YMCA OF GREATER WICHITA

TEEN CAMP AT YMCA CAMP HYDE

Ages: 13 - 16 yrs

Fees: $130 member / $150 non-member (plus $25 transportation fee)

Times: 6:30A-6:00P, M-F

Join your friends for an incredible summer of developing confidence and self awareness thru team building activities, mountain bikes, rock climbing, skate park, water slides, BB guns/archery, canoeing, swimming, peer discussions, leading a daily news broadcast for camp, community service projects, and hanging out with peers. New teen curriculum will help teen walk through peer pressure with discussions and team building. 

View our Parent Handbook for packing lists, check-in and checkout procedures and required information. 

WEEKLY THEMES

In addition to a theme, Y camps feature a weekly focus on one of our core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Click the weeks below, to view its description, wacky wednesday and more. 

Session 2 | May 28 - May 31 | Goop Magic / Summer Safari

Join us for messy team challenges, jell-o contests and ooey, gooey, slimy activities, wacky relays, foil art and a safari scavenger hunt. 

Characteristic Challenge: Respect

Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day

*Closed on Memorial Day

Session 3 | June 3 - June 7 | Pirate Invasion

Ahoy matties! Where is your treasure? Create your own pirate flag, eyepatch and treasure maps, taste wallaby soup, flour wars, cannonball toss, sand art, shipwrecked survivor challenges and discover treasure of friendships through teambuilding activities. 

Field Trip: Sedgwick County Zoo

Characteristic Challenge: Respect 

Wacky Wednesday: Dress up as a Pirate 

Session 4 | June 10 - June 14 | Wild West

Howdy Partner! Grab your hat and boots as we welcome you to the Wild West with a gold rush, country line dancing. Build your wagon for the races, checkout the stars and discover our solar system, sing some country karaoke and explore the wild west.

Characteristic Challenge: Honesty

Wacky Wednesday: Dress up as a Cowboy/Cowgirl

Session 5 | June 17 - June 21 | Color Wars 

Create team flags, put on your facepaint and enjoy a week of color wars as we compete as teams through ding dong baseball, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, Australian kickball, noodle wars, minute to win it challenges and wacky olympic games. Make sure to bring a t-shirt to tie dye.

Field Trip: Service Project at The Kansas Food Bank

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Wear your favorite team

Session 6 | June 24 - June 28 | Wet and Wild

Wet and wild activities all week include: slip and slides, obstacle courses, hula hoop competitions, water gun wars, Will It Float? STEAM projects, water balloon volleyball, sprinkler tag and a cookout. 

Field Trip: All Star Sports

Characteristic Challenge: Respect

Wacky Wednesday: Moustache Day

Session 7 | July 1 - July 5 | Happy Holidays

New Let the festivities begin! We hope you're in the holiday spirit as this week is all about the holidays. Get ready as we celebrate as many holidays as possible within a week. Join us for some holiday fun as we spread cheer with our favorite holidays. 

Characteristic Challenge: Responsibility 

Wacky Wednesday: Elfie's (dress up like an elf and take group selfies)

*Closed July 4th 

Session 8 | July 8 - July 12 | Around the World in 5 Days

Create your passport as we travel around the world to discover new cuisines by trying new foods, games and arts of different cultures such as African face masks, Egyptians art, Chinese scroll painting and the artist in you. 

Field Trip: Service Project at the YMCA, plus swimming at the Northwest YMCA

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Pajama Day

Session 9  | July 15 - July 19 | Outdoor Adventures

Step outside and enjoy planet earth as we discover greet art, nature crafts, trail mix, classic outdoor games, outdoor cooking, sidewalk chalk and recycling projects.

Characteristic Challenge: Responsibility 

Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Socks 

Session 10 | July 22 - July 26 | Time Travel

Jump back in time as we fly through the ages of fossil digging for dinosaur eggs, hunting in caves, looking at caveman drawing, watching erupting volcanoes. Jump to the disco era, attend a sock hop, explore the year 2050 and return to camp for the talent show (parents welcome to attend).

