Wichita Summer Camps & Programs | 2021

Summer Camps in Wichita

#1 Guide to Summer Camps in Wichita

It’s time for the number one resource utilized year after year by Wichita Area families – the Guide to Summer Camps in Wichita!

Our goal is to help you plan a fun and stress-free summer for your kids while we all navigate the changes and unfolding of the pandemic. 

Summer camps in Wichita include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – from nature and the arts to academics and athletics. There really is something for everyone!

A special thank you to Exploration Place and all of the featured camps who helped us in the production of this guide. 

Exploration Place

Wichita Summer Camps

Ages: Ages 6-13
Dates: June 1 – August 6, excluding the week of July 4
Location: Downtown // 300 N. McLean Blvd
Cost: $100-$180/child

Exploration Place has something for everyone this summer! In-person camps are back with exciting topics like “Lost in Space”, “Finding the Force”, and “Weather Unleashed”. Camp in a Box also returns with smash hit “Minecraft™ Mania”, and three more exciting boxes to explore at home. Plus, new for 2021 are Digital Discovery Camps, where you can level up your coding and gaming skills from the comfort of your own home.

Register at: exploration.org/camps or call ​316-660-0620.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Summer Camp 2021 Tang

Ages: 6-13
Dates: May 31 – August 6 – new theme every week!
Location: West // 1000 S. Hawkins Ln., Goddard
Cost: $150 per camper per week

With drop off as early as 7:45 and pick up as late as 5:30 this full day camp  will provide your child with the most Wildly Different Experience imaginable! They will spend each day learning about the camp’s “theme” through age-appropriate learning pods, creating crafts, science experiments, and games/activities! Of course, they will also be meeting many animal friends and engaging in animal interaction encounters!

Wichita Collegiate School

Summer Camp 2021 Collegiate

Wichita Collegiate School Summer Explorations
Ages: 2 – Adult
Dates:  June 7 – July 30
Location: East // 9115 E. 13th Street
Cost: $100-$260 per week

Looking for a place where your child can learn, make lasting friendships, and explore hidden talents? Summer Explorations has over 100 classes spread over 8 weeks for every age, interest, ability, and schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Offerings include camps in academics, athletics, fine arts, drivers education, STEM, and much more. Experienced Collegiate teachers, distinguished guest faculty, and expert coaches, artists, and musicians look forward to helping your child reach their goals and develop new passions.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Summer Camp 2021 Girl Scouts

Ages: grades K-12
Dates:  June 4 – August 7
Location: West // 7800 S. 103rd St. W., Clearwater
Cost: $10-$250

This summer, Girl Scouts are “Growing Wild” as girls explore the world around them and your girl is invited! During her short time at camp, she will develop confidence, self-esteem, and social skills with her new friends. You will be amazed at how adventurous and independent she will become because of the outdoors. Camp themes range from planes, cranes, and games to the enchanted forest, plus a virtual version of our popular “Color Me Crazy” camp. A $25 Girl Scout membership, unlocks countless adventures and access to year-round programing to help your girl thrive.

Trinity Academy

Summer Camp 2021 Trinity

Ages: 3 years – incoming 8th graders
Dates:  June – July
Location: East // 12345 E. 21st St. N. 

There’s something for everyone at Trinity’s summer camps and classes! Sports camps, art camps, music classes and more! Check out all the possibilities and enjoy some summer fun!

Wichita Riding Academy

Riding Camp 2020

Ages: 5 and up
Dates:  May – August
Location: South //10727 E. 39th St. South, Derby
Cost: $85-$350

Learn new and exciting new things! Their summer camps offer many different options from single day camps, to full all-day, week-long camps. Students learn basic horsemanship skills, crafting, farm animal education and much much more. There is always something new happening every week. These camps book very fast so don’t wait!

Mark Arts

Summer Camp 2021 Mark

Ages: 5 – 12 years
Dates: June 1 – August 6
Location: East // 1307 N. Rock Road
Cost: $99

STEAM Academy emphasizes creativity and innovation, linking art to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Students are grouped by age and will explore mixed media, drawing, painting, culinary and clay projects inspired by the weekly theme. The week will conclude with guest speakers from the Wichita community and a presentation of the students’ work for family, friends and visitors.

Class sizes will be limited, and social distancing will be maintained. Students will use separate rather than shared supplies.

