Tucson Teens (ages 13-19) – don’t be bored this summer! Be inspired.
Register for a summer camp experience to broaden your skills, expand your knowledge, and give you a chance to make a difference in the world. At the end of your summer, have something to put on your resume!
Take a look at this line-up of camps for teens in Tucson. There’s something for every interest – drama, dance, sports, technology, volunteerism, and more!
Act 1 Performing Arts Academy. 7878 E. Wrightstown, Suite 100, Tucson. May 28- July 20. Each session is two weeks. Ages 7-teen. $295-$325 per 2-week session. 3 different camps (1) Modeling Camp & Runway Show, (2) “The Lullaby of Broadway,” and (3) “Tome Swayer The Musical.”
Advanced Web & Graphic Design Camp. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 7-11. July 8-19, 12:30pm-4:30pm. $375. “In this advanced program, students will work with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, Premier Elements and Adobe Acrobat X.”
Adventures in Java Programming. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 9-12. June 3-14, 8:00am-11:30am. $435. “Do you like solving mathematical equations or puzzles? Are you curious about what the people at Microsoft and Facebook actually do all day? Look no further! This Java programming camp is designed for aspiring young programmers and developers, taking them on an adventure to discover what is possible using Java technologies.”
Bone Camp: Forensic Analysis of the Human Skeleton. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 9-12. June 10-14, 12:30pm-4:30pm. $395. “If you’re interested in forensic science, anthropology, osteology (the study of bones), bioarchaeology, or reconstructive surgery, you’ll enjoy this hands-on camp, which includes: a guided exploration of skeletal and facial anatomy; practice using a sketch artist program to create composites from “witness” descriptions; and a visit to the Arizona State Museum’s bioarchaeology and zooarchaeology labs.”
Broadway Camp. 9071 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson. 2 sessions – June 3-14, 2013 for teens (ages 13-19) and June 17-28 for kid (ages 7-12). 9:00am-3:30pm, M-F. $300 for the 2-week session. “At Broadway Camp you will spend 2 weeks rehearsing, learning lines, singing, dancing and performing in a production of Once Upon A Mattress. All campers will be cast in the production and will also be given different opportunities to help out with other aspects of the production. There will be two performances at the end of the camp session in front of a live audience in a theatre with a 90 seat house!”
Centerfield Baseball Summer Camps. 1861 W. Grant Rd., Tucson. Ages 6-13. Nine 1-week sessions (June through August). 9:00am-12:00pm. $99/week. 3 hours of baseball training from professional instructors.
Centerfield Softball Summer Camps. 1861 W. Grant Rd., Tucson. Ages 6-13. Nine 1-week sessions (June through August). 9:00am-12:00pm. $99/week. 3 hours of baseball training from professional instructors.
Christian Youth Theater Tucson – WICKED. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Suite 29, Tucson. Ages 12-21. July 22-August 8. M-F, 10:00am-3:00pm. $300. “Scenes and songs from Broadway’s Blockbuster! It’s gonna be a “wicked” time!”
Computer Camp: Web Design. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 7-11. June 3-14, 12:45pm-4:30pm. $335. “Harness your creative power, boost technical expertise, and learn the basics of Web Design while using the industry standard tools of Adobe Web Premium CS6, which includes Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks. Students will plan, build, and organize their own websites, working from start to finish with all aspects of Web design and production to create exciting, engaging, and fully functional sites.”
David Rubio Volleyball Camp – Mini Camp. Ages 8-13. May 28-30, 9:00am-3:00pm. $150. “This camp is designed for young athletes who are brand new to volleyball. These sessions will focus on the basics of passing, setting, attacking and serving. The atmosphere will be fun and upbeat creating an excitement for the game. Along with the great training, the campers will have opportunities to see the U of A campus and meet some of the U of A players. Lunch will be provided all three days and all campers will be supervised at all times.”
David Rubio Volleyball Camp – Intermediate All-Skills Camp. Ages 10-18. July 8-10, 9:00am-3:00pm. Commuter: $240 or Resident: $340. “This camp is designed for players who are either new to volleyball or have only been playing for a short time. The training regiment and environment is the same as the Advanced All Skills Camp, with more emphasis placed on basic skill development.”
