2018 Ultimate Guide to Wichita Summer Camps & Programs

Wichita Moms Blog is thrilled to be launching our 4th annual Guide to Summer Camps in Wichita – along with a myriad of other fun summer programs and activities for Wichita kids!

The options are endless and include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – from nature and the arts to academics and athletics. Our goal is to help you plan a fun and stress-free summer for the kids! 

If you’d like to see a comprehensive Wichita Summer Camps list by category, scroll down or check out our family directory.

A special thank you to Exploration Place and Wichita Collegiate Summer Explorations and all of the featured camps who helped us in the production of this guide. 

Exploration Place

Type of Camp: Variety
Ages: Age 4 – Grade 8
Dates: May 29 – August 6
Location: Downtown Wichita // Exploration Place

Sign up your child now for these unforgettable experiences that engage curiosity, promote creativity, enhance scientific knowledge and, most of all, are fun! Topics include sharks, aviation, robotics, coding, drones, castles, food and more. Choose one weekly session or register for all summer and save 20%! Before and after care are available. For details or to register now, call 316-660-0620 or visit our website.

Wichita Collegiate School

Collegiates Summer Camp 2018

Wichita Collegiate School Summer Explorations
Type of Camp: 
Variety
Ages: 2 – Adult
Dates:  June 4 – August 10
Location: East // 9115 E. 13th Street

Are you looking for a place where your student will continue learning, making lasting friendships, and exploring hidden talents? Summer Explorations has over 195 classes over 10 weeks for every age, interest area, ability, and schedule need from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offerings include academic classes for credit and enrichment; sports clinics and team camps; and classes in the visual and performing arts, cooking, dance, drivers’ education, LEGOs, science, technology, early childhood, and much more. Our experienced Collegiate teachers, distinguished guest faculty, and expert coaches, artists, and musicians look forward to helping your child reach their goals and develop new passions this summer.

Mark Arts

Mark Art Summer Camps 2018

Mark Arts STEAM Camps
Type of Camp: 
Art
Ages: 3 – 11
Dates:  May 29 – August 10
Location: East //1307 N. Rock Road

Mark Arts STEAM Camps emphasize creativity and innovation, linking art to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Students ages 3 to 11 will explore mixed media, drawing, painting, clay, culinary arts, experiments and more. Each camp also features a special guest related to the theme. At the end of the week, students will showcase their work for family and friends to enjoy.

Wichita Swim Club

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Wichita Swim School
Type of Camp: 
Sports/Swimming
Ages: 6 months and up
Dates:  Enroll now for Spring Sessions AND Summer sessions from June 4-August 9
Location: East //8323 E Douglas

Learning to swim is a necessary lifesaving skill that doubles as a lifetime sport. The Wichita Swim School offers certified Swim America Coaches that instruct high quality lessons with a low swimmer to instructor ratio. We specialize in teaching proper swim techniques while participants also learn basic water safety in a fun, energetic atmosphere. It is our number one goal to teach your child to REALLY learn to swim-increasing their chance of surviving in the event of a water emergency. Enrolling now for Spring and Summer classes from ISR, Group Lessons, Private Swim Lessons and Adult classes available!

Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum
Hot Art for Cool Kids
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photo by Cary Conover
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Hot Art for Cool Kids
Type of Camp: Art
Ages: 3-12
Dates:  June – July
Location: Near Downtown Wichita

Hot Art For Cool Kids: It’s Cool, Yo” is an awesome art afternoon that youth ages 6 to 12 may take part in. Wednesdays are for ages 6 to 8, and Thursdays are for ages 9 to 12. Each class session is from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost of a class session is $6 per child. Preschoolers who are 3 to 5 years old will enjoy “Art Start Goes to CAMP,” an amazing performance and visual arts experience that’s sure to wow! Art Start sessions are on Tuesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm (each session is 90 minutes) and are for children accompanied by an adult. The cost of a class session for Art Start Goes to Camp is $5 per child.

Visit our website for more information starting Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Online registration for all summer camps opens on Monday, April 2, 2018. Don’t wait too long as sessions fill very quickly.

Cosmosphere

Type of Camp: Academic/Nature/Outdoor
Ages: 6 – 18
Dates:  June – July
Location: Hutchinson //1100 North Plum, 67501

Where else can you train like an astronaut, explore the inner workings of planet Earth, discover the secrets of the solar system, experience the thrill of flight, build and program robots and MORE— all in the same place? You can do it all at the Cosmosphere.

Day camps and overnight camps available!

What are you doing with YOUR summer?

