Albuquerque Moms Blog 2018 Guide to Summer Camps

The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of many families’ to-do list. We hope this 2018 Guide to Summer Camps in Albuquerque helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer!

We are excited to present our readers with the 2018 Albuquerque Moms Blog Guide to Summer Camps. This guide is a one-stop shop for parents as you decide where to send your children to summer camp.


The fun starts here! SummerPrep offers more than 70 tech, art, academic, and sports camps for all students from any school entering Pre-K through 11th grade. Returning camp favorites include Hogwarts School, Minecraft, Star Wars: Jedi Training, Robotics, Costume Design, and Archery with new classes including Flamenco, French Fun, Makerspace Mania, and four theater productions.

SummerPrep fosters discovery and exploration and encourages students to enjoy themselves in a safe, supportive environment. Classes are small, so each child receives one-on-one instruction, and the vast selection of enriching and creative classes gives students opportunities to learn new skills or build on existing talents. 

SummerPrep 2018 takes place June 4 – July 13. View the SummerPrep catalog and register today at!

SummerPrep is a summer program offered by Sandia Preparatory School.

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Science is Everywhere”Summer Camp 2018 for children who are 6 to 12 years old. Students will experience the wonders of science in week-long sessions, May 29 through August 10. Sessions include “DIY Disasters,” “Movie Magic,” “Space Explorers,” “Chemistry & Intrigue,” “STEMinists” and many more!

With a different theme each week, students have the opportunity to explore many facets of science and history through hands-on exploration and investigation. Engaging their imaginations, kids enrolled in the camps will create and learn the basic concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics while playing with different materials and experiments. Parents are able to register their children for individual weeks of camp or multiple sessions.

Online Registration is required and can be found at Please call 505-245-2137, extension 103, for more details.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a nationally accredited, Smithsonian Affiliate, and it is the only congressionally chartered museum in its field.

Pando Little School

Pique your child’s curiosity with Pando Little School’s summer camp! Our two sessions focus on tinkering with tools, playing with ideas, and exploring recycled materials. Each 4-week-long camp is facilitated by 3 educators and capped at 12 children. These low ratios ensure that your child has the emotional and intellectual support they need to make exciting new connections.

Catapults, race cars, seesaws, and more!  Join us for hands-on inquiry into levers, pulleys, wheels, and inclined planes.  Children will tinker with enticing materials as they discover the power of simple machines.

Blocks, tape, and loose parts; fabric, costumes, and dramatic play. Each day, we’ll embark on an adventure to expand our skills and experience interactive storytelling. Children will explore an array of recycled materials to imagine and create!  

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore. We’ll take you on word-class backpacking and hiking into pristine wilderness areas. We’ll connect you with hands-on science and nature. We’ll engage you in the art and culture that is the backdrop of The Southwest. Treks with the Gulch are an opportunity to immerse yourself in this majestic land and cultural heritage. 

We offer summer treks for kids ages 10-18 lasting from 2 to 6 weeks. All of our treks spend time at our 540-acre nature preserve basecamp as well as time “on the road” exploring the Southwest. We have a range of specialists in areas like mountain biking, rock climbing, music, art, ecology, and archeology. Sign your child up for an unforgettable summer adventure today!

Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts

June 4-8 / 8:30am – 4pm
Ballet and Contemporary Dance Camp (Ages 6-14)
$250 full week*

June 11-15 / 8:30am – 4pm
Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Camp (ages 6-14)
$250 full week*

June 18-22 / 10am – 3pm
Adaptive Dance Camp (ages 8-18)
Supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. $50 full week.

June 25-29 / 8:30am – 4pm
Musical Theater Dance Camp (ages 6-14)
$250 full week*

July 9-13 / 8:30am – 4pm
Dance Re-Mix Camp (ages 6-14)
$250 full week*

July 16-20 / 8:30am – 4pm
Young Choreographers Camp (ages 8-18)
$180 full week*

July 23-27 / 9am – 12pm
Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5)
$180 full week*
July 23-27 / 12pm – 4pm
Behind-the-Scenes Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18)
$180 full week*

July 30 – Aug 3 / 9am – 1pm
Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10 – Adult)
180 full week*

*$25 Early Bird discount before 4/1/18; A limited number of partial scholarships available 505.224.9808.

