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. 

SUMMER CAMPS

The Greater Wichita YMCA has the region's largest, most -diverse camp program. We offer 10 weeks (Monday, June 1, 2020 through Thursday, August 6, 2020) of nearly-endless adventures and opportunities to try new things, expand awaiting kids ages 4-16 (ages ranges vary by camp type). Our trained staff offers a safe, fun, comfortable environment where kids can be themselves and enjoy learning, playing, exploring, and socializing through a mixture of activities designed to keep campers active and engaged all summer.

Enrollment is open now and you can register through Monday, July 27, 2020 (NOTE you must register by 10PM the Monday before you plan to attend). You can register for camp on our website (membership is not required, a website account is) or at any of our ten branch locations in Andover, El Dorado, Newton, and Wichita but you must complete Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) forms ONLINE prior to any registration. 

2020 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Use the following tiles to download background materials or to contact our Camp Accounts team for support.

EXPLORE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Campers can spend the whole summer with us without having to do the same thing twice - unless they want to.

The tiles below to explore our camp types. Not sure where to start? Try our "CAMP FINDER" with age-appropriate options.

ADVENTURE CAMPS

Enjoy weekly programs, field trips, learning, activities, swimming, and rock walls.

  • AGES 5*-12
  • LOCATION Y Branches (Andover, Northwest, and South)
  • WEEKS 2-11
  • ADD-ONS Youth Programs

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

Curious kids explore weekly themes from every angle with field trips, guests, and activities.

  • AGES 5*-12
  • LOCATION EAST YMCA
  • WEEKS 2-10
  • ADD-ONS Youth Programs

FARHA SPORTS CENTER CAMPS

Campers develop skills through training, clinics with college players and coaches, and games.

  • AGES 5*-12
  • LOCATION YMCA Farha Sport Center (Andover)
  • WEEKS 2-10
  • ADD-ONS Swim Lessons

JUNIOR EXPLORERS CAMPS

Pre-schoolers can have camp fun, too. Learn and play in our Early Learning Centers.

  • AGES 4-5*
  • LOCATION Y Branches (Andover, East, and South)
  • WEEKS 2-11
  • ADD-ONS Swim Lessons

TRADITIONAL CAMP

Enjoy weekly themes at camp with a lake, climbing tower, water slide, trails, and more.

  • AGES 6*-12
  • LOCATION Camp Hyde with Bus Service Available
  • WEEKS 2-11
  • ADD-ONS Swim Lessons

FRONTIER HORSE CAMP

Learn to groom, saddle, and ride based on CHA standards and demonstrate skills at our Rodeo.

  • AGES 7*-12
  • LOCATION Camp Hyde with Bus Service Available
  • WEEKS 2-10
  • ADD-ONS Horses at Night

TEEN CAMPS

Teens enjoy camp fun and develop leader traits through team building, and community service.

  • AGES 13-16
  • LOCATION Camp Hyde with Bus Service Available
  • WEEKS 2-11
  • ADD-ONS Staff-In-Training Programs

SPORTS CAMP AT CAMP HYDE

CANCELLED FOR 2020

We have removed this offering. Emails were sent to parents/guardians of registered campers with options and instructions. Need help? Tap below.

Camp Finder

ELIGIBLE FOR

  • JUNIOR EXPLORERS CAMP

NEXT STEPS

  1. Learn more about our JUNIOR EXPLORERS CAMP by tapping HERE.
  2. CALL one of our three Early Learning Centers to start enrollment.
  • Dr. Jim Farha ANDOVER YMCA ELC (Jackie Tanner, Site Director at 316.448.1060)
  • East YMCA ELC (Sherry Syakhasone, Program Director at 316.685.2059)
  • Richard A. DeVore SOUTH YMCA ELC (Sarah Hartley, Program Director at 316.942.9782)

ELIGIBLE FOR

  • ADVENTURE CAMPS (Branches (Andover, Northwest, South)
  • SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS (EAST YMCA)
  • FSC SPORTS CAMPS (YMCA Farha Sport Center ANDOVER)

NEXT STEPS

  1. LEARN MORE about your available camps:
    • ADVENTURE
    • SPECIAL INTEREST
    • FSC SPORTS
  2. REGISTER at any of our branch locations or online.

