2017 Ultimate Guide to Wichita Summer Camps

Wichita Summer Camps

Wichita Moms Blog is thrilled to be launching our 3rd annual Guide to Wichita Summer Camps, Programs, and Activities!

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

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Variety
Ages: Pre K – Grade 9
Dates: June 6 – August 7
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 superheroes, paleontology, coding, drones and more. Choose one weekly session or register for all summer. Before and after care are available. And ask about our special 3-day camp for ages 4 through entering Kindergarten. For details or to register now, call 316-660-0620 or go to http://exploration.org/programs/summer-camps/.

Wichita Collegiate School

Wichita Summer Camps

Wichita Collegiate School Summer Explorations
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 2 – Adult
Dates:  June 5 – August 11
Location: East // 9115 E. 13th Street

Summer Explorations 2017! June 5th – August 11th. Nearly 200 classes! Academic, visual arts, performing arts, literature, writing, reading, math, science, technology, Legos, space, karate, sports camps, tennis, driver’s education, early childhood. Ten weeks of full and half day camps, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Ages 2 years – adult.

Camp Invention

Type of Camp: Academic
Ages: Children entering K – 6th Grade
Dates:  Vary based on location
Locations: Derby High School and Andover Robert Martin Elementary 

At Camp Invention, children invent, build, question, and discover. They experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s 21st century skills. Use promo code CampInv17 by 05/01 to save $15 on registration.

Sedgwick County Zoo

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Nature/Outdoor
Ages: 3 – 15
Dates:  May 29 – August 11
Location: West // Sedgwick County Zoo

Make a splash this summer at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Kids will have an unforgettable time on their journey through the Zoo while seeing and learning about animals each day. Programs are held Monday – Friday during the summer and range in length from one hour to all day.

Wichita Gymnastics

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Sports/Gymnastics
Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  June 5 – August 10, 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!


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. What are you doing with YOUR summer?

Mark Arts

Wichita Summer Camps

Mark Arts STEAM Camps
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 6 – 11
Dates:  May 30 – August 11
Location: East //9112 E. Central Ave

Mark Arts STEAM Camps are all about creativity and innovation, linking art to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Students ages 6 to 11 will explore mixed media, drawing, painting, clay and experiments. At the end of the week, students will showcase their work for family and friends to enjoy.

Wichita Swim Club

Wichita Summer Camps

Wichita Swim School
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 6 months and up
Dates:  Spring monthly sessions and Summer 2 week sessions from June 5-August 10
Location: East //8323 E Douglas

Learning to swim is a necessary lifesaving skill that doubles as a lifetimes 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!

ISR Wichita

Type of Camp: Sports/Swimming
Ages: 6 months – 6 years
Dates:  New classes start every MONDAY!
Location: Wichita Swim Club And Smyser Ct Paradise Pool OR Wichita State University and Denene Delightful Pool

Give your child the competence, confidence and skills of aquatic safety with Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® program. The safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years of age. New Classes start every monday- lessons are Monday-Friday for 4-6 weeks. See what others are saying at www.infantswim.com

Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Summer Camps

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 March 31, 2017. Online registration for all summer camps opens on Friday, April 7, 2017. Don’t wait too long as sessions fill very quickly.

The Independent School

Wichita Summer Camps

Summer at Independent
Type of Camp:
Ages: PreK – 12th Grade
Dates:  May 30 – August 4
Location: East //8317 E. Douglas

Independent’s caring and experienced teachers create the perfect environment for fun and exploration. From robotics and tennis to cooking and chess, you are sure to find activities that will inspire a love of learning in your child.

Monart School of Art

Wichita Summer Camps

Monart School of Art at the Art Park
Type of Camp: 
Ages: Preschool – Teen
Dates: May 19 – Aug. 18th
Location: East //7230 E 29th St. N.

Join us for enriching camps to combat summer “brain drain”! We have half day and full day camp options, weekly classes, workshops, kid’s night out and kid’s day out each Friday. Full day campers will rotate between enriching classes at Monart School of Art, Dream Big Dance Studio, A Twirling Academy, Music Scene, PE with Coach Dave from the Wichita Angels and Music Theatre with Miss Marcee from Music Together. Visit us on Facebook too!

Botanica, the Wichita Gardens

Wichita Summer Camps

Botanica Summer Drop-In Activities
Type of Camp: 
Ages: All Ages
Dates:  June, July, August

Come join us for Summer Drop-In Activities from 10am-2pm in the Downing Children’s Garden. Activity is FREE with Admission!


