Registrations are open for Kansas City summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite 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.
To inquire about including your camp in the 2021 guide, please email us at [email protected]
YMCA of Greater Kansas City - Summer Day Camps
J Camp KC
J Camp has several summer day camp options open to all from June 7 – August 6. Exciting summer activities for children entering 1st – 8th grade include: swimming, sports, crafts, drama, archery, swim lessons, field trips and special events. Specialty camps: Sports, Theatre, Art, Dance, Culinary, LEGO, STEM and Triathlon Camp. Our J Child Development Center Camp provides activities for children 2 -5 years old. Youth do not have to be members of The J to attend. Extended care is available. J Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and the CDC is accredited by NAEYC.
Oakhill Day School
Ready for a fully charged summer? Oakhill Fully Charged is designed to feel like a vacation every day. Come for a week or just a couple of days, whatever fits your summer needs. Our high-energy day camps for Toddlers (age 2) – 8th Grade combines play and creativity! Engage in what summer should be through field trips, pool time, fun with friends, and more from our fantastic crew of Fully Charged counselors! Before, aftercare, and lunch options are available. Request more info or register online at www.oakhilldayschool.org/summer.
Camp Birchwood for Girls
For over 60 years, our beautiful little niche in the Northwoods of Minnesota has served as the ideal spot for girls to sink into nature and venture into their own self. With over 25 amazing activities to choose from, girls are able to learn a variety of tremendous skills. They also become part of a loving community that supports each other long after summer is over. Our mission is to help girls gain self-confidence and build resilience through hands-on experiential learning. Our program is designed to provide a stepping stone to self growth and to cement the skills necessary for a happy and fulfilling future.
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.
Genesis Mighty Camps
At Mighty Camp we leverage everything we do to maximize fun, increase positive self-talk, and build problem-solving skills. We leave parents proud of their child’s growth! Camp includes 9 different sports, daily swimming, field trips, STEAM activities, cooking, improv, and yoga. Through our well-rounded camp programming we create environments where children thrive! Mighty campers spend their days playing, laughing, growing, connecting with friends, and being celebrated for who they are!
The Little Gym
Help your child connect with an artistic community of other kids this summer! The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s signature summer camps provide a place for your child to collaborate, create, learn language and presentation skills, build confidence, and HAVE FUN! Camps may be virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety regulations. For more information, visit us at www.kcshakes.org/camp-shakespeare
Taste Buds Kitchen Culinary Camps
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.
Bring on the fun! Youthfront Camp is excited to welcome campers and families this summer. Overnight and Day Camp sessions are available for students entering grades 1-12. 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! Family Day Passes will also be available for a limited time. Visit our website to learn about all the summer options available at Youthfront.
Vacation Bible Camp - Church of the Resurrection
Get ready for The Great Adventure July 18-23 with Vacation Bible Camp at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Pre-schoolers – 5th graders will have a fun week filled with Bible stories, games, music, crafts and service. VBC is at each of Resurrection’s five locations in the greater Kansas City area, as well as an online virtual experience. Parents are always welcome to join the fun as volunteers for The Great Adventure, as children learn important lessons from the Bible about trusting God, persevering, and serving others. Registration opens in April 4 at cor.org/VBC2021.
Primrose School Lee's Summit
At Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking—all while having a blast! Ready for the best summer?
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
We are now enrolling for in-person summer classes on weekdays June 8-July 30, and spring classes Saturdays through May 22! Each week, students ages 5-11 explore a different topic and create unique projects in our spacious studio classroom. Topics this spring include printmaking, clay sculpture, mixed media shadow boxes and painting. Weekday summer classes feature special 4-day options in June: Painting Studio Week, 3-D Art Week, and Design Studio Week. Small class sizes, face coverings and additional cleaning and safety protocols will be in place in accordance with JCCC campus guidelines.
Spark your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! Campers in grades K-6 will team up to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From taking apart their own microphone to exploring solar-powered crickets and creating duck-launching devices, each activity is designed to give your young innovator an unforgettable summer experience. Given the challenges presented by the pandemic, we are planning to run the 2021 Camp Invention program in person and virtually, so you can choose the format that works best for your child. Even better, you have the option to change your format selection up to six weeks before the program start date.
Madam President Camp
The Madam President Camp provides girls, ages 10-13, the opportunity to learn foundational skills necessary to become confident leaders now and in the future. Both in-person and virtual week camps will be available throughout the summer. Designed to provide girls the knowledge and tools to create a path to self-discovery, The Madam President Camp teaches girls to identify their personal gifts and talents and determine how to use those to become authentic, powerful leaders in their schools and communities. Participants will gain a clearer understanding of leadership, civic engagement, and the ability to set and communicate goals relevant to them and those around them.
Wonder Camp at the Regnier Family Wonderscope Museum of Kansas City
Wonder Campers will meet new friends and enjoy new experiences all week along—with a new theme each day! Grouped with others of a similar age, campers will enjoy stimulating, themed learning in the museum exhibits. 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 the new Wonder Camp!
June 7 through August 9; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Math Monkey Camps
Math Monkey has been serving the KC community for over 13 years. We will be offering fun and engaging camps throughout the summer. Keep your student challenged over the summer and get ready for the next school year. We have a variety of camps that include Math Blast (Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Problem Solving, Fractions & Decimals, Time & Money, Pre-Algebra), Lego Engineering, Lego Robotics, Junior Robotic, Programming Python and Scratch, and Game Development in Python. Camps for ages 6 and up.
Summer Adventure Club
At Primrose Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities awaits as children unlock new ways of thinking – all while having a blast!
Little Medical School
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.
I Love to Write Camp
Explore the creative writing process without worrying about your grade! These workshops include experience with free writing of many types of writing and techniques to help your writing come alive. For students entering grades 2-8 (Younger and older students admitted case by case.) Session 1: June 7-10 Session 2: June 14-17 *Both sessions are the same. 10 am to Noon Cost: $125 per session. ($100 for each additional sibling)
Get Air Summer Camp
Theatre of the Imagination Summer Drama Camp
Kids grades 1st-7th get to act, dance, play games & make movies with our in-person summer camps. No auditions, no leads, everyone gets a great part in a fun play. Four, one week camps, come to as many as you’d like. Themes include Fairy Tale, Superhero, Pop Star, Space Warrior, Unicorn & more. Performances at end of each week. Register at www.Dramakc.com or call 816-561-2787.
School of Rock Music Camps
School of Rock’s music camps offer an incredible selection of experiences from beginner music camps to intermediate and advanced sessions. Our music camps often include performance boot camps, artist-themed camps, songwriting and recording, and more—there’s a camp for every interest and skill level. Most music camps end with an epic live rock show performed by the campers. Check the School of Rock location closest to you for upcoming music camps and clinics that teach students not only how to play music, but also music theory, songwriting, and Rock ‘n’ Roll appreciation.