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SPARC Summer Camps




  1. Ritter Springs Day Camp


    Love the outdoors? If so, join SPARC as they spend most of the day outside experiencing creek walking, canoeing, swimming, cook-outs and more! Drop off and pick up campers at Pershing, McBride and Weaver Elementary. SPARC 837-5737

    For ages 5-12 yrs.
    May 26-Aug. 14
    7-8:30 a.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.
    (Camp activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    $95/Week



  2. Summer Adventure Camp


    An action-packed traditional summer camp experience with weekly themes, crafts, swimming, field trips, games and more, held at Pershing Elementary. Drop off and pick up campers at Pershing, McBride and Weaver Elementary. SPARC 837-5737

    For ages 5-12 yrs.
    May 26-Aug. 14
    7-8:30 a.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.
    (Camp activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    $95/Week



  3. Summer Quest Day Camp


    “Too old” for day camp? Summer Quest is designed for older kids, with action-packed activities, video games, movies, cookouts and much more. Extensive field trips include Springfield Cardinals game and stadium tour, White Water, float trip on the Niangua River and Camp Windermere at Lake of the Ozarks. Drop off and pick up campers at Pershing, McBride and Weaver Elementary. SPARC 837-5737

    For ages 11-14 yrs.
    May 26-Aug. 14
    7-8:30 a.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.
    (Camp activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    $105/Week



  4. Before & After Explore


    Join us before and after Springfield Public School’s Summer Explore program, for a fun camp-like experience with games, crafts, sports, teambuilding and more. Harrison, Truman, Watkins, Westport Elementary, Wilson’s Creek Intermediate. Cherokee Middle Schools offers After Explore only. SPARC 837-5737

    For students going into grades K-8
    Session 1 June 3-30 and Session 2 July 6-31
    (No Explore or Before & After July 1-3)
    Before Explore: 6:30 a.m.-School begins
    After Explore: School Dismissal-6 p.m.
    Before Explore: $20/Week or $5/Week with Free/Reduced Lunch status
    After Explore: $40/Week or $15/Week with Free/Reduced Lunch status


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Farm Park Summer Camps


  1. Growing Up Farm Half Day Camp


    Have you ever been to the big red barn at Rutledge-Wilson Farm? Now is your child's chance to get to know the animals and learn what their jobs are on the farm. Daily animal interactions, story times, and outdoor games will keep your little farmers entertained and learning! Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

    For ages 4-5 yrs.
    June 1-5
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.
    $40/Camp until April 1
    $50/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)




  2. My Little Pony Half Day Camp


    Do you have a child that loves horses? This camp is for them! Campers will get to spend the week with our two miniature horses Firefly and Bullet. They’ll get to learn all about a horse’s life on the farm and even get to ride a pony. Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

    For ages 4-5 yrs.
    June 29-July 3
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.
    $40/Camp until April 1;
    $50/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)





  3. Barnyard Adventures Half Day 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 837-5949

    For ages 4-5 yrs.
    July 20-24
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.
    $40/Camp until April 1;
    $50/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)





  4. Green Thumbs Day 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 837-5949

    For ages 6-7 yrs.
    June 8-12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
    $80/Camp until April 1;
    $90/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)





  5. 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 837-5949

    For ages 6-7 yrs.
    June 22-26; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
    $80/Camp until April 1;
    $90/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)





  6. Animals and Arts Day 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 837-5949

    For ages 6-7 yrs.
    July 13-17; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
    $80/Camp until April 1;
    $90/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)





  7. Future Farmers Day Camp


    Dream of living life down on the farm? Come try it at our Rutledge-Wilson Farm! We will see how farmers live from day to day and the impact is having on our environment. Lessons will center around the barnyard in addition to conservation practices. Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

    For ages 8-9 yrs.
    June 16-19; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
    $80/Camp until April 1;
    $90/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)





  8. Best in Show Day 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 837-5949

    For ages 10-12 yrs.
    July 27-31; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Before and After Care:
    7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
    $80/Camp until April 1;
    $90/Camp after April 1 (5 Days)
    $30/ Before and After Care (5 Days)




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Equestrian Summer Camps



  1. Equestrian Summer Camp


    Saddle up for summer! Horses are assigned to each camper for an action-packed week learning how to halter, lead, groom, saddle and ride! Other activities may include barn chores and equestrian-related art/crafts, games and group service project. Friday performance showcases campers’ skills. Bring lunch and snacks, wear jeans and closed-toe shoes. Helmets and horses provided. Camps may be repeated. Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center 833-3291

    For ages 7-17 yrs.
    Dates and times vary, see table for details
    $325/wk

    Time: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Participants may be dropped off 30 min. prior and picked up 30 min. after camp times.
    Date: Beginner Camp  
      Session 1: June 1-5
      Session 2: June 22-26
      Session 3: July 13-17
      Session 4: July 27-31
      Beginner/Intermediate Camp  
      Session 5: Aug. 3-7
      Session 6: Aug. 10-14
      Intermediate Camp  
      Session 1: June 8- June 12
      Session 2: July 6 -10
      Session 3: July 20-July 24
      Advanced Camp  
      Session 1: June 15-19


