Guide to Summer Camps in Kansas City (2022)
UPDATED 2022 Summer Camps Guide!
Everyone looks forward to summer camps – even parents! So we gathered our favorite KC camps for kids across the city.
If you’re looking for kids camps of every kind — you’ve come to the right place. You can find art camp, drama & theater, sports camps, overnight camps, day camps and fun, full day, half day, educational activities and more. We’ve got you covered!
Check out local summer camps and day camps all over KC to fill your summer schedule! You can find up-to-date information for most camps in KC – we are updating as info becomes available. Or, if you’re looking for summer activities you can switch up day to day, check out our Summer Activities Guide for Kids.
Looking for things you can do this summer together? Explore the Best Things to Do with Kids in KC, play indoors at Open Gyms & Indoor Play Places or have a picnic together at a local park…there’s so many beautiful options!
Day Camps, Outdoor Camps, Overnight Camps, & Everything in Between:
Kids can have the Best Summer Ever™ at Y Summer Day Camps!
At Y day camp, kids make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day. Convenient locations available across the metro. Find your fun. Find your Y. Learn more and sign up at KansasCityYMCA.org/Camp.
The focus is on achievement, relationships and belonging. Experiences include field trips, swimming, arts, STEM, outdoor education and so much more. Locations are available throughout the metro. Visit online for local YMCA summer camps in your area.
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City offers TONS of summer programs and camps for your kids including Youth Day Camps & Camp Wood Overnight Camp. Day camps are offered for ages 5-12, or up to age 17 with the Camp Wood summer programs. Check out the details for Youth Day Camps below.
Register EARLY to secure your spot. Many of these fill up quickly!
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Squeeze the most out of summer with Youthfront Camps! You have many options on dates, length of camp & age groups, so there is a fit for every family. If you have questions, check out their FAQ for all the answers…
Kids will enjoy splash parks, ropes courses, a fun community, faith-building activities, & TONS of other fun things to do during summer. Choose from day camps & overnight camps throughout the summer, as well as high school ministry programs!
- Day Camps: Grades 1st to 5th
- Kids Overnight Camps: Grades 3rd to 6th
- Middle School Camps: Grades 6th to 9th
- Middle & High School Camps: Grades 6th to 12th
Summer, Spring & Winter Camps
Full Week, Partial Week & Single Day Camps available to meet your needs
Rock Band (Ages 7+)
Glee Club (Ages 7+)
Rock City World Tour (Preschool – 1st Grade)
Record a Studio Demo (Ages 7+)
Beat Refinery DJ Camp (Ages 10+)
Beat Making (Ages 8+)
Recording Arts: Pro Tools & Production (Ages 10+)
Bach to Rock – 3630 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224
This overnight camp in Flint Hills is great for families with various ages. They offer day camps, mini camps and overnight camps. Camp ages range from 5-17.
This overnight camp is located in Parkville, MO and their overnight camps are open to children that have completed 2nd grade through 12th grade. Each camp group will have daily activities as well as lessons focused on Christian faith.
Located in Branson, MO this fun overnight camp will teach your child courage,build friendships and faith as well as a whole lot of fun. Overnight camps are available for ages 6-18 for various weeks and timeframes.
So many summer camps!
Learn, explore and experience animal adventures at science summer camps! Science camps have over 100 activities that change daily & unique programs/classes for your child to choose from.
Choices include Adopt an Animal, Animal Adventure, & Jr. Vet! This summer camp is sleep away camp, located in Rolla Mo. Check them out, enroll here or call them at 573-458-2125.
This kids camp has locations all over the metro, so your child care explore STEM wherever you are. Find options for preschoolers to college students and educators. There are 9 options for you to choose from, with accelerated options available too to accommodate more children advanced for their age.
Cooking Camps in KC:
Your kids can learn to cook at these fun cooking summer camps. Summer Camps begin end of May to Mid-August in 4-5 day sessions.
There is a new & unique program each week of these fun summer camps for kids.
Tastebuds Kitchen offers a wide variety of classes including Chef Challenge Camp, Culinary Cocoa Camp,Baking Championship Camp, Cupcake and Cookie Challenge,Baking Techniques, Secret Swaps Camp, Secret Ingredient Camp, Chocolate Lovers Camp, Baking 101, Junior Chef Cook Off Camp, Future Celebrity Chef Camp, Tasty Tales, and Restaurant Week. Check out the FULL list of camps online…you can even register online too!
Your kids will be cooking dinner for you in no time. 🙂
They host summer cooking camps for kids of all ages. Dates are TBA
Tons of creative options:
Children will create ceramic, clay, canvas, and glass fusion projects throughout Camp ARTrageous. The morning session is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and the afternoon session from 1:30 – 3:30. Sign your child up for individual classes, full days, or full weeks. Sign up EARLY to get early bird pricing!
Camp ARTrageous has 5 camp sessions per summer (4 classes per session).
Summer camps are for children ages 6-12, but exceptions can be made in special circumstances. Class sizes are limited to 16 kids, so sign up early! Give them a call for more info (913) 661-CLAY or sign-up for summer camp sessions online.
Ceramic Cafe has added new camps for kids this year, so be sure to explore all your options available! There is something for every child’s interests…
Camp session begin in June, with unique programs each week. Their program provides instruction in ceramic art techniques including glass fusing, pottery painting, and hand building with clay. This year has new Summer Camp themes like Mythical Magic & Snack Attack. There is also a camp dedicated to glass projects!
