When they are not in the saddle, campers will learn how to care for horses and will engage in hands on activities to help them learn in a safe environment! Campers will leave their week long camp equipped with basic horse care and horsemanship knowledge with a new found sense of pride and confidence after spending their week learning how to safely and correctly ride our magnificent horses. Call 316-651-0876 for more details or to enroll today!
With 10 locations in the area, the YMCA puts Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.
Wichita Park & Recreation offers recreation opportunities ranging from organized to individual activities at 8 Recreation Centers, 9 swimming pools, dozens of softball and baseball fields, 5 golf courses, Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center and Watson Park.
Botanica was opened to the public in May 1987 to generate enthusiasm for horticulture and enlighten people through educational, artistic, and cultural experiences. With this mission, Botanica’s gardens and programs expand public awareness of horticulture, educate Kansans about how nature can improve their daily lives, and assist in the promotion of community development.
Since 1946, Rock Springs Ranch has been host to generations of young campers. They unplug, explore, learn lifelong skills and grow in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas, a wondrous place with wide, open spaces s and night skies filled with a million stars. Many make friends for life. Open to ages 8-17 with choice of 3 or 5 night adventures with enrichment activities, outdoor fun and expanded programming, including a focus on leadership skills.
Come face to face with the wildest animals from around the world! See eye to eye with endangered chimpanzees and orangutans. Get to know the gorillas of The Downing Gorilla Forest. Spend the day with colorful birds, playful penguins, poison dart frogs and more than 3,000 other individual animals of all sizes, shapes and colors. Discover why Sedgwick County Zoo is the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas. Come out and play!
As you tour Tanganyika our guides will give you many opportunities not only learn about the animals, but in many cases interact directly with them. This hands-on approach gives you a rare chance to connect with some of natures most unique and often endangered species.
Because Tanganyika is dedicated to education and animal preservation, your visit not only supports your experience at the park, but the very survival of many of the rare animals that call Tanganyika home.
Tanganyika’s breeding programs play an important role in preserving genetic diversity among captive populations, and Tanganyika participates in several international projects to preserve wild population in their natural habitats.
We hope your experience at the Park will provide a sense of peace, exhilaration, respect and resolve to help ensure survival of these wonderful birds and animals around the world.
Girl Scout camp is the perfect place for girls to try new things, overcome fears, gain confidence, and make new friends. All in an environment designed just for her. From arts to zip lining, there’s something for every girl at one of our summer camps.
Girls can visit our sprawling camp in the Flint Hills, Camp Four Winds, or stay a little closer to home at Starwoods Outdoor Center, just south of Wichita. Opportunities from Day Camps to week-long Resident Camps offer girls a variety of camping experiences to enjoy.
For more information, call 316-684-6531 or email [email protected].
Everything we do, from HappyFeet classes and birthday parties to Legends skill sessions and games, is designed to teach and encourage our players to take a risk, try a new skill—and when they do, we celebrate it as if that risk or attempted skill was in fact winning the game! It is our mission to build into our coaches, parents, and players the understanding that the process—practicing, attempting new skills, developing mental and physical coordination—is the win, not simply the means to a win.
So try one of our HappyFeet or Legends programs. Don’t come expecting white painted lines or even players standing in lines. Come expecting organized chaos on the field where your child will have a blast while getting hundreds of touches on a soccer ball. Expect a coach that knows how to teach and encourage your child to take a risk and try a new move or shot. And remember when your little soccer star takes that risk—that’s your cue to throw your hands in the air and celebrate like crazy!
Our small, family business would love to host your next birthday party or special occasion at our farm!
We offer adorable themed miniature pony parties in our beautiful red barn! Enjoy pony interactions and take them for a walk around our cute, colorful obstacle course.
We also offer miniature horse cart rides around our tree-lined property; a favorite with all the kids! Add on the archery course to your party for a fun cart ride adventure or add the carriage top for an adorable princess or unicorn themed party!