Field Trip: North Rock Lanes

Characteristic Challenge: Responsibility 

Wacky Wednesday: 70/80's Dress Up 

Session 11 | July 29 - Aug 2 | Topsy Turvy Wizardy

Calling in Muggles and Potter fans. Practice quidditch, find  your perfect wand, let the Sorting Hat choose your house, cook up some potions and survive the Whomping Willow, visit the Common Room and the Honeydukes. A carnival rounds out the week with clothes on backwards.

Characteristic Challenge: Honesty

Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hat Day

Session 12 | Aug 5 - Aug 9 | Super Heroes

Calling all heroes! Camp needs your help this week with Olympics of the Mouth, water gun fights, deciphering codes and looking for the evil villians who plans to destroys everything in its path. A super hero can teach is about responsibility, respect, honesty and caring for our environment. Meet an everyday super hero, the call to action is now. 

Field Trip: South YMCA Waterpark

Characteristic Challenge: Caring

Wacky Wednesday: Dress up as a Super Hero

CAMP ACTIVITIES

EXPLORERS

6-7 yrs

TRAIL BLAZERS

8-10 yrs

PATH FINDERS

11-12 yrs

TEENS 

13-15 yrs

Chapel, Swimming, Wet Willie Slide, Boating, Fishing, Team Building Activities, Field Sports, Target Sports, Crafts, Expanded Pond/Beachfront Area, Nature Center, Tube Slides, Hiking, Outdoor Environmental Education, Skate Park, Gaga Pit, Friendship Circle, 50ft Alpine Climbing Tower, Sling Shot Target Range yes  yes  yes  yes 
Ropes Challenge Course, Archery, Parachute Games, BB Guns, Outdoor Laser Tag   yes yes  yes
Mountain Bike Trail Rides, Giant Swing     yes  yes
Bi-weekly Field Trips, Leadership/Character Development, Community Service Projects and H-Y-D-E daily broadcast Camp Hyde News/Announcements and Songs       yes

ACTIVITY CLUBS

Explorers and Trailblazers will participate in activity clubs every morning. Does not apply to Sports or Frontier Camps.

PATHFINDERS & TEENS will participate in:

  • Minute to Win It Games
  • Wacky Relays
  • STEM Experiments
  • Scavenger Hunts

ADD-ONS FOR TEENS: TEEN CREW

Leadership in Training (LIT)

Camp Hyde’s LIT Camp is a SPECIALTY camp add-on giving teens real-life experiences that promote a strong work ethic, sense of responsibility, and pride. Participants have opportunities to provide support and leadership in a variety of camp programs and projects while challenging themselves through personal growth, skill development, and diversity appreciation.
 

Ages: 13-15

Fees: $155 member / $175 non-member

Dates: 6/3 - 8/2

 

Counselors in Training (CIT)

Mature, enthusiastic teens will develop leadership skills and learn the fundamentals of working with children, under the guidance of experienced counselors. Teens who successfully complete the program are considered for staff positions the following summer. Application & interview required; contact jon@ymcawichita.org to schedule your interview. 

Ages: 15-16

Fees: $155 member / $175 non-member

Dates: 6/3 - 8/2

FIND YOUR BUS

Bus Stop Drop Off & Pick Up Times

Bus Stops: 

  • Drop Off 6:30-8:30A (breakfast included, buses leave at 8:30A)
  • Pick Up 6:00P (Campers return at 4:30P, snack included)

Camp Hyde:

  • Drop Off 7:30A
  • Pick Up 5:30P
     

 

Camp Hyde 
  • 26201 W 71st St South, Viola
  • Weeks 2-12, 5/28-8/9
North YMCA
  • 3330 N Woodlawn
  • Weeks 2-12, 5/28-8/9
YMCA South Farha
  • 3405 S Meridian, South YMCA campus
  • Weeks 2-12, 5/28-8/9
West YMCA
  • 6940 Newell
  • Weeks 2-12, 5/28-8/9
Hillside Christian Church
  • 8330 E Douglas
  • Weeks 2-12, 5/28-8/9
Downtown YMCA
  • 402 N Market
  • Weeks 2-12, 5/28-8/9
Maize South Elementary
  • 3404 N Maize Rd
  • Weeks 2-11, 5/28-8/2
Goddard Explorer Elementary
  • 454 S 167th St West
  • Weeks 2-11, 5/28-8/2
Church of the Magdalen
  • 12626 E 21st N
  • Weeks 2-11, 5/28-8/2