Greater Wichita YMCA

Summer Camp 2021 YMCA

Ages: 5 – 16
Dates:  June 1 – August 5
Location: Greater Wichita Area // 7 Locations
Cost: Starts at $130/week with member discount

At the Greater Wichita YMCA, summer is designed by you. The variety of camp types, locations and weekly themes allow you to pick and choose how to fill your kids’ summer with exploration, discovery, adventure and friendship. They mean it when they say your child belongs at the Y!

Looking for a traditional experience? What about horses or sports? Interested in Adventure Camps? They have them all and so much more! Their trained staff ensures campers have so much fun they don’t even notice they are learning and growing in the process. Ask about member discounts and scholarships.

Wichita Swim School

Wichita Summer Camps Wichita Swim Club

Ages: 6 months to adult
Dates: June 7 – August 12
Location: East//8323 E. Douglas

Learning to swim is a necessary lifesaving skill that doubles as a lifetime sport. The Wichita Swim School offers certified Swim America Coaches that instruct high quality lessons with a low swimmer to instructor ratio. They specialize in teaching proper swim techniques while participants also learn basic water safety in a fun, energetic atmosphere. It is their 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 from ISR, Group Lessons, Private Swim Lessons and Adult classes available!

Midwest Dance Mechanix


Ages: 3 – 18
Dates:  June & July, dates vary
Location: Central // 3805 N. Hydraulic
Cost: $20-$150

Come dance the summer away with one of MDM’s one-of-a-kind, all inclusive themed dance camps! This summer, dancers of all ages can create their own choreography, learn the cha-cha and hula as we “dance around the world”, take part in a mer-magical dance adventure and frolic with the fairies, strengthen their dance muscles while competing in the MDM Dance Olympics, show off their jazz moves and hip hop grooves with DJ’s picks, or simply hone their technique. Whatever camp you choose, it’s guaranteed to be full of dancing, crafting, Tik Toking, performing and most importantly, making special memories! BOYS ONLY CAMPS TOO!


The Art Park

Camp 2019 Monart

Ages: 3 – adult
Dates:  May 31 – August 20
Location: East // 7230 E 29th St. N.
Cost: $40-$200

Fun and learning wrapped into one! Their camps, classes and KDO offer a wide range of subject matter. If your young creator enjoys art, sculpture, baking, Legos, science experiments and building with their hands The Art Park is the place to be! They use a time tested guided drawing method called Monart where anyone can learn the skills to draw realistically. Enroll now to discover the Monart difference!
**Specials: Enroll by April 15th for four or more summer camps and receive 20% off your total! Enroll for weekly drawing classes and get a free camp ($90 value)!

Wichita Art Museum

Photograph taken for Wichita Art Museum

Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  June and July
Location: Downtown //1400 W Museum Blvd
Cost: $5-$10

Hot Art for Cool Kids (HACK) is an awesome art afternoon that youth ages 6 to 12 may take part in on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm. Each HACK session is $10 per child.

Preschoolers 3 to 5 years old will enjoy Art Start Goes to Camp, an amazing performance and visual art experience that’s sure to wow! Art Start sessions are on Tuesdays at 10:30 am (each session is 90 minutes) for children accompanied by an adult. Each Art Start session is $5 per child.

Genesis Health Clubs Mighty Camp

Summer Camp 2021 Genesis

Ages: 6 – 12
Dates:  June 1 – August 13
Location: East // 1551 N Rock Road West // 854 N Socora
Cost: $38-$160

Wichita Mighty Camp is an action-packed summer camp experience that your child will look forward to all year long!  When school’s out for summer Mighty Camps at Genesis are the place to be! All of the Mighty Camp activities are designed for children who have completed kindergarten through age 12. Register your child for all of our weekly themed camps including Super Mario, Time Travel, Science Fiction, and many more.

At Mighty Camp, kids get away from their screens and get active! They’ll try new sports, swim, explore their hometown on field trips, participate in STEAM activities, engage in life skills and character building lessons, learn about healthy cooking, and even try their hand at improv and yoga. Your kiddo just might discover a new hobby!

East: (316) 201-9267 Ext: 708 
West: (316) 201-9267 Ext: 707

Camp Invention

Summer Camp 2021 Invention

Ages: 1 – 6th grade
Dates: June 7-10
Location: East // 2342 North 159th St. E
Cost: $260

Energize your kid’s creativity and confidence with the new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to Robert Martin Elementary from June 7 to 10, campers in grades 1-6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM challenges. They’ll take apart a microphone to explore its inner workings, build and test a device to launch rubber ducks, and design morphing vehicles for the Super Road Rally! Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, spark imaginations and give your young innovator the best summer ever. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot and save!

