Camp Hubbard, established in 1998, is a co-ed summer camp offering one week sessions to campers 4.5 to 14 years old. Camp Hubbard is a fun, active, unplugged environment that engages campers in a variety of games, activities, sports and themes. Campers love the energetic, kind staff and develop friendships throughout the summer. Hubbard provides a safe, active environment to encourage physical, social, and emotional growth for a lifetime of success.
Our campers build character and confidence through daily activities geared towards learning and fun in a positive environment. Campers connect with others, make new friends, try new things, and laugh! It is a true pleasure to produce camper smiles every day and to see campers take pride in their accomplishments!
- Whatever it Takes
- Everyone Is Family
- Do Small Things with Great Love
- Embrace Learning
- Enjoy being active
- Be Playground ready!
- I will
- Be kind and loving
- Be safe
- Be helpful to others
- Try new things
We take safety very seriously. Understanding the importance of our care for your child while they are at camp, we focus on both the physical and emotional safety of all our campers.
We do formal training with all of our staff prior to camp where we focus on child development, communication, emergency action plans, and personal connection.
All staff are First Aid and CPR certified and go through background checks and drug tests. Anyone who is responsible for the children while swimming is Lifeguard Certified.
Our camp directors are teachers who have experience in the classroom working with children and parents. They oversee all the counselors and campers and communicate with the parents. We keep communication open and are available to help with every child in every situation.
We look forward to working together with campers and parents to make sure every camper has the best possible camp experience.
Meet Our Team!
Ann Marie - CEO
“Put your name on it”, is a common phrase that you will hear from Ann Marie. She says it with pride because she has lived it for years as she works to improve and grow the Hubbard Family Swim Schools and Camp Hubbard. She has put her heart and soul into the business that her parents, Bob and Kathy Hubbard, founded in 1998. She believes that the Hubbard Camps and Swim Schools provide tremendous opportunities that impact the families in our communities.
Ann Marie understands the importance of a strong business model while believing in the reason she is in business; to better the lives of children and impact staff. Ann Marie has been director of the Sports Camps since 1996 and helped her parents start the Hubbard Family Swim School in 1998. In 2004, she joined Hubbard Family Swim School full time with her husband, Pat Sunderhaus. Ann Marie spends her summers focusing on the camps. As COO of Hubbard Family Swim Schools, she oversees operations for the swim schools.
Susie McArdle - Executive Director of Systems
Susie joined Hubbard in early 2019 and has served at both the swim school and as the Executive Director of Camp Hubbard. Susie's time at Hubbard is now spent at our Mesa/Riverview location as General Manager.
Susie was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. She went to Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) where she majored in English and History and played NCAA softball and tennis. She earned a Masters's degree in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University.
She loves tennis, traveling, hiking, camping, and enjoying what Arizona has to offer! She is on a quest to go to all 423 units of the National Park System - she’s halfway there! She's a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters, serves on the American Camp Association Local Council of Leaders, and sits on the WITL tennis governing board
Camp Hubbard Office Manager - Yamilet Ibanez
Yamilet is joining us for her first summer at Camp. Previous to this experience, she was working as a manager at America Reads, a youth tutoring program through ASU. She plans to go back to school to get her master's in education administration and spend her career teaching in the classroom.
2023 CAMP DIRECTORS
New Way Director
St John Paul II Director
We love our staff!! We pride ourselves on selecting the best staff for the job. Our staff has amazing energy and passion for working with children. They bring fun, joy, and laughter to our days. They form bonds with the campers while supporting them and guiding them through the different activities, friendships, and emotions they may encounter throughout the summer.