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Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 2:00 am | Updated: 12:09 pm, Fri Aug 31, 2012.

There was a time when summer vacation meant a chance to take a break, but these days an idle mind and body is a rarity.

Everyone is off and running nowadays and there are camps out there for just about every athletic undertaking.

Here are a few ideas to start with as the summer fast approaches.

Three in one deal

The Ahwatukee Board of Management is hosting a golf, swim and tennis camp for kids ages 6 through 14. Each camp has somewhere between 20 and 30 kids each week.

The camps are four days a week starting June 4 through the week of July 30.

The days are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day and start out at the Ahwatukee Community Center, 4700 E. Warner Road. The cost is $194 per camper.

“It’s a great way to introduce them to two different sports and see if maybe that would be something they would enjoy,” Ahwatukee Community Center director Susan Hyden said. “We have a low ratio (about 15 kids per counselor) and it keeps them very busy.”

For more information, go to http://www.ahwatukeehoa.com/item_list.asp?subcat=73&subtitle=Golf%2C+Swim+%26+Tennis+Camps.

Golf in Ahwatukee

Mountain Pointe golf programs and the Ahwatukee Golf Properties are hosting a Junior Golf Camp in Ahwatukee this summer. Dates and location haven’t been settled yet.

Contact Tony Ramseyer at (480) 510-2930 or tramseyer.mtp@tuhsd.k12.az.us for more information.

Wrestling fundamentals

The Infinity Wrestling Club, run by Chuck Barbee, has youth and middle school camps scheduled at Desert Vista High School, 16440 S. 32nd St.

The middle school camp will focus on takedown offense and defense June 4-8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (with a break where snacks and beverages are provided).

The youth camp, which will focus on takedowns and top and bottom technique, is June 11-15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (with a break where snacks and beverages are provided).

There will be a third camp July 9-13 focused on mat wrestling and leg riding.

Each camp is $135 and capped at 50 wrestlers. Registering for two camps is $250.

Campers must have their USAW card to attend.

For more information, email Barbee at cbbarbee@gmail.com or call (480) 772-2472. You can also visit www.infinitywrestling.com

Sun Devils volleyball camps

Arizona State is hosting several camps throughout the summer for girls of all ages.

The team camp at Arizona State for seventh-graders through seniors in high school will be July 12-14.

There is a 10-player max per team and it costs $250.

Additionally, there are middle school (sixth through eighth grades) day camp ($190) July 9-10 and a middle school position camp ($95) July 11.

The Little Devils Camp (grades third through fifth for $70) is July 9-11.

Camps for older athletes (seventh through 12th grades) are later in the summer as individual position camps (July 16 or July, $190) and the competitive all-skills camp (July 17-19 for $350) are the most popular.

For more information, visit http://sundevilvolleyball.sportscampzone.com/camps.

Valley Christian summer camps

The Valley Christian athletic department is hosting camps for boys and girls in grades third through 12.

There are camps for girls volleyball, wrestling, football, baseball, soccer and baseball throughout the summer.

The times and costs vary per sport.

Registration forms are available at www.vchsaz.org.

For more information, contact the school at (480) 705-8888 or email questions to vcsummercamps@vchsaz.org.

Suns summer camps

The Phoenix Suns will continue with its annual and popular summer camps.

An overnight camp will be June 29 to July 3 in Prescott with a cost of $495. The day camp will be July 4-8 at Thunderbird High, 1750 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix, at a cost of $350.

The camps offer the finest one-on-one instruction in a safe, positive atmosphere for boys and girls, ages 6-17. It’s the perfect camp experience for every hoop-loving kid from beginners looking to learn about the game to advanced players needing to hone their skills.

The overnight camps provide room and board and all campers must report to Pine Summit Camp on July 29 between 1 and 3 p.m. for registration. An awards ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on July 3 and camp ends at noon on July 3.

Each camper receives an official reversible camp jersey, camp backpack, camp T-shirt and a camp hat, along with a Phoenix Suns basketball, a free ticket to a Suns pre-season home game during the 2012-13 season, a free ticket to a Mercury home game in August or September during the 2012 season and the chance to meet Suns and Mercury celebrities.

For information, visit http://www.nba.com/suns/jrsuns/camps_12.html.

YMCA camps

The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA offers several options throughout the summer.

There is a Get Your Fitness On camp June 11-15 and a Summer Olympic-themed camp July 9-13.

For more information, visit http://www.ahwatukeeymca.org.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or jskoda@ahwatukee.com

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Kids Camp calendar

Camp Amazing at Family of Christ Learning Center

Eight weeks of summer camps with a different theme each week such as Infinity and beyond, Hawaiian hullaballoo, Disney camp, mighty jungle, music makers, ocean commotion and explosion, and more.

DETAILS>>8:30 a.m. to noon June 4 to July 26, Monday to Thursday, Family of Christ Learning Center, 3501 E. Chandler Blvd. $75 for the week or choose two or three days for $20 per day. Registration is $20. (480) 759-4047, www.focaz.org.


