2022 Summer Activities for Youth
AZ OnTrack Summer Camp will enrich, advance, and connect eligible Arizona students in the ways they need to help them enter the 2022-23 school year with greater excitement and confidence. Register your students for up to 8 weeks of learning adventures.
Cost: $0 - FREE
Ages: Pre-K through 12th grade
Dates: Camps will begin as early as June and continue throughout the summer.
Locations: Find a nearby summer camp here
AZ Cyber Initiative - One-week introductory course for rising 10th-12th grade high school students interested in pursuing a career in a cybersecurity-related field.
Cost: $0 - FREE for all AZ high school students
Dates: May 31-June 3, June 6 - 10, June 20-24
Locations: Pima JTED, Bridges Campus, Pima Community College, East Campus, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
Sonoran Desert Museum - Campers will explore science and nature, and make cool crafts. Campers will leave with activities to help wildlife and explore nature in their own lives. Camp is rounded out with lunch time, stories and songs, and play.
Cost: $0 - $245 Museum Members/ $265 Non members
Dates: June 13-17; June 20-24
Locations: Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd
Saguaro National Park Summer Youth Employment Program
Saguaro National Park is once again accepting applications to join an 8-week, summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for teens, ages 16-18, consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education, and outdoor recreation.
Dates: June 6 - July 29
Locations: Saguaro National Park
Deadline: April 30th
To learn more about Youth Conservation Corps and other opportunities, click here.
The Cultures of Tucson Summer Camp
Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum - Participants will learn about the history and culture of the Tucson area through a series of hands-on activities that may include making adobe bricks by hand, learning traditional stories and making soap from native plants.
Cost: Member Price: $265/Non-member Price: $290
Dates: June 20-24
Locations: Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave.
Tucson Parks and Rec KIDCO Summer Camps
Tucson Parks and Recreation is offering a full array of indoor leisure classes and KIDCO camps this summer. Classes range from arts and crafts, Little Movers and Shakers, dance, gymnastics, jewelry making, music, sports, and more.
Cost: The Discount Program is available for camps to those who qualify.
Dates: Depends on camp.
Locations: 16 locations in Centers and Tucson Unified and Amphitheater school districts.
Registration opens May 7th
TRIANGLE Y RANCH CAMP
YMCA - At Tri-Y your kids will reconnect with nature as they explore the great outdoors during archery, horseback riding and hikes. Swimming, and craft making are also on the agenda.
Cost: $700 per session. A $50 deposit required per camper per session. Full payment due 2 weeks prior to start of session. Custom payment plans can be scheduled and additional assistance is available.
*We want to help everyone participate in the programs we offer, even if they seem out of reach financially. We pledge that, based on available resources, no child will be turned away due to an inability to pay a fee.
Dates: June 5-10; June 12-17; July 3-8; July 10-15; July 17-22; July 24-29
Locations: Triangle Y Ranch Camp near Oracle, AZ
34434 S. Y Camp Road
Literacy Connects - This Summer Camp is an entirely student-produced celebration of creative expression! Youth write stories, then collaborate to conceptualize and produce those stories as short plays and films. The Camp Showcase is a variety show of original stories written and performed by campers!
Cost: $0 - FREE!
Dates: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24; June 27-30
Locations: Literacy Connects Building
*For more information as well as program availability, check with individual programs!
Some opportunities may expire after this is posted, we leave them on the list so you can keep them on your radar for next year!