Bliss Bouldering & Climbing Complex

Climb ICT Summer Camp
Type of Camp: 
Sports
Ages: 4-13 (one toddler camp available as well, listed on website)
Dates:  June 11 – July 26 (various weeks)
Location: Bliss Bouldering & Climbing Complex

Let your kids experience the coolest camp in town! Bliss will introduce young adventurers to rock climbing, but we won’t stop there. Children will learn about trust, teamwork and problem solving while developing their rock climbing skills through interactive games and activities. Camp for Minis and Youth available. Sibling Discounts available! Use coupon code GOMOMS to save 10% on your camp (use by May 31, 2018).

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Wichita Summer Camps

Tanganyika Summer Safari Camp & Junior Keeper Camp/Academy
Type of Camp: 
Nature/Outdoor
Ages: K – 18 yrs
Dates:  June 5 – August 10
Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Join Tanganyika Wildlife Park this summer for something Wildly Different! We offer fun, outdoor, interactive camps and junior zoo keeper programs in the Wichita area. Each week summer camps at Tanganyika focus on a unique and exciting theme. Children participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close! Learn more and register for any of our year-round educational opportunities by visiting our website.

Wichita Riding Academy

Wichita Riding Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Nature/Outdoors
Ages: 5 – 18 
Dates:  May 28th – August 17th
Location: Derby //Wichita Riding Academy

Campers will enjoy their week long camp spending time in the saddle EVERY DAY! When they are not in the saddle, campers will learn how to care for horses and will engage in hands on activities to help them learn in a safe environment! Campers will leave their week long camp equipped with basic horse care and horsemanship knowledge with a new found sense of pride and confidence after spending their week learning how to safely and correctly ride our magnificent lesson horses. Call 316-651-0876 for more details or to enroll today!

Kelcy's Dance Studio

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Dance
Ages: 2 – 16
Dates:  June – August
Location: East //650 N. Carriage Parkway ste. 50

At Kelcy’s, we offer a variety of 1 or 2-day dance camps for all ages throughout the summer months.

With fun themes like Moana, Trolls, Descendants, and Teddy Bear Tea Party, it’s a sure way to keep your dancers moving all summer!

Call (316) 990-6070 for more details or click here to see an updated schedule!

Urban Air

Urban Air Summer Camp 2018

Camp Urbie at Urban Air Trampoline Park
Type of Camp: Other
Ages: 6-13
Dates: July 23-27
Locations: West//8545 W. Irving 

Join Urbie for an amazing, action packed camp this summer! Camp Urbie is the chance for kids to beat the sizzlin summer heat and get a week-long enjoyment inside at the park! Get five full days of instructor-led activities, age-appropriate Fitness Class, open jumping, Dodgeball, lunch with Urbie, Urbie Says (Simon Says) and other fun activities. It’s a time to jump, have fun, and make new friends!

Camp Wood YMCA

Type of Camp: Nature/Outdoor
Ages: 7 – 17
Dates:  June 10 – August 11
Location: Elmdale, Kansas

Located in the heart of the Flint Hills, Camp Wood YMCA is a traditional resident camp that has proudly served kids and families for over 100 years. We offer a safe, fun, character-driven experience based on building deep and lasting relationships. Regardless of belief, color, creed, financial status, grades, fame, fortune, athletic prowess or any other label, your kids are loved and celebrated for you they are. We create belonging – a home – a place free from judgement, or worry, or fear. We create achievement in growth of self, skill, character and friendships. We do all of this and more because we believe in the potential of every person as a unique creation, and we want them to see and reach that potential in themselves. And of course, FUN! With programs like horseback riding, boating, swimming, crafts and Alpine Tower, Camp Wood YMCA is a ton of fun!

Garten's Music Academy

Gartens Summer Camp 2018

Garten’s Music & the Wichita Music Academy
Type of Camp:
Music
Ages: 5 – Adult
Dates:  Year-round
Location: West //4235 W. Central

Want to learn the music you love? We offer 30-minute or 1-hour lessons once a week in piano, guitar, voice, violin, ukulele, bass guitar, viola, brass, woodwinds, and drums and percussion! Our instructors are patient, fun and creative in their approaches to teaching music. Students earn special color wristbands, certificates AND trophies for passing musical tests and challenges! Makeup classes available each month.

Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy Summer Camp

Trinity Academy Summer Camps & Classes
Type of Camp:
Variety 
Ages: Grades K-8
Dates:  May – July
Location: East //12345 E. 21st Street North

Trinity offers summer camps and classes for kids K-8. From sports camps to art classes, there’s something for everyone! Students from any school are welcome!

