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Summer Camps

Summer CampEnjoy a summer of fun during Lenexa's full-day, licensed summer camps in 2020.

Your child will make lasting memories at our day camps, which are jam-packed with age-appropriate exciting indoor and outdoor games, team building, contests and hands-on challenges and projects designed for their skill level. Each week includes multiple swimming trips and a field trip.


Summer camps will be held weekly June 1 through July 31, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lenexa Rec Center. You can enroll your child in one week or all the weeks. Pick what works for your schedule.


Summer camps are open to children who have completed kindergarten through age 15.


Camp fees are charged on a weekly basis.

Full week
$139 residents or Lenexa Rec Center members
$149 nonresidents

Short week
*$120 residents or Lenexa Rec Center members
*$130 nonresidents


Camp registration opens on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. An online registration option will be available this year. Or you can register in person at the Parks & Recreation desk in the Lenexa Rec Center (17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.), which is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Camp staff

Our summer camps are led by high school and college staff who are age 16 and older. They are friendly, patient, fun and energetic, and they are trained for a minimum of 30 hours in topics including group control, positive discipline, safety and first aid.

Contact information

Sarah Sooter Hirst, 913.477.7139,

Day camps

WEEK 1 | Ignite Your Summer  June 1–5
Grab your sunglasses, water bottle and get ready for a fun week to start the summer. The fun will rise as the heat does! Help us set the tone and kick off summer right with outdoor games, crafts, sports and a variety of get to know you and getting to know our camp activities.

WEEK 2 | Camp Masterpieces | June 8–12 
Van Gogh. Picasso. Seurat. Do you see potential in a shoe box for a creative masterpiece? Then this is the week for you. We’ll use different artistic styles and create a variety of masterpieces to call our own.

WEEK 3 | Global Adventures | June 15–19
Grab your passport! This exciting multicultural week will explore different sports, foods, traditions, crafts and customs from all over the world. Be sure to join us and learn about various countries, while sampling authentic food at our World’s Fair Day this week.

WEEK 4 | Nature STEM |  June 22–26
Connect with nature on a whole new level. Learn about STEM concepts through hands on exploration of nature. Campers will participate in many different Earth-related crafts, activities, go on scavenger hunts and try to generate power with a dirt battery. 

WEEK 5 | Red, White and Blue! | June 29–July 2* (No camp Friday, July 3)
Show your American Pride during red, white and blue week. Have fun participating in activities that celebrate our traditions and country. Games include capture the flag, food contests, foursquare and wiffle ball. 

WEEK 6 | Splashtacular|  July 6–10
Splash and explore this “spectacular” week while learning about the wonders of water and the creatures of the sea. Create your own splash painting, gummy fish in a bowl and waves. Play splash tag, water balloon toss. Most importantly, be prepared to get splashed!

WEEK 7 | Name Your Talent | July 13–17 
What would camp be without a talent show?! You will prepare all week for your consistently fabulous performances that will blow our minds. 

WEEK 8 | Mission: Possible | July 20–24
Get your creative juices flowing, because you are going to need it this week. Groups will compete against each other in engineering design challenges to try to take home the gold.

WEEK 9 | Go for the Gold! | July 27–31
Welcome to Tokyo! The Olympics are underway, so a games extravaganza will be had by all. A variety of sports, relay races, teamwork and awards will end our last week of camp.

Third-party camps

Enroll your child in a Lenexa summer camp and LEGO®, Mad Science or Youth Tech Inc. camp at the same time, and receive $30 off your summer camp enrollment for that week. Camp registration opens on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

LEGO® camps

  • June 15–19
    • Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® Materials | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 5–7 | $150

    • Wizarding World of Engineering using LEGO® Materials | 1–4 p.m. | Ages 7–12 | $150

  • July 6–10
    • Adventures in STEM with LEGO® Materials | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 5–7 | $150

    • STEM Explorations with LEGO® Materials | 1–4 p.m. | Ages 7–12 | $150

  • Aug. 3–7
    • Animal Architects with LEGO® Materials | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 5–7 | $150

    • Animal Master Architects with LEGO® Materials | 1–4 p.m. | Ages 7–12 | $150

Mad Science camps

  • June 8–12: Secret Agent Lab | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 7–12 | $130
  • July 13–17: Rockin' Robots | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 7–12  | $150
  • Aug. 3–7: The Wright Stuff | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 7–12  | $130

Youth Tech Inc. camps

  • June 22–25
    • Animation | 9 a.m.–noon | Ages 9–17 | $160

    • Robotics-Battle Bots | 1–4 p.m. | Ages 9–15 | $150

  • July 27–29
    • iCode | 9:30 a.m.–noon | Ages 6–12 | $135

    • iGame Creators | 1–3:30 p.m. | Ages 6–10 | $135