Activities

Campers play a variety of games, sports and activities throughout the day. Our goal is to provide an environment in which the campers stay active, feel safe learning new activities, have fun, and make friends. The weekly theme drives different competitions, events and games throughout the week. 

Camp is about trying new things, learning, and playing! Campers' enthusiasm and self-confidence grows along with their abilities, knowledge and skills. 

Weekly Schedule - Each group of campers rotates through a weekly schedule. They follow a M/W and T/Th schedule, playing the same sports on those particular days, incorporating a variety of games, crafts, and activities. Friday Fun Days - Every Friday has a big theme related activity in the afternoon. The campers will play the sports listed below. Each week includes particular theme oriented games and activities. 

Typical Day

Morning

7:30AM to 8:00AM
Early Care

8:00AM to 8:40AM
Drop Off and morning game 

8:40AM
Circle Time

8:50AM to 11:30AM
Sports, Games, Activities & Snack

11:30AM 
Half Day Pick up

12:00PM to 1:00PM 
Lunch and lunch activities

Afternoon

1:00PM - 3:15PM
*Free Swim (M-Th)
Afternoon Games & Activities

3:15PM - 3:30PM
Group Huddle

3:30PM to 3:40PM
Pick Up

3:45PM to 6:00PM
Aftercare

Friday Fun Days
Every Friday has a big theme related activity in the afternoon!

*Free Swim - The City pools are closed the weeks of May 26th and August 3rd

Archery

This is a camper favorite…Robin Hood and Katniss beware! We teach safety and shooting techniques with a bow and arrow. All ages see success ranging from getting a good launch to hitting the bulls eye.

Basketball

He shoots, he scores! We provide campers with a variety of hoop sizes and age appropriate game variations. We teach dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. NBA and WNBA here we come!

Baseball.Softball.T-ball

A larger variety of games and skills used with different balls and bats. Kids love to make contact or catch a ball! Fundamentals of throwing, catching, and hitting are taught to enhance the love of our national pastime.

Crafts & Quiet Games

Creative, fun ways to keep the campers happy and social, while allowing their bodies to enjoy an active rest. We have theme related crafts, board games, and a variety of quiet games.

Games & Field Sports

We play kickball, dodge ball, tag variations, capture the flag, football, four square, home run derby and a huge variety of other camp favorites from Play Works. New games every week!

Soccer

GOOAAALLLLLL!!! Dribbling, passing, and shooting are introduced and enhanced. Learned every week and highlighted during World Cup Week!

Volleyball

A new sport to many. We teach bumping, passing, and hitting it over the net. We want all kids to crush the sand volleyball courts one day.

Swimming

Afternoon free swim is offered at all camp locations Monday-Thursday, except during the first week of camp when the city pools are closed. Hubbard certified lifeguards or city lifeguards guard the pool depending on the location. There will be Lifeguard Certified Hubbard staff on deck during swim time observing our campers even when city lifeguards are on duty. Additional Hubbard staff will be in the water watching the campers.

Each location administers a swim test. Campers must swim the width (about 20 yards) of the pool independently. Campers who do not pass the swim test are provided with and required to wear a life vest (US Coast Guard approved) to wear while swimming.

All pools do have a shallow end.

Griffith Elementary: Free Swim

  • Days of the week: Monday - Thursday afternoon
  • Location: Pierce Pool
    • Directly across the street from the pool. Campers and staff walk together to and from swimming.

Paradise Valley Christian: Free Swim

  • Days of the week: Monday - Thursday afternoon
  • Location: Melrose Paradise Recreation Club
    • 1 mile from Paradise Valley. Campers and staff are bused to and from swimming.

St. Bernadette: Free Swim

Sunnyslope High School: Free Swim

  • Days of the week: Monday - Thursday afternoon
  • Location: City of Phoenix Sunnyslope Pool
    • Attached to the Sunnyslope campus. Campers and staff walk to and from swimming.