The University of Arizona

Summer is just around the corner so don’t let summer camp planning sneak up on you! 

UA Fusion CAMPS 

Summer fun at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. Weekly camps for kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade in Fall 2016.

UA Fusion Camps offer eight weeks of themed camps that are infused with scientific exploration, literacy, creative arts, and fitness. The camps provide children with unique hands-on experiences that promote a love for learning.

Registration is now open!! Click here to register.

The Basics...

Camp Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm. 

Early Care: 7:30am-9:00am, $6/day or $25/week
Late Care: 4:00pm-5:30pm, $6/day or $25/week
Both Early and Late Care: $50/week 

Food: Parents will need to provide a morning and afternoon snack in addition to a lunch each day.

Cost: Each week of camp costs $250 with the exception of the week of July 4th, which will cost $200 because it is a four day week.

Discounts:  Flandrau members receive a 10% discount on all weeks of camp. If you're not already a member, you will have the option to purchase a family membership when you register. Discounts apply to the camp tuition only and are not applied to extended care.

Physical and Outdoor Activities: Each camp, with the exception of Kinder, will swim two days per week for one hour in the Campus Recreation pool. We will also spend one hour, two days per week, in an air conditioned gym in the Gittings building near Flandrau doing a variety of sports and other physical activities. We will walk to a variety of locations on campus, and some camps will include off-campus field trips. We will also have outdoor activities on the grassy mall just in front of Flandrau.

Junior Counselors Needed!

·      Do you enjoy working with kids?

·      Are you looking for an opportunity to get volunteer hours in a fun environment?

·      Do you want the chance to share your passion for science?

WHO:          Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2016

WHEN:   June 6 to July 29, Monday through Frida from 8:45am-4:00pm

Junior counselors must commit to volunteering for at least 1 full week

WHERE: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium on the UA Campus

WHAT:   Junior counselors are assigned to a particular camp classroom and help the camp staff with tasks such as prepping supplies, snack breaks, activity supervision and chaperoning field trips

WHY:      To make a difference in the lives of summer campers and to gain leadership skills and experience

HOW:     Fill out the Junior Counselor Application Form and email it to victoriaogino@email.arizona.eduEach week has a limited number of volunteer slots and they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Chosen applicants must also successfully complete a junior counselor training session in mid to late May. 


The Camps...

June 6-10:

Kinder: Under the Sea (Full)
1st-2nd: Inspector T-Rex (Full)
3rd-4th: The Science Chef (Full)
5th-6th: Myths & Legends of the Night Sky (Full)

June 13-17:

Kinder: Insect Patrol
1st-2nd: Engineering Simple Machines (Full)
3rd-4th: Super Sleuths (Full)
5th-6th: Rocketry

June 20-24:

Kinder: Star Light, Star Bright
1st-2nd: Science of Illusion (Full)
3rd-4th: Engineering Design Squad (Full)
5th-6th: Kitchen Gastronomy

June 27 - July 1:

Kinder: Slimy Science (Full)
1st-2nd: Insect Empire (Full)
3rd-4th: Motorized Machines (Full)
5th-6th: Graphic Novel 1.0

July 4-8: (4-day Week)

Kinder: Jr. Engineers (Full)
1st-2nd: Life Between the Tides (Full)
3rd-4th: Zany Science (Full)
5th-6th: Tucson Crime Investigators (Full)

July 11-15:

Kinder: Animal Tales
1st-2nd: Wacky Chemistry (Full)
3rd-4th: Lost in Space (Full)
5th-6th: Oceanography

July 18-22:

Kinder: Dino-Might!
1st-2nd: Jr. Astronomers (Full)
3rd-4th: Exploring Sky Islands (Full)
5th-6th: Lego Engineering: Battle Machines

July 25-29:

Kinder: De-Light in Sight
1st-2nd: Magic Tree House Explorers (Full)
3rd-4th: Deep Blue Sea (Full)
5th-6th: Earth's Critical Zone