Summer Camps

2018 Summer Camps

Art Camps  |  Hobby Camps  |  Math Camps  |  Science Camps  |  Tech Camps  |  Performing Arts Camps  |  Sports Camps

 

Creating with Color
Imagination and creativity meet while producing original artwork. Spiral-dye a shirt, paint, collage, and sculpt. Bring a white, cotton t-shirt on the first day. (No class 7/4)
Ages 5-12
456086-05 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 7/16-7/20 $125/$156NR
456086-06 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 8/6-8/10 $125/$156NR
 
Papier-Mache Animals
Use classic papier-mâché techniques to create unique animals to decorate and take home.
Ages 5-12
456086-13 M-F 12:00P-2:00P 7/30-8/3 $125/$156NR
 
Soft Animal Sculptures
Create original designs for soft animals to cut out, hand sew, stuff, and add accessories.
Ages 5-12
456086-15 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 7/30-8/3 $125/$156NR
 
Aliens & Spaceships
Let your imagination soar to another dimension! Create silly, fun aliens and spaceships from a variety of materials.
Ages 5-12
456086-16 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 6/25-6/29 $125/$156NR
 
Weaving Wonders
Use a picture frame as a loom to make a beautiful and unique project. Individualize with yarn, ribbon, beads, and buttons.
Ages 5-12
456086-22 M-F 12:00P-2:00P 6/25-6/29 $125/$156NR
 
Flowers, Seashells, & More
Art by American artist Georgia O’Keefe provides 
inspiration to create original art works using 
watercolor, tempera, acrylic paint, oil pastels, and modeling clay. (No class 7/4)
Ages 5-12
456086-18 M-F 12:30P-3:00P 7/2-7/6 $125/$156NR
456086-19 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 7/23-7/27 $125/$156NR
 
Pirates Ahoy!
Paint ships on the high seas, create a treasure map to find pirate loot, and create a pirate’s best friend…a parrot.
Ages 5-12
456086-20 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 7/9-7/13 $125/$156NR
 
Beginner Drawing
Explore drawing fundamentals with pencil, pen, colored pencils, and markers. Learn about line, composition, and space. Bring a 9x12 spiral-bound sketchbook to camp.
Ages 5-7
456086-23 M-F 12:00P-2:00P 7/23-7/27 $125/$156NR
Ages 8-12
456086-24 M-F 12:00P-2:00P 7/16-7/20 $125/$156NR
 
Duct Tape Creations
Roll out the fun with colorful duct tape to make creative jewelry, wallets, and other cool projects.
Ages 8-12
456086-11 M-F 12:00P-2:00P 7/9-7/13 $125/$156NR
 
Sculpture Camp
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining materials. Sculpture lessons include forming, collaging, gluing, and more. We’ll make use of materials such as clay, wood, paper, tape, foam, wire, and stones.
Ages 8-12
456086-25 M-F 12:00P-2:00P 8/6-8/10 $125/$156NR

Magic Camp
Local magician Bob Goodin teaches tricks to amaze family and friends. Perform magic tricks and make props to take home. Magic performance held on last day of camp. All supplies included.
Ages 8-12
456071-02 M-Th 1:00P-2:30P 7/30-8/2 $108/$135NR
 
Beginner Chess Camp
For new players or those rated under 600. Covers all aspects of the game. Ladder and tournament games with other students fill most of class time. Players under the minimum age who play well for their age are welcome to enroll. By enrolling in camp, you give the instructor, Bob Spies, permission to email pairing and camp information throughout the 
duration. Bring a chess set.
Ages 8-13
456016-02 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 7/9-7/13 $61/$76NR
 
Intermediate Chess Camp
For experienced players rated under 1,000. By 
enrolling in camp, you give the instructor, Bob Spies, permission to email pairing and camp info throughout the duration. Bring a chess set.
Ages 13 and under
456016-03 M-F 9:00A-11:00A 8/6-8/10 $61/$76NR
 
Young Chefs Academy
These cooking classes offer a safe environment to encourage discovery and creativity. While culinary skills is the main ingredient, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning, and a laughter to taste. Campers divided by age. These camps are held at YCA (10082 Woodland Rd.).
 
