Help Plan for Olathe’s Future posted on February 15th, 2018

The Olathe City Council will soon lead efforts to update the Olathe Strategic Plan.  In preparation for the Strategic Plan process, please visit www.OlatheKS.org/PublicEngagement to share your thoughts and ideas.  The forum will be open until Monday, February 26. 

Lake Olathe’s Future Nature Playground – Design Team Planning posted on February 15th, 2018

Kids, bring your parents for a fun morning of interactive play as you help the design team plan the future Lake Olathe Nature Playground.  Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m.-noon at the Heritage Center, 1200 E. Kansas City Rd.  Hosted by the City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Department. 

Special Needs Resource Fair posted on February 15th, 2018

If you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver of an individual with special needs, or a self advocate, the Special Needs Resource Fair is for you. Over 80 vendors representing various disabilities, information on camps, equipment, therapies, services, interactive sensory demonstrations, entertainment and much more will be available Tuesday, February 27, 5-8:00 p.m. at the Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 W. 143rd St. Overland Park. The event is free and open to the public. 

Camp Invention posted on February 13th, 2018

Children entering grades K-6 can invent the future today as they explore technology, design futuristic dream homes and build robots.  June 4-7 at Olathe North High School. 

ACEing Autism posted on February 8th, 2018

ACEing Autism provides a tennis clinic designed specifically for children with Autism.  Each participant will have, at minimum, a one-on-one volunteer to help them throughout the session.  Tennis rackets are available if needed.  Please contact Katie Harris at aceingkansas@gmail.com for additional information.  Cost and registration information provided on flyer.  Location:  Kansas City Racquet Club, 6501 E. Frontage Rd. Merriam KS. 

Summer Kids Camps posted on February 5th, 2018

Does your child want to improve their skills while having fun playing baseball, basketball, cheer, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and/or strength and conditioning?  Learn from one of the top competitive universities with the Kansas City metro area right here in Olathe!  Bring a friend to MidAmerica Nazarene University’s sport specific camps during spring break, summer, and/or winter break to learn from collegiate coaches.  More information about the dates, times, costs, and ages at www.mnusports.com/camps or call 913-971-2178. 


Spring Break Soccer Camp posted on January 31st, 2018

Kids need something to do?  How about a week of soccer at MidAmerica Nazarene University?  Dates are March 12-15for students ages 5-14 (8:30 a.m.-noon).  The camp is staffed by MNU’s soccer coaches and players. 

Polar Bear Pajama Party – Kansas City Zoo posted on January 18th, 2018

Come join an overnight adventure at the Kansas City Zoo Saturday, February 24, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.  Your overnight adventure includes themed activities, educational encounter with animal ambassadors, evening snack, night hike and continental breakfast.  Cost:  $33/person 

2018 Camp Wood YMCA – Overnight Camps posted on January 8th, 2018

In addition to Traditional Camp, Mini-Camp and Horse Camp, Camp Wood offers specialty camps including drama, skateboard, campers vs. wild, paintball, construction, media (NEW) and Forensics (NEW).  Each camp offers positive role models, the importance of time spent outdoors, character development and the value of supportive friends. 

Take Me Home posted on January 5th, 2018

Take Me Home is intended to assist adults and children who may have trouble communicating due to developmental or cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  The program is a free service offered to the citizens of Johnson County Kansas by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. 

Kansas Rush Soccer Club – Spring 2018 posted on December 18th, 2017

Registration is open for Spring 2018 soccer.  Olathe Rush offers a recreational league for preschool-adult, and a competition league with pre-tryout camp and tryouts. 

Drawing Classes for Kids posted on December 14th, 2017

Children ages 4-12 can enroll in art classes at the Olathe Community Center.  Various opportunities are scheduled 6-7:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Winter break, plus a Thursday morning class for ages 4-5. 

Support and Recovery posted on September 15th, 2017

Opportunities are available through the College Church of the Nazarene to support families and individuals at times of need.  Current options include GriefShare, Depression & Anxiety, Divorce Care, Life’s Healing Choices, Individuals with Lived Experience of Mental Illness, Family + Friends of Those with Mental Illness and Band of Brothers (sexual addition and/or pornography).  See flyer for schedule.