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Before & After Explore!

Enrolled in Springfield Public School’s summer Explore Program? Join SPARC before and after the program for a fun camp-like experience, including games, making crafts, playing sports, teambuilding, and so much more!  Locations: Fremont, McBride, Truman, Westport, Williams Elementary and Carver Middle School.   Registration begins March 18.SPARC Office 837-5737  Register for camp

Age:
5-14 yrs.
Date:June 23-28; July 8-30 (*start date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:6:30 a.m.Explore starts, Explore dismissal at 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. Campers will need to pack a lunch. Drop off and pick up campers at Harrison and Watkins Elementary and Glendale High School. Camp based at Harrison Elementary. SPARC Office 837-5737 Register for camp.

Age:
5-12 yrs.
Date:Weekdays, May 20*-Aug. 9 (*date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee:$95/Week


Summer Quest 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 Lake of the Ozarks, canoeing, paintball and White Water. Campers will need to pack a lunch. Drop off and pick up campers at Harrison and Watkins Elementary and Glendale High School. Camp based at Wilson’s Creek Intermediate School.  837-5737  Register for camp.

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!  Campers will need to pack a lunch, except for Friday cookout days! Drop off and pick up campers at Harrison and Watkins Elementary and Glendale High School. Camp based at Ritter Springs Park.  Register for camp.

Age:
5-12 yrs.
Date:Weekdays, May 20*-Aug. 9 (*date subject to change based on SPS calendar)
Time:7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee:$95/Week

smALL Stars Youth Sports Camp   

A week-long sports-focused camp adventure. Campers travel to a different sports facility each day, learning about various sports in a safe, fun and positive environment. Campers will need to pack a lunch. SPARC Office 837-5737  Register for camp

Age:
5-12 yrs.
Date:WAug. 5-9
Time:7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee:$100/Week

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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.

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Adventure Days

If you like all kinds of outdoor adventure, these day trips are for you! Each day is packed full of different destination-based activities: 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. Register early, at least two days before trip. Limit 12 kids per trip. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647   Register for camp.

Age:
11-14 yrs.
Date:
June 5, 12, 19, July 10, July 31
Time:
Wed., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fee:
$30/Trip


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Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center 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 417-833-3291  Register for camp.

Age:
7-17 yrs.

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:June 3-8Beginner Camp, Session 1

June 10-14Intermediate Camp, Session 1

June 17-21Advanced Camp, Session 1

June 24-28Beginner Camp Session 2

July 8-21Intermediate Camp, Session 2

July 15-19Beginner Camp, Session 3

July 22-Aug. 2Intermediate Camp, Session 3

July 29-Aug. 2Beginner Camp, Session 4

Aug. 5-9Beginner and Intermediate Combined Camp, Session 5
Fee:$325/Week

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

Farm Camps: Little Farmers Day Camp

Dream of living life down on the farm? Come try it at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park! We will learn how farmers live from day to day and how farming affects the environment. Campers will experience animal interactions. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949  Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
6-7 yrs.
Date:
June 24-28
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: A Fairy Tale Farm Day Camp

Do you know who lives on the farm? We’ll explore the farm and meet all the animals that live there through animal interactions and some of our favorite fairy tale stories. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee.  Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949  Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
4-5 yrs.
Date:
June 3-7
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-12 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: Discovery Farm Day Camp  

Do you have an inquisitive child who wants to know everything about animals?  In this camp, we discover the answers to basic animal questions as we explore the barn and learn about the animals that live there. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949  Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
6-7 yrs.
Date:
June 10-14
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: Wild West Day Camp

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! This week campers participate in western-themed activities and spend time with miniature horses, just their size! This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
4-5 yrs.
Date:
Aug. 5-9
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$40/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care


Farm Camps: Earth Keepers Day Camp  

Farmers “live off the land" when they grow the food that we eat, but farming also has an impact on the land. Join us at the farm as we learn about the environment and our role in it, through hands-on activities and investigations. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
8-9 yrs.
Date:
June 17-21
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: Once Upon a Farm Day Camp 

Do you know who lives on a farm? Join us as we peek inside the barn and learn about the animals found inside, their care, and the products they provide for us. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
6-7 yrs.
Date:
July 8-12
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: Rutledge-Wilson Had a Farm Day Camp  

Everyone wants to visit the big red barn! Campers learn how all the animals inside help us and make farms such a fun place to visit, through animal interactions, games, activities and crafts. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
4-5 yrs.
Date:
July 15-19
Time:
Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Before and after care: 7-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee:
$40/5 days of camp
 $30/5 days of before and after care

Farm Camps: Best in Show Day Camp

During the summer, many farmers show their best animals at summer fairs. Campers learn firsthand how to prepare and train their own animal for a fair, with show at the farm at the end of the week. This camp also offers before and after care for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Register for camp. |  Register for before and after care.

