Youth Camps

DISCOVER Summer Camp

Program Tabs

Program Overview

We offer a variety of summer experiences at GateWay Community College's Washington Campus and the Montecito Site for elementary and middle school children. Your child will experience a fun, active environment. A list of the latest 2018 summer camps is below.

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

 

Program Locations

Montecito Site
715 E Montecito Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Washington Campus (Ready for Work only)

 


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.

Ages: 6 - 12
When: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Contact: (602) 286-8130

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Amazing Animals 

Have fun learning about different types of animals.  Throughout the week 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.

When: June 4-8
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18287

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

All About Arizona

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.

When: June 11-15
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18288

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Purr-fect Pets

This camp is purr-fect for every pet lover.  We will learn all about animals that people have as pets.  We will learn what they eat, how they sleep and what they do for exercise.  Children will have the opportunity to talk about and share pictures of their own pets.  We will create care packages for a local animal shelter and we will have the opportunity to meet a few special pets.

When: June 18-22
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18289

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Healthy Habits

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.

When: June 25-29
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18290

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Ocean Commotion

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 Mall.

When: July 2-6
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18291

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

The Power of STEAM

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: July 9-13
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18292

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

When I Grow Up

Community helpers are all around us. This week, children will have the opportunity to learn about and meet community helpers that work all around us. Through their experiences, children will have the opportunity to learn about the 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 Flame Fire Museum.

When: July 16-20
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18293

Application Form

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Go Green

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-composting garden and participate in a community service project. This week we will take a field trip to the Rio Salado Audubon or the Botanical Gardens.

When: July 23-27
Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Ages: 6 - 12
Contact: (602) 286-8130
Price: $165 per week
Section #: 18294

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

 

Specialty Camps

Self - Expression Camp - CANCELED

Student’s will use art, dramatic arts, guided meditation, music & movement, yoga and other interesting tools to gain confidence in freedom of self expression. Through all the various art projects, activities, and group interaction students will feel safe to express themselves in a fun and safe environment while learning new and unique things about themselves and the world around them.

Please note: The Self - Expression Camp has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

Ready for Work

Students will have the opportunity to learn about their personality traits and explore careers that they are interested in pursuing.  Students will practice filling out a job application and learn how to write a resume.  At the end of camp, students will meet members of the community who perform different jobs and participate in job interviews.  Students are required to participate in each day of the workshop.

When: June 12-14
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8 a.m. to Noon
Ages: 13-15
Price: $60
Section #: 18386
Maximum enrollment 30 Students

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Summer Show Choir

Love to sing and dance? This one-week intensive will focus on vocal technique, performance basics, and different dance styles. The music featured will include Broadway and pop hits. The camp will end with a performance for family and friends. Students should wear clothes and shoes comfortable for movement. (Please no sandals or flip flops.) 

When: July 9-13
Time: Monday- Friday – 1 to 3 p.m.
Ages: 6-12
Price: $75
Before and after care= $100 for the week
Section #: 18383  / 18578 (before & after care) 
Maximum Enrollment 25 Students

Application Form

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The Hero's Journey: A Storytelling Workshop

Stories are an important part of the human experience. In this interactive workshop series, students will learn the fundamental elements of storytelling. The experience will be framed around the hero's journey, as captured in the award winning animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." Students will learn and share stories with one another and the closing activity will be a storytelling performance.

When: July 17-19
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8 a.m. to Noon
Ages: 6-12
Price: $60
Section #: 18384
Maximum Enrollment 30 Children

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Kids in the Kitchen

Students will have the opportunity to explore an assortment of cooking activities.  Students will learn about recipes and how to measure ingredients all while incorporating appropriate hygiene practices while preparing food.  This socially interactive camp will help students understand the importance of nutritional values, how to accommodate dietary needs of others, and the etiquette of dining in social settings.

When: July 30-Aug. 2
Time: Monday-Friday – 9  a.m. to Noon
Ages: 6-12
Price: $85
Section #: 18385
Maximum Enrollment (20 Children)

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

Contact Us

DISCOVER Summer Camp Gecko

(602) 286-8130
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Business Launch Camp

(602) 286-8950
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034