GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

HOLIDAY HOURS - INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020

We will offer reduced hours and activities on SAT. 7/4 in honor of the holiday. Find location hours, group exercise schedules, pool, and water park hours in our app. 

TEEN CAMP at CAMP HYDE OVERVIEW

Held at our Camp Hyde in Viola, Kansas with seven options for drop-off and pick-up spots for campers – our Teen Camp offers older kids, 13-16, with a modified, traditional camp experience that focuses on maturity, relationships, social responsibility, and leadership. Teens enjoy camp fun, age-appropriate games, activities, field trips, and educational experiences. Teens 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 Direct Drop-Off/Pick-Up and Six other Sites/Bus Stops
  • WEEKS 2-10
  • TIMES 6:30AM-6PM (Drop-Off/Pick-Up Sites), 7:30AM-5:30PM (Direct Drop) (Limit 10 hours/camper/day)
  • AGES 13-16
  • COSTS
    • $15/Camper ENROLLMENT FEE (charged once per camper - includes Camp T-Shirt)
    • $15/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)
    • $12-$25/Camper/Week BUS FEE (Optional (see below))
    • $0/Camper/Week for STAFF-IN-TRAINING ADD-ONS (Optional (see below))

 

TEEN CAMP WEEKS, DATES, and THEMES

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

WEEK 1 - CANCELLED
  • Previous enrollments can be transferred to other weeks or issued credits or refunds - contact our Camp Account support team for help.
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
  • FIELD TRIP ALL START SPORTS
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
  • FIELD TRIP Dennis Schoenebeck NORTH YMCA OUTDOOR WATER PARK and TOWNE EAST MALL
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
  • SERVICE ACTIVITY Leaders-in-Training at Camp Hyde
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
  • FIELD TRIP NERF WARS
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)
  • FIELD TRIP N/A
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
  • FIELD TRIP YMCA Farha Sports Center South Turf
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
  • SERVICE ACTIVITY Kansas Food Bank or Leaders-in-Training at Camp Hyde
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
  • FIELD TRIP BOWLING and TOWNE EAST MALL
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
  • FIELD TRIP MYSTERY TRIP
WEEK 11 - MON. AUGUST 3 - THURS. AUGUST 6
  • THEME MAD SCIENCE EVIL GENIUS
  • CORE VALUE CARING
  • OVERVIEW Unleash your inner mad scientist and explore the world of science with wacky and fun science projects and experiments.
  • ACTIVITIES SLIME lab, Big STEM Challenges, Messy STEM, and more
  • WACKY WEDNESDAY Face Painting
  • FIELD TRIP N/A

SATELLITE LOCATIONS (DROP-OFF/PICK-UP SITES and BUS STOPS)

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

  1. FULL SERVICE PICK-UP/DROP-OFF SITE offer before- and after-bus service care for kids.
  2. BUS STOPS require direct loading and unloading on/off bus service. 
  3. DIRECT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP is at Camp Hyde in Viola, Kansas
CAMP HYDE (DIRECT Drop-Off/Pick-Up (NO Bus))
  • 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))
  • LOCATION TYPE Full Service Pick-Up/Drop-Off 
  • 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))
  • LOCATION TYPE Full Service Pick-Up/Drop-Off 
  • ADDRESS 3330 N Woodlawn St, Wichita, KS 67220
  • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
  • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
WEST YMCA (W. Central Avenue and N. Ridge Road (West Wichita))
  • LOCATION TYPE Full Service Pick-Up/Drop-Off 
  • ADDRESS 6940 N, Newell St, Wichita, KS 67212
  • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
  • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
YMCA Farha Sports Center SOUTH (I-245 and Meridian (Southwest Wichita))
  • LOCATION TYPE Full Service Pick-Up/Drop-Off 
  • ADDRESS 3405 S. Meridian Avenue Bldg. 2, Wichita, KS 67217
  • EARLIEST DROP-OFF 6:30AM
  • LATEST PICK-UP 6PM
NEW - Ken Shannon NORTHWEST YMCA (W. 21st Street N. and N. 135th Street W. (Northwest Wichita))
  • LOCATION TYPE BUS STOP
  • ADDRESS 13838 W. 21st Street N., Wichita, KS 67235
  • EXACT DROP-OFF 8:15AM
  • EXACT PICK-UP 4PM
NEW - YMCA Farha Sport Center ANDOVER (Kellogg/Route 400/54 and S. Andover Road (adjacent to the Andover Y))
  • LOCATION TYPE BUS STOP
  • ADDRESS 640 YMCA Drive, Andover, KS 67002
  • EXACT DROP-OFF 8:15AM
  • EXACT PICK-UP 4PM
CANCELLED - CHURCH OF THE MAGDALEN
CANCELLED - EXPLORER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CANCELLED - HILLSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
CANCELLED - MAIZE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

TEEN CAMP ADD-ONS

Teen Campers can, at no additional fee, enjoy additional add-ons that develop leadership skills and allow more responsibility at camp:

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT)

For campers wanting more responsibility and to nurture leadership and other skills, we offer Counselor-In-Training add-ons to teen camp for 

  • For campers ages 15 and 16 only.
  • A counselor in training program for 15 to 16-year-olds who have an interest in being future camp counselors. Counselors in training or CIT will be assigned to a group of children and assist counselors with activities and events throughout the day. CITs will meet weekly with the camp director to review techniques used with campers and assign task to complete in order to continue their education as a counselor in training
  • Weeks 2-9
  • For TEEN CAMPERS ages 15 and 16.
LEADER-IN-TRAINING (LIT)
  • TBD for 2020
  • Weeks 2-9
  • For TEEN CAMPERS ages 13-15
WRANGLER-IN-TRAINING (WIT)

For campers interested in horses, we offer Frontier Horse Camp with our trained staff. We also offer Teen Campers the opportunity to help support the staff and showcase their horse skills. To qualify for our WIT program, campers must:

  • Have three-or-more years of Frontier Horse Camp (or similar camp) experience
  • Showcase mastery of LEVELS 1-3 (Filly, Colt, and Stallion) of HORSE CAMP DEVELOPMENT (Click HERE for details)
  • Achieve HORSE CAMP DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 4 (Ranch Hand) including:
    • DEMONSTRATE posting trot, proper leg wrapping and knowledge of reasons for wrapping, horse saddling/bridling, ride 7x7x7 (sit trot, post trot, standing trot), controlled canter
    • IDENTIFY 20 horse parts, Face Markings, All Hoof Parts, All Camp Hyde horses by name
    • TELL Proper feeds, food storage, and horse feeding
    • SKILLS Chores and assisting with arena and grounds lessons for Frontier Horse Campers, trail ride support, horse first aid, Rodeo support
  • Weeks 2-10
  • For TEEN CAMPERS ages 13-16

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 Teen 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. Choose 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.

MAKING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS

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