Griffith Elementary - New Arcadia Location

4505 E Palm Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85008
44th Street & Palm Lane, South of Thomas

Dates - June 11th - Aug. 3, No camp Wednesday, July 3rd
We are excited for this new Arcadia location! A great gym, cafeteria, fields and walking distance to a pool!

Drop Off and Pick up

Enter Griffith Elementary off of Palm Lane. As you enter the parking lot turn left and drive toward the gym.

Every Monday morning, we ask all parents to park and walk their child into camp to meet the staff. All other mornings and every afternoon we provide a “kiss and go” drop off/pick up. The times of “kiss and go” are from 8:20-8:40am and 3:30-3:45. If you arrive at any other time, please park and walk to the gym to pick up your camper.

Half day campers will be picked up in the gym at 12:00pm.

Swimming Free Swim

  • Days of the week: Monday - Thursday afternoon
    • **NO swimming week of July 30th. The City of Phoenix pool is not opened during this weeks.
  • Location: City of Phoenix Pierce Pool
    • Directly across the street from Griffith Elementary. Campers and staff walk to and from swimming.
  • Safety: City lifeguards guard the pool. There will be Lifeguard Certified Hubbard staff on deck during swim time observing our campers even when city lifeguards are on duty. Additional Hubbard staff will be in the water watching the campers.
    • Swim Test: The city lifeguards administer a swim test. Campers must swim the width (about 20 yards) of the pool independently. Campers who do not pass the swim test will be given a life vest (US Coast Guard approved) to wear while swimming.
    • Pierce pool has a baby pool on site
Greg Gemuenden

Griffith Elementary - Greg Gemuenden

Greg graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education, and is currently a second grade teacher in Phoenix. He believes in the importance of leadership skills and that through encouragement and support, children can realize their natural potential and enhance their leadership skills which will help them succeed throughout life. He is an avid sports fan, and likes to run and play with his three kids to stay active. He and his wife, Paige, are expecting a wonderful new addition to the family at the beginning of the summer. He has been a part of Hubbard Family Swim School since 2012, and looks forward to the summer as an energizing and creative time to grow and learn with the campers.