GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

TRADITIONAL OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY HALTED

In response to COVID-19-related public health concerns, the Greater Wichita YMCA has temporarily halted all traditional operations (facilities are closed, programs, sports and activities are suspended, membership fees paused, etc.). To learn more, tap below, email info@ymcawichita.org.

WE'RE HIRING - SUMMER CAMP AND LIFEGUARDS

We are currently seeking Summer Camp staff, Lifeguards, and other seasonal staff for Spring and Summer. Learn more on our SUMMER STAFF page.

JUNIOR EXPLORERS CAMP OVERVIEW

Held inside the Early Learning Centers (ELCs) of our branches in Andover and Wichita (East and South) – our Junior Explorer Camps are designed for pre-schoolers (ages four and five) who are ready for summer adventure and are getting ready for school. Days include physical, educational, social, and developmental activities in a licensed child care environment with trained staff. Campers can also enjoy all their host Y offers including pools, outdoor water parks, and more. Full days include breakfast and healthy snacks.

  • LOCATION ELCs (Andover, East, South)
  • WEEKS 1-11
  • TIMES 6:30AM-6PM (limit 10 hours/camper/day)
  • AGES 4-5
  • COSTS
    • $15/Camper ENROLLMENT FEE (charged once per camper - includes Camp T-Shirt)
    • $15/Camper WEEKLY DEPOSIT (for new families, ELC families may be exempt)
    • $160/Camper WEEKLY FEE (costs will vary based on income-based financial assistance qualification)

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS WEEKS, DATES, and THEMES

Junior Explorer Camp is offered for 11 WEEKS (Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday, August 6, 2020) but is otherwise different from our traditional summer camps.

Limited spots are available and the enrollment process is different. Additionally, weekly activities are determined by each facility. For more information - use the tiles below.

NOTE Parents/Guardians MUST receive permission to enroll from the site's Program Director (use contact information below).

ANDOVER ELC

To inquire about Jr. Explorers Camp at the Dr. Jim Farha ANDOVER YMCA's ELC, contact:

JACKIE TANNER

Program Director

319.448.1060

EAST ELC

To inquire about Jr. Explorers Camp at the EAST YMCA's ELC, contact:

SHERRY SYAKHASONE

Program Director

316.685.2059

SOUTH ELC

To inquire about Jr. Explorers Camp at the Richard A. DeVore SOUTH YMCA's ELC, contact:

SARAH HARTLEY

Program Director

316.942.9782

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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

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers camp and countless other ways to share time pursuing healthy spirit, mind, and body including:

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