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- Jesus On Tour!

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Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade will learn about Jesus’ message of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” exploring kindness, respect, compassion, and humility through fun activities, crafts, games, and music.

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 day camp for everyone! Weekly camps are offered throughout the KC metro area and go from June to August. 2024 Themes include: The Lion King KIDS, Finding Nemo KIDS, Disney’s Heroes and Villains, Broadway Kids, and more! 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.

Mission Creek Camp & Retreat Center

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Mission Creek Camp offers an inclusive residential summer camp for people of all abilities. Campers engage in diverse activities, including horseback riding, archery, canoeing, arts & crafts, a talent show, and MORE. Embracing the motto “Inspire the Possible,” we guarantee an unforgettable experience, creating lasting memories for your kids. Registration is open, get $100 off with code ‘2024KCMOM.’ Join us for a summer of fun!

My City Allstars Overland Park

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My City Allstars in Overland Park Kansas is a premier coed, all day, multi-sports day camp. Campers get exposed to a wide range of sports and activities in a fun and supportive environment.

Oakhill Fully Charged

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Embark on an epic summer journey at Oakhill Fully Charged! Get ready for the summer of a lifetime in 2024 with our eight-week program for toddlers (2 years old) to 8th graders. Dive into refreshing pools, explore KC during field trips, play fun outdoor games, and create lasting memories every day this summer! Oakhill fosters an environment where children thrive, embracing camp life to the fullest. Secure your spot for a summer filled with excitement, adventures, and endless fun. Join the Oakhill family for the BEST SUMMER EVER in 2024 – where every moment is a thrill waiting to happen!

KidStrong Camp

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KidStrong Camps build stronger kids! Including a mixture of Character (confidence boosting and teamwork), Body (designed by our PTs, OTs, and Pediatricians), and Mind (games to improve focus + activity-based learning to accelerate developmental milestones). Camps also include themed projects + quiet time for learning activities. Your child will have a BLAST while learning and getting tons of physical activity. We’re reinforcing important skills like physical fitness, social skills, good sportsmanship, and more! Camps are open when schools are out (Spring Break, Summer, Christmas Break, etc)!

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.

Taste Buds Kitchen 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.

Endless Outdoors

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What do kids like? Heck if we know. That’s up to each kid. What we do know is that when you connect them back to nature, they’ll figure it out for themselves. That’s why at Endless Outdoors, we empower each child to find their own connection with nature and give them the space to help it grow. Endless Outdoors is not a camp, but a weekly outdoor program offered for kids ages 7-12 that runs from April-November located just 10 minutes from downtown KC. Led by professional, full time staff each week is a new adventure. Offering kids the opportunity to experience everything from planting and maintaining a vegetable garden to mountain biking & fishing – Endless kids are able to find their outdoor passion. In addition to weekly basecamp, Endless adventurers get to head into the wilderness with overnight regional camping trips twice a year! Weekly programming, overnight camping trips, gear, and professional staff are all included in a flat monthly price – making it as easy for parents as it is awesome for kids. Sign up today or anytime during the season!

Youthfront Camp

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Youthfront Camp has provided a fun and faith-building experience to kids and teens for more than 80 years. Campers have a blast at the Splash Park on the lake, zipline, water slides, sport courts and more. Faith formation activities and worship gatherings create space for campers to experience God in a personal way. Overnight camp is offered for grades 3-12 and Day Camp is available for grades 1-5.

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 July 22-26 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 $199 per child. For more details and to register, go to: https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/cornerstone/

Camp Invention

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Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! 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 design their own light-up ball game, explore the science of illumination, tackle global water challenges and star in a prototyping game show! 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 LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25.

Summer in the City

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Toddler (Age 2) through 8th grade students are welcome at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School’s Summer in the City running June 3 – August 2. This is not your average summer program; Creative Circuity, Disney Baking, Escape Rooms, Basketball Bootcamp, Sculpture – there’s a camp for everyone! These camps are designed to get students exploring, tinkering, and playing in the sun. Parents enjoy the flexible day camp options to suit a range of summer schedules, and students love exploring new interests in our diverse classes. Register today and learn more at speds.org/summer.

Impact Gymnastics at Emerald City

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Bring the kids for some camp fun in our 20,000 square foot facility. Kids will enjoy team games, gymnastics, foam pit, rope swing, zip line and more! Half day, full day and whole week options available.

Madam President Camp

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Where girls will change the world! This summer, join our mission to inspire all girls to use their voice to become leaders in their communities now and in the future. Madam President Camp is a week-long day camp for girls ages 11-13. Girls gain confidence, grow their leadership skills, develop their own passion for activism, and learn skills to lead our future communities.

