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CCUSD Education & Community Services offering variety of summer camps and classes


SCOTTSDALE – The ECS for all! motto at Education & Community Services is more than its Web site address,; it describes the extensive catalogue of camps, classes, sports programs, visual and performing arts residencies, and continuing education for students and adults. While ECS is a department of the Cave Creek Unified School District, participation is open to all students, public, private, charter, and homeschooled.

Summer programs will include:

ECS Summer SuperCamp (Preschool through Grade 6) at Desert Sun Academy is a comprehensive "all in one" camp offering exciting thematic activities. Summer SuperCamp 2016 Themes (May 31-July 29, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) are all-time favorites: Let's Get Acquainted; Top Chef; Fun with Fitness; Wet & Wild; Red, White & Boom!; Medieval Times; Messy Olympics; Lights, Camera, Action!; and, It's Showtime!

ECS Summer Enrichment (Preschool through Grade 6) at Desert Sun Academy (June 6-July 1) offers Academics, Theater, Art, Voice, Sports, Engineering, Technology, Science and More! Programs at this location are Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., with Early Bird activities available starting at 7a.m. 

Bonanza Educational ECS Summer Enrichment (May 23-27, Aug. 1-5), at the former Desert Arroyo Middle School campus, offers a huge variety for kids grades 1-8: Technology, Animation, Engineering, Robotics, and Art. Programs are Monday-Friday, and times vary from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also on this campus, Desert Foothills Youth Theater has a wide variety of theater camps for ages 8-14.

Middle school, high school, and adult classes will be held at Cactus Shadows High School. These ECS Summer Enrichment classes offer Academics, Study Skills, Credit Recovery Courses, Professional Development Courses, Self Defense, Filmmaking, Theater, and the Sonoran Arts League's Foothills Arts Academy.

These programs are for students who have completed Grade 6, up to and including adults who wish to continue their education, especially in the arts. Programs are Monday-Friday, and times vary from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ECS Enrichment teachers, at all levels, are selected for their rigorous and creative instruction. Many names and faces will be familiar because they are CCUSD teachers or are highly regarded artists and mentors who have been associated with ECS for many years. The visual and performing arts instructors, for example, are members of C. Nicholas Johnson Theater, Sonoran Arts League, Desert Foothills Youth Theater, and other exceptional arts organizations.

For questions regarding registration, contact the ECS office at (480) 575-2440. Class information and registration is available online through Education & Community Services at