Kansas Dance Academy

KDA Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Dance
Ages: 3 – Adult
Dates:  8 week summer sessions and dance camps
Location: East //Kansas Dance Academy

We will be offering classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, music theatre and acrobats. At Kansas Dance Academy, you will find a professional, adult staff dedicated to teaching the art of dance to all ages. For more information on summer dance camps and schedules, please call us at 316-684-2848.

Riverside Music Together

Riverside MT Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Music
Ages: 0 – 7
Dates:  June & August 13-17
Location: First Church of the Brethren//1103 Jefferson

Make this a memorable, musical summer and join us for weekly Riverside Music Together classes during the month of June! Then, join us again in August for a special week-long camp complete with a music class, music craft, and snack. Sign up for June and August and receive a reduced rate! Come join our community, share quality family time, and create memories that will last a lifetime! New to Music Together? Sign up for a free demo class any time!

Central Christian Church & Central Christian Academy

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Type of Camp: Academic/Sports/Other
Ages: Preschool-12th Grade
Dates:  May, June, & July
Location: East //2900 N. Rock Road

Central Christian Church and Central Christian Academy team up again this summer to offer a good variety of camps for all ages. From sports to science to Vacation Bible School, we have great opportunities to fill those long summer days. Children from all schools and churches are welcome to enroll. Online registration opens March 23rd.

Honey Tree & Branches Academy

Honey Tree Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Academic
Ages: 12 months to 12 years
Dates:  May 29 – Aug 2
Location: West //12725 W 21st North

We offer an exciting summer enrichment program. The learning does not stop at Branches Academy in the summer! Our focus is two-fold during the summer months. We provide a jump start program for our new students, and an enrichment program as an extension of our school year program for our returning students. This allows all of our children to bloom regardless of their capabilities and age, by avoiding summer regression. Call us today to schedule a tour and to find out more information at (316) 425-7050 or visit our website.

Sedgwick County Zoo

Zoo Summer Camp 2018

Learning Adventures
Type of Camp: 
Nature/Outdoor
Ages: 3 – 15
Dates:  June 4 – August 3
Location: West // Sedgwick County Zoo

Plan to meet your friends at the Zoo! Your children will have an unforgettable time on their journey through the Zoo while seeing and learning about animals each day. Kids can dig a little deeper into the wonders of animals and nature. No experience required, just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and a desire to have tons of fun!Sessions are held MondayFriday throughout the summer. To register, visit Sedgwick County Zoo’s website, either through the online shop on the main page or by clicking the Summer School link on any Learning Adventures page.

Classes begin at $55 for Zoo members or $75 for nonmembers.

Wichita Gymnastics

Wichita Gymnastics Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Sports/Gymnastics
Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  June 4-August 9, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday or daily
Location: East //9400 East 37th Street North

Come to one of our one-week sessions, or come to all nine! Your child can also come to camp by the day. Our 12,000-square foot facility is fully air-conditioned and packed with the latest gymnastics and recreational equipment for an active, healthy and fun-filled summer.

Your children begin camp with an active warm-up and then split into smaller groups for swimming, gymnastics, games and arts and crafts. We also feature a Work Out with Team Camp and swimming lessons – ask for info! For more fun, check out our Kids Day and Night Out schedule, too.

USA Training Center

USA Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Sports/Martial Arts
Ages: 6 – 17
Dates:  June 4 – August 3
Location: East //3919 N Hillcrest St.

USA Training Center is offering 4-week camps in a choice of: Sports Conditioning, Basketball Skills and Martial Arts.

Bret Michael, trainer for NBA Players Buddy Hield and Ron Baker will be leading a cutting edge conditioning camp for all sports, as well as, a specialized Basketball Skills Training camp.

The Martial Arts camp will be instructed by pro MMA fighter Johnny Marigo. The camps are for ages 6-18 and no experience is required.

The Independent School

Independent Summer Camp 2018

Summer at Independent
Type of Camp:
Variety
Ages: PreK – 12th Grade
Dates:  May 29 – August 3
Location: East //8317 E. Douglas

The Independent School’s caring and experienced teachers create the perfect environment for fun and exploration.

From robotics and art to cooking and chess, you are sure to find activities that will inspire a love of learning in your child.

Monart School of Art

Monart Summer Camp 2018

Monart School of Art at the Art Park
Type of Camp: 
Art
Ages: 4 – 12
Dates: June 1 – Aug. 18th
Location: East //7230 E 29th St. N.

Join us for enriching art camps and learn a new skill! All new camp themes and projects including Slime Camp, Vet Academy, Minecraft, Clay, Woodworking and more! Program options include half day art camps, weekly classes, workshops, Mini Masterpieces family paint night, and all day Kid’s Day Out each Friday. KDO participants rotate between enriching classes at Monart School of Art, Dream Big Dance Studio, A Twirling Academy, Music Scene, PE and Music Theatre with Miss Marcee from Music Together.

