GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY HALTED

In response to COVID-19-related public health concerns, the Greater Wichita YMCA has suspended traditional operations:

  • ALL branches/facilities are CLOSED. Spring Programs (Sports, etc.) are CANCELLED.
  • ALL Summer Program (Sports, Camp, etc.) Enrollments have been PAUSED.
  • ALL charges/fees are PAUSED. Credits were automatically issued, refunds are available.

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FRONTIER HORSE CAMP

DUE TO COVID-19-RELATED HEALTH CONCERNS, WE HAVE TEMPORARILY PAUSED CAMP ENROLLMENT.

We will resume registration as soon as appropriate.

EXISTING RESERVATIONS will be held. We will communicate status closer to camp season.

FRONTIER HORSE CAMP at CAMP HYDE OVERVIEW

Held at our Camp Hyde in Viola, Kansas with nine options for drop-off and pick-up spots for campers – our Frontier Horse Camp offers kids, 6-12, with a modified, traditional camp experience that focuses on horses. Learn to groom, saddle, and ride based on CHA standards and demonstrate skills at our Rodeos. Kids can be themselves and also enjoy the fun of Camp Hyde including lake activities, swimming, hiking, and more. Full days include breakfast and healthy afternoon snacks.

  • LOCATION Camp Hyde (Viola, Kansas) with Drop-Off/Pick-Up spots at Camp Hyde and eight other "Bus Stop" locations
  • WEEKS 1-10
  • TIMES 6:30AM-6PM (Bus Stops), 7:30AM-5:30PM (Direct Drop) (Limit 10 hours/camper/day)
  • AGES 6 (with completion of Kindergarten) - 12
  • COSTS
    • $15/Camper ENROLLMENT FEE (charged once per camper - includes Camp T-Shirt)
    • $50/Camper/Week DEPOSIT due at enrollment. See Camp Policies for payment policies.
    • $130/Camper/Week for Children on Greater Wichita YMCA Family Memberships
    • $150/Camper/Week for Community Participants (Non-Members)
    • $70/Camper/Week for Frontier Horse Camp Participants (Added to Weekly Fee)
    • $25/Camper/Week BUS FEE (Optional (see below))
    • $15/Camper/Night for Horses at Night (Optional (see below))

 

FRONTIER HORSE CAMP WEEKS, DATES, and THEMES

Explore each week of Frontier Horse Camp at Camp Hyde and choose dates and themes that interest your camper.

NOTE Frontier Horse Camp campers spend mornings with the horses and then, after lunch, participate in Traditional Camp activities. 

WEEK 1 - TUES. MAY 26 - FRI. MAY 29
  • THEME HAWAIIAN HULLABALOO
  • CORE VALUE CARING
  • OVERVIEW Say "Aloha" to summer with the most island fun you can have on the High Plains. You'll go full-Hawaiian and get to know your fellow campers.
  • ACTIVITIES Limbo Contest, Paper Mache Volcanoes, Surfboard Making, Beach Volleyball, Luau Party, etc.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Luau Wear
WEEK 2 - MON. JUNE 1 - FRI. JUNE 5
  • THEME TREASURE ISLAND
  • CORE VALUE RESPECT
  • OVERVIEW You'll find yourself under attack by dastardly pirates and maybe beat them at their own game as we say "Ahoy Matey" to this swashbuckling week.
  • ACTIVITIES Capture the Treasure Chest, Scavenger Hunts, Cannonball Launches, and more fun at sea.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Pirate Attire
WEEK 3 - MON. JUNE 8 - FRI. JUNE 12
  • THEME OUT OF THIS WORLD
  • CORE VALUE RESPONSIBILITY
  • OVERVIEW The adventure will be extra-terrestrial as you spend a week exploring space at camp. Get ready for to-the-moon excitement.
  • ACTIVITIES Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball, Moon Rock Challenge, Water Rockets, Space-themed Crafts, more.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Sdrawkcab (Backwards) Day
WEEK 4 - MON. JUNE 15 - FRI. JUNE 19
  • THEME CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS (OLYMPICS)
  • CORE VALUE HONESTY
  • OVERVIEW We'll look forward to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games with our own opening ceremonies and community-building.
  • ACTIVITIES Team Flag-Making, Spirit Competitions, Relays, and Tie-Dye (bring a t-shirt)
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Crazy Sock Day
WEEK 5 - MON. JUNE 22 - FRI. JUNE 26
  • THEME HAVE A BALL
  • CORE VALUE CARING
  • OVERVIEW Get in the game with a host of classic, backyard games and some new ones, too. No one stays on the sidelines this week. 
  • ACTIVITIES Bocce, Broom Ball, Popcorn Ball making, Marble Challenges, and more ball-based fun.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Sports Jersey
WEEK 6 - MON. JUNE 29 - THURS. JULY 2
  • THEME HAPPY HOLIDAYS
  • CORE VALUE RESPECT
  • OVERVIEW This short, holiday week will include a celebration of all your favorite holidays throughout the year. Let's celebrate.
  • ACTIVITIES Backyard BBQ Bash with Games and Fun  on Thursday (Parents/Guardians Welcome)
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY America! (Red, White, and Blue)
WEEK 7 - MON. JULY 6 - FRI. JULY 10
  • THEME WATERPALOOZA
  • CORE VALUE RESPONSIBILITY
  • OVERVIEW Water is everywhere and it's time to get wild, wacky, and wet during this heat-beater week at camp full of liquid fun.
  • ACTIVITIES Kickball, Slip-n'-Slide, Water Wars, Water Balloon Toss, Swimming, and so much more.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Crazy Hat Day
WEEK 8 - MON. JULY 13 - FRI. JULY 17
  • THEME OUTPLAY, OUTWIT, OUTLAST (SURVIVOR)
  • CORE VALUE RESPECT
  • OVERVIEW Do you have what it takes to survive the harsh wilderness of camp? Let's have fun and find out.
  • ACTIVITIES Survivor-inspired challenges, Fire Striking, Outdoor Cooking, Shelter Making, and Raft Building
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Crazy Hair Day
WEEK 9 - MON. JULY 20 - FRI. JULY 24
  • THEME WILD WEST
  • CORE VALUE HONESTY
  • OVERVIEW This town "aren't" big enough for all of us so camp turns into the Wild, Wild West complete with big hats and tin stars.
  • ACTIVITIES Gold Rush, Bard Dance, Land Conservation, and much more.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Western Wear
WEEK 10 - MON. JULY 27 - FRI. JULY 31
  • THEME GAME OF GAMES MEETS MESSY MAYHEM
  • CORE VALUE RESPONSIBILITY
  • OVERVIEW Game shows come to life as you have fun and use teamwork in friendly competitions and some gross, messy fun, too.
  • ACTIVITIES Family Feud, Fear Factor Challenges, and Win, Lose, or Draw, more.
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Moustache Day
HORSE CAMP DEVELOPMENT (LEVEL 1, Filly)
  • DEMONSTRATE proper approach, lead, mount, dismount, stirrup stand at the walk
  • IDENTIFY 5 horse parts, 5 grooming tools and their use, 3 bridle parts, 3 saddle parts
  • TELL 3 horse safety rules, 2 horse gaits, your favorite horse moment
HORSE CAMP DEVELOPMENT (LEVEL 2, Colt)
  • MASTER Level 1 (Filly) requirements
  • DEMONSTRATE proper horse grooming, proper horse safety
  • IDENTIFY 10 horse parts, 5 horse breeds and proper uses
  • TELL 6 horse safety rules, 4 horse gaits, your favorite horse moment
  • SKILLS safety knots and manure cleaning
    HORSE CAMP DEVELOPMENT (LEVEL 3, Stallion)
    • MASTER Levels 1 and 2 (Filly and Colt) requirements
    • DEMONSTRATE tack a horse, sitting trot
    • IDENTIFY 15 horse parts, 5 horse colors with examples and descriptions, 6 bridle parts, 10 saddle parts
    • SKILLS water trough, barn chores