David Rubio Volleyball Camp – Position Camp. Ages 10-18. July 11-14. Commuter: $340 or Resident: $440. “This camp is designed for players who have the desire to improve their specific positional skills. The camp will be taught with a hands-on approach. Each camper will be taken through step-by-step progressions, which will include basic fundamentals. Each position will focus on their appropriate footwork, hand positions, and arm swing mechanics.”
David Rubio Volleyball Camp – Advanced Skills Camp. Ages 10-18. July 15-18. Commuter: $340 or Resident: $440. “This camp is designed to offer the highest level of training to the player that has been playing for some time. The players will be grouped by skill level. Daily activities will include advanced training for each specific skill. This camp is designed to expose campers to a collegiate practice environment and is a great opportunity for athletes to raise their overall skill level in a highly competitive environment.”
Digital Photography Workshop. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 9-12. June 10-14, 11am-3pm. $375. “Whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve your photography skills, you will learn professional shooting techniques and Photoshop tips in this weeklong class that will take your art to the next level. Each student must bring to camp his/her own digital camera, computer connector cable and a flash drive (8-16 GB).”
Dog Days in the Desert. Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3465 E. Kleindale Rd., Tucson. Different sessions for ages 6-8, ages 9-11, and ages 12-14. 9:00am-3:00pm, daily. $200 for HIP members; $225 for non-members. “Dog Days in the Desert provides children with in-depth, hands-on education about animal care and the human-animal bond. Topics will include but are not limited to, New Pet Ownership and Responsibility, Animal Handling and Bite Safety, Kindness and Compassion, Pet Adoption Promotions, Domestication of Cats and Dogs, Native Wild Animal Habitat and Ecology, Building Pet Living Areas and Careers.”
Earth Camp. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (+ other locations), 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson. Middle School Camp will be held June 17-21 & 24-28, 8:00am-5:00pm with three overnights. High School Camp will be held July 6-17. $750 for Middle School Camp; $1500 for High School Camp. “Earth Camp opens eyes and minds to our unique, interdependent and awe-inspiring planet, drawing connections from our homes, to our region, to the globe, and to what we can learn about Earth from space. Students will learn about the Sonoran Desert ecosystem and current environmental issues while hiking, camping, doing field research, and exploring our beautiful desert. Earth Camp is a partnership between the University of Arizona College of Science, Project WET, the Planetary Science Institute, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.”
Engineering Robotics Camp. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 7-8. June 3-7, 8:30am-3:30pm. $365.
Fiber Art Fun. Creative Juice Art Bar, 6530 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 160, Tucson. Ages 5-13. June 10-14, 9:00am-2:00pm. $225. “Love fabric and yarn? Want to explore fiber and textiles in new and creative ways? Spend a week experiencing the art of felting, weaving, rug hooking, needlepoint, silk painting, knitting and more.”
Just Sculpt it. Creative Juice Art Bar, 6530 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 160, Tucson. Ages 5-13. June 3-7, 9:00am-2:00pm. $225. “Want a hands-on adventure? Build, carve, mold, and manipulate a variety of materials for a creative sculpting experience. Use wire, wood, clay, and more to create sculptural masterpieces!”
Live Theatre Workshop Summer Camps. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. 1/2 day and full-day camps available for ages 6-8, 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade. Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. $250 for the entire week camps 1-6; $500 for Jr. Musical Camp; $130 for half day camps. “Live Theatre Workshops summer camps are one week music, theatre, dancing, and technical theatre experience. Everyday students will work with a choreographer on two to three dance numbers, a vocal coach on musical theatre style singing, and with professional teaching artists who will lead them through the process of producing a play.”
Mixed Media Mania. Creative Juice Art Bar, 6530 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 160, Tucson. Ages 5-13. June 17-21, 9:00am-2:00pm. $225. “Combine various mediums to create incredible works of art! This week involves painting, printing, collage, clay, ink, and other fun and wacky materials. Who knows what interesting effects can be achieved with so many materials to choose from!”