Botanica, the Wichita Gardens

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Botanica Monster Plant Activities
Type of Camp: 
Nature/Outdoor
Ages: 5-11
Dates:  June 18-22 or June 25-29

Spend a week in the gardens exploring mysterious creature plants. Enjoy nature time in the Downing Children’s Garden with learning stations, activities and take home plantings each day. Our Monster Plant Camp will be Monday through Friday, June 18-22 or June 25-29. The camp will be held from 10am-noon for children in K-2nd grade, and 1-3pm for children in 3rd-5th grade. Reservations are required for enrollment. For prices and registration, contact Laurel Nichols at 316-264-0448 ext. 120 or [email protected]

Happy Feet/Legends Soccer

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Sports/Soccer
Ages: 2 – 16
Dates:  June 4th – July 16th
Location: Varies

Join us this summer for soccer fun in the sun. We have soccer programs for children 2 – 16.
Each program has an age appropriate curriculum that will keep your child engaged and entertained.
With fun games and drills that will develop soccer players of all abilities.

Happy Feet League. This a simple introduction to the game. We do a 20 minute class and 20 minute game. For soccer players 3 – 8 years starts July 14th. This runs for 6 weeks and takes place on Saturday mornings.

Happy Feet Classes. 30 minutes classes, once a week at Wichita Collegiate School for ages 2 – 6 years.

Legends Soccer Camps. For children all levels. Ages 4 to 16 years old.
June 4th – 8th at Wichita Collegiate School
June 18th – 22nd at Maize South High School
July 9th – 13th Andover High School

Music Together of Wichita

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Music
Ages: Birth-5 (Mixed age classes)
Dates: June and July, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am
Location: East Wichita, The Art Park

Music classes for children ages 5 and under with the adults who love them! Join us for an award winning International music program that is backed by 30 years of early childhood music educational research.

We will sing and dance to finger plays, original, folk and cultural songs that are accompanied by egg shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, drums and more!

We don’t just sing to your children we teach you and your child to become music makers yourselves! $113 for the 6 week session and makeup classes available. Be sure to try a free demo class  if you’ve never attended Music Together!

TGA Premier Golf Camps

TGA Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Sports/Golf
Ages: 5 – 16 years
Dates:  June and July
Location: East and West (see below)

TGA Premier Junior Golf Camps offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, course play and exciting activities that keep students engaged all day. With a low camper to instructor ratio and group pairings by age and skill, TGA camps provide ample individual attention and proper instruction for your child.

Each day of camp will include:
Station-based instruction (full swing, chipping and putting)
Rules & etiquette and character development lesson
Fun games and contests
Course play with an instructor

East Side Camps
Andover Municipal Golf Course
June 11th – 15th (9am – 12pm)
July 16th – 20th (9am – 12pm)

West Side Camps
Tex Consolver Golf Course
June 26th – 29th (9am – 12pm)
July 10th – 13th (9am – 12pm)

Wichita Friends School

Friends Summer Camp 2018

Super Secret Spy Camp
Type of Camp: 
Academic/Art/Music/Sports
Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  May 29 – August 10
Location: West //14700 W. Kellogg

Come join us for an exciting summer at Super Secret Spy Camp with Wichita Friends School. Enter through the doors every morning and transform into a secret agent. The day will be filled with daily missions, obstacle courses, secret briefs & codes, and critical thinking. This happy environment will encourage teamwork that will develop into new friendships and lasting memories. Each secret agent will become masters at solving problems, exploring new territory, discovering new gadgets, and learning just what it takes to be a super secret spy. We will of course do all the fun summer activities of swimming, gardening, sports, and hiking on the new trails at Wichita Friends School. Join the fun at Super Secret Spy Camp today!

Senseney Music, Inc.

Senseney Summer Camps 2018

Type of Camp: Music
Ages: 0-17
Dates:  June 4 – July 31
Location: South //2300 E. Lincoln

Variety of music camps and classes for Ukulele (ages 10-17), Guitar (ages 8-17), Kindermusik (ages 0-5yrs), Intro to Music & Piano (ages 5-6) & Composition (ages 8-17)

Fundamental Learning Center

Fundamental Learning Summer Camp 2018

Reading Fundamentals: A Summer Literacy Program
Type of Camp: Academic
Ages: 5-12
Dates:  June 18 – August 2
Location: East //2220 E. 21st Street North

Jump start your child’s success through this six-week introductory level summer school session that teaches participants the fundamental skills needed to begin reading, writing and spelling. These one-hour, daily sessions are interactive, fun and truly develop your child’s emerging reading skills. The curriculum, Alphabetic Phonics, is an intensive, evidence-based remedial program that focuses on the development of spoken and written language for children who struggle to learn to read. Our trained, experienced teachers will make a difference in the life of your child!

