Discovery Camp (Grades K-2)

Discovery Camp (grades K-2) is a unique program offering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as they relate to the Flint Hills. Camps include hands-on activities such as exciting experiments and creative crafts, outdoor excursions, and time in the exhibits.

Camp Schedule & 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.

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.

Price

FHDC members: $30 per day
Non-members: $34 per day

Click on this button to registerYou can also register by phone at 785-587-2726 or in-person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Spring 2024 Sessions

Date Theme Description
February 15              Amazing Animals: Mammals Time for amazing animals! These two days we will explore animals that live in the Flint Hills including foxes, raccoons, and scaly snakes!
February 16       Amazing Animals: Reptiles Time for amazing animals! These two days we will explore animals that live in the Flint Hills including foxes, raccoons, and scaly snakes!
February 19 Great Grasses The Flint Hills are home to some pretty great grasses! Come see how you measure up, make beautiful art, and see if you can spot the different grasses in our prairie gardens!
March 8 Design Town Design a town using the engineering process, then build it using lots of recycled materials! We will fill the classroom with our very own village!
March 11 Secret Lab: Ecosystems Join us as we explore a different secret lab each day this week! We will learn about our ecosystems, the secrets of nature, concoct bubbling potions, make a magnet jump, and build tall towers. Join us for a fun filled spring break.
March 12 Secret Lab: Chemistry Join us as we explore a different secret lab each day this week! We will learn about our ecosystems, the secrets of nature, concoct bubbling potions, make a magnet jump, and build tall towers. Join us for a fun filled spring break!
March 13 Secret Lab: Forces Join us as we explore a different secret lab each day this week! We will learn about our ecosystems, the secrets of nature, concoct bubbling potions, make a magnet jump, and build tall towers. Join us for a fun filled spring break!
March 14 Secret Lab: Nature Join us as we explore a different secret lab each day this week! We will learn about our ecosystems, the secrets of nature, concoct bubbling potions, make a magnet jump, and build tall towers. Join us for a fun filled spring break!
March 15 Secret Lab: Engineering Join us as we explore a different secret lab each day this week! We will learn about our ecosystems, the secrets of nature, concoct bubbling potions, make a magnet jump, and build tall towers. Join us for a fun filled spring break!
April 1 Let's Laugh! It's April Fool's Day and we love to laugh! Come celebrate by sharing some jokes and laughs with us. We'll be clowning and laughing the day away.
April 26 Wonder Bugs We love bugs! Let's dive into the tiny world of insects and see if we can find any in a search for spring outside!

Enroll Your Child on Their Next Discovery

1. Pick your camps
Review the descriptions and dates of each camp and choose as many as you want.

2. Pre-Register for Each Session
Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

3. Fill Out Forms
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.

5. 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.