Summer registration opens March 27 at 10am!
Steps to Get You on Your Next Adventure:1. Pick a Camp
Choose which camp you would like to attend from the chart below.
All participants need to preregister for each session. Click here to preregister.
3. Fill out Forms
Complete emergency release and permission forms and return them to the FHDC Education Department on or before your first program of the season. Click here to complete forms.
4. Review the Parent Handbook
All parents should read the prior to dropping their child off at camp. Parents failing to follow the rules and regulations outlined in this handbook may result in a child’s removal from camp.
5.Review the Refund Policy
Registrants will receive a full refund if we cancel the program or we may be able to transfer you to another class. A full refund is granted if request to withdraw is receive one week (seven days) prior to start date; partial refund when requested between one week and at least 48 hours prior to start date and no refund if request is less than 48 hours in advance or failing to show.
|Sessions||Members Fee||Non-members Fee|
|Full Day Camp
Adventure CampsClick a tab to choose the correct age group. Please note children must have completed kindergarten to participate in Adventure Camp.
|What's Inside?*||Monday, June 5||Have you ever wondered what's inside your favorite
toys or gadgets? Come take some old used things
apart with us to see what's inside. It’ll be a day of science fun!
|Sun Power*||Tuesday, June 6||Learn the power of the sun by building a solar oven,
racing solar cars, and playing with our immense solar balloon!
|Upcycling*||Wednesday, June 7||It’s time to turn trash into treasure. Come learn how to
“upcycle” as you transform recycled items into works of art!
|Space Explorers*||Thursday, June 8||Peer into the stars at this astronomical day camp.
Learn about the constellations, peer through a
telescope, and prepare for the upcoming Solar Eclipse!
|Weird Weather*||Friday, June 9||Kansas is known for its weird weather. Now it’s
your turn to try and make tornadoes, experiment
with the wind, and make snow in June!
|Water Play||Monday, July 3||It’s all about keeping cool with our water based games
at this Adventure Camp! We will have water balloons
and more as we celebrate summer fun.
|Carnival Games||Wednesday, July 5||Who doesn’t love a good carnival? Come celebrate
summer with carnival inspired games and crafts,
we will even try different foods on a stick!
|Puzzles and Brainteasers*||Thursday, July 6||It’s all about problem solving with puzzles and
other mind-bending challenges. Come put on
your thinking cap and prove you’ve got the skills
to solve our riddles and mind-bogglers!
|Messy Science*||Friday, July 7||Discovering science is not always clean! We’ll have
fizzy explosions, some loud noises and lots to clean
up after this fun camp full of experiments. If you
like making messes, this is the day camp you shouldn’t miss!
|Animal Superpowers||Monday, July 31||Animals have amazing skills and we will be learning
about some of the most incredible ones! Design your
own creature, complete with habitat and learn
about some of the most important animals on the prairie.
|Insect Inspectors*||Tuesday, August 1||Be a bug expert, discover many different bugs and
design a roly-poly house! You will make a new friend
with more legs than you.
|Nature in the City||Wednesday, August 2||It’s not all concrete, cars and buildings. Come on a
walking adventure to find islands of nature all around
us in The Little Apple.
|Kansas River Walk||Thursday, August 3||The Kansas River is just steps away from the
Flint Hills Discovery Center. Get ready to go on
a walk to see what life we can find on the banks
and in the trees along our nearest river.
|Prairie Chicken Dance||Friday, August 4||Birds have some amazing dance moves and we
will learn some of their best steps. Come dance and
play the prairie chicken way, then tell your friends all
about our very special tall grass grouse, the Greater Prairie-Chicken.
|Disassembly Line*||Monday, June 12||Learn about how your favorite gadgets work by
taking them apart. It’ll be a day of technological
learning through technological destruction!
|Wild Weather*||Tuesday, June 13||Put on your raincoat or parka as we embark
on a weather adventure. Study the science of
tornadoes, experiment with wind and even make snow.
|3D Printing*||Wednesday, June 14||See the future of manufacturing with our 3D printers.
Campers will help design a new item to print and learn
how to run the 3D printers.
|Design It!*||Thursday, June 15||Calling all future architects and engineers! Enjoy
a day of design as you “re-construct” a soap box
car and visit with a design professional.
|Trash to Treasure*||Friday, June 16||Take everyday household items and turn them
into something beautiful and functional. It’s a
day of recycling fun!
|Making Magic*||Monday, July 10||Come learn a magic trick or two! Discover
the physics behind some amazing feats
that we see around us every day.
|Brain Games*||Tuesday, July 11||It’s all about puzzles, games and riddles
to test your brainpower. We will use thinking
skills in the most fun ways as we unscramble,
fit pieces, follow clues and more. Join us for
a brain-melting good time!
|Water Fun||Wednesday, July 12||In the heat of the summer what’s better than
a cool blast of water? Come stay cool in the
heat and play, play, play! Bring your towel
and a change of clothes because we are
going to have a splashdown with a huge
slippery slide and water balloon slingshot!
|Discovery Carnival||Thursday, July 13||Dream up your own carnival game and share
it with us. Come celebrate summer with some
tried and true carnival games, and foods on
sticks. We will put on our own mini-carnival
before the day is through!
|Mad Science Skills||Friday, July 14||Come learn the techniques that make up the
scientific method through fun experiments and
games sure to get your ready to think like a
true scientist! Be ready for messy fun with
this hands-on adventure.
|Trails to Discovery||Monday, August 7||For the first day of Prairie Keepers week, we
will go to some famous historic places. We will
be going to Westmorland and the Louis Vieux
tree to find out what life was like along the
Oregon Trail in the early 1800's and how it
compares to life on the prairie today.
|Prairie Investigation||Tuesday, August 8||Calling all Prairie Keepers! Come take a bus to
the Konza Prairie. Adventure awaits, and we will
find it as we walk through the tall grass and discover
what lives in the wilds of the Flint Hills.
|Tuttle Creek Day*||Wednesday, August 9||As part of Prairie Keepers week, this day will be
spent at Tuttle Creek Reservoir and State Park!
We will get a tour of the dam, walk on trails and more.
|Rivers, Streams & Creeks*||Thursday, August 10||All good Prairie Keepers should be river keepers too.
We will visit some nearby rivers, streams and creeks
to see what life they hold and how we can best care
for this precious part of the prairie.
|Insect Inventory*||Friday, August 11||It’s bug collection day! Prairie Keepers will find
all kinds of tiny (and sometimes not so tiny)
living things to look at up close. Each insect has
a job to do, and we will see if we can piece it all together.
* Denotes a STEM program that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as they apply to the Flint Hills.