Best Of Tucson®

Best Summer Camp Experience

Fenster Ranch Summer Camp

When parents think of summer camp, it's often within the context of a 4- to-6-week experience. At Fenster, however, it's amazing how much can be packed into a single week. Longtime director Matt Nelson and his staff developed an affordable program that offers various courses in ropes, horseback-riding, environmental awareness, hiking, climbing, music and water activities. But the real focus, he says, is on connecting kids with nature. The staff's passion and enthusiasm for connecting kids with the desert, each other and their own potential makes for an inspiring camp experience. Truth be told, parents love connecting to this energy as much as their kids.