Summer Camps in Las Vegas

by Kimberley McGee
summer camps

Summer camps are back! From day-long camps for kids of all ages to small classes for tweens, teens and young entrepreneurs, there are many options across the valley for kids to gain skills, make friends and find inspiration this summer. 

Summer camp gives your child the opportunity to learn new skills, develop meaningful friendships and discover their potential, said Erica Stegall, Association Youth and Family Director for the YMCA of Southern Nevada.  

“Each year, we look forward to a safe and exciting summer that instills confidence in our campers and helps them create memories that will last a lifetime,” Stegall said. “We’re committed to providing a fun and nurturing environment that supports your child while they take part in activities that are creative, educational and high-energy. It’s our goal to ensure every camper has the best summer ever!”

Local Summer camps are in higher demand after months at home and school closures, so sign up early and take advantage of early-bird specials. Some offer a full curriculum in fun and relaxed ways for parents who worry about the Covid-19 or Summer Slide (is that actually a thing?). We update this listing regularly and alert our subscribers to new deals as they roll in! Financial aid is available for city summer camps and many more. There are also scholarships for summer camp. Space is limited and advance registration is required for most. 

Not sure about summer camp this year? I’ve put together a list of tips for sending kids off to summer camps this year.

Dance Camps

Feel the Music Dance Studio
1400 N. Rampart #102
702-376-4247
June 3 – August 2. (Child does not have to be enrolled for entire 9 weeks)
Ages 5-11
Monday – Friday, Half Day: 9am – 12:30pm & Full Day: 9am – 3:30pm

Aftercare available for $10 an hour up to 2 hours. Pay for entire summer program (8weeks) and receive an additional $100 off. Discount pricing for more than 1 child.

Music/Drama Summer Camps

 
Registration for all summer programs begins Monday, May 10th.
 
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Rock Set Gig

They have condensed versions of their standard music programs. It’s a chance for young players to learn how stage lights and AV systems work, play games, and have fun musically in a supportive environment. RSG 2021 Summer Camps start June 7 and run through July 29 (break July 5-9 for Independence Day). Get 30% off if you enroll before April 30. Camps run Monday to Thursday and drop of is between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pickup at 3 p.m. It’s $325 per camper. 

City Recreation Summer Camps

Monday-Friday, June 1-Aug. 6, 2021, excluding holidays.

Cost: $100 per child  ($150 for Junior Lifeguard Camp and Tot Camp)

Camp activities will include arts and crafts, sports, games, music, life skills, physical fitness and fun, all with trained adult supervision. Register online here. A health screening, face covering and social distancing will be required. Tot Camp is for ages 3-5; Kids Camp for ages 5-11; and Teen Camp for ages 12-14. For more information, see below or call 702-229-PLAY (7529).

Kids Camp Locations (ages 5-11)

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Stupak Community Center, 215 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488.

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

Cimarron Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Tot Camp Locations (ages 3-5)

Tot camp is $150/week or $80 for mornings only and $80 for afternoons only.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Teen Camp Locations (ages 12-14)

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Stupak Community Center, 215 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488.

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Adaptive Camp Location 

Dula Community Center, 451 Bonanza Road, 702-229-1516.

Junior Lifeguard Camp (ages 11-14)

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Cost: $150/week.

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488.

This is an American Red Cross program in which successful participants will learn essential pool lifesaving skills and Junior Lifeguarding certification. Participants will bring a swimming suit, towel, change of clothes, lunch, snacks and beverages to camp daily. Each class limited to 10 students. Camp will be offered June 7-11, June 21-25, July 5-9, July 19-23 and Aug. 2-6. Junior Lifeguard registration is open now; register online here.

Cultural Arts Summer Camps

Rainbow Company Youth Acting Summer Workshop (ages 8-11)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 7-18, 2021.

Cost: $225/student.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Rainbow Company Youth Acting Summer Workshop is a highly concentrated theatrical experience for students ages 8-11. This two-week, full-day workshop will spark imaginations. Your student will build confidence, increase self-esteem, discover hidden talents, develop teamwork, and foster creativity. This theatre workshop culminates in a presentation at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Friday, June 18, at 6 p.m.  Click Here To Register.

 

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp For Kids 2021 (ages 10-15)

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 7-July 17, 2021

Cost: $400/student.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The 25th Annual Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids (PVAC) will offer art instruction in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, video production and photography. PVAC is a cultural and performing arts conservatory designed for students 10-15 years of age, in the best practices of mentoring, character building, and civic engagement. This program provides community youth in West Las Vegas an opportunity to participate in a structured arts curriculum created to strengthen and reinforce the processes of learning, retention and service. Each student will receive intensive, multidimensional training in the areas of physical activity, competence and achievement, self-definition, creative expression, and positive social interactions with peers and adults. The curriculum is comprised of five interrelated artistic programs: Theatre Arts/Drama and Creative Writing; Music (African Drumming and Vocals); Dance; Video Production, Photography and a Community Arts Project. Registration is by application only through the West Las Vegas Arts Center. Please click here to request an application; all applications are due by Friday, May 28.

Rainbow Company Teen Acting Intensive (ages 12-16)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 21-July 2, 2021.

Cost: $225/student.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Rainbow Company Teen Acting Intensive is a highly focused theatrical experience for students ages 12-16. This two-week, full-day intensive will spark creativity through various theatre arts experiences that will hone acting skills. Your student will build confidence, increase self-esteem, discover hidden talents, develop teamwork, and foster creativity. This acting intensive culminates with a 25-minute showcase at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Friday, July 2, at 6 p.m. Click Here To Register. 

 

Contemporary West Dance Theatre Summer Intensives (ages 8-25)

Male Intensive: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 12-17, 2021.

Full Intensive: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 19-30, 2021.

Cost: $325/student.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

The mission of Contemporary West Dance Theatre (CWDT) is to continue the American legacy of excellence in dance by creating opportunities to nurture, educate and advance future artists. The company has a dance methodology that integrates classical and modern paradigms with an athleticism that gives audiences a more profound dance experience. CWDT dancers and dance instructors are passionate, relatable and highly skilled, and have been bringing virtuoso performances to the stage that have excited and inspired audiences around the world for more than a decade. This summer intensive will offer classes in Ballet, Horton, Graham, African, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Spaces are limited. For more information and an application to register, contact Avree Walker at a.walker@LVDANCE.org.

Local Summer Camps

All Y Camp activities have the following characteristics:

  • Age appropriate
  • Represent the Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility
  • Align with Healthy Eating and Physical Activities (HEPA) standards
  • Focus on long-term results of the whole child
  • Are well planned, positive, inclusive, and designed to create the BEST SUMMER EVER!!!

Save 10% on camp registration if you sign up for the Y’s Sizzlin Summer Promotion?

Summer Adventure Camp

Horses4Heroes offers supervised distance learning for grades K – HS, educational field trips for grades K-8, volunteer opportunities for teens, 14 and older, riding lessons and Summer Camp, eight weeks. Visit www.Horses4Heroes.org information! Click Las Vegas tab!

 For more information, email camps@horses4heroes.org. Join the fun as a camper, counselor or volunteer!

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