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Summer camp listings

A number of day and overnight camps are available in the Prescott area during the summer.

Camp officials provided the following information:

Day Camps

• Kids Sports Kamp at the Prescott Racquet Club

June 2-Aug. 1

Ages 5-13 years

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 1: June 2-13

Session 2: June 16-27

Session 3: June 30-July 11

Session 4: July 14-27

Session 5 July 28-Aug. 1 (one week)

Swimming, tennis, dodge ball, gymnastics, fencing, rockwall climbing and more.

Participants may sign up daily, weekly or by session.

Rates: Daily-Members $24, non-members, $30; Two-week sessions-members, $195; non-members, $245.

Lunch is included with camp fees.

For information and registration, call the Prescott Racquet Club at 778-0708.

• MusicStart/Band Camp/String Camp at American Lutheran Church

June 23-July 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday (except July 4),

Application deadline June 18

Music and arts instruction for all area children: Beginning keyboard, grades 3-7; beginning strings, grades 3-7; beginning band (not drums) grades 4-7; intermediate strings, grades 4-7; intermediate band, grades 4-7; a variety of music/arts related experiences, grades 3-7.

Cost: $160

Contact James Klein at American Lutheran Church at (928) 445-4348 or Richard Longfield, program director at (928) 445-3827.

• Highlands Center for Natural History Summer Programs for Children 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott

June 2-July 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Session One: June 2-12

8 to 12 year old

Tuition: $215, members;

$295, non-members.

Session Two: June 23-July 3

8 to 10 years old

Tuition: $215, members;

$295, non-members.

Session Three: July 14-18

6 to 8 years old

Tuition: $135, members;

$180 non-members.

Knee-High Naturalist program

May 17, May 31 and June 14

3 to 5 years old.

9:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to

12:45 p.m.

Tuition: Members, $20;

Non-members, $30.

For more information or to register, call 776-9550.

• Primavera School Summer Camp Program, 1446 Moyer Road, Prescott

June 9 through July 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Weekly rate, $150; daily rate, $30.

Pre-register before June 9.

Weekly themes and field trips.

Contact Director Carol Darrow

at 445-5382 or primaveraschool@

• Academy of Performing Arts Summer Dance & Theater Day Camps 2008, 218 N. Granite Street, Prescott.

All camps are at APA from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday.

Each camp ends with a mini-show and pizza party.

Cost: $169 per week (10 percent

family discounts).

Sign up early, as class sizes are


Lady Bug Camp, July 7-11, ages 3-4.

Explore ladybugs through movement, stories and art projects. Have fun with dance, music, crafts and scavenger hunts.

Princess Camp, July 14-18, ages 5-6.

Transform from child to princess through movement, stories and art projects. Enjoy dance, music, crafts and scavenger hunts.

High School Musical Camp, July 21-25, ages 7-9.

Dancing, singing, acting, crafts and games centered around "High School Musical."

Theater Camp, July 28-Aug. 1, ages 10 and older.

Explore everything from character development to stage lighting. Experiment with costumes, sounds, lights, drama games and stage combat.

To register, call 778-7529 or visit

• Mountain Artist Guild's Kids ArtFest 2008, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott.

Session 1: June 23-27; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 2: July 21-25; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 8 and older.

Each session is limited to 8 students minimum, 12 maximum.

Cost: $150 for member; $200 for non-members.

Children bring their own lunch and snacks. Water will be provided.

Five days of mixed media art instruction, with three instructors.

Both sessions end with the children displaying their work during the 4th Friday Art Walk.

Early registration is required.

Call 445-2510 for more information or visit Mountain Artists Guild at 228 N. Alarcon.

• Mad Science Summer Camps, various locations.

Ages 6-12.

Sedona, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Sedona Boys and Girls Club; half-day camp, $110.

Cottonwood, June 2-6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., location to be determined; full day camp, $225; students must bring a sack lunch.

Prescott Valley, July 14-17, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Humboldt Elementary; half-day camp, $ 110.

Prescott, July 21-25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prema Vera Elementary; full day camp, $225; students must bring a sack lunch.

"Moving with Science." Discover how things move with science. Take apart pellets to see what an owl cannot digest. View the world through a camera obscura that you make yourself. Join a team of engineers to build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Assemble and control pullies, levers, catapults, simple machines and mega-pinchers. Make your own sidewalk chalk, crystal gardens and chromatography-dyed T-shirts. To register, call Gail Shepard at (623) 486-3344.

• Instrumental Music Camps for Young People.

The Chaparral Music Festival faculty is offering two summer academies in Prescott.

The String Academy, string players ages 8 to 18; June 11-14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday; Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 S. Park in Prescott.

