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Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Are you looking for a summer camp 2024 for your child? We get a lot of requests from parents for inexpensive summer camps in Wichita, so we’ve put together a list of resources for you to explore. Prices for Wichita Summer Camps vary, so we listed them all so you can pick what works best for your family.

We hope this saves you time so you don’t have to spend hours researching. Beside Summer Camps, there are tons of great activities for families. Make sure to sign up for our email newsletter so you never miss a deal in Wichita this Summer. 

Summer Camps in Wichita

Wichita Summer Camps 2024: 

Summer of Discovery 

Summer Camp Hosted By: Wichita Parks an Recreation 
Dates: May 28 – July 29, 2024
Location: Various locations 
Ages: 6 – 12
Cost: $135, and if you have multiple children, there is a discount 

Summer of Discovery Information and Registration 

Wichita Parks and Rec. has an action-packed summer camp program! Each theme includes a variety of sports, games, contests, crafts, swimming, field trips and much more! Sign up for one week or sign up for them all!

 

Exploration Place Summer Camps

Dates: May 28, August 9, 2024
Location: 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita KS
Ages: 6 – 12 
Cost: $200 for members and $235 for non-members 

Exploration Place Information and Registration

Sign up for a unique summer camp where science, fun, and adventure collide! Your child will spend the summer exploring new topics, learning through hands-on interactive fun, while making new friends and creating education and memories to last a lifetime!

 

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Dates: May 27 – Aug 9 
Location: 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard KS
Ages: 6 -12
Cost: $335  per week 

Tanganyika Information and Registration

Your animal-loving kiddo will never get bored at this summer camp! With each week having its own theme, Your Jr. Zookeeper will spend each day learning and having fun through learning pods while playing, building, creating, experimenting, and interacting with Tanganyika’s unique animals!

 

YMCA Camp

Dates: May 28 – Aug 9, 2024
Location: Various locations 
Ages: 5 – 14 
Cost: Starts at $165 with membership 

YMCA Information and Registration 

Campers will enjoy a mixture of traditional camp experiences such as canoeing, swimming, archery and more. In addition, they will get to experience unique adventures such as horse riding, sports, STEM activities, and field trips. Ask about member discounts and scholarships.

 

Cosmosphere Camps

Dates: Summer Dates Vary
Location: 1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS
Ages: 3rd – 12th 
Cost: Starting at $100 and up 

Cosmosphere Information and Registration

Each age group has the option to choose from several overnight camps such as Mars Academy, Astro Lab, Martian Base, and even an incredible traveling experience to Colorado. These incredible camps will dive into astrophysics, robot technology, and lots of aerospace education. No lunar stone left unturned, your child will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. These camps sell out fast so register today!

 

Mark Arts Steam Summer Camps 

Dates: May 27 – August 9, 2024 
Location: 1307 N. Rock Rd.
Ages: 5 – 12
Cost: $99 – $125

Mark Arts Information and Registration 

Mark Arts is putting on a STEAM Academy that focuses on creativity and innovation, while incorporating art into science, technology, engineering and math. Students enjoy drawing, painting, clay projects, and more! Morning sessions are for ages 5-8 and meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Afternoon sessions are for ages 9-12 and meet from 1 – 4 p.m. Each week concludes with guest speakers from the Wichita community and an exhibition of the students’ work for family, friends, and visitors to visit and enjoy!

 

Wichita Art Museum

Dates: June 3 – August 2 
Location: 1400 West Museum Boulevard 
Ages: 6 – 12 
Cost: $100 – $125 

Wichita Art Museum Information and Registration

WAM Camp is a week at the museum exploring the galleries and having fun in the Art Studio. Campers will get to make their own works of art, based on the theme of the week. Camp sessions are 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday.

Camps this Summer in Wichita

Serving Aces at WSU

Dates: May, June & July 
Location: 1845 Fairmount St 
Ages: 4 – 18 
Cost: $250 – $350 

Serving Aces Information and Registration 

Join us for training at Shocker Tennis Camps hosted at Wichita State University in the picturesque city of Wichita, KS. Led by WSU tennis coaches, this camp spans six weeks of exhilarating fun and top-notch tennis instruction. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned player, our half-day camp offers the perfect blend for everyone!

Wichita Childrens Theater 

Dates: June 1 – August 31
Location: 201 Lulu, Wichita 
Ages: 2 – 18
Cost: $45 – $250

Wichita Childrens Theater Information and Registration

Summer is great time to try something new! The theater camp has a wide range of classes from 1 week camps for preschoolers like Bluey Camp, and performance classes for Ages 6 – Teens including Basic Acting and Magic Treehouse. There is something in the schedule for everyone! The Dance Camp will offer condensed classes on Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and more!  

Music Theater Wichita Summer Camp

Summer Camp Hosted By: The Academy at MTWichita
Dates: May-August 
Location: TBD
Ages: 5 -18
Cost: $65 -$250

Pro Tip: You can apply for camp/class scholarships. Apply Here

Information and Registration for Music Theater Summer Camp

 

Sedgwick County Zoo

Dates: June 3 – Aug 3
Location: 555 West Zoo Boulevard 
Ages: 4 -17
Cost: $90 for members/ $110 for non-members

Information and Registration for Sedgwick County Zoo Summer 

Bring your little explorers SZC, this summer! Campers will journey through the Zoo, learning about animals and the many wonders of nature. Care before and in-between classes is available. Visit the website for each age-ranges independent camp theme and be sure to look into their unique teen camp options! 

