Summer Adventure Camp

Experience Manhattan, the Flint Hills and the world like never before! The Flint Hills Discovery Center continues its program into the summer to provide a unique experience for kids year-round. We offer week-long sessions split by grade level, one for students entering Grades 1-3 and one for students entering Grades 4-6 in fall 2020. Youth entering the younger camp must have completed Kindergarten.


Camp Schedule & Registration


Enrollment is taken on first-come, first-served basis. All participants must pre-register for each session. Registration opens Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 AM. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in-person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Students who are enrolled will receive confirmation by email.

Children may be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM and picked up as late as 5:00 PM. Registration includes morning and afternoon snacks, supplies for activities and access to exhibits. 

Lunch is NOT provided; full-day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.


Before You Begin Your Adventure


  • 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 download forms.
  • All parents should read the Adventure Camp Parent Handbook prior to dropping their child off at camp. This includes specific details regarding new policies and protocols related to COVID-19. Parents failing to follow the rules and regulations outlined in this handbook may result in a child’s removal from camp.
  • Review the refund policy. Registrants will receive a full refund if the program is canceled or may be transferred to another class. A full refund is granted if a request to withdraw is received one week (seven days) prior to the start date. A partial refund is granted if requested between one week and at least 48 hours prior to start date. There will be no refund if request is less than 48 hours in advance or if the participant fails to show.

Summer Pricing


Session FHDC Member Fee  FHDC Non-Member Fee 
 Weekly Full-Day Pricing, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM* $130  $140
*During the week of June 29 - July 2 camp will only be offered Monday - Thursday, because of the July 4 holiday. For this week only, Special Weekly Full-Day Pricing will be as follows: FHDC Member: $104 & Non-Member: $112.

Weekly Camp Themes


Week 1 (June 29 - July 2):  Flint Hills Fundamentals*


It's time for the Flint Hills Fundamentals. This week, we will explore the Flint Hills from top to bottom including the geology, plants, animals, and people who have called this place home.

Week 2 (July 6 - 10): STEM-tacular


Uncover the secrets of the universe! This week, we will take a deep dive into science and engineering by exploring flight, chemistry, architecture, food science, and so much more!

Week 3 (July 27 - 31): Prairie Keepers - Student Entering Grades 1-3 Only


Time to explore the prairie and learn from the land. This week, we will uncover secrets about wildflowers, the American bison, local history and so much more. Get ready for a rugged adventure!

Week 4 (August 3 - 7): Prairie Keepers - Student Entering Grades 4-6 Only

Time to explore the prairie and learn from the land. This week, we will uncover secrets about wildflowers, the American bison, local history, and so much more. Get ready for a rugged adventure!