Summer Camp

Branch Adventure Camps

Imaginations required at the Y’s Adventure Camps – the destination for youth who are up for a challenge and enjoy doing new things! Field trips – all held outdoors to maximize physical activity and interaction with nature – are included in weeks 1-9. Camp meets from 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Dates and Locations

From May 31-August 4, YMCA Branch Adventure Camps are available at the following locations:

  • Andover YMCA, 1115 E. US Highway 54, Andover, Kansas
  • Northwest YMCA, 13838 W. 21st Street N., Wichita, Kansas
  • South YMCA, 3405 S. Meridian Avenue, Bldg. 100, Wichita, Kansas

From May 31-July 29, YMCA Branch Adventure Camps are available at the following locations:

  • East YMCA, 9333 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas
Pricing

Fees for weeks 1-4, 6-8, 10: $140 member; $160 non-member

Fees for weeks 5 and 9: $150 member; $170 non-member

Bus transportation not available for Branch Camps.

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Weekly Themes and Field Trips
  • Week 1, May 31-June 3:
    • Theme: Pirates!!!
    • Character Challenge: Respect
    • Wacky Wednesday: Eye Patches
    • Field Trip: Riverside Park
  • Week 2, June 6-10:
    • Theme: Safari Adventures
    • Character Challenge: Caring
    • Wacky Wednesday: Moustache Day
    • Field Trip: Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Week 3, June 13-17:
    • Theme: Goop & Magical Solutions
    • Character Challenge: Responsibility
    • Wacky Wednesday: Inside Out
    • Field Trip: Sedgwick County Park
  • Week 4, June 20-24:
    • Theme: Summer Games
    • Character Challenge: Honesty
    • Wacky Wednesday: Team Attire
    • Field Trip: Farha Sports Center - South Fields and Indoor Turf
  • Week 5, June 27-July 1:
    • Theme: Space is the Place
    • Character Challenge: Respect
    • Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hat Day
    • Field Trip: Exploration Place visit to site/North Y Pool
  • Week 6, July 5-8:
    • Theme: Backyard Bash
    • Character Challenge: Caring
    • Wacky Wednesday: Luau Attire
    • Field Trip: Camp Hyde (bring your fishing poles)
  • Week 7, July 11-15:
    • Theme: Party at the Y
    • Character Challenge: Honesty
    • Wacky Wednesday: 70s/80s
    • Field Trip: YMCA Branch Pools
  • Week 8, July 18-22:
    • Theme: Royal Week
    • Character Challenge: Responsibility
    • Wacky Wednesday: Face Paint
    • Field Trip: Augusta Castle Park
  • Week 9, July 25-29:
    • Theme: Super Science
    • Character Challenge: Respect
    • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Super Hero
    • Field Trip: Exploration Place visit to site/Andover Y Pool
  • Week 10, August 1-4:
    • Theme: Summer Farewell  
    • Character Challenge: Caring
    • Wacky Wednesday: Backwards Day
    • Field Trip: None
Activities offered
  • Daily camp songs and team spirt!
  • Swimming
  • Art Experiences
  • STEM Exploration (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
  • Sports and Games (gymnastics at select locations)
  • Character Development FUNdamentals
  • D.E.A.R Time (Drop Everything and Read)

Field Trips

Branch Adventure Camps typically have one trip or special activity per week. Participation is required for all in attendance. Buses depart around 9:30AM and return between 2:30PM and 3PM on field trip days. Times may vary.

IGNITE!

IGNITE is what we call our morning meetings and announcements held daily, it is a great celebration of friendship and togetherness to kick off the day!

D.E.A.R.

Drop Everything And Read is a scheduled time each day where kids can relax and read, either individually or in small groups! Bring your favorite book or read one of ours.