Check out the full details on creative summer programs. They even have advanced summer camp classes for kids who are super artistic! 🙂
The museum offers a popular series of studio classes for children on Saturdays throughout the academic year and on weekdays during the summer.
KCYA offers theater, music, visual arts, dance, and drama camps for ages 2 through 18, with camps running June 1st- August 8th. There are full day, half day, & week-long summer camp options, so you can find something that fits your schedule!
You can find summer schedules/class descriptions are available online, with programs running throughout the summer. Summer camp sessions include: Broadway Bound Camp, Fairytale Mash-up, Music Makers, Improv Adventure & more.
First Act Theatre Arts offers a variety of drama and theater camps including half day, full day, highschooler and overnight camps too!
Keep them active this summer!
Sunset Trails camp fun includes horseback riding, care for animals, outdoor activities, barn games, gardening, fun crafts, and more! Available for kids ages 6 and up!
Campers will participate in a “Fun Show” at the end of camp, where riders decorate horses and showcase their skills they learned. This camp will also help to prepare students for weekly riding lessons also offered at Sunset Trails Stables should their interest extend beyond the camp session. Call (816) 554-7699 for more details or register online now.
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Riding Camp Sessions are multiple days with 13 weeks to choose from. Some are 4 days, while some are 5, but you can explore all options online.
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i9 Sports announced the first i9 Sports summer camps in the Northland and in Johnson County, KS too!. There are multi-sport summer camps and the basketball summer camp.
Register for one or both today!
Wakeboarding Summer Camp at KC Watersports
Your children can learn to wakeboard or practice their wakeboarding skills at KC Watersports summer camps! No matter your child’s skill level, their facilities and staff makes sure that every camper, can come out and learn something new.
Day camps run Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3 pm. You can purchase different amounts of day camps, which can be used consecutively OR spread out over different weeks so your children can enjoy water sports all summer long.
Campers must be at least 7 years old. See below for camp options & pricing.
- 1 Day Camp for $75
- 5 Day Camps for $350
Learning 2 Fly is the place to be for curious minds and energetic bodies. Their Chakra Circus of Health summer camps are a fun way to enjoy aerial fitness and while learning about health and wellness!
Camps begin at the end of May. There are parent/kids camps offered too so you can have TONS of fun with your kiddos! Call (913) 262-2600 for more details or check out their youth programs online.
Get ready for a wild summer!
It’s time to ease into summer! Thank you for considering spending your summer with Oakhill. For summer 2022, we are excited to offer care for students grades Toddler (2-years old) through 8th Grade. Registration opened for all on February 1, 2022 and sections are starting to fill!
Where girls are leaders!
Find your true awesomeness at Madam President Camp, a week-long day camp, for girls ages 11 to 13 who are looking for a different camp experience in a supportive environment where they can learn and practice leadership skills.
RoKC has camp all summer long for ages 4-13 at both NKC and Olathe locations. Each camp offers am and pm options.
Give your child the gift of dance this summer as they learn that movement can be FUN! Performers will enjoy classes, workshops, and ballet camps at Kansas City Ballet this summer for ages 2-18.
Calling all princesses and hip hop lovers, Crescendo Conservatory is getting ready for their Summer Camps. Choose from “The Twelve Dancing Princesses Camp”, “Ice Princess Camp”, or “Hip Hop Safari Camp.
Give your child a taste of Music with Lori’s School of Music. Group summer classes are a great way to introduce your kids to music. Call for more details (816) 478-4838.
This year the KC Jazz Camp will be held at the REW Music in Lenexa, KS, June 7th-11th followed by a performance on the 12th at the Lenexa Public Market. Camp is from 11:00am-4:00pm daily.
This camp is perfect for your aspiring rocker or pop star. Your child will explore song writing, vocals and instruments at their upcoming summer camps. Camps start at age 5.
General Summer Camps:
Drop the kids off for spring & summer fun at Sky Camp! Ninja Warrior, Rock Climb, Trampolines & More! Lunch & Snacks included. Full & Half Day Options Available.
Urban Air has tons of fun attractions! Their activities are perfect for all ages – kids AND adults – so head to Urban Air for a fun summer experience. You can even defy gravity at Urban Air!
Check out Mid-Continent Public Library locations across the metro for TONS of summer programs for kids of all ages and interests.
There are summer reading programs, art activities, classes & other fun things to do. (most for free!) Programs run from May through August 2022. You can fill your summer with things to do at the library. 😊
Your kids can spend their summer, swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing and more! There are 10 weeks of summer camp programs, each with a unique theme.
Jacomo Summer Camp welcomes kids 6-13 and is located at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center in Jackson County, Missouri. Register online now, or learn more about their camps on the Jacomo website.
Your kids will learn while having fun at the variety of summer camps offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center. There are full and half-day options available for kids ages 4-15. Check out the complete list of camps including, Photography Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, Biking Camp, and Climbing & Repelling Camp.
Spend the summer at the zoo! Your kiddos can learn about animals, do experiments and more.KC Zoo summer camp is for ages 5-17.
Other Things to Do this Summer:
Many of their offerings are virtual right now. Visit their website for the latest info. There are monthly summer programs for kids to explore Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. These summer activities are all free! If you are an educator, you can also schedule a free tour for your class/group to tour the museum.
Other Summer Camps & Programs
The Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art Summer Classes & Camps
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