Summer of Discovery is a 10-week summer recreation program offered by Wichita Park & Recreation. This program is filled with exciting, fun and educational 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.
Summer of Discovery is offered at three of the City's Recreation Centers: Edgemoor, Linwood, and Orchard. Designed to accomodate 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 30, Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, 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 and table games including Connect Four, Battleship, Guess Who and others. Kids will also enjoy 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, Rock River Rapids 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!
- School's Out for Summer
- That's Entertainment
- Fun & Fit Kids
- Stars & Stripes
- Welcome to the Jungle
- Exploring Nature
- It's Game Time
- Kids in the Kitchen
- Wet & Wild
- Where the Wild Things Are
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 children are maintained at all times.