Camp Invention

St Thomas Summer Camp 2018

St. Thomas Aquinas
Type of Camp: 
Academic
Ages: 6 – 12
Dates:  June 4 – 8 
Location: East //1215 Stratford Lane, Wichita

Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, shows children that even the wildest and craziest ideas can become reality! Campers in grades K-6 will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog, and build futuristic dream homes. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that encourage children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code MomsBlog25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and Momsblog15 to save $15 (expires 5/4).

Kansas Humane Society

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Kansas Humane Society
Type of Camp: 
Other
Ages: 5 – 12
Dates:  June 4 – August 10
Location: East //3313 N. Hillside

Critter Camp is an interactive way for kids to learn about animals and have lots of fun at the same time! Activities include games, tours and crafts focused on basic animal care and safety, pet training, the bond shared between people and companion animals, the importance of veterinary care and ways to address the problem of pet homelessness and overpopulation in our community.

Midwest Dance Mechanix

MDM Summer Camp 2018

Midwest Dance Mechanix Summer Camps
Type of Camp: 
Cheer, Dance, Gymnastics
Ages: 3 – 18
Dates:  June – August
Location: North //3805 N. Hydraulic

Spend your summer dancing with unicorns, signing with mermaids, and learning to choreograph your own dance creations! Midwest Dance Mechanix has three unique dance camps for children ages 3 – 18. Each camp is themed and includes age appropriate dance, crafts, games, and other artistic elements. You won’t want to miss these opportunities to explore dance in a fun and creative way!

Thunder Youth Basketball

Hustle Smmer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Sports
Ages: 6 – 14
Dates:  August 10
Location: North //5260 N. Toler Drive, Bel Aire

Hustle Camp: Session 1 from 8-12 age 6-9
Session 2 from 1-5pm ages 10-14

Thunder Youth Basketball camps, presented by Cox Communications, offer kids the opportunity to grow in the fundamentals of the game and engage in a hands-on, team-centric environment. Camp participants will be instructed on technical fundamentals, taking part in development drills to improve skill sets within defense, ball-handling, shooting, layups and more. Campers will receive a Thunder Youth Basketball camp T-shirt, camp basketball and water bottle.

Wichita Sports Forum

Wichita Sports Forum Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Sports
Ages: 5 – 12
Dates: May 17 – August 15
Location: North //2668 N. Greenwich Road

Bring your kids to Wichita Sports Forum for summer camp! Kids will do a variety of activities, including jumping in our trampoline park, playing on our sand and hardwood courts and having fun with games on our indoor turf. Full day and half day options are available and lunch is included with full day campers.

Kansas Aviation Museum Summer Camps

KAM Summer Camp 2018

Type of Camp: Other/Specialty
Ages: entering 3rd – 8th grade
Dates:  July 24-27th from 10am-2pm
Location: South //3350 S. George Washington Blvd

Have you ever built a stomp rocket?  When was the last time you flew a kite you designed and built?  How about testing out gravity with water balloons? What about talking and learning from a NOAA meteorologist about how weather can affect aviation?  If this sounds like your kind of week, sign up for KAM’s Summer Camp!  

This camp will explore the 4 forces of flight in things like airplanes, hot air balloons, kites, and rockets!   We will also learn navigational skills doing a compass scavenger hunt, build stomp rockets, make kites the campers can take home, and much more!

YMCA Camp Hyde

2018 Summer Camp Hyde

Type of Camp: Nature/Outdoor
Ages: 5 – 15
Dates:  May 21 – August 10
Location: Viola, KS

At YMCA Camp Hyde, Kids get to enjoy a variety of outdoor adventure options and activities like: STEM, canoeing & swimming, archery, the NEW jumping pillow, climbing the 50ft Alpine tower and horseback riding. Campers can be dropped off at anyone of our 9 bus locations city-wide. Financial Aid and Scholarships available and Y members automatically save $20 on every week of camp. YMCA camps are KDHE licensed. Interested in a more traditional camp? Checkout our Adventure Camps located across 5 YMCA locations.

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One Response to 2018 Ultimate Guide to Wichita Summer Camps & Programs

  1. David Rohr June 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

    Get Air Wichita

    Summer Pass good for 2 hours of jump time everyday from June 1st to Aug 31st. $99

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