The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of many families’ to-do list. We hope this Guide to Summer Camps helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer!
We are excited to present our readers with the ABQ Mom Guide to Summer Camps. This guide is a one-stop shop for parents as you decide where to send your children to summer camp.
SummerPrep, Sandia Prep’s summer program, offers safe and small summer camp classes for students from any school in Pre-K through high school.
With more than 50 art, STEM, academic, and athletic classes, students learn new skills and build on existing talents. We foster discovery and exploration and encourage students to enjoy themselves in a safe, supportive environment.
New and returning classes include App & Video Game Design, Weird & Wacky Science, Archery, Clay Studio, Geometry, Princesses & Fairy Tales, and Outdoor Adventurer. Register and view the camp catalog, COVID-19 safety protocol, and more at summerprep.org.
We are so excited to offer in-person programs this summer! With Bosque Summer, you can build your own adventure with the flexibility of our half and full-day programs for students entering grades K–12. Our small, dynamic, and immersive programs will let imaginations soar while maintaining COVID-safer practices.
Our full-day camps are specially designed for students entering grades 1–7. They are built on the pillars of creativity, discovery, and movement, with students taking one class from each section daily.
Our half-day camp options allow students to pick their passion through half-day, weeklong programs and gain a deeper understanding of the topics they are most interested in.
Whether you seek academic enrichment, creative adventures, skill development, meaningful movement, or just plain fun, Bosque Summer has you covered. Space is limited—build your child’s adventure today.
Bosque Summer has been voted Readers’ Choice for Summer Camp in the Albuquerque Journal for three consecutive years.
Manzano Day School Summer Discovery
children 3 1/2 to 11 years old. Our Summer Discovery Program will run
from June 7 – July 16, 2021. Students will meet at Manzano Day
School’s campus 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We are also
offering a half-day program that will meet 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The
cost of the full-day program is $985.00, and the cost for the half-day
program is $750.00.
Our Summer Discovery Program focuses on inspiring Joy in Learning®
through child-centered, hands-on activities. Program activities will
include reading, writing, math, science, movement, games, music, art,
and more. Manzano Day School is keeping the health and safety of our
community as our top priority and following all health orders. Sign
your student up today for an exciting summer of discovery!
Panther Camp at Menaul School
For children entering Grades 1st-6th in the Fall
Creative weekly themes designed to explore different aspects of the world using educational activities, games, art, stories, and more
$240 per week (cost includes lunch, snacks, and field trips)
Week-long sessions in June and July
Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm, After-care until 5:30
Adult to camper ratio of 1:10
At Panther Camp, we believe in the value of play. Whether our campers are involved in an organized game, participating in Pig Yoga, creating their own skits and plays, or listening to a story, the most important elements of Panther Camp are the following:
Physical exercise and motor skills
Relationships! Communication and cooperation skills
Exploration and curiosity
Problem solving and adaptability
Imagination and reflection
Kids need ample time that is under-scheduled and that provides choices, in order to develop healthy habits. As an alternative to screen or couch time, Panther Camp provides a balance of activity which supports social, emotional, and physical health. Students engage in a wide variety of activities without having to specialize in one skill or subject area or rotate from class session to class session.
NDI New Mexico
Innovative hybrid in-person/online programming in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern dance for students ages 3-103! Unique boys only dance classes, site specific improvisation, classes in theater acting and workshops with master teachers from around the world. For more information visit our website
CNM’s Suncat Summer
What do you want to be when you grow up? Find the answer at CNM’s Suncat Summer!
Test your strengths and expand your interests as you explore diverse careers. Build a model lung and hear from a respiratory therapist or create interactive fiction as you learn what you can actually do with a humanities degree.
All of CNM’s Suncat Summer camps cost $20/week and include a supply kit. Our week-long, half-day camps are virtual in 2021.
i9 Sports Albuquerque
Summer sports season is ramping up! There are so many opportunities for children of all ages to participate in a fun high energy activity and what perfect opportunity than with i9 Sports this summer!!
i9 Sports offers coed youth flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, cheer, and lacrosse for boys and girls ages 3-14. Our program is geared with the busy parent in mind. Practice is held only on game day. There are no tryouts or fundraisers. All coaches go through a background check and are certified.