Paint the Towne

Summer Camp 2021 Paint

Ages: 5 and up
Dates: June and July
Location: East // 1625 S. Rock Rd. #135

Every Thursday and Friday bring the kids to the studio to paint for $8, or buy take home kits ahead of class and paint with them virtually through the link. Or come to the park on Mondays for an $8 Picnic and Paint. See calendar for locations. Bring your own blanket. Must RSVP to all classes.

My Gym Wichita

Summer Camp 2021 My Gym

Ages: 2 – 10
Dates: June 1 – August 10
Location: East // 2434 N Woodlawn St. Ste 370
Cost: Starting at $39

My Gym camp is simply the best! Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, emphasizing physical development and personal success. Themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same. It is easy for parents with the drop-off program, pay-by-the day options, and multi-day and sibling discounts.

JAG Gymnastics

Summer Camp 2021 JAG

Ages: 5 and up
Dates:  June 7 – Aug 6
Location: Andover // 920 N Andover Rd.
Cost: $25-$150

Each week, camp will feature a new theme and include a full, one-hour gymnastics and/or ninja warrior class daily as well as games, experiments, movies and more!

The Independent School

Summer Camp Independent

Ages: K – 12th grade
Dates:  June 1 – August 6
Location: East // 8317 E. Douglas
Cost: $100-$250

The Independent School offers a wide array of fun summer learning opportunities and invites you to join them! They offer academic and enrichment courses, along with athletic, science, and art camps. There are classes and camps available for K – 12th grade, including a comprehensive all-day camp with before and after-hours care.

Wichita's Best Summer Camp

Ages: 5 – 12
Dates: May 26 – August 13
Location: East – 314 N Rock Road | West -13303 West Maple St.
Cost: $149/week

A fun, safe, and exciting learning camp featuring: Dance, Tumbling, Martial Arts, Book Club, Brain Games, Sports and Learning activities!

Wichita Gymnastics

Summer Camp 2021 Gymnastics

Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  June 7 – August 12
Location: East // 9400 East 37th Street North
Cost: $20-$75

Spend the summer at WGC Summer Camp! Come to one of the 1-week sessions or come to all nine! Your child can also come to camp by the day! The 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. Camps are ideal for children ages 3 – 12. They’ll keep your kids active and moving while at camp! Your children will begin camp with an active warm-up and then split into smaller groups for swimming, gymnastics, games and arts and crafts.

Sedgwick County Zoo

Summer Camp 2021 Zoo

Ages: 3 – 17
Dates: M-F throughout the summer
Location: West // 555 W Zoo Blvd
Cost: Non-member $95, Member $75

Bring your little explorers and discoverers to Sedgwick County Zoo this summer! Your children will journey through the Zoo, learning about animals and digging deeper into the wonders of nature. Sessions are in person Monday-Friday throughout the Summer! Contact [email protected] with registration questions. 

Kelcy's Dance Studio

Wichita Summer Camps

Ages: 3 – 13
Dates: June – July
Location: East // 7230 E. 29th St. N
Cost: $35-50

Offering daytime dance camps for kids! Learn dance routines, make arts and crafts, and have a great time in a fun and safe environment!

TGA Premier Golf

Summer Camp 2021 TGA

Ages: 5 – 16
Dates:  June 7 – August 13
Location: East and West
Cost: $82-$210

Tee it up with TGA for an action-packed week of golf camp! This camp maximizes the fun by including instruction, games, and exciting activities to help players of all experience levels develop their skills and passion for the sport in a safe and supportive environment. Camp features half day (9am – 12pm) and full day (9am – 4pm). Each day of camp includes station-based instruction (full swing, chipping and putting), rules & etiquette and character development lesson, fun games and contests and course play with an instructor.

Wichita Parks and Rec

Summer Camp 2021 Parks Rec

Summer of Discovery
Ages: 6 – 12
Dates:  June 1 – July 31
Location: Edgemoor Camp-5815 E 9th; Linwood Camp-1901 S Kansas; Orchard Camp-4808 W. 9th St
Cost: $115/week

Discover how much fun summer can be with this action-packed summer camp for ages 6-12! Each week is designed with fun in mind! These KDHE licensed camps include a variety of sports, games, contests, crafts, swimming and much more! Sign up for one week or sign up for them all!


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  1. Tanganyika sounds so fun! And I’ve never heard about the genesis camp before but I’ll be checking that out too!

    • Hi Tina! We do have CCA listed under our A-Z listing in the camp directory! You have to scroll down a bit.

  2. How do we add Reliance Community Preschool offering Mom’s Day Out for infant -2nd grade Wed or Thurs from 10-3 ?

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