Summer 2020 – Camp on the Move!

In keeping with our mission to offer the safest camp programs as possible for all of our campers and staff, the camp leadership team has carefully and cautiously made the decision to not have any in person camps this summer.

We are not canceling camp though! We have decided to move all of this summer’s camp programs to a virtual online format. Camp will look different this year, but we still want to have camp be a part of your family’s lives.

We know how much camp means to everyone and how much your kids need camp to connect and celebrate life. Every year we look forward to the traditions of our camps like Jello-O War, campfires, and Formal Dinner that make our camps magical. For this reason, we are doing our best to provide camp in as meaningful a way as possible. We are hoping that if we are able, we will plan to meet up in person in the fall. Please be patient with us as we navigate this ever-changing situation.

Camp Sidekicks 2016 – Day 6

As the 2016 edition of AZ Camp Sidekicks comes to an end, we look back on an incredible week. Our Sidekicks enjoyed a day at the lake, a day filled with water activities, several field days, a myriad of classes, a night of dancing, and so much more!

Today, we capped off the week with two of our favorite activities! After the final set of daily classes, the campers and counselors put on their finest clothing for the world-renowned Jell-O War. Only at AZ Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks can you launch Jello at your closest friends!

Finally, the night wound down with Chuck Roast hosting our camper talent show! All the cabin groups shared their incredible talents with camp. Special appearances from the comedy and dance classes helped bring the night to a close.

But you can never forget the Rootbeer Float Social hosted by the Spiders!

Once again, Camp Sidekicks proved that Cancer can’t keep any of us down. It can’t keep our Sidekicks from smiling and laughing. Camp Sidekicks is a very special place where kids can be kids, and we celebrate life every day!

Until next year!

Camp Sidekicks 2016 – Day 5

The week might be winding down here at Camp Sidekicks 2016, but the excitement is ramping up!

Today was the second to last day of classes, with campers enjoying some basketball, ultimate frisbee, and even a hike to the top of the mountain. At the end of classes, an afternoon activity involving Westerns and Fantasies before everyone prepped for dinner.

thumb_DSC02451_1024With the campers and staff in their best story-based costumes, our Leaders-in-Training hosted a night of fine Italian dining, followed by our world-famous dance. DJ Falling Rock and Mix Master Keegs spun tracks well into the night, giving our Sidekicks the ultimate opportunity to Celebrate Life.

Tomorrow is the last full day of camp for our Sidekicks, and another full day of activities awaits!

Camp Sidekicks 2016 – Day 4

Although today might be Tuesday, here at Camp Sidekicks we call it Lake Day! After another wonderful breakfast from our kitchen staff, our campers loaded up the buses and headed off to Willow Springs Lake. The campers took advantage of a warm, sunny day by hiking, swimming, fishing, and filling the lake with canoes. Not even the early afternoon wind could deter the fun!

Upon arrival back at Camp, outreach teams from Nike and Beads of Courage were waiting to provide the campers with an afternoon of fun activities. Nike played a myriad of outdoor games with the kids, while Beads of Courage helped the kids make symbolic jewelry.

In case that was not enough, we wound down the evening with a movie and popcorn, before the campers mosied back to their bunks after our most active day yet!

Tomorrow is one of our camper’s favorite days, as DJ Falling Rock and Mix Master Keegs light up the night at the annual Camp Dance!


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