Summer Activity Guide: Camps

04/10/2013 10:00 AM

08/06/2014 12:52 AM

Basic Beginnings Preschool

2111 N. Maize Road


Summer Day Camp, weekly themed activities, field trips, swimming, community service projects, morning and afternoon snack and optional hot lunch. June-August. Ages 6-12, $50 registration plus $50-$125 tuition.

Camp Allegro Wichita

3934 E. Elm St.


Day camp for beginners-advanced musicians. Chamber music, orchestra, band, jazz band, choir, beginning classes, private lessons, master classes, concerts, music theory, art, photography, recreation. June 24-28 beginners, June 22-30 advanced. Ages 4-23. $150 (ages 4-6), $195 (regular campers), $295 (advanced campers), $350 (college students).

Camp Wood YMCA

1101 Camp Wood Road, Elmdale


Weeklong camp in the Flint Hills that teaches skills, values and importance of community. June 9-Aug. 3, eight one-week sessions. Ages 7-17, $565.

Champion Gym

1156 N. Oliver


Champion Hoop It Up League, summer basketball league. June 3-July. Registration begins May 1. Grades K-12, $25 for 10 games.

Fastbreak Basketball Camp, learn skill development and fundamentals, play games, win prizes. 12:30-4:30 p.m., June 3-6. Ages 5-12, $25.

Fastbreak Basketball Camp, learn skill development and fundamentals, play games, win prizes. June 10-13. Middle school grades, $25.

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

177 W. Hickory, Hesston


Sample-Mania! Kids Summer Exploration Series, explore and conduct biological sampling of pond life, trees and shrubs, wildflowers and insects. 9-11 a.m. June 24-27. Ages 6-10 (completed kindergarten-4th grade). $18 per session (members $13) or $68 for four sessions (members $48).

Exploration Place

300 N. McLean


Dinos!, find out what dinosaurs ate and see the world through prehistoric eyes. June 3-7. Grades K-8, $150. Members $135.

Science Magic, discover the science behind magic and learn a few tricks. June 10-14. Grades K-8, $150. Members $135.

Paleontology: Can You Dig It?, learn about careers in paleontology and discover Kansas’ role in paleontology and movies. June 17-21. Grades K-12, $150. Members $135.

Wings and Things, learn how things fly, from insects to spacecraft. June 24-28, Grades K-2, $150. Members $135.

Flying High, learn about aviation, speed and lift, and what mobile phones, birds and airplanes have in common. June 24-28. Grades 3-5, $150. Members $135.

Flight Crew, learn the basics of flight and take a seat at the pilot’s side. Special prices apply. June 24-28. Grades 6-8, $250. Members $200.

Pilot Training, learn the mechanics and engineering of aviation, which concludes with experience of flying an airplane. Special prices apply. June 24-28. Grades 9-12, $350. Members $300.

Contraptions, make cool stuff, share high- and low-tech ideas, create something unique. July 8-12. Grades K-8, $150. Members $135.

Energize, transfer and transform energy while exploring light, heat, electricity and magnetic levitation. July 15-19. Grades K-12, $150. Members $135.

Splashdown Science, learn about splashdowns, how to avoid the waterslide wedgie and other watery physics topics. July 22-26. Grades K-12, $150. Members $135.

Robotics, work in teams to build and program robots to do basic and complex tasks. Robo Show Down showcases each team’s design. July 29-Aug. 2. Grades K-8, $150. Members $135.

Gross Out!, learn about gross things in life with gooey experiments, sloshy games and by dissecting brains and vomit. Aug. 5-9. Grades K-8, $150. Members $135.

Jazzercise Fitness Center

2260 N. Ridge Road


Junior Jazzercise Jazzerkamp, indoor camp for kids to learn a dance routine for end-of-camp party. Crafts, fitness games and Jazzer-Idol Day. June 3-7. Ages 4-12, $75 before April 30, $90 after.

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

1100 N Plum, Hutchinson


Camp KAOS, real astronaut training methods, STEM-based programs. Campers discover their potential, learn leadership and teamwork techniques and more. June 2-July 31. Grades 2-12, starting at $119.

Kauffman Museum

27th and North Main streets, North Newton


Little Houses on the Prairie, explore homes from pioneer days. Find out who built the homes, what they were made of, where they were built and what they did inside the houses. May 28-31. Ages 4-5, $80.

Unraveling History’s Mysteries, investigate the rich history of the museum, Bethel College and the local community. June 3-7. Ages 9-12, $80.