 

Magical Journey Learning Center camps

The Magical Journey Learning Center of Ahwatukee, 1442 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 2, is currently enrolling for the following summer camps:

• Science Camp 1:

An eight-week integrated science and literature class designed to encourage and develop a child’s inquiry and problem-solving skills while being engaged in “hands-on” experiments and activities. Weekly themes will integrate children’s literature and non-fiction. For 4 to 7 year olds.

DETAILS>>8 to 10 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30.

• Science Camp 2:

New themes and activities from Science Camp 1. For 4 to 7 year olds.

DETAILS>>1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31 or 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1.

• Spanish Immersion Camp:

Children will experience the Spanish language through total immersion. Class instruction is entirely in Spanish and is taught through conversation, art, music and story time. In addition, children learn through vocabulary and phrases that are important in their day-to-day lives. For 4 to 8 year olds.

DETAILS>>11 a.m. to noon, Monday to Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25.

• Literature Camp – June:

A four-week session designed to enhance your child’s reading experience with art, music, science and cooking activities all based on favorite picture books.

DETAILS>>1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 or 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28.

• Literature Camp – July:

A four-week session designed to enhance your child’s reading experience with the study of various children’s authors. Activities will integrate literature, with art, drama, music and writing.

DETAILS>>1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 or 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2

• You-n-Me Book Club – June:

A four-week session designed for 3 and 4 year old children and an adult companion. The weekly theme will integrate stories, art, games, songs and snacks.

DETAILS>>9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 or 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28.

• Lend a Hand Club-June:

Help your child develop positive self-esteem and learn valuable life lessons. This club will teach your child responsibility, cooperation, leadership, problem solving and compassion. Students will participate in making hands on projects to be given to local animal shelters, food banks, senior centers and other local organizations. For 4 to 7 year olds.

DETAILS>>8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, 29.

• Science/Literature Camp – July:

This camp will be six sessions of fun with hands-on science tied in with reading and writing experiences. No risk of writer’s block here. For 8 to 10 year olds.

DETAILS>>9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26.

• Math Camp – July:

Have some fun as we review math skills, do problem solving activities and play some hands-on interactive math games together. For 7 to 9 year olds.

DETAILS>>9 to 11 a.m. Fridays, July 13, 20, 27.

For more information on these camps and clubs at Magical Journey Learning Center, visit http://magicaljourneylc.org or call (480) 703-3302.


 

Dance Studio 111 camps

• Summer Dance Camp 2012:

Spend time with friends learning to dance and continue to improve your technique all summer long. Our family oriented staff is offering classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater, and more. All ages and levels.

DETAILS>>3:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 5 to June 28, Tuesday through Thursdays at Dance Studio 111, 4910 E. Chandler Blvd. $125 to $275. (480) 706-4060, www.dancestudio111.com.

• Summer Dance Camp:

Dance classes that include combo classes, intermediate jazz tech, advanced jazz tech classes for students that range in age from 2 years to 12 and older.

DETAILS>>class times vary. Classes are Mondays and Saturdays beginning June 6. Dance Studio 111, 4910 E. Chandler Blvd. Cost is $60 to $155 per month. www.dancestudio111.com, (480) 706-6040.

• Boys Hip-Hop:

Dance Studio 111 is offering boys only fun hip-hop classes for the month of June. For all ages.

DETAILS>>6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in June at Dance Studio 111, 4910 E. Chandler Blvd. $60 for the month. (480) 706-6040, www.dancestudio111.com.

• Summer Ballet Intensive:

Intermediate level for the dancer who has a minimum of three years ballet training and ages 9 to 14. Advanced level ballet, for the dance that has complete knowledge of basic technique and moving towards a professional level, ages 12 and over.

DETAILS>>10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 9 to July 28, Dance Studio 111, 4910 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 111. www.dancestudio111.com. (480) 706-6040.

• Summer Intensive 2012:

Dancers from around the Valley are invited to attend the week-long intensive classes. New guest teachers every day. Styles featured are jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theater, turns and technique, hip-hop and more. All ages and levels.

DETAILS>>10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 to July 26 at Dance Studio 111, 4910 E. Chandler Blvd. $250 for the entire week. (480) 706-6040, www.dancestudio111.com.

• Summer Dance Boot Camp:

It’s time to work it out. After a long summer it’s time to get back to dance. Two weeks only, for all ages and levels with new teachers every day.

DETAILS>>4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 8, 9 (first week); Aug. 14, 15, 16 (second week) at Dance Studio 111, 4910 E. Chandler Blvd. $150 for one week, $175 two weeks. (480) 706-4060, www.dancestudio111.com.

Arizona All Stars Cheer and Tumbling summer camps

Offering summer camps that includes three weeks of fun with tumbling, stunting, dance, Fitness4Kids, Zumba, kids yoga, games and much more.

DETAILS>>8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 to 27 at Arizona All Stars, 7425 S. Harl Ave., Suite 3, Tempe. $395, (480) 831-1105 or www.azallstars.com.

Sunsplash Camp at Arizona All Stars

DETAILS>>May 29 to June 1 (four days) $175 and July 30 to Aug. 5 (five days) $195, at Arizona All Stars, 7425 S. Harl Ave., Suite 3, Tempe. (480) 831-1105, www.azallstars.com.

• Beverly Stidham, (480) 898-7924 or bstidham@ahwatukee.com