It's almost rodeo time, which means rodeo break for kids. 

If you still have to work, you're probably in a mad dash to figure out what you're gonna do with them those couple of days they're out of school. (Most students are off Feb. 22 and 23).

We've got you. In fact, we are you.

To help us all out, we did a little research and found a handful of fun places you can leave the kiddos while you work. 

Rodeo Break Space Camp

Children ages 3-and-a-half to 12 will learn about our solar system and deep space, play spaced-themed games, make a craft and have open playtime in the gym.

Full-day camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. Half-day options are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Where: Heart & Soul Kids Activity Center, 8363 N. Oracle Road.

Cost: $60 for full day; $30 for half day. Before care is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for an additional $5. After care is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $5.

Registration and info: Click here.


Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade will spend their days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a coach and other kids participating in games, sports and creative play. It's great for kids who are into Parkour, climbing and tumbling. 

Where: Playformance, 119 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $65 per full day or $45 per half day. Early care is available starting at 8 a.m. for an additional $10. After care is available from 3 to 5 p.m. for an additional $10 per hour. 

Registration and info: Click here

UA Rec Center Rodeo Break Camp

This camp features gym and field activities, arts and crafts and other activities throughout the Rec Center. 

Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, with drop-off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pickup as late as 5:30 p.m. for no additional charge. 

Cost: $90; $80 for members for both days or $50/$45 for one day. A ten percent sibling discount will be applied when multiple children are registered.

Registration and info: Click here

The Circus Academy of Tucson

Circus Academy of Tucson owner Katherine Tesch spots Green Fields student Kiera Ritchey, 12, as she attempts to stand up on stilts with the help of her classmate Thursday, April 6. Ten Green Fields School students from the 6th to 12th grades learned circus skills including aerial silks, trapeze, globewalking, tightwire, juggling and stilts as part of their Interim, a 45-year-old tradition.

Children will spend their days learning circus arts such as juggling, tumbling and tight rope. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. 

Cost: $80 for both days

Registration and info: Click here

Create with a Beat 2-Day Camp

Children ages 5 to 12 will create art projects that express the natural world in various media including paint and pastels. Physical activities, dance and music will take place throughout the day. 

Camp runs from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. 

Where: Twin Peaks Elementary School, 7995 W. Twin Peaks Road, Marana.

Cost: $50; $40 Marana residents

Registration and info: Click here

Rodeo Camps at My Gym

These two-hour camps are for children ages 2 to 12 years old and include rodeo activities, games, crafts and snacks. Rodeo attire is encouraged. 

Sessions are 9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 and 1 to 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where: My Gym, 7942 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $30; $20 members

Registration and info: Click here

School Days Out 

Each day offers a field trip and/or special programming. Activities often include sports, art, swimming, cooking and more. 

Choose to go one day or both days. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23.

Where: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road

Cost: $50; $40 members per day

Registration and info: Click here

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson