Summer Scape

Summer Scape - May 22 - July 29, 2023

The ERC has all kinds of fun planned for your students this summer with themed weeks from pirates and safaris to Dr. Seuss and the Olympics. Field trips include the Jones Aquatic Center, Flint Hills Bowling and Rollers! We will also do some fishing at Peter Pan Park and visit the Splash Pad. Let the Emporia Recreation Center keep your student “Active for Life” this summer! Come join us for a fun-filled summer at Summer Scape! Summer Scape is a licensed daycare program through KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Environment). Our purpose is to serve the child, the parent and the community by providing an affordable, safe, positive atmosphere for summer break. Summer Scape will be supervised by qualified leaders 18 years or older with a minimum of ten hours of KDHE-approved training and experience working with children. Staff will practice social distancing and frequent hand washing to keep everyone safe. Mask requirements will follow USD253 policies. We will maintain a 1 to 15 ratio with a program that strives to meet the developmental needs of all age groups and their individual needs. This program includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and field trips.

Dates: May 22, 2022 - July 28, 2022 (Contingent on USD253 Snow Days)
Age: Entering 1st - 6th grade
5th and 6th grade will participate in our new LIT (Leader in Training) program. They will learn fun leadership skills in the morning with the fun of the field trips in the afternoon.
Fee: $100 Per Week*
Time: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Walnut Elementary School

Click the link to see Week 3 Schedule:

Registration instructions for Summer Scape & Camp Rec:

Forms Available: Starting March 20 (online at or pick-up at ERC)

2023 Summer Scape Packet

Parents must submit the following completed forms prior to registration:

• Health History Form

• Notarized Authorization for Emergency Medical Care*

• Authorization for Dispensing Medications

• Parental Consent Forms for Field Trips

*Notary available at Emporia Recreation Center for Summer Scape registration only. Not be available on-site at Summer Scape. Completed forms can be mailed, emailed or dropped off. Notarized signature is required. Mailing address: 313 W. 4th Ave, Emporia KS 66801 Email:

Registration and Payment: Starting March 27**
Forms must be on file at the ERC prior to completion of registration and payment. Registration is weekly and payment is per week. No registrations without payment in full. No holds.
**Per week payment is required to reserve your child a spot in Summer Scape. No spot will be reserved without payment in full. 
Refund Procedure for Summer Scape: No refunds after the Wednesday before the week registered

Camp Rec is an outdoor camp that covers the last two weeks before schools starts.  Click here to find out more info.