Simple Lunches
Ages 6-10
456093-05 Th 11:00A-12:15P 6/21 $20/$25NR
Ages 9-13
456093-06 Th 11:00A-12:15P 6/21 $20/$25NR
 
Pasta Party
Ages 6-10
456093-09 W 11:00A-12:15P 7/11 $20/$25NR
Ages 9-13
456093-10 W 11:00A-12:15P 7/11 $20/$25NR

Math Monkey Math Blast Camp
These camps are held at Math Monkey in Leawood except *is held at US Toy.
Grades as of Fall 2018.
 
Adding & Subtracting
Grades 1-3
456001-01 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 7/16-7/19 $120/$150NR
456001-02 M-Th 12:30P-2:30P 7/30-8/2 $120/$150NR
*456001-03 M-Th 12:30P-2:30P 8/6-8/9 $120/$150NR
 
Time & Money
Grades 2-3
456001-04 M-Th 12:30P-2:30P 7/16-7/19 $120/$150NR
 
Brain Builders
Grades 3-4
456001-08 M-Th 12:30P-2:30P 7/9-7/12 $120/$150NR
 
Intro to Multiplication & Division
Grades 3-4
456001-05 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 7/9-7/12 $120/$150NR
456001-06 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 8/6-8/9 $120/$150NR
 
Advanced Multiplication & Division
Grades 4-5
456001-07 M-Th 12:30P-2:30P 7/23-7/26 $120/$150NR
 
Fractions & Decimals
Grades 4-5
456001-10 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 7/30-8/2 $120/$150NR
 
Brain Builders
Grades 5-6
456001-09 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 7/23-7/26 $120/$150NR
 
Pre-Algebra
Grades 6-7
456001-11 M-Th 12:30P-2:30P 8/6-8/9 $120/$150NR

Mad Science Camps

These camps are held at the AC.
 
Brixology
Explore engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering. Use critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem solving to build different projects to test and improve.
Ages 7-12
456028-06 M-F 9:00A-12:00P 6/25-6/29 $130/$163NR
 
3, 2, 1 Blast Off!
Focus on rocket flight to build 10 different types of rockets. Participate in the launching of six of those rockets using the model rocket safety code. Learn to track altitude, prepare a launch, and launch a rocket. Bring a sack lunch and drink.
Ages 7-12
456028-09 M-F 9:00A-4:00P 7/9-7/13 $260/$310NR
 
Rockin' Robots Plus
Hours of new hands-on activities: robot mazes, alternative energy sources (solar, wind, and hydrogen), take-homes 
(including a circuit maze game you design and build), and more time with robots. Build a working robot to take home at the end of the week. Bring a sack lunch and drink.
Ages 7-12
456028-05 M-F 9:00A-4:00P 7/16-7/20 $312/$325NR
 
Super Summer Science
Do you love to design, build, and fix things? See how science is used to build skyscrapers, bridges, and tunnels. Use simple machines to help lift weights. Learn about chemical reactions that you might encounter in your daily life. Ever wonder how a camera works? See how cameras capture light to store images and how movie makers make images move and create 3-D effects during "Shutterbugs" day. Take a walk on the wild side as you explore the nature of birds, beasts, and bugs. Bring a sack lunch and drink.
Ages 7-12
456028-08 M-F 9:00A-4:00P 7/23-7/27 $260/$310NR
 
Secret Agent Lab
Step into the shoes of a detective to uncover and analyze evidence. Decode messages, use metal detectors, experience night vision, use cool spy equipment, and try nifty tech tools.
Ages 7-12
456028-03 M-F 1:00P-4:00P 7/30-8/3 $130/$163NR
 
Advanced Robotics
Robots are not just science fiction anymore! Discover the science behind gears and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Learn about artificial intelligence and how it is revolutionizing our world. Put all this knowledge to use when you build your very own robot.
Ages 9-14
456028-10 M-F 9:00A-12:00P 7/30-8/3 $182/$228NR

CompuChild Computer Camps
 
My First Robotics
Discover robotics and develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. Build LEGO® models featuring working motors and sensors, then connect to a computer for behavior programming. Build and program a new robot in each class.
Ages 4-6
456088-04 F 1:30P-2:30P 7/13-8/3 $72/$90NR
 
Robotics 2
Prerequisite: My First Robotics. Build larger models while extending problem-solving and team-building skills.
Ages 4-6
456088-06 F 11:00A-12:00P 7/13-8/3 $72/$90NR
 
Youth Tech Camp
 
iGame Creators
An introductory course for younger students who want to learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun, interactive games.
Ages 6-10
456040-03 M-Th 1:00P-3:00P 7/23-7/26 $125
 
