Summer Camp 2019: Think Big!

Think Big! Summer Camp. What is “Think Big?” It is our summer enrichment camp for students ages 6 to 12 years old.

*Limited scholarships are available. Contact us for more information!


Summer Camp 2019 weeks:

  1. May 28-31 (Pond Hotel part 1)

  2. June 3-7 (Pond Hotel part 2)

  3. June 17-21 (Wild for Zoo Animals)

  4. June 24-28 (Colorful Kansas: Homesteaders, tribes, and freedom seekers part 1)

  5. July 8-12 (Colorful Kansas: Homesteaders, tribes, and freedom seekers part 2)

  6. July 15-19 (Kansas Mammal Atlas)

  7. July 29 - August 2 (Farm to Fork)



  • 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday



  • $50 deposit to hold your registration

  • Payments due each Monday of the summer camp week (unless other arrangements are made)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for summer camp?

You can register online or by emailing or calling us. We require a $50 deposit to reserve your registration, which will be subtracted from the overall cost. Generally, most pay by the week and then we subtract the $50 from the last week or only week of camp. Each week a child is signed up, payment should be made the morning of the first day unless other arrangements are made with the Wonder Workshop director.

What is the weekly cost?

Please contact us for prices.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, please contact us for more information. 

Where do you go each day?

Your child will meet each morning at the museum and will be transported to our Outback Camp site located at Tuttle Creek Lake in Randolph, (just 25 miles away) three out of the five days of camp. The other two days, one is spent at the museum and the other is reserved for field-trips on Fridays to museums/zoos within 75 miles of Manhattan.

What are your activities and fields trips?

This is a nature, art and science camp where children hike and learn about animals in Kansas. Students will discover the diversity of ecosystems as they move from a woodland forest, to the prairie and literally go stream walking. In addition our campers experience the art of preparing food using recipes, explore Kansas history and learn how to play different games from around the world. We've visited art and science museums and zoos all over Kansas. 

What do you do at the Outback Camp?

We ride our zip line, climb our rock wall that leads to the tree houses, build forts on the beach, make sand castles, identify fossils, create art using nature, take photographs, conduct science experiments, swim in our pool, and more. Learn more about our Outback Camp.

Do you provide snacks or lunch?

Our campers will be given a healthy snack each day. We do not provide lunch.  We ask that they come with a good pair of walking shoes, lunch and a water bottle. 

Are field trips included in the weekly cost?

Sometimes. It depends on the field trip but we try very hard to minimize the cost of fields trips. 

What are the hours? Can I drop off my child later or pick them up earlier?

Summer camp is from 8:30am to 5pm. On our Outback Camp and field trip days, we usually leave around 9:30am and return around 4:00pm. Let us know if you have special drop off or pick up needs outside of these hours.

What's the minimum age my child must be to attend?

Your child must be at least 6 years old and have completed kindergarten. 

Do I have to register for all the offered weeks? Can I register for half-days?

Register for the week (or weeks) that work for your family. You do not have to register for all the offered weeks. We don't do half-days.

Admission Price:

Family Pod Up To 10 People


Open to the Public: 

Registration Only

Groups visits:

Call 776-1234

506 S. 4th St. Manhattan, KS 66502

 (785) 776-1234 

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