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!
2019 Summer Programs
Registration for Summer programs opens April 8th for residents and April 15th for non-residents.
Summer Adventure Program -This all-day summer program 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 half-day summer program is for children 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 - 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 half-day program 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 half-day summer 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
Summer Programs are also offered at Mesa's Recreation Centers:
Discovery Zone- Join us for a fun and educational experience. Learn about the world around us through experiments, crafts and other interactive activities. Children must be able to participate in a 1:20 staff to child ratio and be in an active group setting for an extended length of time. This morning half-day program is for children ages 6 but less than 10.
Active Zone - This program is designed to provide a safe, enjoyable environment that will promote physical activity, development of social skills and learning opportunities. Various Sports will be played each day. Children must be able to function in a 1:20 staff to child ratio and be in an active group setting for an extended length of time. This morning half-day program is for children ages 9 but less than 12 y 7m, entering 3rd-6th grades for the following school year.
Fun Zone - Children will participate in activities that include crafts, games, PE skills, guest speakers, movies, theme parties and swimming one day per week. Program may be outside for a determined length of time. Children must function in a 1:20 staff to child ratio and be in an active group setting for an extended length of time. Participants at Jefferson and Webster Recreation Centers will swim once a week. This afternoon half-day program is for children ages 6 but less than 12 y 7m, entering 1st-6th grades for the following school year.
Lunch Bunch - Designed for those participants who are registered in the Fun Zone, Discovery Zone, and/or Active Zone program. Children will be supervised while they eat lunch and play games. Children must be able to participate in a 1:20 staff to child ratio. This transitional program is for children ages 6 but less than 12y 7m, entering 1st-6th grades for the following school year.
Red Mountain Fitness Camp - This program, intended for ages 8-12, will encompass a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs for youth including dance, wall climbing, yoga, cycling, games, nutrition, martial arts, etc. Program will allow youth to try different types of exercise and wellness programs to lay a foundation for healthy activity choices.
For further information on summer programs at Mesa Recreation Centers, please contact the following:
Eagles Community Center 480-644-4578
Jefferson Recreation Center 480- 644-4578
Webster Recreation Center 480-644-4925
Red Mountain Center 480-644-4810