Junior Rangers

Kids measure saguaros at the Junior Rangers summer program at Saguaro National Park East. 

You guys. School's almost out. Already.

That means you're probably thinking about summer camps.

Lucky for you, we have a helpful tool that allows you to search more than 100 Tucson camps your kiddos might be interested in. 

We scrolled through them to see what's out there and found so many cool ones, we wish we could go too. 

Listed below are a few camps organized by interest, to give you an idea.

Artsy kids

Live Theatre Workshop production of Little Red Riding Boots. Students were able to see the play thanks to a field trip funded by Act One. 

What: Children ages 7-10 will learn to sing, dance, and act to perform in a play. They'll also be led through the process of producing a play and building sets.

When: June 4-8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Cost: $275

Info: Click here to register. There are also camps for different ages of children.

What: Kids ages 6-17 will learn a variety of magic tricks, performance skills and observe performances. Students will be working on a final presentation.

When: July 2-3 and July 5-6, 8 a.m. to noon 

Where: Arizona Rose Theater, 4500 N. Oracle Road, suite 329 (in the Tucson Mall near Macy's and the Container Store)

Cost: $180

Info: Click here to register

Toscana Studio and Gallery owner Linda Ahearn helps intern, Simon Esbit, 14, while he works on a painting in the studio in 2011.

What: Toscana Studio offers a variety of camps including Sculpt in Clay, Human and Animal Puppet Making, Oil Painting, Sketching on the Go, Glass Mosaics, Metal Embossed Mask Making and Face Off. Each camp ends with an art show for friends and families.

When: May 29-June 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 4-8; June 11-13; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27 and July 30-August 2

Where: Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley

Cost: $220 per week, all supplies included. $15 extra for mosaic camp.

Info: Click here to register

Animal lovers

What: Children ages 6-8 will care for foster animals, learn about animal behavior, animal care and the human-animal bond, play games and participate in creative exercises. Campers will spend a minimum of two hours a day caring for foster animals which may include ball pythons, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, cats and dogs.

When: June 4-7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 18-21 and July 16-19

Cost: $275 per week

Info: Click here for info and registration. Scholarships are available. If you are interested in a scholarship, call 321-3704, ext. 171 before May 1.

Jesus Bujanda, 11, keeps a firm grip on a squid he is about to dissect during the International Wildlife Museum's Wild Summer Fun day camp. "On a scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11 in madness. Other camps are 1 or 2," Jesus said.

What: Children ages 10-15 will learn what it takes for animals to survive in extreme environments, predator-prey concepts and special adaptions. They'll also learn skills that will help them survive in the wild such as building shelter, first aid, water purification techniques and more. 

When: June 11-15, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Blvd.

Cost: $150; $125 members

Info: Register at least one week prior to first day of camp. Click here to register and to learn about other camp offerings.

Conservation Science Adventurers - Wild Explorers

What: Kids ages 5 to 9 years old will explore the museum and the desert to learn what makes animals wild. 

When: June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Blvd.

Cost: $150; $125 members

Info: Register at least one week prior to the first day of camp. Click here to register and learn about other camp offerings.

History buffs

A model of a Tyrannosaurus rex is displayed in the main room of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.

What: Students entering 2-10 will learn about the world of prehistoric animals through a literary inspired, project-based program. They'll develop a hypothesis on why dinosaurs have become extinct and come up with solutions on how they could have survived. Campers will create fun, hands-on projects that will also improve reading, comprehension, writing and math skills. There will also be cooking, coding and group projects.

This is an inclusive program for children with and without disabilities. 

When: June 11-15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Cost: $225

Info: Other camps offered are Space Camp, Design a Community and Engineer Academy. Click here for info and registration.

Students investigate the displays on a field trip at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. 

What: Campers will learn about the Terracotta Army that was buried in China and discovered in 1974 by creating their own excavation site complete with mini clay soldiers and other archaeological treasures. Kids will make molds, cast plaster and learn faux stone finishing techniques. Program is for children ages 8 to 12.

