Summer of Discovery is a 10-week summer recreation program offered by Wichita Park & Recreation. This program is filled with exciting, fun and entertaining activities that will keep participants busy all summer.
Summer of Discovery is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and is open to children ages 6-13.
Program Dates & Hours
Summer of Discovery runs May 29-August 3 and is offered at three of the City's Recreation Centers: Edgemoor, Linwood, and Orchard. Designed to accommodate the working parent, fun is provided Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm. Core activities take place between 9am-4pm.
Camp will not be held Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) and Wednesday, July 4.
Each week is filled with exciting activities that coordinate with a fun and entertaining theme. Activities scheduled at each Recreation Center include: gym games, crafts, sports, video games, air hockey, pool, foos ball, table games and special on-site presentations.
Off-site activities are a big part of Summer of Discovery! Kids will experience exciting and enriching field trips such as All-Star Sports, Wellington Water Park, Carousel Skate Center, Exploration Place, Aviate Extreme Air Sports, Sedgwick County Zoo and the Wichita Public Golf Courses. And don't forget about going swimming at Wichita Public Swimming Pools!
Each week features a new and exciting theme. Participants can register for as few as one or as many as all 10 weeks!
- Welcome to the Jungle
- Kids in the Kitchen
- That's Entertainment
- Fun & Fit Kids
- Happy Birthday SOD!
- Where the Wild Things Are
- It's Game Time
- Wet & Wild
- Stars & Stripes
- School's Out for Summer
All site directors have a Bachelor's Degree or comparable experience in recreation, education or related field. All staff members attend training each year in compliance with the KDHE regulations. Ratios of 1 counselor to 15 children are maintained at all times.