Age: 
10-12 yrs.
Date:
July 29-Aug. 2
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

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Junior Golf Clinic at Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course 

Learn the basics of proper golf swing, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. Campers that choose both weeks can work on advancing their skills in the second session. Held at the par 3, 9-hole golf course, Betty Allison at Oscar Blom, right across from Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course. 417-833-9962   Register now.

Dates:
June 10-14 and July 15-19
Time:
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages
7-15 yrs.
Fee:
$80/Clinic

Beginner Junior Golf Clinic at Horton Smith Golf Course 

Ten days of group lessons cover the basics of proper golf swing, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. Includes goody bad with rule book, divot tools, tees, balls and more. Register by May 28. Horton Smith Golf Course 417-891-1639    Register now.

Dates:
June 17-21 and June 24-28
Time:
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Ages:
7-15 yrs.
Fee:
$80/League

LPGA Girls at Rivercut Golf Course  

One of the best programs in the country. A great way to introduce girls to the great game of golf. Connie Morris Golf Learning Center at Rivercut Golf Course 417-823-7888 Register now.

Dates:
April 29, May 1, 3, 7, 9
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Ages:
7-17 yrs.
Fee:
$50


Junior Golf League at Horton Smith Golf Course 

The next step after attending Horton Smith’s Beginner Junior Clinic.  Weekly league for juniors who know how to swing and play on course.  Skill-based tees will be used, promoting improvement and challenge. Register by June 15. Horton Smith Golf Course 417-891-1639 Register now.

Dates:
June 29-Aug. 3
Time:
8-9:30 a.m.
Ages:
7-15 yrs.
Fee:
$80/League

Junior Youth Golf Camp at Rivercut Golf Course 

A week of fun and golf, taught by PGA Golf Professional, Rick Grayson. Learn about putting, chipping, irons, woods, drivers and rules of the game. Plus, campers receive a DVD with practice drills. Rivercut Golf Course 417-823-7888   Register now.

Dates:
June 3-7, July 8-12, Aug. 5-9
Time:
9-11:30 a.m.
Ages:
10 yrs. and up
Fee:
$175/Week

Tri-Golf League at Rivercut Golf Course  

Great for young beginners. Betty Allison Jr. Golf Course at Rivercut Golf Course 417-823-7888 Register now.

Dates:
April 15, 17, 19
Time:
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ages:
5-10 yrs.
Fee:
$45

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Springfield Skate Park Skate Camp 

Beginner and intermediate skateboarders develop and enhance basic skills while creating new friendships and building confidence, in a fun camp setting. Instruction focuses on control, safety, park etiquette and skating fundamentals. Limited skateboard rentals. Scholarships may be available. Springfield Skate Park 417-868-8758 

Dates:
June 1-22
Time:
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages
6-14 yrs.
Fee:
$45

Springfield Skate Park Bike Camp 

Beginner and intermediate bike riders develop and enhance basic skills while creating new friendships and building confidence, in a fund camp setting. Instruction focuses on bike control, safety, park etiquette and fundamentals. Space is limited. Scholarships may be available. Springfield Skate Park 417-868-8758 

Dates:
Aug. 6-27
Time:
6-8 p.m.
Ages:
7-12 yrs.
Fee:
$45

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CSDP Summer Hockey Camp 

Want to sharpen your hockey skills? Youth will receive on- and off-ice training to develop different abilities to become a great hockey player. Skating, body strength and overall knowledge of ice hockey, taught by certified coaches.  Registration opens in April. Jordan Valley Ice Park 417-866-7444

Dates:
June 11-Aug. 1
Time:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages
9-17 yrs.
Fee:
$75/week or $300 for all 6 weeks

Figure Skating 

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. Registration opens in April. Jordan Valley Ice Park 417-866-7444 

Dates:
Aug. 6-17
Time:
7:45-2:30 p.m.
Ages:
6-17 yrs.
Fee:
$300-450

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Junior Master Gardener Day Camp  

Campers learn something new about gardening every day, whether in the dirt, the butterfly house, or the kitchen. Participants who completes the week will become official Junior Master Gardeners. Springfield Botanical Gardens 417-891-1515    Register for camp.

Dates:
July 8-12
Time:
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages
8-11 yrs.
Fee:
$60/Camper, $45/FOG Member

Junior Master Gardener II Day Camp for Middle Schoolers 

Activities designed for middle-schoolers include plant experiments, creating inventions, planning a horticulture business, completing a service project and much more. Campers will become certified Junior Master Gardeners. Springfield Botanical Gardens 417-891-1515    Register for camp.

Dates:
July 22-26
Time:
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages:
12-15 yrs.
Fee:
$60/Camper, $45/FOG Member

Wildlife Gardener 

Campers gain a greater appreciation of the wildlife in their communities and learn best practices of gardening for the environment. Great for returning Junior Master Gardeners and first-time campers alike. Campers will earn an official Wildlife Gardener pin and certificate. Springfield Botanical Gardens 417-891-1515  Register for camp.

Dates:
July 15-19
Time:
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages:
8-10 yrs.
Fee:
$60/Camper, $45/FOG Member

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