2021 Summer Camp Guide for El Paso and Las Cruces Activities

Parents and their children have plenty of options for summer camps in the border region this year. Here are some ways in which young people can enjoy their free time.

El Paso

El Paso Zoo will return to summer camps in person for children 6-10 years old. The camps will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.

The themes and the weeks are:

  • June 7-11: Jaguars / Mountain Lions
  • June 14-18: Mexican wolves
  • June 21-25: Jaguars / Mountain Lions
  • June 28-July 2: Mexican wolves
  • July 5-9: Jaguars / Mountain Lions
  • July 12-16: Mexican wolves
  • July 19-23: Jaguars / Mountain Lions
  • July 26-30: Mexican wolves
  • August 2-6: Jaguars / Mountain Lions

Cost per week: non-member, $ 110; non-military member, $ 100; active zoo member, $ 95.

Information: 915-212-0966; register on the El Paso Zoo website, https://bit.ly/3wrNnkV

The best summer camp in El Paso, 11237 Pellicano Drive, Suite C, will offer summer camps for children ages 5 to 12.

Children will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, and educational excursions.

Registration is $ 30. Information: 915-331-0673

The small gymnasium of El Paso, 6351 S. Desert Blvd., Suite 215, will be offering summer camps from June to July 13.

Super Quest camps, for children ages 3 to 8, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The camp includes gym activities and a snack.

The Skills Thrill camp, for children ages 6 to 12, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays from June 17 to July 29.

Information: 915-300-1122.

Urban aerial adventure, 801 S. Mesa Hills Drive, will have Camp Urbie sessions, starting at $ 199 per week.

One-day and half-day programs are available.

Kids will be able to participate in adrenaline-filled activities, as well as hands-on STEAM activities.

Information: Register children on the Urban Air Adventure website.

Basketball shots will have a summer camp for boys and girls, ages 9-12, 8-11 a.m. June 10-11 at 137701 Guerrero Place.

Children will work on their basic basketball skills.

Cost: $ 40 per person. For further information: Coach Jackie, 915-603-0059.

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Cinemark Theaters will be offering a Summer Movie clubhouse from June 16 to August 4.

Theaters will show family movies at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday with reduced tickets at $ 1.50 plus tax.

The films will include “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, “Angry Birds 2” and “The Secret Lives of Pets 2”.

Ticket information: cinemark.com/series-events-info-pages/summer-movie-clubhouse.

Elite Gymnastics, 12115 Rojas Drive, # 900, will be offering half-day and full-day summer camps starting June 14.

Cost: $ 120 for members and $ 130 for non-members.

Information: gymnastics-elite.com/gymnastics-camps.

Las Cruces

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces offers a variety of activities and summer camps that can be enjoyed from home and virtually.

Poking Around: Native Southwest Desert Plants: Camp for ages 9-12, May 29 to June 1. Virtual camp.

Children will get to know the desert landscape, record the plants they see, recreate their favorite desert plant with plasticine, and receive a living plant to keep. Optional 40 minute zoom instruction June 1.

Recommended cash donation of $ 3

LEAP into Science Week: Virtual camp for ages 4 to 5 on June 8 and 6 to 19 on June 10. Online science and literacy programming. Flashlight required. Release.

Tales around the Campfire: Home Camp for all ages, June 12. Family activity to include stories and campfire snack recipe cards.

On the Farm: Campers will learn more about animals and what they need to survive. For 5 to 8 year olds from June 22 to 24. Recommended cash donation of $ 3.

Other subjects: Rely on yourself: July 3 to 6 for 9 to 13 year olds, Explore the fiber from July 13 to 15 and from 8 to 12 years old, Cowboy Camp from July 17 to 20 for 5 to 8 year olds, gardening from July 27 to 29 for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12.

For more information or to register, send an email to FRHM.Education@state.nm.us.

To include your camp in this guide, email the information to mcortes@elpasotimes.com.

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María Cortés González can be reached at 915-546-6150; mcortes@elpasotimes.com; @EPTMaria on Twitter.

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