If you are starting your search for ideas for your kids this summer while they are out of school, three local media outlets have put together databases of summer camps, available online.
In The ZONA
In the ZONA is a family-friendly publication focusing on the accomplishments of kids. Every spring the free publication brings busy parents across the Valley an exclusive list of more than two dozen of the top local summer camps. In the ZONA provides not only the free Summer Camp Guide but also connects parents to information on more than 1,000 local summer camps to help minimize your child’s summer learning loss. Camps fill up fast, so it’s important to plan now. Be sure to visit www.gotkidsneedcamps.com for access to In the ZONA’s free e-guide and online directory.
Raising Arizona Kids
Raising Arizona Kids’ overnight camps directory is available online as a searchable database, free to the public. Day camps—which will be published in Raising Arizona Kids’s April magazine—and special needs camps will be search enabled as of April 1. You can choose from a list of categories, such as arts, cooking, leadership, gardening, animal care, and a variety of sports. You also can select out-of-state camps. Visit www.raisingarizonakids.com/directory/summer-camps-arizona.
The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com
This online portal allows both subscribers and non-subscribers to filter more than 1,300 camps by location, type of instruction and cost. Choose from general, arts and crafts, sports and outdoors, educational, music, theater and drama, religious or special needs summer camps. Visit www.AZCentral.com and type in the keywords “Summer Camps.”