Wichita Summer Camps & Programs | 2022

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Best Summer Camps in Wichita, KS

Wichita Mom Summer Camp Guide
#1 Guide to Summer Camps in Wichita | 2022

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 all of the featured camps who helped us in the production of this guide. 

Exploration Place

Summer Camps in Wichita Exploration Place

Ages: Ages 6-13
Dates: May 31-August 5
Location: Downtown // 300 N. McLean Blvd
Cost: $160/members, $200/non-members

Science and adventure combine to make summers awesome at Exploration Place. Your camper will spend the summer exploring new topics, learning through hands-on interactive fun, making new friends and creating memories to last a lifetime. With new and exciting themes and activities each week, there is plenty of variety to keep kids engaged all summer.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Summer Camps in Wichita - Tanganyika

Jr. Zookeeper Camp
Ages: 
6-12
Dates: May 23 – August 12
Location: West // 1000 S. Hawkins Ln., Goddard
Cost: $175 per camper per week

Have you started thinking about what your kids are going to do this summer yet? If not, don’t worry! Tanganyika has you covered. This year they are offering ELEVEN WEEKS of camp designed to increase your child’s knowledge of the natural world. Each week is completely unique from the other weeks, and has a new and exciting theme! During our Jr. Zookeeper camps your child will have the opportunity to meet at least THREE different animals every day, participate in STEM lessons, play at the splash park and so much more!!

Wichita Collegiate School

Summer Camp 2022 Collegiate

Wichita Collegiate School Summer Explorations
Ages: 2 – Adult
Dates:  June 6 – July 29
Location: East // 9115 E. 13th Street
Cost: $100-$270 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 7 weeks for every age, interest, ability, and schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Offerings include 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.

Wichita's Best Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2022 Empower 2

Wichita’s Best Summer Camp
Ages:
5-12
Dates:  May 26 – August 12
Location: East // 314 N. Rock Road West // 13303 W. Maple St. #133
Cost: $135-$149

Great news for kids and parents! Wichita’s Best Summer Camp is back for another awesome summer! They are now accepting new students ages 5-12 who love being active and having fun! As a parent, you are going to absolutely LOVE this FUN, SAFE, and most importantly, CLEAN summer camp! Imagine how much FUN your child is going to have each day in camp while making new friends and participating in all of the awesome activities – Karate, Hip-Hop Dance, Tumbling, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball,  Flag Football, Educational Activities, Lego building Stations, Arts and crafts,  Karaoke, Talent shows, Checkers/Chess, and Bounce Houses. Call for details or click the link for our website!

Greater Wichita YMCA

Summer Camp 2022 YMCA 1

Ages: 5-16
Location: Greater Wichita Area // 7 Locations 
Cost: Starts at $150/week with member discount

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a variety of camp types, locations and weekly themes. You to pick and choose how to fill your kids’ summer with exploration, discovery, adventure and friendship.

Looking for a traditional experience? What about horses or sports? Interested in Adventure Camps? The Y has them all and so much more! 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.

Mark Arts

Summer Camp 2022 Mark Arts 3

Ages: 5-12
Dates:  May 31-August 5
Location: East // 1307 N. Rock Rd.
Cost: $99

STEAM Academy emphasizes creativity and innovation, linking art to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Students explore mixed media, drawing, painting, and clay projects inspired by weekly themes. 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 experience. Every week has a unique theme!

Wichita Swim School

Wichita Summer Camps Wichita Swim Club

Ages: 6 months to adult
Dates: June – August 
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!

Sedgwick County Zoo

Summer Camp 2022 Zoo

Ages: 3-17
Dates:  M-F all summer
Location: West // 5555 West Zoo Boulevard
Cost: member $75 / non-member $95

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.

Wichita Art Museum

Summer Camp 2022 WAM

Ages: 3-12
Location: Downtown // 1400 West Museum Boulevard
Cost: $5 and $60

Hot Art for Cool Kids (HACK) is an awesome 3-afternoon camp of art exploration and creative hands-on activities for youth ages 6-12. We put the ART in STEAM! Weekly camp sessions are Tuesday-Thursday from 1-4 pm each day. HACK registration is $60 per child. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will enjoy Art Start Goes to Camp, an amazing visual arts experience with special guest performers that are sure to wow! Art Start classes are 90 minutes and available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am or 1:30 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each Art Start class is $5 per child.

Wichita Riding Academy

Summer Camp 2022 WRA

Ages: 5 and up
Dates:  May – August
Location: Derby //10727 E. 39th Street South
Cost: $50-$450

Have your kiddos come enjoy the farm life! They will enjoy daily horseback riding, crafts, education, and much much more! Each week has different themes and activities. You can choose half day 9am-Noon or all day 9am-4pm. Book soon, as they fill up quickly! We have hundreds of students and an incredible staff who love teaching our youth. All staff is CPR/First Aid certified along with Safe Sport certified.

