Adventures are not hard to come by in this state we call home. We at AAC consider it a privilege to explore and enjoy the unique variety of Arizona. Arizona is the only state to have one of the “7 natural wonders of the world.” More than 80% of our land is national forest, national parks, recreation and wilderness land, and Indian reservations. We have more mountain peaks and summits to explore than Colorado. We have the longest stretch of ponderosa pines in the world and the longest remaining unbroken stretch of Route 66. We are the only state to contain all 4 North American deserts, and many cities have over 300 days of sunshine a year (near perfect conditions to swim and play on the water year-round). Contrasting our deserts are thousands of miles of rivers, hundreds of lakes, dozens of scenic waterfalls, peaceful creeks, relaxing hot springs, and hidden swimming holes. Many people from all over the world travel to Arizona to experience the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Sedona, “The Mother Road”, Havasupai, our Deserts and more, but, WE have it all in our own backyard. Within a few hours we can be at some of the most coveted places in the country. We are truly blessed to call Arizona home. Our camp is unlike any other summer program. An adventure with us will have your student unplugged, socializing, learning, thinking, reconnecting with nature, and making life-long friends and memories.
Our Summer Classes and Activities
Lake Roosevelt with CCClub (Best for beginners)
June 8th - 9th $275 (food, transportation, supplies, rental boat, campsites)
A two day trip with activities for beginners and seasoned campers alike, this is the perfect adventure to kick off the summer. In collaboration with Tanque Verde’s CCClub Program, Arizona Adventures Camp will for the first time, offer an Adventure for students 8 years old and older. Although our minimum age has been lowered for this trip, the thrills will be adult sized.
Cool Off and Tube in the Gila River
Ski Boat with Towable
Road Trip Games
Camp Cooking and Smore's
Group Games\Night Games
Students who are register with our sister program CCClub may attend our additional day of instruction and preparation (June 7th), and will qualify for financial assistance. For more information about the Tanque Verde Extended Care Program (CCClub) and how to Register click here.
The Ultimate Adventure Class (Most stuff to do)
June 13th $475 1:00pm - 5:00pm (optional free trip June 14th -18th)
Our fun-filled class will be unique and memorable. This is the experience to choose to get the most out of Arizona Adventures Camp; as we pull out all the stops and do almost everything we offer in our other experiences. Our class will prepare students for prolonged camping, hiking, and surviving in the wilderness. They will be taught navigational skills, where to find Arizona's best swimming holes and secret places, and best practices for an
Awesome Week-long Adventure
Topics and Activities Include:
Character Building and Social Skills: scenarios & public speaking
Set up a Camping Site: tents, kitchen, restroom and more
Camping Basics, Best Practices, Outdoor Responsibility, and Campground Etiquette
Wilderness First Aid and Emergency Preparedness
Outdoor Appreciation and Responsibility
Camp Cooking: Breakfast, Burgers and More
Ziplining: assembly, harnesses, and safety
Survival Skills: shelter, water, food and Fire
Create, Learn, and Play Group Games
Paint ball, Volleyball, and More
Swimming and Boating Safety
Students/participants are encouraged to practice newly acquired skills and knowledge safely. Upon successful completion of Adventure classes, students/participants may attend a free volunteer-led trip.
Backpacking Class (Most Challenging)
June 28th $275 2:00pm - 5:00pm (optional free trip June 29th - July 1st)
"The best views come after the hardest climbs." - Anonymous
The lure of hidden/lesser visited destinations beckons the most adventurous students to test their endurance and resolve. During this class students will learn endurance, preparation, priorities, self-reliance and the importance of the journey over the destination.
Properly Pack a Pack
Packing Nutritional Food
Health and Wellness
Wilderness First Aid and Safety
Lightweight Camping Hacks
Students/participants are encouraged to practice newly acquired skills and knowledge safely. Upon successful completion of Adventure classes, students/participants may attend a free volunteer-led trip. Destination to be determined but will be memorable, challenging, and full of surprises.
San Diego Beaches (Most Popular)
July 12th - 15th $375 (Time TBA)
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea." - Isak Dinesen
Our most popular trip is filled with sand and sunshine. This year will see new activities, games, and destinations sure to please. Limited spots fill up fast, register as soon as possible to not miss out.
- Play at the Imperial Sand Dunes
- Camp on the Beach
- Boogie Boarding
- Sand Castles
- Group Games and Challenges
- Belmont Park Rides and Attractions including Zipline, Laser Tag, Roller Coaster
Payson Paradise with CCClub (Best Comfort to Adventure Ratio)
July 20th - 22nd $300 (food, transportation, supplies, trail ride, airbnb, entry fees, activities)
Just a little over an hour northeast of Phoenix lies a pine paradise full of adventure. From hikes and waterfalls, to lakes and mountain activities, Payson has got it all and we are going to do as much of it as possible. We have reserved an Airbnb for maximum comfort and convenience during the unpredictable monsoon season (all activities subject to change) and have more activities planned than we know what to do with.
Planned Activities Include:
Hiking to Waterfalls
Swimming and Kayaking
Learning Geology and History at Tonto Natural Bridge
Lessons and Games on Social and Leadership Skills
Responsible Outdoor Stewardship
Students who are register with our sister program CCClub may attend our additional day of instruction and preparation (July 19th), and will qualify for financial assistance. For more information about the Tanque Verde Extended Care Program (CCClub) and how to Register click here.
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