Survivor: Prairie, campers in “tribes” learn how native plants, animals, insects and people have adapted to life on the Kansas prairies. June 10-14. Ages 6-8, $80.

Watercolor My World I, drawing from observation, use nature and objects from museum exhibits as subjects for watercolor artwork. Art show completes the week. June 17-21. Ages 6-7, $80.

Watercolor My World II, drawing from observation, use nature and objects from museum exhibits as subjects for watercolor artwork. Art show completes the week. June 24-28. Ages 8-10, $80.

True Colors Shining Through, study ways artists use color, color symbolism in museum artifacts and color in language. July 8-12. Ages 11-14, $80.

Sand Creek School 1935, re-enact a one-room school with students from grades 1-8. Recite from period readers, practice manners, write with pen and ink, play period school games, learn 1930s geography and science. Week concludes with recitations and songs. July 15-19. Ages 7-14, $80.

Mark Kistler Summer Art Camp

320 W. 21st St. North

316-838-3090, ext. 215

Mark Kistler from the acclaimed PBS show “Imagination Station” presents “Learn to Draw Summer Art Camp” at Wichita State University. Ages 5 and up, Aug. 5-9, $89 for first, $69 each additional. Sign up at

Museum of World Treasures

835 E. 1st St.


Each four-day camp has a session from 9 a.m.-noon and at 1-4 p.m. Ages 6-13, $60-$75.

Discovering Paleontology Adventure Camp, excavate a fossil matrix, create fossil cast and more. June 10-14, June 17-20, June 24-27.

Discovering the Ancient World Adventure Camp, learn about and participate in activities about the ancient world. July 15-18, July 22-25.

Discovering Museums Adventure Camp, go behind the scenes of the museum and curate your own exhibit. July 8-11.

Prairie Pines

4055 N. Tyler, Maize


Bows at The Barn, weeklong day camp for string players with at least one year experience. July 15-20. Middle-high school students, $250.

Rainbows’ Kids’ Cove

2258 N. Lakeway Circle

316-684-7060 ext. 111

Rainbows’ Camp Woodchuck, day program for children and young adults with disabilities. Appropriate option for children with limited mobility. May 30-Aug. 2. Ages K-21 if still in school. $50 activity fee, pay per week.

Senseney Music Inc.

2300 E. Lincoln


Summer Jazz Camp, music students entering grades 6-9 can sharpen jazz skills and perform in a concert. Requires one year experience on instrument. 1-3 p.m., July 8-12. Middle school students, $115.

Beginning Guitar Camp, interactive class for kids. Guitar packages available for rent. 2-4 p.m. June 24-28. Ages 10-16, $115.

Rock Band Camp, three-week camp for young musicians interested in playing in a rock band. Morning or afternoon times available, June 3-21. Ages 10-16, $220.

Singletree Stables

2100 E. 45th St. N.

316-207-9513 or 316-838-7846

Horseback Riding Camp, learn to ride, groom, tack up. Ride English or Western. Ten students per class. Adult instructors. 8 a.m.-noon May 27-Aug. 16. Ages 6 and up, $175 for five-day week.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Gym

645 N. 119th St. West


Coach Gary Squires’ Fundamentals of Basketball Camp, basic basketball fundamental skills for beginners or strengthening of skills for more advanced players, shooting/ball-handling skills, quickness/agility drills, camp T-shirt, games, prizes. Girls camp June 3-6. Boys camp June 10-13. Two-hour sessions. Grades 2-8, $65.

Starwoods Outdoor Center

7800 S. 103rd St. W., Clearwater


American Girl Camp, get to know a different American Girl each day. One night spent at the Museum of World Treasures. June 11-14. Grades 2-5, $175.

Wildlifer Challenge Camp, 20 outdoor challenges created by Kansas Wildscape that are geared toward getting girls outdoors. June 18-21. Grades 2-5, $175.

Animals Camp, learn about animals from representatives of Skaer Veterninary Clinic, Tanganyika and the Kansas Humane Society. One overnight where campers share their favorite stuffed animal with the group. July 9-12. Grades 2-5, $175.

Girl Power Camp, girls build confidence through performances with Music Theatre for Young People, learn yoga and have hair done professionally by Xenon. One overnight. July 16-19. Grades 2-5, $175.

Dabbler Camp, girls earn badges through activities with Cero’s Candies, Mid-American Credit Union and a professional chef. One overnight. July 23-26. Grades 2-5, $175.

Sylvan Learning

8404 W. 13th St., 316-721-0196

2020 N. Woodlawn, No. 620, 316-681-2880

Fit 4 Algebra, strengthens skills to be ready for algebra. June 11-27 or July 9-25. Grades 5-9, $300.

