Great Hearts Summer Programs 2023

June 5-30, 2023

Summer Programs include Summer Camp for any student in rising grades 1st-5th, and Kinder Readiness for new, incoming kindergarten students (including those on the Great Hearts waitlist). Whether you register for one week, or all four, it is bound to be an experience to remember!

Registration will be available starting January 18th, 2023.

Summer Camp:

Our full-day summer camp designed for rising 1st-5th students supports the Great Hearts mission in an engaging environment focused on inspiring creativity and deepening a sense of wonder through action-packed themes.  Each week incorporates topics including science, math, art, literature, athletic skills, and more. Campers will laugh as they compete in crazy camp games, sing silly campfire songs, enjoy engaging activities, and make new friends. It’s a traditional summer camp experience with a classical twist!

Great Hearts Summer Camp
Program Hours M-F
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Drop-off begins at 7:30 am
Cost $250/week/scholar*
Registration Fee: $35/scholar
Additional Details Includes Summer Shirt.
Sibling Discount Available.
One-time registration fee is non-refundable.
No refunds after May 1st.
$15 change fee per camp.

*Save $25/week on Summer Camp when you register before May 1st, 2023.  Siblings must be purchased in the same transaction to receive the sibling discount.

Week 1 (June 5-9) – Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!: Brace yourself for a week full of hands-on learning and problem-solving activities as we go Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead into Summer! Activities will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and music. Campers will learn songs, science, S.T.E.A.M. style games, and more!

Week 2 (June 12-16) – Wild West: Driven by daring, dangers, and dreams of adventure, many have been drawn to life in the west. Inspired by this spirit of adventure, campers will enjoy activities based on the Wild West’s terrain, traditions, and transportation. Western-themed songs, games, and crazy competitions will set the tone for this wild week of camp!

Week 3 (June 19-23) – Masters of Tales: This week, campers will become Masters of Tales as they dive into fairy tales, fables, folktales, tall tales, and myths. They will explore the variety of ways stories have been expressed and shared through the ages including music, games, and other modes of expression. Campers will learn string games, an early form of Pictionary, shadow puppets, and more!

Week 4 (June 26-30) – ArtVenture: Get ready for a week full of paper, paint, clay, colors, great artists, and ancient crafts.  From Mesopotamian metal art, to mosaics, to the many methods of creating with paint, and everything in between, campers will embark on a journey of creative expression, connecting the heart, head, and hands.

Registration will be available starting January 18th, 2023.

Kinder Readiness:

Grades: For Incoming Kinder (and Wait-Listed Kinder) Students Only
Students must be at least 4 years old and fully potty-trained.
Unique Weekly Programs: June 5-30, 2023
Space is limited! We highly suggest registering early to reserve your space.

Kinder Readiness is designed to acclimate incoming Kindergarteners to the Archway Schools and the Great Hearts curriculum. Kinder Readiness will introduce letter names, letter sounds, letter formation, print awareness, number sense, and the importance of the Archway virtues. 

With a unique curriculum each week, you can register for one week, or all four weeks of Kinder Readiness to help your kindergarten scholar prepare for the exciting year ahead!

Great Hearts Kinder Readiness
Program Hours M-F
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Drop-off begins at 7:30 am
Cost $159/week/scholar
Registration Fee: $35/scholar
Additional Details Includes Summer Shirt.
Sibling Discount Available.
One-time registration fee is non-refundable.
No refunds after May 1st.
$15 change fee per camp.

Siblings must be purchased in the same transaction to receive the sibling discount.

Registration will be available starting January 18th, 2023.


Registration Deadlines for all Programs
Registration closes at 6:00 pm on the dates listed.
No late registrations will be accepted.
Week 1 5/31/23
Week 2 6/7/23
Week 3 6/14/23
Week 4 6/21/23
No Refunds after May 1st
$15 change fee per camp.

*Appropriate account adjustments will be made for required closures and/or quarantines. Please see the policies and disclaimers for details.


For any questions regarding the program, please contact the Campus Coordinator at Programs.Arete@GreatHeartsAZ.org

For assistance registering, please contact the Billing Specialist at Programs@GreatHeartsAZ.org  |  602.396.7574

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Do Summer Programs provide lunch and/or snack?

A.

No. We ask that you pack your scholar a lunch and snack(s) for all Summer Programs.

Q. What if my summer plans change? Can I get a refund?

A.

Camp fees are refundable until May 1st. No refunds will be issued after May 1st. Registration fees are not refundable. Any refunds issued before May 1st will be less registration fees. There is a $15 change fee for changing camp dates. For questions regarding your account or registering, please contact the Billing Specialist at Programs@GreatHeartsAZ.org | 602.396.7574

Q. What is the dress code for Summer Programs?

A.

DRESS CODE: Our Summer Camp dress policy is different from our regular academy dress code:

SHIRTS: Students may wear any GHA Summer shirt, GHA spirit shirt, GHA athletic shirt or any SOLID colored shirt.

SHORTS: Students may wear plain, logo-free, uniform-style shorts in khaki, black or navy. They may also wear navy or black athletic shorts. All shorts must reach mid-thigh and cannot be form fitting (no bike shorts or gymnastic apparel). Uniform pants are allowed.

FOOTWEAR: Students may wear plain, solid color tennis shoes. Shoes that make noise, shoes that light up, and open-toed shoes are NOT permitted.

Students in violation of the dress code will not be permitted to participate in the program and parents will be called to pick up or drop clothes off.

Q. What if I am on a waitlist for a Summer Program?

A.

View the PDF version of The Summer Programs Waitlist Policy and Procedures.