Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

Kansas City Summer Camps

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.

To inquire about including your camp in the 2022 guide, please email us at [email protected]

YMCA of Greater Kansas City - Summer Day Camps

YMCA Summer Camp
Find your fun at YMCA of Greater Kansas City Summer Day Camps. At Y day camps, kids will make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day. Campers have a summer full of learning, adventure, active play and friendship while they explore a variety of activities. The focus is on achievement, relationships and belonging – to keep kids learning and growing all summer long. Camps are available across the metro. Sign up for the weeks that fit your schedule. Learn more and register at KansasCityYMCA.org/Camp.

(816) 360-3390

SOAR Special Needs Summer Day Camp

Register for SOAR's Day Camp schedule

SOAR Special Needs Summer Day Camp is open for all individuals with special needs ages 3 y/o and older. We offer camp in-person from 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday in Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, and Gladstone. This year our camp theme is SOARing For the Son – Space! We cannot wait to enjoy a variety of fun activities including outdoor, craft, sensory, missions, storytime, and more. Registration opens for campers and volunteers opens February 28 at www.SOARSpecialNeeds.org

First Act Theatre Arts Summer Camps

First Act Theatre Arts Summer Camps

Whether you’re looking for on-stage or behind-the-scenes opportunities, First Act has a camp for you! Half-day camps introduce students to theatrical performance while full-day camps allow students to act, sing, and dance through shortened adaptations of their favorite shows. Xtreme camps cover tech, improv, stage combat, and more through popular fictional universes. For those looking for Broadway-style productions, our master camps are the place to be. With an array of options from princesses to superheroes to beloved movies, come make new friends and find your place at First Act Theatre Arts!

Chicken N Pickle Junior Camps & Clinics

kids with pickle ball rackets

Junior camps and clinics at Chicken N Pickle are perfect for campers aged 8-13 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

kids with instruments at 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.


Hero U Vacation Bible Camp ad

Save the date now to have your Kindergarten through 5th grade kiddo join us for a week at HERO University where children will experience Super-HERO lessons from the greatest HERO of all – Jesus! Join us across any of our five Resurrection locations as we watch, know, and become….like Jesus! Registration opens March 1st for volunteer leaders and April 1st for all. More information at www.cor.org/vbc

The Little Gym

Little Gym Summer Camps
Day camp at The Little Gym of Kansas City North-Parkville, MO gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym. Our fantastic camps in Kansas City are also available during some other school breaks! Ages 3-12.

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

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We are now enrolling for in-person summer classes on weekdays June 7-July 29, and spring classes Saturdays through April 30! Each week, students ages 5-11 explore a different topic and create unique projects in our spacious studio classroom. Single-session classes this year include sun prints, plaster portraits, 3-D paper sculpture, pottery, and jewelry inspired by Native American art. Weekday summer classes feature special 4-day options in June: Printmaking Studio Week and Discovery Art Week. Small class sizes and additional cleaning and safety protocols will be in place in accordance with JCCC campus guidelines.

Taste Buds Kitchen Summer Culinary Camps

kids cooking together at camp

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.

Code Ninjas Camps

kids on computers at Code Ninjas

Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by our team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It’s an unforgettably fun learning experience! Camps include Minecraft, Roblox, Stop Motion Animation, Youtube, Lego Robotics, Game Coding and much more! Locations include Lee’s Summit, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, St. Joseph and Lawrence!

J Camp

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The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City has two summer day camp options open to all boys and girls. J Camp is open to children entering 1st – 8th grade and the Child Development Center Camp provides activities for children 2 -5 years old. Exciting summer activities: swimming, sports, crafts, drama, archery, swim lessons, field trips and special events. Specialty camps: Sports, Theatre, Art, Dance, Culinary, LEGO, STEM and Triathlon Camp. Youth do not have to be members of The J to attend. Sessions are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. from June 6 – August 5. Extended care is available. Costs vary from $280-496 per week. J Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and the CDC is accredited by NAEYC.

Camp Invention

kids doing STEM experiment

Spark your kid’s creativity and build their confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Explore! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to Kansas City, children in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM adventures. They’ll dive into ocean research with their own robotic fish, develop inventions for space exploration, build a spinning robotic artist and design a mega marble arcade! Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, stretch imaginations and give your explorer an epic summer experience. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot!

Madam President Camp

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Madam President Camp, a week-long day camp for girls ages 11 to 13, provides girls an opportunity to gain confidence and leadership skills in an interactive camp experience. We focus on learning the foundational skills necessary for girls to lead our future communities. Girls begin the week gaining a clear understanding of leadership and civic engagement to outline their civic goals and align themselves with areas of activism relevant in their community. They practice how to communicate those goals and topics and lastly, through self-discovery, create a path to their own personal action.

Youthfront Camp

kid coming out of pool at YouthFront

Happy starts here! Youthfront Camp provides a fun and faith-building camp experience full of outdoor adventure. We offer day camp for younger campers and overnight stays for elementary, middle and high school students. Camp features include our splash park on the lake, theme nights, sport courts and more. At Youthfront, kids can grow in their relationship with God and make friendships that last a lifetime!

