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SPARC

Before & After Explore!

Join us before and after Springfield Public School’s Summer Explore program for fun camp games, crafts, sports, teambuilding and so much more.
Carver (after only), Field, Fremont, Harrison, Truman, and Watkins schools (Watkins students will be bused daily before and after school to Fremont). SPARC Office 837-5737

Age:
5-14 yrs.
Date:Weekdays, June 5*-June 29 and July 5-July 31 (*start date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:6:30 a.m. to Explore starts, Explore dismissal to 6 p.m.
Fee:Before Explore: $20/Week or $5/Week
After Explore: $40/Week or $15/Week
Proof of Free/Reduced lunch status required at registration for discount


Summer Adventure Camp

An action-packed traditional summer camp experience with crafts, swimming, field trips, games and more at school-park sites. Buses pick up/drop off campers at Cherokee, Sequiota & Weaver. Camp will be held at Cherokee Middle School
SPARC Office 837-5737

Age:
5-12 yrs.
Date:Weekdays, May 23*-Aug. 10 (*start date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee:$90/Week


Summer Quest Camp

Does your child think they are "too old" for day camps? Summer Quest is designed specifically for the young adult where campers will have an unforgettable summer hanging out with their friends in a safe and structured environment. Campers will make lasting memories with games, art projects, and extensive field trips designed for the young adult. Summer Quest is focused on developing your tween or teen with challenging activities, team building, character development, and leadership skills.

Age:
11-14 yrs.
Date:Weekdays, May 23*-Aug. 10 (*start date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee:$100/Week


Ritter Springs Day Camp

Love the outdoors? Spend most of the day outside, experiencing archery, caving, creek walking, canoeing, fishing, and more! Buses pick up/drop off campers at Cherokee, Sequiota & Weaver.

Age:
5-12 yrs.
Date:Weekdays, May 23*-Aug. 10 (*start date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee:$90/Week



Zoo

Z.E.B.R.A. (Zoo Education Broadens the Realization of Animals)

Classes and camps available from tots to teens, which encourages a lifelong love of learning and curiosity. Includes up close animal encounters, crafts and more.

Equestrian

Youth Summer Camp-Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

Students are assigned a horse for the week to feed, groom, stall clean and ride. Daily barn chores will be assigned. Horse crafts, movies and community service project will fill each day’s activities. Friday afternoon performance will highlight learned skills. Bring a water bottle, lunch and light snack each day. Jeans and boots are appropriate. Helmets and horses provided.

Age:
7-17 yrs.

Time:
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Participants may be dropped off 30 min. prior and picked up 30 min. after camp times.
Fee:
$325 per week

   **Requires VWMP-EC Instructor permission prior to signing up. Call Lynn at 417-833-3291 for more Information.

Archery

Explore Archery Camp

Open to archers that have completed a Learn to Shoot, NASP or equivalent unit. Emphasis on range safety, equipment, shot execution and scoring. USA Archery Recreational, Youth or Family membership required. Limited to first 20 registered. Registration by June 1st
Archery Range 874-2910

Age:
8-14 yrs.
Date:
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Time:
Mondays, 2:30-2 p.m.
Fee:
$50/plus USA Membership
$10 Late Registration Fee
$12 Equipment Rental

Explore Archery Camp

Open to archers that have completed a Learn to Shoot, NASP or equivalent unit. Emphasis on range safety, equipment, shot execution and scoring. USA Archery Recreational, Youth or Family membership required. Limited to first 20 registered. Registration by June 8th
Archery Range 874-2910

Age:
8-14 yrs.
Date:
June 11, 12, 13, 14
Time:
Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m.
Fee:
$50/plus USA Membership
$10 Late Registration Fee
$12 Equipment Rental

JOAD Archery Camp

Open to Springfield JOAD club members. Camp will emphasis Shot Cycle and tournament preparation. Campers may shoot for achievement pins at camp.
Archery Range 874-2910

Age:
8-20 yrs.
Date:
June 5-Aug. 6
Time:
Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m.
Fee:
$10/week

Tournament Preparation Archery Camp

Open to anyone Must have own equipment and be sighted in Emphasis will be on tournament preparation - 3D, Field, Outdoor Registration required Parent must be with archers 12 and under
Archery Range 874-2910