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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My Gym camp runs from June 4th – August 2nd for kids 2.5 – 10 years old. 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!

Summer Camps at 3&2

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3&2 has many camps opportunities for your son or daughter to improve their bat and ball sports skills. 3&2 breaks camps down into three groups; kindergarten through 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th graders, both at the East Complex and 6th-8th graders at the West Complex. These are very popular camps. K-5th grade camps are led by Middle School PE teacher and HS Baseball Coach Tim Jarrell. Olathe East Varsity Baseball Coach Blake Iles leads the camps for 6-8th graders.

Theatre of the Imagination Drama and Dance Camps

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Get the drama out of your house! No auditions and no leads, everyone gets a significant role written just for them. Camps build towards a free show for friends and family, no tickets. We provide costumes at no charge. Themes include “Swift/Kelce: The Musical”, “Stranger Zombies”, “Mission: Eat Pizza!”, “Larry Spotter”. Each one week camp performs a new show. Great for building self-esteem and improving self-confidence. Small class sizes give every student lots of attention. Camps also include movie making & arts/crafts. Mention KC Mom Collective & get $25 off your first camp.

Integrity Summer Camp

A martial arts themed camp that offers: weekly field trips, guest speakers, art projects, an end of the week pizza party and a daily martial arts lesson.

Summer at Barstow

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Summer at Barstow offers Kansas City’s best camp experience for kids of all ages, every interest and all kinds of schedules. Families love having hundreds of choices in academics, arts and hobbies, cooking, field trips, sports and STEAM learning. Campers love our teachers and staff, who create an atmosphere where fun and friendship thrive. That’s why they voted us a 2023 “Kansas City Favorite.” We invite you to join our hive. Make a bee-line to registration — our camps fill fast!

Wonder Camp at the Regnier Family Wonderscope Children's 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 Day Camps

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Get ready for 10 weeks of fun at Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation’s Summer Day Camps! Camps include educational enrichment opportunities, field trips, games, art projects, recreational sports and more~provided in a safe and healthy environment. Lunch and snacks are included. New in 2024 is a Sports Camp, Teen Camp and Outdoor Adventure Camp. Registration opens on March 13, visit kcparks.org for details.

Bach to Rock Leawood

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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! Kids have a blast learning to play hit songs and performing with other campers! Rock City World Tour Camp (Ages 4-6) introduces young campers to the world of music! This music camp includes a mix of story time, musical instruments, and group play. Rock Band Camp (Ages 7+) kids can unleash their musical talents. Our Rock Band Camp gives kids the chance to practice and perform as part of a real rock band — even if it’s their first time playing an instrument! Glee Club Camp (Ages 7+) singing camps give young vocalists their time in the spotlight! Our Glee Club Camp helps students become stronger singers — no matter their existing skill level. At the same time, campers get the chance to perform with other vocalists. DJ Camp – Beat Making Camp (Ages 8+) Want to learn how to make your own beats or produce your own songs? Our Beat Making Camp is the perfect place to start! This music production camp gives beginner DJs the chance to craft their own beats and introduces young musicians to the world of mixing, engineering, and producing.

Inquiring Chef Academy

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Does your child love help in the kitchen or are they looking to learn more? Inquiring Chef Academy offers Montessori-inspired culinary camps for kids K-5. Campers gain hands-on cooking experience, build confidence in the kitchen, and work in small groups to prepare snacks, lunch, and baked treats every day. Through lots of cooking, team-building games, and creative crafting, our campers learn hosting skills, manners, and an understanding of nutrition that will serve them for years to come. We use a variety of tools so that even our youngest campers can safely participate.

Creative Camp

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Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of creativity at Next Paige Foundation’s Creative Camp! Dive into the vibrant realms of dance, acting, and music, where every moment pulses with excitement and possibility. Unleash your inner artist alongside fellow young visionaries, as you cultivate skills and ignite your passion in an atmosphere bursting with energy and inspiration. Join us in crafting unforgettable memories and unleashing boundless potential, all leading up to the grand showcase on July 31st, where we’ll bring the magic of Sesame Street to life like never before!

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. 

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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. 

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The Culture House

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

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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.

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The Little Gym: Super Quest Camps 

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

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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. 

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Emerald City Gymnastics

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

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Kid Strong Academy

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

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Trilogy Cultural Arts: Musical Theater

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

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Mad Science Camp at Deanna Rose

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

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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. 

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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.

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Wonder Camp at Wonderscope

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

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Kid Strong Academy

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

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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. 

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The Little Gym: Super Quest Camps  

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

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Ballet North

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

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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

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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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