Summer Day Camps

Copper Creek Elementary School

11620 N. Copper Springs Trail

Painted Sky Elementary School

12620 N. Woodburne Ave.

For ages 6-12, June 2 to July 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday $50 per week. Friday field trips $15 each Pre care beginning at 7:30 a.m., $5 weekly; after care available until 5:30 p.m., $10 weekly

Camp includes sports, games, arts & crafts, special guest speakers and the Tucson-Pima & Oro Valley Public Library reading program. Morning and afternoon snack provided; children must bring a sack lunch. No camp July 4th. Friday field trip optional but must have attended prior week. Admission, lunch and transportation provided for all field trips. Registration Begins May 5.

Field trips: June 6, Justin's Water World; June 13 Funtasticks; June 20, Fiesta Lanes; June 27, Skate Country East; July 11, Colossal Cave; July 18, Breakers Water Park

Pee Wee P.E.

Copper Creek Elementary School

11620 N. Copper Springs Trail

For Children Age 3-5, June 3 to July 24, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm, $50 for each 4 week session

Pee Wee PE is a designed to stimulate fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, while giving children experience with various types of sports and sporting equipment. Small group setting. Minimum of four and maximum of six students per session.

Pre Kindergarten Adventures

Copper Creek Elementary School

11620 N. Copper Springs Trail

For upcoming kindergartners, June 2 to July 18, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday to Thursday, $40

Children preparing to enter kindergarten 2003/2004 will learn, laugh, play and be given an opportunity to prepare for school in a creative environment.

Roller Roadies Speed Skating Camp From Fast Eddie's Skate School,

CDO Riverfront Park

551 W. Lambert Lane

For grades first to eighth, July 7 to July 11, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration deadline is July 3. Fees before June 1 are $120, fees from June 2 to July 3 are $135.

Instructors are Scott Weilbacher or Eddie Wachter of Fast Eddie's Skate School (I.I.S.A. certified)

Learn inline speed skating from Fast Eddie, one of Arizona's fastest professional speed skaters! This camp is designed to teach the speed skating techniques used in the Olympics. Sprints, starts, relays and races for prizes will be part of the fun in this four-day camp. The camp activities will also cover basics of safety on inline skating, rules of the road, how to be "cool" on inline skates, stopping, turning, edge control, and other popular skating techniques. As an added bonus, several of Tucson's top speed skaters will visit the camp. Helmets and safety equipment required.

Performance Baseball & Softball Skill Development Clinics

James D. Kriegh Park

23 W. Calle Concordia

Designed for players ages 6-16. Grouped by age, experience, & ability. Campers will learn the proper fundamentals of the game.

Instructors: Scott Laux, Keith Laux, Zane Leiber, Diego Rico, Missy Leiber and Maritza Valenzuela

Hitting or Fielding Clinics

April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25; Hitting clinic: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Fielding clinic: 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m. $50 for 4 weeks

Pitching Clinics

April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $75 per four week clinic

Summer Camp is Back/Baseball & Softball

June 2-5, 9-12, 23-26, July 7-10, 14-18, 21-25, 28-31. 8 a.m to 1 p.m. $150 per 4 day session. Specials available, call for details.

Team Dance Camp By Jr. Jazzercise

Copper Creek Elementary School

11620 N. Copper Springs Trail

For grades three to six; June 2 to June 6, 10 a.m to noon, $60

Instructor: Shawna Dorame

Dance to the hottest music, perform routines, play games, have special guest speakers, learn about healthy habits, have a snack.

Cheer Dance and Pom

Copper Creek Elementary School

11620 N. Copper Springs Trail

For grades three to six; July 14 - July 18, 10 a.m. to noon; $35

Instructor: Shawna Dorame

Learn cheerleading techniques such as cheers, chants with motions, jumps, leaps and mounts. You will also be taught Pom and Dance routines.

Poms are required and may be purchased during first class or on your own.


Ironwood High School wrestling room,

2475 W. Naranja Dr.

For ages 10 and up, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2 to July 31; 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. $40 per session for 17 years & up, $32 for ages 10 to 16.

Instructor: Gail Skinner

Gale Skinner has a fourth-degree black belt and 30 years experience in martial arts. Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on circular motion and nonresistance against an opponent's force. Ask about our family special.

