H.V. asks from Overland Park, KS on May 29, 2007
In Need of Info on Day Camps and Summer Activities.
We are moving to KC area ( 75th & Antioch area) this summer (june 25) and I would like to find some activities for my boys ( 6 1/2 and soon-to-be 9 yo) I will be working and my husband will be looking for a job. I want them to be able to meet kids in the area and have fun this summer. This is the first time they have ever moved and I want to make it easier on them by having some choices of what to do. I basically am looking for Mon-fri daytime (several hours in a day). I could use info on several different price ranges. Thanks in advance for any info you may be able to share.
K.L. answers from Kansas City on June 03, 2007
Here is some info about the science summer camp at Union Station.
Science City Summer Camp
June 4 - August 3, 2007
Science City is a unique, hands-on science center for all ages. Children especially enjoy the discovery atmosphere and unexpected elements at Science City. The Science City Summer Program expands these experiences into activity-based learning, increasing the student’s curiosity. Students use each of the learning centers to explore the week’s theme.
Camp is a full-day experience from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early and Late Care is provided for participating children, with advance registration. Early Care begins at 7:30 a.m. and Late Care closes at 6 p.m.
Students are grouped according to age and put together with friends upon request. Experiences focus on active learning. Hands-on activities will be the norm for all sessions.
Learning Center Descriptions:
Life Science: Children investigate the week’s theme through the life sciences. Children will learn through microscopes, balances, experiments, live animals, and much more exciting “stuff”.
Physical Science: This center will focus on the physical sciences. Children will investigate the physical world using real scientific tools and techniques.
Active Expression: Children explore the week’s theme through drama, dance, music, and writing.
Fine Arts: Children delve into the week’s theme using the visual arts. The center will go beyond mere “arts and crafts”. Painting, sculpture, drawing, collages, and other art techniques and vocabulary will be taught.
Science City: Children participate in Science City’s specialized group programs related to the week’s themes, in addition to guided experiences within our science center’s exhibits.
Themes and Dates
Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Animals Ancient and Modern
Visit the natural world of animals from microscopic beasts to whales and dinosaurs. Explore animals of today and their ancient ancestors. We'll explore their world and make learning fun!
June 4-8, July 9-13
Concoctions, Cooking, and Reactions: Everyday Chemistry
What makes the bubbles in soda pop? Why do things explode? We'll make gooey slime and do more hands-on activities to safely explore this fun topic using ordinary ingredients.
June 11-15, July 16-20
Catapults, Bridges, and Robots: Design and Build it
Design and build your way through the world of inventions, machines, and structures. Girls and boys develop their math, technology, and engineering skills through hands-on physical science explorations.
June 18-22, July 23-27
Stars, Planets, and Astronauts: Space Exploration
Take a journey across our universe. Learn about the objects in our sky and the technology that Astronauts use. Telescopes, asteroids, rockets, and stars- we’ll investigate them all!
June 25-29, July 30 to August 3
How Much Does It Cost?
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $130
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
All major credit cards accepted, as well as checks (payable to Union Station) or cash. Refunds require two weeks advance request. No refunds after June 1.
Choose the weeks you wish to enroll. Weeks 5 through 8 will repeat favorite activities from Weeks 1 through 4.
1. Print the enrollment and health forms (download here) or request the forms by calling ###-###-####.
2. Submit to Union Station: enrollment form, health forms, and payment.
a. Mail to: Science City Summer Camp Reservations 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 850 Kansas City, MO 64108
b. Phone to enroll at ###-###-#### (credit card payment only)
c. Fax enrollment form to ###-###-#### (credit card payment only)
3. Confirmation will be mailed upon receipt of payment and health form, and verification of space available. Registration ends one week prior to first day of each session. For late registration, call for availability.
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J.M. answers from Kansas City on May 29, 2007
H. - Welcome to KC! My kids are quite a bit younger than you, so I'm not real sure of what camps are offered. I can tell you that Johnson County has a lot of different activities all summer long. I'd check out the county website www.jocoks.com and see what they can point you towards. I'd also ask your Realtor if s/he has kids and what they participate in.
J.F. answers from Kansas City on May 30, 2007
@ 63rd and Antioch ( well, maybe more like 65th...) is Antioch Park. They do lots of stuff every summer so check out Johnson County Parks and Recreation and there will be a lot that is close. It has been several years since my boys were there, but it was quite reasonable at the time
S.L. answers from Kansas City on May 29, 2007
Years ago I took my kids to a theatre camp 4-5 years in a row. It wasn't cheap for 3 kids but it was so worth it. They take them for about 5 hours per day for 2 weeks and they prepare for a show the whole time. At the end the parents gather for a performance which they tape. I can't remember the name right off. But look in Grandview or South Kansas City. It may be on the border and I'm unsure of the address. My girls really loved these years spent there. It was tiring driving them there and I ended up on the road sometimes 3 hours per day because of constant road constructions and accidents. But what's 2 weeks out of our life for such wonderful experience?
K.B. answers from Kansas City on May 29, 2007
Here's a great link to get you started! There are alot of things to choose from and in varied areas of the city. Good luck!