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Ages: Completed Kindergarten - 12 yrs

Fees: $125 member / $145 non-member

Times: 6:30A-6:00P, M-F

We offer five different locations for Adventure Camp: Andover, East, El Dorado, South and Northwest. View our Parent Handbook for packing lists, check-in and checkout procedures and required information. 

Summer Adventure Camps follow weekly themes similar to YMCA Camp Hyde themes and offer campers regular activities such as arts & crafts, guest speakers, special events, swimming, sports, cookouts, and character challenges. Enjoy our Wacky Wednesdays! Every Wednesday we get to go a little crazy! Whether it is crazy sock day, wear your PJs, or dress up as a pirate or princess, your child will look forward to the middle of the week!

Campers are broken into five groups by age: Junior Explorers (5), Explorers (6-7), Trailblazers (8-9), Pathfinders (10-11) and Crew (12).


Every week campers will go on a different field trip aligning with the week's theme. All Adventure Camp locations are field trip locations. 

"The variety of different activities and field trips kept my kid interested for the entire summer!" - Adventure Camp parent


In addition to a theme, Y camps feature a weekly focus on one of our core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Click the weeks below, to view its description, wacky wednesday and more. 

Session 1 | May 20 - May 24 | Aloha Summer

Accordion content 1.Greet the summer with island fun, participate in sand art, limbo, tug of war, wacky relays, tropical foods and jam to island music with our Hawaiian t-shirts at the Luau. Let's welcome Summer 2019! 

Field Trip: Riverside Park

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Luau Gear

*Northwest YMCA Only

Session 2 | May 28 - May 31 | Goop Magic / Summer Safari

Join us for messy team challenges, jell-o contests and ooey, gooey, slimy activities, wacky relays, foil art and a safari scavenger hunt. 

Field Trip: Sedgwick County Park

Characteristic Challenge: Respect

Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day

*Closed on Memorial Day

Session 3 | June 3 - June 7 | Pirate Invasion

Ahoy matties! Where is your treasure? Create your own pirate flag, eyepatch and treasure maps, taste wallaby soup, flour wars, cannonball toss, sand art, shipwrecked survivor challenges and discover treasure of friendships through teambuilding activities. 

Field Trip: Museum of World Treasures 

Characteristic Challenge: Respect 

Wacky Wednesday: Dress up as a Pirate 

Session 4 | June 10 - June 14 | Wild West

Howdy Partner! Grab your hat and boots as we welcome you to the Wild West with a gold rush, country line dancing. Build your wagon for the races, checkout the stars and discover our solar system, sing some country karaoke and explore the wild west.

Field Trip: Prairie Rose Chuckwagon

Characteristic Challenge: Honesty

Wacky Wednesday: Dress up as a Cowboy/Cowgirl

Session 5 | June 17 - June 21 | Color Wars 

Create team flags, put on your facepaint and enjoy a week of color wars as we compete as teams through ding dong baseball, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, Australian kickball, noodle wars, minute to win it challenges and wacky olympic games. Make sure to bring a t-shirt to tie dye.

Field Trip: Sedgwick County Park

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Wear your favorite team

Session 6 | June 24 - June 28 | Wet and Wild

Wet and wild activities all week include: slip and slides, obstacle courses, hula hoop competitions, water gun wars, Will It Float? STEAM projects, water balloon volleyball, sprinkler tag and a cookout. 

Field Trip: YMCA Water Park

Characteristic Challenge: Respect

Wacky Wednesday: Moustache Day

Session 7 | July 1 - July 5 | Happy Holidays

New Let the festivities begin! We hope you're in the holiday spirit as this week is all about the holidays. Get ready as we celebrate as many holidays as possible within a week. Join us for some holiday fun as we spread cheer with our favorite holidays. 

Field Trip: Camp Hyde, bring a fishing pole, swimsuit

Characteristic Challenge: Responsibility 

Wacky Wednesday: Elfie's (dress up like an elf and take group selfies)

*Closed July 4th 

Session 8 | July 8 - July 12 | Around the World in 5 Days

Create your passport as we travel around the world to discover new cuisines by trying new foods, games and arts of different cultures such as African face masks, Egyptians art, Chinese scroll painting and the artist in you. 

Field Trip: City Arts

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Pajama Day

Session 9  | July 15 - July 19 | Outdoor Adventures

Step outside and enjoy planet earth as we discover greet art, nature crafts, trail mix, classic outdoor games, outdoor cooking, sidewalk chalk and recycling projects.

Field Trip: Dillon's Nature Center in Hutchinson

Characteristic Challenge: Responsibility 

Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Socks 

Session 10 | July 22 - July 25 | Time Travel

Jump back in time as we fly through the ages of fossil digging for dinosaur eggs, hunting in caves, looking at caveman drawing, watching erupting volcanoes. Jump to the disco era, attend a sock hop, explore the year 2050 and return to camp for the talent show (parents welcome to attend).

Field Trip: Exploration Place

Characteristic Challenge: Responsibility 

Wacky Wednesday: 70/80's Dress Up 

Session 11 | July 29 - Aug 2 | Topsy Turvy Wizardy

Calling in Muggles and Potter fans. Practice quidditch, find  your perfect wand, let the Sorting Hat choose your house, cook up some potions and survive the Whomping Willow, visit the Common Room and the Honeydukes. A carnival rounds out the week with clothes on backwards.

Field Trip: Augusta Castle Park

Characteristic Challenge: Honesty

Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hat Day

Session 12 | Aug 5 - Aug 9 | Super Heroes

Calling all heroes! Camp needs your help this week with Olympics of the Mouth, water gun fights, deciphering codes and looking for the evil villians who plans to destroys everything in its path. A super hero can teach is about responsibility, respect, honesty and caring for our environment. Meet an everyday super hero, the call to action is now. 

Field Trip: Riverside Park

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Dress up as a Super Hero