The Junior Staff in Training Program

The program gives older youths 14 and up the opportunity to develop the social, emotional, and mental skills necessary for future success in the workplace through working hand-in-hand with Summer Fun Campers. Interested teens must fill out an application, complete a screening and an interview. Applying to this program does not guarantee selection. There is a $50 fee for those selected to cover the cost of training and uniforms. Additionally, Junior Staff wishing to attend field trips will be charged the weekly $15 trip fee. To request an application form, call the Oro Valley Parks & Recreation office at 229-5050 or e-mail Applications must be submitted by May 16.


Summer day camps

Estes Elementary School

11279 W. Grier Road

Coyote Trail Elementary School

8000 N. Silverbell Road

Twin Peaks Elementary School

7995 E. Twin Peaks Road

Marana Junior High School

11279 W. Grier Road.

Through age 14, May 27 to June 27 and July 7 to August 8, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. $60 for elementary school, $30 for junior high school. Children will have arts and crafts, games and other activities.

Field trips include:

Gateway Ice Center, 7333 E. Rosewood St.

Golf n'Stuff, 6502 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Gameworks Studio, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Breakers Water Park, 8555 W. Tangerine Rd.

Bedroxx Bowling, 4385 W. Ina Road.

For more information, call the MPR at 682-3324.


Community Extension Programs

Summer PAL and ASAP

Copper Creek Elementary

11620 N. Copper Springs Trail

Painted Sky Elementary

12629 N. Woodburne

Mesa Verde Elementary

1661 W. Sage

Harelson Elementary

826 W. Chapala Drive

Donaldson Elementary

2040 W. Omar Drive

Walker Elementary

1750 W. Roller Coaster Road

For grades kindergarten to six (up to 12 years old), Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., $30 a day or $100 a week. Enrichment classes, arts and crafts, games and more. Call 888-2727 for information.


Summer Day Camps

Catalina Recreation Center

16562 N. Oracle Road

Catalina, AZ


For Ages 5 to 12 (5-year-olds must be enrolled in elementary school).Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Early drop off 7:30 am)

Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, board and table games, day trips and special events.

Fees: $41 first child, $35 second child, $29 each additional child per family for each 3-week session. Session I: June 2-20; Session II: June 23-July 11; Session III: July 14-August 1

T.O.T.S. Recreation & Socialization

Rillito Recreation Center

8830 W. Robinson


Call center for information. Fee: $32

Catalina Recreation Center

16562 N. Oracle Rd.


Summer session: June 2 to July 25 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Fee: $32 Registration is on site. This children's program for ages 3-5 gives preschoolers an opportunity to participate in playtime, arts and crafts, song and dance.

Swimming pools

All pools open May 24 and will be open Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Bring a can of food for the Community Food Bank and get in free. This summer, Pima County will offer a variety of lessons including parent/tot classes, water fitness, and competitive swimming at the novice level. Call your local pool to see what is offered and when to register. Thad Terry Pool swim lessons and aerobic classes will be taught by the YMCA staff.

Catalina Pool

16562 N. Oracle Road, Catalina


Open swim: Monday totThursday, Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Pool closed Friday

Flowing Wells Jr. High School Pool

4545 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson


Open swim: Monday to Thursday, Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Pool Closed Friday

Thad Terry Pool

Northwest YMCA/Pima County Center

7770 N. Shannon Rd.


Open swim: Tuesdayto Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m.

Family Swim: Tuesday to Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lap Swim: Monday to Friday, 6 to 8 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 to 10 a.m.

Fees: (per day) ages12 and under, 25 cents; 13 to 17, 50 cents; 18 and older, $1

Lap Swim (per entry); Family Night (per family); Water Aerobics (per class), all $1

24-entry Swim Pass: ages 12 and under, $5; 13 tot 17, $10; 18 & up, $20.

Swim Lessons (two weeks, 8 lessons) $11

Junior Lifeguard (two week session) $11

Swim Team, no charge


Summer LEAP

Desert Winds Elementary

12675 W. Rudasill Road

Twin Peaks Elementary

7995 W. Twin Peaks Road

DeGrazia Elementary

5051 W. Overton Road

Ironwood Elementary

3300 W. Freer Road

Butterfield Elementary

3400 W. Massingale Road

Quail Run Elementary

4600 W. Cortaro Road

For ages five to 12, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. $1.97 an hour, $40 one-time registration fee for first-time children. Enrichment classes, arts and crafts, games and fun. Weekly educational themes, two field trips a week offered, and swimming every Wednesday. Morning and afternoon snack provided, must bring sack lunch unless qualify for federal lunch program. Call 682-4787.

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