Summer Programs

OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!

Get ready for four weeks of fun. Different thematic, recreational camps are offered each week during the month of June. Camps run Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm (unless noted otherwise). All camps are hosted here at The Jones-Gordon School in Paradise Valley.

Water Play Day with a visit from Kona Ice is included in every camp each Friday!


Looking for academic support this summer? We also offer one-on-one and small-group academic support options. Learn more here!

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Summer 2024 Camp Offerings

Field Trip Fun
For students entering grades 2-5

Out & About
For students entering grades 6+ ( Week One Sold Out )

School’s out for summer… time to have some fun around town! These camps have two names, but both are packed with a variety of fun-filled field trips! If you enjoy activities like bowling, trampoline parks, going to movies (and more!) these are for you! School is out, but JGS Summer Camp is IN.

Splash Into Summer
For students entering grades 2-5  ( Sold Out )

Get ready to get SOAKED in this summer camp! With trips to the pool and splash pads (and a pizza parlor or donut shop or two along the way) this camp is sure to help you “keep your cool” during summer! We’ll also make crafts, watch summer movies, and play water games on campus. Splash Into Summer with us!

Girl Power with Ms. Lea & Ms. Lily
For students entering grades 3-6

Girl Power is a fun-packed week that provides girls with the chance to make new friends, get creative, and most of all– get girly! Activities include jewelry making, creating our own glitter slime, creative collage making, nail art, spa days, games, and other community-building activities. Empowerment, creativity, and the opportunity to build lasting friendships are at the heart of our camp experience, providing a supportive space for girls to discover their strengths and shine.

Minecraft
For students entering grades 3-8

Calling all digital architects! This camp is THE destination for everyone who loves Minecraft (we play the Education Edition). All abilities are welcome as we embark on a virtual adventure filled with daily challenges, free-play sessions, and a whole lot more. Immerse yourself in the world of creativity, collaboration, and fun as we explore the limitless possibilities of Minecraft together. Get ready to unleash your imagination, build incredible structures, and make new friends in this engaging and inclusive camp experience!

Dungeons & Dragons*
For students entering grades 7+ ( Sold Out )

*9a-noon only; special pricing!* Drawing on over forty years of history, D&D is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that lets campers create mighty heroes to battle monsters, solve puzzles, and reap rewards. Come play with new and old friends at JGS!

Harry Potter
For students entering grades 2-8

You’ve been accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Create your own wizarding supplies; get sorted; and work towards winning the Hogwarts House Cup with crafts, games amd adventures. Explore the same subjects Harry studied: Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Herbology… Leave the muggle world behind and join us at Hogwarts!

Lego Adventure Camp
For students entering grades 1-5

Lego Adventure Camp is an exhilarating experience tailored for young builders ready to embark on a creative journey through the world of bricks. At this camp, children will dive into the endless possibilities of Lego building, where imagination knows no bounds. Throughout the week, participants will engage in a series of exciting challenges and projects that will not only enhance their building skills but also foster problem-solving abilities and peer collaboration.

Art Legends
For students entering grades 1-6

Art Legends Camp is an exciting journey for aspiring artists. Throughout this immersive experience, young artists will delve into the captivating world of renowned artists from various eras, exploring their lives, techniques, and masterpieces. Fostering creativity, self-expression, and a love for art, Art Legends Camp provides a stimulating environment for young artists looking to channel their inspiration and create their own unique masterpieces.

Art Camp with Ms. Lea
For students entering grades 6+

Dive into a world of creativity! Campers will have full access to our on-campus art studio, where we will explore a wide range of artistic mediums including watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media projects, and much more! There will be open studio time, as well as opportunities for campers to learn new skills. Don’t miss this chance for your child to unleash their creativity, make lasting memories, and take home their own portfolio of stunning creations!

Mini Makers Studio
For students entering grades 1-5 ( Sold Out )

Are you a creative kid who loves to tinker and play with different art materials? Mini Makers Studio camp is designed to encourage innovation, creativity, and the freedom to experiment with various art media. With a range of captivating art stations to choose from, campers are empowered to follow their own creative instincts. Each day, we introduce new and ongoing stations, ensuring that there is always something exciting to explore. Come and unleash your artistic potential! It’s time to MAKE!

Camp Curiosity & Creativity
For students entering grades 2-6 ( Sold Out )

Spark creativity and curiosity through hands-on activities and challenges, while experiencing the excitement of innovation. This camp cultivates problem-solving skills, teamwork, and a sense of wonder. Join for a week filled with discovery, where you can use your imagination to invent something truly unique.

Music Makers
For students entering grades K-4

Campers will use their bodies and minds to learn to play amazing new instruments with their favorite songs and totally unique musical improvisations! Every camper will receive a set of instruments to use during the week and then take home to keep making music even after camp is done. Music Makers will be led by Ms. Emily, a board certified music educator and music therapist.

Cooking & DIY through the Countries
For students entering grades 2-8

Imagination, creativity, and laughter are at the core of this camp! During DIY time, we explore art, innovation, science, and everything in-between. In addition, you’ll become a Master Chef! We help build culinary experts who learn various techniques & kitchen tricks while preparing meals from across the world.

Summer of Service
For students entering grades 5+

A week-long transformative experience instilling the values of empathy and compassion. This camp combines fun and service by providing hands-on experiences that allow campers to connect with their community, develop valuable life skills, and build lasting friendships. Expect to spend time with residents of nursing facilities, feed the homeless, and support local animal shelters. The “Summer of Service” camp is a powerful and rewarding experience that not only enriches the lives of participants but also creates a ripple effect of positive change within our community.

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For questions, please email summer@jonesgordon.org.