Adventure awaits! OP summer camp opportunities for kids

Searching for fun and creative outlets for your kids this summer?

Look no further. You can find opportunities close to home! 

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens provide the perfect backdrop for young adventurers to explore, learn and create lasting memories. From hands-on encounters with farm animals to interactive botanical explorations, these camps promise to immerse kids in the wonders of nature and the joys of outdoor play. 

Farm-tastic Fun with Mad Science
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
Ages 4-9

Children ages 4-9 will have fun with this educational summer camp planned with activities related to animals and science. Each session runs Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon.

  • June 3-6 Planting and Pollinators Camp
  • June 10-13 Furry & Scaly Friends Camp
  • June 17-20 Fun on the Farm Camp
  • June 24-27 Working Animals on the Farm Camp
  • July 8-11 Birds of a Feather Camp

Just for Fun Preschool Camp
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Ages 3-5

Johnson County Park & Recreation District and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are teaming up for a summer of preschool day camp! Each session runs Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Just for Fun Preschool Camp is a great opportunity for young children to try camp out for the first time and make new friends while enjoying creative, engaging and fun activities.

  • June 3-7 Dinosaur Adventures
  • June 10-14 Superhero Universe
  • June 17-21 Summer Olympics
  • June 24-28 Color Camp
  • July 8-12 Explore the Universe
  • July 15-19 Enchanted Fairy Tales
  • July 22-26 Transportation Track
  • July 29-August 2 Splish Splash

Camp Shakespeare at the Arboretum
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Ages 8-14

Shakespeare Camps are fun and unique summer arts experiences your child will never forget. Your camper will collaborate, create, learn language and presentation skills, build confidence and have fun! Camp Shakespeare gives students a two-week interactive curriculum, including Shakespearean history, visual art, performance and acting techniques. The evening of the final class, Camp Shakespeare students have an opportunity to share their work with family and friends.

  • July 22-August 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Whether your child is a budding naturalist, an aspiring farmer, a young thespian or simply eager for a summer of fun-filled activities, the camps at the Farmstead and Arboretum offer something special for everyone. 

Join us for an unforgettable summer experience where learning and adventure go hand in hand.


Parks + Recreation 913-895-6390