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Spring Break Camp Guide Wichita 2024

Spring break for Wichita Public Schools USD 259 is March 11-15, 2024. With this much-needed time off, it’s a great chance to make some memories and either bond as a family or give your kids their own adventure! To help guide you, we’ve compiled this list of Wichita spring break camps below, and here is a list of Spring Break Ideas for FREE or Cheap in Wichita.

It’s March, and the weather can be unpredictable and still a bit chilly. Our list of Spring Break Camps includes some great indoor and outdoor options. 

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In this Article:

  • Spring Break Camps
  • Spring Break Activities on a Budget 

Spring Break Camps and Activities in Wichita

Spring Break Camps in Wichita 2024: 

Spring is a great time to dust off those walking shoes and enjoy some much-needed vitamin D and fresh air that we all have been missing! Nothing improves moods like spending quality time outdoors. Wichita and its surrounding areas are offering several great camps, outdoor activities, and indoor options for families and individual children to enjoy all spring break long!

Pro Tips for Wichita Spring Break 2024

LEGO Level-Up Spring Break Camp at Exploration Place 

What happens when you take a classic like LEGOs and combine them with creativity, imagination and a little circuitry? Your creations come alive! Reimagine how to build and engineer plastic bricks, design and construct your own LEGO creation. Then add motors to make it move and circuitry to add working lights. Defeat gravity with an upside-down LEGO build, overcome a lava challenge with a LEGO zip line and dance to your own beat alongside a brick robot.

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Ages: 7 – 10
Time: 9 am – 4 pm 
Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, Kansas
Price: $210 for Members/$250 for non-members 

Enroll Here: Exploration Place Spring Break Camp

Exploration Place

Kids Konnection Spring Break Camp

No School? No Problem! Don’t stress about in-service days. Kids Konnection is a great camp filled with various activities including sports, games, contests, arts and crafts, and special events. This camp is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and open to children ages 6 to 12 in a 1:15 staff-to-child ratio setting.

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time: 7 am – 6 pm 
Locations: 

  • Edgemoor Recreation Center
    5815 E 9th Street, 67208
  • Linwood Recreation Center
    1901 S Kansas, 67211
  • Orchard Recreation Center
    4808 W 9th Street, 67212

Price: The daily fee is $27 per child and includes a morning and afternoon snack. Kids need to bring their own lunch and drink daily.

Enroll Here: City of Wichita Kids Konnection 

 

City Arts Spring Break Art Camp

CityArts Art Camps are great for children 6-15 who? e?njoy art and want to explore new mediums! Each day the students will work with a variety of art methods like drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, photography, printmaking and more. Wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting messy, snacks, lunch, a reusable water bottle and be ready to make new friends while learning about the arts. Camp runs from 9:00-4:00 with early drop-off beginning at 8:00 a.m. and late-pick up until 5:30 p.m.??

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time: 9 am – 4 pm 
Location: City Arts, 334 N. Mead Wichita, KS,
Price: $175
Enroll HERE: City Arts Spring Break Art Camp 

 

Spring Break at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Why not give your camper a wildly different spring break adventure with Tanganyika’s spring break camp! Filled with daily animal interactions, hands-on activities, and fun games with their friends, your camper will have an unforgettable spring break!

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time: Check-in 7:45 am-8:45 am; Check-out 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane · Goddard, KS
Price: $250 for the week 
Enroll HERE: Tanganyika Spring Break Camp 

Spring Break at Great Plains Nature Center – FREE 

The Great Plains Nature Center welcomes the community to its free Spring Break Programs. Each day will feature crafts, games, education stations, a naturalist program at 11am, and guided hikes at 11:45. While this 4 day event is designed for elementary age, it’s open to all ages. We’ll explore food webs including the unique differences between Herbivores, Omnivores, Carnivores, and Decomposers!

  • Free Admission to the Public
  • No Registration Required
  • All Ages

Date: March 11- March 14, 2024 
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North in Wichita
Price: FREE

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Spring Break 

Stop by the Historical Museum March 14 – 17 anytime between 1-4pm and participate in a free activity.  All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public. Guided tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.

