Junior Rangers

Kids measure saguaros at the Junior Rangers summer program at Saguaro National Park East. 

As you know, most Tucson kids will be out of school by the end of the month.

Not sure where this school year has gone, but it's time to think about summer camps if you need to sign your kids up. 

Anybody else feel like this?

To help you out, we built a super cool and convenient tool that allows you to search camps by topic, cost, age and location. Find that here

You can also keep reading to get details on six camps that cost $100 or less. 


What: Activities include crafts, music, stories and the chance to be part of Ben's Bells ceramic studio projects. They'll learn about intentional kindness through these activities.

Each session is one-week long and goes from 9 a.m. to noon. 

When: June 3-7 and June 17-21 for grades K and 1; June 10-14 and June 24-28 for grades 2 and 3

Where: Ben's Bells, 40 W. Broadway

Cost: $100 per session

Info: Go here to register

Wild Animal Park Kindermusik

What: This four-day session of Kindermusik will take kids ages 3-6 on a musical adventure through the rain forest. Each day's adventure includes snacks and a craft to take home and goes from 1-4 p.m.

When: June 10-13 (There are a total of six sessions to choose from)

Where: Sing with Nancy Kindermusik Studio, 8587 N. Silverbell Road

Cost: $69 for four days; $57 for three days; $44 for two days or $25 for one day

Info: Go here to register

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson Summer Camps

What: Kids ages 7-17 can sign up for reading programs, STEAM programs, arts and crafts and sports and recreation. 

Where: Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse, 3155 E. Grant Road

When: Camps run June 3 through July 12

Cost: $60 for the entire six weeks, includes free lunch

Info: Go here to register

Get Air Tucson Summer Camp

Damian Walters Jr., 4, hits a trampoline at Get Air Tucson.

What: Kids ages 5-15 can literally bounce around for four days at Get Air. Each session is themed with a different lesson or skill. There will be group activities and lessons on health, teamwork and problem solving. Camps run from 1-5 p.m. and include snacks and socks. 

Where: Get Air Tucson, 330 S. Toole Ave., suite 300

When: July 1-4; July 8-11; July 15-18; July 22-25; July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8

Cost: $99.99 or $34.99 per day

Info: Go here to register

Junior Ranger Graduate Camp

What: Kids ages 7-11 who attended Saguaro Junior Ranger Camp in 2017 or previous years can sign up. They'll take a virtual tour of America's National Parks. They'll do a variety of activities around Hawaii volcanoes, dinosaurs, redwoods and more. Groups will prepare their own National Park plan to present to parents at the end of camp graduation ceremony.

Where: Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail

When: June 17-19, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 for a three day session

Info: Go here to register

Making a Difference

What: Kids ages 12-15 will talk about dating, relationships, achieving goals, communication and reproductive health. There will also be prizes, snacks and pizza.

Where: Quincie Douglas Recreation Center, 1575 E. 36th Street

When: June 19-20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: Go here to register

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson