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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 these programs.

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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
​March 22
Fear Factor
Is fear a factor for you? Test your
nerves with some freaky food and game challenges that
will make you squeal. Take the worm pie challenge or
join in the lice pickers’ task if you dare. Both individual
and team - kid friendly - challenges will be held to find
the ultimate Fear Factor champ.
​$30
​3/17
Register online

​March 24
Junior 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!
​$30
​3/22
Register online

​March 26
Messy Art
Discover mess-making at its best! Kids will have a marvelously good time turning melted crayons, paint-filled eggs, shaving cream, paint bubbles and water guns into fabulous works of art.  The best part is that parents don’t have to help clean up! Wear clothes that can get messy!
$30​​3/24
Register online
​June 8
Junior 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! Registration deadline is noon on 6/3
​$30
​6/3
Register online
​June 10
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 archery and other target competitions using a sling shot, water balloon launcher, rubber band gun and more!
$30​6/6
Register online
​June 22
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.
​$30
​6/17
Register online
​June 24
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.
​$30
6/20
Register online
​June 28
Myth Busters
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. *NOTE: Fee is per day. Register only for the days you want, but get a $15 discount if registering for all three days!
​$30
per day
6/23
Register online
​July 6
Messy Science
Campers, choose your ooze! Make floam slime, elephant toothpaste, bubble snakes and other foamy, sudsy, hands-on experiments.
​$30
​7/1
Register online
​July 8
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!
​$30
​7/4
Register online
​July 27
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.
​$30
​7/22
Register online
​July 29
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.
​$30
​7/25
Register online

Week Long Camps

​Date
​Camp Hours: 8:00a-5:00p
​Fee
Registration Deadline​
May 31-June 4
Camo Camp (Ages 6-13)
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. This camp is held at Boston Recreation Center.
​$125
​5/26 noon

Register online

​​June 14-18
Animal Planet (Ages 6-13)
It’s a jungle in here! Animal lovers will be in heaven this week with daily live animal presentations, a stuffed animal safari, and creeking. 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. This camp is held at Boston Recreation Center.
​​$125
​​6/9 noon

Register online

​June 14-18
Outdoor Adventure Camp (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 Watson Park. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the start of camp. 
​$150
Register online
​June 21-25
Outdoor Adventure Camp (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 Watson Park. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the start of camp. 
​$150
Register online
​July 12-16
Jedi Training (Ages 6-13)
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. This camp is held at Boston Recreation Center.
$125​7/7 noonRegister online
​July 19-23
Hogwarts Academy (Ages 6-13)
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. This camp is held at Boston Recreation Center.
​$125
​7/14 noonRegister 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. 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! Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp. 

For more information click the registration links below or call Boston Recreation Center at (316) 688-9301.


​Dates
Morning Session
​Afternoon Session
June 14-17

Movie Makers (Ages 9-15)

Students will learn concepts that help them become an effective director of digital video projects. Students will create their very own music video. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

9:00a-12:00p | $160.00

Register Online

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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

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

Register Online

June 21-24
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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

9:30a-12:00p | $125.00

Register Online

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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

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

Register Online

​June 21-24
Gaming and Coding (Ages 6-12)

This course combines two unbelievable experiences for students, gaming and coding. Students spend the morning taking an interactive look at coding, and building virtual apps to share with friends. In the afternoon, students build simple video games combing the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

9:30a-3:30p | $250

Register Online

​June 28-July 1
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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

9:00a-12:00p | $150.00

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Gamers Paradise (Ages 6-13)

This class offers students a look at multiple areas of game design. From mobile game development to stand alone games, you will not want to miss this class. Students will create multiple games that they can share with friends and family. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

1:00p-4:00p | $125.00

Register Online

​July 12-15
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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

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

Register Online

iRoblox Studio - Programming & Game Development (Ages 9-15)
Use creativity to build a 3D world and an avatar. Create structures, import 3D models and textures and add scripts that make your game functional. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

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

Register Online


​July 19-22
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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

9:30a-12:00p | $125.00

Register Online

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! Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

1:00p-4:00p | $160.00

Register Online


​July 26-29

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. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

9:00a-12:00p | $170.00

Register Online

Graphic Design (Ages 9-17)

This session will cover the basics of digital photography as well as key concepts in the world of digital imaging. Students enrolled in this course will take photos and learn how to manipulate images using powerful image editing software to create the image that they envision. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp.

1:00p-4:00p | $160.00

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