Wichita Summer Camps

Camp Hyde and YMCA Adventure Camps
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 5 – 16
Dates:  May 22 – August 18
Location: 11 Area Locations

You can count on the Y to provide your child with an awesome day camp experience for the BEST SUMMER EVER – all in a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment. From our scenic YMCA Camp Hyde to 10 citywide summer camp locations, the Y is here to inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime, and to surround your kid with fantastic chances to try new experiences.

Paint the Towne

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Art
Ages: 5 and up
Dates:  June and July
Location: Clifton Square 3700 E. Douglas #90 and Tanganyika Wildlife Park 1000 S Hawkins Ln, (Goddard)

We are hosting a variety of camps in June and July, we will be hold Family Paint days every Tuesday and Thursday 11-12pm, every Monday Night will be Kids Night Out from 6:00-8:30pm at our Clifton Square location. We will also be hosting camps every 1st and 3rd Friday at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard from 10-12:30pm.

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. May also try a free demo class.

Trinity Academy

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Variety
Ages: K- Grade 8
Dates:  May – July
Location: East //12345 E. 21st St. N.

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!

KS Humane Society

Wichita Summer Camps

Critter Camp – Kansas Humane Society
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 5-12
Dates:  Starting June 5, 2017 and running various weeks through July 28, 2017
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.

Tanganikya Wildlife

Wichita Summer Camps

Tanganyika Wildlife Park Summer Programs
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 4-18
Dates:  June 5 – August 12
Location: West //Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park strives to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world and our summer programs are no exception. The Junior Zookeeper Program and Summer Safari Camps will immerse kids in a unique and interactive experience they are sure to love!

City Arts

Wichita Summer Camps

Summer Art Camp at City Arts
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 6 – 15
Dates:  June 5-August 11, 2017
Location: Downtown //334 N. Mead

Join CityArts this summer and explore the art and history of Route 66. Camps run weekly June 5-August 11 (excluding July 3-7) and include lessons in pottery, painting, drawing, sculpting, digital arts and so much more!

Wichita Riding Academy

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Nature/Outdoors
Ages: 5 – 18 
Dates:  May 29th – August 18th
Location: Derby //Wichita Riding Academy

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 horses. Call 316-651-0876 for more details or to enroll today!

Kansas Dance Academy

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Dance
Ages: 3 – Adult
Dates:  Summer 2017, 8 week summer session
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 and schedules, please call us at 316-684-2848.

Happy Feet/Legends Soccer

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Sports/Soccer
Ages: 4 – 16
Dates:  (Legends) June 5th – 9th,  (British) June 19th – 23rd,  (Tetra Brazil) July 17th – 21st 
Location: (Legends) Wichita Collegiate, (British) Maize, (Tetra Brazil) Andover

With an age appropriate curriculum we will introduce and develop children of all ages and abilities to the game. Fun games, Drills and Prizes and mini tournament. 

TGA Premier Golf Camps

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Sports/Golf
Ages: 6 – 16 years
Dates:  June 12th – 16th Andover Municipal, June 27th – 30th Tex Consolver GC, July 11th – 14th Tex Consolver GC, July 17th – 21st Andover Municipal
Location: See Above

Our dedicated coaching staff and low camper to coach ratios provide ample individual attention and instruction tailored to your child’s skill level. Campers build friendships and life-long memories as they improve their game through activities such as station-based swing instruction, on-course play with coaches, rules and etiquette lessons, fun games, trivia challenges and academic lessons including STEM.

Wichita Friends School

Wichita Summer Camps

Summer Fun! Passport Kids!
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 3 – 10
Dates:  May 30 – August 11
Location: West //14700 W. Kellogg

PASSPORT Kids!   Join us for a Summer Fun! adventure exploring the lives of children around the world through storybooks and hands on games, art, music, food and field trips.   So much Fun! playing while learning on their journey through 11 countries.  

Riverside Music Together

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Music
Ages: 0 – 7
Dates:  July 24 – August 4th
Location: First Church of the Brethren//1103 Jefferson

Sing, dance, play, and learn with us this summer–and have special bonding time with your child! Camps for Mixed Ages (0-5) and Big Kids (5-7) and the grownups who love them.

