It’s no secret that Arizona offers some of the best staycation opportunities in the country. While family time offers a great chance to make lifelong memories, sometimes parents need a little time of their own. The good news is that most resort properties also feature kid camps that offer entertainment and educational opportunities.
Here are AAA Arizona’s picks for three resort camps kids will love:
Westin Kids Club Located at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa and Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, this popular kids camp offers an entertaining mix of activities to keep children busy all day long. Campers 4 to 12 at both resorts will participate in scavenger hunts, swimming, movies, video games, sports and more. For parents seeking to enjoy a night out, the AAA Four Diamond Westin Kierland offers a Pajama Party, where kids will be entertained by evening activities from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Parents dining at AAA Four Diamond restaurant, deseo, may enroll their kids in the Pajama Party at no charge. Also at Westin Kierland, kids 8 to 13 may enroll in the one of several individual or five-day unique camp opportunities, including Stop Motion Animation, Computer Video Game Design, Produce Your Own Morning Show, and Media Madness.
Would your child enjoy making a dream catcher or sculpting clay and painting pottery? If so, Camp Coyote at Sedona’s AAA Four Diamond Enchantment Resort will fit the bill. Kids 4 to 12 will delight in learning about cultural heritage through entertaining nature and wildlife walks, stargazing, Native American-influenced arts and crafts, outdoor games and recreation, and musical activities. Each day features a different theme with corresponding events to ensure little ones create memories of their own.
Trailblazers Family Adventure Center
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a AAA Five Diamond resort, features the Trailblazers Kids Club for children ages 5 to 12. Kids will enjoy a different theme each day featuring a variety of activities, including sports, board games, ping pong, crafts, and swimming sprinkled throughout their day. Afternoon activities end with an ice cream social. Teens need not feel left out either, as they are welcome to join the camp as junior counselors. During the summer afternoons on Fridays and Saturdays, The Fun Team hosts a variety of poolside activities and games for families as well.
Most resort camps are offered at an additional charge, depending on the length and type of camp. No matter your resort choice this summer, be sure to ask for special AAA rates and discounts when booking.
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