Prescott Area Summer Camp Ideas for 2016*

Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.

Sport Camps:

If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.

Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA

Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA

Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA

Academic Camps/Classes:

Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.

Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!

Nature Camps:

Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)

All Children in the Woods

The Arts:

These places have had theater camps in the past: Prescott Center for the Arts and Footlight Productions (with Fusion of Movement)

Other Summer Fun Ideas:

A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:

  • Harkins Summer Movie Series
  • Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
  • Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
  • The Spot, a Children’s Museum
  • Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
  • Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
  • Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
  • Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)

I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!

* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. prescotthshub@gmail.com 

Thank you!

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Bearizona Homeschool Day

Bearizona is doing their $5.00 (Homeschool Day) this Friday, Sept 11. Price would be $5 for each kid and $5 for the first adult with each additional adult would be full price. You will need a copy of your affidavit or homeschool ID card or AFHE card for your children showing that you are homeschooling to get that discount.
Bearizona is a wildlife park featuring North American animals in a natural environment. There are three ways to enjoy Bearizona, all of which are included in your admission fee:

SPIN IT: Drive-thru adventure-Visitors experience a scenic three-mile drive in their own vehicle or coach witnessing North American animals in their natural environment.

STROLL IT: Fort Bearizona-In this area guests leisurely stroll through the forest along winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of baby and smaller animals. There is plenty to do and see within the fort walls. Explore the kindergarten bear den to catch a glimpse of juvenile bears in their cave. Interact with their mini farm animals in the Fort Bearizona Barnyard. Make your way through their mine shaft exhibit which houses nocturnal animals as well as some creepy crawly critters

SOAR IT: High Country Raptors Free Flight Show-Feel the breeze as their amazing birds of prey skim directly overhead during this incredible show. Visitors come face-to-face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. Programs also include “on-the-fist” and training demonstrations, all with narrative on natural history, conservation, and other interesting facts.

DAILY SHOW TIMES FOR THE BIRD SHOW: March-December Only (Bird show times are subject to change)

-11:00 am
-1:00 pm
-3:00 pm

Animals you will see at the park:

-Bison
-Black Bear
-Dall Sheep
-Big Horn Sheep
-Mountain Goat
-Arctic Wolf
-Gray Wolf
-Hawks
-Owls
-Falcons

Location:

Bearizona
1500 E. Rt. 66, Williams Arizona, 86046
928-635-2289

Website:

http://bearizona.com/

September Zoo Field Trip

Heritage Park Zoo

Rabbits

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In this class, students will learn about rabbits and get to meet a baby one.

Time:            Monday, September 15, 2014,  12:30 – 1:30

Cost:                        $4.50 per child

$7.50 per adult

All members of the zoo are $5.00 per family

Please RSVP by September 13, 2014.

Katy Gifford

520-360-4540 – cell

katyzkav@yahoo.com

Each month we will do a tour or an on-site program at the zoo. If you have topics you would like discussed, please let me know so that I can work something out with their Education Coordinator. I will need to know the topic at the beginning of the month.

May Zoo Field Trip–Aquatic Reptiles

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Heritage Park Zoo

Aquatic Reptiles

In this class, students will learn about aquatic reptiles and get to meet some.

Time:            Monday, May 19, 2014

12:30 – 1:30

Cost:             $4.50 per child

$7.50 per adult

All members of the zoo are $5.00 per family

Please RSVP by May 17, 2014.

Katy Gifford

520-360-4540 – cell

katyzkav@yahoo.com

Each month we will do a tour or an on-site program at the zoo. If you have topics you would like discussed, please let me know so that I can work something out with their Education Coordinator. I will need to know the topic at the beginning of the month.

March Zoo Field Trip–Meet the Hedgehog!

Hedgehog

Heritage Park Zoo

Hedgehog

In this class, students will learn about hedgehogs and get to meet one.

Time:            Monday, March 17, 2014; 12:30 – 1:30

Cost:              $4.50 per child

$7.50 per adult

All members of the zoo are $5.00 per family

Please RSVP by March 15, 2014.

Katy Gifford

520-360-4540 – cell

katyzkav@yahoo.com

Each month we will do a tour or an on-site program at the zoo. If you have topics you would like discussed, please let me know so that I can work something out with their Education Coordinator. I will need to know the topic at the beginning of the month.

December Zoo Field Trip

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Marsupials

In this class, students will learn marsupials and get to meet one.

Time:            December 18, 2013, 12:30 – 1:30

Cost:              $4.50 per child

$7.50 per adult

All members of the zoo are $5.00 per family

Please RSVP by December 16, 2013

Katy Gifford

katyzkav@yahoo.com

Each month we will do a tour or an on-site program at the zoo. If you have topics you would like discussed, please let me know so that I can work something out with their Education Coordinator. I will need to know the topic at the beginning of the month.

November Zoo Field Trip

I wanted to let you know that the next field trip will be on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:30.

Currently, I am waiting on a topic. My contact is working with the handlers to see which animal and what we will be discussing.

I will keep you updated.

Katy Gifford

Please email her if you plan on attending: katyzkav@yahoo.com