Camp Hyde Summer Camp

Camp Hyde Camps

The outdoors is a key component of a traditional camp experience, and Camp Hyde has 125 acres of exploration that are perfect for adventures of every kind that lead to increased confidence, character and cooperation.

One location, three camps and two special events to choose from:

  • Traditional Camp, Ages 6-12

  • Frontier Horse Camp, Ages 7-12

  • Teen Journey Camp, Ages 13-16

  • Family Camp, Ages 3+

  • Family Day, Ages 3+

Traditional Camp

Our Traditional Camp offers kids 6-12 a variety of physical, social, and educational activities that are based on a different weekly theme to keep camp fresh and exciting and to allow for more discovery throughout the summer. Kids can be themselves while enjoying: the lake, climbing tower, water slide, hiking trails, nature center, archery range, canoes and kayaks, yoga and board games, and so much more.

Dates and Locations

Traditional Camp is offered May 31-August 4.

Traditional Camp is located at Camp Hyde, 26201 West 71st Street South, Viola, Kansas.

Directions to Camp Hyde

 

Pricing

Weekly Fee: $150 member; $170 non-member

Bus Transportation: an additional $30 weekly fee

Become A YMCA Member

Bus Transportation

Available to and from Camp Hyde (weekly $30 fee applies) for Traditional, Frontier and Teen Camps. Bus drop-off locations open at 6:30 a.m. and depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. Campers must be picked up by 6 p.m. Camp meets from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Be sure to select your drop-off site in addition to your Camp Hyde session each week. 

    • Downtown YMCA
    • Farha Sport Center - Andover
    • Farha Sport Center - South
    • Goddard Explorer Elementary
    • North YMCA
    • Northwest YMCA
    • West YMCA
    Weekly Themes and Field Trips
    • Week 1, May 31-June 3:
      • Theme: Blast Off into Summer
      • Character Challenge: Caring
      • Wacky Wednesday: Astronauts or Aliens
      • All Camp Activity: Rockets
    • Week 2, June 6-10:
      • Theme: Under the Sea
      • Character Challenge: Respect
      • Wacky Wednesday: SpongeBob
      • All Camp Activity: Boat Regatta
    • Week 3, June 13-17:
      • Theme: Amazing Race
      • Character Challenge: Responsibility 
      • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Athlete   
      • All Camp Activity: Camp Olympics
    • Week 4, June 20-24:
      • Theme: Moovin’ and Groovin’
      • Character Challenge: Honesty  
      • Wacky Wednesday: Farm Animal 
      • All Camp Activity: Barn Dance
    • Week 5, June 27-July 1:
      • Theme: Camp Hyde’s Got Talent
      • Character Challenge: Caring  
      • Wacky Wednesday: Dress Like A Celebrity 
      • All Camp Activity: Talent Show
    • Week 6, July 5-8:
      • Theme: Happy Everything
      • Character Challenge: Respect  
      • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Holiday Outfit 
      • All Camp Activity: Staffenger Hunt
    • Week 7, July 11-15:
      • Theme: Myths and Legends
      • Character Challenge:  Responsibility
      • Wacky Wednesday: Myth or Legend Dress Up  
      • All Camp Activity: Mythical Fall Fest (Teen Led)
    • Week 8, July 18-22:
      • Theme: Aquatic-Blast
      • Character Challenge: Respect
      • Wacky Wednesday: Fish  
      • All Camp Activity: Water Fight
    • Week 9, July 25-29:
      • Theme: Getting Dirty
      • Character Challenge: Honesty   
      • Wacky Wednesday: Dress Like A Cleaning Utensil  
      • All Camp Activity: Tie Dye Shirts
    • Week 10, August 1-4:
      • Theme: Through the Decades
      • Character Challenge: Responsibility  
      • Wacky Wednesday: Parent or Guardian Dress Up
      • All Camp Activity: Campfire
    Activities Offered (vary by age/ability; weather permitting):
    • Water Slide
    • Swimming
    • Kangaroo Jumper
    • Mountain Biking
    • 50-Foot Climbing Tower
    • Archery
    • Canoeing
    • Hiking Trails
    • Nature Center
    • Gaga Pit
    • Art Experiences
    • Sports and Games
    • Daily Clubs
    • Swimming Lessons (additional $20 fee)

    Frontier Horse Camp

    Frontier Horse Camp offers kids 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. Learn benefits of riding, caring for horses from local veterinarians and shoers; ride through an obstacle course and participate in annual Rodeo Frontier Camp Rodeo on June 24 and July 22. Parents are welcome to attend. 

    Dates and Locations

    Frontier Horse Camp is offered May 31-July 29.

    Frontier Horse Camp is located at Camp Hyde, 26201 West 71st Street South, Viola, Kansas.

    Directions to Camp Hyde

     

    Pricing

    Weekly Fee: $200 member; $220 non-member

    Bus Transportation: an additional $30 weekly fee

    Become A YMCA Member

    Bus Transportation

    Available to and from Camp Hyde (weekly $30 fee applies) for Traditional, Frontier and Teen Camps. Bus drop-off locations open at 6:30 a.m. and depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. Campers must be picked up by 6 p.m. Camp meets from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

      Be sure to select your drop-off site in addition to your Camp Hyde session each week. 