Requests are accepted so friends/siblings can be on the same team if they are in the same age division. We will also offer Multi-Sport Camps and Sport Focused Clinics during the week!
Energize your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Recharge!
When this nationally acclaimed program returns to Albuquerque, campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM challenges. They’ll take apart a microphone to explore its inner workings, build and test a device to launch rubber ducks, and design morphing vehicles for the Super Road Rally!
Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, spark imaginations and give your young innovator the best summer ever. Visit the link below to secure your spot and save!
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Young scientists, Pre-K through 7th grade, won’t want to miss a minute of this year’s in-person “Science is Everywhere” Summer Camps at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History! These incredible week-long learning adventures will run June 1 – August 6. Campers will experience the wonders of science in sessions that include “Surviving Zombies,” “Minecraft Madness,” “Awesome Ozobots” and many more. Register online.
Our education team will divide camp topics into week-long camps that are multi-age collaborative camper experiences. The camp programs run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Before-care is available from 7:30-8:30 am and after-care from 3:30-5:30 pm. There is no additional cost for before- and after-care, and they are available regardless of the camper’s use. Each in person camp will maintain strict CDC safety protocols with small camp ratios. All campers and staff must wear face masks and pass a daily COVID-19.
Nose to Toes Yoga
Nose to Toes Yoga and Art Camp will have 2 fun-filled sessions of camp on 4 days during the week this summer.
Ages 4-8 on June 22-25 and ages 9-13 on July 13-16.
Here your little yogi will be introduced to age appropriate postures and breathing practices. As we bend and stretch, we start to build strength, flexibility and balance. Our art program has us create meditation jars, wave breath bottles, mala bracelets, mandala plates and so much more!
Stone Age Climbing Gym
Looking for a physically and mentally challenging activity for your kid during school breaks? Then have them try the experience of rock climbing.
Rock climbing builds strength and endurance while improving flexibility. But more than anything, climbing is an awesome confidence builder! Through gradual challenges, your kid will be encouraged to approach problems with a “never give up” attitude. What other activity accomplishes all these while the kids have fun?
The expert camp staff will create a nurturing and supporting environment to ensure that your daughter or son will have a memorable experience over their school break. Stone Age now offers camps at both our Midtown and North gyms; recreational and competitive youth climbing clubs are also available during the school year at both facilities. Sign up by April 30th and receive 10% off! Sibling discounts available (discounts cannot be combined)
Camp Innovate at La Petite
Invent your summer. Camp Innovate, at La Petite Academy®, is a great place to discover all the joys of summer. Your child will enjoy weekly themed experiences (exploring interesting subjects such as science, art, animals, history, and games), engaging activities, fun projects, and healthy meals and snacks. Choose your favorite weekly camp themes or spend the whole summer with us. Plus, campers will get a brand-new T-shirt, baseball cap, and backpack for summer adventures! Sounds great, right? Then, what are you waiting for?
Call us at 877.217.9530 or visit LaPetite.com/backtofun to learn more—and find your local school.
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
Albuquerque Christian School
Join ACS this summer for a program that is as exciting as it is engaging! With guidelines in place, ACS is ready to have fun this summer with creative alternatives to traditional excursions for children ages 3-12.
Our summer program will continue to be one that Albuquerque families know and love with added precautions to keep our kids and staff safe while they explore and learn. Registration will begin in April. More information will be forthcoming and available on our website
YMCA of Central New Mexico
YMCA Summer Camps are designed to keep your child active and safe throughout the summer. Character development plays a big role in our camps. Respect, responsibility, honesty and caring are values use on a daily basis with our campers. You can rest assure that your child will be in a safe and nurturing environment that offers a different activity for him/her to participate in every hour of the day. Sign up today for the following YMCA camps:
• Day Camp (8 locations in Albuquerque/Santa Fe): Our curriculum is based on weekly themes and includes arts & humanities, health, wellness & fitness, literacy, STEAM, character development, service-learning and social competence & conflict resolution.
