Best Summer 2021 Events for Kids and Families in and near Phoenix!

Summer is a synonym of camp season when it comes to kids, and many of our favorite places in and around Phoenix offer a great variety of summer camps, as well as fun activities and events for both kids and families! From fun art camps, educational camps, and more amazing options, take a look at our top picks for best summer 2021 events for kids and families, and prepare to enjoy Summer 2021 big time!

This event is perfect for families who are seeking a new adventure!

You will discover the different sounds, sights, and smells of Sonoran Desert nocturnal life while you enjoy educational activities and even encounter spiders, scorpions, snakes, and who else what else!

Location:
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

DATES:
June 26, 6.30 PM

In this outdoor summer camp, little explorers aged 4-13 will spend a week learning about nature in the wonderful Highlands Center’s setting as they discover the plants, animals, and land of the Highlands!

Location:
Highlands Center for Natural History

DATES:
Week 1: June 7- 11, 8 AM- 4 PM | Week 2: June 14- 18, 8 AM- 4 PM | Week 3: June 28- July 2, 8 AM- 4 PM

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Tropical Paradise Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
June 21-25: 9 AM- 1 PM

If you’re looking for overnight camps instead, Camp Sky-Y has many fun options for different ages, including one for first-time campers.

These camps are a great option for kids who want to enjoy the outdoors and who can’t get enough of playing and being active!

Location:
Camp Sky- Y

DATES:
Session 1: May 30 – June 5 | Session 2: June 6 – June 12 | Session 3: June 13 – June 19 | Session 4: June 20 – June 26 | Session 5: June 27 – July 3 | Session 6: July 4 – July 10 | Session 7: July 11 – July 17 | Session 8: July 18 – July 24 | Session 9: July 25 – July 31

The Arizona Science Center offers this super fun camp for kids in grades 1-2 in which they will enjoy building spider webs, growing plants, excavating fossils, investigating the planet, and many more unique, fun, and educational activities!

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
9 AM- 4 PM: June 7-11 | July 5-9

In this outdoor summer camp, little investigators in grades 3-4, ages 8-10 will spend a week learning about nature in the wonderful Highlands Center’s setting as they discover the plants, animals, and land of the Highlands.

Location:
Highlands Center for Natural History

DATES:
8 AM- 4 PM | Week 1: June 7-11 | Week 2: June 21- 25 | Week 3: June 28- July 2

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Red, White, And Blue Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
June 28- July 2, 9 AM- 1 PM

In this fun camp for kids ages 4-7, they will engineer and program LEGO robotics models to put them in stories of their favorite storybook characters! A super fun summer camp that combines storytime and STEAM!

Location:
Snapology

DATES:
July 19-23: 8.30 AM- 3.30 PM

This 4-day art camp will have kids painting and creating while having a blast!

They will be painting with acrylics, drawing, sculpting, and creating mixed projects guided by educators and artists!

Location:
Carrie Curran Art Studios

DATES:
9 AM- 3 PM: May 24-27 – In-Studio | June 1-4 – Virtual Available / In-Studio | June 7-10 – Virtual & In-Studio | June 14-17 – Virtual & In-Studio | June 21-24 – Virtual & In-Studio | June 28-July 1 – Virtual & In-Studio | July 6-9 – Virtual & In-Studio | July 12-15 – Virtual & In-Studio | July 19-22 – Virtual & In-Studio | July 26-29 – Virtual & In-Studio | August 2-5 – Virtual & Studio

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Welcome to the Jungle Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
July 5-9, 9 AM- 4 PM

Future Astronauts will love this camp!

They will enjoy hands-on engineering activities, teamwork, and high-energy challenges as they experience STEM and explore the science of Space! 

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
Grades 3-6 June 7-11, 9 AM- 4 PM | Grades 7-8 June 14-18, 9 AM- 4 PM

Future Astronauts will love this camp!

They will enjoy hands-on engineering activities, teamwork, and high-energy challenges as they experience STEM and explore the science of Space! 

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
Grades 3-6 June 7-11, 9 AM- 4 PM | Grades 7-8 June 14-18, 9 AM- 4 PM

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Art Around the World Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
July 12-16, 9 AM- 4 PM

In this outdoor summer camp, kids in pre-k and kindergarten, ages 4-6 will spend a week learning about nature in the wonderful Highlands Center’s setting as they discover the plants, animals, and land of the Highlands.

Location:
Highlands Center for Natural History

DATES:
8 AM- 4 PM: Week 1: June 21-25 | Week 2: July 12- 16

Families will get to explore the summer night sky and learn about the adaptations owls have to find their own way around when the sky goes dark!

This is a unique and unforgettable event to experience with your family!

Location:
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

DATES:
August 28, 6.30 PM

If your kids love the ASC or have never visited it, this is the perfect camp to get to know this fantastic home for educational fun!

From learning how the planetarium works to discover the secrets of the exhibits, kids in grades 1-6 will get to experience an exclusive exploration of the ASC!

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
9 AM- 4 PM: June 14-18 and July 12-16.

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

The Science of Art Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young at Art

DATES:
July 19-23, 9 AM- 1 PM

Kids ages 6 and 7 will get to visit a paleontology lab on the first camp day and enjoy the rest of the camp virtually from their homes with a prehistoric virtual reality safari!

They will learn all about giant marine reptiles, dinosaurs, and more!

Location:
Arizona Museum of Natural History

DATES:
June 14- 16, 9 AM- 11 AM

Kids ages 8 to 10 will get to visit a paleontology lab on the first camp day and enjoy the rest of the camp virtually from their homes with a prehistoric virtual reality safari!

They will learn all about giant marine reptiles, dinosaurs, and more!

Location:
Arizona Museum of Natural History

DATES:
June 14- 16, 1 PM- 3 PM

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Once Upon a Time Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
July 26-30, 9 AM- 1 PM

Arizona Science Center offers this fun educational camp for kids in grades 1-6 in which they will practice the principles of innovating designing and constructing with hands-on activities!

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
9 AM- 4 PM: June 21-25 | July 19-23

There are so many summer camp options at the Arizona Science Center that it can get difficult for your kid to choose just one…

You can stop stressing out now! This camp features the best of Camp Innovation, interactive and hands-on experiences, and so much more!

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
9 AM- 4 PM: June 28- July 2 | July 26-30

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Bringing Color Back to School Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
August 2-6 : 9 AM- 4 PM

This 10-day camp combines science, design, social media, and engineering!

Kids will take a look at various STEM careers, learn about STEM and art, and so much more!

Location:
Arizona Science Center

DATES:
9 AM- 4 PM: July 12- 23

Rachel’s Young at Art camps include arts and crafts, dramatic play, storytime, sensory activities, and lots of fun for kids ages 3-8 years old!

Endless Summer Camp is one of the many fun options to choose from this summer!

Location:
Rachel’s Young At Art

DATES:
9 AM- 1 PM August 9-13