Camp Kidz Rock! is offering a variety of weekly camp themes throughout the months of June & July. Sessions are creatively designed & lead by certified Music Therapists & Neurologic Music Therapists, who for over 10 years, have specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social Skills as it relates to a spectrum of children diagnosed with Autism and related disorders. Additional supporting camp staff consists of trained senior, junior and youth counselors.
In addition to themed specials, all sessions also include musical exploration, singing, instrument playing, dancing, interactive sports and games, outdoor exploration, exercise, creative art, crafts, field trips, swimming, swimming lessons, and more! Thanks to encouragement through parent feedback, each week is themed to highlight areas of social interest.
Weekly Camp Themes
(sign up for 1 week or sign up for them all!)
I. June 5th - 8th "CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!"
(4/11/17: 2 spots remaining)
II. June 12th - 15th " MUSIC ALL AROUND US"
(4/11/17: 2 spots remaining)
III: June 19th - 22nd "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME"
Offers a variety of rockin' good times! Whether it's a house party or a party destination, campers will experience how to participate in the celebration. We'll learn the songs and moves to those traditional party dances like YMCA, chicken dance & macarana. Come as your favorite rockstar on rock-n-roll day. Play traditional birthday party games like pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs & cake walk...need we say more? Come join the celebration!!
Chillin' at concert in downtown Overland Park
Session 2: June 6th-9th
"Music All Around Us"
This is our version of music appreciation!! This session will offer different activities and experiences, providing campers the opportunity to explore music & sound in the world around us, both man made and of nature. Campers will be exposed to different styles of music & become familiar with various musical instruments & the sounds they produce. Campers will have the opportunity to experience & participate in live music demonstrations & entertainment both on campus and at local venues. So come jam with your camp friends while learning about the musical world around us!
Session 3: June 19th-22nd
"There's No Place Like Home"
Throughout this session we will explore some of the traditional musical highlights of Kansas City...The Wizard of Oz, Jazz music, Royals game day chants and the KC Symphony music, just to name a few. Campers will visit the Wizard of Oz display at the Mini Museum and be entertained by the famous local puppeteer, Paul Mesner, as his studio performs, “The Wizard of Oz” at the Theatre for Young America. Follow the yellow brick road, come on!
Session 4: June 26th-29th
"Lights, Camera, Action!"
(full details on this session coming soon)
Experience will include attending a performance of "The Tortoise and the Hare" at the Theatre for Young America"
Session 5 July 10th-14th
"Time After Time"
Rock-n-roll, disco, hip hop...they all have a distinct rhythm. We will explore those rhythms and travel through time throughout various genres of music. We'll play and dance along to the different styles of music and then test our knowledge through musical games and trivia. During this session we will make our annual visit to Explorers Percussion and the School of Rock. We'll travel together through this journey in time!
Sessions 6 & 7
Swimming with Lessons
First time campers must meet eligibility requirements.
Must attend at least one themed session prior to swimming.
July 17th - 20th
July 24th - 27th
Pick one session or both! We'll meet and play at the park adjacent to Prairie Village pool, have a snack (provided), and then waddle into the pool where we'll meet the lifeguards, learn about pool rules & water safety..."listen for that whistle"...and participate in a 45 minute swimming lesson, led by our very own Mrs. Tiffany, veteran Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and YMCA lifeguard. We'll wrap this fun in the sun up with a 2:1 supervised free swim and picnic lunch (campers need to bring own lunch/drink). Parent's will pick up at the pool for this session. (Note to families: your child's daily admission to the pool will be paid, so if you would like to take advantage and join your camper at the end of the day, bring $8 and come on in!)