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Summer Break Activities for the Family in Oro Valley

Summer break is just around the corner, and there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy with your family in Oro Valley. Here are some great ideas for summer fun!

Summer Activities in Oro Valley

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center is a perfect spot for families to cool off during the summer months. With a water slide, a splash pad, and other family-friendly amenities, kids and parents will enjoy swimming and playing in the water. Sign up for Camp SPLASH, a day camp that includes swim lessons, cool off with a family swim on Sundays, or get your tickets for the family dive-in movie.

Kids can explore a variety of summer camps in Oro Valley. Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of kid-friendly camps, including horse camp, STEAM camp, art camp, and sports camp. Flex Gymnastics offers gymnastics camp and ninja camp, and Camp Anything Goes at Heart and Soul Kids Oro Valley includes crafts, games, activities, and gym time. Desert Dance Collective offers hip-hop and mini-musical camps and art camp at Artistry Academy, including weekly themes like Anime and Manga, Amazon Jungle, and Fantastic Creatures.

Catalina State Park, located right across from Oro Valley Marketplace, is an ideal destination for families seeking outdoor adventures. With several hiking trails to explore, families can beat the heat by visiting the park early in the day. When the monsoon arrives and brings water to the wash, toddlers and children of all ages will enjoy splashing and digging at our desert ‘beach’. The park also provides ranger-led programs, including guided hikes and educational sessions about the park’s wildlife, geology, and flora, as well as summer star parties.

Schoolgirl reading a book at the library

The Oro Valley Public Library offers activities and events for families during the summer season, like storytime and concerts. Kids can participate in the library’s summer reading program and will enjoy craft sessions, a bilingual puppet show, a visit from the desert museum, and more.  

Summer movies for kids at Cinemark at Oro Valley Marketplace are budget-friendly and fun for the whole family. Tickets are $1.50, and they offer discounts on kids’ snack packs and popcorn too. Relax, and enjoy the AC, then grab a bite afterward at Charred Pie, or a sweet treat from Peachwave.

For a family staycation, visit the Hilton El Conquistador and enjoy lounging by the pool, sipping an icy cold drink, and soaking up the sun. Kids love the water slide and splash pools, and if you want to sneak away for a round of golf or a spa visit, the recreation team at the kids club will provide activities and fun for kids ages 4-12. With delicious dining options and gorgeous mountain views, your family can enjoy a getaway without the travel time.

Summer will fly by with so many activities, camps, and events to look forward to, and you can start planning now. Oro Valley has summer fun for everyone!