Guide to Albuquerque Area Summer Camps (2024)

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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 Guide to Summer Camps helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer!

We are excited to present our readers with ABQ Mom’s Guide to Summer Camps. This guide is a one-stop shop for parents as you decide where to send your children to summer camp.


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What do Minecraft, Aikido, and Hogwarts School have in common? They are all classes at SummerPrep 2024! SummerPrep, Sandia Prep’s summer program, runs from June 3 – July 12 for students from any school in grades Pre-K through high school. They offer enriching and creative classes and opportunities to learn new skills or build on existing talents. More than 100 tech, art, athletic, and academic classes are offered every year for students from any school in Pre-K through high school.

New classes this year include My First Lemonade Stand, Real-World Graphic Design, Pokémon, Aikido Bootcamp, Jr. CEOs, Young Trailblazers: Five-Day Outdoor Adventure, and many more! Fan favorites like their famous Main Stage Theater productions (Wizard of Oz and Disney’s Frozen JR.), Hogwarts School, Kids Cook!, and Minecraft are returning!

At SummerPrep, they foster discovery and exploration and encourage students to enjoy themselves in a safe, supportive environment.

532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Bosque Summer

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Discover whyBosqueSummer has been chosen as the best summer camp in Albuquerque for six years in a row by voters in the Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Awards!

WithBosque Summer, your child can build their own adventure with the flexibility of their weeklong, half-day and full-day programs for students entering grades K–12. Their diverse selection of courses is designed to spark your child’s curiosity and encourage them to explore new interests.

Whether you seek academic enrichment, creative adventures, skill development, meaningful movement, or just plain fun,BosqueSummer will keep your child active, engaged, and excited about learning.

4000 Bosque School Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Manzano Day School Summer Discovery

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Manzano Day School has an adventure in store for you!

Their new Summer Discovery is proud to offer so many exciting sessions ranging from yoga to math, dance to reading, and the fundamentals of volleyball, and that is just a few! These specialty classes are designed to academically prepare students for the upcoming school year and to encourage movement and creativity for all ages!

Summer Discovery will be made up of three blocks: June 3-14, June 17-28, and July 1-12. The program costs $400 per block for half a day, $700 per block for a full day, and $1,999 for all three blocks for a full day! Extended care will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an additional fee.

Their Summer Discovery Program focuses on inspiring Joy in Learning® through child-centered, hands-on activities. Sign your child up today for an exciting summer of discovery!

1801 Central Ave, NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

HOPE Christian School

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Join HOPE Christian for an unforgettable summer of fun and memory-making with fellow campers at their Elementary’s beautiful state-of-the-art campus along Paseo del Norte in NE Albuquerque. Children need not attend HOPE Christian School to enroll in their summer camps.

Camp Engage is an all-day experience for students entering 1st-5th grade. Campers will be guided through a rotating schedule full of activities, games, and outdoor fun! There are themes for each week of camp like ​Tropics, Olympics, Master Chef, Wild West, S.T.E.M., and two Water weeks! Sign your child up for one or all eight.

HOPE Engage Athletic Camps range from 2-5 days in length and give students the opportunity to learn about specific sports from our high school coaches and players through games, competitions, and workshops. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, cheer/drill, and more.

All Star Bible Sports Camp in August is a sort of VBS / Athletic Camp combo, where students entering 1st through 5th grade experience all the sports – soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf, and flag football (or a dance/drill option for the girls). Each day will include Bible study, singing, and prayer time to strengthen them spiritually as well as physically.

6721 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109


Opera Unlimited

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Give your child a summer of enrichment and achievement as they join Opera Unlimited for their annual Summer Youth Opera Day Camp featuring a fully-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. No experience necessary. Kids learn about music, acting, and theater arts from professionals. Camp rehearsals take place on weekday afternoons June 3 – July 3. Public performances will be July 5 – 6 at 7 p.m.

Camp is open to elementary, middle, and high school students. Tuition is $100 per student for the entire camp (5 weeks) with a 10% discount for families with more than one student. Scholarships are available.

For a reservation or more information, please contact Cy or Jane Hoffman at 505-822-0849 or[emailprotected].

Albuquerque, NM

Summer @ Menaul

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At Summer @ Menaul, they believe in the value of play. The most important elements of Summer @ Menaul are as follows:

  • Physical exercise and relationships
  • Communication and cooperation skills
  • Exploration and curiosity
  • Problem-solving and adaptability
  • Imagination and reflection

Kids need ample time that is under scheduled and that provides choices to develop healthy habits. As an alternative to screen or couch time, Summer @ Menaul offers a balance of activities that support social, emotional, and physical health. Students engage in a wide variety of activities without having to specialize in one skill or subject area. Summer @ Menaul is divided into two areas: Panther Camp for ages 5-10 and Adventure and Leadership Camp for ages 11-14. The cost of Summer @ Menaul is a weekly fee of $375 before March 1st and $400 after March 1st. Child drop-off is between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. Pick-up is between 3:45 pm and 4:30 pm. Aftercare is between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm and costs $10 per day.

