Kansas Summer Camps
Camp Wood YMCA
ABOUT KANSAS SUMMER CAMPS
Camp Wood YMCA is one of the ultimate summer camps in Kansas. We serve youth ages 7-17. Camp Wood YMCA campers receive life changing, value based outdoor experiences at our overnight Kansas summer camp. Safety and supervision is a major priority for us. We have two staff and only 8 campers per cabin. All of our staff is CPR, AED and First Aid trained, and our waterfront is supervised by YMCA trained lifeguards.
While your camper is here at camp they will grow in confidence, make new friends and learn new skills. Most of all they will be able to make lifelong memories that they will cherish forever.
Here at Camp Wood YMCA our summer program consists of three different camp categories: Traditional Camp, Specialty Camps and In-Training (IT) Camps.
Traditional Camp (ages 7-17) - Our traditional camps are one week sessions, beginning Sunday and ending Saturday. Our camp provides the camper with a wide variety of activities and also the opportunity to develop skills in one activity (an hour and half skill builder in the morning). Your camper will be able to participate in activities like archery, horses, swimming and more. We are one of the few traditional summer camp experiences in Kansas. Scroll down to see dates and rate or click here.
Specialty Camps (ages differ per camp) - Our specialty camps provide an opportunity for campers who are interested in developing skills in a very specific activity. These campers take 3 hours every morning to learn skills in their chosen activity, activities that are not offered in the Skill Builders of Traditional Camp. Campers still get an opportunity to do other activities in the afternoon during cabin rotations. Some camp titles are Horse Camp, Skateboarding, and Drama. Scroll down or click here to learn more!
"IT" Camps (ages 14-17) - These camps focus on camper development in leadership, being a wrangler and being a counselor. These camps are two or three weeks long and stay in our platform tents. We have three different IT camps: Leaders-in-Training (LITs), Wranglers-in-Training (WITs) and Counselors-in-Training (CITs). All of these campers do some indoor learning sessions with our directors and learn about themselves and the tools they poses to become leaders. The WITs and CITs get to shadow some of our staff as part of the program so they can learn the ins and outs of helping kids in our camp setting. These camps are a place where we see tons of development and some of the closest bonds form between campers. Campers are pushed out of their comfort zones in order to help them grow. Scroll down or you can click here to learn more about our In-Training Camps.
For the best summer of your life, come and experience our summer camps in Kansas!
SUMMER CAMP DESCRIPTIONS
***Financial aid provided to those who need it. Just fill out the financial aid paperwork that is linked to on the right side of the page.***
TRADITIONAL KANSAS SUMMER CAMP (Ages 7-17, $595)
June 8-14/June 15-21/June 22-28/June 29 – July 5/July 6-12/July 13-19/July 20-26/July 27 – Aug. 2
Out of all the summer camps in Kansas, we are the only overnight YMCA summer camp. Experience the life changing program this summer!
Campers Age 7-10 focus on the introductory skills of our program areas in order to achieve success.
Campers Age 11-17 learn more advanced skills in our program areas to become more confident and independent individuals.
“IN TRAINING” KANSAS SUMMER CAMP (Ages 14-17)
Perfect for developing leadership skills and social responsibility.
Leader-in-Training I (L.I.T.1) (Ages 14-15, $1,190)
June 8-21/July 6-19
Two-week introductory program to help teens discover their own leadership strengths. We help our campers realize how they can make a difference in the world and learn socially responsible leadership. Our hope is they will return home with a new set of close friends, a new confidence in themselves, and a knowledge that they can make a positive impact in the world.
Leader-in-Training II (L.I.T.2) (Ages 15-17, $1,300)
June 22- July 5 : To make this leadership experience unique, these campers take a trip out of state their second week at camp. Learning about themselves in a new environment and experiencing first hand the impact they can make by meeting new people and participating in a service project along the way.
July 20- Aug 2 : Give back to the local community. These LIT 2 campers will have a service focus; spending part of each day participating in a variety of volunteer work as they continue to develop their leadership skills. Our hope is that our campers can take some of the projects they have done here and find ways to continue these practices at home!
Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) (Ages 16-17, $875)
June 8-21 ($595)/ June 22 – July 12 ($875)/July 13 – Aug. 2 ($875))
Two or three weeks for mature, enthusiastic teens to develop leadership skills and learn the fundamentals of working with children in a camp setting.
Wrangler in Training (W.I.T.) (Ages 15-17, $655)
June 8-21/June 22 – July 5/July 6-19/July 20 – Aug. 2
With at least three years of horse camp under their belt, WIT’s spend two weeks focused on leadership, lesson planning, barn and trail safety, and horsemanship skills.
Skate Camp(Ages 7-17, $595, July 13 – 19)
The only residential skate camp in the Midwest. In summer 2013 we have a new skate park that will allow our skaters to be able to design their own runs and the layout of the skatepark. They will have the opportunity to skate all day if the group wants to. If you or your camper is a skateboarder this is perfect for you!
Paintball Tournament Week (Ages 11-17, $595, July 13-19)
Practice, strategize and gear-up for a tournament. You do not have to have a team to come and play. This is for more advanced paintballers. Get out to the Flint Hills and play this summer!
Beginner Paintball (Ages 7-14, $595, July 6-12)
Great for beginner and intermediate players.Learn strategy and precision in the game of paintball.
Drama Camp (Ages 10-17, $595, July 20-26)
No experience necessary for stage-bound campers. Get to really push your boundaries and act like goofy or serious characters! Join the group in improv games or act out a scene in a play that you help make up!
Mini Camp (ages 6-9, $315, June 15-18/June 18-21)
Offered twice this summer! An introduction to resident camp for first-time campers. Get a whirlwind experience of camp in only three days. Most of the activities will be done by your child, but it will only be a taste of the full week experience.
Flint Hills Biking (Ages 7-17, $595, June 8-14)
Biking the back roads 101. Learn how to ride your bike and also how to take care of it. You will also get some good exercise learning how to roll over rocks and going up and down the Flint Hills!
Summer Horse Camp (Ages 7-17, $625)
June 8-14/June 15-21/ June 22-28/June 29 – July 5/July 20 – 26/July 27 – Aug. 2)
Lessons in horsemanship, safety and grooming. Whether you are a beginner of slightly seasoned in horsmanship, this camp is for you. This camp covers the basics of being an equestrian with activities ranging from saddling your horse to learning how to control the movements of the horse. There will be plenty of time on the back of the four legged animal as you will take some trail rides as well. Find yourself on a Camp Wood horse this summer!
Teen Summer Horse Camp (Ages 13-17, $595, July 6-12)
One week for experienced summer horse campers to take more advanced lessons and to learn more about the ins and outs of what it takes to make a barn successful. This group will also be able to take longer trail rides and also be able to learn more advanced skills on the back of a horse. Come check this camp to make your horse skills grow!
Advanced Summer Horse Camp (Ages 10-17, $595, July 13-19)
Two years of summer horse camp experience required: New obstacles for experienced riders both in and out of the saddle. Learn different things about a horse and its equipment while challenging yourself once you take your place in the saddle.
Horse Day Camp (Ages 7-17, $150, Aug. 4-9)
Everything horse related wrapped up in a 8:30 am-5:30 pm day for a week. Learn skills with horses like saddling and proper riding technique. Campers will also be able to participate in other camp activities like swimming or the water slide during the week.