Lil' Kickers Soccer Camp

Lil’ Kickers Soccer Camp is a camp that your child will never forget! Our camp teaches children between the ages 3-9 to have fun while learning soccer skills, educational skills, and enjoying themselves in a great amount of classroom activities. We offer activities such as reading, cooking, yoga, art, science experiments, music and more! The camp starts on June 4th and goes through August 3rd, Monday through Friday. Parents will have the option to sign-up their child per week or for the entire summer camp. We offer full day or half day options. Discount for siblings is $50 off per week for the full day camp. We want this soccer camp to be a camp your child is going to remember for the rest of the year! Sign-up NOW!

The Little Gym of Albuquerque

The Little Gym of Albuquerque is now enrolling for two awesome, age-appropriate and interest-driven summer camp programs: Super Quest Summer Camp for children ages 3-12 years and Skill Thrill Summer Camp for children ages 5-12 years.
The Super Quest Summer Camp challenges children to spend three adventure-filled hours a day completing a fun “Quest.” Each Quest employs a creative storyline designed to incorporate The Little Gym’s Three Dimensional Learning philosophy.
Is your child more a of a thrill seeker? Skill Thrill Camps help children ages 5-12 take their gymnastics skills to the next level by providing an intense three-day per week program focused on learning a specific skill, while reviewing and practicing all-around gymnastics skills.
Both options offer flexible scheduling, allowing your busy family to include The Little Gym camp in your children’s summer activities for several full weeks, a week, or one day at a time.

Bosque Summer

Bosque Summer is an exciting summer full of creative, flexible, and engaging programming for students in grades 1-12. Students will find Discovery, Fitness, and Creativity programs throughout the summer. Most Bosque Summer programs are 1-week, full-day schedules (8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) with many class options throughout the day. In addition, before and after care programs are available. Bosque Summer is flexible and individualized per family and student.

Menaul School

Panther Camp at Menaul is a Christian summer camp program of Menaul School. Our mission is to provide Albuquerque families an affordable and well-rounded day camp experience.
For children entering Grades 1st-6th in the Fall

$190 per week (cost includes lunch, snacks, and field trips)

Week-long sessions in June and July

Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm, After-care until 5:30

What Makes Panther Camp Different:
Christian daily devotionals and weekly community service projects

Creative weekly themes designed to explore different aspects of the world using educational activities, games, art, stories, and more

Adult to camper ratio of 1:10

A scholarship fund that provides partial financial assistance to Albuquerque families

Travel around the world this summer at Panther Camp @ Menaul.

New Mexico Jazz Workshop

The New Mexico Jazz Workshop proudly presents Camp Bee-Jammin’: An integrated Arts Camp for kids 6-10!
June 4-15, M-F 9-2:30; Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA), 11800 Princess Jeanne NE.
JAM BAND*JUNK BAND*HIP HOP*DRAMA*DRUMMING*SINGING*STUDIO ART*UKULELE* AND MORE! All classes are taught by local professional musicians and artists dedicated to creating positive arts experiences for young people. There is a final performance for family and friends on 6/15 to show off new skills!!
Early Bird until 3/16/18 $309. After 3/16/18 $340. Payment plans are available. Call Debbie at 505-255-9798 X3 to register now!

New Mexico Jazz Workshop

June 4-15, 9:00-12:15
Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA), 11800 Princess Jeanne NE
$299 Early Bird price, after 3/16 price is $320
This camp is for kids, 10-13 who want to learn to play and sing like a ROCK STAR! No experience is needed, just the desire to make music and have fun! Classes are taught by the coolest professional musicians with extensive experience. There is a final public performance for friends and family on 6/15. Call Debbie at 505-255-9798 X3 to register now!

Cottonwood Montessori School

We invite you to join us for joyful learning and creative expression through dynamic adventures in hands on learning for children of all ages. Your child will have the opportunity to explore exciting learning environments enhanced by a culturally rich curriculum. Our summer programs include sports, artists, weekly field trips and fiestas to showcase our adventures. Your child will engage in activities with our teaching staff that will foster confidence, independence and positive peer interactions. Learning was never this fun! Enjoy browsing through this year’s selection of camps.
SCHEDULE AND FEES per weekly camp
9:00-12:00 $175
9:00-3:00 $200
7:00-6:00 $225

Children's Choice

Children’s Choice is the number 1 Summer Camp voted by Albuquerque the Magazine. We specialize in Summer Fun Day Camps, and Enrichment Camps. Our camps are for ages 5-12. We are open Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm, May 29th- August 13th at various locations throughout Albuquerque. Our Summer Fun Camp theme is 20th Century Time Bandits, and includes field trips, enrichment activities, swimming, and clubs. Our Enrichment Camps are week-long camps specialized in a particular area of interest. Enrichment Camps this year include: Action Arcade: Physically Fit Video Games, Trashion Show: Finding Wearable Art, Sports, Cooking, Film, Theater, Science, and Harry Potter.

