Discovery Camp (Grades K-2) Fall/Winter 2023
Discovery Camp (grades K-2) is a unique program offered throughout the year. Sessions focus on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – as they apply to the Flint Hills. Camps include hands-on activities such as exciting experiments, creative crafts, outdoor excursions, and time in the exhibits.
Camp Schedule, Price & Registration
Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m.; pick up is no later than 5:30 p.m. Registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
FHDC members - $30/day
Non-members - $34/day
Pre-registration is required online, by phone at 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
Camp Eligibility and Expectations
The Education Team at the Flint Hills Discovery Center works hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for learning. We also expect that all camp participants and parents do their part to create that same environment. The following expectations apply to all campers:
- Respect all participants, staff, exhibits, and property
- Participate in all activities
- Work as a team when asked
- Play safely and practice self-control
- Follow all rules and verbal staff instructions
- Use appropriate language
- Remain in sight of staff at all times
If unacceptable behavior continues beyond staff interventions, staff will contact the camp participant’s parents or legal guardians. Please note that refunds will not be given if campers are sent home due to inappropriate behavior.
|September 22||International Dot Day||Join us to celebrate all of our unique abilities inspired by Peter Reynold's book The Dot! We will make art, read stories, and play games all about dots!|
|October 9||Art from the Landscape||Come along as we find amazing ways to explore the beautiful landscape around us! Find a new perspective as a grasshopper and make your own prairie painting.|
|October 13||Color Blast!||Everything is better with a blast of color! Colored water, colored art, and colored team flags. Let's find new ways to play with color!|
|October 19||Fun on the Prairie||Animals, and flowers, and people, oh my! There is so much fun to be had on this day full of prairie perfection! Come along and meet some prairie animals and make your own wildflowers.|
|October 20||Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out!||Moooooove on over! The cows are in town! Learn how cattle are taken care of, why they are branded and tagged, and rope like the pros!|
|November 20||Camp Games: Day 1||Let the games begin! Come along as we play and make games all week long. From iSpy to obstacle course relays, let's gamify our worlds!|
|November 21||Camp Games: Day 2||Let the games begin! Come along as we play and make games all week long. From iSpy to obstacle course relays, let's gamify our worlds!|
|November 22||Camp Games: Day 3||Let the games begin! Come along as we play and make games all week long. From iSpy to obstacle course relays, let's gamify our worlds!|
|December 21||Winter Science||Snow, ice, and experiments! Let's explore the science behind the cold winter months.|
|December 22||World-Wide Winter Celebrations||There are lots of reasons to celebrate each and every day. Let's find out how people from all over the world celebrate the important times in their lives!|
|December 27||Time Travelers: Day 1||Step into our time machine and take a trip through history. Day one, our time travelers will roam with the dinosaurs and swim in the seas covering Kansas.|
|December 28||Time Travelers: Day 2||Step into our time machine and take a trip through history. Day two, our time travelers will sculpt with the Romans, say good day to the Renaissance, and travel west.|
|December 29||Time Travelers: Day 3||Step into our time machine and take a trip through history. Day three, our time travelers will land on the moon and take one small step for humankind, and then end the week with a dance at the sock hop.|
|January 2||The Legend of Johnny Kaw||Johnny Kaw is a Manhattan legend! Come for a day of tall tales, learn about life as a pioneer, and think outside the box!|
Enroll Your Child on Their Next Discovery
1. Pick a Camp
Choose the appropriate camp from the schedule and class descriptions chart based on grade and season.
2. Pre-Register for Each Session
Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
Complete emergency release and permission forms and return them to the FHDC Education Department on or before your first program of the season.
4. Review the Parent Handbook
All parents should read the Discovery Camp Parent Handbook 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.
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 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. Participant withdrawals must be received during business hours.