Camp Sidekicks 2016 – Day 2

Day 2 of Arizona Camp Sidekicks is in the books!

After breakfast, the campers ventured off to their first day of classes. In addition to traditional favorites like fishing, hiking, and archery, this year’s Sidekicks enjoyed classes like rock climbing, Mao, and the Art of Relaxation.

Water Day Sidekicks 2016The afternoon brought a wet and wild Water Day, thanks to a mountain of water balloons and a fire engine from the Christopher-Kohls Fire Department imitating an impromptu rain shower.

After drying off and enjoying some cabin camaraderie, the campers descended on the fire pit for a night of singing, dancing, an good old fashioned camp fun.

Until tomorrow, good night from AZ Camp Sidekicks! Remember to check out Facebook for updates throughout the week!

Camp Sidekicks 2016 – Day 1

Our AZ Camp Sidekicks campers travelled up to Payson, AZ this morning, and wow, what a day! Day One has been filled with lots of excitement and adventure. The campers were escorted to camp by the C4 Motorcycle Ministry and greeted with a full-day planned with cabin activities, camp tours, group activities, and of course getting their iconic lanyard photos taken.

13633347_10205041116946360_1892896019_oThis week’s theme is “Adventure is out there,” a wild and wooly ride through storytelling and adventure. We kicked off the theme with a rousing edition of Storytime with Uncle Bob (featuring a cameo from Lizard), and wound down the night with each cabin group imagining and creating their very own cabin characters and mascots.

The campers might be falling asleep in their bunks, but we are already looking forward to another full day tomorrow and lots of sunshine!

Camp Sidekicks 2015 – Day Six

Last Sidekicks blog post!!!

Talent Show 2Last night was our annual camp Talent Show. All cabin groups participated and did a skit about camp. Their favorite moments included: a fun roast of the counselors, performing a dance routine to a mix of Disney classics, food eating contests, and a hair donation to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Today the campers leave for home. We are so sad to see them go, but are so grateful for the memories made this past week. Keep an eye out for the yearbooks that are on their way home and get excited for all the camp stories ahead!!

Camp Sidekicks 2015 – Day Five

DinnerLast night was our annual camp dinner dance. Campers and counselors dressed in their favorite amusement park themed costumes. Dinner was our usual spaghetti and meatballs, and cake was for dessert! The dance was a blast! There was loud music, lots of dancing, and not to mention tons of smiles.

Today is our last full day of camp before the kids go home. We will have a talent show and a lesson in potions and magic this afternoon!

Camp Sidekicks 2015 – Day Four

Lake2Today was LAKE DAY! All the kids and counselors packed their swimsuits and towels for a day at the beach! The weather was perfect and the sun was shinning. The campers participated in activities such as fishing, swimming, canoeing, and of course soaking up that vitamin D (with sunscreen protection of course).
We also had some visitors come to camp, Julius the “Pro-Yo,” the professional yo-yo expert, and the Nike team for coming out to play some awesome games with us!

Tonight was movie night, where we watched The Princess Bride and had movie treats as well. Tomorrow is the annual camp Dinner and Dance. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more up to minute updates as well.

Camp Sidekicks 2015 – Day Two

FireWell today was one exciting day here at Camp Sidekicks. We started off the day with our first set of classes and “Water Day” was our afternoon activity. The Fire Department was nice enough to come and hang out with us as well!

The evening ended with the annual campfire. The night started off beautiful, but in true camp fashion it rained. We moved indoors and the songs, stories, and memory making continued!

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!


Camp Sidekicks 2015 – Day One

After traveling in three busses escorted by motorcycles, the campers have ARRIVED in CampilyLand!


They settled into their cabin groups and had a tasty lunch filled with fun announcements about the plans for the rest of the day…


The rest of the day included guided back lot tours of CampilyLand Movie Studios, individual photos in The Costume Department, and watching previews of our movies/classes and choosing their favorites!

Our evening activities included getting into our CampilyLand groups and playing games. Tomorrow will be filled with even more exciting adventures!

Stay tuned.



Arizona Camp Sidekicks 2019

Our resident camp for sisters and brothers of children who have or have had cancer, ages 8-16, (ages 17-18 can apply to our Leader-in-Training program).

Camp Sidekicks is located at our camp property at R-C Scout Ranch outside Payson, AZ. Camper transportation is provided from Phoenix and Tucson.

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