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Summer Of Discovery

Registration is now available for 2017 Summer of Discovery!
The Summer of Discovery camp has ended for the 2017 season.

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.

Age Requirements

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.

On-Site Activities

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.

Field Trips

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!

Weekly Themes

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

Staffing

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.

How to Register

Registration begins March 19 and paces are limited so register early in person at the location you wish to attend to ensure a spot. Mail-in and online registrations are not accepted. At the time of registration, a deposit of $20 per week/per child is due to reserve a spot for each week you want to enroll your child in (this is part of the weekly fee, not in addition to it). Past participants WILL need to complete all paperwork each year.


Weekly Fee

$105 per week per child (includes $20 deposit per week required to reserve weekly spot).

DCF assistance is accepted. Contact DCF directly to determine if you qualify.


Discounts

There is a $10 per week discount for the second child registered and a $20 per week discount for the third and subsequent child(ren).


Edgemoor Recreation Center

 Edgemoor Registration Form Edgemoor Field Trip Permission Form #1 Edgemoor Field Trip Permission Form #2 KDHE Health History Form Authorization to Pick Up Child SOD Waiver Form SOD Parent Payment Agreement Authorization for Emergency Medical Care Registration Checklist


Linwood Recreation Center

 Linwood Registration Form Linwood Field Trip Permission Form #1 Linwood Field Trip Permission Form #2 KDHE Health History Form Authorization to Pick Up Child SOD Waiver Form SOD Parent Payment Agreement Authorization for Emergency Medical Care Registration Checklist


Orchard Recreation Center

 Orchard Registration Form Orchard Field Trip Permission Form #1 Orchard Field Trip Permission Form #2 KDHE Health History Form Authorization to Pick Up Child SOD Waiver Form SOD Parent Payment Agreement Authorization for Emergency Medical Care Registration Checklist