Camp Wood YMCA

Dates: All Summer 
Location: Elmdale: 1101 Camp Wood Rd
Ages: Ages:6-17
Cost: Starting at $150 

Pro Tip: They offer scholarships. 

Camp Wood YMCA Information and Registration

Give your child an unbelievable summer at Camp Wood YMCA! This week-long, overnight, camp includes activities such as archery, canoeing, high ropes, rock climbing,  horseback riding, and so much more.

Happy Feet Soccer

Dates: June 4 – August 17
Location: East &West 
Ages: 2 – 16 
Cost: $89 – $225

Happy Feet Soccer Information and Registration 

At HappyFeet, our approach is simple.  We want to introduce soccer in a way that opens up doors of possibility for young kids both on the field and off.  The goal is for kids to not only learn the wonderful game of soccer, but to have fun, build social skills, improve self-confidence and instill a brave, creative go for it mentality that can help provide the right foundation for the rest of their lives! They have beginner classes for young child 2 – 5 years,  Beginner to Intermediate training for ages 6 – 8 years, and Intermediate to advance training for ages 8 – 16 years. 

Midwest Dance Mechanix

Summer Camp Hosted By: Midwest Dance
Dates: June – July 
Location: 3805 N. Hydraulic, Wichita KS
Ages: 3 – 18 
Cost: $50 – $180

Midwest Dance Summer Information and Registration

This dance academy has a large variety of camps to offer. Whether your child wants to increase flexibility and acro skills, dance with fairies and mermaids, attend a Princess Parade, learn a new dance skill, or just simply hone their technique, they have it all! 

 

Girl Scouts of Kansas Camp 

Summer Camp Hosted By: Grils Scots of Kansas Heartland 
Dates: Vary
Location: Clearwater, 7800 S 103rd St West
Ages: K – 8 
Cost: $40 – $175

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Information and Registration 

Camps range from day camps that run Monday -Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free busing available from the Girl Scout office before and after camp, to one-day camps where adult chaperones are welcome but not required, and there are even sleep away camps where campers stay in cabins.

Summer Camp Swim and Gymnastics 

Summer Camp Hosted By: Wichita Gymnastics 
Dates: June 8 – August 8, 2024
Location: 9400 East 37ths St N
Ages: 3 – 12 
Cost: $80 for each four day camp or $25 a day 

Wichita Gymnastics Information and Registration

Beat the heat, this summer, and enjoy swimming or gymnastics camp! Their 12,000 square foot air-conditioned building is packed with gymnastics and recreational equipment for an action-packed summer. Activities include: swimming (fully supervised), gymnastics, and other fun activities such as a rock wall, zip line, and trampoline! 

 

Learning Lab

Dates: June – July and Beyond 
Location: Union Station in Wichita, 701 E. Douglas 
Ages: 5 – 18
Cost: $60 – $125

Learning Lab Information and Registration

At Learning Lab Wichita, the learning opportunities focus on personalized learning, which help students explore their interests and talents. They have a diverse range of offerings this summer for different ages of students. Try printmaking, circuitry or sports journalism – and, in July, explore CTE offerings via theirexclusive partnership with WSU Tech. Offerings are being continuously updated!

Riverside Music Together

Dates: June – July and Beyond 
Location: East, West and Riverside 
Ages: 0 – 8 
Cost: $198

Riverside Music Together Information and Registration

Join the Riverside Music Together community for some fun-filled music-making! Bring your child to a 45-minute class where you will sing, dance, play, laugh, and learn together.

Summer Camps

Color Me Mine 

Dates: Various 
Location: 2441 N Maize Rd #215 
Ages:  6 – 14 
Cost: $115

Color Me Mine Information and Registration 

Four days of fun featuring themed pottery, projects, games and snacks. Tues-Fri 11am-1pm.

Bliss Climbing & Fitness 

Dates: Various 
Location: 11114 E 28th St N 
Ages:  4- 9 
Cost: Starting at $200 

Bliss Climbing & Fitness Infomation and Registration

Our Summer Camps at Bliss will introduce young adventurers to rock climbing/bouldering, 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.

The Art Park

Dates: May 24 – August 16 
Location: 7230 E 29th St N. Wichita 
Ages:  3 – Adult
Cost: $30 – $250 

Pro Tip: They are celebrating our 20th year, and to celebrate, we’d like to offer customers 20% off their camp tuition if they register by April 15th.

The Art Park Infomation and Registration 

Learn realistic drawing skills at art camps and classes for all ages through the proven Monart method. With over 100 years of combined teaching experience, our instructors specialize in creating a comfortable and conducive learning environment for students of all levels.

