UPDATED: Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

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 2020 guide, please email us at [email protected]

YMCA of Greater Kansas City - Summer Day Camps

Plan now for the best summer ever at YMCA Summer Day Camps for ages 5-12, where the focus is on achievement, relationships and belonging. We’re planning a positive summer experience for youth full of learning, adventure, active play and friendship that takes into consideration the latest public health guidelines for a safe environment. Camps also will be a great opportunity for kids to be with friends again after this stay-at-home time. Fun weekly themes are filled with new activities, experiences and memories. Campers enjoy arts, STEM, outdoor education and more. Locations include schools in the Blue Valley, Center, Piper, Platte County R-3 and Shawnee Mission school districts, as well as the North Kansas City YMCA. Choose any camp, regardless of what school your child attends. Sign up for the weeks that fit your schedule, or sign up for the whole summer. No extra fees – registration includes all activities.

(913) 345-9622

Little Medical School

Little Medical School

Looking for fun, innovative and educational activities to inspire your child? 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! In our summer camps, students will role play the key responsibilities of a Doctor, learn about vital organs, how to use medical instruments and so much more! Our camps are for children ages 5-12.

Olathe Parks & Rec Outdoor Camps


Keep your kids active in the summer with Olathe Parks & Rec’s Outdoor Camps! Participants engage in activities such as arts, crafts, nature, sports, games and more. Campers swim 2-3 times a week and take a non-swimming field trip each week as well. Four convenient locations to choose from: Black Bob, Lake Olathe, Oregon Trail and Two Trails.

Primrose School of Liberty


At Primrose School of Liberty 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! Camp begins May 26th and runs through August 14th, with field trips, fun and educational curriculum, and water days! Children can register for the whole summer or for individual weeks. Space is limited, call us today.

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.

Camp Invention


Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will team up to play hybrid hover ball games, tackle environmental challenges and become confident entrepreneurs designing the next great invention! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities building collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code LOCAL25  to save $25 (expires 5/12) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 6/30).

Topgolf Summer Academy


Summer Academy registration is live for camps in July and August at Topgolf in Overland Park.
Kids 6-12 years old
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon
Lunch and golf clubs included

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. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Christian Youth Theater


Our summer 2020 camps will be Covid-19 compliant! Space is limited this summer, but we hope you can join us for our week-long, high-energy theatre day camps for ages 8-13! Spend your days singing, dancing, and acting your way toward the final recorded performance on Friday afternoon. Choose from two amazing themes — Frozen Kids & The Lion King Kids! A non-musical XTREME Day Camp for ages 10-16 will also be offered. Registration opens June 4th! Please visit our website for all the information and updates regarding any modifications due to Covid-19.

Taste Buds Kitchen


Taste Buds Kitchen is offering both ONLINE and In-Kitchen camps this summer! A new and unique menu is offered each week and every day is something new! Join us in our kitchen or online from the comfort of your own home. Our class size is limited to provide a hands-on cooking experience for every budding chef to maximize learning and creativity. AM camp is for kids ages 4-8 and our PM camp is for kids ages 9-14.

Youthfront Camp


Geared up with extra safety precautions, Youthfront Camp is ready to welcome campers and their families this summer. We will be offering our popular day camps and overnight camps for students grade 1-12 starting June 29. And this year, we have added some special family options in June- come and play for the day or camp overnight with the family! After a long season of staying home and virtual learning, we look forward to providing kids and families a meaningful and fun time together in God’s beautiful creation.

Visit our website to learn about all the summer options available at Youthfront.

Engineering for Kids

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Engineering For Kids is offering virtual classes for ages 6 and up this summer.  Learn about engineering by doing engineering!  We provide the materials and the instruction for you to build your own walking robot, catapult, flashlight and more.

Music House

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.

Young Rembrandts

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Young Rembrandts is offering summer art camps in the Kansas City Metro area for both Kansas and Missouri. Our creative art camps are fun and instructional. We have a range of subject matter and themes including animals, character creation, anime, fashion, STEAM and many more! Camp length ranges from 3-5 days. We have mornings, afternoons and full day options. This is a wonderful way to keep your child’s imagination and creativity active all summer long!
For more locations and schedule information, contact Gabriela Godoy, (913) 706-2337 for Kansas and Sarah Hirtzel (816)944-9064 for Missouri.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Look, Learn, Listen & Create with free virtual activities, videos, art lessons and projects with [email protected] Different themes premiere every two weeks and are available free of charge, 24/7 to all. (Be sure to look at the video of penguins from the KC Zoo enjoying their visit to the museum! We hope it inspired their creative side!)

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

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Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect, home-based option for students ages 7-19 seeking the collaborative spirit of our on-campus programs. Structured, weeklong sessions with 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development. Curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. 5 students max per instructor, blending personalized learning and team interaction. Save $100 with code TOGETHER as long as social distancing is in effect.