Date: March 14- March 17, 2024 
Time: 1-4 pm (Drop in window) 
Location: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main
Price: FREE

YMCA School Day Out 

The Greater Wichita YMCA’s Child Care and Camp Branch offers BREAK CLUB during longer, scheduled school closures. Parents can keep their schedules and kids can spend time with friends and peers with certified child care staff overseeing educational, fun, inclusive activities with a healthy breakfast and afternoon snack provided (kids must bring lunch daily).

Any student 5-12-years-old, enrolled in Kindergarten and above at ANY school, can participate in BREAK CLUB at ANY location but advanced registration (including KEY Academy participants) is required. Spring Break Club is offered Friday, 3/8/24 and Monday-Friday, 3/11/24-3/15/24. Program sites vary by date. 

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time: 7 am – 5:30 pm 
Location: Greater Wichita YMCA
Price: $30 a day for members & $35 a day for non-members 
Enroll HERE: YMCA Spring Break Camps

 

Camp Wood Spring Break

End spring break with a weekend-long Spring Break Camp! Can’t wait until June to see your camp friends and favorite staff?!  We’ve got you covered with our weekend-long Spring Break Camp.  Campers will take part in some of their favorite camp activities such as arts & crafts, climbing tower, boating, and so much more. Ages 6 -12. 

Date: March 22- March 24, 2024 
Time: 6:30 pm – 11 am 
Location: Camp Wood YMCA, 1101 Camp Wood Rd. Elmdale, KS 66850
Price: $175
Enrol HERE: Camp Wood Spring Break

 

WAM Camp: Spring Break Creation Vacation 

Drop off your child (ages 6-12) for a “Creation Vacation” at WAM—where creativity never takes a break! During each 3-hour session, they will enjoy an afternoon of creativity including looking at art, hands-on exploration of art materials and techniques, and making their own artwork. Sign up for one day or all three! Ages 6 (must have finished Kindergarten) to 12.

  • “Paint It Up” — Wednesday, March 13th
  • “Print-tastic” — Thursday, March 14th
  • 3D Delightful” — Friday, March 15th

Date: March 13- March 15, 2024 
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm 
Location: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard Wichita, Kansas
Price: $20/participant daily (WAM members) | $25/participant daily (public)
Enroll HERE: Spring Break at WAM

 

 

Horse Back Riding Camp

Every little kid’s dream – horseback riding! The riding academy is offering daily or a week-long riding camp for 6yrs and up. Each day will have a different focus and activity that will teach the children about horse riding, tac, and much more

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Wichita Riding Academy, 10727 E 39th St S. Derby, KS 
Price: Price Varies (Can do one day or the whole week) 
Enroll HERE: Wichita Riding Academy Spring Break 

 

WOW Spring Fling Camp at the Zoo

Spring Fling is an all-day, five-day program engaging students with animals and nature with classroom experiments and field lessons as well as having fun with peers. WOW (Wonders of Wildlife) days give kids the opportunity to learn about the Zoo’s animals in fun and innovative ways. Kids should bring a sack lunch. Please dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required. Age 6-12 years in grades Kindergarten through 5th

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time: 8 am – 5 pm 
Location: Sedgwick County Zoo Cargill Learning Center 
Price: $175 for members/$200 for non-members 
Enroll HERE: WOW Spring Fling at the Sedgwick County Zoo

 

Steam Spring Break at the Kansas Aviation Museum 

The Kansas Aviation Museum is excited to offer STEM Spring Break Camps using our all new, “We Will Build it Better,” elementary curriculum. Students will learn about aviation careers through hands-on experiences that engages students in 3 days of fun. This camp is designed for grades 1-5.

Date: March 11- March 13, 2024 
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm 
Location: Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 South George Washington Blvd. Wichita, KS
Price: $125
Enroll HERE: Stem Spring Break at The Kansas Aviation Museum 

 

Spring Break Steam Academy at Mark Arts 

Have you ever been tickled pink? Green with envy? Or just plain blue? Learn about the relationships between colors and mix your own by swirling, spinning, painting and more. This is for ages 5 -15. 

