City of Mesa Summer Youth Programs are “Your Place to Play”! We offer a variety of fun and active programs for kids to keep summer boredom at bay.
Our enthusiastic camp leaders are ready to play and be active alongside your child. All staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Development and Recreation Programming. Staff must pass a background check prior to being hired. Camps with field trip activities will be transported via air conditioned Mesa Public School buses. If visits to the swimming pool are part of the camp activities, we only visit City of Mesa pools that are fully staffed with certified lifeguards.
Mesa Summer Camps and Activities are filled with a tradition of fun and adventure! Many of our camp leaders participated in these programs as kids and want your child to experience all the fun they had. Come play and learn with us!
2018 Summer Programs
Summer Adventure Program -This all-day summer program is for youth who are ages 5-12, entering 1st-7th grade for the upcoming school year. The program offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities including games, crafts, guest speakers, special events, weekly field trips, movies and more. Participants will swim daily at a pool within walking distance. They must also bring a lunch and two snacks daily. Kids will be broken into appropriate age groups for activities.
Boredom Busters – This half-day summer program is for children ages 5-12, entering 1st through 6th grade for the following school year. This program incorporates games, crafts, P.E. skills, outdoor activities, movies, theme parties and swimming once a week. Child must be able to function in a 1:20 ratio and be in a large group setting for an extended length of time. Child must be able to ride on a school bus to large special events.
All-Sports Camp - Campers ages 8-12, entering 3rd grade, will play a variety of sports and recreational games, learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and develop a better understanding of a wide range of sport skills through this half-day camp. Campers will also get to swim once a week.
Fit Kids Camp - This half-day program is devoted to educating youth ages 8-13, entering 3rd grade, about the importance of healthy living. Participants learn about nutrition and physical fitness through informational speakers, recreational activities and field trips.
Masterpieces/Masterminds - In this half-day summer program, campers ages 7-8 will create objects of art with a twist of problem solving strategies through play. Child must be able to function in a 1:10 ratio and be in a large group setting.
My First Camp - This half-day summer program introduces children ages 3-5 to music, tumbling, crafts and group games. Child must be able to function in a 1:10 ratio and be in a large group setting.
Play-well TEKnologies – A variety of half-day camps are offered using LEGOS to reinforce key engineering concepts and spark the imagination. Child must be able to function in a 1:10 ration and be in a large group setting for an extended period.
Basketball Pick Up Games – Join Mesa Police Officers and Fun ‘n Fitness staff for pick-up basketball games on Friday nights. Open to kids entering 5th through 12th grade. Free evening program for the summer months. No registration required.
Teen Leadership Training - The TLT program trains teens ages 13-18, entering 8th grade, for future employment by getting hands-on training at our various summer camps. Participants must contact their service-learning coach first to put hours earned during summer towards the service-learning program at their schools.
For more detailed information about summer programs and camps contact Beverlee Nielsen at 480-644-4345