Looking for a summer camp 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.
Summer of Discovery
These summer camps from the Wichita Parks and Recreation department are some of the most affordable full-day summer camps in Wichita for kids ages 6-12, and registration for them is already open. Sign up early as they are really likely to fill up fast. Activities include sports, games, contests, crafts, swimming, field trips, and more.
The camps are at Edgemoor, Linwood, and Orchard recreation centers and start May 28. Cost is $115* per child, per week with multi-child discounts. More information
Summer Activity Camps
Also from Wichita Park and Recreation, these two activity camps for ages 6-12 include field trips, outdoor activities, swimming, and more fun and games. And check out the price – what a deal.
They are held at Colvin, Evergreen and Lynette Woodard recreation centers and registration begins April 22. They are just $30-$40 per week, depending on the location you choose. More information
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Summer Programs
These four-day programs will immerse your child in educational and entertaining aspects of history, and they are completely FREE. Registration is now open, but camps fill up fast. Read more here
Exploration Place Summer Camps
EP has a variety of summer camps for students in preschool through ninth grade. And if you sign your kids up by April 30, 2019, you’ll get a 10% discount. More information
Sailing Summer Camps
Both the Walnut Valley Sailing Club at El Dorado Lake and the Ninnescah Sailing Association at Cheney Lake offer youth sailing classes in the summer. The Learn to Sail classes are surprisingly affordable (around $125 or $150 per week) and you do not need to buy a boat or any special equipment.
There are usually a series of two or three one-week youth sailing summer camps, each progressing from what was learned in the previous camp. Note: they also offer sailing classes for adults. Read more at these two links:
- Sailing summer camps at El Dorado Lake from Walnut Valley Sailing Club
- Join the crew: Sailing in Kansas with the Ninnescah Sailing Association
This year, both clubs begin their youth sailing lessons on July 8, 2019.
Ninneschah youth Sailing Lessons More information
Walnut Valley Sailing Club Sailing Lessons More information
Free Starbase Summer Camps for 4th and 5th graders
Launching rockets, programming robots, and designing on CAD are a few of the activities students can expect during one of these free, week-long STEM summer camps in Wichita.
Because demand for STARBASE summer camps is so high, students can only register for one academy per summer, and the Wichita summer camp is only open to students who did not participate last year. More information
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Mighty Camps from Genesis Health Clubs
Kids ages 5-12 can participate in these all-day camps that maximize fun, build problem-solving skills, and amaze parents with their child’s growth. The Mighty Camps goal is to provide a camp experience packed with fun-filled days with activities like yoga, improv classes, field trips, STEAM programming, swimming, soccer, tennis, ultimate frisbee and a variety of other sports.
Enrollment is open now at two Genesis locations in Wichita: Rock Road and West Central. Parents can choose from full-week camps, 3-day camps, 2-day camps, and customized scheduling. Prices range from $160 for a full week to $40 for a day.
Visit the Mighty Camps web page for more information.
Hot Art for Cool Kids at the Wichita Art Museum
Kids ages 6-12 can spend some afternoons this summer immersing themselves in afternoon art camps from the Wichita Art Museum. The 2-hour camp sessions include topics on textiles, portraits, 3D design, and sculpture, and camp sessions begin on June 12. The cost is a very affordable $10 per session. For more information and to register your child(ren), visit WichitaArtMuseum.org/hack