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Archery Summer Camps



  1. NASP Camp (National Archery in the Schools Program)


    Learn basic NASP form. Work on improving consistency and overall score. Equipment provided for additional fee. Archery Range 874-2910

    Students going into grades 4-12 grade
    TBA
    $10/Session; $3/Equipment



  2. Explore Archery Camp


    Must have completed a Learn to Shoot class, NASP program or have prior archery experience. Campers will learn improved archery form, play games and earn USA Explore Archery awards. Archery Range 874-2910

    For ages 8-14 yrs.
    TBA
    $75/5-day camp; $15 Equipment additional



  3. Explore Bowhunting Camp


    Campers will learn the basics of bowhunting including, reading animal signs, stand placement, distance judging, how to create a hunt plan, shot placement, tracking and after care. Prior archery experience recommended, and personal equipment preferred. There is a shooting component to the camp. Archery Range 874-2910

    For ages 8 yrs. and up
    TBA
    $15/Session


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Skate Park Summer Camps



  1. Bike Camp


    For beginner bike riders. Instructors teach the basics of biking in a fun camp setting. Riders will develop and enhance biking skills while creating new friendships and building confidence. Instruction focuses on bike control, safety, park etiquette and biking fundamentals. Space is limited, registration required. No training wheels or strider bikes allowed for camp. Register in person only. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

    For ages 6-14 yrs.
    Tues., July 7, 14, 21 and 28;
    6-8 p.m.
    $55



  2. Skate Camp


    Geared toward beginner and intermediate skateboarders. Develop and enhance basic skateboarding skills while creating new friendships and building confidence. Instruction focuses on control, safety, park etiquette and skateboarding fundamentals. Space is limited, registration required. Limited skateboard rentals available. Scholarships may be available. Register in person only.   Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

    For ages 6-14 yrs.
    Sat., August 1, 8, 15 and 22;
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    $55


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Zoo Summer Camps



  1. Reptile Rendezvous


    Incoming 2nd-3rd grade campers are spending two-days of wild fun focused on a particular group of animals. These camps include zoo tours, animal encounters, games, crafts, and more. Get ready for lots of hands-on learning about the animal world! Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Students going into 2nd and 3rd grade
    Wed., June 17- Thurs., June 18 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $120/FOZ Members;
    $150/Non-members

  2. Feline Frenzy


    Incoming 2nd-3rd grade campers are spending two-days of wild fun focused on a particular group of animals. These camps include zoo tours, animal encounters, games, crafts, and more. Get ready for lots of hands-on learning about the animal world! Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Students going into 2nd and 3rd grade
    Mon., July 27-Tues., July 28
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $120/FOZ Members;
    $150/Non-members

  3. Marsupial Madness


    Incoming 2nd-3rd grade campers are spending two-days of wild fun focused on a particular group of animals. These camps include zoo tours, animal encounters, games, crafts, and more. Get ready for lots of hands-on learning about the animal world! Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Students going into 2nd and 3rd grade
    Mon., August 10-Tues., August 11;
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $120/FOZ Members;
    $150/Non-members

  4. Zookeepers in Training


    Do you have what it takes to be a zookeeper? Campers shadow our keepers and participate in everyday animal care duties, including feeding our animals, cleaning up after them, and making special enrichment items. Roll up those sleeves and prepare to get dirty! Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Students going into 4th and 6th grade
    Mon., May 25-Tues., May 26;
    Mon., June 8-Wed., June 10;
    Mon., June 15-Tues., June 16;
    Tues., June 30-Thurs., July 2
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    2-Day Camp: $120/FOZ Members; $150/Non-members
    3-Day Camp: $180/FOZ Members; $225/Non-members

  5. Zoo Careers


    Who works behind-the-scenes to run the zoo? In this camp, students will meet various zoo staff and learn about the day-to-day activities of those who work in close contact with animals, as well as others who are vital to maintaining a zoo. If you are interested in a career in animal care, wildlife conservation, or veterinary medicine, this is the camp for you! Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Students going into 7th-9th grade
    Mon., July 13-Thurs., July 16
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $180/FOZ Members; $225/Non-members

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Outdoor Initiatives Summer Camps


  1. Adventure Days


    If you are ages 11-14 and like all kinds of outdoor adventure, these day trips are for you! Each day is packed full of different outdoor activities that include hiking, cave crawling, kayaking, and more. Sign up for one day, or for the ultimate adventure, all five! Drop off and pick up at Dan Kinney Family Center outdoor pavilion. Limited to 12 kids. Register by Monday prior to each program. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

    For ages 11-14 yrs.
    Dates and times vary, see table for details
    $35 Per Day