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch’s Summer Camps are back, June 11 – July 26, Monday – Thursday from 9am-1pm. Featuring two exciting camps for kids ages 4-11 years old, Animal Life and Farm Life. These educational, interactive, and FUN camps will provide opportunities for kids to learn about animals and farming with hands-on activities and crafts led by our very own Junior Leaders at our working ranch. Bottle Feed Calves, Milk Goats, Grow A Garden, Hold Baby Chicks, and Learn About Beekeeping and Butterflies! $150/kid weekly. Sibling and promotional discounts! Registration opens MARCH 1st at Call: 719.464.1140 or email [email protected] with questions.


Stitchology is a place to hang out with fellow textile junkies, to learn new sewing skills in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support, or to shop for fabrics, patterns and notions in our retail store. Our week-long kids sewing camps are designed for sewers of all skill levels and ages! Kids will walk away with finished projects including pajama bottoms, skirts, bags, stuffed animals and so much more! We can’t wait to see you at our 2018 Summer Sewing Camps!

Bounce n' Boogie

Bounce n’ Boogie! Come experience colorful mats, balls, tunnels, hoops, balance beams, bells, shakers, ribbons, scarves, parachute, bubbles, and more! Interact with your little one through singing, dancing, and super fun play in our Musical Activity Classes! ONLY $40/ month! Serving ages 4 months -5 years.

We also offer a drop-off program called ActiveME Camps, which run continuously through the year! Uniquely designed music and movement based curriculum is fun and engaging. Drop your child off in a secure environment for an exciting, academic, and active experience for only $190/ 4-week camp. Check out our Birthday Party packages too!

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch is a team of enthusiastic, fun folks who love to sew, quilt, embroider, paint, knit, and many more fiber endeavors. We love our store, we love our customers, and we want you to have the best shopping experience you can possibly have when you visit! We are excited for both our Beginner (June 11-15, June 25-29) and Intermediate (July 16-20) summer camps this summer.

Play Conservatory, Inc.

PLAY Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our mission is devoted to serving young people: we offer unique and challenging Theater experiences for children and youth. In doing so, we create works that play to every generation. We believe every child should experience the magic of theater while building a solid sense of identity and skills that will benefit him/her throughout life.

Learners Chess Academy

Learners Chess Academy has two summer camps: one in Albuquerque, and one in Rio Rancho. Pick your week from June 4th to August 7th. Visit for all the details.
We have a lot of fun, and yet we are teaching focus, planning, strategy & delayed gratification.

Albuquerque Little Theatre

Albuquerque Little Theatre offers several camps throughout the summer for children ages 4-17! In Play Builders, create your own character and improvise scenarios which will be incorporated into an original script. For Let’s Put On a Play,  learn everything about what goes into putting on a play. Musical Theatre Bootcamp offers training in acting, dancing, ensemble work and group singing culminating in a full musical production. And finally Fairytales We Love uses favorite stories and songs to help young children explore the magic of theatre. Call 505-242-4750 x3 to register today!

Heartstrings Theatre

Join us this Summer for a theatre adventure you won’t want to miss!! Heartstrings will be putting on The Lion King Jr. and we want YOU!! We are looking for: Dancers, Singers, Actors, Backstage techies…we want them ALL!! Bring your best “roar” and come on out! 

When: July 9-13 (9:00-3:00) and July 16-20 (9:00-3:30)

Ages: 5-18 (all young children need to make sure they can handle a fairly intense rehearsal schedule)

Where: 5620 Laredo Rd., Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Performance Dates: July 20, 21 and 22 

Cost: $125 per camper or $100 if you bring a friend! 

Email: [email protected] to sign up!

Canvas & Coffee & Kids

This session is for campers 6-14 years old. Your child will experience hands on learning about ART! He/she will work on a variety of projects. Your child will learn about a famous MASTER and try their hand at creating their own Masterpiece in that artist’s style. We will also enjoy walks on the Acequia to appreciate ART in nature. Tuition includes a fun/nutritious snack each day
​​​For more information, please call; 803-4230 or email; [email protected]

8:50 AM-12:00

JUNE 11-15
JUNE 25-29
JULY 9-13
JULY 23-27


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