MGM Studio of the Dance

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Dance
Ages: Suggested 4 and Up
Dates:  June – July
Location: East //535 N. Woodlawn, Ste 340

On June & July evenings, you can take classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling, Hip Hop or Contemporary. Or, if you’re looking for daytime fun, we offer FIVE dance camps and TWO dance intensives including: Prince & Princess Camp, Choreography Camp, Tutu Cute Ballet Camp, American Girl Dance Camp or Secret Agent Tumbling Camp.

Kelcy's Dance Studio

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Dance
Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  June – July
Location: East //650 N. Carriage Parkway ste. 50

At Kelcy’s we offer a variety of dance camps for all ages throughout June & July. With fun themes like Moana, Trolls, Dancing Divas, & Teddy Bear Tea Party, it’s a sure way to keep your dancers moving all summer! Call 316-461-8410.

Camp Wood YMCA

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Nature/Outdoor, Sports, Theater
Ages: 5 – 17
Dates:  June 6 – August 12
Location: Elmdale, Kansas

Camp Wood YMCA is your overnight Y camp in the Flint Hills, where children learn new skills, build character and make friends–all in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether your child loves skateboarding, drama or horseback riding, we offer ACA-accredited camps for all interests and for all kids.

Bliss Bouldering & Climbing Complex

Climb ICT Summer Camp
Type of Camp: 
Ages: 7-13 (one toddler camp available as well, listed on website)
Dates:  June 12 – August 10 (various weeks)
Location: Bliss Bouldering & Climbing Complex

Let your kids experience the coolest camp in town where they will learn how to problem solve, team build, increase productivity, all while having the time of their life! Rock climbing, walking across our slack line, milk crate challenges and games are all included. *register online before May 1 and use the promo code EARLYBIRDMOMS at checkout and save 10% on the camp.

Color Me Mine

Type of Camp: Art
Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 5-9, June 12-16, July 10-14, July 17-21
Location: BNew Market Square/2441 N. Maize Road, Suite 215

Each week includes ceramic painting, clay, canvas, and crafts! Camps are MondayFriday, 9a-12p

Hoover Field

Hoover Field Summer Camp
Type of Camp: Sports
Ages: 7 – 14
Dates:  June 5 – July 28
Location: 2250 N Hoover Rd. Wichita, KS 67205

Sports-oriented summer camp at the largest indoor baseball infield in the Wichita metro area. Children can expect to play lots of games including, but not limited to: soccer, kickball, flag football, wiffleball, and softball. Sessions are two weeks long and begin June 5 and run through July 28. Each session has a morning and afternoon group, which the parent can choose. Camp runs three hours per day Monday – Friday. $100 for one two week session. Additional children signed up receive a 10% discount.


Models and Images

Wichita Summer Camps

Models and Images Model Bootcamp
Type of Camp: Specialty
Ages: 5-12 and 13+
Dates:  June 10th or July 8th (ages 5-12), June 11th or July 9th (ages 13+)
Location: 11124 E. 28th St. N, Ste. 114

This hands-on model bootcamp will offer you the opportunity to learn about this exciting industry! Participate in photo shoots, TV commercials, runway shows & more! This bootcamp is created for those who are interested in finding out more about the exciting industry of modeling and fashion.

Carousel Skate Center

Wichita Summer Camps

Type of Camp: Academic/Sports
Ages: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Dates: June 26th-30th, July 17th-21th, July 31st-August 4th
Location: 312 N. West St. Wichita, KS 67203

STEM & Skate Camp is a unique experience that gets kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Campers will understand that STEM. concepts can be found in everyday experiences, even fun experiences like Roller Skating. Campers enjoy engaging hands on STEM lessons, leveled skating instruction, engineering activities, skating games & free skate.

American Baseball Camp - Wichita Fun Camp

American Baseball Camp
Type of Camp: Sports
Ages: 4-12 boys & girls
Dates:  June 12 & 13, June 26 & 27
Location: Life Prep Academy – 4121 N. Seneca Wichita KS 67204

Both Fun Camps in Wichita feature: free American Baseball Camps t-shirt, Slip n’ Slide Wiffle Ball (where all of the base-paths are slip n’ slides and the bases are tiny pools), and lots of fun baseball games and challenges. Boys and girls will enjoy 7 hours of fun over two days for just $89 — It’s a mom’s day out for you and a summer highlight for your kids!


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