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Summer plans don’t have to be learning-free. Check out this list of educational camps you’ll likely want to share with students and parents. Help keep scholastic momentum going and encourage your students to keep learning this summer. Share the links below with parents in your educational community

Apr 13, 2016

Summer plans don’t have to be learning-free. Check out this list of educational camps you’ll likely want to share with students and parents.


Help keep scholastic momentum going and encourage your students to keep learning this summer. Share the links below with parents in your educational community so they can find an instructive summer camp that’s best for their student.

  1. The Arizona Science Center’s Camp Innovation offers opportunities for students, ages 3-14. Camp specifics vary with age and cost, but all have an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Camp Innovation will inspire and engage curious minds, helping campers develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.



  1. Arizona State University hosts summer programs for students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade. There are a variety of subject-themed camps, some of which include a focus on fitness, technology, and literacy.



  1. Creative Kids Academy welcomes kids, ages 8-16, to learn about coding and game design. Sessions are capped at 25 students and are led by certified and fingerprinted, Arizona schoolteachers.



  1. Grand Canyon University’s STEM Summer Camps are geared toward high school students looking to learn more about a variety of STEM careers. At the culmination, participants will share their projects at a special dinner and showcase.



  1. Improv Day Camps at the Torch Theatre encourages kids, ages 5-17, to bring imagination to life, get a taste of improvisation and learn how to integrate improvisational elements into comedy. Students will have fun while sharpening their focus, confidence, critical thinking, positive communication, collaboration, and creativity.



  1. Northern Arizona University Summer Youth Programs are available to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Participants in these camps will participate in daily activities and have the chance to partake in exciting field trips. The programs have an emphasis on the outdoors.



  1. Phoenix Center for the Arts hosts summer camps that are open to kids ages 5-18 years old. With a variety of opportunities for enrollment, discounts are available when multiple siblings are registered to attend.



  1. University of Arizona Fusion Camps enable kids in kindergarten through sixth grade to learn about a variety of topics, including engineering, chemistry, astronomy, oceanography, and much more. Spots are filling up quickly, so register now.


Check out this robust list of 2016 summer camps, compiled by Raising Arizona Kids.

Fellow teachers — don’t think we’ve forgotten about you! As you encourage your students to continue learning this summer, we hope you’ll lead by example. Don’t miss your chance to register for professional learning opportunities happening with the Arizona K12 Center this summer.

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