Wichita Gymnastics

Summer Camp 2022 Wichita Gymnastics

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

From 1-4:00pm on Monday-Thursday. Sign up by week or by day. And check out kids day out from 1-4 on select days. There’s no better place to spend the summer! Our 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. Your kids are split into small groups to rotate through activities in a safe, fun environment! Activities include active warm-up, swimming in a well-supervised environment, gymnastics, including our rock wall, zip line, trampoline and rings, games geared to the child’s age, arts and crafts and snack time. 

Trinity Academy

Summer Camp 2021 Trinity

Ages: K – 12th Grade
Dates:  May 31 – June 23
Location: East // 12345 E 21st St. N.

Sign up now for Trinity’s summer camps and classes – from cooking, how to build a computer, babysitter bootcamp, business bootcamp, and more – there’s something for everyone! Students from any school are welcome! Click here for the full brochure. 

The Independent School

Summer Camp 2022 Independent

Ages: K-12th grade
Dates: May 31-August 5
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, cooking 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.

Music Theatre Wichita

Summer Camp 2022 MTW

Ages: Various Ages
Dates:  June 6-Aug 8
Location: Various Locations
Cost: $30-$250

MTWichita is proud to announce its exciting summer opportunities for youth with education workshops and camps!

The first day to enroll in summer camps will be Monday, March 7 at 9:00 AM. This includes a two-week Munchkin and Citizen of Oz Camps with the opportunity to perform in MTWichita’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ.

For more enrollment information, please visit: https://mtwichita.org/education/child_and_teen_auditions/camps

Midwest Dance Mechanix

Summer Camp 2022 MDM

Ages: 3 – 12
Dates:  June and July
Location: East //3805 N Hydraulic
Cost: $50-$100

Dance the summer away with MDM! Celebrate Christmas in July, get your groove on and do a HAPPY dance, sip tea with fairies, or join them for a dance PAW-TY with your favorite stuffed “pet”… there are so many fun options for kids of all ages!

Camp Wood YMCA

Summer Camp 2022 Camp Wood

Ages: 5-17
Dates:  June 12-Aug 13
Location: Elmdale//1101 Camp Wood Rd
Cost: Tier 1: $775 || Tier 2: $675 || Tier 3: $575

Give your child an unbelievable summer at Camp Wood YMCA! For over 100 years, Camp Wood has inspired kids to discover who they are and lead lives of adventure. Their week-long camp lets campers engage in archery, canoeing, high ropes, and so much more, all while growing in character and making new friends! Come visit camp during one of their free open houses – April 30th or May 7th. Visit their website for more information!

Genesis Mighty Camps

Summer Camp 2021 Genesis

Ages: 6 – 12
Dates:  May 31-August 12
Location: East //1551 N. Rock Rd and West//854 N. Socora
Cost: $38-$160

Mighty camp is a ridiculously fun summer camp experiences that keeps kids active and moving all summer long! Campers learn valuable leadership skills through sports, STEAM activities, yoga, rock climbing, daily swimming, field trips, and so much more. They firmly believe that children learn best through play and strive to keep camp a playful, zany, environment where kids can let go of the need to achieve and grow problem solving skills through EPIC fun! Mighty Camp is designed for children who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade and is located on the east and west side, and able to accept DCF payments.

Paint the Towne

Summer Camp 2022 Paint Towne

Ages: 5 and up
Dates: Thursdays and Fridays, June – August
Location: East and West // 1625 S. Rock Rd. #135 and 7011 W. Central #127
Cost: $10 

Join Paint the Towne Thursdays at their West location for $10 family paint class at 10am, then $10 drop in paint from 12:30-2:30. Join them Fridays at the East location for $10 family paint class at 10am, then $10 drop in paint from 12:30-2:30. Select $8 to-go paint kits will be available for purchase during these classes. Must RSVP for class. Check calendar for themes.

Wichita Park and Recreation

Wichita Summer Camps Summer of Discovery

Summer of Discovery
Ages:
6-12
Dates: May 31-July 29
Location: Edgemoor Camp-5815 E 9th; Linwood Camp-1901 S Kansas; Orchard Camp-4808 W. 9th St
Cost: $115/week, multi-child discounts

Discover how much fun summer can be with this action-packed summer camp for ages 6-12! Each week campers will have two field trips and two swim days! 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. They guarantee an active and social summer break for your child! Lock in your registration with a $20 deposit. Register between March 1-14 for a chance to win a FREE week of camp! Visit Wichita.gov/SOD for details.

The Art Park

Summer Camp 2022 Art Park

Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 1 – August 19
Location: East // 7230 E 29th St N
Cost: $40-$90

Does your child like to create and get a little messy? Then join The Art Park for fun cooking, Lego, drawing, painting, sculpture, woodworking, clay, science and tinkering camps, classes and weekly Kid’s Day Out! Students use a variety of media, learn new skills and make best friends in our fun and relaxed camp atmosphere. They use a time tested, patented drawing method called Monart. Their unique projects are carefully designed by  experienced instructors. Discover the Monart difference!

