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Best Summer Camps in Tucson

Families are always looking for great Tucson summer camps. With the summer months approaching, it’s time to start searching for the best one for your family. Luckily, there are tons of fun and entertaining Tucson summer camps available May through August this year.

Depending on your needs, there are many different options for camps all over town. Below is a list of family-friendly, Tucson summer camp options for kids of all ages. Be sure to follow the links for further information.


At Playformance, children connect, learn, and PLAY through our active and engaging day camp. We offer a variety of physical play and activities designed for children of all temperaments and athletic inclination. In our amazing 7,000 sq. foot facility, kids work up a sweat and have the “best day of their life” (actual quote!) while engaging with our skilled coaching team.

Time: 8:30-2:30

Ages: 6+

Question about camp? Email Austin at

Timeless Play - Where Children rediscover childhood

Join us for our summer camps, where our amazing play experts always have something fun, surprising and engaging in store for your kiddos. Timeless Play is Tucson’s oasis of fun, where children make new friends, engage their mind with screen-free activities and learn while playing with “nutrient-rich” toys, games and carefully picked crafts!

Our summer camps take place throughout the summer and are booked on a first come first serve basis…. Snag your spot now!

Ages: 3-12 (must be potty-trained to participate)

Days: Monday-Friday


$45/half day (4 hours) 

$75/full day (8 hours) 

$175/full week/half days 

$325/full week/full days

Dates for the Foothills location (4425 N. Campbell Avenue):

June 12th-16th

June 26th-30th

July 17th-21st

Dates for the Oro Valley Location (1880 E. Tangerine Rd Suite #150):

June 5th-9th

June 19th-23rd

July 10th-14th 

We can’t wait to see you!

Camp j - tucson jcc

Within a camper’s day they will experience group activities in our
full-sized gym, tennis courts, outdoor fields, computer lab, art studio,
swim activities at the pool, water play at our Splash Pad, as well as
specialized activities such as Archery, Cooking, STEM, and Discovery
(our experiential learning program).

Time: 9am-4pm

Ages: Kindergarten – 9th

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

To the desert and beyond! Our hands-on, minds-on camps will open your eyes to the Sonoran Desert region’s diverse land and sea. Campers will explore every nook and cranny of the Museum as they use science to make their own desert discoveries, observe live animals up close, create art, and chill out in the Packrat Playhouse

Museum Explorers are for children entering 1-6 grade and are split into two grade group categories, Packrat Explorers and Sonoran Scientists.

Camps offered, June 5-9, June 12-16, and June 26-30, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nonmembers – $265
Desert Museum Members- $245

YMCA Southern Arizona

One of the most popular Tucson summer camps are at the various YMCAs of Southern Arizona.  The YMCA offers a full-day camp option with snacks and lunch provided. There are many different locations around Tucson

Time: 7am-6pm

Ages: 5-12 years old

Snacks & Lunch provided

Tiered Pay Options/Financial Assistance

Summer Art Camp - TMA


June 5 – August 4, 2023
Inspiration for young artists ages 5-13

Inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibitions, the museum offers summer art classes for ages 5 – 13 to express their creativity and produce original works of art. Classes of up to 15-20 students (grouped by age) discover new places and diverse cultures through visits to the museum galleries. Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print and more at the Tucson Museum of Art. Each weekly session is led by local teaching artists and art educators focusing on in-depth lessons in art making. Please note, TMA’s art camp will be closed the week of July 3-7, 2023.

8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Drop off 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Aftercare available 3 – 5 p.m.

PRICES (per week)
$250 Members
$275 Nonmembers
$40 aftercare

We Rock the Spectrum

A summer camp for all kids! Explore the variety of activities that We Rock The Spectrum Tucson has to offer. 

Ages: 5 and yup (must be potty trained)

Time: 9am-4pm Monday-Friday

Download the app or call the store for more information 520-771-6296.  Mention/Use code TPDSummer and receive 10% off your registration and weekly camp fee!

Trak Ranch

How can you tell if a horse is happy? Why does a pig roll in the mud? How far can a rabbit hop? Answer these questions and more through hands-on educational activities at TRAK. We offer positive and rewarding experiences through animal education and interaction, pony rides, water play, crafts and games. Campers will interact with our animal family and participate in various activities like making goat milk ice cream, dyeing sheep wool, making egg shell mosaics and much more!

