Guide to Albuquerque Area Summer Camps

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Guide to Albuquerque Area Summer Camps

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

Summer Prep

What do Minecraft, Aikido, and Hogwarts School have in common? They are all classes at SummerPrep 2024! SummerPrep, Sandia Prep’s summer program, runs from June 3 – July 12 for students from any school in grades Pre-K through high school. They offer enriching and creative classes and opportunities to learn new skills or build on existing talents. More than 100 tech, art, athletic, and academic classes are offered every year for students from any school in Pre-K through high school.

New classes this year include My First Lemonade Stand, Real-World Graphic Design, Pokémon, Aikido Bootcamp, Jr. CEOs, Young Trailblazers: Five-Day Outdoor Adventure, and many more! Fan favorites like their famous Main Stage Theater productions (Wizard of Oz and Disney’s Frozen JR.), Hogwarts School, Kids Cook!, and Minecraft are returning!

At SummerPrep, they foster discovery and exploration and encourage students to enjoy themselves in a safe, supportive environment.

532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Bosque Summer

bosque schoool

Discover why Bosque Summer has been chosen as the best summer camp in Albuquerque for six years in a row by voters in the Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Awards!

With Bosque Summer, your child can build their own adventure with the flexibility of their weeklong, half-day and full-day programs for students entering grades K–12. Their diverse selection of courses is designed to spark your child’s curiosity and encourage them to explore new interests.

Whether you seek academic enrichment, creative adventures, skill development, meaningful movement, or just plain fun, Bosque Summer will keep your child active, engaged, and excited about learning.

4000 Bosque School Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Manzano Day School Summer Discovery

Manzano Day School

Manzano Day School has an adventure in store for you!

Their new Summer Discovery is proud to offer so many exciting sessions ranging from yoga to math, dance to reading, and the fundamentals of volleyball, and that is just a few! These specialty classes are designed to academically prepare students for the upcoming school year and to encourage movement and creativity for all ages!

Summer Discovery will be made up of three blocks: June 3-14, June 17-28, and July 1-12. The program costs $400/a block for half a day, $700/a block for a full day, and $1,999/all three blocks for a full day! Extended care will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an additional fee.

Our Summer Discovery Program focuses on inspiring Joy in Learning® through child-centered, hands-on activities. Sign your child up today for an exciting summer of discovery!

1801 Central Ave, NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

HOPE Christian School

HOPE

Join HOPE Christian for an unforgettable summer of fun and memory-making with fellow campers at their Elementary’s beautiful state-of-the-art campus along Paseo del Norte in NE Albuquerque. Children need not attend HOPE Christian School to enroll in their summer camps.

Camp Engage is an all-day experience for students entering 1st-5th grade. Campers will be guided through a rotating schedule full of activities, games, and outdoor fun!! There are themes for each week of camp – like ​Tropics, Olympics, Master Chef, Wild West, S.T.E.M., and two Water weeks!  Sign your child up for one or all eight. 

HOPE Engage Athletic Camps range from 2-5 days in length and give students the opportunity to learn about specific sports from our high school coaches and players through games, competitions, and workshops.  Soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, cheer/drill, and more.  

All Star Bible Sports Camp in August is a sort of VBS / Athletic Camp combo, where students entering 1st through 5th grade experience all the sports – soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf, and flag football (or a dance/drill option for the girls). Each day  will include Bible study, singing and prayer time to strengthen them spiritually as we strengthen them physically.

6721 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Opera Unlimited

Our 21st year providing children with a quality summer of enrichment and achievement. The five-week camp culminates in a fully-stage production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s THE MIKADO. No experience necessary. Kids learn about music, acting and theater arts from professionals. Camp runs weekday afternoons from June 5-July 6 with public performances on July 7 and 8. We will hear the kids sing in mid-May to know where to place them. The cost of the camp is $100 (for the ENTIRE camp). Scholarships are available in case of need. To enroll or for further information contact Cy Hoffman at [email protected] or 505 690 5535.

Albuquerque, NM

Panther Camp at Menaul School

At Panther Camp, they believe in the value of play. Whether their 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 that 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.

301 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Southwest School of Filmmaking

Southwest School of Filmmaking Camp provides a supportive and encouraging environment for kids to learn, grow, and have fun all while learning the art and experiencing the magic of movie-making. Students receive guidance from professional filmmakers while creating an original short film. At the end of these two weeks, students come together, alongside their family and friends, and view their completed films in a student showcaseIn addition to honing their technical skills, kids will also get the chance to explore their creativity and express themselves through film.

