Summer Camp Guide 2019

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If we start planning for summer, it will come eventually, right?! Registrations are open for summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite camps for kids of all ages and interests. Not only do they continue learning and having fun, but you get a little, well-deserved break!

To inquire about including your camp in the 2019 guide, please email us at [email protected]

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Kids can have the best summer ever at Y Summer Day Camps! The focus is on achievement, relationships and belonging, with fun activities like field trips to explore our city, camper competitions to show off talents and learn teamwork, as well as wild and wacky dress up days. Plus enjoy swimming, arts, STEM, outdoor education and more. Locations throughout the metro include Blue Valley, Olathe, Piper, Platte County R-3, Shawnee Mission and Spring Hill school districts, North Kansas City YMCA and Riverside Community Center. Choose any camp that is convenient for you, regardless of what school your child attends. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Come for a week or the whole summer. Each week features a unique theme with fun activities that include physical movement, social interaction, education, leadership building, personal growth and creativity. Campers are divided into small groups by age with activities appropriate for the interests and needs of each group. Register online at KansasCityYMCA.org/Camp.

(913) 345-9622

Topgolf Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game in a relaxed environment taught by golf pros. Select one of the weeks this summer for children ages 6-12 to attend, M-F, 9 a.m. – noon. Lunch included.

CYT Kansas City

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Week-long, high-energy theater day camps for ages 5-12 are offered throughout Kansas City. Spend your days singing, dancing, and acting your way toward the final performance on Friday afternoon. Non-Musical XTREME Day Camps for ages 10-16 are also offered. Middle school and high school students can audition for overnight camps, where students will rehearse, and perform a full show in one week! But it’s not all work — there’s amazing fellowship, worship, and, of course, fun and games!  

Sky Zone

SkyAdventure Camp at Sky Zone! Play all summer at Sky Zone on our Ninja Warrior Course, Free Climb, Sea of Trampolines & SO MUCH MORE! Kids will enjoy healthy physical fitness and FUN including crafts, movies, and science experiments. Sibling & early bird discounts available – full or half day options.

(913) 213-5900

(816) 457-0068

Camp Birchwood

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Camp Birchwood is Minnesota’s premier all-girls summer camp for ages 7-17. We offer tons of ridiculously fun activities that incorporate a variety of life-enriching skills.

Kansas City Young Audiences

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Sing, Dance, Act, Make, and Play with KCYA!
Kansas City Young Audiences camps feature DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE, and VISUAL ARTS rolled up into week-long full and half-day camps for kids ages 4 and up! From the popular Musical Theatre, and Improv camps to the engaging Tinkertime, Puppet Pals, and Hip Hop Express our camps are designed to help children discover and develop their own creative talents while also building life skills like collaboration, communication, and self-confidence. We offer an extended day program. Payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Learn more at KCYA.org

Kansas City Aerial Arts

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Circus Camp at Kansas City Aerial Arts | Aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling and clowning

Coming this June, from the creators of “The Greatest Show at Fringe” (2018), Kansas City Aerial Arts presents week-long circus intensive camps for kids ages 6–12. Students will swing into the magic of creative expression and physical theater that is circus arts while learning how to literally swing on the trapeze and spin on the silks. June 3 – 7, Ages 6-10; June 10 – 14, Ages 8-12
*Ask about our sibling discount/student discount
[email protected]

Orange Easel

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This will be the BEST summer yet! With two studio locations and almost 200 summer classes and camps–we’ve got something for everyone. Artists from infants to teens can spend their summer exploring their creative side with paint, clay, charcoal, sewing and more! Orange Easel is committed to teaching children of all ages to DO ART BETTER. Space is limited in all programming. Registration is required and summer sign-up begins March 15th.

Engineering for Kids

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Engineering For Kids provides summer camps for children ages 5-13. Learn about engineering by DOING engineering in a fun, hands-on way! Choose from a variety of camps where you will learn how to think like an engineer while you design, build and test things like rockets, roller coasters, robots, light sabers, computers and more.

(913) 523-5171

Taste Buds Kitchen

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A new and unique menu is offered each week. Register for multiple weeks or join us for a single day. Class size is limited to provide a hands-on cooking experience for every budding chef to maximize learning and creativity. 9:00am-12:00pm : Morning Camp (4-8y) . 1:30-4:30: Afternoon Camp (9-13y).