Painting Studio. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 9-12. June 3-7, 1:00pm-5:00pm. $435. “In this engaging hands-on one-week course, painter Karen deClouet will help you push and develop your basic painting skills to a new level. You will create your own paintings working in the University of Arizona School of Art studios along with other artists, take part in an engaging art community with critiques, intense involvement, and fun.”
Passion for Painting & Drawing. Creative Juice Art Bar, 6530 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 160, Tucson. Ages 5-13. June 24-28, 9:00am-2:00pm. $225. “Wish you could spend all day drawing and painting? You can! Sharpen your skills in charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic painting while creating masterpieces your parents are sure to frame!”
Rock Climbing Camp. the BLOC climbing & fitness, 8975 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson OR Rocks and Ropes, 330 S. Toole Ave., Tucson. Ages 5-7, ages 8-10, or ages 11-15. All camps run M-F. $150-$299/week. “Never Climbed? Been to Climbing Camp before? Either way, no problem. Climbing is a sport that allows beginning and experienced climbers to climb together and still be able to learn. For beginners, no climbing experience is necessary. If a child has been to our camp before, he or she will continue to have fun and improve as a climber.”
SAT Test Prep Course. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 9-12. June 17-28, Afternoons TBD. $300. “College is just around the corner – are you ready? Get a competitive edge this summer by learning the key strategies to taking the SAT exam. This course provides 22.5 hours of instruction and culminates in a simulated practice exam.”
Summer Bike Camp. Presented by El Grupo. Campers will begin and end each day at Technicians for Sustainbility Warehouse, 612 N. 7th Ave, Tucson. Two summer sessions: June 3-7, 2013 and July 22-26, 2013. Ages 7-13. $150 per session. Activities focus on developing safe-riding skills, mechanical knowledge, and bike handling for each skill level, as well as exposure to health and wellness, environmental stewardship, air quality issues, and recycled art through a series of hands-on experiences. Call 520-329-2453 or email email@example.com for more information.
Summer Brass Institute. Arizona Youth University, 888 N. Euclid Ave, Tucson. Grades 9-12. May 28-June 1, 9:00am-4:00pm. “Attention all trumpet, French horn, tuba, euphonium and trombone players! Come to the University of Arizona this summer for the first annual Summer Brass Institute, an intensive music-performance program that will strengthen your playing, musicianship, and auditioning skills.”
Take Six! Summer Filmmaking Workshop Series. 5 workshops at Tucson-area libraries and public places. Ages 14-19. June 1, 8, 15-16, 22, and 29. FREE. “Experience the filmmaking and editing process first-hand while you make a trailer based on a favorite book.” Application must be received by May 25.
Tony Amato Soccer Camp – Elite Evening Camp. Murphy Soccer Complex at the University of Arizona, 2300 E. 15th St., Tucson. Ages 10-16. June 10-13, 6:00pm-8:30pm. $175. “All sessions include superior training from members of the UA Staff and current UA players, incredible facilities, a soccer ball, and camp T-shirt.”
Tony Amato Soccer Camp – Residential Camp. Murphy Soccer Complex at the University of Arizona, 2300 E. 15th St., Tucson. High School Girls. June 28-30. $225. “All sessions include superior training from members of the UA Staff and current UA players, incredible facilities, a soccer ball, and camp T-shirt.”
Tucson Academy of Music & Dance. 2 locations – 7954 N. Oracle Rd. and 4811 E. Sunrise Dr. Numerous camps for kids, ages 2 1/2 through teen. Ballet, tap, cheer, gymnastics, modeling, violin, guitar, piano, drum, instrument exploration, more.
Tucson Summer Camp 2013. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, 245 E. Ina Rd., Tucson. Ages 6-14. May 27-August 2, M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm. $210 for full day; $185 for 1/2 day. “Children will play tennis, basketball, volleyball, and soccer, plus go swimming and create arts & crafts projects!”
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