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SUMMER CAMPS


www.SanTanSun.com Summer camps keep kids cool


SanTan Sun-area kids can beat the heat this summer in a variety of camps, from theatre to basketball to golf and more.


Fitness camp for summer Area youth can keep fit and cooled off


this summer in a kids’ fitness camp offered by StudioFIT, 1075 W. Queen Creek Rd., Suite 4 in Chandler.


The camp will be held at 10 a.m.


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for ages 4 to 8, and at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for ages 8 to 18. The one-hour classes are comprised of 45 minutes of workout and 15 minutes of nutrition instruction. For more information, visit


www.studiofitaz.com or call 480-855-3005.


Copperstar hosts camps


for young thespians Aspiring actors can check out Gilbert’s


Copperstar Summer Theatre Academy offerings with performances for ages 4 to 8 and an all-day camp for ages 9 to 15, which run June 4 through 15 or July 2 through 13. For the younger set, Copperstar


Repertory Company presents Fun Tales, where children sing and dance to their favorite fairy-tale stories. Offered three days per week from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Fun Tales is $195 for one session or $300 for both. For older children, Musical Theatre Camp is $295 for one session or $500 for both and is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Siblings receive 20% off registration.


June’s session is at Gilbert Junior High School, 1016 N. Burk St.; and July’s camps are at Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Higley. Info: 480- 699-1655, ext. 500 or www.copperstarrep. org/education/camps-summer.shtml.


Soccer, baseball, football Valley Christian High School’s summer


offerings include soccer, for ages 11 to 14, May 29 through June 2; baseball camp, ages 11 to 14, May 30 through June 2; wrestling, ages 11 to 14, June 4 through 8; football fundamentals, ages 9 to 14, June 18 through 22; girls’ volleyball, ages 11 to 14, June 25 through 28; and multiple basketball camps for ages 9 to 17. Costs for each camp range from $80 to $135. Valley Christian High School is at 6900 W. Galveston St. in Chandler. Info: www.vchsaz.org, 480-705-8888 or


vcsummercamps@vchsaz.org. Hamilton High School will also host summer football camps for incoming freshmen and for fifth- through eighth- graders. Hamilton High’s freshman football camp will be held July 9 through 12 at Camp Tontozona near Payson. The camp is designed for incoming freshman football players at Hamilton to develop and reinforce necessary skills. Cost is $325 and includes round- trip bus transportation, all meals, three nights’ lodging and four days of football instruction. To register, visit www. mychandlerschools.org/hhs and click on Athletics, then Freshman Football and Freshman Football Camp.


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Youth


Fifth- through eighth-graders can fine tune their football skills at Husky Football Camp’s “Get Better” youth football camp, held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 through 21 at Snedigar Recreation Center’s East Multipurpose Field, located at 4500 S. Basha Rd. in Chandler. Cost is $80 per camper if registered before June 8, or $100 per camper. Sibling discounts are available. Info: 480-201-6326 or www.huskyfootballcamps.com.


Golf, swing, putt Young golfers ages 6 to 16 can


participate in week-long summer golf camps offered by Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler. Camp sessions are currently scheduled 8 a.m. to noon June 4 through 8, June 11 through 15 and June 18 through 22. Cost of $199 per child includes PGA professional instruction in full swing and short game fundamentals, skills contests, an on-course tournament with prizes, daily lunch and a week-ending pizza party. Lone Tree Golf Club is at 6262 S. Mountain Blvd., just east of Riggs and Gilbert roads in Chandler. Info: 480-219- 0831 or www.LoneTreeGolf18.com.


Hit, field, catch Strike Zone AZ, with indoor batting


cages and a training center for baseball and softball, offers weekly camp sessions with catching, fielding, hitting and pitching instruction from 8 a.m. to noon June 4 through July 20. Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on the Friday before the camp. Early registration nets a $25 discount; cost after online registration closes is $200 per week. Strike Zone AZ is at 1315 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler. Info: www.strikezoneaz.com or 602-644-1536.


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Basketball Summer basketball camps will be held


by Hamilton High School and Basha High School in two sessions from June 4 through 7 and June 11 through 14. Basha High School Bear Camp for boys and girls in first through eighth grades will offer age-appropriate instruction on how to improve every part of their game. First- through fourth-graders meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; fifth- through eighth- graders meet from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cost is $65 for one week or $100 for both weeks and includes a camp T-shirt. Basha High is at 5990 S. Val Vista Dr. in Chandler. Hamilton Huskies Hoops Camp costs $60 per week for kindergartners through second-graders or $75 per week for older students in up to eighth grade. All participants receive a camp T-shirt and outdoor basketball. Hamilton High is at 4500 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler. To register and pay via credit or debit


card for either camp, visit www.cusdcommunity.com.


Summer day camp Youth ages 5 to 18 can stay busy for the summer at Camp Clubzona, a seven- week program beginning June 6, offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley at its Compadre Branch in Chandler. The summer day camp offers lunch, snacks and breakfast at most sites, QuickStart Tennis and other sports in full-size air- conditioned gymnasiums, arts programs, Discovery and Computer Labs, fieldtrips and more. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley – Compadre Branch is at 300 E. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. Info: 480-820-3688 or www.clubzona.org.


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