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Summer Camps in Kansas City 2016

Posted March 27, 2016 10:54am by Jane

In case you missed it the first time around, the KC Kids Fun  2016 Kansas City Summer Csummer camp pic2amp Directory is here and ready to help you make it a great summer for your kids!

We’re still working on mapping out a fun-filled summer for our own kids, so we thought it was a great time to help you do the same! Let us be your guide, with tons of summer camp listings all over the KC Metro!

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There are six categories of camps to break it down for you:

summer camp pic(Once again, if you operate a Kansas City area day or overnight camp which is not listed here in our camp listings, please let us know! And if you’re interested in a Sponsored Listing, contact us for information.)

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Kansas City Summer Camp Directory 2016

Posted February 23, 2016 8:34pm by Jane

Summer Camps are Here at KC Kids Fun!

Our 2016 Kansas City Summer Camp Directory is here!

Once again, KC Kids Fun is here to help you create an awesome summer for your kids! We have listings for great summer camps all over the KC Metro: Kansas City, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Northland, Johnson County…and more! Let us be your guide with tons of summer camp information for 2016!

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As usual, we’ve broken them down into six categories for you:

(If you operate a Kansas City area day or overnight camp which is not listed here in our camp listings, please let us know! And if you’re interested in a Sponsored Listing, contact us for information.)

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2016 Kansas City Summer Camps: General Day and Overnight Camps

Posted February 23, 2016 8:31pm by Jane

KCKFcamplogoNoDateJPGLooking for a traditional summer camp in the Kansas City area? Here is our list of 2016 general day and overnight camps – some of these camps have no theme, no greater purpose other than fun; some of them have multiple themes to choose from, multiple goals and choice (but still lots of fun).

Regular Listings:

