Fall break, winter break, spring break, and summer; every year parents continue to struggle with the question, “What to do with the kids during school break?”
There are many camps in the Phoenix area from which to choose. But, which camp is best for my child? I’ve reviewed a few here to get your research started.
Coyote Camp – offered by Pointe Hilton Resorts, $65 per day, but a weekly rate is much cheaper at $180 per week
Coyote Camp is offered year round, so parents may select this camp during various school breaks.
Kids enjoy this camp because there are so many different activities. Each day includes making a craft, a desert hike, lunch, a movie, and (during summer) swimming! This year they’re going to have more outdoor activities, maybe even tennis lessons. Every time my son has attended, he has felt like the day flew by. The staff is very friendly and the staff to child ratio is smaller than many other camps. The price is great and there is an option to send your child/children full day or half day
Mad Science Camp – $150-$225 per week, depending on the camp
Mad Science Camps are offered year round and are usually located at schools in the Phoenix area. This makes the kids feel more comfortable and makes it convenient for parents.
These camps cost a little more, but in my opinion, are worth it. Kids get to participate in all sorts of age appropriate science activities, including building and launching rockets, dinosaur digs, and more. The staff is incredibly engaging. My son always comes home excited to tell us the history and facts of the day’s project and can’t wait to show us what he made that day! The Mad Science team has really found a way to continue learning during the summer, while making it so fun the kids don’t feel like they’re in school.
Diamondbacks Training Centers – $75 one day camps
The Diamondbacks truly know how to support the community which gets the community to support them back. Dbacks camps are offered all year round during various school breaks and summer break. The ratio of coaches to children is only 1 to 10, at the maximum.
Black Friday camps are offered for parents that feel the need to shop without the kids. Diamondback camps teach basic skills for baseball and softball, as taught “The Diamondback way.” Boys and girls are able to learn in the same fashion as the Diamondbacks players and the coaches are all trained by the Diamondbacks, which keeps consistency at all camps. The kids also receive a lunch provided by Subway. Every child I know that has attended one of these camps comes out a better player.
These are just a couple of the top childrens camps in the Phoenix area. Research them and decide which one is best for your child. No matter what break your child has, there are plenty of options.