Stingray Touch at Desert Museum

Gabriel Alcaraz, 9, smiles as a baby Atlantic cownose ray swims up for a visit at the new Stingray Touch exhibit at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 

It's February, and if you're a parent or caregiver that means it's time for gem show field trips, filling out Valentine's Day cards and making plans for rodeo break. 

If those plans include work for you and looking for fun activities for your kiddos to spend the day, we rounded up eight places offering camps on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21. 

Kids can learn about everything from animals of the Sonoran Desert to how to master the trapeze. Yee-haw! 🤠

Playformance Camp

Playformance offers school break camps for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. 

What: Kids will spend the day participating in active, age-appropriate games, activities, sports and creative play. Playformance is a parkour gym downtown. 

Ages: Kids in grades K-8

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020. 9 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Where: Playformance, 119 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $70 per day. Early and after care available for $10 per hour

Info: Go here


UA Campus Rec "A" Camp

What: Campers will participate in rodeo-themed activities and games. 

Ages: 5-15

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can drop them off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 5:30 p.m. for no additional charge

Where: University of Arizona Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St.

Cost: $100 or $55 per day. Discounts are available for members, siblings, returning campers, and UA staff.

Info: Go here


Hi-Five School Break Camps

Camp at Hi-Five Sports Club will include a variety of games, sports and fun activities. 

What: Campers will learn the fundamentals for a variety of team sports and games and then get to compete. 

Ages: 5-12

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with after care until 5 p.m.

Where: Maracana Indoor Sports Arena, 555 E. 18th St.

Cost: $50 per day or $45 for the two-day pass for the February session. 

Info: Go here


Kindness Camp

Ben’s Bells mural in front of La Paloma Academy’s Central Campus, at 2050 N. Wilmot Road.

What: Kids will participate in kindness-themed games, activities and crafts at this session inspired by the mission and work of Ben's Bells. 

Ages: 4-13

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020. Full day camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., half-day camp is from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Extended care is available. 

Where: Heart and Soul Kids Activity Center Oro Valley, 8363 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $60 full day or $30 half day. After care from 3:30-5:30 p.m. is an additional $10. 

Info: Go here


The Circus Academy of Tucson

Circus Academy of Tucson students practice aerial skills.

What: Kids will have the chance to learn a wide range of circus skills at this two-day camp.

Ages: 7-18

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Circus Academy of Tucson, 400 W. Speedway

Cost: $95 for both days

Info: Go here


Safari Camp

Zebra exhibit.

What: Kids will explore the International Wildlife Museum and learn about animal habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, wildlife conservation and more through hands-on activities and games. 

Ages: 5-10

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road

Cost: $50 per day. Discounts available for members. 

Info: Go here


Sonoran Desert in a Day: A Rodeo Break Camp

Campers Sophie Gray, left, and sister Stella Gray investigate a patch of fur and work together to decide what desert mammal it belongs to during the Wild Winter Kids' Camp.

What: Saddle up and enjoy all the fun and educational activities the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has to offer including the chance to meet life animals, touch the stingrays and play in the Packrat Playhouse. 

Ages: Kids in grades 3-5

When: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Where: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road

Cost: $50. Discounts available for members. 

Info: Go here


Marana Parks and Recreation

What: This camp is all about eggs. Campers will participate in egg drops, learn about raw and boiled eggs, play an egg memory game and see who is the egg relay race champion, as well as outdoor activities and art projects. 

Ages: 5-12

When: Feb. 20-21, 2020, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Coyote Trail Elementary School, 8000 N. Silverbell Road

Cost: $45

Info: Go here