City of Shawnee

Summer Camps

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All camps are held at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive, unless otherwise noted. You can register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200. 

Fine & Performing Arts Camps
Fantastic Illustrations Art Camp (ages 7 - 13) 
Do you love all things art? Oh, and what about having fun creating with others!? Then come make some FANTASTIC illustrations! Each week will feature a different theme and learning new techniques and growing your creative skills. All materials are supplied. Instructor: Michelle Meade, MFA. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive

Fun Fantasy Characters! 
June 8-10  |  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  |  $60
Monsters Oh My!
June 22-24  |  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $60
Animal World Adventures!
July 6-8  |  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $60
Outer Space Exploration!
July 20-22  |  10:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $60

 
Theater Camp (Ages 8 - 13)
Theater CampLet it Go… on stage! All Drama Queens and Kings welcome. This camp is a must for any kids interested in performing. Do You Wanna Build Your Skillset? We will work on acting skills, while also learning some fun songs and dances to show tunes from classic animation films! This camp will meet each day for a week and end with a full performance on Friday. Trust us, You Ain’t Never Had a Camp like Theater Camp! Instructor: Mindy Belden. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive

June 13-1  |  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $100

 
Glam Camp (ages 7 - 12)
Rock out like a pop star in this fun-filled, high energy camp! These superstars will enjoy dressing up, creating cool dances, and performing like the inner diva that they are! Turn up the music, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to party! Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring their own lunch. They will perform a short concert for parents at the end of the last day. Instructor: Academy of the Arts. Location: Academy of the Arts, 5413 Martindale. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive

June 20-23  |  9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  |  $115
July 18-21  |  9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  |  $115


Fairy Princess Camp (ages 3 - 6)
Fairy Princess CampStudents will learn beginning ballet moves and recreate fairy tales with a sprinkling of pixie dust and  little dress up! We will have a tea party each day as we enjoy our lunch (bring a sack lunch each day). No previous dance experience is necessary. We will learn a routine to perform for parents at the end of the last day. Instructor: Academy of the Arts. Location: Academy of the Arts, 5413 Martindale. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.



June 27-30  |  9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $95
July 11-14  |  9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $95


Mermaid Camp (ages 7 - 9)
Come explore the magical world of Mermaids! We will work on learning fundamental acrobatic dance tricks and more… All while wearing a fantastic Mermaid Tail that participants will take home at the end of camp! Instructor: Academy of the Arts. 

June 27-30  |  1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.  |  $95
July 11-14  |  1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.  |  $95


Summer Time Creatives Camp (ages 5 - 8)
Join us for an experiential creative arts camp featuring music, movement, and making. Each day will be themed around a Summer Time element as we explore songs, instrument play, creative movement, pretend play, themed props and open ended art making opportunities. We’ll use our creative imagination to play in the sun, swim in the pool, go to the beach, and get sweaty all without ever leaving the comfort of the Civic Centre. Instructor: Jessica Pitts, MT-BC

June 13-17  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $90


Smarty Pants Creatives Camp (ages 5 - 8)
School is about to start so gather your 5-8 year old Creatives and join us for one more week of fun! This is an experiential creative arts camp featuring music, movement, and making. Each day will be themed around a back to school element as we prepare your Smarty Pants Creative to go back to school! We’ll get creative with specials, reading, science/math and best of all recess as we explore songs, instrument play, creative movement, pretend play, themed props and open-ended art making opportunities. Instructor: Jessica Pitts, MT-BC

August 1-5  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $90
Sports & Fitness Camps
Tennis Mini Camps (ages 5 - 8)
Player’s will use age-appropriate low compression tennis balls, and court space making learning the game easy! All levels of play welcome. Campers will need to bring a water bottle and a racquet. Instructor: Play Tennis West. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive
 
Ages 5 - 8
May 31-June 2  |  1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  |  $60
Ages 9 - 14
May 31-June 2  |  2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  |  $60


VolleyCamp (ages 8 - 11)
This camp is a great opportunity to “dig” into the sport for a first time player. Learn passing, setting, hitting while experienced players can hone in on their skills over the summer break.  Instructor: Coach Sarah-Margaret Heffernon. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 6-9  |  9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  |  $75
June 13-16  |  1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  |  $75


Super Star Cheerleading Camp (ages 5 - 12)
We’ve got spirit yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you? Get into the spirit with this fun-filled camp that is packed with excitement. You will learn cheers, chants, jumps, dances, spirit techniques and much more! All participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Instructor: Wendy Nab. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 8-10  |  1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $80


