Ariz. (May 1, 2009) – Peoria's Recreation Division offers four separate summer
programs for kids: Summer Recreation, Summer Camp, Step Out and Tiny Tots.
Recreation and Step Out
The Summer Recreation and Step Out are drop-in programs that will run Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from the day after Memorial Day through
July 16. Summer Recreation is for children in the first through fifth grades and
is located at seven Peoria elementary schools: Apache, Country Meadows, Coyote
Hills, Oasis, Sundance, Sky View and Vistancia. The Step Out program is for
rising sixth- through ninth-graders and is located at Peoria, Centennial and
Sunrise Mountain high schools.
The programs feature arts and crafts, group games and free play to help the kids
have a fun-filled summer and experience new and old age appropriate recreational
activities. There is a $60 supply fee for Peoria residents; $90 for
non-residents. Optional off-site field trips will be offered throughout the week
at an additional cost. Trip information will be available at the sites and
online beginning May 18. Because this is a drop-in program, children may leave
at any time without permission. If this is not a program for you and your child,
please check out the Summer Camp Program.
The Summer Camp program for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade will run
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays from May 22 through July 31 at seven other Peoria
elementary schools: Cheyenne, Desert Harbor, Frontier, Parkridge, Paseo Verde,
Sun Valley and Zuni Hills. Licensed by the state Department of Health Services
(DHS), these camps are places for all-day fun. Not only are there arts and
crafts, science projects and group games, but also field trips throughout the
week. Registration fees are $24 per day or $98 per week.
The Tiny Tots program for children ages 4 and 5 will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
weekdays from May 26 through July 16 at Parkridge and Peoria elementary schools.
Also licensed by the DHS, it provides daily arts and crafts, music, story time,
group games and free play. Tiny Tots is an excellent place for a child to
develop social skills and enjoy great activities, but it is not a pre-school or
day care. It is a recreation-based program. Registration is $60 for Peoria
residents; $90 for non-residents. There also are field trips throughout the week
at additional cost.
information on these programs, call 623-773-7137 or visit
click on “Summer Programs.”