    Time: Wed., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Drop-off 7:45-8:15 a.m. & Pickup 4:45-5:15 p.m.)
    Date: June 3 Hike & Milkshakes
      June 17 Kayaking on the James River
      July 1 Hike & Tubing on the Niangua River
      July 8 Rock Climbing Skills & Climbing at Zenith Climbing Center
      July 15 Go Carts & Paddle Boarding on Table Rock Lake
      July 22 Springfield Caving Day
      Aug. 5 Archery & Survival Skills



  2. Outdoor Trailblazers Camp


    Does your child love the great outdoors? This outdoor skills camp will feature all the best outdoor activities the Ozarks has to offer and more! Each day will include an outdoor adventure that is centered around an outdoor skill. Campers will learn all about these outdoor skills through fun games/activities and then get to go on an adventure with certified staff. Trips will include a kayaking trip on the Niangua River, rock climbing skills with a trip to Zenith Climbing Center, cave exploration, a trip to Fritz’s Adventure, and to cap it all off parents are invited to join us for an optional overnight campout at Ritter Springs Park on the final night of camp. Drop off and pick up at Dan Kinney Family Center outdoor pavilion. Limited to 13 kids. Register by Aug. 14. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

    For ages 9-12 yrs.
    Aug. 17-22
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    (Drop-off 7:45-8:15 a.m. & Pickup 4:45-5:15 p.m.)
    $225


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Ice Park Summer Camps


  1. Community Sports Development Program (CSDP) Ice Hockey Camp


    7 weeks; High performance hockey camp emphasizing on skill development through on and off ice training. Jordan Valley Ice Park 417-866-7444

    For ages 9-17 yrs.
    June 1-July 30
    9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    $75/Week or $300/Entire camp



  2. Basic Skills Camp


    Want to be a better ice skater or hockey player? Learn the introductory fundamentals with on-ice and off-ice daily sessions that includes exercises that complement the skills needed for skating movements. The final day of camp, students will have the opportunity to work on the skills they have learned that day and previous days during the public skating session. Equipment is provided. Jordan Valley Ice Park 417-866-7444

    For ages 6-13 yrs.
    June 29-July 2
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    $25/Day; $90/Week



  3. Figure Skating Summer Program


    If you’re already comfortable skating on the ice, this may be the camp for you! Work on your figure skating skills to become an even better skater. Open to all who have completed Learn to Skate Basic 3 and higher. Jordan Valley Ice Park 417-866-7444

    For ages 6-17 yrs.
    June 2-July 30
    Tues. and Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    $300-450


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Golf Summer Camps


  1. Junior Golf Summer Special


    Juniors age 17 and under are eligible for the Summer Junior Golf Special Promotion, providing free unlimited weekday golf noon to close at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart, Betty Allison, and Rivercut golf courses. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities. All Junior participants must be approved by one of the Golf Pros on staff. In-person registration will be reviewed by one of our Golf Pros and finalized once approval process has been completed. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962, Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639, Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645

    For ages 17 yrs. and under
    May 15 – August 15;
    Mon.-Fri., 12 p.m.-close
    $99



  2. Junior Golf Clinic


    PGA instruction of basic golf fundamentals for juniors. Includes putting, chipping, full swing and proper etiquette and course play. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962

    For ages 7-15 yrs.
    Session 1: June 10-14
    Session 2: July 15-19
    8:30-10:30 a.m.
    $80/Session; $140 for both



  3. Horton Smith Masters Junior Tournament


    A popular golf tournament for kids of all ages and abilities. Awards and lunch included. Register by June 8 at SMJGA.com Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639

    For ages 5-17 yrs.
    Fri., June 12, 8 a.m.
    $14-$26/Player (Varies based on age)



  4. Beginner Junior Golf Clinic at Horton Smith


    Ten days of group lessons cover the basics of proper golf swing, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. Juniors receive a goody bag with divot tools, tees, balls, and more. Register by May 28.Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639

    For ages 7-15 yrs.
    June 15-19 and 22-26
    Mon.-Fri., 5:15-6:15 p.m.
    $80/Player



  5. Weekend Golf School at Rivercut Golf Course


    14 hours of instruction in one weekend, taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro. A popular program celebrating 30 years. Includes notebook, DVD and take-home drills.Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

    For ages 15 yrs. and up
    May 9-10, June 6-7, June 27-28 July 11-12,
    Aug. 8-9, Aug. 22-23
    8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    $295/Player



  6. LPGA Girls


    One of the best golf programs in the country. A great way to introduce girls to golf. Taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro and held at Rivercut Golf Course.Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

    For ages 7-17 yrs.
    April 20, 22, 24, 28, 30
    6-7:30 p.m.
    $50/Player



  7. Junior Youth Golf Camp at Rivercut Golf Course


    A week of fun and golf. Learn putting, chipping, irons, woods, drivers and rules, plus a DVD with practice drills. Taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro.Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

    For ages 10 yrs. and up
    June 1-5, July 13-17, Aug. 3-7
    Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.
    $175/Player


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