Check out your local parks and recreation department. The Kansas City area parks and rec departments are really fabulous.  A great resource for parents and kids across the metro. Take a look at their summer catalogs – lots of offerings for every interest. You can find their websites by clicking the Classes link on the right side of this page.
  • Asbury Children’s Center at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St. Prairie Village, KS  66208 -913-432-5573. Summer programming available for K-6. School-age children go on a variety of field trips.  A light breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided daily.
  • A Thyme For Everything (Lee’s Summit, MO) – culinary camps have been offered in the past, currently Mom & Me cooking classes are listed for summertime offerings
  • Blue Springs Summer Day Camp (Blue Springs, MO) Open to kids ages 5 – 12 from 9am-4pm with the option of Before and After Care from 7am – 6pm.   Each week has a special theme and parents can pick and choose which weeks they want kids to attend!  Weekly field trips, lots of fun games, exciting science experiments, cool crafts, new sports and new friends included.
  • Blue Valley Recreation (south Johnson County, KS) has many different summer offerings. At time of publication, BVRC has not yet listed their camps, but typically offers sports, cooking, technology, music, arts/crafts, and Special Olympics for summer fun!
  • Blue Valley School District Summer Explorations Program (south Johnson County, KS) offers a variety of classes for kids in grades K-8, including math, sewing, art, music, drama, nature exploration, technology and more. Most camp offerings are half-day, M-Th.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS/Independence, MO) has programs for kids from 5-18. You’ll need to call your local club for more details on this summer’s offerings!
  • Brain Balance of Overland Park (OP, KS) – Get a Jumpstart for the Next School Year. The Brain Balance Program can improve your child’s social, academic and behavioral abilities. To find out how – Call (913) 627-9400.
  • Brookridge Day School (Overland Park, KS)offers summer school – keep an eye on their website for details!
  • Calvary Lutheran Church and School VERB Summer Program (south Kansas City, MO) offers summer care/camp for kids who have finished kindergarten through 5th grade. Lots of activities, field trips, etc. Good hours for working parents.
  • Camp ECC (south Kansas City, MO) – Camp ECC is a summer program for preschool children who are 3-5 years old. Camp runs Tuesday thru Thursday from 9am-1pm and each week revolves around a fun theme.
  • Camp Invention (several locations – KCK, Shawnee & Spring Hill, KS) is a hands-on science and creativity camp for grades 1 thru 6. Lots of different offerings. Really interesting and something to check out!
  • Camp Manitowa (Rend Lake, Southern Illinois) offers all the traditional camp activities and the best in camper attention and parent customer service. Directors have over 40 combined years of experience running overnight camps.
  • Carver Christian Academy Summer Program (7203 Paseo, KCMO)-an academic program in the morning and a recreational program in the afternoon.  All meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) are included with the weekly program fee.  The program hours are 6am to 6pm Mon- Fri. $50 to enroll and $60 weekly fee.   Please call (816) 361-1548 and leave a message to receive an enrollment packet.
  • City of Lenexa, KS – offers multiple camps for spring break and summer, including Missoula Children’s Theater Camp.
  • Culture Camp (Kearney, MO) The Language Project offers a variety of camps to help kids ages 3-10 explore different cultures.
  • Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center (Liberty, MO) -currently in their 50th year of serving the KC area.  Features 60 acres of hills, creeks, and bridges to roam, and themed day camps for K-6th graders.
  • Camp Chippewa (Ottawa, KS) is a Methodist overnight camp with traditional camp activities for kids from K to 12th grade. (Kindergarten thru 3rd grade camps are just two nights and campers must have an parent or other adult with them.) All other camps are 3 or 5 night camps.
  • Camp Eagle Summit at Lee’s Summit Community Christian School(Lee’s Summit, MO) is a summer day camp with before and after care available at no extra charge. Weekly themes with lots of fun activities and outings. Your child does not have to attend the school to go to Camp Eagle Summit.
  • Camp Shawnee (Waldron, MO – Platte County near Parkville) – traditional day camps and overnight camps for ages 5 to 16. Affiliated with Camp Fire USA.
  • Camp Summit (Lee’s Summit, MO) – open all summer.  Open to 5 -11 years olds. Field trips, daily swimming at Summit Waves, daily snack and a safe, fun, energetic environment for your child. As of publication, summer dates are not yet posted.
  • Camp Special Beginnings (Lenexa, KS) – summer day camp for kindergarten thru 6th grade, tons of activities, library time and field trips; flexible schedule for working parents!
  • Camp Taum Sauk (Lesterville, MO – southwest of Rolla, about 6 hrs from KC) is a co-ed residential camp with 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8 week sessions for kids ages 8 to 15. ACA accredited with every traditional camp activity.
  • Camp Tekakwitha at Prairie Star Ranch (Williamsburg, KS) – sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, this is an overnight adventure camp for grades 5 through 12 (separate sessions). Great outdoor activities as well as prayer and Scripture. A one week Family Camp is also available.
