Specialty Camps

Captivate your child's imagination! These special interest-themed camps will engage the camper ages 6-13 with fun physical and intellectual challenges, crafts and interactive games. Bring a lunch and drink.

  1. Specialty Camps
  2. Technology Camps


DateCampFeeRegistration Deadline
March 11Junior Chef Boot Camp
Stir up some creativity! Budding chefs will master kitchen fundamentals and feed their love of cooking by creating mini pizzas, quesadillas, pancakes, strudels and sliders, along with a treat to feed their sweet tooth. There's plenty of taste testing along the way!
$33March  6
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March 13Messy Science 
Campers, choose your ooze! Make floam slime, elephant toothpaste, bubble snakes and other foamy, sudsy, hands-on experiments.
$33March  8
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March 15Lego Mania
It's building time and your kids are an important piece! Play games such as Sky High Tower Challenge and Bridge Master that allow kids to create, build and compete using Lego Bricks.
$33March 11
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June 4Video Game Live
Don't just play the game - be the game! Take a break from the controller and bring video games like Donkey Kong and Angry Birds to life through interactive play where the campers are the characters. Take the Super Mario Cart obstacle course challenge along with making Pac-Man magnets. 
$33May 29
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June 6Top Shots
This is right on target! Campers will take aim and test their marksmanship for accuracy and distance in a variety of fun shooting challenges. Enjoy archery and other target competitions using a sling shot, water balloon launcher, rubber band gun and more! 
$33June 3
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June 10-14Camo Camp
It's time to report for duty! Each recruit will participate in archery, sling shot firing ranges, boot camp obstacle courses, compete in tug-of-war and other team building activities! Use a compass to guide teammates through a mine field and two way radios to help rescue the wounded soldier, plus create your own camo shirt and marshmallow shooter.
$130June 5
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June 18Junior Chef Boot Camp
Stir up some creativity! Budding chefs will master kitchen fundamentals and feed their love of cooking by creating mini pizzas, quesadillas, pancakes, strudels and sliders, along with a treat to feed their sweet tooth. There's plenty of taste testing along the way!
$33June 12
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June 20Messy Science 
Campers, choose your ooze! Make floam slime, elephant toothpaste, bubble snakes and other foamy, sudsy, hands-on experiments.
$33June 17
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June 24-28Medieval Times
Step back in time and have a royal blast! All knights shall prove their bravery through archery, jousting and fun games like storming the castle. Create your own armor and coat-of-arms, design a catapult, learn to juggle like a jester and defend the castle against the dragons and black wizards. 
$130June 19
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July 1-3Animal Planet
It's a jungle in here! Animal lovers will be in heaven with daily live animal presentations, along with going creeking and building a bird house. There will also be plenty of fun, silly animal related games/activities, plus campers will design an animal print t-shirt. 
$99June 26
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July 8-12Jedi Training
Come to a galaxy far away and earn your place on the Jedi Council. Experience the true training of a Jedi, learn to use the Force, develop light saber skills and make your very own edible light saber! Come help restore the Jedi Order.
$130July 1
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July 15-19Hogwarts Academy
Campers will take part in a number of wizarding activities such as Potion Making, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Magical Creatures, Quidditch and plenty of games that will give them chances to earn points for their houses. 
$130July 10
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July 23Water Frenzy
Submerge yourself in water fun! The day will include cool water activities from a water balloon catapult to a water obstacle course. There will be plenty of games and challenges to cool you off, so come ready to make a splash!
$33July 17
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July 25Twisted Sports
These games are out in left field! You'll have a blast playing traditional sports that are presented with a unique twist. Play air pong, balloon baseball, monkey soccer, noodle hockey and more! 
$33July 22
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July 30Nerf Wars
Ready. Aim. Fire! Get your game face on with camo paint and then gear up for an epic day of nerf shooting games like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill. You'll also get plenty of target practice with a variety of Nerf shooting ranges, skeet shooting and an obstacle challenge. Safety glasses will be worn for all activities.
$33July 24
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August 1Lego Mania
It's building time and your kids are an important piece! Play games such as Sky High Tower Challenge and Bridge Master that allow kids to create, build and compete using Lego Bricks.
$33July 29
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How to Register

  • Special paperwork is required prior to attending. Due to supply needs, advance registration is required.
  • Online registration is available for most camps. To register over the phone, please contact the location where the camp is being held. 
  • DCF VisionCard is not accepted for these programs.

Specialty Camp Paperwork (PDF)

Location & Hours

All Specialty Camps 

8 am to 5 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Boston Recreation Center
6655 E Zimmerly
Please call 316-688-9301, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm to register.

Outdoor Adventure Camps

OJ Watson Park
3022 S McLean Boulevard
Please call 316-529-9940, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm to register.