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 summer camps will fill your child's day with fun activities, games, crafts, special events and more! Make it a summer to remember at our recreation center camps or hop, skip and jump over to our convenient summer camps that take place at a school site. We also have plenty of specialty camps that cater to your budding athlete, nature-lover or curious engineer!
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!
Use the map below to find the perfect summer camp location for you!
Summer Camp Map
2020 Summer Camps (School Sites)
Registration for Summer programs opens April 13th for residents and April 20th for non-residents.
Summer Adventure Program -This camp takes place Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm and is for youth ages 5y 8m but less than 13. 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 camp takes place Monday-Thursday from 1pm-5:30pm and is for youth ages 5y 8m but less than 13. 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 - This camp takes place Monday-Thursday from 1pm-5:30pm. Campers, ages 8 but less than 12 1/2, 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 camp is offered Monday-Thursday from 1pm-5:30pm and is devoted to educating youth, ages 8 but less than 13, about the importance of healthy living. Participants learn about nutrition and physical fitness through informational speakers, recreational activities and field trips.
My First Camp - This camp is typically offered for two weeks taking place Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-12:00pm. The program introduces children, ages 3 but less than 5 1/2, 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.
Teen Leadership Training - The TLT program trains teens, ages 13 but less than 18, 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.
2020 Summer Camps (Recreation Center)
Passport to Play - Children entering 1st - 6th grades are invited to participate in passport to play summer camps at the Eagles Community Center or Webster and Jefferson Recreation Centers. Each week, those enrolled will create crafts, compete in active games, complete experiments, and more! Participants at each site will also have the opportunity to swim once a week. Weekly themes will include Disney, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Wild West, Super Hero, Nature, Spy and CSI, Space, Olympic, and Around the World.
- Eagles Community Center - 828 E. Broadway Rd; 480-644-5745
Camp Hours: M-F, 8am-6pm
- Jefferson Rec Center - 120 S. Jefferson Ave; 480-644-4578
Camp Hours: M-F, 8am-5:30pm
- Webster Rec Center - 202 N. Sycamore; 480-644-4925
Camp Hours: M-F, 8am-5:30pm
Red Mountain Fitness Camp - Experience fitness the fun way! This program, intended for ages 8-12, will encompass a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs for youth including fitness classes, wall climbing, group games, nutrition, and more. Program will allow youth to try different types of exercise and wellness programs to lay a foundation for healthy activity choices. Camp hours are M-F, 8am-12pm.
Red Mountain Center - 480-644-4810