Little Medical School

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Let your child experience Little Medical School – an exciting STEM program designed to inspire your child’s love of learning, self confidence, healthy living and careers in medicine! Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. Children learn while having fun as they dress up like doctors, use medical instruments and understand how the body works.

Music House

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Five days of life-enhancing arts experiences. You can join a band, put on a show, make a music video, try a new instrument, write a song, and much more. Options for absolute beginners through experienced players ages 6 – 17. Regardless of what you choose, you’re sure to learn a lot about thinking independently while working cooperatively. And you’re going to have fun in the process. Enroll online at www.musichouseschool.com/summer-camps.

(913) 562-4112

American Baseball Camps

Youth Baseball Camp for ages 6-12 on July 15th-18th between 8:30-3:00 (Early & Late Drop Off Available). The emphasis of this camp: Developing character traits in young Kansas City area ballplayers with a confidence-building, teammate oriented, self-esteem building baseball program over four days. We want to challenge ballplayers in all facets of being a baseball player including being coachable, being a good teammate, talking to coaches and umpires correctly, appreciating the sacrifice of parents and understanding the benefits of working hard.
Location: Northwest Kansas City

Powell Gardens

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Powell Gardens is offering two day camp opportunities this summer! Join us July 8-12 for Captain Plant-it, a weeklong camp focused on splashing in ponds, digging in dirt, hugging trees, and sowing seeds while learning about how nature is an important part of all of our lives. From July 15-19, children can learn about the origins of our food during the Sow What? Get Cooking in the Garden day camp focused on vegetable gardening, harvesting produce, and preparing food under the instruction of a professional chef. Aftercare options for both camps are available.

Kidz Discovery Ranch

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Kidz Discovery Ranch (KDR), located in Raymore, MO, offers a variety of summer camps, riding lessons, petting pens, school field trips and many more activities and events. Campers will have hands on experience learning animal husbandry with all the farm animals at the ranch as well as horsemanship, safety, leading ponies, steering, mounting, balance, grooming, and more. A pony professor and assistants will escort campers each day from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Before and after care are available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp sizes are limited to 10 campers.

(816) 726-3928

Northland Summer Camp

Northland Summer Camp
Best Summer Camp in the Northland. Weekly Field Trips and Swimming included. Free early drop off and Late pick up available. Loads of inside and outside activities to keep your children busy and active all summer. Weekly rates available.
(816) 587-7777

Theater of the Imagination

Act! Sing! Dance! Make movies! K-8th, no auditions, no leads. Free shows & costumes. 1 & 2-week camps, 5/28-8/9. We take partials & pro-rate. Flexible schedule, start/stop any time. “Pink Fluffy Unicorns”, “Space Warriors”, “Grouchy Cats”, “Sharkalanche!” & many more!

Mention KC Moms Blog & get $25 off.

(816) 561-2787

Rockhurst University Basketball Camp

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The Rockhurst University Summer Basketball Camps are lead by Drew Diener, the head men’s basketball coach with current & former college players. Coach Diener’s Summer Camps are designed to build skill, encourage teamwork, and emphasize fun. Each session is 9am-3pm over 2 days and includes lunch. Session I: June 3-4, Session II August 7-8 for Boys and Girls going into 3rd-6th grade and boys going into 7th-9th grade. Details and registration at www.drewdienercamps.com or call 414-335-4747

Youthfront

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Have a blast with us this summer! Youthfront Camp has provided a fun and faith-building camp experience to boys and girls for more than 75 years. We offer day camp for younger campers and overnight stays for elementary, middle and high school students. All camps feature splash parks, theme nights, zip-lines and more. At Youthfront, kids can grow in their relationship with God and make friendships that last a lifetime.

Visit our website to view available sessions and register!

Camp Invention

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Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged where children build 21st-century skills and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code and program futuristic robots, explore radio frequencies and unearth ancient fossils. Local educators will lead these innovative, hands-on STEM activities that build collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).

Childrens Mercy ADHD Camp

Summer Day Camp for Children with ADHD. The Children’s Mercy Summer Treatment Program (STP) offers an award-winning evidence-based therapeutic program. Children learn to manage behavioral, emotional, social, and learning issues while participating in fun recreational activities. We cannot serve children with Autism or who exhibit destructive or aggressive behaviors. Dates: M-F from June 10th-July 26th Cost: $4,200.

