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2022 Coconino County Summer Camps, reading and other summer programs

| June 28, 2022
2022 Coconino County Summer Camps, reading and  other summer programs

The following is a listing of upcoming summer camps in Coconino County. 

If your organization would like to be added to this listing, please send an email to frank@coconinokids.org

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One year later, child care closures aren’t as bad as feared— but long-term issues still loom. See more national education news here

| June 15, 2021
One year later, child care closures aren’t as bad as feared— but long-term issues still loom. See more national education news here

… Researchers estimated early on that the pandemic would devastate the already fragile child care industry, possibly causing up to half of all child care centers to close permanently. And while many centers have closed, new data from Child Care Aware of America (CCAOA) found child care closures have been far less than anticipated.

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Arizona’s Summer Camps Adjusting To COVID-19 Requirements. See more state education and legislative news here

| April 27, 2021
Arizona’s Summer Camps Adjusting To COVID-19 Requirements. See more state education and legislative news here

Many Arizona parents are trying to figure out how their kids are going to spend the summer.

Lots of those kids would normally be going to summer camp — and they may still, but with the pandemic, several of those programs have changed.

To learn what this summer might look like, The Show spoke with Karen Barr, publisher, editor and founder of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, which puts together an annual list of summer camp options.

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Here’s What The CDC Says Summer Camps Should Do To Prevent And Respond To COVID Cases. See more national education news here

| April 27, 2021
Here’s What The CDC Says Summer Camps Should Do To Prevent And Respond To COVID Cases. See more national education news here

Last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced many summer camps to close and families to change their plans. Now, new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says camps will be able to open for in-person activities, provided they take specific steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The guidance was released over the weekend and applies to both day and overnight camps. It emphasizes the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Parks & Recreation — Summer day camp open for registration. Register by July 10. See more local education news here

| July 7, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Parks & Recreation — Summer day camp open for registration. Register by July 10. See more local education news here

Coconino County Parks & Recreation is now accepting registrations for the Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp. Activities for this year’s camp include archery, group games, hiking, arts and crafts, and a field trip to Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course.

Due to COVID-19, staff made some changes to camp this year, including:

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Survey: Majority of voting Arizona parents support sending kids back to school. See more state education news here

| June 9, 2020
Survey: Majority of voting Arizona parents support sending kids back to school. See more state education news here

A statewide poll of likely Arizona voters found that 57 percent of parents with children at home support sending them back to school in the fall.

“I think that people understand that getting kids to school is going to be a critical part of restarting the economy,” said Paul Bentz with HighGround Public Affairs, the consultants who conducted the poll.

According to the poll, those without kids at home were less supportive of letting students go back to school. A little more than half of those respondents said kids should go back in the fall.

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2019 Summer Camps in Region. Also get Summer Meals for Youth Information Here

| August 5, 2019
2019 Summer Camps in Region. Also get Summer Meals for Youth Information Here

With the end of the school year and summer rapidly approaching, time is running short for parents to search for information on summer camps and other educational programs for their children.

The following is our latest listing of summer camps in the region.

If your summer camp is missing from our list, please send information to frank@coconinokids.org so we can update our listing.

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International Survey: U.S. Teachers Are Overworked, Feel Underappreciated. See more national education news here

| June 25, 2019
International Survey: U.S. Teachers Are Overworked, Feel Underappreciated. See more national education news here

TEACHERS IN THE U.S. work longer hours and spend more time during the school day teaching than teachers in other parts of the world. And while the majority are satisfied with their jobs, only a fraction believes American society values their profession.

The topline findings of the Teaching and Learning International Survey, an international study published Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, showcase the grievances at the heart of the wave of educator unrest that’s prompted strikes, protests and walkouts in nearly a dozen states and school districts across the U.S.

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Flagstaff STEM City — Summer is here! Flagstaff has an assortment of activities for all ages. Check out some of the summer fun below. Also see related countywide Summer Camp, Summer Reading and related stories here

| June 20, 2018
Flagstaff STEM City — Summer is here! Flagstaff has an assortment of activities for all ages. Check out some of the summer fun below. Also see related countywide Summer Camp, Summer Reading and related stories here

• Summer Day Camps at the Museum of Northern Arizona
• Kids Square: Worms! at Willow Bend environmental center
• Wednesday Weed Walks by Flagstaff Open Space
ª Concert Series at The Arboretum at Flagstaff

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Think you’re paying a lot for summer child care? You’re not the only one. See related local summer camp / summer reading information here

| June 13, 2018
Think you’re paying a lot for summer child care? You’re not the only one. See related local summer camp / summer reading information here

• A new study shows Arizona is the third-least affordable state for summer programs
• A two-parent family with two kids could spend up to a third of its income on such programs, the study indicates
• Children who don’t have access to programs with educational components can see math and reading skills decline

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