Scottsdale Moms Summer Camp Recommendations!


[updated from a previous version]

Spring break is over, so you know what that means! Summer is right around the corner and we should start planning our camp schedules before the kids are out from school with NOTHING to do.

My camp philosophy? Try all the things! During the school year, if my kids ask to add a particular activity to their packed schedule, I make a note to put it on the camp list. What better time to try a new sport or interest than during summer break? You can find a camp for almost any hobby, sport or activity that your kids throw your way. My kids are already talking about what camps they would like to try this summer! We will try out a week, then add more weeks if they LOVE it.

Here are my picks for best summer camps based on interest. These are camps that my children have tried out themselves or we have heard great things from friends.

As with all things in these times, camp availability and options can change quickly. We have no way of knowing what this summer will look like… please check with each business to see what they are offering.

Best All Inclusive Camps

Children’s Museum of Phoenix {three floors full of activities and free time to keep the kids having fun}

Best Sports Camps

AZ on the Rocks {the camp mixes all different types of sports, rock climbing, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga and more}

Camp Hubbard {keep them busy with a variety of sports} 

Ice Den Skating Summer Lessons {only time you or the kids have a chance to be cold this summer}

Parkour Camp {fun way to burn off that extra energy}

Sportball Camp {half-day sports camp that introduces children to two new sports a day}

Best Science & Arts Camps

Codakid {way better than the kids playing Minecraft at home all summer}

As You Wish Pottery {a great value and you get a hand painted souvenir}

Carrie Curran {perfect for that budding artist}

Primrose Adventure Camp {engineering design challenges, field trips & more}

Scottsdale Artists’ School {love this program}

Best Cooking Camps

Sweet Basil {this is one camp I would really like to attend too}

Sur La Table {the science of cooking for kids}

Best Theater/Performing/Musical Camps

Desert Stages {three different productions planned}

Conservatory of Dance {musical theater and princess camps available}

Best 5 and under Camps

Little Gym {different theme each week}

JCC Preschool Camp {they have a few different camps for all ages}

KidsPark {need a break for me-time at Starbucks or a Costco run, KidsPark to the rescue!}

Other Ideas

Arizona Science Center Camp {we heard great things about this camp}

Arizona Animal Welfare League {great way to learn about animals}

It’s All About Etiquette {teach your kids some great life skills}

Tranquility Trails’ Bunny Camp {this is a dream come true for my kids, playing with bunnies}

Friendly Pines {best sleepaway camp…..the kids get to play in nature for a week or more}

Coyote Camp {who wouldn’t want to go to this camp, your child gets to hang out at a Valley resort all day}

Also take a look at the Ultimate Summer Camp Guide at Phoenix Moms for more inspiration!

Any other great Arizona camps we should add to the list? Do you have a favorite we should try out? Please leave your recommendations in the comments. 



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