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.

Spring 2019 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

Application Form

Student Admissions Form

 

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.

 


Specialty Camps

Price varies and is determined by the vendor who is presenting the camp.

A meal and/or snack will be included in the cost depending on the time frame and duration of the camp.

Harry Potter Magical Engineering, June 10-13

Ages:  5 - 6
Time:   9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Playwell TEKnologies

Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find Platform 9 ¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and soar on the wings of a Norwegian Ridgeback Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone your magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts.

Harry Potter Master Engineering, June 10-13

Ages:  7 - 12
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Playwell TEKnologies

Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Build Diagon Alley in preparation for your trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hop on your Broomstick and play Quidditch, duel the evil Lord Voldemort, and hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts.

Chemicals, Cells, and Crimes, June 17-20

Ages:  7 - 12
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:  $129 per student
Vendor:  Mad Science

Start small by learning about molecules and atoms, then build up to cells and how they work together as organs in the human body. Finish off by using forensic knowledge to investigate an ice cream theft crime scene.

Code Explorers, June 24-27

Ages:  6 - 8
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Black Rocket

For curious young minds who want to take the first steps into the world of programming. Student explorers will use their creativity to solve a series of web-based coding challenges. Each lesson builds fluency in essential digital skills needed for the future. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program mirroring the real life experiences and collaborative nature of the design process.

Python Programmers, June 24-27

Ages:  8 - 12
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Black Rocket

Want to learn the world’s fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step by step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program mirroring the real life experiences and collaborative nature of the design process.

Lego Films and Stop Action, July 8-11

Ages:  6 - 10
Time:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Black Rocket

Make your Legos come to life! Create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Student created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program mirroring the real life experiences and collaborative nature of the design process.

ROBLOX Makers, July 8-11

Ages:  8 - 12
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Black Rocket

Unlock the power of ROBLOX Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX developers. Learn how to use 3D models and create adventure in your ROBLOX world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student created projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program mirroring the real life experiences and collaborative nature of the design process.

Super Hero Engineering, July 15-18

Ages:  5 - 6
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Playwell TEKnologies

Save the world with Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

Super Hero Master Engineering, July 15-18

Ages:  7 - 12
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Cost:  $150 per student
Vendor:  Playwell TEKnologies

Super Heroes need your help to defeat the destructive forces of evil arch-villains as they threaten LEGOpolis! Explore the tools and techniques of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but super engineers. An engineering curriculum designed by Play-Well challenges heroes to design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

Robot Recruit, July 22-25

Ages: 7 - 12
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:  $159 per student (includes robot kit)
Vendor:  Mad Science

Get familiar with circuits, gears, and solar power. Try Dr. Claw (the Mad Science robot arm) and learn how electricity works. Over the course of the camp you will build your own robot to bring home with you!

Contact Us

DISCOVER Summer Camp Gecko

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

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