ECS Kid’s Summer Adventure Club starts in June

SCOTTSDALE – Eight weeks of everything kids love – Pirate Adventures, Sherwood Forest, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Under the Sea Adventures, Alien Invasion, Jedi Training, Animation Academy and Camp Mashup – make Education and Community Services (ECS) Kid’s Club Summer Adventure Camp the place to be in June and July.

Every week is packed with fun and new learning experiences in science, games and art, movies and field trips.

Child’s Play Preschool kids explore makerspace, developing their engineering skills while learning to question, imagine and create. And everyone gets to shake out the wiggles with music and hands-on instruments.

From cooking to theater classes ECS has something for everyone to enjoy this summer at its Adventure Club starting this June. Photos by Alex Dragone /courtesy of ECS
From cooking to theater classes ECS has something for everyone to enjoy this summer at its Adventure Club starting this June. Photos by Alex Dragone /courtesy of ECS

FocusedKidsTM Curriculum will also help children learn the three parts of their brain, the role each one plays and how to be in charge of them.

There is also full-day Kinderprep available for students entering Kindergarten in the fall.

Elementary school students aren’t left out of the fun and learning.

There’s no way to be bored with ECS programs such as: Escape the Room – Math Skills Camp; Imagination Station; Military Style Cheer; Instruments and Dance with a Latin Rhythm; Mindful Artist; Recycle Art and Engineering; Spanish Kitchen; Sports Superstars; Warrior Yoga; 3D Art; and Baseball Managers in Training.

Two unique programs for middle schoolers are STEAMPlus Career Camp, which introduces a wide variety of interests and is facilitated by college professors and industry professionals, and a relationship program, #RESPECT4UANDME. These are exciting new additions to the ECS middle school and high school readiness offerings this summer.

From cooking to theater classes ECS has something for everyone to enjoy this summer at its Adventure Club starting this June. Photos by Alex Dragone /courtesy of ECS
From cooking to theater classes ECS has something for everyone to enjoy this summer at its Adventure Club starting this June. Photos by Alex Dragone /courtesy of ECS

At Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) Creative Kids Camp, young campers will create a script and set design from scratch. And DFT Musical Theater Camp’s “Rock Bottom” production teaches preteens the basics of acting, singing, choreography, set building and painting, prop and costume design.

High school students interested in stretching their wings as an actor or dancer are encouraged to audition in May for the highly regarded ECS High School Performing Arts Workshop, July 8-August 10.

Adults, you are not left out!

Be sure to look through the entire catalog, because there are opportunities for all ages, including visual arts, self-defense, self-awareness and culinary arts.

ECS offers 103 courses and eight weeks of options to keep you and your family cool and happy all summer! The ECS catalog is available online.

“We encourage you to look through our extensive catalog of camps, classes and programs and register as soon as possible,” said Elaine Vallario, ECS Enrichment Coordinator, “because many of these popular programs fill up quickly.

ECS, a department of the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), provides quality, affordable courses, workshops and camps that meet student needs and interests. Classes are taught by CCUSD teachers, members of local nonprofit arts organizations and outside vendors selected for their rigorous and creative instruction.

Visit ecsforall.org for the current ECS catalogue.