      • Downtown YMCA
      • Farha Sport Center - Andover
      • Farha Sport Center - South
      • Goddard Explorer Elementary
      • North YMCA
      • Northwest YMCA
      • West YMCA
      Weekly Themes and Field Trips
      • Week 1, May 31-June 3:
        • Theme: Blast Off into Summer
        • Character Challenge: Caring
        • Wacky Wednesday: Astronauts or Aliens
        • All Camp Activity: Rockets
      • Week 2, June 6-10:
        • Theme: Under the Sea
        • Character Challenge: Respect
        • Wacky Wednesday: SpongeBob
        • All Camp Activity: Boat Regatta
      • Week 3, June 13-17:
        • Theme: Amazing Race
        • Character Challenge: Responsibility 
        • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Athlete   
        • All Camp Activity: Camp Olympics
      • Week 4, June 20-24:
        • Theme: Moovin’ and Groovin’
        • Character Challenge: Honesty  
        • Wacky Wednesday: Farm Animal 
        • All Camp Activity: Barn Dance
      • Week 5, June 27-July 1:
        • Theme: Camp Hyde’s Got Talent
        • Character Challenge: Caring  
        • Wacky Wednesday: Dress Like A Celebrity 
        • All Camp Activity: Talent Show
      • Week 6, July 5-8:
        • Theme: Happy Everything
        • Character Challenge: Respect  
        • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Holiday Outfit 
        • All Camp Activity: Staffenger Hunt
      • Week 7, July 11-15:
        • Theme: Myths and Legends
        • Character Challenge:  Responsibility
        • Wacky Wednesday: Myth or Legend Dress Up  
        • All Camp Activity: Mythical Fall Fest (Teen Led)
      • Week 8, July 18-22:
        • Theme: Aquatic-Blast
        • Character Challenge: Respect
        • Wacky Wednesday: Fish  
        • All Camp Activity: Water Fight
      • Week 9, July 25-29:
        • Theme: Getting Dirty
        • Character Challenge: Honesty   
        • Wacky Wednesday: Dress Like A Cleaning Utensil  
        • All Camp Activity: Tie Dye Shirts
      • Week 10, August 1-4:
        • Theme: Through the Decades
        • Character Challenge: Responsibility  
        • Wacky Wednesday: Parent or Guardian Dress Up
        • All Camp Activity: Campfire
      Activities Offered (vary by age/ability; weather permitting):
      • Water Slide
      • Swimming
      • Kangaroo Jumper
      • Mountain Biking
      • 50-Foot Climbing Tower
      • Archery
      • Canoeing
      • Hiking Trails
      • Nature Center
      • Gaga Pit
      • Art Experiences
      • Sports and Games
      • Daily Clubs
      • Swimming Lessons (additional $20 fee)
      What level am I?
      • 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

      Fill out our Frontier Rider experience form and bring it with you on your first day of camp.

      Rider Experience Form

       

      Frontier Overnight

      Frontier Overnight on June 16 and July 14 with additional $20 fee (must be enrolled in Frontier Horse Camp during the summer and in Camp Hyde for current week to attend).

      Teen Journey Camp

      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. And at no additional fee, enjoy additional add-ons that develop leadership skills and allow more responsibility at camp. Field trips offered on weeks 2, 4, 6, 9.

      Dates and Locations

      Teen Journey Camp is offered May 31-July 29.

      Teen Journey Camp is located at Camp Hyde, 26201 West 71st Street South, Viola, Kansas.

      Directions to Camp Hyde

       

      Pricing

      Weekly Fee: $150 member; $170 non-member

      Bus Transportation: an additional $30 weekly fee

      Become A YMCA Member

      Bus Transportation

      Available to and from Camp Hyde (weekly $30 fee applies) for Traditional, Frontier and Teen Camps. Bus drop-off locations open at 6:30 a.m. and depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. Campers must be picked up by 6 p.m. Camp meets from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

        Be sure to select your drop-off site in addition to your Camp Hyde session each week. 