Derby Recreation Commission

Summer Camp 2022 Derby Rec

Ages: Kindergarten-age 14
Dates:  June 7 – Aug 6
Location: Derby // 309 N Woodlawn
Cost: $47-$105

The DRC provides a unique camp experience with field trips throughout Wichita while also providing learning and structure for your child through our Recreation Station camp. Campers can come week-by-week or enroll for the entire summer. Along with Recreation Station at the Hubbard Arts Center, there are also Culinary Arts camps week-by-week with themed experiences where kids learn to cook a variety of foods. Last but not least, Hubbard Arts offers art specific camps working with youth on their skills in different medias. Enroll in Recreation for grades K-5th and Arts/Culinary from ages 5-14.

TGA Golf Camps

Summer Camp 2021 TGA

Ages: 5-16
Dates:  June 1 – August 19
Cost: $80-$250

TGA Golf Camps are all about providing an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, course play and exciting activities that keep them active and entertained throughout the camp. Their dedicated coaching staff and low camper-to-coach ratios provide ample individual attention and instruction tailored to your child’s skill level. Campers build friendships and life-long memories as they improve their game through activities such as station-based swing instruction, on-course play with coaches, rules and etiquette lessons, fun games, trivia challenges and academic lessons including STEM.

Happy Feet Soccer/Legends Soccer

Summer Camp 2022 Happy Feet

Ages: 2-16
Location: West // 7330 W 33rd St, Suite 110
Cost: $80-$220

Great summer soccer camps for children 8 – 16 years. Happy Feet classes for children 2 – 5 years. Future Legends Soccer programs for children 6 – 8 years.

The Tutoring Center

Summer Camp 2022 Tutoring

Ages: 5-18
Dates:  May 31-August 12
Location: East // 11310 E. 21st N., Suite D
Cost: $20-$50

The Academic Course will include reading, writing, grammar, and math with two class options: 9-11am and 1-3pm. You choose the schedule that works best for your family (i.e. daily or specific days each week). The cost for this course will be $40 per 2-hour session. The basic SAT/ACT Foundations Course and complete SAT/ACT Prep Course includes Reading, English/Language, Math, and Science (ACT only). It will run daily during the week as well (Monday through Friday) but will be offered at 11am-1pm. As with the Academic Course, you choose the session schedule. The cost for this program is $50 per 2-hour session.

JAG Gymnastics

Summer Camp 2022 JAG

Ages: 5 and up
Dates: June 6-August 5
Location: Andover // 920 N. Andover Rd
Cost: 1/2 day: $25/day or $100/week Full day: $40/day or $150/week

JAG Gymnastics’ summer camp will feature a new theme weekly including gymnastics and ninja activities in their newly updated recreational area and ninja warrior rig. Campers will also participate in outdoor activities including water play, crafts, experiments, games and watch movies that coincide with the weeks theme. Campers can choose between morning, afternoon, or all day camp. Snack options will be offered during each morning and afternoon camp. All day campers will need to bring a lunch from home. Early drop off and late pick-up options will be offered. JAG Gymnastics offers a 10% sibling or military discount.

Riverside Music Together

Summer Camp 2022 Riverside

Ages: Birth-8
Dates: June 6-August 6
Location: West // 1103 Jefferson
Cost:$158-238

Community, music, learning, and fun are at the heart of Riverside Music Together! Come join them this summer for flexible classes with the Banjo and Kangaroo song collections! Music for the summer and beyond that your whole family will enjoy! Classes offered outdoor, indoor, and online. Materials are included with tuition, and scholarships are available.

Botanica Wichita

Summer Camp 2022 Botanica

Ages: All Ages
Location: Downtown // 701 Amidon St
Cost: Included in general admission

This summer experience Botanica’s Washed Ashore exhibit, featuring giant sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris! Guests can take a bite out of conservation with themed activities & education! This includes Botanica Beach, Community Driven Conservation Co-op, Bug & Aquatic Bungalow in Cottage, Community Bottle Cap Mural, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Craft Barn, Earth Day Week, and Scavenger Hunt with Prizes. Washed Ashore will be at Botanica from May 14-October 23.

Bliss Climbing and Fitness

Summer Camp 2022 Bliss

Ages: 4-14
Dates: June and July
Location: East // 11114 E 28th St. N
Cost: $175-$250

Summer Camps at Bliss will introduce young adventurers to rock climbing/bouldering, but won’t stop there. Children will learn about trust, teamwork, and problem solving while developing their rock climbing skills through interactive games and activities. There’s simply no better way to keep your child active and engaged all summer long.

American Baseball Camps

Summer Camp 2022 Baseball

Ages: 6-12
Dates: July 18-22
Location: North // Word of Life Baseball Field on 40th St
Cost: $199-$399

American Baseball Camps is exploding as the #1 fastest growing baseball camp in America! They saw the overwhelming need for a camp like ours in youth baseball to give kids the highest level of training with constant encouragement & confidence building from coaches. Join them for 4 days of skill-building from elite coaches. Get better and gain confidence this summer!

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12 COMMENTS

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

  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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