Camps


Winter and Spring Adventure Camps


hosted by the Sunset Zoo and Flint Hills Discovery Center

The Adventure Camp program is a unique program offered by the Sunset Zoo and Flint Hills Discovery Center for youth grades K-6, throughout the school year. The age of the child determines which campsite they will attend. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Pick up for half day sessions is between 12 and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day is between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. Full day registrants must bring their own lunch.  Register here. 

Summer Camps 


We have a variety of camp options for youth through various programs with the Sunset Zoo and the Flint Hills Discovery Center. 
Registration for 2019 summer camps offered through the Summer Theatre Program, Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo will begin in March 2019.


Sunset Zoo Adventure Camps


Kids age 5 to 12 years enjoy weekly sessions that bring to life a new set of animal and nature-based themes. Campers visit zoo exhibits, interact with the zoo's educational animal ambassadors and explore behind-the-scenes areas. Students can attend half day (8 a.m. to noon) or full day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) each week. Snacks are provided, and full-day participants bring a sack lunch.

Flint Hills Discovery Center Adventure Camps


Experience Manhattan, the Flint Hills, and the world like never before. Each day is a different theme including activities, exploration of the Discovery Center and more. Students can attend half day (8 a.m. to noon) or full day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) each week. Snacks are provided, and full-day participants bring a sack lunch.

Summer Theatre Camp

This newly constructed summer theatre academy is a collaboration between Manhattan Parks and Recreation and the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.  The full day program offers age-appropriate theatre classes in the mornings taught by K-State faculty and students.  Afternoons include rehearsals and participation in all aspects of theatre production - creating scenery, costumes, and props.  This fully immersive theatre academy is centered on the creativity of the participants.

Session 1: $270 (3 weeks; M-F) June 3-June 21; 8:30am - 4:30pm
Session 2: $325 (4 weeks; M-F) June 24-July 3; July 8-19; 8:30am - 4:30pm; July 18-20; 6 - 8:30pm
Session 1 & 2: $595 (7 weeks; M-F) June 3-July 3; July 8-19; 8:30am - 4:30pm; July 18-20 6-8:30pm
Early Care (7:30 - 8:30am) is available for an additional $10/wk
After Care (4:30 - 5:30pm) is available for an additional $10/wk

The second session concludes with the public performances of HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD, July 18, 19, 20 at 7:00pm in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. tickets are $5.

Summer Theatre Academy and Youth Musical: HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD And Other Lessons In Not Being a Grown-Up
Book by Delia Ephron, John forster, and Judith Kahan
Music and Lyrics by John Forster
Based on the book by Delia Ephron
Directed by Jennifer Vellenga, Associate Director, K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Nichols Hall and the Purple Masque Theatre, K-State Campus
Grades K-12 during the school year 2018-2019
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