Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

Registrations are open for Kansas City summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite Kansas City summer camps for kids of all ages and interests. Not only do they continue learning and having fun, but you get a well-deserved break.

Thank you to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for making this resource possible.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Summer Day Camp

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Find your fun at YMCA summer day camp. Kids will make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day. Each week features a unique theme with fun-filled activities that allow for physical movement, social interaction, educational opportunities, leadership building, personal growth and creativity. Campers are in small groups by age with activities appropriate to the interests and needs of each group. Youth day camps at the Y focus on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all of our activities. Convenient locations are available across the metro. Sign up for the weeks that fit your schedule. View all camp locations at KansasCityYMCA.org/Camp.

Vacation Bible Camp Beach Bash

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Join us at the Beach Bash! We know your summer schedule fills up fast, so save the date for Vacation Bible Camp this summer, July 17 – 21 at all 6 Resurrection locations across the KC Metro – including our newest location at Resurrection Brookside. Registration opens March 1 at cor.org/vbc! Kids who are currently in grades K- 5 (school year 2022/23) can join us at VBC for games, snacks, crafts, FUN, and most importantly, learning about Jesus! Invite your friends and neighbors to join you!

First Act Theatre Arts Day Camps

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With musical theatre, drama, tech theatre, improv, and more, there’s a First Act KC camp for everyone! Explore the different types of camps we offer and find the perfect fit for you! Weekly camps are offered throughout the KC metro area and go from June to August. Students with disabilities are invited to join the HEART (Helping Encourage Awareness and Recognition in Theatre) program and experience the benefit of our full inclusion program. Scholarships are available for first time students registered through the HEART program

KidStrong Camp

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KidStrong Brain+Body Camps help build stronger kids ages 4-9! Character: social interaction with peers, leadership, confidence, and teamwork Body: Physical education curriculum designed by our PTs, OTs, and pediatricians specifically for each age group Mind: word, pattern, and number games to improve focus and to accelerate educational milestones Camps also include themed projects and quiet time for learning activities. Your child will have a blast with their peers and get tons of physical activity. We’ll be reinforcing important skills like confidence, social skills, sportsmanship, and more! Three locations in the metro to choose from: Blue Springs, Olathe and Overland Park!

Chicken N Pickle Youth Pickleball Clinics

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Junior camps and clinics at Chicken N Pickle are perfect for ages 7-13 who are ready to get into the swing of pickleball! All of our camps and clinics are taught by IPTPA certified teaching professionals and are offered during spring break and over the summer at our Overland Park and North Kansas City locations. Players will learn the game’s fundamentals and improve their pickleball skills.

Music House

Music House Summer Camps

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. Three, locally-owned locations: Overland Park, Lenexa, & Prairie Village. Enroll online at www.musichouseschool.com/summer-camps.

Science City at Union Station

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Bring your summer camp to Science City! Science City – powered by Burns & McDonnell — features over 300 interactive exhibits and over 100,000 square feet of room to roam and explore. Internationally awarded and voted one of the top 25 Science Centers in the U.S., Science City is a family-favorite destination located in the heart of downtown Kansas City. We’re the perfect location to beat the heat and have a fun-filled day.

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

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We are now enrolling for in-person summer classes on weekdays June 8-July 28, and spring classes Saturdays through April 22! Each week, students ages 5-11 explore a different topic and create unique projects in our spacious studio classroom. Single-session classes this summer include painting, mixed-media shadowboxes, scratch art and mobile sculptures connecting art and science. Weekday summer classes feature special 4-day options: Painting Studio Week and 3-D Art Week. Aspiring Artists for ages 12-14 meets June 8 and 9.

Taste Buds Kitchen Summer Culinary Camps

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Every day we make two to three recipes – always one savory and one sweet – while whipping up batches of fun. Younger chefs focus on the basics along with kitchen games while older campers tackle advanced techniques and culinary challenges. Professional Culinary Instructors and kid experts lead the way for a camp your budding chef won’t soon forget! We also offer flexible drop-off from 8:30-9:00am and late pick-up for a small fee.

Summer at Barstow

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Summer at Barstow is Kansas City’s favorite summer camp program for kids ages 3 and up! Campers love our action-packed adventures in arts, athletics and academics. Parents love our experienced instructors, 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio and extended care. New this year, STEAM camps for grades 1-12 at IDEA Space in Leawood, Kansas. Camps for every budget, interest and schedule at www.barstowschool.org/summer. May 30-Aug. 12. Email [email protected] or call 816.277.0445 for information.

Oakhill Fully Charged

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At Oakhill Fully Charged, our goal is to provide each camper with their best summer ever. To ensure our mission is successful, we work year-round on our program. As your child moves through the summer, they will experience many activities from field trips, visits to the camp store, pool days, and countless other adventures. Camps run from June 5 – August 4 and AM/PM care is also available.