Classes culminate in a Saturday Celebration Concert with instructors Quartet Sabaku.

The members of Quartet Sabaku are members of the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera Orchestra.

The String Academy includes music from classical, fiddle and mariachi traditions. Students must have been playing at least one year to enroll.

The Percussion Academy, June 16 to 20, morning and afternoon sessions at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Children ages 7 to 11 are welcome to apply.

The instructors are Maria and Henry Flurry of Sticks and Tones.

The classes feature learning the music and techniques of drums and other percussion instruments, including Latin and African rhythms. The classes will include composing and improvising. No experience is necessary and Chaparral MusicFest provides the instruments and a cool T-shirt.

Details about instructors, fees, scholarships and registration are available at

Prescott College 4th Annual Kid's Cooking Camp, Prescott College Crossroads Café, 220 Grove Ave., Prescott.

Ages 7-10: July 2-6, 5 Countries in 5 Days; June 16-20, Cooking with Fanny at Chez Panisse; and July 7-11, Particularly Pleasing Party Foods.

Ages 11-13: June 9-13, 5 Countries in 5 Days; June 23- 27, Cooking with Fanny at Chez Panisse; and July 14-18, Particularly Pleasing Party Foods.

All sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $175 per session.

The camp delves into kid-friendly dishes, with each class focusing on a particular theme. Five Countries in Five Days explores traditional dishes from five different countries; Cooking with Fanny at Chez Panisse explores the world of freshest ingredients through a child's eye; and Particularly Pleasing Party Foods teaches tried and true party hits to wow friends and family. Each class begins with kitchen safety and knife skill lessons, and ends with a family celebration.

Registration is limited, so register early.

Registration forms are available at the Prescott College Crossroads Café or on the website at

• Fiesta Camp, Mountain Oak School, 124 N. Virginia St. Prescott.

June 23-July 3, Monday

through Thursday, 9 a.m.

to 12 noon.

Ages 5-12

Cost: $160

Tuition and registration due June 1.

Hola! Come learn Spanish, explore Hispanic culture and have fun. Each day campers will make an authentic Hispanic snack, read authentic Hispanic tales and stories, and make fun, themed crafts. Campers will make music, play games and explore geography.

Most of the day will be conducted in Español.

For more information, all Señora Astrid Cortés at 778-1275 or email Campers may register at Mountain Oaks School.

Overnight Camps

• Orme Ranch Camp (at the Orme School) HC 63 Box 3040, Orme, Arizona.

Session Dates: June 16-30; June 30-July 14; July 14-July 24; and July 24-Aug. 10.

Coed-ages 7-16

Cost: $2,049 per session; discounts available for multi-session enrollment.

Accepting applications until sessions are full.

Orme Ranch Camp is Arizona's #1 ranch camp. Learn to ride on a working ranch. Horsemanship, rodeo, arts, optional academics, archery, riflery, excursions, outdoor leadership, swimming, sports and more.

Contact: Directors Tim Magill or Susie Magill at (928) 632-1751; or

• Camp Fire USA Camp Wamatochick

Camp Wamatochick is located in the Prescott National Forest in Prescott, Arizona.

One-week sessions starting June 1 through July 25; family camp weekends available through the summer.

Cost: $415 to $515.

A rich history of tradition combined with 80 years of experience sets Camp Wamatochich apart from other resident camps. Camp Wamatochick focuses on a smaller camper community to create an unparalleled camping experience. The program is designed to develop independence, respect and confidence along with having a lot of fun. Activities include horseback riding, kayaking, archery, hiking, dance, team challenge and much more. Register online at or call (602) 954-7544.

• Salvation Army Discovery Camp.

June 26-July 1. Ages 7 to 12.

Cost to the family: $15 per child; Cost to Salvation Army: $220 per child plus more than $5,000 for the rental of two

tour buses and lunches provided to the children to and from the camp.

The Salvation Army will send 125 children to discovery camp. Many of the participants are from disadvantaged families and often have difficult family and community environments. This camping experience offers a change of scenery for fun and friendship, where they are given the opportunity to learn more about themselves and each other as they live and play together.

Contact Micki Bizek at 778-0150, ext. 111.

• Seventh-day Adventist

Camp Yavapine, Piercing the

Darkness, located in the Pres-

cott National Forest.

Junior Camp, July 6-13, ages 10-13, $215.

Tween Camp, July 13-20, ages 11-14, $220.

Xtreme Tween Flight Camp, July 13-20, ages 11-14, $245.

Guitar Camp I, July 13-20, ages 11-14, $320 (campers will receive guitar for his/her own).

Extreme Surfer Camp, July 13-20, ages 15 years minimum, $375.

Teen Camp, July 20-27, aged 13-16, $220.