LTD Basketball Clinic (ages 6 - 8)
Livin’ the Dream provides a one-day, fun-filled introduction to the fundamentals of the game of basketball. LTD clinics serve as a way for players to learn the basics in order to improve their overall performance. LTD Clinics are filled with professional coaching, skill development exercises, and fun competitions. Registration fee includes t-shirt and other giveaways. Discounts available for families with multiple children. Instructor: Livin’ the Dream. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 22  |  9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  |  $30
Science and Technology Camps
Spatastic Science Camp (ages 7 - 12)
This is pure indulgence. Whip your bath into a frothy fizzing sea of color and fragrance. Jr Scientist will be able to make fragrant bath gels, aromatherapy oils, bath fizzers, spa lotion, face masks, oatmeal soap, shampoo, and more! This kit allows kids to mix colors, fresh ingredients, and fragrances to make their own line of unique products. Be sure to send two healthy snacks and a water bottle with your child. Instructor: Mad Science. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 6-10 |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $159
 

iCode Camp (ages 6 - 12)
This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming logic. Students will have access to their accounts so the learning does not end at the door. **Students should be able to read prior to taking this course. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 27-30  |  9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $130
 
NASA! Journey Into Outer Space (ages 7 - 12)
From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hand s-on program for children sends them on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch! Be sure to send with your child two healthy snacks and a water bottle. Instructor: Mad Science Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 20-24  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $133

iGame Creators Camp (ages 6 - 12)
Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 27-30  |  1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  |  $130


Clues, Crimes and Culprits (ages 8 - 11) 
Oh NO! The Mad Science monkey is missing! Will you help us figure out where the monkey is? How he got out? and , what he is up to? Join the Mad Science crew as we gather the evidence from the crime scene, and take it back to the lab to analyze it. As the week goes on, we will use chemistry, forensic science, physics, and biology to solve the crime. Blood typing, DNA examination, and pH testing are only a few of the scientific tests our young sleuths will get to participate in. Each Jr. Mad Scientist will get a lab coat, magnifying glass, and a case notebook to keep at the end of the week. Instructor: Mad Science. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 5-8  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $133


Secret Agent Lab Camp (ages 7 - 12)
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hand s-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection! Instructor: Mad Science. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 11-15  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $133

 
Video Game Design Camp (ages 9 - 17)
This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 11-14  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $170

 
ROBLOX Studio - Programming and Game Development Camp (ages 8 - 17)
Calling all ROBLOX users! Join in with millions of gamers and immerse yourself in your own 3D world! ROBLOX Studio is a 3D-based program that uses physics, LUA programming, and individual creativity to build a world around you, and your avatar - unlike any other software This course will guide students through concepts such as beginner physics, LUA programming, and game development. Students in this course will build and published their multi-player game to share with friends and family! Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 11-14  |  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $160
 

Gamers Paradise Camp (ages 6 - 13)
In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students who enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilize award winning animation software to develop fun, interactive animations that they can share with the world. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 25-28  |  9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $130

 
Animation Camp (ages 9 - 17)
In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students who enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilize award winning animation software to develop fun, interactive animations that they can share with the world. Instructor: Youth Tech Inc. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

July 25-28  |  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $150


The Wright Stuff Science Camp (ages 7 - 12)
From the earliest flying machines to the first rocket flights, this hand s-on program will give children a bird's eye view of the history and science of flight. Your child will build many different flying devices and explore the science of aerodynamics and flight with the help of Newton's laws. Then we're heading out of the atmosphere with a look at rockets and our galactic neighborhood! Instructor: Mad Science. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

August 1-5  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $133
Enrichment
Knight School Chess Camp (ages 5 - 13)
Laughter, fast clocks, and compelling teaching approaches make this class the summer's highlight for your little chess player! Instructor: The Knight School of Kansas City. Location: The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.

June 6-10  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $150
June 6-10  |  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $150
July 18-22  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |  $150
July 18-22  |  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $150


Nature Camp
(ages 7 - 12)
Get out into the wild and explore with 4-H. Campers will explore our brand new Wilder Bluff Park and have fun learning about Entomology and Forestry from nature experts. Come dressed to get dirty and explore in nature while making new friends. Snacks will be provided each day. Instructor: Johnson County 4-H. Location: Wilder Bluff Park Pavilion, 24200 W 55th Street.

July 5-8  |  9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  |  $25


Junior Lifeguard Camp (ages 11-14)
This week long camp will teach individuals ages 11-14 the important lifesaving skills required to ensure a safe aquatic environment. Participants will get hand s on experience in the classroom and on the pool deck with the week ending shadowing lifeguards. Upon completion of this camp, participants will receive a Junior Lifeguard shirt and certification in CPR/AED administration. Instructor: Shawnee Aquatics Staff. Location: TASAC, 13805 Johnson Drive.

July 18-22 |  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  |  $250