They will learn how to develop characters, create scenes, and bring their stories to life. This camp is the perfect opportunity for kids to showcase their unique perspectives and share their stories with the world.

Southwest School of Filmmaking Summer Camp is the perfect summer destination for kids who love technology, creativity, and storytelling. With experienced instructors, hands-on projects, and a supportive community, kids will have the time of their lives while learning valuable skills. Skills that will stay with them for many years to come.

5700B University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Rock 101 Music Academy

The Rock 101 NM Music Academy is a year round music program that caters towards aspiring musicians of all skill levels. In the Rock 101 Summer Sessions students Learn an Instrument, Start a Band, and Perform Live!

9315 Candelaria rd NE

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. Besides climbing, campers will also participate in games and team-building exercises both on and off the wall.

Stone Age 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.

Ages: 6-8, 8-11, 11-13

Midtown: 4130 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

North: 6200 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Nuclear Museum

Are your kids curious about the world around them? Do they have a million questions about how things work? Science is Everywhere Camps at the Nuclear Museum are here to satisfy their curiosity and spark their imaginations! At their camps, they don’t just answer questions – they engage children in fun and creative activities that will leave them wanting more. Students Pre-K through 6th grade can enroll in one, two, or all week-long camps, and they will experience exciting science and fun activities at the museum from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Rio Grande Learning Solutions

Rio Grande

Discover tailored educational support for your neurodiverse child at Rio Grande Learning Solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their experienced Davis® facilitators provide personalized one-on-one programs, specializing in Dyslexia, ADHD, Executive Functioning and Dyscalculia for clients with and without an official diagnosis. They understand that each child learns differently, which is why they create customized learning plans to suit their unique needs and learning styles. With their inclusive approach, they teach self-regulation tools alongside getting to the root cause of the learning difficulties. This combination builds confidence and academic success creating a life-long change. Their services include helping parents understand and support their child through support training and their coached parenting program. Trust Rio Grande Learning Solutions to be your partner in your child’s educational journey. Now offering programs in the Northeast Heights and Westside of Albuquerque

10401 Montgomery Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

YMCA

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 used on a daily basis with our campers. You can rest assured 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 (5 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, , Kids Gone Crafty & more!

• Athletic Performance Camp: Improve overall strength, conditioning, speed, agility–includes stretching, yoga, and nutrition education.

• Basketball/Volleyball Camps

• Resident Camp: Located in the Beautiful Jemez Mountains

Various Locations

i9 Sports Albuquerque

Moms! Beat the summer boredom with FUN & ACTIVE options for your kids! This summer, ditch the screen and join i9 Sports for Camps, Clinics, & Leagues your whole family will love! Choose your adventure:

• Weekday Multi-Sport Camps: Let them explore Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football & more!

• Weekday Evening Clinics: Master specific skills in their favorite sport.

• Weekend League Play: Build teamwork and sportsmanship in team competitions. They offer:

• Inclusive environment: Every child welcome, regardless of skill level.

• Sportsmanship focus: Learn to win & lose with grace, on & off the field.

• Variety of sports: Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis & Cheer!

• Family-friendly fun: Multiple sports at the same time & location, so everyone can join! Put the FUN back in youth sports this summer! Visit their website or call today to find the perfect program for your family! Limited spots available, register now! www.i9sports.com

Multiple Locations to Choose From

Hummingbird Music Camp

Hummingbird

Hummingbird Music Camp, nestled by the river in the Jemez Mountains, is a family owned business celebrating 66 years of nurturing a love for fine arts in the youth of NM. Hummingbird provides a home away from home where children enjoy friends, activities, and fine arts enrichment. We offer three camps: Music, Art, Chess. Music camp is for campers of all experience levels in band, orchestra, guitar, piano, or voice. Campers receive daily private lessons, participate in group ensembles, daily practice time, and multiple concert experiences. Art campers expand their creativity with an assortment of projects. Campers work with professional art teachers who inspire ingenuity and creativity. Chess campers receive expert instruction, one-on-one chess lessons and play matches in a fun filled environment. With a tournament at the end of the week, chess campers get to see how much their skills have improved!

104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, NM 87025
575-829-3060

The Little Gym

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. Camps at The Little Gym come in all shapes and sizes. Super Quest camps, Grade School Skill Thrill camps, and our new Dance Camps will give your adventurer something unique.

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.

8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM

Additional Summer Camps

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