  • Camp Wornall (Kansas City, MO) is held at the historic Alexander Majors House at 82nd & State Line (Mon-Thurs) and at the John Wornall House in the Loose Park/Brookside area (Fri). Kids ages 6 to 12 will learn about life and childhood in the 1800s with tons of hands-on activities during this full-day camp. They can even wear period dress.  Two 1-week sessions and one-day theme camps available.  816-444-1858
  • Camp Wood (Elmdale, KS) is a YMCA residential camp for kids ages 7 to 17. One and two week sessions are available and include traditional camps, horse camps, skateboard camp and music camps.
  • Christ Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten (Platte Woods, MO)  offers summer school for those ages 2-6 years.  Weekly camp, affordable rates, 7AM-5:45 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • Clay-Platte Montessori School (Northland) offers camps for ages 2 – 12 including sports, science, art, cooking, computers, language, crafts and more. Some offered by the week; others offered on flexible daily schedule.
  • Congregation Beth Shalom (Overland Park, KS) Fun in the Sun Summer Camps offer 2, 3 and 5 day options for kids ages 18 months through kindergarten. Half day programs with optional extended care until 3 pm.
  • Creative World CampTastic is a Funderful, Laugheriffic, Blastastic summer adventure for kids ages 6-10! Each week, we will have a different theme complete with field trips, activities, and a special event day! Visit website for more information and to save a spot for your camper!  Six locations:
    • Belton, located near 71 Hwy. and 163rd in Belton, MO; call (816) 331-8835 for details.
    • Blue Springs, located near 40 Hwy and 291 Hwy in Blue Springs, MO; call (816) 373-6700 for details.
    • Lee’s Summit, located near 50 Hwy and Todd George Rd in Lee’s Summit, MO; call (816) 554-2277 for details.
    • Liberty, located near I-35 and 291 Hwy in Liberty, MO; call (816) 781-3343 for details.
    • Independence, located near 291 Hwy and Gudgell Rd in Independence, MO; call (816) 478-1887 for details.
    • Kansas City, MO, located near Noland Rd and 40 Hwy in Independence, MO; call (816) 478-1988 for details
  • Cub Scouts of Heart of America Council (various locations) sponsors three to five day long day camps for Cub Scouts as well as residential camps of varying lengths for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts and Boy Scouts. BB guns, bows and arrows, nature, crafts and games.
  • The Field Trip Club (Olathe, KS) – Field Trip Club has an innovative, state-licensed summer day camp in Olathe. Campers ages 5-15 enjoy 15 field trip adventures every week, such as bowling, skating, laser tag, arts & crafts, nature & science, children’s theatre, museums, music & concerts, movies, drama instruction, pizza parties, libraries, computers, petting zoos, parks, playgrounds, and a great summer blend of educational & recreational programs. Drop-off is 7:30-9am; pick-up is 4:30-5:30pm.
  • Goddard School (various locations) has summer care/camps for preschool and elementary school-aged children. Great activities, great hours, different themes each week.
  • Gymboree Play & Music (various locations) usually has special play and music offerings during the summer for babies through age 5.
  • Heartland Camp (Parkville, MO & Olathe, KS) hosts a day camp program for 1st through 6th graders (and overnight camps for 2nd through 12th graders). They offer typical camp activities including sports, swimming, music, crafts and games as well as regular Bible study.
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (Overland Park, KS) has summer day camps for all ages as well as sports, theatre art, and dance camps! Before- and after-care and after-camp activities also available.
  • Johnson County Community College Summer Youth Enrichment(Overland Park, KS) has academic enrichment for students in grades 6-12. There are some REALLY cool-sounding camp/courses at JCCC this summer!
  • Johnson County Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camps (various locations) include fun day camps, preschool camps, sports camps, performing arts camps and nature/science camps! Full- and partial-day programs available.
  • Kanakuk Kamps (Lake Taneycomo and Tablerock Lake, MO) are Christian-based overnight camps with 7, 13 and 25 day sessions. Ages 7 to 18, traditional camp activities. Golf camp and family camp also available.
  • KC Parks Summer Enrichment Camp. Get ready for 10 weeks of fun! This year’s camp will include great field trips like Science City, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and Worlds of Fun. Campers will also enjoy weekly swimming lessons, guest speakers, art projects, sports, and more! At the end of the summer, we’ll bring all the camps together for a giant cook-off and Olympic festival.
  • KU Edwards Campus Summer Camps (Overland Park, KS) – KU Edwards Campus is hosting a variety of summer camps for children who are interested in sports, music, science, engineering, math, technology and Chinese language and culture.
  • Learning 2 Fly (Mission, KS) – day camps focusing on youth health, mind and body, art and circus skills! Activities include daily exercise, community gardening and art.
  • Leawood Summer Camps (Leawood, KS) – Leawood Parks & Recreation offers half and full day camps for kids to explore a wide variety activities. Arts, sports, outdoor and “extreme tween” camps in addition to adventure camps held at City Park, Ironwoods Park and Community Center.