Instructors: Adyson Mikesell/Lynda Medlock
Guest Speaker: Tara Dake-Czepiel, Local Artist

Date: March 11- March 15, 2024 
Time:

  • 9 am-Noon for ages 5 – 8
  • 1 pm – 4 pm for ages 9 -12

Location: Mark Arts
Price: $125
Enroll HERE: Mark Arts Messy Masterpieces Spring Break 

Spring Break Ideas of Activities 2024: 

Little Aviators

Kansas Aviation Museum | 3350 South George Washington Blvd. Wichita, KS

Information

The Aviation Museum will be hosting their Little Aviators program Friday morning for children ages 1-12 between the hours of 10 am and noon.  You and your child will have access to the entire museum (including the Boeing: Science, Math, and History Center & Lattner Learning Hanger). Click HERE for more info about Little Aviators. 

Go Bowling for Less

WSU Rhatigan Student Center | 1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, Kansas

Information

Did you know the Wichita State University Shocker Grill and Lanes is open to the public for bowling and other fun? The bowling alley is located in the Rhatigan Student Center and it is open to the public. 

Get Your Game On!

There are several great options for indoor gaming, such as arcade games and vintage-style games, as well. See our full list of indoor activities for our full list of gaming options here

Satisfy Your Sweet at Old Mill Tasty Shop

Try Old Mill Tasty Shop or another one of the fun Sweet Shops in Wichita. There are tons of great sweet spots to kick off spring break with and enjoy some quality time together. 

Catch a Flick 

Theaters are not as popular as they once were, however, Wichita has some really cool options when it comes to theater facilities. Check out our full list of theaters and ways to save here!

Visit the Gardens

Botanica | 701 Amidon St Wichita, KS 

Information

The Wichita Gardens are a really great place to spend a nice day outdoors getting some, much-needed, fresh air. From the bee house and carousel to the children’s garden there are MANY great spots to spend time.  

PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children’s Education & Discovery

The Center is located inside PBS Kansas at 8710 E. 32nd Street North in Wichita

Always FUN, Always FREE! PBS Kansas believes the world is full of possibilities and so is every child. The PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children’s Education & Discovery Center helps children develop skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) so they can discover their own possibilities. 

The Children’s Education & Discovery Center is designed for children 2-10 years old – but they guarantee the whole family will enjoy this FREE center that is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. 

From fort building to 3D printing, from reading stories to producing videos, from inventing and experimenting to creating and designing, the PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children’s Education & Discovery Center gives children the tools and technology to play while learning and learn while playing.

Play Music Together

Riverside Music Together | 1103 Jefferson Wichita, KS

Information

Classes are FREE but require registration to attend a class at Music Together for you and your young child to have some out-of-the-box fun. You and your child will be immersed in a world of participatory music-making that can be a great way to escape the day-to-day and let go of all stressors. 

Teddy Bear and Freinds – Newborns – 5. Bring your Bear to class.

Jungle Jam – Ages 4 -8. Drum with animal rhythms from around the world.

Gymnastics Kids Day Out Camp

Wichita Gymnastics | 9400 East 37th Street North Wichita, KS

Information 

Fun for your child(ren) and free time for you! Throughout the entire spring break your child will get to enjoy many activities such as movie dates, tumbling, zip line, obstacle course, and more! 

Take a Break at the Library 

Wichita Public Libraries

Information

The Wichita Public Library is constantly hosting events and spring break is packed with them! Check their event calendar on their website for the full list! 

 

Not Confirmed for 2024: 

Spring Break Junior Pickleball Camps 

Chicken N Pickle | 1240 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67206
Want to enjoy Pickleball and spring weather together? Join us at Chicken N Pickle for our 2-day Junior Pickleball camp for ages 7 to 13. Kids will learn the fundamentals and scoring of Pickleball from our Pickleball pros.  Kids will also get to play yard games, have lunch, and more. Sign up here: https://www.reservecnp.com/wichita/event/spring-break-junior-pickleball-camp/

 

Buggin’ Out at GPNC – FREE 

Great Plains Nature Center | 6232 E 29th St N
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Nature Center is hosting a daily camp. This year’s theme is Buggin’ Out! Each day your child can join in on this insect-themed program followed by a Naturalist-guided hike (, and ending in a themed craft. Parent attendance is required (for free). Parent or guardian required. Perfect for Elementary age students! Click HERE for more info about GPNC Spring Break.

 

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