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Specialty Camps

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 the camp is being held. See contact info below.

DCF VisionCard is not accepted for this program.

Specialty Camp Paperwork


Location & Hours

All specialty camps (unless otherwise noted) are held 8am - 5pm at Boston Recreation Center, 6655 E Zimmerly. Call Boston at (316) 688-9301, M-F, 9am-5pm to register.

Outdoor Adventure Camps are held at OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd. For information or to register at OJ Watson, please call (316) 529-9940, M-F, 9am-4pm.

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.

One Day Camps

​Date
​Camp
Fee​
​Registration Deadline
​​June 11 ​Junior Chef Bootcamp

Stir up some creativity! Budding chefs will master kitchen fundamentals and feed their love of cooking by creating mini pizzas, quesadillas, French toast, strudels and sliders, along with a treat to feed their sweet tooth. There’s plenty of taste testing along the way!

​$30

​​6/6

Register online

June 13 Top 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 target competitions using a sling shot, water balloon launcher, archery, rubber band gun and more!

​$25

​​​6/10

Register online

​June 25 Mystery Theater

This new mission - if you choose to accept it - will be very mysterious! Figure out "whodunit" in an interactive mystery by studying the crime scene, hunting for clues, interviewing suspects and trying to escape through a maze to get to the authorities to report your findings.

​$25

​​​6/20

Register online

​June 27
Video 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.

$25​

​​​6/24

Register online

July 1-3
Mythbusters

Discover the truth! Can a candle burn underwater or can you pierce a balloon without it popping? Does sugar really make kids hyper? Can water defy gravity? Find out the answers to these and many more questions as campers dispel some of these mind-bending science myths. Register only for the days you want, or sign up for all three and get a $15 discount! No online registration; call Boston to register.

​$25

per day

​​​6/26

Call Boston to register

July 9 Messy Science

Campers, choose your ooze! Make glow in the dark slime, erupt a 30-foot soda geyser, make bubble snakes and other foamy, sudsy hands-on experiments.

​$30

​​​7/2

Register online

July 11 Water 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!

​$25

​​​7/8

Register online

July 30 Nerf 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.

​$25

​​​7/25

Register online

​August 1 Lego 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.

​$25

​​​7/29

Register online

Week Long Camps

​Date
​Camp
​Fee
Registration Deadline​
​June 3-7 Color Wars
Color me ready! Campers are divided into teams, assigned a specific color and then the battle for victory points and bragging rights is on! Team bonding and strategizing will be a part of physical and mental challenges, such as the egg drop challenge, designing and racing your own magnet powered car, scavenger hunts, squirt gun battles, messy challenges, brain busters, relay races and more!
$119

​5/29 noon

Register online

​June 17-21 Jedi 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.
$119

​6/12 noon

Register online

​July 15-19 Animal Planet
It's a jungle in here! Animal lovers will be in heaven this week with daily live animal presentations, a stuffed animal safari, creeking and a trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo. There will also be plenty of fun, silly animal related games/activities, plus campers will build a bird house and design an animal print t-shirt.
$119

​​7/10 noon

Register online

​July 15-19
Outdoor Adventure Camp at OJ Watson Park (Ages 10-14)
Put down those video games and get out in the fresh air! Discover all the activities the great outdoors has to offer such as fishing, archery and kayaking. Cook lunch over a campfire and ride the pedal boats, plus play miniature golf and other fun outdoor games. This camp is held at OJ Watson Park. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the start of camp.
$149​

7/10 Wednesday prior to the start of camp​

Register online

​July 22-16
Outdoor Adventure Camp at OJ Watson Park (Ages 6-9)
Put down those video games and get out in the fresh air! Discover all the activities the great outdoors has to offer such as fishing, archery and kayaking. Cook lunch over a campfire and ride the pedal boats, plus play miniature golf and other fun outdoor games. This camp is held at OJ Watson Park. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the start of camp.
$149​

7/17 Wednesday prior to the start of camp​

Register online

July 22-26
Hogwarts 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.
$125

7/17 noon

Register online

​Youth Tech Camps

These cool and innovative camps are completely interactive and hands-on. Campers will be able to show and share their creations with friends and family at the end of each camp. Students will be pushed to improve higher level thinking, problem solving skills and programming logic. Skilled instructors will encourage fun and creativity in a small class learning environment. Camps are held at Boston Recreation Center. Staff supervision is available during lunch hour for campers enrolled in both the morning & afternoon sessions. Camper provides their own lunch. Space is limited to 8 in each camp. Register early!

​Dates
Morning Session
​Afternoon Session
​June 17-20

Animation (Ages 9-17)

Learn the basics of animation and digital design. Then, design and develop a variety of fun interactive animations. Perfect for students with big imaginations!

9:00a-12:00p | Code 19083 | $160.00

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Video Game Design (Ages 10-17)

This camp is perfect for the gamer who wants to learn the basics of video game design and basic programming concepts. Several different interactive video games will be designed and produced.

1:00p-4:00p | Code 19084 | $170.00

Register Online

​June 24-27

​iCode (Ages 6-12)

Younger students will enjoy a fun, interactive look at coding. Each will create virtual apps and write their own programs. Students should be able to read prior to taking this course.

9:30a-12:00p | Code 19085 | $125.00

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iGame Creators (Ages 6-10)

This introductory course is for students who want to learn to build simple video games. It combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen.

1:00p-3:30p | Code 19086 |$125.00

Register Online

​July 8-11

Application Design (Ages 9-17)

Students will learn about design and development of applications and will actually design their own app that can be shared with an Apple or Android device.

9:00a-12:00p | Code 19087 | $150.00

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Video Game Design (Ages 10-17)

This camp is perfect for the gamer who wants to learn the basics of video game design and basic programming concepts. Several different interactive video games will be designed and produced.

1:00p-4:00p | Code 20354 | $170.00

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July ​15-18

iGame Creators (Ages 6-10)

This introductory course is for younger students who want to learn to build simple video games. It combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen.

9:30a-12:00p | Code 19089 | $125.00

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Roblox Studio - Programming & Game Development (Ages 9-15)

Use your own creativity to build a 3D world around you and your avatar. Create structures using bricks and other items, import 3D models and textures, and add scripts that make your game functional.

1:00p-4:00p | Code 19090 | $150.00

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​July 22-25

iCode (Ages 6-12)

Younger students will enjoy a fun, interactive look at coding. Each will create virtual apps and write their own programs. Students should be able to read prior to taking this course.

9:30a-12:00p | Code 19091 | $125.00

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Animation (Ages 9-17)

Learn the basics of animation and digital design. Then, design and develop a variety of fun interactive animations. Perfect for students with big imaginations!

1:00p-4:00p | Code 19092 | $160.00

Register Online

​July 29-Aug 1

Video Game Design (Ages 10-17)

This camp is perfect for the gamer who wants to learn the basics of video game design and basic programming concepts. Several different interactive video games will be designed and produced.

9:00a-12:00p | Code 19093 | $170.00

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3D Game Design (Ages 10-17)

Students will create and design professional 3D games that look and feel like the ones played at home. Great for students who are interested in making video game design a career! *Video Game design is suggested prior to taking this course.

1:00p-4:00p | Code 19094 | $160.00

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