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Welcome to Camp Tuku

Where Nature Meets Joyful Minds

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COVID-19 UPDATES

As many of you are aware, the number of COVID-19 cases has grown exponentially in Arizona in the past few days with very little indication of a change of course in the near future. Camp Tuku is and always has been committed to the safety and well-being of our campers, their families, and our staff and therefore it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of in-person camp this season.

We know this is a disappointment for many of our families and their campers. We too are sad to miss camp fire s’mores, archery, and our mindfulness garden. But, despite these challenges, we believe that now more than ever our children need an outlet to cultivate community and the skills of mindfulness to develop resiliency in a rapidly changing world.

As such, we are thrilled to announce Camp Tuku will be offering a FREE virtual camp to be hosted from July 20th – July 24th from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM daily, with a few evening activities throughout the week including our virtual dance party and camper talent show!

At Camp Tuku Online, our campers will have the opportunity to build community with their virtual ‘bunk’ through engaging games, songs, and activities. Camp will start with our morning welcome, mindfulness, and yoga followed by a series of engaging activities ranging from arts and crafts to healthy cooking and much more! Additionally, each day will include afternoon challenges for campers to complete with their families including fun activities related to aquatics, outdoor exploration, and socio-emotional growth.

The campers who are enrolled in the rookie camp will have the priority to sign up for the virtual camp.  The remaining slots will be open to campers on a first come first serve basis.

We hope to see you online in a few weeks  at Camp Tuku, where nature meets joyful minds!

Mind

Daily mindfulness and meditation practices encourage campers to cultivate self-awareness and open their minds to a greater sense of calm and balance. Unplugging from technology and actively engaging in outdoor activities strengthen their connection to nature’s resources and teaches them ways to protect and preserve the natural environment.

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Body

Fun and engaging activities that include yoga, arts and crafts, music, gardening, cooking, nature exploration, pet care, challenge courses, hiking, swimming, and water activities provide campers with multiple daily opportunities to grow their self-confidence as they challenge themselves both physically and mentally. All meals will be healthy AND yummy, and campers will participate in the seed-to-table experience of growing food in an organic garden and interacting with farm life.

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Heart

We offer a social-emotional learning curriculum aimed at building resilience, based on scientific research by the Institute of HeartMath.   This curriculum is delivered through team-building games and activities. Children learn how to better express their emotions, such as appreciation and compassion for themselves and others. They practice how to communicate effectively and develop creative solutions in a fun and collaborative environment

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A New Kind of Camp

In addition to all the fun activities that campers from 6 to 13 will enjoy, our curriculum is designed to equip children with skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. After their time at Camp Tuku, your children will:

  1. KNOW: how to manage stress and be resilient, enabling them to be happier and healthier.
  2. HAVE: simple, proven techniques that kids can apply at any time to manage their emotional state, tap into their creativity, and be even more resourceful in order to overcome obstacles in their lives.
  3. FEEL: happy and excited about connecting with new friends and the fun activities they’ve enjoyed together.