• Specialty Camps: Fit & Fun, Archery, Yoga & Art, Top Chef, Outdoor Adventure, Performing Arts, Coding, Kids Gone Crafty
• Athletic Performance Camp: Improve overall strength, conditioning, speed, agility and includes stretching, yoga and nutrition education.
• Basketball/Volleyball Clinics & Camps
Architecture + Design Summer Academy
Architecture + Design Summer Academy—organized by UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning—will introduce high school juniors and seniors to SPACING (Architecture), SCAPING (Landscape Architecture), URBING (Urban Design and Community Planning) and ZERVING (Historic Preservation), through hands-on workshops, design exercises and field trips.
Sessions will be held in Albuquerque from June 21-July 2, 2021, and in Santa Fe from July 12-23, 2021.
During each two-week session, teens will have the opportunity to study with several instructors, including A+P faculty and renowned professionals from around the country. There will be lectures on diverse topics in architecture and design, and a Rail Runner excursion from one city to the other, to explore the contrasting urban design in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Student work produced at ADSA will be presented in a public exhibition at UNM’s George Pearl Hall in September 2021.
UNM follows COVID-19 protocols based on State and University mandates.
City of Albuquerque
Mayor Tim Keller’s administration believes every child in Albuquerque deserves enriching, fun-filled and safe opportunities. The City of Albuquerque offers a wide range of summer programming. From pickleball and swim lessons, outdoor adventure and STEAM based camps, to all day summer programs at community and multigenerational centers, summer reading and more; there are offerings to fit any schedule, interest, and budget. Find opportunities and register at yc.cabq.gov. Registrations open in April and May. Program details vary. COVID safe practices in place.
- ABQ Museum School
- BioPark Programs Camp
- Fearless Community and Multigenerational Center Summer Programs
- Early Childhood Programs
- Explora Summer Camps
- Family Nature Clubs
- Junior Golf
- Kids Triathlon Metro
- Aquatic League
- Summer Explorer Camp
- Summer Meals
- Summer Reading: Tails and Tales Swim Lessons
- Teen Trek
- Tennis Lessons
The Little Gym of Albuquerque
May 31- August 8, 2020
Day camp at The Little Gym of Albuquerque gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy, and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and LEGO play, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.
Super Quest Camps (Ages 3-10)
Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged.
Grade School Skill Thrill (Ages 6-12)
Thrill seekers wanted! Your child will take their gymnastics skills to the next level through a special three-hour program, focusing on specific beginner, intermediate or advanced moves. By the end of the summer they’ll stick the landing when they handspring back to school.
Dance Camps (Ages 5-12)
Dance camps offer a wonderful option for your dancer to review, refine and reinforce their dance skills. Each camp will focus on a specific dance style, ending each class with a performance opportunity.
Summer Dance with Keshet
Live Zoom Community Classes (June 7 – July 31, 2021)
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Summer Dance In-a-Bag (Week-long virtual activities, June 14 – July 24, 2021)
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Fun, socially distanced summer activity for movers of all ages and abilities.
- Each bag includes: creative movement supplies, activities, and crafts for safe summer fun for movers of all ages and abilities!
- Start your week on Monday with a drive-thru bag pickup at Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, ABQ!
- Each day starts with a group Zoom warmup, every week culminates with a Zoom live performance!
- No dance experience necessary. Adjustable for ages 4-12.
- Pricing: $0-$100/week, with scholarships available.
June 14-18: Dance Sampler
June 21-25: Ballet and Contemporary
June 28-July 2: Build Your Own Dance
July 5-9: Jazz and Hip Hop
July 12-16: Build Your Own Dance
July 19-23: Dance Sampler
Virtual Tech Camps from iD Tech
Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way for kids and teens to sharpen STEM skills and bond with new friends, all from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, your child can unlock tech brilliance and create an exciting project.
Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends, with all of the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can’t find anywhere else.
Camp dates: Now through August