Press Release For Immediate Release

Arizona Science Center to Host 1,800 Children at Summer Camp at No Cost to Families

The Center’s CAMP INNOVATION Selected for State’s Az OnTrack Program 

PHOENIX, AZ – May 31, 2022–Arizona Science Center is offering summer camps this year at no cost to families. Selected as a recipient of the AZ OnTrack Summer Camp initiative, the Science Center’s CAMP INNOVATION will now host 1,800 children across Arizona through a series of week-long camp sessions.

Launched by the Office of Governor Doug Ducey, AZ, the AZ OnTrack Summer Camp initiative will enrich, advance, and connect eligible Arizona students in the ways they need to help them enter the 2022-23 school year with greater excitement and confidence.

“Arizona families have had a trying last few years. We are thrilled to be able to relieve the financial cost to families and host our CAMP INNOVATION for 1,800 campers at locations around the state for free,” said Guy Labine, The Hazel A. Hare President, and CEO, Arizona Science Center. “Through this initiative, we will able to reach more kids and families in more communities. I’m particularly proud to support indigenous youth within Arizona Indian Communities.”

Starting on June 6 and running through July 29, CAMP INNOVATION features week-long camp sessions for students in grades 1–12. The program taps into young people’s curiosity and interest in science through hands-on interactive programs that incorporate learning with high-energy challenges, building, and design.

CAMP INNOVATION site locations include:

  • Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Ak-Chin Indian Community Library, 46521 W Farrell Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139
  • Bisbee Science Lab, 519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee, AZ 85603
  • Hopi Public Library, 1 Hopi Mission School Rd. Building 1, Room 2, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
  • NATIVE HEALTH Mesa, 777 W Southern Ave, Building C, Suite 301, Mesa 85210
  • San Carlos Reservation, Rice Intermediate School, 13 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, AZ 85550
  • San Xavier District Office, 2018 West San Xavier Rd, Tucson. AZ 85746
  • Willcox Historic Theater, 116 N Railroad Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register visit


About Arizona Science Center The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science. The Center is committed to providing a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for COVID-19. Leadership actively monitors and evolves policies to ensure a focus on the health and safety of guests and team members. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a range of interactive online science content, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium, and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building, is the newest addition. This 6,500-square-foot community makerspace provides workshops, including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, and sewing. The Center offers programs for all ages, including Camp Innovation, Teen programs, Professional Development and Learning for Educators, and adults’ night out: Science With A Twist. The Center also offers a broad range of online science learning resources for parents, educators, students, and anyone curious about science. For further details, please visit


Media Contacts

Maura Keaney
Collaborative Communications

Kristina Celik
Arizona Science Center

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