When: 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive

Info: Click here to register. Other camps include Woodland Tree House, Fairy Castle, Night at the Museum, Mad Scientist Lab and more. 

Children’s Adventure Hour at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum. 10:30-noon. Feb. 24. KIDS STUFF

What: For kids ages 6-12. They'll become an early inhabitant of Tucson and experience history hands-on. 

Kids will make adobe bricks, tin ornaments, a family tree and personal family crest. They'll do calligraphy, gardening, grinding corn by hand and play games (unplugged, of course) while learning about  Tucson's multi-cultural history, their ancestors and their natural surroundings. 

When: June 4-8, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; June 11-15 and June 18-22. After care is available.

Where: Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum, 196 N. Court Ave.

Cost: $320; after care is an additional $20 a day

Info: Click here to register

Outdoorsy kids

Park Ranger Ann Gonzalez watches the campers in her group as they go over a map during Junior Ranger Wilderness Day Camp at the Saguaro National Park in 2009.

What: Children ages 6-11 will participate in a variety of outdoor activities from a park classroom with hands-on explorations, nature projects and games that teach the basics of plants and wildlife in the desert. There are two basic sessions for beginners and a "Graduate Camp" for returning rangers.

When: June 4-6, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; June 11-13 and June 18-20

Where: Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail

Cost: $30

Info: Click  here to register

April Walker, left, her son Jaysen Dinius, center, and her daughter Abigail Dinius gather corn to shuck in the corn field at the 5th annual Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival on Nov. 15, 2014.

What: 4-5 year olds will spend the morning hours exploring the farm and helping out with daily farm chores such as harvesting, planting, watering, feeding the chickens and feeding the worms. They'll also work in the kitchen learning how to prepare healthy snacks with produce from the garden and doing arts and crafts. 

When: May 29-June 1, 8 a.m. to noon 

Where: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 

Cost: $180

Info: Click here. TVF offers a variety of camps  for kids of all age groups. Click the link to learn more. 

Sporty kids

What: Children ages 5-12 will lean sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving and creativity while having fun playing sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, hockey, volleyball, dodge ball and kickball. 

When: May 29-June 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 4-8; July 9-13 and July 16-20

Where: Maracana Indoor Sports Arena, 555 E. 18th Street

Cost: $150-$200 

Info: Click here to register

Kids and parents head on out a 2-mile family bike ride organized by Livable Streets Alliance and El Grupo Youth Cycling during the BEYOND Tucson Main Event on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Armory Park in Tucson, Ariz.

What: Kids ages 7-13 will participate in activities that focus on developing safe riding skills, mechanical knowledge and bike handling. They will also receive exposure to health and wellness, environmental stewardship, air quality issues and recycled art through hands on experiences. 

When: June 18-22, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Where: El Grupo Youth Cycling Clubhouse, 610 N. 9th Ave.

Cost: $175; $215 if you want extended day until 4:30 p.m. Financial assistance is available.

Info: Click here

Science lovers

What: Programs for children entering K-3 and 4-6. They'll work in teams, make new friends and perform experiments that make science, technology, engineering and math come alive. 

When: June 11-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: Kino Learning Center, 6625 N. First Ave.

Cost: $250, includes camp t-shirt and supplies

Info: Click here

What: For kids in grades 5-9, this camp focuses on building teamwork, problem solving and technological skills through fun lessons and hands-on projects. There are four camps to choose from: Creative Construction and Building the Future, Software and Cyber Security, 2D and 3D Graphics and Wilbur's Wonderfully Weird Tech. 

When: May 29-June 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; June 4-8; June 11-15 and June 18-22

Where: McClelland Hall, University of Arizona, 1130 E. Helen Street

Cost: $350 for one week or $1,000 for all four

Info: Register here

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson