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SPARC offers sports leagues in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Visit our sports page for information and registration forms on current leagues offered.

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Summer Camps

  1. Space is limited in all camps. Call the SPARC office at 417-837-5737 to register and inquire about waiting lists. 

  2. Summer Adventure Camp

    An action-packed traditional summer camp experience with weekly themes, crafts, games and more, held at Pershing Elementary. Drop off and pick up campers at Pershing K-8 School. Space is limited, contact SPARC office at 417-837-3757 to register and inquire about waiting lists. 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.)

  3. Summer Quest Day Camp

    “Too old” for day camp? Summer Quest is designed for older kids with weekly themes, crafts, games and more. Space is limited, contact SPARC office at 417-837-3757 to register and inquire about waiting lists. 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.)

  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, McBride, Truman, Watkins, Westport Elementary. Cherokee Middle Schools offers After Explore only. Space is limited.
    SPS schedules Explore Session 2 SPARC 837-5737

    For students going into grades K-8
    July 6-31
    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

  1. Before and After School Programs

    SPARC Before and After School Program is a licensed child care program that provides a great opportunity for your child to learn and grow both before and after school through a variety of clubs, sports, enrichment activities, homework help, and mentoring. The program provides:

    • Snack Time: A healthy after school snack and 100% Juice are provided.
    • Social Time: A chance for friends to catch up, talk about their day, and unwind.
    • Games and Activities: Every day provides a different activity, or choice of activities that work on a core physical, mental, or enrichment element. SPARC focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, strategy, critical thinking, and more!
    • Homework Time: We give the students a chance to work on any homework from the day, study for any tests, or ask the staff for any specific help with an assignment.
    • Special Events: Movies, pizza parties, and cookouts!
    SPARC also offers clubs throughout the year to enhance learning and physical activity beyond school hours. Participating schools are Fremont*, Harrison, Truman, Watkins, Westport, Williams (p.m. only), and Wilson’s Creek.
    *Pick up and drop off at Watkins elementary. Fremont students will be bused to and from Watkins Elementary each day.
    View Program Flyer | View Registration Form | View Credit Card Form

    Grades K-6
    Before School: 6:30 a.m.-School begins; M-F
    After School: School dismissal-6 p.m.; M-F
    Before School: $20/week
    Reduced rate* - $5/week
    After Scool: $40/week
    Reduced rate* - $15/week

    *Must qualify for free/reduced lunch status

  2. Ritter Springs Challenge Program

    The Ritter Springs Challenge program will inspire your team to effectively communicate, support each other, solve problems together, and develop stronger relationships. Individually, we will build everyone's self-confidence, awareness of strengths and limitations, trust, stress management skills, and respect for each other. The highlight of our program is our Challenge Course set in the quiet and natural setting of the 245-acre Ritter Springs Park. Our Challenge Course provides a low risk, but challenging element to our teambuilding program that will have your group walking cable ropes, negotiating obstacles, and balancing on elements built close to the ground. Call to schedule for your team or group 874-2412

    View Participant Information Letter | View Registration Form | View Liability Waiver and Medical Release Form

    Ages 5 yrs. and up
    By appointment, year-round
    Time varies, call for details
    $50 non-refundable deposit
    $15/ person for 3-hour session
    $25/ person for 6-hour session

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Effective July 1, 2017, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board shall discontinue accepting Electronic Checks as a payment option for program payments. Credit card & debit cards will continue to be accepted.

For those patrons paying by credit card or debit card: Should funds not be available during the withdrawal process the $20 insufficient funds fee will be assessed and due at the time of payment failure and will be collected with any outstanding program fees. Program privileges will be suspended until all delinquent fees, charges and costs are paid in full. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any additional questions, please see the Administrator or Coordinator.