KC Parks & Rec offers days camps for $80 per week.

A Guide to Summer Camps in South KC (and beyond)

South Kansas City Summer Camps

Summer is almost here, and kid boredom is a thing of the past with these South KC summer camps.

Adventure Camps

Barstow Summer Camp – 11511 State Line Rd. Barstow introduces Outside the Box camps for kids and parents — workouts, rec sports, cooking, even an exclusive college admissions bus tour for students entering grades 9-12.   Camps are available from ages 3-18 and runs May 24 – August 13.  Extended care options are available, 816-277-0445 or barstowschool.org/summer.

Camp Encourage – Overnight camp for children with autism at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS. Includes excursions into Kansas City. June 16-19 and July 21-24.  816-830-7171 campencourage.org/

St. Thomas More provides Summer Cyclones summer care.

Campfire Heartland Summer Day Camp – Camp Lake of the Woods in Swope Park  Campfire is an adventurous camp that allows your child to find their spark, raise their voice, and discover who they are.  Activities include learning about nature and animals, zip line, rope swing, archery, crafts, and more.  A7- week camp is themed.  Cost is $225 per week.  Ages 6-15.  June 14-July 30.  816-285-2010, campfire heartland.org

Grandview Christian School Day Camp – 12340 Grandview Rd. This year’s theme is about all things creepy and crawly as campers learn about insects. Camp includes weekly trips to the library, fun field trips to splash park, zoo, bowling, swimming and picnics in the park. Meanwhile children’s skills will be sharpened in reading and math. $95 per week. Ages 3 – 6th Grade. May 24 – August 13.  816-767-8630. grandviewchristianschool.com/summer-camp

Kanakuk Kampout Day Kamp Adventure – First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 Stateline Rd., This traveling Christian 5-day camp experience includes adventures like ziplines, a climbing wall, inflatables, and crazy skits. Grades K-6.  July 5-9. 816-942-9022, kcfc.org/upcoming-events.

KC Parks Summer Camp – Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., Your child will stay socially, mentally, and physically active in the 10-week day camp.  Experience field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and more.  Ages 6-13.  June 7 – August 14.  Cost is $80 per week, multi-child discount available.  Early bird special offered.  816-513-8560 or kcparks.org.  

Summer Cyclones – St. Thomas More, 11822 Holmes Rd., The enthusiastic staff will make this the best summer ever for the kids as they stay sharp on their academic skills and participate in a healthy doase of fun-filled activities on site. For students entering grades K-7.  June 1 – August 7.  $200 for 5 days; $150 for 3 days; $100 for 2 days. summercyclones@stmkc.com or stmkc.com/summercyclones

V.E.R.B. – Calvary Lutheran School, 12411 Wornall Rd..  Vacation. Explore. Relax. Be More!  Kids K-5 will stay active physically, mentally and spiritually this summer at VERB.  Fee includes field trips, swimming, reading, crafts, games, and more.   Themed weeks. 1/2/3/4/5-day/week options available. May 27-August 7.  816-595-4020, calvaryschoolkc.com

Youthfront Camp – Camp Lacygne,KS. Day camps, overnight camps, Grades 1-12. Splash parks, ropes courses, Christian faith building activities. youthfront.com/summercamp

The Pulse offers dance classes during the summer.

Arts Camps

The Martin City Melodrama Komedy Kidstitute Comedy Camps – 702 Blue Ridge Blvd, in Grandview.  Learn to tell a joke, throw a cream pie, improvise, perform slapstick, and more.  And participate in a Final Show Performance.   913-642-7576, martincitymelodrama.org/martin-city-jr/ 

Christian Youth Theatre – 6800 W. 153 St., Shine this summer with CYT’s day camps, summer dance and performances for different age groups, including Annie Kids, The Jungle Book Kids, The Heiress, Godspell and The Dark Knight and the Shadow and in a Galaxy Far Far Away.  Half and full day camps and overnight camps available for ages 7-18. 913-681-3318, cytkc.org

The Pulse Performing Arts Center – Red Bridge Shopping Center. Summer dance classes for ages 3-18. June 14-August 12.  Call 816-941-2278 thepulsepac.com

Eagles Summer Camp includes a fun water slide in addition to other activities.

Sports Camps

Eagles Super Spectacular Summer Camps – Eagles Gymnastics, 209 W. 135th St..  Campers will experience gymnastics, tumbling, rope climbing, crafts, cooking lessons, science experiments, and play on Eagles’ Humungous Slippy Slide.   Ages 5+.  Camps begin June 7 – August 13h.  816-941-9529, eaglesgymnastics.com

Horse Camp – The Riding Club at Clanton Performance Horses, 21622 S. Harper Rd., Peculiar, MO.  A fun filled week of horses and activities.  Learn basic horsemanship, horseback riding, grooming, crafts, and games.  Two sessions available: June 15 & 18 and August 4 & 6.  Hours are 10am – 3pm.  Open to ages 5+.  817-296-3442, facebook.com/TheRidingClubatCPH/

KICK IT Karate Summer Camps – Integrity Martial Arts, Red Bridge Shopping Center 11130 Holmes Rd. Kids will experience martial arts training, strength and conditioning, a field trip, pizza on Friday, and more.  No martial arts experience required.  Two camp sessions: June 21-25 and July 12-168.  Hours are 8:30am-3:30pm.  Early drop off and late pick up is available.  816-761-0143, kcintegritykarate.com.  

Notre Dame de Sion Summer Sports Camps – 10631 Wornall Rd. Sports camps include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball.  Select camps begin May 28.  Grades K-12 for both boys and girls (varies by sport).  816-942-3282, ndsion.edu

Rockhurst Hawklet Summer Sports Camps – Rockhurst High School, 9301 Stateline Rd.  Sports camps include baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, speed & explosion, and wrestling.  Open to all boys in grades 9-12.  Contact Matt Darby at 816-363-2036 x527 or mdarby@rockhursths.edu, rockhursths.edu


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