Cartoon Creators
This is a perfect class for the student with a big imagination that wants to learn how to create their own cartoons and digital creations. This course will teach students how to build digital comics to share with friends and family.
Ages 6-10
456040-07 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 6/25-6/28 $100
 
Young Engineers
Technology and innovation collide to unlock 
imaginations of young engineers. This course will utilize an invention kit for the 21st century and guide students through the process of building several fun, interactive creations.
Ages 6-10
456040-04 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 6/25-6/28 $110
456040-05 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 7/23-7/26 $110
 
iWeb
Create a cool website to post about your favorite things. Learn about internet safety and skills for the 21st century.
Ages 6-10
456040-06 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 7/9-7/12 $100
 
Arcade Games Online Game Development
Designed as a great follow-up course to iGame Creators, this class gives students a look at online game development and puts them in the driver’s seat of simple game creation. Students in this course will develop online games including arcade style, platform, and other interactive games that they can publish and share online.
Ages 6-12
456040-15 M-F 10:00A-12:00P 7/16-7/19 $115
 
iCode
Offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. Makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programing logic. Students must be able to read prior to enrolling.
Ages 6-12
456040-11 M-Th 1:00P-3:00P 7/9-7/12 $120
 
iMobile Game Design
Sketch, build, and play. This class offers students with a big imagination a place to sketch and build their own video games on a mobile device. If you have a student who loves to play games on an iPad® this course helps them engineer and build games on a mobile platform. Engages both sides of the brain to create fun engaging games for a mobile platform. Tablets will be provided for use in class.
Ages 6-12
456040-14 M-Th 1:00P-3:00P 7/30-8/2 $125
 
 
Multimedia Adventure
Embark on adventures throughout the world of computer technology, digital photography, and movie making.
Ages 6-12
456040-16 M-Th 10:00A-12:00P 8/6-8/9 $100
 
NEW! Application Design
A hands-on look at the world of application design and development. This interactive course instructs students on the design and development of apps as they design one of their own to be shared with Apple or Android devices.
Ages 9-14
456040-41 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 6/25-6/28 $150
456040-42 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 7/23-7/26 $150
456040-43 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 8/6-8/9 $150
 
NEW! ROBLOX Studio 
Programming & Game Development
Join millions of gamers and immerse yourself in your own 3D world! This 3D-based program uses physics, LUA programming, and individual 
creativity unlike any other software to build a world around you and your avatar. Students are guided through concepts such as beginner physics, LUA programming, and game development.
Ages 9-15
456040-45 M-Th 9:00A-12:00P 8/6-8/9 $150
 
Robotics Battle Bots
A hands-on opportunity to build and program robots as a team. Compete in real-world activities while evolving robots for more challenges. Campers compete in the battle bots competition at the end of the camp to prove their robot is the best. Perfect for the camper who has a big imagination and likes to build things. (No class 7/4)
Ages 9-15
456040-18 M,Tu,Th,F 9:00A-12:00P 7/2-7/6 $150
456040-19 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 7/16-7/19 $150
 
NEW! Tech Fusion
It’s a multimedia adventure bonaza! Campers face daily challenges that help develop digital media skills for movie making, web design, and digital media development. Bring a sack lunch and drink.
Ages 9-17
456040-46 M-Th 9:00A-4:00P 7/16-7/19 $305
 
Video Game Design
Create interactive games to play with others in a fun, cooperative setting as you explore the world of game development. All-day campers bring a lunch and drink.
Ages 10-17
456040-22 M-Th 9:00A-12:00P 7/9-7/12 $185
456040-23 M,Tu 9:00A-4:00P 7/30-7/31 $185
 
Animation
Learn digital design basics to create interactive 
animations with Adobe Flash animation software.
Ages 10-17
456040-26 M-Th 9:00A-12:00P 7/30-8/2 $165
 
Movie Makers
Learn concepts of digital video design and 
production by creating and directing a music video.
Ages 10-17
456040-28 M-Th 9:00A-12:00P 7/23-7/26 $155
 
Web Design & Development
Build a website from start to finish using Adobe® Creative Suite. Students will have access to their website with free hosting for one year.
Ages 10-17
456040-30 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 7/9-7/12 $160
 
Gaming Academy
Become immersed in the world of 2D and 3D game design with a combination of Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design, and 3D Game Design courses. Bring a sack lunch, drink. (No class 7/4)
Ages 10-17
456040-32 M,Tu,Th,F 9:00A-4:00P 7/2-7/6 $325
456040-33 M-Th 9:00A-4:00P 7/30-8/2 $325
 
