The Circus Academy of Tucson

If you're in panic mode right now because your kids will be on fall break next week, you're not alone. 

Take a breath and look through this list of camps for kids during the break. Whether you're looking for a place for the whole week, or just a day or two, there are lots of options. 

(Sorry to you mamas whose kids are already on break. This mama just realized hers will be off next week #momfail)

Fall Break Kids Crafting Session

What: Kids will make fun art projects on a variety of themes including wildlife animals, cosmos and rockets, the ocean, gardening and warriors throughout history. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to noon 

Cost: $35

Info: There are more dates for these crafting sessions. Go here for info.


The studio space at Craft Revolt is filled with natural light, lovely tables and art.

Fall Break Camp Speed and Agility Training

What: Athletes ages 6-and-up will sharpen skills in running mechanics, balance and coordination, agility, plyometrics and basic strength training. 

When: Oct 8-12, 8 to 9 a.m.

Where: Jet Multi-Sport Training, 1130 E. Pennsylvania Street, suite 503

Cost: $49

Info: Go here

Wizarding Workshop Fall Break

What: Kids ages 6-and-up will create wizarding pieces using pottery, wood and more. Class includes materials, studio fee and instruction. Bring lunch.

When: Oct. 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Where: Color Me Mine, 5870 E. Broadway (in Park Place mall)

Cost: $70

Info: Registration is required 24 hours in advance. There's a 10 percent discount for siblings. Make sure to check out Color Me Mine's other camps. There's a unicorn and dragon one that also looks fun. Go here for more info.

Fall Break Circus Camp

What: Students will participate in a variety of activities including tumbling, aerial, juggling and balance. Bring lunch, water and snacks. 

When: Oct. 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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

Cost: $230

Info: Go here  to register

PJ Masks Fall Break Camp

What: Potty trained kids ages 3½ to 5 will solve mysteries with Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, play games, make crafts and more. 

When: Oct. 8-12, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Heart & Soul Kids Activity Center, 5741 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $150

Info: Go here

SchoolzOut Camps

What: Day camps are offered at city recreation centers with activities like games, sports, arts and crafts, nutrition-based learning, performing, arts, field trips and more. There are sessions for younger kids ages 5-11 and for teens. 

When: Oct 8-12, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Where: Various city rec centers

Cost: $25-$31

Info: Go here


Hi-Five Fall Break Sports Camp

What: Each day of this camp is dedicated to learning a new sport, as well as lessons in teamwork, respect, sportsmanship and hard work. 

When: Oct. 8-12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Where: Hi-Five Sports Club Tucson, 555 E. 18th Street

Cost: $200

Info: Go here

Dog Days in the Desert Fall Camp

What: Campers spend at least two hours a day caring for foster animals to give them a new perspective on caring for animals, preventing animal cruelty, understanding animal behavior and more. They'll also do classroom activities, creative exercises, play games and do character building lessons. 

When: Oct. 8-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Humane Society of Southern Arizona's Education Center, 635 W. Roger Road

Cost: $275

Info: Go here to register

D-Bat Fall Break Camp

What: Baseball and softball players ages 6-13 will have fun working on their skills. Bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes (no spikes), water, snack and lunch. 

When:  Oct. 8-12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: D-Bat Tucson, 4439 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $200

Info: Go here

Fall Break at YMCA

What: Your kiddos will enjoy fun-filled days that include art projects, games, outdoor play, physical activities, field trips and more. 

When: Oct. 8-12

Where: Ott Family YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road

Cost: $145 for the week or $35 per day

Info: Go here


Kids will participate in a variety of games and activities at the Ott Family YMCA's fall break camp.

"A" Camp

What: Children ages 5-15 participate in activities such as games, arts and crafts, swimming and exploring campus. Two snacks are provided during the day. 

When: Oct. 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (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 Campus Recreation, 1400 E. Sixth Street

Cost: $240 for the week or $55 per day (Returning families or UA staff, use promo code UACAMP10 for a 10 percent discount)

Info: Go here

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson