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DISCOVER Summer Camp

GateWay Community College now offers a dynamic summer camp experience for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Your child will have the opportunity to experience nine 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 clc@gatewaycc.edu for more information. Breakfast, lunch, two snacks and field trips included in weekly cost. 

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
WHERE: Main Building | MA1100 N/S 
PRICE: $175 per week (includes breakfast, lunch & snacks) +  $10 T-shirt Fee $10 Registration Fee  

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


Week 1: Camp Gecko's Got Talent

Find your inner superstar at Camp Gecko's Got Talent week! Campers will learn about music, dancing, singing, and dramatic techniques. Children will have the opportunity to showcase their unique talents during a campus wide "Show-Off" performance at the end of the week and take a field trip to the Phoenix Art Museum. 

When: May 31-June 4


Week 2: Amazing Animals

Throughout the week, campers will learn about desert animals, bio-mimicry, weird and unusual creatures, and prehistoric life! Children 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 7-11


Week 3: Mystery Week

Calling all amateur sleuths! This week we'll put you in the detectives' chair and show you how to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by using the scientific method. Children will have the opportunity to participate in an "Escape the Room" mystery. 

When: June 14-18


Week 4: The Power of Steam

Join us for a week dedicated to the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Campers will conduct experiments, create art pieces, engineer their own modern marvels, and more! To enhance their experiences, children will take a field trip to the Arizona Science Center. 

When: June 21-25


Week 5: When I Grow Up

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 create a "Mock City" based on what they learned. This week we will take a field trip to the Hall of Flames Museum. 

When: June 28-July 2


Week 6: 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 by creating projects with recycled materials, learning about zero waste, building an earthworm-composting garden, and participating in a community service project. This week we will take a field trip to the Rio Salado Audubon or the Botanical Gardens. 

When: July 5-9


Week 7: Community Service

Community, equity, and equality are current conversations happening around our country. Campers 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. We will go on a field trip to Feed My Starving Children to learn about children around the world who are suffering from food insecurity and pack them nutritious meals. 

When: July 12-16


Week 8: Kids Baking Challenge

This week will be an awesome week of baking exploration. Campers will learn about kitchen and food safety, baking techniques, cupcake decorating, and food presentation, and engage in a cupcake baking challenge judged by 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. 

When: July 19-23


Week 9: Summer Olympics 

Get excited for the 2021 Summer Olympics this week! Phoenix is the perfect place to engage in an assortment of athletic and sporting activities. Throughout the week, children will have an opportunity to explore an 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. 

When: July 26-30