While Phoenix has loads of day camps the traditional sleepaway camps are a little few and far between. We have rounded up the best for a variety of experiences that offer specific adventure and skills training, as well as the ever-popular traditional summer camps with their long lists of exciting activities.
This ACA accredited camp is affiliated with the Episcopal diocese whose policy is to give every child the opportunity to attend camp, so need-based financial aid is available. There are three camps: ABC (with a parent attending), and Mini Camp (independent) over 4 days for grades K to 3; Children’s Camp for grades 3-6; Youth Camp for grades 6 to 12; and W.I.L.D. Camp for grades 9-12. Camps may involve backpacking, water carnivals, swimming, games, adventures, kayaking, zip-lining, leadership and devotionals. Activities vary per age group.
When: June 3 to July 8, 2018
Contact: 928-445-3499 or Toll-Free: 877-445-3499. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Children’s and Youth Camp $390. Wild Camp $425. All these are for one week. ABC $231 and Mini Camp $175. (4 days)
Northern Arizona University invites youngsters aged 9 to 16 to learn about environmental stewardship and forest health as well as having a wonderful camp experience. After their session campers will see their world and their role in forest ethics in a new light. They’ll be doing orienting, hiking nature trails, logger Olympics, studying plants, learning about bugs in wood and more, having fun helping the camp cook prepare meals in the rustic kitchen, and playing lots of games. The campsite is 15 minutes southwest of Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest. Surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine forest in the northern U.S. campers will see wildlife during the day and stargaze in the evenings while socializing around the campfire.
Where: Coconino National Forest- Forest service Rd 533 (a map and full directions are provided on their website).
Call Cheryl Miller for additional directions on 928-523-6727 or cell 928-853-5886
When: June 5 to August 11, 2018
Cost: $150 per one week camp; full and partial scholarships may be available on application.