Camp Invention

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Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to your town, campers in grades K-6 will team up with friends for hands-on, open-ended STEM fun. They’ll build their own mini skate park, become an imaginative event planner, launch their own pop-up business and transform a robot into a stuffie! Each experience is designed to spark curiosity, build persistence and create an unforgettable summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25.

Madam President Camp

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Where girls are leaders! Find your true awesomeness at Madam President Camp, a week-long day camp for girls ages 11 to 13 who are looking for a different camp experience in a fun and supportive environment where they can learn and practice leadership skills. Kansas City, Kansas Community College | June 12-16 | 9am-4pm KU Edwards | July 10-14th | 9am-4pm Notre Dame de Sion Lower School | July 17-21 | 9am-12pm Notre Dame de Sion Lower School | July 17-21 | 1pm-4pm Notre Dame de Sion Lower School | July 24-28 | 9am-4pm

Youthfront Camp

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Fun. Faith. Friendships. Experience it all this summer at Youthfront Camp! We offer day camp for younger campers and overnight camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Camp features include our Splash Park on the lake, water slide, zip-lines and more. It’s sure to be a blast! At Youthfront, kids can grow in their relationship with God and make friendships that last a lifetime.

Mission Creek Camp & Retreat Center

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Mission Creek Camp is a place that provides individuals of all abilities with the opportunity to have an inclusive and unforgettable residential summer camp experience! By creating an environment for disabled individuals to partake in activities alongside their non-disabled peers, our summer camp imparts a sense of belonging, self-confidence and empowerment that encourages both personal growth and development. Your kids can take part in exciting activities like horseback riding and canoeing but also get creative with arts & crafts as well as singing & dancing. With our motto “Inspire the Possible” we are sure your kids’ will have an incredible time creating memories sure to last a lifetime.

Eagle Lake Camp

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Looking for a high-energy, Christ-centered camp for your kids? Register your kids for Eagle Lake Day Camp at Cornerstone! Camp runs June 26-30 from 9AM to 4PM for ages 6-12. Activities include arts and crafts, games, inflatables, laser tag, tie dye, Bible study, and more! The cost is $174 per child ($51 discount until February 28th!). For more details and to register, go to: www.eaglelakecamps.com/cornerstone.

Wonder Camp at the Regnier Family Wonderscope Museum of Kansas City

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Named Best Summer Camp by Kansas City magazine! Wonder Campers meet new friends and enjoy stimulating STEAM (science technology engineering arts math) learning in the museum exhibits. And there’s a new theme each week! With indoor and outdoor activities, group games, art projects, and exploration playtime, your children are sure to have a memorable week of adventure and fun at Wonder Camp! Spring Break Camps, Holiday Break Camps, Summer Camps, plus Pop-up Camps on days when area school districts are not in session.

Kansas City Park & Recreation Summer Day Camps

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Get ready for 10 weeks of fun at Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation’s Summer Day Camps! This year, camps include educational enrichment opportunities, field trips, games, art projects, recreational sports and more~all provided in a safe and healthy environment. Lunch and snacks provided. New in 2023 is a Sport Specialty Camp and Outdoor Adventure Camp. Visit kcparks.org for details. Registration opens on March 13.

Summer in the City

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This summer, June 5 – July 28, all Toddler (Age 2.5+) through 8th grade students are invited to St. Paul’s Summer in the City. This program is designed to get students exploring, tinkering, and playing in the sun all in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Whether a student wants to get crafty, learn about cuisines from around the world, or play sports all day, there’s a camp for everyone!

Camp Encourage

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The mission of Camp Encourage is to provide youth on the autism spectrum meaningful experiences in which they build the knowledge, courage, and skills to be empowered participants in the community. Our overnight camps take place at Heartland Retreat Center in Parkville, MO. Camp Encourage is a space where each is welcomed, is loved, and feels at home. Where we are reminded how essential it is that we love ourselves, celebrate exactly who we are, and gather in a space where others do the same.

MyGym Summer Camp

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At My Gym camp, we activate the fun every single day. Energizing games, exciting gymnastics, cool arts and crafts, and music that guarantees to keep them moving and engaged. And they can kiss boredom goodbye with themes and programs that constantly change, so no two days of camp are ever the same! Our drop-off program and pay-by-day options make My Gym camp an awesome, affordable, and no-stress option. WHEN: June 6th through August 3rd Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:45PM – 3:45PM WHO: Children ages 2.5 to 10 years old, must be fully potty-trained COST: $49 per day

Summer Camps at the Johnson County Museum

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Explore the Johnson County Museum this summer! Younger campers can discover history through crafts and hands-on projects inspired by our signature and temporary exhibits, and our kid-sized community, KidScape. Older campers get to explore areas of the museum off-limits to the public, and even create a display for the museum.

