Whether children want to explore the great outdoors or discover a new passion, Y summer camps are full of adventure and fun. Learn more the many types of camp available throughout the metro.
Youth Day Camp
TIME: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
LOCATION: Blue Valley, Olathe, North Kansas City, Piper, Platte County R-3, Riverside, Shawnee Mission
Youth day camps at the Y focus on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all of our activities, from educational camper-chosen skill activities to swimming, field trips and everything in between. Come for a week, or stay the whole summer. 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 divided into small groups by age with activities appropriate to the interests and needs of each group.
Sports Day Camps
AGES: 5-12 GRADES: Completed Kindergarten-6th
TIME: 7 a.m.-6 p.m
FEES: $210 / week
This year, sports camp themes are focused on keeping kids active and engaged in fun physical activities, with an emphasis on soccer and basketball. In addition to skill development and gameplay, campers will engage in scientific learning focused on physical needs of the body and enjoy special guests.
Summer School Before and After Care
AGES: 5-12 GRADES: Kindergarten-5th Grade
TIME: Until 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Platte County, Piper
The Y provides after care during district summer school programs at select school districts. Like Youth Day Camp, participants can explore a variety of interests and have fun along the way. Activities include arts and crafts, science and technology, nature and more.
YVC Summer of Service
AGES: 11-18 GRADES: 6th-12th
TIME: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
FEES: $79-$89 / week
Teens can make a difference in their community this summer. Youth Volunteer Corps, hosted by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, offers weekly service opportunities for youth ages 11-18. Each project includes icebreakers, team-builders, and service-learning lessons.
Financial assistance is available.
There is a one-time program registration fee of $20.
Transportation is available for select projects. Drop-off locations include the Cleaver Family YMCA, Paul Henson Family YMCA and YMCA Youth Development Services office.
Camp Wood YMCA
FEES: Vary by program
LOCATION: YMCA Camp Wood, Elmdale, KS
Tucked within the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, Camp Wood YMCA gives youth an opportunity to participate in life-changing, outdoor experiences that foster healthy decision-making, lasting friendships, skill development, and strengthened values in a safe, friendly environment. Traditional and teen camps are available all summer, as well as specialty camps centered on the culinary arts, construction, leadership and outdoor activities like horseback riding.