Xtreme Teen Flight Camp, ages 13-16, $245.

Backpacking Camp, July 20-27, ages 13-16, $245.

Xtreme Go Kart Camp, July 20-27, ages 13-16, $245.

Adventure Camp, July 27-Aug. 3, ages 7-10, 215.

Applications must be received by June 6 to assure

confirmation before camp starts.

Early registration discount: if application is received by June 1, take a $15 discount.

Camp Yavapine puts a special emphasis to the personal devotion of its campers as well as providing inspirational Christian campfire programs. Each day begins and ends with devotions.

For a complete brochure or request an application, contact Michael Cook at 778-0289.

• YMCA Sky-Y and Chauncey Ranch.

Camp Sky-Y is located in the Bradshaw Mountains. It features one-week overnight camps for youth ages 7-16

Camp Sky-Y fees are $550-actual cost; $480-partially subsidized; session deposit, $100; YMCA Youth Member Fee, $30; and Bus Fee, $65.

Session 1, June 1-7, Hawaii/Caribbean.

Session 2, June 8-14, Superhero.

Session 3, June 15-21, Safari.

Session 4, June 22-28, Medieval.

Session 5, June 29-July 5, Western.

Session 6, July 6-12, Decades.

Session 7, July 13-19, Space.

Session 8, July 20-26, Carnival.

Cowboy Camp at Chauncey Ranch.

Wrangler Camp, July 6-18; $2,350-actual cost; $2,150-partially subsidized; session deposit, $200.

Session 1, June 8-20; Session 2, June 22-July 4; and Session 3, July 6-18; $1,535-actual cost; $1,460-partially subsidized; session deposit, $200.

A wide range of programs are offered at both Sky-Y and Chauncey Ranch. Whether a camper wants to ride a mountain bike or they want to make a coffee mug at ceramics, there is something for everyone. The 2008 activities include but are not limited to: sports climbing, ceramics, high ropes/swing, arts & crafts, team challenge, basketball, volleyball, swimming, hiking, mountain bikes, paintball, dance, mountain boards, field sports, bouldering, canoeing, tie-dye, horseback trail rides and digital photography.

Registration forms are available at or at YMCA Services, 5725 S. Senator Hwy., Prescott, 1-800-660-1385.

• Chapel Rock, Arizona Church and Conference Center, owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, located in the Prescott National Forest.

Chapel Rock offers camping experiences for children in the 3rd through 12th grades.

A Hero's Journey with Harry Potter takes campers on a journey at Hogwarts School. The adventure begins at Platform

9-1/2 as campers board the Hogwarts Express. Camper will wander the streets of Diagon Alley, attend transformation classes, and practice their quidditch skills. Throughout the week, camp officials will introduce the "magic" of a changed life through a commitment to Jesus.

Wizards and Wonders, $300 per session.

Session 1, June 15-21, grades 3rd to 5th.

Session 2, June 22-28, grades 3rd to 5th.

Session 3, June 29-July 5, grades 3rd to 8th.

Session 4, July 6-12, Junior High Camp, grades 6th to 8th.

Session 4, July 13-19, Senior High Camp, grades, 9-12,

W.I.L.D. is Chapel Rock's Leadership Development Program. Sessions 1 and 2 are for first time participants. Sessions 3 and 4 are designed for continuing participants in one or more sessions of W.I.L.D. The program focuses on personal growth and challenge, building a safe Christian community and team building skills, along with designing and implementing a service project. Sessions 3 and 4 are aimed more at developing leadership skills with greater emphasis on camper needs and program deliver.

W.I.L.D. 1, grades 9-12; June 15-21, first time participants; $300.

W.I.L.D. 2, grades 9-12, June 22-28, first-time participants; $300.

W.I.L.D. 3, grades 10-12, June 29-July 5, continuing participants; $275.

W.I.L.D. 4, grades 10-12, July 6-12, continuing participants; $275.

All sessions require a $50 non-refundable deposit.

For more information, contact Chapel Rock at 445-3499 or visit

• United Christian Youth Camp, Prescott. Christ's Church of the Valley is offering kids camp for children in 3rd through 12th grade. It is an opportunity for kids to be kids, to be challenged and to make new friends.

3rd & 4th Grade Camp, session 1, July 9-12 and session 2, July 20-23; $225 if paid in full by June 9.

5th & 6th Grade Camp, June 30-July 4; $275 if paid in full by May 25.

Junior High Camp, 7th and 8th graders; June 23-27; $325 if paid in full by June 2.

High School students can experience an incredible week at Christ in Youth summer conference in Durango, Colo, June 15-21. Cost is $460 plus money for meals on the road.

For more details, visit or call (623) 376-2444.

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