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Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Are you 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. 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. 

Kid Summer Camps Wichita

Wichita Summer Camps 2023: 



Multiple Locations


Cost: $135 per week; multi-child discount

Dates: May 30 – July 28

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!


1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard KS

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $250/week

Dates: May 22 – Aug 4

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!


300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita KS


Cost: $190/members, $225/non-members

Dates:June 5 – August 11

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!

Cosmosphere Camps

1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS

Ages:3rd-12th grade

Cost: Starts at $199

Dates: June – July

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!


Sedgwick County Zoo

5555 West Zoo Boulevard, Wichita KS


Cost: $80/member, $100/non-member

Information and Registration

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! 

Museum of World Treasures

835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, Kansas

Grades:4-8 grade

Cost: $90, $80 for members

Dates: June – July

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. 


1307 N. Rock Rd.



Dates: May 20-August 11

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 10 a.m. to noon. Afternoon sessions are for ages 9-12 and meet from 1 – 3 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!


1400 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita KS


Cost: $220/week/member, $250/week/non-member

Dates:June 5 – August 11

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.


201 Lulu, Wichita KS

Ages:3 – Adult

Cost: $45-$185

Dates: June 1 – July 31 

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!  


All 6 Wichita KS locations


Cost: Starting at $155/week

Dates: May 30 – August 4 

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.


Elmdale: 1101 Camp Wood Rd


Cost: $625 – $825 with scholarships available

Dates: June 11 – August 12

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.


835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, Kansas

Grades:K-6 grade

Cost:$55-$195 – muli-child discounts available

Dates: May – August

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.


Grades:3-5 grade

Cost: $100


June 5-9 (12:30-4:30pm) @ Maize Recreation

June 19-June 23 (8am-12pm) @ OJ Watson Park

June 26-June 30 (8am-12pm) @ The Independent School

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. 

TGA Junior Golf

East and West Wichita locations


Cost: $95 – $285

Dates:  June 1 – August 11

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. 


Life Prep Academy, 1600 W. 40th St. N.


Cost: $250 – $500

Dates: July 24-27

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

Kansas Dance Academy

6615 E Central, Wichita KS


Cost: $100

Dates: June 14-16

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.

Midwest Dance Mechanix

3805 N. Hydraulic, Wichita KS


Cost: $60-$180

Dates: May 30 – July 28

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! 


Wichita Gymnastics

9400 East 37th Street North

Ages: 3-12

Cost: $20-$70

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! 


1168 Highway K157 Junction City, KS

Grades: 3-12th grade

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. 

Riverside Music Together

All 3 locations

Ages:birth-age 8

Cost: $195 for 3 months of classes and materials

Dates: June-August

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.

Here are some other activities to help you have the BEST Summer on a Budget: 

Visit O.J Watson Park and kayak, pedal boat, play mini golf, and more

Best Playgrounds and Parks for Kids in and around Wichita 

Wichita Wind Surge Baseball Games Tips and Deals 

Keeper of the Plains and Wichita Troll

Farmers Markets in Wichita

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