Graphic Design
Covers the basics of digital photography as well as key concepts in the world of digital imaging. Take photos and learn how to manipulate images using the powerful image editing software Adobe® 
Photoshop® to create the image they envision.
Ages 10-17
456040-39 M-Th 9:00A-12:00P 7/16-7/19 $150
 
Music Studio
An interactive look at digital music production. Learn to develop your own music tracks, ring tones, and theme music. Look at how music integrates into our everyday world. Perfect for students who love music and want to learn how to create and share their own digital music with the world.
Ages 10-17
456040-35 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 8/6-8/9 $150
 
Advanced Game Design
Prerequisite: Video Game Design. A more advanced look at video game design. Take part in daily challenges and begin working on the development of 3D games. Develop platform and arcade style games that can be shared.
Ages 10-17
456040-24 M-Th 1:00P-4:00P 6/25-6/28 $155
 
3D Game Design
Create a 3D world that looks just like a commercial game. All-day campers bring a sack lunch and a drink. (No class 7/4)
Ages 10-17
456040-36 M,Tu,Th,F 1:00P-4:00P 7/2-7/6 $170
456040-37 W,Th 9:00A-4:00P 8/1-8/2 $170
 
Bricks 4 Kidz
Ages 5-12
 
 
LEGO® Pocket Brick Monsters
Do you have what it takes to become a Pokémon Master? Capture wild Pokémon creatures and train them for battle. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, and Poke’ Balls. Bring your own Pokémon trading cards if you wish to play and trade at the end of each day.
456009-13 M-F 9:00A-12:00P 6/25-6/29 $175/$219NR
 
LEGO® “Galaxy Far Away” Space Camp
Join us on an adventurous journey through space! Build the Redstone Rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Travel back in time to build NASA’s Gemini Capsule. Trust your astronaut’s building skills to pilot a spacecraft that will bring you back to Earth safely. We’ll build motorized models that represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie. Experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away!
456009-14 M-F 1:00P-4:00P 6/25-6/29 $175/$219NR
 
*Pocket Brick Monsters & Galaxy Far Away
456009-15 M-F 9:00A-4:00P 6/25-6/29 $300/$325NR
 
LEGO® Space Adventures
Inspired by Star Wars™and NASA, this camp is packed full of models to make your imagination blast off! Each day, campers learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO® Star Wars™ themed models, video games, group games, challenges, and more.
456009-16 M-F 9:00A-12:00P 7/9-7/13 $175/$219NR
 
LEGO® Jurassic Brick Land
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage! Build a world that comes to life with a gentle Brontosaurus, a 
ferocious Velociraptor, a terrifying T-Rex, and more. Learn about these amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period as well as other extinct, prehistoric animals.
456009-17 M-F 1:00P-4:00P 7/9-7/13 $175/$219NR
 
*Space Adventures & Jurassic Brick Land
456009-18 M-F 9:00A-4:00P 7/9-7/13 $300/$325NR
 
LEGO® Extreme Ninja Camp
Ninjas…GO! This new ninja on the block is ready to fight to defend his honor and establish peace. The team of five ninjas has its own important role to play in carrying on the legacy of self-discipline, courage, and honor. Use LEGO® bricks, technic pieces, gears, and motors to build the ninja domain of temples, dragons, awesome motorized vehicles, spinning machines, and more. Campers will use their imaginations and creativity to dive into the extreme world of ninjas!
456009-19 M-F 9:00A-12:00P 7/16-7/20 $175/$219NR
 
LEGO® Extreme Expedition Camp
Do you have what it takes to face extreme brick adventures? You and your team will search the globe for bricks and other resources needed to construct a base in the Himalayan Mountains and complete your expedition. You’ll encounter worst-case 
scenario survival challenges, face forces of nature, and construct transportation equipment to bring your team together around the globe.
456009-20 M-F 1:00P-4:00P 7/16-7/20 $175/$219NR
 
Extreme Ninja & Extreme Expedition
456009-21 M-F 9:00A-4:00P 7/16-7/20 $300/$325NR
 
Kidz Night Out
An evening of playful learning for the kids while parents enjoy a night out. Kids will have a chance to build one of our exciting models using our theme-based project kits designed by engineers and architects. Imaginations expand while 
building with free-play LEGO® bricks and we’ll enjoy dinner and drinks.
456009-23 F 6:00P-8:00P 7/13 $30/$38NR
 