    DROP-OFF/PICK-UP (BUS STOP) LOCATIONS

    For convenience, we offer nine options for camper drop-off and pick-up. You will enroll a camper by desired location.

    CAMP HYDE (Direct Drop-Off/Pick-Up)
    • ADDRESS 26201 W 71st St S, Viola, KS 67149
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 7:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 5:30PM
    Robert D. Love DOWNTOWN YMCA (Central and Market (Downtown Wichita))
    • ADDRESS 402 N. Market Street, Wichita, KS 67202
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
    Dennis Schoenebeck NORTH YMCA (K-96 and Woodlawn (Northeast Wichita))
    • ADDRESS 3330 N Woodlawn St, Wichita, KS 67220
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
    YMCA Farha Sports Center SOUTH (I-245 and Meridian (Southwest Wichita))
    • ADDRESS 3405 S. Meridian Avenue Bldg. 2, Wichita, KS 67217
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
    CHURCH OF THE MAGDALEN (K-96 and 21st Street (Northeast Wichita))
    • ADDRESS 12626 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
    EXPLORER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (400/Kellogg Avenue and 167th Street (Goddard))
    • ADDRESS 16746 W Explorer St, Goddard, KS 67052
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
    HILLSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Douglas Avenue between Rock and Webb Roads (East Wichita))
    • ADDRESS 8330 E. Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67206
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
    MAIZE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (45th and 119th Streets (Maize))
    • ADDRESS 305 W. Jones Street, Maize, KS 67101
    • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
    • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM

    FRONTIER HORSE CAMP ADD-ON

    Frontier Horse Campers can, for an additional fee, enjoy additional add-ons:

      Horses at Night (Thurs. 06/18 - Must enroll in Frontier Horse Camp Week 4)  
      Horses at Night (Thurs. 07/16 - Must enroll in Frontier Horse Camp Week 8)  

    READY TO ENROLL?

    Visit any of our branch locations (after completed KDHE forms) or use the tiles below to enroll in a Greater Wichita YMCA Frontier Horse Camp. The process is simple:

    1. Create (or log-in to) a WEBSITE ACCOUNT (Y membership is not required).
    2. Complete REQUIRED KDHE forms online for each camper.
    3. Choose your Drop-Off/Pick-Up location(s) and week(s) and
    4. Purchase add-on (if desired).
    5. Complete enrollment.

    NEED HELP? Contact our CAMP ACCOUNTS team.

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    KEEPING CAMP AVAILABLE TO ALL KIDS

    The Greater Wichita YMCA believes that all kids should spend their summer participating in social and physical activities and engaging their minds. To help - our Strong Community Campaign extends financial assistance, to those who qualify, including:

    • Reduced- and no-cost camp
    • Discounts and free access to other programs
    • Savings, if eligible, on membership for the whole family

    Remember - campers on a Greater Wichita YMCA FAMILY Membership save $20/week, every week and the family can enjoy the Y all summer, too. Click below to learn more and start saving.

    HELPFUL SUPPORT LINKS

    Use the tiles below for more information about our camp programs and for help with enrollment.

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