Summer Theatre Camp: Heroes and Villains
June 5 to 9 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | The Homestead Community Center
Ages 8 and older
$100 for DC Ranch residents, $200 for non-residents
At this fun theatre camp, young people will explore their favorite characters and enjoy creating their own alongside theatre professionals from the Valley. This camp is a great opportunity to hone skills far beyond the stage. Through theatre, participants can develop public speaking skills, learn empathy, and nurture confidence. Campers will use their bodies, voices and imaginations to develop characters inspired by the worlds of good and evil. Who will be the victor in this clash of the titans?
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Gulliver’s Travels”
June 19 to 23 | Noon to 4:30 p.m. | The Homestead Community Center
Ages 6 and older
$100 for DC Ranch residents | $200 for neighboring residents
Complete with exciting costumes and dramatic stage sets, nationally-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre brings its musical production of “Gulliver’s Travels” to The Homestead Playhouse. During the one week camp, children have the opportunity to learn and perform in a timeless tale with a sci-fi spin that is full of heroic adventures. This is the fourth summer that Missoula has delighted DC Ranch residents and neighbors with its dynamic theatre experience.
Arts and Education Camp: A Summer of STEM
July 10 to 14 | The Homestead Community Center
9 a.m. to 12 noon | Ages 5 to 8
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Ages 8 and older
$75 for DC Ranch residents, $150 for non-residents
Join a team of local educators as they share their knowledge with hands-on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We know children learn best when they have fun while learning. Campers will participate in the creation of exciting, messy and interesting projects. This camp will teach valuable 21st century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. These skills will help participants in preparing for their futures, as jobs in STEM grow rapidly. Projects will vary by age, and will encourage development of skills in planning, designing and evaluating project creations. To register, contact Lindsay Vanegas at 480.538.3542.
Skyline Athletes Sports Camps
Fridays in July | Desert Camp Community Center
9 to 10 a.m. ages 3 to 6 | 10 to 11 a.m. ages 7 to 10
$10 per class or $30 for all four weeks
(Register through Skyline Athletes – skylineathletes.com)
July 7 – Soccer Have fun learning the basics of soccer. Fundamentals of dribbling, passing and kicking will be covered through games that keep everyone moving!
July 14 – Obstacle Course Get kids active with an indoor obstacle course, which builds gross motor skills, develops coordination, and increases endurance.
July 21 – T-Ball for 3-6 year olds Learn the fundamentals of baseball—throwing, catching, hitting, fielding and base running—in a fun, safe environment.
July 21 – Dodgeball for 7-10 year olds Kids will have a blast running, throwing, dodging and ducking their way to victory while getting in shape.
July 28 – Basketball Learn fundamental basketball skills—dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense—or take your game to the next level!
Workshops for Youth and Families
(Register through Workshops – workshopsaz.org)
Workshop programs focus on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Week-long summer programs are held at The Homestead Community Center. DC Ranch residents receive 50 percent off workshop fees.