You can also enjoy our shaded, one-of-a-kind tree house area and old fashioned games that’s sure to provide plenty of entertainment for everyone! End an evening party with s’mores and music around the fire pit.
Contact us today to reserve Morning Grit Farm for your next special celebration!
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Learning to swim is a necessary lifesaving skill that doubles as a lifetimes sport. The Wichita Swim School offers certified Swim America Coaches that instruct high quality lessons with a low swimmer to instructor ratio. We specialize in teaching proper swim techniques while participants also learn basic water safety in a fun, energetic atmosphere. It is our number one goal to teach your child to REALLY learn to swim-increasing their chance of surviving in the event of a water emergency.
XP League serves up a pro-level experience for gamers ages 7-17. Looking to prepare for high school, college, or professional gaming? Our athletes crush all their goals with next-level gaming strategies and experienced coaches. XP League’s professional coaches teach important skills such as sportsmanship and strategic thinking. Esports combine many of the learning and growing experiences you’d expect to find in any youth sport with the technology and computer skills needed to compete in today’s most popular games. Our programs are designed to fit athletes at all levels. Founding Families discount applies before September 1st.
Book a birthday party at Backyard Specialists and gain access to our many play sets, trampolines, and basketball court for your party! Our fenced-in area keeps everyone close and safe with plenty of seating for the adults – and you can even bring in your own food. Parties are scheduled on weekdays and weekends for two hour time slots. Give us a call at 316-945-5996 or send us an e-mail at [email protected] to book a birthday party!
Camp Wood YMCA is your overnight Y camp in the Flint Hills, where children learn new skills, build character and make friends–all in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether your child loves skateboarding, drama or horseback riding, we offer ACA-accredited camps for all interests and for all kids.
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-a-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.
Set against the natural backdrop of rolling Kansas grasslands, the Field Station is just minutes outside Wichita, Kansas. Over 40 life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the 90-foot long Alamosaurus, among the largest animatronic dinosaurs ever made) come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists. The park also includes Kansas Climb – a geodesic dome ropes course and Jurassic Golf, creating memorable and challenging activities for every member of the family.
The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on 14 acres of tall grasses, shady trees, winding trails and an outdoor amphitheatre. Scientists from the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology and environmental studies. Workshops, games and activities connect the story of the dinosaurs to our world today, giving new relevance to their lives and power to the tale of their extinction.
Girls on the Run is a girl-empowerment organization that inspires participants to be joyful, healthy, and confident using evidence-based lessons that combine relationship building, community strengthening, and goal setting with physical movement. Registration is now open for girls in the 3rd-8th grade! We have 26 teams across South Central Kansas. All fitness levels welcome, no running experience needed! For a complete list of Spring locations, more information and to register please visit: https://www.girlsontherunks.org/locations.
The Great Plains Nature Center is a great place for your child to have a birthday party!
All parties include 2 hours access to the classroom and will have a nature education theme. The activity will vary based on the season, weather and children. Our naturalist will create the best experience possible, based on these factors.
Availability of our classroom can be limited. Reservations MUST be made at least 7 days in advance. Bookings are only available on Saturday & Sunday afternoons.
As Wichita’s largest indoor baseball and softball infield, Hoover Field has all the bells and whistles to give your team that edge. With top quality equipment like pitching mounds and machines/tees, 10-70 foot cages, L-Screens and Field screens—it’s all right at your fingertips. Plus, Hoover Field can easily convert into a soccer or football field.
Infant Swimming Resource is the safest and most effective provider of survival swimming lessons worldwide, teaching ISR Self-Rescue® skills to children ages 6 months to 6 years old.
With over 45 years of experience and the highest safety standards in the industry, ISR is able to deliver the best survival swimming instruction in the world today. The result? Over 8 million safe and effective lessons delivered, providing children with a foundation for safety and a lifetime of fun in and around the water.
Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kansas, hosts day camps for curious learners from 4 to 104! Join us for grade-specific camps exploring art, nature and history on the beautiful campus of Kauffman Museum at Bethel College.