Apr. 6, 2017
By: Karli Ragan
If you can believe it, summer camps are already starting to fill up. Instead of doing countless Google searches and calling up the phone tree for gathering intel on the best ones to enroll your school-aged child, we made your life easier and have a round-up for you below. Classes below are for kiddos as young 5 and as old as 17, with interests in music theatre, improv, STEM and fine art. All camps listed are located within downtown Chandler and are day camps.
1. First up is the Chandler Center for the Arts. They’re offering 3 different classes in all aspects of musical theatre; singing, dancing and acting.
The workshops range from 1 to 3 weeks. All of their camps are for ages 7-14, have a student/staff ratio of 8 to 1, and include a t-shirt and a performance at the end for parents to watch. Length of camps vary; from one week to three, with pricing from $205 to $545. Registration is going on now, click here for more information.
2. Burst of Butterflies Create & Paint Studio offers 6 different classes over the months of June and July for ages 5-14.
Areas of concentration include canvas painting, clay hand-building, pottery painting, fused glass art, yarn art, mosaics, splatter painting and more. Each camper will learn the process of art journaling by filling their own journal throughout the camp.
Classes are broken up by the campers’ ages; ‘little hands,’ ages 5-9, are in the morning, and ‘junior artists,’ ages 10-14, take place in the afternoon. Their classes only cost $99 for the little hands and $120 for junior artists. All supplies are included. Sign up for a class here.
3. ImprovMANIA will teach campers the art of quick wit and being comfortable on a stage through their improv summer camps.
Their classes are 5 days long, during the work week, from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., and cost $225. On the Friday of each session (at 3 p.m.), there will be a performance showcase for friends and family. The workshops are for ages 8-17. They only have 20 spots per session and registration has begun; visit this link to sign up.
4. Rounding off our list is a summer camp by the City of Chandler Recreation for kiddos aged 5-12 interested in STEM.
Campers will experience activities involving aerospace, mechanical, automotive and structural engineering through activities like assembling a rocket and building a robot. In addition, the kids will have a chance to flex their creative and sport muscles through art projects, field trips, swimming and sporting games.
Location is Chandler Community Center, registration begins May 7 for Chandler residents, and the camp lasts from Jun. 5-Jul. 5 and has options like all-day, half-day and specific weeks. Registration link found here.