a discovery hike into the West Clear Creek Wilderness riparian area. During the visit we practice Leave No Trace principles, investigate local birds and cool off in the creek with our friends. Campers enjoy staying overnight on NAU’s research forest in large canvas tents with up to 6 of their fellow campers and one adult counselor. Staff are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified (adult to child ratio of 1:7) and we host a maximum of 28 campers each week. Join us this summer for Nature, Science and Fun on the NAU Forest!

The Outdoor Leadership Academy strives to “nurture the love in nature” in kids 13-14 years old. The NAU Centennial Forest invites campers to engage in hands-on lessons about wildlife, forests, conservation, and leadership – all while making new friends! The curriculum is geared towards practicing Leave No Trace principles and teaching others how to be good environmental stewards. Teens will interact with conservation professionals while visiting the TNC Hart Prairie Nature Preserve, USGS Fish Research Lab, and the Fossil Creek Wilderness Area. Campers work in teams to create a conservation commercial that will be “world premiered” on the last day of camp. Participants stay overnight on NAU’s research forest in large canvas tents with up to 6 of their fellow campers and one adult counselor. Staff are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified (adult to child ratio of 1:7) and we host a maximum of 28 campers each week. Join us this summer for Nature, Science and Fun on the NAU Forest!

Contact :: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

JFA: 9-10 years old. SFA: 11-12 years old. OLA: 13+ years old

Junior Forester Academy (JFA): June 10-14
Senior Forester Academy (SFA): June 17-21
Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA): June 24-28

 

Tennis Summer Sessions

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Classes are composed of 15 minutes of warmup/skill building, 30 minutes working on tennis skills, and wrapping up with 15 mins of tennis games. Classes are offered for 6 to 9-year-olds on Fridays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and for 10 to 13-year-olds from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Sessions last four weeks. The summer sessions are a great way to introduce your child to a sport they can play for life. Tennis is also a great way for your child to learn to grow, mature, and be independent while getting exercise and developing motor skills. If you cannot make a Friday class, makeup classes are offered on Saturday’s which follow a camp day, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

 Ages 6 – 13

Session 1:
Friday, June 7, 2019 – Friday, June 28, 2019
Session 2:
Friday, July 12, 2019 – Friday, August 2, 2019

 

Latin American Culture and Dance Camp

Ballet Folklórico de Colores is hosting a Spanish language, culture and dance camp with an emphasis on the following countries: México, Puerto Rico, Chile and Colombia. The morning session (9am-12pm) is for ages 5-11 and the afternoon (1pm-4pm) is for 12-18 year olds. The cost is $150 and some partial scholarships are available. The camp is taught by native Spanish speakers and supervised by certified teachers. Camp location is at Puente de Hózhó School, 3401 N. 4th Street. Come join the fun!

Contact: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

July 8th-12th, 2019 | 5-11, 12-18

Flagstaff Gymnastics

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A unique opportunity to LEARN and have FUN! 
USAG Gymnastics Instruction
American Red Cross swim lessons at NAU
LEGO Engineering 
Spanish classes

Contact: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

Ages 4-10

Session 1 June 3-14
Session 2 June 17-28
Session 3 July 1-5 
Session 4 July 8-19
Session 5 July 22- Aug 2
Session 6 Aug 5-9

 

Flagstaff Equestrian Center’s Horse Camp

Each day the campers ride twice in a formal group riding lesson, as well as a trail ride or mounted games. Students learn and participate in fun hands-on horse care activities such as bathing, hoof/leg care, feed/nutrition all geared to their age/ability level. They are grouped according to their level so while no experience is necessary, it’s a great camp for both beginner and intermediate riders. We also offer a separate Advanced Summer camp for our more experienced riders.

We also include Pizza Party Fridays, trail rides and weekly demonstrations by our veterinarian team or Pro-level riders. 

Contact: Katie Fox
Flagstaff Equestrian Center
928.266.0911

Dates + Ages

Monday – Friday 8am – 1pm. Sessions run the last week of May, each week of June as well as select weeks in July. See our websiteflagstaffequestriancenter.com for details!

Ages 7-12 for beginner/intermediate students. No experience necessary. Advanced camps are also available.

 

Kally V's Softball Clinic

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This is the 3rd year of Kally V’s Softball Clinics and this year we even have an EXCLUSIVE pitching and catching clinic in JUNE too on Friday the 14th and the 21st at Fox Glenn Park (softball) from 9:30a to 11:30a!!  
So many great things will be taught here along with great Coaches with years of coaching experience and College ball playing experiences from the JC level to D1 level!
Not to mention the new Mentors that will be joining our coaching staff as well!  Here the girls will be working on the fundamentals of softball as well as learning how to play from the ground up!

Contact: [email protected] 

Dates + Ages

Every TUES and WED @ Fox Glenn Park (SOFTBALL Fields) from 9:30am to 11:30am.  Then my exclusive Pitching and Catching Clinic in JUNE Friday the 14th and 21st from 9:30a to 11:30a same place. 

 

 

Spanish Camp

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 Experience Flagstaff’s Basque culture by visiting a sheep farm and hiking to an abandoned sheep corrals on the Peaks. Delve into Spain’s fascinating gypsy culture and learn the dance of Flamenco. We will examine and question the traditional sport of bull fighting replicating la corrida by playing flag football. We will create art in the style of the famous Spanish artist, Gaudí. Finally, we will be cooking and eating, ending the week with a Tapas (appetizer) Party!

Contact: [email protected]

Dates + Ages

AGES: 7-12

DATES: July 29-Aug. 2