        • Downtown YMCA
        • Farha Sport Center - Andover
        • Farha Sport Center - South
        • Goddard Explorer Elementary
        • North YMCA
        • Northwest YMCA
        • West YMCA
        Weekly Themes and Field Trips
        • Week 1, May 31-June 3:
          • Theme: Blast Off into Summer
          • Character Challenge: Caring
          • Wacky Wednesday: Astronauts or Aliens
          • All Camp Activity: Rockets
          • Field Trip: None
        • Week 2, June 6-10:
          • Theme: Under the Sea
          • Character Challenge: Respect
          • Wacky Wednesday: SpongeBob
          • All Camp Activity: Boat Regatta
          • Field Trip: Sedgwick County Zoo
        • Week 3, June 13-17:
          • Theme: Amazing Race
          • Character Challenge: Responsibility 
          • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Athlete   
          • All Camp Activity: Camp Olympics
          • Field Trip: None
        • Week 4, June 20-24:
          • Theme: Moovin’ and Groovin’
          • Character Challenge: Honesty  
          • Wacky Wednesday: Farm Animal 
          • All Camp Activity: Barn Dance
          • Field Trip: Towne East Mall Scavenger Hunt/North Y Outdoor Pool
        • Week 5, June 27-July 1:
          • Theme: Camp Hyde’s Got Talent
          • Character Challenge: Caring  
          • Wacky Wednesday: Dress Like A Celebrity 
          • All Camp Activity: Talent Show
          • Field Trip: None
        • Week 6, July 5-8:
          • Theme: Happy Everything
          • Character Challenge: Respect  
          • Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Holiday Outfit 
          • All Camp Activity: Staffenger Hunt
          • Field Trip: Service Project at Northwest Y/Northwest Y Outdoor Pool
        • Week 7, July 11-15:
          • Theme: Myths and Legends
          • Character Challenge:  Responsibility
          • Wacky Wednesday: Myth or Legend Dress Up  
          • All Camp Activity: Mythical Fall Fest (Teen Led)
          • Field Trip: None
        • Week 8, July 18-22:
          • Theme: Aquatic-Blast
          • Character Challenge: Respect
          • Wacky Wednesday: Fish  
          • All Camp Activity: Water Fight
          • Field Trip: None
        • Week 9, July 25-29:
          • Theme: Getting Dirty
          • Character Challenge: Honesty   
          • Wacky Wednesday: Dress Like A Cleaning Utensil  
          • All Camp Activity: Tie Dye Shirts
          • Field Trip: Towne East Mall/ All Star Adventures East
        • Week 10, August 1-4:
          • Theme: Through the Decades
          • Character Challenge: Responsibility  
          • Wacky Wednesday: Parent or Guardian Dress Up
          • All Camp Activity: Campfire
          • Field Trip: None
        Activities Offered (vary by age/ability; weather permitting):
        • Water Slide
        • Swimming
        • Kangaroo Jumper
        • Mountain Biking
        • 50-Foot Climbing Tower
        • Archery
        • Canoeing
        • Hiking Trails
        • Nature Center
        • Gaga Pit
        • Art Experiences
        • Sports and Games
        • Daily Clubs
        • Swimming Lessons (additional $20 fee)
        COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT), June 6-July 29

        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
        Leader-In-Training (LIT), June 6-July 29
        • For TEEN CAMPERS ages 13-15
        Wrangler-In-Training (WIT), May 31-July 29

        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 
        • 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

        Special Events

        Our Family Camp offers parents/guardians and their children two programs to enjoy as a family. Both offer a variety of physical, social, and educational activities that use all the areas and resources of the camp to provide fun for all. One program is a DAY PROGRAM and one is an OVERNIGHT PROGRAM. Enjoying a lake, climbing tower, water slide, hiking trails, a nature center, archery range, canoes and kayaks, yoga, bikes, sports equipment, and board games, and so much more.

        Family Overnight Camp

        Dates and Pricing

        Family Camp will be June 24-25, 7 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday with additional $60 fee per family.

        Tentative Schedule

        Day 1

        • 6:45PM Early Arrival for Tent Set-Up
        • 7-9PM Swimming (Pool), Canoeing, and Fishing (bring own supplies)
        • 9-10PM Campfire with S'mores
        • 10 PM-Midnight Board Games at the Ranch House (optional)
        • Midnight-7:30AM Sleeping/Quiet Times

        Day 2

        • 7:30-9AM Breakfast and Coffee at the Ranch House
        • 8:30-9AM Tickets for Trail Rides (Ranch House)
        • 9AM-Noon Canoes, Fishing, Climbing Tower, Archery and Horses
        • Noon-2PM Canoes, Climbing Tower, Wet Willie Water Slide, Fishing, Kangaroo Jumper  
        • Noon-3:30PM Swimming (Pool), Wet Willie Water Slide, Kangaroo Jumper
        • 3:30-4PM Gather Items
        • 4PM Camp Closes
        Notes
        • Dinner (Friday), lunch and snacks (Saturday) are NOT provided.
        • Families MUST BRING THEIR OWN tent, sleeping bags/blankets, pillows, toiletries, and flashlights. Swimsuits and towels and fishing equipment optional. Bug spray, sunscreen, and reusable water bottles and water supply for overnight suggested.
        Dates and Pricing

        Family Day is July 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with additional $40 fee per family.

        Tentative Schedule
        • 10AM-2PM Horses, Climbing Tower, Trails, Canoes, Fishing, Kangaroo Jumper
        • NOON-4PM Swimming (Pool), Wet Willie Water Slide
        Notes
        • Lunch and snacks are NOT provided.
        • Swimsuits and towels and fishing equipment optional. Bug spray, sunscreen, and reusable water bottles suggested.

        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!

        Morning CLUBS

        Include a variety of counselor-led fun where kids choose their activity, which include team sports, chess club, arts and crafts and other theme-related games.

        Camp Hyde Activities

        Archery, water slide, fishing, climbing tower, canoeing, arts and crafts, STEM, nature walks, mountain biking, horses, swimming, sports and fitness. Activities begin around 10:30 a.m. and extend throughout the afternoon. Campers rotate through four activities each day, including swimming.