(913) 696-5735

Young Rembrandts

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If you’re looking for a creative outlet full of confidence-boosting fun, Young Rembrandts has summer drawing classes and workshops all over the Kansas City area for children 3 1/2 – 12 years old. Our workshops combine drawing lessons and cartoon illustrating that allow children to explore different themes and media. Visit our website to find a list of classes. Young Rembrandts teaches children the technical skills of drawing, the basis of all visual arts, in a fun and nurturing setting. We teach children a ‘right brain’ activity (drawing) with a ‘left brain’ step-by-step methodology.

(913) 706-2337

Camp Fire Heartland

Join Camp Fire Heartland for our 2019 Camp Season starting June 17-August 2. Our theme this year is Nature Unleashed! Parents and Campers can choose between 2 locations, Camp Lake of the Woods (7 weeks) and our new location in the Crossroads District at New Life City Church. (4 weeks). From exploring nature, hiking, swimming, archery, and crafts there is something for EVERY camper! Each week explores a nature theme that is sure to provide fun and adventure for everyone.

(816) 285-2015

Dave's Gymnastics Factory

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Dave’s Gymnastics Factory Summer Day Camp is the perfect solution to summer! Our campers jump on trampolines, swing on a rope, swim, play games, craft, play outside, jump in a foam pit and make lasting friendships. SDC offers flexible rates so kids can come every day or just a couple of days a week and you only pay for the time they attend camp! Sibling discounts are also available. Our dedicated counselors are all CPR certified. Come see why our campers return year after year to spend their summer break at Dave’s Gymnastics Factory!

Hawk Fitness Academy

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Hawk Fitness Academy is KU’s youth exercise program that offers children ages 5-12 the opportunity to learn exercise skills that can be used for a lifetime in a fun environment with guidance from trained and knowledgeable instructors. Performing these skills will build your child’s confidence in exercise and will make it easier for your child to continue to exercise during pre-adolescence through adulthood. Sessions are offered June 3rd through July 25th in Overland Park on M&W or in Lawrence on Tu&Th from 5:15-6:15 pm.

Mattie Rhodes Art Center

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Students experience 4 fun filled and creative days at the colorful and inspiring Mattie Rhodes Art Center! We offer a variety of areas of instruction including mixed media, fiber/craft, cultural arts and ceramics. Each area of instruction offers a wide range of possibilities from creating hand crafted pillows to learning to throw a pot on the wheel!

Heartland Camp - Overnight

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Your child belongs at Heartland this summer. Here, camp friends become camp families led by our best quality, our staff.  We believe in small groups, because we know that a low ratio of kids to counselors means more attention for your child and a safer camp experience. At Heartland we share the greatest love story ever told with your child through scripture, faith filled adventures such as horseback rides and zip lining, and in all we do. Ages: 2nd-12th, Parkville, MO.

Play-Well TEKnologies

Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat in our LEGO-inspired engineering camps! Kids will engineer interesting projects, engage in critical thinking, work collaboratively and explore STEM concepts. Let your child’s imagination run wild with over 20,000 LEGO pieces. Camps include themes such as Star Wars, Minecraft, Harry Potter, Super Heroes and Robotics.

Heartland Camps - Day Camp

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Your child belongs at Heartland this summer. Here, camp friends become camp families led by our best quality, our staff.  We believe in small groups, because we know that a low ratio of kids to counselors means more attention for your child and a safer camp experience. At Heartland we share the greatest love story ever told with your child through scripture, faith filled adventures such as horse rides, pool time, and archery, and in all we do. Ages: K-6th, Olathe, KS & Parkville, MO. 

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

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At iD Tech, students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, design Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, co-ed, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), iD Tech Academies (2-week, teen-only, 13-18). The camp runs June – August and is held at UMKC.

(888) 709-8324

Young Artists Music Academy

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Make music this summer! Your children can learn from Kansas City’s top teaching artists at Young Artists Music Academy! All ages and levels are welcome, from total beginners to advanced players. We are now enrolling students for Summer Session (May 13th – July 31st). Contact Tatiana Ioudenitch by phone or through our website for questions and scheduling.

(913) 710-4336

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Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 3-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and works part-time as a content strategist. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.