ELIGIBLE FOR

  • ADVENTURE CAMPS (Branches (Andover, Northwest, South)
  • SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS (East YMCA)
  • FSC SPORTS CAMPS (YMCA Farha Sport Center ANDOVER)
  • TRADITIONAL CAMPS (Camp Hyde) + Swim Lessons (Add-On)
  • FRONTIER HORSE CAMPS (Camp Hyde) + Horses at Night (Add-On)

NEXT STEPS

  1. LEARN MORE about your available camps:
    • ADVENTURE
    • SPECIAL INTEREST
    • FSC SPORTS
    • TRADITIONAL
    • FRONTIER HORSE
  2. REGISTER at any of our branch locations or online.

ELIGIBLE FOR

  • TEEN CAMP (Camp Hyde) + Counselor-, Leader-, and Wrangler-in-Training (Add-Ons - ages requirements vary))

NEXT STEPS

  1. LEARN MORE about your available camp:
    • TEEN CAMP
  2. REGISTER at any of our branch locations or online.
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FAMILY CAMP ADVENTURES

Spend quality time as a family this summer at our Camp Hyde. Full families can unplug, unwind, and enjoy each other a number of outdoor activities with two special camp adventures:

  • OVERNIGHT CAMP Friday, June 26, 2020
  • FAMILY DAY Saturday, July 25, 2020

No membership is required and all areas and activities offered through Camp Hyde are available. Click below for more details and to register. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

While our Welcome Desk, Child Care and Camp Branch, and Camp Accounts staff is happy to answer questions, the following are our most common inquiries:

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR CAMP?

Camp registration opened on Monday, February 10, 2020. Registration/enrollment was (due to COVID-19 concerns) paused on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 but resumed on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Registration will continue through Monday, July 27, 2020 (for week eleven) and/or as we run out of available slots. We offer registration on our website and at any branch location. Find all ten area locations here.

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF SUMMER CAMP / EXISTING REGISTRATIONS?

We resumed summer camp enrollment on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and all existing registrations will be honored, as appropriate. We have shifted and modified some camp offerings and have contacted parents/guardians of impacted campers BY EMAIL to explain options and support modifying registrations. If you need assistance please contact our CAMP ACCOUNTS team.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE Y TO PARTICIPATE IN CAMPS?

No. All of our Summer Camp programs are open to the entire community. Please note that members will save on camp. Children who are part of a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP will save $20/camper/week and income-based financial assistance (IBFA) including reduced- and no-cost camp access is available to those who qualify. Learn more about membership benefits and join here. Find more about and and download an application for IBFA here.

HOW MUCH DOES CAMP COST?

Costs will vary based on camp type and membership status for the camper's family. Income-based financial assistance can also lower costs.

HOW MUCH IS DUE AT ENROLLMENT?

Enrollment costs, unless otherwise indicated, are $15/CAMPER for a ONE-TIME (per season) enrollment fee that includes a camp t-shirt. You must then pay all deposits ($15/week, unless otherwise indicated) at the time of enrollment, too. Balances are due by 10PM the Monday BEFORE camp starts. See parent information and policies for more information.

Still have questions? Use our CAMP ACCOUNTS CONTACT FORM, our CONTACT US form, or contact our CHILD CARE AND CAMP LEADERSHIP TEAM for additional resources and support.

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SUMMER STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

The Greater Wichita YMCA is already hiring hundreds of summer staff members for all branches and camp and program locations. Openings include:

  • Summer Camp
  • Licensed Child Care
  • Lifeguards
  • Coaches

Most positions are available without direct, previous experience and training and certification is available.

ENSURING AFFORDABLE ADVENTURES

Our Summer Camps are open to all area children - regardless of Y membership status. That said, we offer savings of $20/camper/week to campers included in a Greater Wichita YMCA FAMILY Membership. To ensure every child can have a summer of adventure and discovery, we do offer reduced- and no-cost access to our camp programs to those who qualify. Use the tiles below to better-understand all the benefits of Y membership (and to join today) and to learn about and apply-for income-based financial assistance (IBFA).

MAKING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS

The Greater Wichita YMCA is the region's leading camp provider and offers endless support for healthy spirit, mind, and body including:

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