SMB Guide to Surviving Summer {2019}


We are so excited you found the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 7th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles!

We use this Guide as reference when planning the week ahead, or when we are feeling stuck in our homes wondering


We truly do love living in Arizona and want to make sure that you know what local moms really do to handle the extreme heat! We believe that when we put our heads together and share our tried and true Mom-Wisdom, it makes life richer for our families and our community.

In this guide, you will find over 35 articles all hand-picked to help you survive summer! There is everything from summer recipes, tips & tricks, travel tips, indoor activities and more.

We couldn’t do what we do without our sponsors! Thank you to the following businesses for continuing to support SMB, our Guide to Surviving Summer and our community of readers.

SMB Sponsored 

iD Tech Camp

At iD Tech, students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, design Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cyber security, and more!

Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18).

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Call 1-888-709-8324

OdySea Aquarium

Registration for OdySea Aquarium’s Camp Ocean, an indoor summer camp for Grades K through 8, is now open. Tailored for young explorers, animal lovers and budding marine biologists, OdySea Aquarium’s summer camps are held weekdays in June and July and offer full and half day options as well as after-camp child care!

OdySea Aquarium
9500 Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Primrose Adventure Camp

Experience the excitement of Primrose Adventure Club where imaginations are free to run wild. Get ready for engineering design challenges, discoveries, outdoor exploration and more. It’s going to be one epic summer. 

Fun for ages 5-10!

Flexible schedules, onsite splash pad, field trips to Arizona Science Center, Pump It Up, Harkins and more. 

10120 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Give your child(ren) a summer packed with hands-on learning and fun! Each unique camp week includes games and activities designed to cultivate the minds and muscles of children ages 5-8. Campers will also have plenty of time to play within all three floors of the Museum’s imaginative exhibits. Here they’ll build confidence and self-esteem, make friends and lasting memories. Extended care available.

Summer Camp Dates:
June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2

215 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Things to do/ Places to go/ Surviving Summer in AZ

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