Welcome to Camp Tuku at Camp Pinerock – Arizona

Nestled in the cool pines of Prescott, Camp Tuku is located, just shy of 2 hours from Phoenix.  It boasts over 80 acres of land with 30 acres of private and pristine campgrounds and surrounded by trails and beautiful mountain vistas for our children to immerse themselves in nature.

Within the 80 acres of land, campers will be able to explore all the facilities that we have to offer. Nature walking and hiking trails, private pool for swimming, Theater, Art Studio, campfire, Outdoor Gymnasium, archery field, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Playing Fields, and Disc Golf.

  • Camp Dates
  • June 1, 2021 – June 6, 2021 (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Age Range
  • Ages 6 – 13 years old
  • Cost
  • Tier 1 – $790
    Tier 2 – $670

    Why two prices? See details under our tiered pricing section below.

Tiered Pricing

This year, we decided to offer our families tiered pricing. Please take a moment to look at the rate descriptions below and determine which of the two prices your family is able to pay for your child’s camp experience. Price selection is done strictly on an honor system. If you can afford to pay the full fee (Tier 1), please do so. If you cannot, simply select the price which is right for your family’s circumstances. There is no difference in the camp experience for campers registered at different tiers and tier selection is kept confidential.

TIER 1

This rate most accurately reflects the true cost of camp, including operational, general, and administrative expenses. If you can afford to pay this fee, please do so.

TIER 2

This is our partially subsidized rate for those who cannot quite afford the full cost of camp. Families utilizing this tier are paying about 15% below the actual cost of camp.

Our Program

At Camp Tuku, our mission is to provide a holistic approach to the camp experience for kids; a program designed to integrate the mind, body, and heart, giving kids skills early in life to help them nurture inner resilience.

With a focus on developing mindfulness skills, our unique summer camp experience offers a great opportunity for kids to learn and practice simple, fun tools for the development of self-awareness, as well as practices that will enable them to respond more effectively to the inevitable stress of every-day life. At Camp Tuku, we aim to nurture the mind, body, and heart.

BUNKS

Our campers are housed in beautifully updated cabins with bunk beds and include a bathroom containing two showers, two stalls, and two sinks. Due to Covid-19, approximately 3-4 campers will live in each bunk with a minimum of 1 counselor, ensuring proper supervision of every child while following social distancing recommendations.

DINING ROOM

Enjoy your healthy meals in our cafeteria-style dining room. We will provide yummy foods that are balanced, fresh, organic, and sourced locally (where possible). Our professional staff are ready to meet the special dietary needs of our campers and families, including but not limited to vegetarian, gluten free, and nut allergies.

Throughout the day campers enjoy delicious treats. Every afternoon following Rest Hour we open “Snack Bar” for refreshing fruit, juice, ices or ice cream.

HEALTH CENTER

Our campers will be cared for by Dr. Tim Rider, a board-certified Physician and other care professionals at our infirmary. They are prepared to handle any medical needs that may arise 24×7.

ACTIVITY FACILITIES

Within the 80 acres of land, campers will be able to explore all the facilities that we have to offer. Nature walking and hiking trails, private pool for swimming, Theater, Art Studio, campfire, Outdoor Gymnasium, archery field, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Playing Fields, and Disc Golf.

A Day At Camp Tuku

From the time campers wake up to the time they hit the pillow at night, each day at Camp Tuku is designed to allow children time and space to connect their inner worlds to nature through fun and mindful activities. Here is a sample schedule of a day at Camp Tuku:

7:30am – Wake up & Setting Intentions

8:00am – Breakfast

8:30am – Cabin Cleanup

9:15am – Mindfulness Practice & Yoga

10:15am – Elective 1

11:15am – Innovation

12:30pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Rest Period

2:30pm – Waterfront Activities

3:30pm – Canteen

3:45pm – Elective 2

5:15pm – Shower Hour

6:15pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Evening Activity

9:00-10:00pm – Gratitude Practice & Bedtime

FAQs

We offer a camp experience like no other. We focus on nurturing young minds and building life skills while campers build special friendships and participating in fun camp activities.

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 help manage their emotional state, tap into their creativity, and be even more resourceful in overcoming obstacles in their lives.
  3. FEEL: happy and excited about the connections made with new friends and the fun activities they have enjoyed together.

Our campers range from 6 to 13 years of age.  We encourage you to speak with your child about his/her willingness and readiness for camp.  You can help a child who says they are ready by letting them know you are confident that they can succeed and have a great time at camp.  Most campers adjust quickly to camp life, others may need a day or so.  Sometimes a camper may feel a bit unsettled at first, especially the first night.  We understand that this may happen and work hard to make the first days extra special.    Our mindfulness practices will also help them understand their emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and fear.  We firmly believe that once your camper is involved, engaged, and getting to know their bunk mates and staff, their outlook on camp will be positive and enthusiastic.

Camp Tuku offer cabins or “bunks” that incorporate the comforts of home with the rustic nature of camping.  The bunk is where your child’s memories of camp is born.  Your camper will laugh and swap stories with his/her bunk mates and counselor.

For the summer of 2020, each bunk will be limited to a max of 4 campers, along with a counselor.  Each bunk is equipped with its own sink, toilet, and shower, so there is no trudging into the darkness if he/she needs to use the bathroom late at night.

Your child may find that they know some kids from their neighborhood, school, or recreational activities.  Many children will come to camp for the first time without knowing anyone at all, but this will change very quickly.  We will arrange for kids by gender and within similar age groups to bunk together.  If you request to have your child bunk with a friend of a similar age group, we will do our best to accommodate you.  Your child’s bunk counselor will be living with him/her the entire session.  The counselor will be there to see that the cabin runs smoothly, this includes helping the cabin mates get along and become good friends.

Yes, we have a board-certified family practice physician and a pediatric nurse on-site.  The Infirmary is air-conditioned with a bathroom and washing station.  In addition, we have 4 staff members that are certified in CPR and First Aid to care for our campers and staff.

There are a lot of ways you can communicate with your child while at camp. We still encourage the old-fashioned letter.  Campers love receiving letters in the mail! You will also have the ability to e-mail your child (we print out emails daily and distribute them with the regular mail). However, campers are not allowed to send e-mails.  You will also have the opportunity to schedule a phone call with your child when camp is in session, if needed.

Our photographer will post photos to our camp management software (CRM).  We are excited to announce that our CRM tool has just rolled out photo and video blogs capabilities!  You will have access to your child’s precious moments at camp through the secure Parent Dashboard.  You will also be able to download pictures, watch videos, and even grant access to extended family members.

The only electronic device allowed at camp are music-only iPod that does not have access to the internet or Gizmo watches.

We strongly believe that a food allergy should not be a barrier to enjoying camp. We accommodate special dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.  We will also accommodate campers with wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, and nut allergies.