Northland Summer Camp

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PRIDE Martial Arts Summer Camp offers fun and exciting camp events for July and August! We include martial arts, swimming and field trips weekly. We encourage our campers to try new things, grown and experience all that camp has to offer. All staff are backround checked. Call today to reserve your child’s spot.

Hawk Fitness Academy

HawkFit 2020

HFA is an eight-week program designed to improve the overall fitness of your child. Participants 5-12 years old will be given 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 exercise to adulthood. The twice-weekly sessions last an hour and activities will include medicine balls, kettlebells, weighted bars, plyometric exercises, and much more!

Primrose School of Lee's Summit


Are your children ages 5 to 12 ready for the best summer ever in 2020?

Theatre of the Imagination

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Want to get the drama out of your house? Theatre of the Imagination is offering Online Drama Classes all summer long. Your child gets to act, sing & dance, make movies and play drama games in these fun and creative classes.
Students get a part in a play written just for them, with a virtual performance at the end of the session for everybody to enjoy.

Go to Dramakc.com for class information and to register.

Math Blast Camp

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Math Monkey is offering both in-person and remote camps all summer long.  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 Drone, Lego Engineering, Lego Robotics, Junior Robotic, Programming Python and Scratch, Android App Development, Web Page Development, Cyber Security, and Game Development in Python.  Camps for ages 6 and up.

Camp Encourage

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The mission of Camp Encourage is to provide youth with autism spectrum disorder meaningful experiences in which they build the knowledge, courage, and skills to be empowered participants in the community. Our camps take place at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS. Each camp session includes both traditional camp activities and activities tailored around the individual campers’ interests.

Shakespeare Summer Camps

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Help your child connect with an artistic community of other kids this summer. Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is bringing its signature Shakespeare summer camps straight to your living room VIRTUALLY. Your camper will collaborate, create, learn language and presentation skills, build confidence, and HAVE FUN – ALL FROM HOME! In our interactive virtual classroom, students will explore Shakespeare’s plays, life, and times, as well as learn acting techniques to help bring the text to life. Camp includes team building, visual art, storytelling, and MORE!

Accelerated Schools of Overland Park

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Accelerated Schools of Overland Park offers two summer programs from June 8 through July 24, 2020, all presented via Zoom. High school students can earn up to 1.5 credits for courses such as math, science, English, Spanish, art and social studies. Students entering grade 4-8 can attend the Academics & Arts Summer Camp, focusing on individualized academic tutoring as well as creative expression. The high school program is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and the middle school program runs 9 a.m. – noon., both Monday through Friday. Students must attend a minimum three weeks, but the weeks do not have to be consecutive.

Orange Easel
School of Art


Get ready for an artsy summer! Our studio offers summer art programming for toddlers through teens. Join us for one of our classes, camps, or workshops! Morning, afternoon, half-day, all-day, and multi-day options all available.

School of Rock Lee's Summit

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Do you want to learn how to play in a band or learn to write songs? School of Rock Lee’s Summit offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops that cover topics such as these. Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. Age levels of camps run from 7-18 years old.

AR Workshop Kansas City North


Join us at AR Workshop Kansas City North for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! We also offer an optional Friday half-day camp, check our calendar to register! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

AM & PM Sessions Available!

Use Promo Code: KCMOM2020 to save $35.00 (expires 8/2/20)

The Little Gym of Kansas City North

Little Gym of Kansas City North

Day camp at The Little Gym of Kansas City North gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week long commitments. Sign up for everyday or one day here and there!!! Combining fun physical activity, games and arts & crafts will have kids begging to return!! Everyday will be a different theme so their imagination will be stretched!! Every camp will be for kids 3-12 years old (kiddos need to use the bathroom independently). Snack and water will be provided!

Chicken N Pickle

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This summer we will be hosting Junior Pickleball Lessons for kids ages 8-18 throughout the month of June. There will be a maximum of 4 kids per lesson so that we can social distance and all balls will be sanitized before and after classes.$20 per day or $30 week

Ages 8-11 year olds: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 12-18 year olds: 10:30 a.m. – noon

Week 1- June 2nd & 4th
Week 2- June 9th & 11th
Week 3- June 16th & 18th
Week 4th- June 23rd & 25th

Code Ninja


Spark your child’s inner ninja and transform their love of technology and video games into a new skill with Code Ninjas summer camps! Our curriculum-based camps include Minecraft, Robotics, Drones, Roblox, Website design, Application and Game Building, along with fun team building STEM activities and games. At Code Ninjas they can explore technology, develop new skills, and have a great time with friends in a safe environment. It’s an unforgettably fun learning experience! Code Ninjas will be open this summer with VERY limited space available at each center. Virtual Camps too!!

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is enrolling NOW for our summer tutoring programs. Avoid the “summer slide” and ensure that your son or daughter is caught up and fully prepared for the next school year.
Our certified teachers will work with your student online or in-center to help build skills, confidence, and motivation through individualized tutoring and test prep. Want a flexible schedule that allows your student to work at their own pace? No problem! Sign up today to receive $100 off the initial academic evaluation, and get set up for success!

Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-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 is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!