Summer Drama Camps

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Kids can build their self-confidence with our fun drama camps in Overland Park.  No auditions and no leads in our shows, everyone gets a great role written just for them.  Every class builds towards a performance for friends and family. Free shows, no tickets and we provide all costumes at no charge. We have wacky plays like “Space Warriors”, “The Mermaid Musical”. “Stranger Waffles” and “Entaco! We don’t TACO ‘bout burritos.” Flexible week-long camps, start and stop whenever you like.  mall class sizes give every student lots of attention. Mention Kansas City Mom Collective & get $25 off.

Bach To Rock Music Camps

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Bach to Rock music camps give kids the chance to unleash their inner rock star — even if they’ve never played an instrument before! We offer summer music camps for kids and teens, including week-long, partial-week, half-day, and day camps. Kids have a blast learning to play hit songs and performing with other campers!

Rock Springs Ranch

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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 and night skies filled with a million stars making friendships that last a lifetime. Summer camp at Rock Springs Ranch is open to ages 8-17, regardless of 4-H connection. Families can choose between 3 or 5 night adventures with enrichment activities, outdoor fun and expanded programming, including a focus on leadership skills.

American Baseball Camps - Kansas City

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Build your kids confidence with our 4-day baseball training summer camp and discover why 19 out of 20 parents would recommend our camps to a friend. Our super fun camp trains boys and girls with 16+ hours of quality, focused drill reps and skills practice to become better ballplayers. Designed for ages 6-12 of all skill levels, this Kansas City baseball camp will be the highlight of your kids summer. Register today while space is still available.


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Calling all families looking for a FREE summer camp opportunity for their middle schoolers! AileyCamp 2023 enrollment is now open in our KCK and KCMO locations! Ages 11-14 are welcome to join us to hone their creativity through dance, writing, and visual arts. Space is limited, so please apply today at kcfaa.org/aileycamp to be considered for an interview. No previous dance experience is required.

Martial Arts Summer Camp

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Give your child an exciting way to stay active this summer. Our Summer Camps at Integrity Martial Arts Academy offer kids across Kansas City a fun way to meet new friends, learn new skills, and stay sharp during the summer months.This camp is a unique experience for any youth between the ages of 5-12. Whether your kid has no martial arts experience or has been training for years, this camp is an opportunity to learn something new! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Kansas Preschool Camps

Olathe Parks and Rec: Fun in the Sun

Located at the Olathe Community Center for ages 2 and a half to 5, must be potty trained. This is an outdoor camp and you can enroll for as many or as few weeks as you’d like. They take a walking field trip to Mahaffie Stagecoach and Farm one day and swim at the community center another. 


Pave Creative: Create Camp

Half day and full day camps for kids age 4 through 11 in Overland Park. Camps explore music, art, theatre, and movement with a different theme each week. 


The Culture House

Olathe campus is the only one offer preschool camps. Offers half day ballet and theater camps for kids age 4-6


Tastebuds Kitchen 

Offers half day cooking and baking camps for kids age 4 and up in Leawood. Enroll for one day or up to five during the week. Each week has a different theme.


The Little Gym: Super Quest Camps 

Prairie Village location, 3 hour camps for kids age 3-8


My Gym

Located in Overland Park, offers camps for kids 2 and a half and up as long as they are potty trained. Different theme each week and you can enroll in as many or as few as you like. There is a daily rate. 


Emerald City Gymnastics

Located in Overland Park, For ages 3-5, must be potty trained. Half day camps in gymnastics, arts, and crafts.


Kid Strong Academy

Olathe location for ages 4 and up. Camp runs 9 – 2:30 p.m with different theme each week. 


Trilogy Cultural Arts: Musical Theater

Located in Olathe; half day camps for kids age 3-5. 


Mad Science Camp at Deanna Rose

Located in Overland Park, ages 4 and up, several weeks to choose from.


Missouri Preschool Camps

STG Studio Theater Camps

Located in Lee’s Summit. Kids as young as 5 can participate in weeklong camps centered around different musicals, books, and themes. 


Barstow Mini Camp

Barstow offers Mini Camp for 3-4 year olds and Kindi Camp for 5 year olds that are starting kindergarten in the fall. Each week centers around a different theme and families can choose from a half day or full day option.


Wondercamp at Wonderscope

For kids 4-10. Each week there is a different theme like Future Me Camp and Story Book Camp. 


Kid Strong Academy

Blue Springs location, ages 4-9. Camp runs 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Different theme each week. 


Northland Preschool Camps

The Spark Spot Arts Education Center

Ages 3 – 6. Various themes throughout the summer like Under the Sea and Wild Wild West. Camps run from 9 a.m. til noon, and there is a discount for siblings. 


The Little Gym: Super Quest Camps  

Parkville location, 3-hour camps for kids age 3-8


Ballet North

Located in Gladstone, ages 4-6. This is a great chance to try out ballet for the first time. 


Kings Kamp at King of Kings 

Located in North Kansas City, ages 3-10. This summer’s theme is Wonders of the World with a different wonder featured each week. They offer part day and full day options


Orange Easel

Ages 4 and up. 4 day art camps from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with themes like glitterfest and bodacious botanicals .



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