Get ready for a summer of exploration and fun!

At Minds Alive! Middle School Summer Camp your child will have an extraordinary experience in engaging classes designed specifically for curious and adventurous children entering grades 5 through 8. Get ready for a summer of exploration and fun!

Phone: 520-327-6395
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Classes meet Monday through Friday

You may choose either the half-day or full-day option. For example, if you choose the half-day option, please choose one class in either the morning or afternoon per session. If you choose the full-day option, choose two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, for each session. Please note that lunch is included in the full day option.

COVID requirements
for MindsAlive!

Please be aware that class sizes are limited due to social distance requirements. Students and teachers will be required to wear masks. There will be mask breaks, and students will be allowed to remove masks while eating and drinking.

Hand sanitizer is available in each classroom. Masks are available upon request. Classrooms are cleaned and sanitized between classes and at the end of each day.

Session 1

June 7 - June 18

  • Lego Robotics * This class is full
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Sports and Fitness
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Spanish Language & Culture
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Let’s Put on a Show
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Welcome to the FabLab * This class is full
    12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Musical Madness
    12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Spanish Language & Culture
    12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Fiber Art Making * This class is full
    12:30pm to 3:00pm

Session 2

June 21 - July 2

  • Lego Robotics * This class is full
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Sports and Fitness
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Spanish Language & Culture
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Let’s Put on a Show
    9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Welcome to the FabLab * This class is full
    12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Musical Madness
    12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Spanish Language & Culture
    12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Fiber Art Making * This class is full
    12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Class Descriptions

Session 1

June 7 - June 18

Morning Classes, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Class NameClass Description
Lego Robotics

In this class you will compete with other astronauts to transform another planet and make it Earth-like! You will learn to design, program, and control fully functional robots. You will use software to create a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. Come let’s explore the universe!

Sports and Fitness

This class is a fun way for kids to exercise and develop skills in the air conditioned Gregory School gym. The class will offer students the opportunity to play and learn about sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, and tennis. Students will be guided to improve their strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and coordination through play and exercise.

Spanish Language & Culture

Come and have fun playing games and doing projects while learning Spanish! We will focus on learning the culture and vocabulary of Spanish speaking countries as well as grammar and pronunciation of the language. Be ready to have virtual travel experiences to Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain and more. Classes are open to all levels of Spanish language proficiency.

Let’s Put on a Show

Come play! Spend two weeks putting on a comedy play with costumes, sets, props, sound, and lights. You’ll improve your acting skills, have fun, and make friends. On the last week of class, we’ll perform on the stage in front of your family and friends.

Afternoon Classes, 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Class NameClass Description
Welcome to the FabLab

Prepare to get your make on! In this class you will be able to let your design concepts come to life! We will use a variety of materials to make your ideas a reality, from paint, cardboard, wood, and vinyl. There are endless possibilities, so who knows what you’ll come up with!

Musical Madness

Can you really do a musical in just two weeks? Sure! You’ll act, sing, and dance in a musical with costumes, sets, props, sound, and lights. Have fun, make friends, and during the last week, perform on the stage in front of your family and friends.

Spanish Language & Culture

Come and have fun playing games and doing projects while learning Spanish! We will focus on learning the culture and vocabulary of Spanish speaking countries as well as grammar and pronunciation of the language. Be ready to have virtual travel experiences to Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain and more. Classes are open to all levels of Spanish language proficiency.

Fiber Art Making

In this class you will learn both fine art and practical making skills related to Fiber Art. Explore the basics of knitting, crochet, felting, pattern making, dyeing, and more! Work on creating things to use every day or make your masterpiece. It’s up to you!

Session 2

June 21 - July 2

Morning Classes, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Class NameClass Description
Lego Robotics

In this class you will compete with other astronauts to transform another planet and make it Earth-like! You will learn to design, program, and control fully functional robots. You will use software to create a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. Come let’s explore the universe!