Writing Camp, various types of writing such as movie reviews, writing about family traditions, blog posts and short stories. Tues.-Thurs. June 11-27. Grades 4-9, $500.

Accelerated Reading Skills Camp, learn to read faster. June 11-27. Grades 8-12, $300.

Basic Math Camp, boost confidence and enhance math skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-27 or July 9-25. Grades 1-6, $300.

Test Taking Strategies Camp, learn strategies for taking various types of tests. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-27 or July 9-25. Grades 5-12, $300.

The Organized Student, skills to help students plan and manage study time and get organized for the new school year. July 28-Aug. 8. Grades 5-12, $300.

The Arc of Sedgwick County

2919 W. 2nd


YESS (Youth Education and Summer Socialization), for students with developmental disabilities. Half day of classroom education, half day of recreation in the community. Ages 5-21. Preregistration required. May 28-Aug. 2, sign up for one week or all 10 weeks. Weekly fee varies, averages $215/week. Scholarships and sliding fee scale available.

Hotel Camp Pride (residential camp), for students with developmental disabilities. Recreational and social activities at various locations. Overnight stay at Best Western in Park City. Ages 13 and up. July 29-Aug. 1, $270.

Volunteer opportunities, assist with programs serving children with disabilities: YESS, a 10-week summer day program and/or Hotel Camp Pride. Ages 14 and up. YESS, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28-Aug. 2, Hotel Camp Pride July 29-Aug. 1.

Trinity Academy

12345 E. 21st St. North


Girls Basketball Camp, learn ball-handling, shooting, offense and defense. Coach: Brett Gunderson. Grades K-4, 1-3 p.m. June 17-20. Grades 5-8, 3-5 p.m. $55.

Girls Basketball Toughness Camp, for elite female basketball players to build on basics of ball-handling, shooting, offense and defense. Coach: Brett Gunderson. 9 a.m.-noon June 22. Grades 5-8, $30.

Boys Basketball Camp, learn ball-handling, shooting, offense and defense. June 25-28. Grades K-2, 8-10 a.m. Grades 3-5, 10:15-12:15 a.m. Grades 6-8, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $55.

Baseball Camp, boys work to improve their game. Coach: Andy Frieze. 9-11 a.m. July 15-17. Grades 4-8, $55.

Volleyball Camp, learn fundamentals of serving, hitting, passing and setting. Coach: Marie Goscha. 2-4 p.m. June 10-11. Grades 3-5, $45. 2-4 p.m. June 12-14. Grades 6-8, $55.

Soccer Camp, boys and girls learn soccer dribbling, shooting and positions. Coach: Tom Nykamp. 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 28-31, July 8-11. Grades K-4 and 5-8, $60.

All-Sport Strength and Speed Camp, improve sports performance by working on speed, agility, plyometrics and basic weight training. For boys and girls. Coach: Brett Gunderson. 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays June 3-27, July 8-31. Grades 3-8, $60.

Jr. Knights Football Camp, boys learn basic terminology, fundamentals and schemes. Coach: Jared McDaniel. 6:30-8 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1. Grades 2-8, $50.

Strength and Conditioning, boys and girls work on weight training, calisthenics and stretching. Coach: Jared McDaniel. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10-July 31. Grades 6-8, $50.

Cookie Decorating, decorate cookies in summer shapes. 1-3 p.m. June 17-18. Grades 5-8, $42.

Wichita Gymnastics

9400 E. 37th St. North


Super Fun Summer Camps, swimming, gymnastics and tumbling, games, arts and crafts, Kids Day Out. June 3-Aug. 8. Ages 6 months and up. Call for prices.

Wichita Northwest High School

1220 N. Tyler Road


Goal for Goal Soccer Camps, professional soccer instruction for boys and girls, combines fun, skill development and better understanding of tactical play. June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28. Ages 5-15, $90.

YMCA Camp Hyde

26201 W. 71st St. South, Viola


YMCA Family Camps, family days filled with fun, adventure and the great outdoors. Includes scenic trails, a lake, beach, outdoor pool, alpine climbing tower, swimming, slides, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and more. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29, July 27. Overnight 7 p.m. June 28-4 p.m. June 29. $40, $20 members.

YMCA Summer Camps

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Summer Camps, sports, creative arts, games, team building, character challenges and more. Camp Hyde and 10 additional locations. Ages 7-16. Weekly May 20-Aug. 9. Register at any Greater Wichita YMCA. Starts at $135/week, $115/week members.

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