Summer Programs For Kids In Arizona

Camp Shane has horseback riding for kids.

Arizona’s summer programs have a large range of activities that appeal to kids. The Raising Arizona Kids magazine says that summer camps help kids develop social skills and stay active. Many camps are co-ed and promote physical activities, but they also have activities like board games for kids. The best programs for kids depend on kids’ interests, physical strengths and location.

Nike Baseball Camp

Kids who love baseball will enjoy the Nike Baseball Camp summer program. The camp is for kids ages ten to eighteen years old. Kids train at Embry–Riddle University and overnight campers stay in the dorms. No matter what the kids’ skill levels are, kids get plenty of practice and guidance over the course of five days. Experienced coaches teach in classes of ten or less students. Kids are separated into different ability groups and learn about nutrition and college baseball. Both the overnight program and day program campers get a Nike shirt. All campers should bring proper equipment, including a bat and helmet.

Embry-Riddle University

3700 Willow Creek Road

Prescott, AZ 86301


SKORE Summer Day Camps

Shaping Kids thru Organized Recreation & Education (SKORE) camps are for kids who are in kindergarten through sixth grade. Kids can attend during the day or reside at the camp for two months. Camp is open every weekday. The physical activities include basketball, baseball, swimming, and soccer. Other activities include a weird science class, board games and an arts and crafts class. All staff members go through background checks and receive first aid training. Discounts are available for siblings and kids who register early. You can fill out the registration form and check out the class schedule online.

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SKORE Summer Day Camps

Gilbert Arts Academy

862 E. Elliot Road

Gilbert, AZ 85234


Camp Shane Arizona

At Camp Shane Arizona, campers lose weight by doing fun physical activities. Activities include basketball, volleyball and swimming. It is the longest running co-ed weight loss camp in the country. Kids lose weight in a safe, medically supervised environment with a menu designed by a pediatrician. Boys ages seven to nineteen and girls ages seven to seventeen can attend and all campers receive a weight management plan so they can maintain the weight loss after the summer. The camp has been featured on many news programs and is certified by the National Camp Association.

Camp Shane Arizona

1000 Orme Road

Mayer, AZ 86333