LEGO® Brick Critters Camp
Ever wonder what your pets do while you are away? Join Max, an adorable dog, and a rabbit named Snowball on this fun and furry adventure. Imagine what pets do when left alone and build all sorts of critters including motorized buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies, and more. Then, dive to the depths of the ocean with Dory to help her search for her 
family. Show off your take-home handbook 
displaying all the brick critters you built.
456009-22 M-F 9:00A-12:00P 7/23-7/27 $175/$219NR

Music House Camps
 
Rock Band 1
Prerequisite: One year of music lessons. Open to guitarists who can play power chords in time, 
bassists who can play in time with a metronome, vocalists, drummers who are able to play a steady rock beat, pianists, string players, and horn players with basic sight-reading skills.
Ages 9-12
455068-11 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 6/25-6/29 $280
455068-12 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/16-7/20 $280
455068-13 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 8/6-8/10 $280
 
Rock Band 2
Prerequisite: One-plus years of music lessons. Open to guitar players who can play open position chords, bassists, and drummers who are able to play in time with ametronome. Keyboard players should know basic triad. String, horn players need intermediate sight-reading skills.
Ages 13-17
455068-15 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/23-7/27 $280
 
Day Jam
Try out different instruments and experiment with ensemble playing, singing, joining in a drum circle, learning how to write a song, and much more.
Ages 6-8
455068-02 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/9-7/13 $280
455068-03 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/16-7/20 $280
455068-04 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/30-8/3 $280
 
Ages 9-12
455068-07 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 6/25-6/29 $280
455068-08 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/9-7/13 $280
 
Purely Vocal
For beginning and intermediate vocalists who love to sing. Spend the week singing solos, a cappella, duets, and lead. Everything leads to a performance at the end of camp.
Ages 9-12
455068-16 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/16-7/20 $280
455068-17 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/23-7/27 $280
 
Guitar Riffology
Prerequisite: Four months of formal training. What do “Smoke on the Water”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Walk This Way”, “Purple Haze” and “Sweet Home Alabama” have in common? Great riffs. Become a better guitar player by mastering some of the most memorable riffs in music history! Students are divided into groups based on age and skill level.
Ages 9-17
455068-19 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/23-7/27 $280
 
Pro Recording Camp
Open to all instruments and those with at least two years of music instruction; previous band experience preferred. In this day and age, recording is just as 
essential to musical expression as performing, so don’t miss this chance to expand your musical potential. Spend a week recording, editing, and mastering your music. You’ll never approach music the same way again.
Ages 13 and up
455068-20 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 7/30-8/3 $280
455068-21 M-F 12:30P-3:30P 8/6-8/10 $280
 
Theater of the Imagination
These camps held at TOI (6100 W. 127th St.)
Ages 5-12
Karate Turtles vs. The Evil Pizza Monsters
456073-07 M-Th 10:00A-4:30P 6/25-6/28 $155
 
The Oh So Dramatic Girls of Oz: The Musical
456073-08 M-Th 10:00A-4:30P 6/25-6/28 $155
 
Zombies vs. Superheroes
456073-09 M-Th 10:00A-4:30P 7/9-7/12 $155
 
Monster School: The Vampires & Werewolves
456073-10 M-Th 10:00A-4:30P 7/9-7/12 $155
 
Space Warriors: The Last French Fry
456073-11 Tu-F 10:00A-4:30P 7/17-7/20 $155
 
Boys vs. Girls: The Musical (PS…Girls Win!)
456073-12 Tu-F 10:00A-4:30P 7/17-7/20 $155
 
Girls Rule: The Musical
456073-14 M-Th 10:00A-4:30P 7/23-7/26 $155
 
Space Warriors: The French Fry Adventure
456073-13 M-Th 10:00A-4:30P 7/23-7/26 $155
 
 
 
Hours of Operation

Activity Center (AC)
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday - Friday: 6:00A-9:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-7:00P
Sunday: 12:00P-7:00P
913-685-6000

Rec Center at Hilltop (RC)
7720 W. 143rd Street
Monday-Friday: 5:30A-10:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-8:00P
Sunday: 8:00A-8:00P
913-685-6090

Sports Complex Office (SC)
9701 W. 137th Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P
913-685-6030

Administrative Offices
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P
913-685-6000

Vision Statement:

"Enriching Lives, Strengthening a Spirit of Community"

Mission Statement:

"We will champion community and personal growth through dynamic lifelong recreation experiences."