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While your children may look forward to summer because they will be off of school, parents often have a little twinge of anxiousness about it. After all, two or three months is a long time to keep kids entertained! You don’t want them to be sitting in front of the television or playing on their tablet the whole time, but what other options do you have? Actually, the area of Tucson has a wide variety of summer long entertainment for kids.

All Day STEM Youth Camps

– Arizona Youth University (AYU) offers summer camp options for children grades 1-12 that are perfect for working parents who need their kids to be entertained all day long. These camps cover diverse and enriching topics such as Bioengineering, SAT/ACT Prep, STEM Career Exploration, Robotics, and many more! If your kids really can’t get enough, overnight camps are also available. The AYU camps take place on the University of Arizona campus, unless otherwise indicated on their website.

Camps for Little Artists

– Have a budding young artist at home? Need a cool, creative alternative to spending the day outdoors? Creative Juice is the place for you! In this camp, your kids will explore a different art form each week through a variety of mediums and techniques.

Library Camp for Young Readers

– Summer reading programs at the Tucson libraries offer a free activities to encourage summertime reading. There are prizes and all kinds of fun things to do, and it can be found at all the branches around Pima County.  This perfect when you don’t necessarily want a full day  of camp, but your kids need to get out of the house for a few hours.

With so many fun, educational, and inspiring things for kids to do all summer, there’s no reason for kids of any age to be bored. Not only are there a lot of great ways to keep your kids engaged this summer, there is a lot more to love about the area as well, like top notch  schools, gorgeous natural landscaping, and affordable places to live. It is no wonder Tucson is consistently rated one of the best places to live.

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