Sports and Fitness

This class is a fun way for kids to exercise and develop skills in the air conditioned Gregory School gym. The class will offer students the opportunity to play and learn about sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, and tennis. Students will be guided to improve their strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and coordination through play and exercise.

Spanish Language & Culture

Come and have fun playing games and doing projects while learning Spanish! We will focus on learning the culture and vocabulary of Spanish speaking countries as well as grammar and pronunciation of the language. Be ready to have virtual travel experiences to Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain and more. Classes are open to all levels of Spanish language proficiency.

Let’s Put on a Show

Come play! Spend two weeks putting on a comedy play with costumes, sets, props, sound, and lights. You’ll improve your acting skills, have fun, and make friends. On the last week of class, we’ll perform on the stage in front of your family and friends.

Afternoon Classes, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Class NameClass Description
Welcome to the FabLab

Prepare to get your make on! In this class you will be able to let your design concepts come to life! We will use a variety of materials to make your ideas a reality, from paint, cardboard, wood, and vinyl. There are endless possibilities, so who knows what you’ll come up with!

Musical Madness

Can you really do a musical in just two weeks? Sure! You’ll act, sing, and dance in a musical with costumes, sets, props, sound, and lights. Have fun, make friends, and during the last week, perform on the stage in front of your family and friends.

Spanish Language & Culture

Come and have fun playing games and doing projects while learning Spanish! We will focus on learning the culture and vocabulary of Spanish speaking countries as well as grammar and pronunciation of the language. Be ready to have virtual travel experiences to Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain and more. Classes are open to all levels of Spanish language proficiency.

Fiber Art Making

In this class you will learn both fine art and practical making skills related to Fiber Art. Explore the basics of knitting, crochet, felting, pattern making, dyeing, and more! Work on creating things to use every day or make your masterpiece. It’s up to you!

Our Teachers

Lisa Bodden

Mrs. Lisa Bodden holds a BS in Theater Education and an MA in Theater Arts. She just completed her fourteenth year teaching drama and stagecraft classes and directing shows at The Gregory School. When not in the classroom, she is often found onstage or in front of the camera performing with community theater companies in Tucson and making films for the U of A.

Betty Boudreau

Mrs. Boudreau has been a Spanish teacher for 20 years. Teaching is her passion and being around kids is a pleasure for her. She is currently a Spanish teacher at The Grgory School. Mrs. Boudreau enjoys reading and watching movies in addition to working with children.

Christie Carlson

Ms. Christie Carlson received her B.F.A. in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, gaining an extensive knowledge of different making processes. She has since worked for several years as an artist assistant for two fiber artists, with her photos of their work being published on the cover of The Handbook of Textile Culture. When not in school, she loves to chaperone student trips to Italy and cook with her family.

Vanessa Colosimo

Vanessa Colosimo received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and is pursuing her M.MFT from Capella University. Vanessa spends many hours coaching and has a passion for working with children. When she is not coaching or studying, you can find her somewhere out in the Arizona sun by the pool with a good book.

Josh Dickinson

Mr. Josh Dickinson has been teaching physical education for the past 15 years. As an athlete Mr. Dickinson played basketball, tennis, and golf at the college level for Trinidad State and the University of Hawaii Hilo. Mr. Dickinson has also worked as an all-sports camp director for the past 19 years. He is currently a P.E. teacher and the associate athletic director at The Gregory School. This year, Mr. Dickinson has coached the middle school tennis and boys’ basketball teams, as well as the upper school girls’ basketball team.

Marsha Eisenberg

Ms. Eisenberg holds a BS in Microbiology and Chemistry from the U of A. She earned her M. Ed. at NAU in December 2017. Marsha is an engineering teacher with BASIS Schools and is is the coach for the LEGO Robotics team.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone, (520) 327-6395.

3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 327-6395
Fax: (520) 327-8276
The Gregory School is an independent, private,
non-profit 501(C)(3), coed day school for grades 5-12.