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS) drop-in summer programs on Wednesdays and Thursdays in June and July.  Learn more at or call 913-971-5111
  • Metropolitan Community College – Longview (Lee’s Summit, MO) sponsors programs for ages 3 -15 including a variety of different topics. Check back for summer offerings or call 816-672-2030.
  • Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods (Northland) offers classes and camps for ages 8-14, covering topics such as art, drama, science, writing, animal care and sports. No info posted on their website yet but check back!
  • Mission (KS) Parks & Recreation – Mission Summer Camp and Teens n Tweens camps offer a variety of age-appropriate activities for kids Kindergarten through age 15.
  • Missouri Military Academy Enrichment and Recovery Academy (Mexico, MO) has day and residential programs geared towards academics and study skills with a variety of activities and sports in the afternoons and weekends. This is not a military program. For boys ages 8-17.
  • Museum Kids Summer Workshops at the Kansas City Museum(KCMO) check back later this spring for upcoming programs.
  • My Gym (Overland Park, KS) has summer day camps featuring award-winning programming of games, relay races, sports, art projects, and more! 913-685-9005
  • New Summit Day Camp (Lee’s Summit, MO)  — There’s no information up yet about summer programs. Check their website soon!
  • North Kansas City YMCA (North Kansas City, MO) holds weekly fun camps, including Spring Break and Summer Camps.
  • North Kansas City Schools Community Education Services (North Kansas City, MO) offers summer learning programs.
  • Notre Dame de Sion Elementary (Kansas City, MO) offers Sion Summer School for preschool through grade 9. The camp offers before- and after-camp extended care for working parents.
  • Notre Dame de Sion High School (south Kansas City, MO) hosts art camps and sports camps for girls in grades 3-12.
  • Oakhill Day School (Northland) offers many different sessions for grades 2-8. The sessions include cooking, computers, karate, academics, sports, swimming and more. Full- and part-day programs available. 816-436-6228
  • Pembroke Hill School (Kansas City, MO) holds an extensive summer program, similar in breadth to the Barstow program, for kids ages 2-18. There are many themed classes for a variety of interests, plus the hours are excellent for working parents!
  • Primrose School of Overland Park (OP, KS) Passport to Adventure offers a new theme for Explorers to enjoy each week! From the great outdoors to science and food fun, Camp Primrose has something for everyone. Customize your adventure by selecting specific camp weeks or join us for a whole summer of fun!
  • Rock Springs Family Camp (Junction City, KS) – overnight sessions for Mom, Dad AND the kids! Horseback riding, swimming, hiking, fishing, trap shooting, crafts and more!
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School (Kansas City, MO) offers CampBrain morning and afternoon classes in art, music, theater, soccer, basketball, academics, cooking and more!
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, KS) sponsors several day camps for boys and girls in K-8, including sports, cheer, chess, cooking, dance and vocal music.
  • Shawnee Mission School District (Johnson County, KS) has an amazingly broad Summer Enrichment Program for students in preschool through 8th grade. Programs range from art, math, computers, sports, science and music to theatre, cooking, woodworking and foreign languages. This one looks awesome!  913-993-9740
  • Summer at Barstow offers a spectacular camp experience for children ages 3-18. There are more than 300 camps in academics, arts, crafts, cooking, dance, theater, science, technology, math and sports.
  • Summer Games at Kids R Kids School (Olathe, KS) has weekly-themed projects, activities and field trips. Great hours for working parents!
  • Tall Oaks Camp (Linwood, KS) hosts several day and overnight camps for the Disciples of Christ Christian Churches. Camps for kids K thru 12 are available as well as family camps and grandparent camps!
  • Turner Recreation Commission’s Adventure Camp (Kansas City, KS) at Pierson Park, ages 8-12, outdoor camp.
  • Turner Recreation Commission’s Explorer Camp at Turner Recreation Community Center (Kansas City, KS) ages 5-8 , indoor camp.
  • Victory Temple Christian Life Center (KCMO) offers summer programming for kids.
  • Wildwood Outdoor Education Center (near LaCygne, KS) offers residential camping in a gorgeous setting. Five-day programs for boys and girls ages 7-15 . An incredible outdoorsy camp with an emphasis on leadership and self-esteem. Full and mini sessions available for this overnight camp.
  • YMCA Summer Day Camps (various locations) The YMCA is one of the Kansas City metro’s best resources for kids’ camps. They’ve got sports camps, outdoor camps, fine arts camps and traditional day camps offered through many local school districts.
  • Youthfront Camps (near Edgerton and LaCygne, KS) has overnight Christian-based camps for kids from grades 3 through 12+. There are week-long sessions for older kids; half-week sessions for the younger ones. Traditional, fun camp activities! Youthfront Camp West is perfect for upper elementary and middle school age students!
  • Youth Tech Inc., (Kansas City) offers a non-profit computer camp dedicated to providing enrichment opportunities for students with a passion for learning. They offer courses like Video Game Design, Animation, Web Design, Movie Makers and much more.
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