301 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

505-345-7727 x7218

The Little Gym of Albuquerque

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Day camp at The Little Gym of Albuquerque gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy, and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and LEGO play, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.

Camps at The Little Gym come in all shapes and sizes. Super Quest camps, Grade School Skill Thrill camps, and their new Dance Camps will give your adventurer something unique.

Super Quest Camps | Ages 3-10 |

Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged.

Grade School Skill Thrill | Ages 6-12 |

Thrill seekers wanted! Your child will take their gymnastics skills to the next level through a special three-hour program, focusing on specific beginner, intermediate, or advanced moves. By the end of the summer, they’ll stick the landing when they handspring back to school.

8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM

Rock 101 Music Academy

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Dive into Rock 101 Summer Sessions, where students learn instruments, form bands, and perform live! Their dedicated instructors prioritize quality instruction, innovative workshops, and fostering connections. Whether you’re 3 to 6 and exploring music joy in FreeBirds or 7-18 leveling up your skills, Rock 101 Summer Sessions welcomes every music enthusiast. Join them for a summer of creativity, growth, and unforgettable musical experiences! (Year-round opportunities for adult students are available, too.)

9315 Candelaria rd NE

YMCA Camp Shaver

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YMCA Camp Shaver

Resident Camp: Camp Shaver is located in the beautiful Jemez Mountains. Since 1945, YMCA Camp Shaver has been providing quality fun and educational programs at their residential summer camp located in the beautiful Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. Camp Shaver provides the youth of today a safe and awe-inspiring setting to develop self-esteem and personal character, learn teamwork, gain a sense of community, and develop an appreciation and respect for the environment. Throughout the session, campers will participate in activities such as archery, high ropes course, hiking, drama, and much more! Their traditional camp program serves youth ages 7-14 during 1-week sessions. Their Leaders in Training offers adolescents aged 14-15 the chance to gain leadership skills during 3-week sessions. All campers will get to enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

To register please go online to or call them at 505-595-1515.

22900 Highway 4, Jemez Springs, NM, United States, New Mexico

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Are your kids curious about the world around them? Do they have a million questions about how things work? Science is Everywhere Camps at the Nuclear Museum are here to satisfy their curiosity and spark their imaginations! At their camps, they don’t just answer questions–they engage children in fun and creative activities that will leave them wanting more. Students Pre-K through 6th grade can enroll in one, two, or all week-long camps, and they will experience exciting science and fun activities at the museum from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Rio Grande Learning Solutions

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Discover tailored educational support for your neurodiverse child at Rio Grande Learning Solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their experienced Davis® facilitators provide personalized one-on-one programs, specializing in Dyslexia, ADHD, Executive Functioning, and Dyscalculia for clients with and without an official diagnosis. They understand that each child learns differently, which is why they create customized learning plans to suit their unique needs and learning styles. With their inclusive approach, they teach self-regulation tools alongside getting to the root cause of the learning difficulties. This combination builds confidence and academic success, creating a life-long change. Their services include helping parents understand and support their child through support training and their coached parenting program. Trust Rio Grande Learning Solutions to be your partner in your child’s educational journey. Now offering programs in the Northeast Heights and Westside of Albuquerque

10401 Montgomery Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111


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YMCA Summer Camps are designed to keep your child active and safe throughout the summer. Character development plays a big role in their camps. Respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring are values used daily with their campers. You can rest assured that your child will be in a safe and nurturing environment that offers a different activity for them to participate in every hour of the day. Sign up today for the following:

  • Day Camp (7 locations in Albuquerque and 3 locations in Santa Fe):
Experience a summer of growth and discovery at the YMCA of Central New
Mexico, where each week is packed with exciting activities tailored to ignite
imagination and cultivate valuable skills. From fostering camaraderie through
camp songs and tie-dye in the first week to exploring wildlife at the zoo and
diverse cultures at the Hispanic Cultural Center, every adventure promises
personal development. Whether delving into science as budding archaeologists
or unleashing creativity with Tall Paul, New Mexico’s favorite magician, the YMCA offers endless opportunities for fun and learning. Join them for an unforgettable summer where your child can thrive, saying proudly, “I can do it all at the YMCA of Central New Mexico!” Register now and watch them embark on a journey of
lifelong friendships and cherished memories.
  • Specialty Camps: Beginner Top Chef, Archery, Y Troupe (Performing arts),
Digital arts, Robotics and Coding, Advanced Archery, Advanced Top Chef
  • Athletic Performance Camp: Improve overall strength, conditioning, speed,
and agility, including stretching, yoga, and nutrition education
  • Basketball/Volleyball Clinics & Camps

To register please go online to or call them at 505-595-1515.

Various Locations

i9 Sports Albuquerque

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Moms! Beat the summer boredom with FUN & ACTIVE options for your kids! This summer, ditch the screen and join i9 Sports for camps, clinics, and leagues your whole family will love! Choose your adventure:

  • Weekday Multi-Sport Camps: Let them explore Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football & more!
  • Weekday Evening Clinics: Master specific skills in their favorite sport.
  • Weekend League Play: Build teamwork and sportsmanship in team competitions.