WASP Summer Basketball League

Dates: May 27 – June 29
Location: Maize Schools
Ages:  1st grade – 8th grade 
Cost: $130 – $150

WASP Summer Basketball Information and Registration

Introducing the Summer Basketball League by WASP (Wichita Area Sports Programs)! Our league is designed to offer kids the chance to play basketball in an organized setting during the off-season. Our primary focus is on skill development and keeping children active with basketball during the summer, while still participating in other seasonal sports. WASP ensures a quality experience with a reversible jersey, eight games officiated by referees, and an exciting end-of-season ALL-STAR GAME.

TGA Junior Golf

Dates: June – August 
Location: East & West 
Ages: 6 – 16
Cost: $105 and up

TGA Junior Golf Information and Registration

TGA golf camps combine expert instruction and course play, providing kids of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop their love of the game. Their low camper-to-coach ratio allows for individual instruction tailored to each participant’s skill level. 

Breakthrough Basketball Camp

Dates: July 8 – 10
Location: South Farha Sports Center, 340 S Meridian Ave
Ages: Grades 7 -12
Cost: $295

Breakthrough Basketball Camp Information and Registration 

Breakthrough Basketball hosts a diverse array of camps nationwide all year round. Tailored to different age brackets, these camps delve into specific facets of the game including Shooting and Offensive Skills, Essential Skills, Overnight camps, and more. Their aim is to guide you in discovering the perfect camp to refine your abilities and gain invaluable insights. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned player, these camps offer an opportunity for development and advancement. Prepare to elevate your performance and acquire a wealth of new skills at Breakthrough Basketball camps.

 

Wichita Riding Academy 

Dates: Vary
Location: 10127 E. 39th St South in Derby 
Ages: 5 and up 
Cost: $80 – $500

Wichita Riding Academy Information and Registration 

Kids get to learn and experience things they will remember for the rest of their life. So many life skills and fun are had at summer camp! They offer camp almost every weekday during the summer. The summer camp fills up quickly so PLEASE book in advance if you want a spot. 

Jag Gymnastics

Dates: June – July
Location: 920 N Andover Rd in Andover, KS 
Ages: 5 – 12 
Cost: $40 – $135 

Jag Gymnastics Inforamtion and Registration 

Their goal is to make learning gymnastics fun for everyone, and our summer camp is the perfect place for it! We have all 8 weeks of summer packed full of fun with exciting themes, gymnastics, crafts, games, and more! Campers will learn a variety of gymnastics skills based on their specific ability. Each day fill focus on either front tumbling or back tumbling on floor. In addition to learning tumbling on floor, campers will learn skills on VAULT, BARS, AND BALANCE BEAM during structured class time as well as supervised free time to work on skills they would like help with.

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Summer Camps in and around Wichita

Not Updated for 2024. Waiting for information to be released. 

Museum of World Treasures

Summer Camp Hosted By: 
Dates: 
Location: 835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, Kansas
Ages: 
Cost: 

Information and Registration

MWT is offering 3 different week-long camps for different age groups. From Monsters, Mystery, and Magic, all 3 camps offer something unique. Each camp will include education, crafts, and lots of fun activities. 

 

WICHITA SPORTS FORUM

Summer Camp Hosted By: 
Dates: Cost:$55-$195 – muli-child discounts available
Location: 835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, Kansas
Ages: Grades:K-6 grade
Cost: Cost:$55-$195 – muli-child discounts available

Information and Registration

School’s out and Wichita Sports Forum has child care covered! Sign up now for a day full of fun and activities at our Day Camp, organized and led by trained instructors who follow an active and healthy curriculum of organized physical activities. Lunch is provided with full-day registrations.

GIRLS ON THE RUN

Dates: 
Location: 
Ages: Grades:3-5 grade
Cost: $100

Information and Registration

This week-long, half-day camp is designed to address the physical, social and emotional development of girls through fun and engaging lessons. Using an intentional curriculum that incorporates small and large group games, physical activity, interactive workshops, and individual reflection, girls learn valuable skills to help them build meaningful and positive connections with others. 

 

AMERICAN BASEBALL CAMPS

Dates: July 24-27
Location: Life Prep Academy, 1600 W. 40th St. N.
Ages: 5-16
Cost: $250 – $500

Information and Registration

This summer camp with help build your kid’s confidence in the great game of baseball. Their fun camp trains boys and girls with hours of quality and focused drills and skill practice to become better players. 

Pirates, Princesses and Popsicles

Summer Camp Hosted By: Kansas Dance Academy
Dates: June 14-16
Location: 6615 E Central, Wichita KS
Ages: 3-8
Cost: $100

Information and Registration

This 3-day dance camp is filled with arts, crafts, treats, dancing and more! Whether you have a pirate or a princess – an incredible summer will be had.

 

ROCK SPRINGS RANCH 4-H CAMP

Summer Camp Hosted By: 
Dates: 
Location: 1168 Highway K157 Junction City, KS
Ages: 3-12th grade
Cost: 

Information and Registration

Sign your child up to unplug, explore, play, and learn the kinds of lessons that can last a lifetime. Campers grow socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. From rope courses, horseback riding, and many other recreational activities – your child will grow a deeper appreciation and passion for the outdoors. 

 

 

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