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, where the focus is on achievement, relationships and belonging. New experiences, learning, a sense of community and friendship are all part of Y camps, for ages 5-12. Fun weekly themes are filled with new activities, experiences and memories. Campers enjoy field trips, swimming, 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 Olathe and North Kansas City YMCAs. Plus our outdoor destination day camp is back, with pickup and dropoff locations in Johnson County. 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 field trips and 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!
At Topgolf in Overland Park
Kids 6-12 years old
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm
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


Week-long, high-energy theater day camps for ages 5-13 are offered throughout Kansas City. Spend your days singing, dancing, and acting your way toward the final performance on Friday afternoon. Choose from two amazing themes – Frozen Kids & The Lion King Kids! Non-Musical XTREME Day Camps for ages 10-16 are also offered. Middle school and high school students can audition for drama and 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!

Taste Buds Kitchen


A new and unique menu is offered each week and every day is something new! Register for multiple weeks or join us for a single-day. 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


Have a blast with us this summer at camp! Youthfront has provided a fun and faith-building 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 for camp!

Engineering for Kids

Engineering for Kids | Kansas City Moms Blog Camp Guide

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.

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

Make memories this summer with hands-on creativity and fun at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Ages 3 to adult can explore and engage in an exciting variety of art classes, full-day camps (ages 6-13) and workshops.

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

ID Tech

iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with over 450,000 alumni and 20+ years of experience. Weeklong, day and overnight programs for ages 7-18 held at 150+ prestigious campuses including University of Missouri – Kansas City, Caltech, and NYU. Kids and teens learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Students explore a top campus with new friends, learn from world-class instructors, and create impressive projects for their portfolios. Small class sizes are guaranteed (no more than 10 students per instructor) to ensure proper pacing for all skill levels.

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

Act! Sing! Dance! Make movies! K-8th, no auditions, no leads. Free shows & costumes.1 & 2-week camps, 5/26-8/7. We take partials & pro-rate. Flexible schedule, start/stop any time. Unfrozen Princesses, Space Warriors, Unicorns, Zombies, Ninjas & more! Mention KC Moms Collective and get $25 off.

Math Blast Camp

math monkey

Math Blast Camp will help your student rocket into the new school year! Each session features Math Monkey’s proven math-is-fun approach, yet hones in on one of four different areas: Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Division & Fractions and Pre-Algebra. Other camps include Lego Drone, Lego Engineering, Junior Robotics, Lego Robotics, Programming in Python or Scratch, Android App Development, Web Page Development, Cyber Security, and Game Development in Python. Camps for ages 6 and up.

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 8th-July 24th

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.

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. 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. Both programs are held from 9 am until 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Students must attend a minimum three weeks, but the weeks do not have to be consecutive. Located at 10713 Barklely in Overland Park.

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

school of rock

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 5/31/20)

Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-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. 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.


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