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AileyCamp

ACA Accredited Camp | Day Camp | Specialty Camp

AileyCamp is an innovative summer program designed to serve inner-city children in grades six through eight, ages 11-14. It does not serve as a training ground for professional dancers, but rather uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression and critical thinking skills. Founded by Alvin Ailey and the Kansas City Friends […]

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Camp ChiMer

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

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Camp Encourage

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

Camp Encourage offers a quality overnight camp opportunity involving relationship development, recreation, and relaxation for children with autism spectrum disorders, ages eight to eighteen. Sensory supports, visual strategies, direct social instruction, and positive behavioral supports are a few of the many important elements that make Camp Encourage unique. Traditional camp activities including horseback riding, fishing, […]

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Camp Hope Heartland

ACA Accredited Camp | Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

Camp Hope Heartland is a camp for children ages 5 through 17 who have, or have had, cancer. It is a week-long overnight camp held annually the third week of June. Camp Hope Heartland, founded in 1982, will be celebrating 37 years in 2019. Camp provides these kids with a traditional summer camp experience that […]

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Camp Milton

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

The mission of Camp Milton is to provide an empowering and enriching environment in which children with neuromuscular diseases can be supported in their journey of personal development being part of a community that fosters impactful experiences and a sense of belonging. Camp Milton provides a week long overnight camp at Tall Oaks Conference Center […]

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Camp MITIOG

ACA Accredited Camp | Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

MITIOG is devoted to organizing and creating quality life experiences and lasting memories for children born with Spina Bifida. MITIOG (Made In The Image Of God) seeks to help these children with activities which fulfill their physical and emotional developmental needs, increase their sense of self-worth and promote self-reliance in daily activities. The main activity […]

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Camp Planet D

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

The American Diabetes Association’s Camp Planet D is a one-week residential camp held each July at the Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, Kansas. ADA Camp Planet D serves up to 135 children, ages 7-15 living with Type 1 diabetes. Most campers live in or near the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities in […]

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Camp Quality

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

Camp Quality Greater Kansas City is a local chapter of a nationwide non-profit organization that serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost to the families we serve. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential. Our […]

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Camp Shakespeare

Day Camp | Specialty Camp

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s summer camps are a unique and fun arts experience your children will never forget! The Festival’s Education Faculty includes theatre professionals, actors and teachers with years of experience performing and teaching Shakespeare. Our primary measurement of our camp programs is through successful completion of the program (final performance) and […]

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Camp WIN

ACA Accredited Camp | Day Camp | General Camp

Camp WIN is WIN (Women’s Intersport Network) for KC’s flagship youth event and is designed to EMPOWER girls by introducing them to over 16 different sports and fitness activities over four days in a safe and encouraging environment. Over 200 middle school and high school girls serve as junior and team captains. Instructors and coaches […]

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Camps Carousel & Erin

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

Camps Carousel and Erin are weekend grief support camps for children. Camp Carousel – ages 5 to 18. Camp Erin – ages 6 to 17. Camp Erin 2019 will be held at Heartland Center 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Parkville, MO , Friday afternoon June 7 until Sunday afternoon June 9.  It is a weekend, overnight […]

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CHD Families Camp Systole

ACA Accredited Camp | Day Camp | Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

CHD Families Camp Systole is a medically supervised, free, day and overnight camp for children ages 6-15 years living with congenital heart disease, as well as additional programs for their families. The children who attend Camp Systole may not be eligible for other camping experiences due to the medical supervision and care they require. Many […]

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Heartland Therapeutic Riding Camp

Day Camp | Specialty Camp

Heartland Therapeutic Riding All-Abilities Horsemanship Camp is a week-long camping experience for children ages 8-13 who have disabilities and their able-bodied, more typically developing peers. The campers are divided into groups allowing them to rotate through the following stations and experiences; Crafts, Learning/Games, Barn Time, and Riding. The campers are exposed to many aspects of […]

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Joshua Center Camp

ACA Accredited Camp | Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

The Annual Joshua Center Residential Camp is a residential camp experience held at the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, MO, for children with Tourette Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome and OCD. For many of the children, it is the first time they have met someone else with the same disorder. These children are […]

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Mattie Rhodes Summer Art Camp

Day Camp | General Camp

Mattie Rhodes Summer Art Camp offers creative and educational opportunities for children in the Greater Kansas City area, with a special emphasis on providing services to low-income and minority children. Children ages 5-12 spend seven hours a day for four days at MattieRhodesArtCenter exploring five art mediums (Ceramics, Fiber/Craft, Cultural Art, Mixed Media and Printmaking/Photography) […]

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Royal Family Kids’ Camp of Lenexa

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

“Create Positive Memories in the Lives of the Abused, Neglected or Abandoned Child” is the mission of our camp. This local chapter of Royal Family Kids Camps is one of over 130 camps nationwide. Camp operations are reviewed each year by the national office. Camps not meeting the strict requirements are not accredited to run […]

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Whatsoever Youth Summer Program

Day Camp

Whatsoever Community Center’s Summer Camp partners with youth to provide opportunities for academic enrichment, social development, and most importantly, forming connections with the larger community. Summer is filled with cultural arts, project based learning activities, boy’s and girl’s leadership clubs, and service learning. Youth build, plant, and harvest a community garden. They learn to prepare […]

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Wildwood Summer Learning Program

ACA Accredited Camp | General Camp | Overnight Camp

Wildwood combines a traditional summer sleep away camp experience with experiential science and social development programs.  Campers “learn by doing” and build relationships as they explore the natural world together.  Activities include: swimming, canoeing, nature hikes, rock wall climbing, art-making, ropes course, fishing, and so much more. Camp at Wildwood is designed to be fun […]

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Wonderland Camp

ACA Accredited Camp | Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

While campers are at Wonderland Camp, the campers are able to participate in various activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, boating, dancing, performing and outdoor nature skills. All campers have a mental or physical disability and are able to be together as part of a “norm” as opposed to being the “different” one that […]

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Testimonials

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“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”

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“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”

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“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”

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“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”

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“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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