The weeklong, overnight YMCA camp at the Triangle Y Ranch near Oracle offers all sorts of activities for kids. There's also a separate YMCA day camp. Day camp counselor Megan Lindsey, left, was helping Kaylee Cabral, 8, take aim with a bow on Wednesday.
Savanna Austell, 11, reaches new heights as she makes her way up a climbing wall during the day camp at the Triangle Y Ranch. The YMCA also operates a weeklong overnight camp at the site.
In just one week, campers at the YMCA's Triangle Y Ranch, north of Tucson, say they form lasting friendships, try new activities and build confidence.
Diego Ford Osuna, 9, center, methodically positions a Lego character while Bricks 4 Kidz local franchise owner Ruth Green helps her son, Nicholas Green, 6, left, balance another structure during the weeklong summer camp.
Fun-based learning is the premise of Bricks 4 Kidz, a business new to the Tucson area that offers summer camps, after-school programs and classes for children age 3 and up.
If you want your kids to be enrolled in the Healthy 2 B Me summer camp put on by the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, but can't afford the $345, there are scholarships available.
Sawyer Lazarus, 4, and Jane Hiller, 5, play in the sprinkler during a summer camp at Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St. Weekly sessions for the preschool and kindergarten camps run through July 27.
Teacher Emily Riley-Saxton shows kids what some Mentos and a soda bottle can create during an exploding-soda demonstration at the camp.
Aaron Rathner, 5, left, looks at the volcano Lara Seagraves, 5, made. The kids put baking soda inside their volcanoes, then poured in some vinegar to make the "lava" overflow.
Besides making volcanos, campers dance, sing, play games and more.
The theme of this art project is "things found in the ocean." Anshei Israel's summer camps are for all children ages 2-6. Call 745-5550 for information.
Benjamin Aronson plays with a parachute and inflatable balls
during Summer Camp for Kids at Congregation Anshei Israel.
When it's summer, a sprinkler session is just the thing, as
Janna Winkelman discovers at the Congregation Anshei Israel
Summer camper Seth Windham dangles a paint-covered foot in the
air for a few seconds before stomping it onto a piece of paper,
leaving a fresh blue footprint between a red one and an orange