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Summer Camps

Every summer, K-State hosts summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth in a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular endeavors. Participants have the opportunity to further their education and skills while experiencing life at K-State and making new friends from around the county. We invite you to join us!

Send email with the camp information to add camps to the list below. This camps listing is updated every spring when new dates, times, and locations are set by the camp coordinators.

Dates for 2019 will continue to be updated as camp coordinators finalize and publish schedules. If the dates have TBA or no year indicated then, they are 2018 or have not been verified. Check back for updates.

Manhattan campus

Academic camps
EventSponsor/DepartmentDatesAges
K-State School-age summer campCenter for Child DevelopmentMay 28-August 2Grade K - age 12
Summer Undergraduate ResearchGraduate SchoolMay 28 to July 26See website
Design DiscoveryCollege of Architecture, Planning & DesignJune 23-26Grades 9-12
Kansas Advanced Teacher AcademyCurriculum and Instruction, College of EducationJune 9-14Grades 10-12
Kansas Advanced Teacher AcademyCurriculum and Instruction, College of EducationJune 16-21Grades 10-12
Kansas Advanced Teacher AcademyCurriculum and Instruction, College of EducationJune 23-28Grades 10-12
Reading Programs – Institute of Reading DevelopmentGlobal CampusVariesGrades K-12
Young Writer's WorkshopDepartment of EnglishJune 24-28Entering grades 8-10
Nutrition & Health Summer InstituteDepartment of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and HealthJune 17-20Grades 7-9
Nutrition & Health Summer InstituteDepartment of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and HealthJune 8-11Grades 7-9 
Nutrition & Health Summer InstituteDepartment of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and HealthJune 24-27 Grades 10-12 
Nutrition & Health Summer InstituteDepartment of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and HealthJuly 15-18Grades 15-18 
Flint Hills Publications WorkshopCollegian Media Group
July 14-16Grades 9-12
Grandparent's UniversityCollege of Education and K-State Alumni AssociationJuly 28-30Ages 8-12
Nicodemus Educational CampsNicodemus Camp/College of AgricultureJuneGrades 5-10
Confucius Institute Chinese CampConfucius Institute TBDAges 6-12
Vet Med ROCKS Summer CampCollege of Veterinary MedicineAugust 2-4High School and college 
Vet Med ROCKS Summer CampCollege of Veterinary MedicineAugust 5 Entering 4-6 
Vet Med ROCKS Summer CampCollege of Veterinary MedicineAugust 6 Entering 7-8
STEM camps
EventSponsor/DepartmentDatesAges
EXCITE! Summer WorkshopKAWSEJune 5-7Completed grades 8-11
GROW Summer WorkshopKAWSEJune 5-7Completed grades 5-7
Design DiscoveryCollege of Architecture, Planning & DesignJune 23-26Grades 9-12
Music camps
EventSponsor/DepartmentDatesAges
Summer Choral InstituteK-State ChoirsJune 3-8Grades 9-11
Summer Music CampK-State BandsJune 9-13Grades 5-12
Next leadership and auxiliary campK-State BandsJuly 14-17Grades 9-12
Arts and culture camps
EventSponsor/DepartmentDatesAges
ARTSmart Classes: Jazzy CollagesBeach Museum of ArtTBDAll ages (varies times)
ARTSmart Classes: Humming Along (home-made harmonicas)Beach Museum of ArtTBDVaries
ARTSmart Classes: We Got the Beat (percussion instruments)Beach Museum of ArtTBDVaries
ARTSmart Classes: Classical Notes (keyboards and strings)Beach Museum of ArtTBDVaries
ARTSmart Classes: Cubist Landscapes (photography in the MeadowBeach Museum of ArtTBDVaries
ARTSmart Classes: Abstract Worlds (marbleized and poured landscapes)Beach Museum of ArtTBDVaries
ARTSmart Classes: Landscape LayersBeach Museum of ArtTBDVaries
Young Artists Program: Media Exploration (wet media)Beach Museum of ArtJune 3
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5-8
Young Artists Program: Painting Landscapes (acrylics and watercolors)Beach Museum of ArtJune 4
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8 & up
Young Artists Program: Media Exploration (dry media, oil and chalk pastels)Beach Museum of ArtJune 10
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5-8
Young Artists Program: Pastel Still Lifes (oil and chalk pastels)Beach Museum of ArtJune 11
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8 & up
Young Artists Program: Abstract Printmaking (linoleum block and collographs)Beach Museum of ArtJune 17
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8 & up
Young Artists Program: Media Exploration (printmaking)Beach Museum of Art

June 18
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages 5-8
Young Artists Program: Drawing Portraits (pencil, prismacolor, and charcoal)Beach Museum of ArtJune 14
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8 & up
Young Artists Program: Media Exploration (dry media)Beach Museum of ArtJune 25
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 5-8
Young Artists Program: Photography – places and spaces (please bring a digital camera)Beach Museum of ArtJuly 1
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5-8
Young Artists Program: Photography – places and spaces (please bring a digital camera)Beach Museum of ArtJuly 2
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8 & up
Young Artists Program: Meadow Installations (2 part workshop) Beach Museum of ArtJuly 8 and 15
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8 & up
Young Artists Program: Meadow Installations (2 part workshop) Beach Museum of ArtJuly 9 and 16
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 5-8
Chinese Language and Culture Summer CampConfucius InstituteMay 28 - June 21
8:30 a.m. to noon
Seaton Hall 1017 & 1018
Ages 6-12
Athletics camps
4-H Youth Development Camps

Polytechnic campus (Salina)

Polytechnic camps

Olathe campus

Olathe camps
EventSponsor/DepartmentDatesAges
Fun with Food ScienceK-State OlatheJuly 15-19Grades 6-8