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 camp is a one week camp that goes from Sunday to Saturday. This camp provides the camper with a wide variety of activities and also the opportunity to develop skills in one activity (an hour and half skills builder in the morning). They will be able to participate in activities like archery, horses, swimming and more. This camp is one of the few traditional summer camp experiences in Kansas. If you would like more information about this camp you can 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 camps take 3 hours every morning to learn skills in their chosen acitivity compared to an hour and a half for Traditional Camp. Campers still get an opportunity to do other activities in the afternoon during cabin rotations. Some camps titles are Horse Camp, Horse Extravaganza, Sailing Camp and Cooking Camp. If you are interested in seeing and learning more about our specialty camps you can scroll down or click here.
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 as leaders and the different skills it takes to be a leader. 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 out here. 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. If you would like to learn more about IT camps you can scroll down or you can click here.
For the best summer of your life, come and experience our summer camps in Kansas!
SUMMER CAMP DESCRIPTIONS
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TRADITIONAL KANSAS SUMMER CAMP (Ages 7-17, $565, June 9-15/June 16-22/June 23-29/June 30 – July 6 (NO HORSES)/July 7-13/July 14-20/July 21-27/July 28 – Aug. 3)
Out of all the summer camps in Kansas, we are the only overnight YMCA summer camp. Experience the life changing program this summer! Our traditional camp is an experience where our campers get to do a well-round group of activities ranging from archery and swimming to horseback riding and arts and crafts. We teach the YMCA core values or caring, honesty, respect and responsibilty in everything that we do. We hope that our campers not only go home having fun the previous week but also go home with a positive sense of self and a willingness to love and help others.
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) Program (Ages 14-15, $1,130, June 9-22/July 7-20)
Two-week introductory program designed specifically to help teens discover their own leadership strengths. This program will help them realize how they can make a difference in the world and learn socially responsible leadership. Hopefully 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, $1,260)
June 23- July 6 : Like LIT I but will include a three night backpacking trip that will make this leadership experience unique.
July 21- Aug 3 : Give back to the local community. These LIT 2 campers will have a service focus, spending a part of each day participating in volunteer work as they continue to develop their leadership skills.
Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) Program (Ages 16-17, $565 or $847.50, June 9-22 or June 23 – July 13/July 14 – Aug. 3)
Two or three weeks for mature, enthusiastic teens to develop leadership skills and learn the fundamentals of working with children – June 9-22 $565/June 23-July 13 and July 14-Aug. 3 $847.50
Wrangler in Training (W.I.T.) Program (Ages 15-17, $625, June 9-22/June 23 – July 6/July 7-20/July 21 – Aug. 3)
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, $620, June 30 – July 6)
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, $580, June 30 – July 6)
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, $580, June 23-29)
Great for beginner and intermediate players.Learn strategy and precision in the game of paintball.
Pottery Camp (Ages 7-17, $580, June 14-20)
Hands-on learning of the basics of clay. Use your creative mind to make a masterpiece out of clay! You get to take your work home with you to show your family and all your friends!
English Camp (Ages 9-Adult, $3,000 Any 3 weeks during the summer)
Fun and education for campers who speak English as a second language – Any three consecutive weeks. There is no online registration for this. Please call to make registration!
Sailing Camp (Ages 10-17, $580, June 23-29)
All the basics of sailing. Get out there and let wind propel you to a wonderful new skill. Our sunfish sailboats make the lake filled with color. Please your you learn what the daisy chain is.
Cooking Camp (Ages 7-17, $580, June 16-22)
Cooking up fun and tasty meals. The menu will not only be eaten here but you also get to take home some tasty treats for your family! You will make things ranging from apple sauce to your own tortillas!
Drama Camp (Ages 10-17, $580, July 21-27)
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, $300, July 7-10/July 10-13)
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. - July 7-10/July 10-13 $300
Flint Hills Biking (Ages 7-17, $580, June 9-15)
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 exericse learning how to roll over rocks and going up and down the Flint Hills!
Horse Extravaganva (Ages 7-17, $605, June 30 – July 6)
The ultimate summer horse camp experience for the beginner to intermediate rider! You will get to work with the horses all day long. Learn the ins and outs of the what it takes to take care of a horse. We will have special guests ranging from a vet to a real calf ropper. Get out here this summer and get on our horses!
Summer Horse Camp (Ages 7-17, $595, June 9-15/June 16-22/ June 23-29/July 21-27/July 28 – Aug. 3)
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 aCampWood horse this summer!
Teen Summer Horse Camp (Ages 13-17, $595, July 7-13)
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 14-20)
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, $140, Aug. 5-10)
Everything horse related wrapped up in a 8:30am-5:30pm 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.