Age:
Any
Date:
June 6, 27 - 3D
June 13, 20, July 11 - Field
July 18, Aug 1 - Outdoor
Time:
5-7 p.m.
Fee:
$15/day

Explore Bowhunting Camp

Open to anyone interested in learning more about Bowhunting in Missouri. Learn about animal behavior and signs, camouflage, distance estimation, anatomy and shot placement. Shooting component each day. Sight in bows prior to camp. Registration required.
Archery Range 874-2910

Age:
8 yrs. and older
Date:
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept. 10
Time:
Mondays, 5-7 p.m.
Fee:
$50/camp or $15/day

Farm Park

Seasonal full day and half day summer camps for ages 4-12 yrs.

Farm Camps: Happy Trails Day Camp

Howdy partner! Learn all about the cowboy way of life as we hit the trail on this summer adventure. We will see why horses are important and what makes them so special. Rutledge-Wilson Farm is home to miniature horses, which are just the right size for our campers. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 
6-7 yrs.
Date:
June 11-15
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$80/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care

Farm Camps: Green Thumbs Camp

Let's get outside and test out our "green thumbs!" This week we will learn where our food comes from through hands-on experiences, games, and crafts as well as plant our own garden. We will also spend time with our animals and share some garden treats with them. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 
6-7 yrs.
Date:
June 25-29
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$80/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care

Farm Camps: Animals & Art Camp

Let our animals help bring your creative side out here on the farm! Each day will be filled with lessons on farm animals and wildlife as well as art projects centered around them. Painting clothes encouraged! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 
6-7 yrs.
Date:
July 23-27
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$80/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care


Farm Camps: Best In Show Camp

During the summer, many farmers enjoy displaying their animals at summer fairs. Learn firsthand how to prepare and train an animal for a fair that we will have at the end of the week. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 
10-12 yrs.
Date:
July 30-Aug 3
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$80/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care

Farm Camps: Barnyard Adventures Camp

Welcome all budding animal lovers! Learn about farm animals through activities, lessons, and animal interactions. If your child has ever imagined life on the farm, this is the camp for them. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 
4-5 yrs.
Date:
June 4-8
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.
Fee:
$40/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care

Farm Camps: Growing Up Farm Camp

Have you ever been to the big red barn here at Rutledge-Wilson Farm? Now is your chance to get to know the animals and what they do on the farm. Daily animal interactions, story times, and outdoor games keep your little farmers entertained and learning! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 
4-5 yrs.
Date:
July 16-20
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.
Fee:
$40/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care

Golf

Bill and Payne Stewart Course: Junior Clinics

Learn chipping, putting, full swing, and proper etiquette of golf from PGA professionals.

Dates:
June 11-15, July 16-20
Time:
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages
6-15 yrs.
Fee:
$75/week

Rick Grayson: Junior Camp at Rivercut Golf Course

Dates:
June 4-8, July 9-13, August 6-10
Time:
9-11:30 A.M.
Ages:
10 and up
Fee:
$175


Horton Smith: PGA Junior League Golf

Dates:
May-July
Time:
Games on Sundays, weekday practices
Ages:
9-13 yrs.
Fee:
$250

Horton Smith: Beginner Junior Golf Camps

Dates:
Camp 1: June 4-7, 11-14
(register by May 28)
Camp 2: July 18-21, 25-28
(register by July 11)
Time:
Mon.-Thurs., 8-8:45 a.m.
Ages:
7-15 yrs.
Fee:
$80/Camp

Outdoor Initiatives

Adventure Days

If you like all kinds of outdoor adventure, these day trips are for you! Each day will be packed full of different outdoor activities that include hiking, cave crawling, paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Sign up for one day, or for the ultimate adventure, all four! Each day trip will leave from Dan Kinney Family Center, located at 2701 S Blackman Rd. Springfield, MO. Limited to 12 kids per trip. Register two days prior to each program.
Various Locations 833-8647 

Age:
11-14 yrs.
Date:
June 13: Hercules Glades Hike
June 27: Indian Rockhouse Hike and Cave Crawl
July 5: 417 Paddle Skills Day
July 11: Floating the Buffalo River
Time:
Wed. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fee:
$30/Class


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Scholarships may be available to Greene County residents ages 18 and under.