Youth Camps

DISCOVER Summer Camp

We offer a variety of summer experiences at GateWay Community College's Washington Campus for elementary and middle school children. Your child will experience a fun, active environment.

Summer camps are listed below.

Contact Leia Wilson at (602) 286-8135 or leia.wilson@gatewaycc.edu with questions. 

Kids can't have all the fun! Visit https://www.gatewaycc.edu/community-ed/workshops for adult Community Education workshops. 

 

Program Location

Washington Campus
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, MA1100 N/S


Camp Gecko

GateWay Community College now offers a dynamic summer camp experience for children ages 6-12 years old. Your child will have the opportunity to experience eight weeks of excitement through crafts, field trips and themed activities. Each week children will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities that will help them create memories to last a lifetime. Call (602) 286-8130 or email for cost and more information. 

Breakfast, lunch, two snacks and all field trips included in the cost. All camps will be held in MA1100 N/S on the Washington Campus.

 

Ages: 6 - 12
When: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Cost: $175 per week

Contact: (602) 286-8130

Registration Packet

 

Let the Games Begin, May 28-31

School is out and it is time to start enjoying the summer. Phoenix is the perfect place to engage in an assortment of sporting activities. Throughout the week, children will have an opportunity to explore and assortment of physical activities indoors and out. We will take a field trip to the swimming pool and to a local sporting event so that children can relate their own sports ideas to real life events.

 

Amazing Animals, June 3-7

Have fun learning about different types of animals. Throughout the week, we will explore animal habitats, the types of foods they eat, and learn how we can help take care of them. We will take a field trip to the Phoenix Zoo where children will have the opportunity to see real animals and learn how zoos help animals stay healthy and safe.

 

All About Arizona, June 10-14

Arizona is full of history and places to explore. Throughout the week, we will learn about the geology of Arizona and the first people to make Arizona their home. We will take a field trip to the Heard Museum where we will learn about plants and animals that are native to Arizona while also exploring Native American Culture and History.

 

Healthy Habits, June 17-21

At Healthy Habits Camp, children will learn about their bodies and how they can stay healthy. We will learn about healthy eating, hygiene habits, physical activity and emotional well-being. Throughout the week, children will learn ways to create healthy habits and have opportunities to interact with an assortment of health professionals. During the week, we will take a field trip to the Halle Heart Museum and learn all about the human heart.

 

Ocean Commotion, June 24-28

Join us as we sail the seas and explore all that the ocean has to offer. Children will explore ocean animals, learn about wave science, discover the concepts of sink and float, and explore all of the different oceans on planet earth. During this week, we will take a field trip to the Sea Life Aquarium at Arizona Mills.

 

The Power of STEAM, July 1-5

Join us for a week of exploration, experiments, art projects and math games. Throughout the week, children will enjoy activities that will teach them all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. To enhance their experiences, children will take a field trip to the Arizona Science Center.

 

When I Grow Up, July 8-12

Community Helpers are all around us. This week, children will have the opportunity to learn about and meet community helpers. Through their experiences, children will have the opportunity to learn about different types of work that people do. Children will engage in pretend play and creative activities to enhance their understanding of careers. This week we will take a field trip to the Hall of Flames Museum.

 

Go Green, July 15-19

Planet Earth is the most valuable resource to children. Throughout the week, children will learn what it means to be a good steward of their community. Children will have the opportunity to create projects with recycled materials, learn about zero waste, help build an earthworm compositing garden and participate on a community service project. This week we will take a field trip to the Botanical Gardens.

 

Community Service, July 22-26

Community, equity and equality are current conversations happening around our country. It is important for children to learn how they fit in to their community and how they can support, serve and provide a positive impact. Throughout the week, children will learn about different types of community service. They will have the opportunity to collect information about services they care about, learn how other children created their own community service initiatives and find ways to participate in those projects. During the week, children will go on a field trip to Feed My Starving Children where they will learn about children around the world who are suffering from food poverty. During the experience, children will pack food for starving children from another country.

 

Kids Baking Challenge, July 29-Aug. 2

This week will be an awesome week of baking exploration. Throughout the week children will learn all about the kitchen and how to bake. At the beginning of the week, children will learn about kitchen and food safety. After children learn how to be safe, they will have the opportunity to learn about baking techniques, cupcake decorating and food presentation. At the end of the week, children will engage in their very own, cupcake baking challenge. Each team will bake and decorate a group of cupcakes that will then be judged by our very own special guest judges. During the week, we will take a field trip to tour a local bakery and learn some baking skills from a professional.