Oakhill Fully Charged

Oakhill Fully Charged Camp

Oakhill Fully Charged is centrally located in the Northland in Gladstone, MO. Our location makes it easy to walk to the pool or the local park. Our options for outdoor play are endless. And because Oakhill is located just 15 minutes from Downtown Kansas City, we take advantage of what our great city offers with our Camp Party Bus to transport us on weekly field trips! Add-on before and aftercare, lunches, drop-in daily, or register weekly! Customize your Fully Charged experience to be as all-inclusive or flexible as your family needs. Oakhill Fully Charged aims to create an environment that feels like a vacation every day through everything from camp-wide water balloon fights, field trips and swim lessons. Create lasting memories as we fill your summer with fun and excitement!

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

student using virtual reality goggles

Register today for Summer 2022! We can’t wait for your child to walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with new friends and mentors, and experience the magic that’s made us the world’s #1 tech camp for over two decades. Held at University of Missouri – Kansas City. Weeklong and two-week sessions for ages 7-18 in coding, game dev, robotics, creative arts, and more. Virtual Tech Camps and online courses also available.

Wonder Camp at the Regnier Family Wonderscope Museum of Kansas City

Pictures of kids at Wonder Camp

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!

Math Monkey Camps

math monkey

Math Monkey has been serving the KC community for over 14 years. We will be offering fun and engaging camps and classes 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, and weekly high school classes. Camps and classes for ages 6 and up.

Children's Mercy ADHD Summer Treatment Program

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Something more than medication to help improve an ADHD child’s behavior. Children’s Mercy Summer Treatment Program (STP) is a 7 week, therapeutic day camp designed for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and related problems. STP offers an award-winning comprehensive treatment that is tailored to each child’s behavioral, emotional and learning difficulties. While the Children’s Mercy STP is highly structured and emphasizes treatment, most children enjoy the program tremendously, as they would any summer camp. Children’s Mercy STP also provides evening meetings with parents to discuss ADHD treatments and give parents the tools to extend the gains from STP to the child’s natural environment. The sessions help parents work with their children to change unacceptable behavior at home, reduce noncompliant and disruptive behaviors, improve homework task skills and improve relationships with parents and siblings.

Camp Encourage

kids at Camp Encourage

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 day and overnight camps take place at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS. 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.

I Love to Write Camp

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 6-9 Session 2: June 13-16. Both sessions are the same. 10 am to Noon Cost: $125 per session. ($100 for each additional sibling)

Create Space KC Arts Camp

Get Air Summer Camp
Create Space KC, located in Waldo next to Mclain’s, offers a variety of fine art and theater camps for students in grades Kindergarten and up! We have half and full day options available with some amazing teaching artists. Our camps aim to nurture creativity and give campers the freedom to be themselves. Full day camps run 9 to 4 and include performing arts in the morning and choice-based visual arts activities in the afternoon. Half day camps are available some weeks. Create Space KC provides the space for talented local artists to share what they love with students of all ages!

Summer Drama Camps

kids in costume acting like lions

Get the drama out of your house this summer with Theatre of the Imagination! Kids grades 1st-8th get to act, sing, dance, play games & make movies in a fun and supportive atmosphere where everyone is a star. No auditions and no leads in our plays; everyone gets a great part in a show written just for their personality and reading level. We offer eight separate, one-week camps, each with its own theme. Fairy Tale, Superhero, Pop Star, Wizards & Dragons, Space Warrior, Unicorn, Ninjas & more. Every camp ends with a performance where no tickets are needed, bring all the friends and family, plus the costumes are included.

Bach To Rock Music Camps

Back to Rock Music Camps

Bach To Rock’s unique approach makes it possible for students with no previous musical training to be rocking out with a band in a matter of hours. Bands and groups are coordinated by age, grade and/or ability level. B2R teachers transform music instruction from a solitary activity to a joyous and exciting “team sport.” Bands or group ensembles learn a variety of classic rock and current pop songs and even compose original music. All students perform in a concert at the end of the week, record in our state-of-the-art studios and leave with a digitally mastered CD of songs recorded by their band or group ensemble.

Pottery Camps

Pottery Camps

Come create with us this summer! We have 11 weeks of themed pottery camps to choose from. K-6th graders are welcome for camp sessions from 9:00-11:30am on weekdays. Includes: themed pottery and clay activities, morning snack, movement break with Jazzercise or The Wheel Yoga, art show on Fridays, activities, goodies and coupons from other business in Boardwalk Square! 4-day weeks are $125, 5-day weeks are $150. Only $25 deposit required.Themes: May 31-June 3 Adventures in Color, June 6-10 Gardens of Fun, June 13-17 Splash! June 20-24 Show Us Your Superpower! June 27-July 1 The Wild Side, July 5-8 Colors of Our World, July 11-15 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! July 18-22 Artist-inspired Art, July 25-28th Sports Mania! August 1-5 I Need My Space! August 8-12 ???Mystery Week???