They offer:

  • Inclusive environment: Every child welcome, regardless of skill level.
  • Sportsmanship focus: Learn to win and lose with grace, on and off the field.
  • Variety of sports: Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis and Cheer!
  • Family-friendly fun: Multiple sports at the same time and location, so everyone can join! Put the FUN back in youth sports this summer! Visit their website or call today to find the perfect program for your family! Limited spots are available, so register now at

Multiple Locations to Choose From

Hummingbird Music Camp

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Hummingbird Music Camp, nestled by the river in the Jemez Mountains, is a family owned business celebrating 66 years of nurturing a love for fine arts in the youth of NM. Hummingbird provides a home away from home where children enjoy friends, activities, and fine arts enrichment. We offer three camps: Music, Art, Chess. Music camp is for campers of all experience levels in band, orchestra, guitar, piano, or voice. Campers receive daily private lessons, participate in group ensembles, daily practice time, and multiple concert experiences. Art campers expand their creativity with an assortment of projects. Campers work with professional art teachers who inspire ingenuity and creativity. Chess campers receive expert instruction, one-on-one chess lessons and play matches in a fun filled environment. With a tournament at the end of the week, chess campers get to see how much their skills have improved!

104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, NM 87025


KidStrong Albuquerque

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Fuel yourkid’s growth withKidStrong Camp.

AtKidStrong they believe in making progress daily. That means learning can’t stop just because school’s out. Join us at KidStrong Camp to continue building confidence, strength, and independence.

How is their camp different?

Your child will have a blast while learning with their peers and getting tons of physical activity. They’ll be reinforcing important skills like confidence, teamwork, physical fitness, social skills, good sportsmanship, and more! Two world-class, certified coaches lead every camp session.

KidStrongCamp is for ages 5-11 years old.

KidStrongmembership is not required to attend.

They have 20 spots available, first come, first serve.

Time: 9 am – 2:30 pm (bring your own lunch and snack)


5600 Coors Blvd NW Suite E3, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Camp Invention

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Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with their all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to Albuquerque this summer, campers in grades K-6 will team up with friends for hands-on, open-ended STEM fun. They’ll design their own light-up ball game, explore the science of illumination, tackle global water challenges and star in a prototyping game show! Each experience is designed to spark curiosity, build persistence and create an unforgettable summer. Visit to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25 or LOCAL15 by 5/16 to save $15.

311 Shropshire Place NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

Parent Testimonials

“We loved the community service aspect of Panther Camp!” -Lindsey B., Panther Camp parent

“I love the lunches and snacks.” -Nina Louise R., Panther Camp parent

“My kiddo loved all the field trips.” – Becky L., Panther Camp parent

“i9 Sports offers a tremendous opportunity for kids to enhance their sports skills without the pressure of competitive play. Each sport is designed for each child to explore their interests without having the pressure of necessarily being great at one thing. I highly recommend i9 to any family looking to get their kids outside and moving!” -Shannon S., i9 parent

‘I would like to thank you for working with Olivia! We have seen a huge improvement in her reading! Olivia’s confidence has gone from a 2 to a 10! Olivia is most happy about not having to leave her regular ed class to get help elsewhere. Thank you for teaching these life long tools and impacting our lives in such a positive way.’ – Tracy M., Rio Grande Learning Solutions parent

“One more summer of opera camp wrapped up! The kids were awesome, the directors were tireless, and the parent volunteers were inspiring. The audience was enchanted. It was a great experience!” -Suzanne L., Opera Unlimited parent

“I hope you know you’ve created as perfect a program for kids as is possible while still working with humans. Rock 101 is kind, amazing, and professionally run. If I could give every child in Albuquerque this opportunity, I would.” -Kat A., Rock 101 parent

“First off, I want to say how amazing the program you’ve created is for the kids and thank you for the overwhelmingly positive experience my daughter has had over the last few years of participating. One of the many reasons we’ll miss Albuquerque when we move next month will be her missing out on future Rock 101 Sessions, so much so that we might even try to figure out how to send her back for a session or two next summer.” -Tim E., Rock 101 parent

“Every summer, my children look forward to attending Bosque’s summer camp. There are a variety of classes to choose from, so it is easy to find classes to accommodate their interests. This camp is always a winner!” -Jennifer V., Bosque Summer parent

“My kids had a wonderful experience at SummerPrep! They’ve attended other summer camps, and this one is really amazing. The staff was communicative and caring, and the campus was beautiful. We plan to be back next summer!” – Liz, SummerPrep parent

“[HOPE]Engage is a Christ-centered, fun-filled summerprogram you don’t want to miss! Our family is so grateful forHopeChristian and the camp leaders that poured into our children with their time, love, and talents. Each day has plenty of activities that challenge and capture the hearts of all that attend. It’s a time of learning, building relationships, and weekly themes that do not disappoint. Your family will be deeply blessed allsummerlong!”

-Jamie L., HOPEElementary Parent

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