Ages 5-14

Camp is from 7:30am-1pm Monday – Friday

  • 1 week of camp:
  • Member rate: $425
  • Non-Member rate: $450

Heart and Soul

Grab your ticket to eight weeks of non-stop fun at Heart & Soul Oro Valley! 🎟 From ninjas to princesses, water games to extravagant messes, we’ve got a camp for everyone – no gymnastics skills required!

All summer camps are available in full-day, half-day, single-day, and full-week options. Each week includes themed activities, crafts, games, and gym time! Scroll down to view our frequently asked camp questions. Don’t see an answer to one of your questions? Call us at (520)818-7974 or stop by either location.

Full Days of camp run from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Half-Day Mornings run from 8:30 AM – 12 PM.

Half-Day Afternoons run from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

*We also offer before care (7:30 AM – 8:30 AM) for $5 per kid/day and after camp (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM) care for $10 per kid/day.

Dance Force 1

ur studio provides a variety of dance classes for students, ages 3 years to adult. All children must be potty trained before they start classes. Dance styles include jazz, ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, hip hop, pom, tumbling, pre-school combination classes.

Girl Scout Camp

Camp experiences and friendships are made to last a lifetime. Between the nature walks, archery, tie-dye and songs, and sisterhood, campers are sure to develop new skills and come home with confidence and wonderful stories. Camp helps our kids build resilience, and confidence and learn how to build community. Our trained and caring staff members support Girl Scouts ages 5-17 in discovering who they are and what they can become. Our engaging and experiential programs are designed with camper age in mind, and we empower campers to choose what activities they are interested in! Our programs support campers to grow their passions and take healthy risks and age-appropriate risks in a supportive environment.

It’s all about progression! What better way to learn the skills to become confident and competent in the outdoors? Camp is the perfect opportunity to experience progression, at any age level!

Camp Whispering Pines: Overnight camp for girls entering 4th-12th grade ranging from 1 day to 1 week

Hacienda Program Center (Day Camp): Girls entering grades K-12 can participate in day camp. Each session runs Monday through Friday.

Presidio Museum Camps

Archaeology Camp

June 5-9, 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Ages 9-14Click here to register.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? Now is your chance to find out! Campers will learn how archaeologists really work through a series of hands-on activities that include: **Using prehistoric tools, **Excavating a simulated site**Making string from agave**Analyzing the artifacts found during excavation

Some activities will take place in our new Early People’s Park, which includes a replica pit house. 

Note: This camp teaches the science of archaeological and artifact analysis as well as history. Excavation and analysis will take place on June 9th from 8:30 am-2:30 pm at Old Pueblo Archaology Center, 2201 E. 44th Street.

Living History & Re-enactment Camp
June 19-23, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages 7-14
Click here to register.

Camp participants will experience how people in the Presidio lived through a series of hands-on activities. We will also learn about local history through role play, theatrical re-enactment, and fictional dramatization of historical events. The Presidio Museum is the ideal setting for young imaginations to bring Tucson’s unique history alive. With access to a wide array of period structures, backdrops, costumes and props, young participants will truly feel they are living history through:
**Doing the chores of a Spanish soldier
**Experiencing foods that are native to the Sonoran Desert
**Making adobe bricks
**Playing traditional games
**Learning hands-on local agricultural practices
**Play-acting and creation of short skits based on historical characters and events using period costumes and sets


The Cultures of Tucson CampJune 12-16, 8:30 am-2:30 pmAges 8-14Click here to register.

Have you ever wondered about the people who were responsible for the growth of the city of Tucson?  In this camp your kids will learn about these cultures, and share their own, through a series of hands on activities and demonstrations provided by various local cultural organizations, including:

**Tohono O’odham Nation **Tucson Chinese Cultural Center **Mexican American Heritage and History Museum**Jewish History Museum.

Price for each camp:
$290 for Non-members, $265 for Presidio Museum Members
10% discount for siblings
(Family Memberships start at $40, so it may be worth becoming a member if you are registering more than one child. Click here to become a member.)

We are excited to share the Cultures of Tucson with you and your children!  

Last Updated 3/10/23.  This post will be updated periodically as more summer camps get posted.  Email to submit a summer camp to be added.