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Summer Day Camp locations, activities and program size may be modified. Current city and county orders require childcare, including summer day camps, to limit group size to 25 people in a stable group.  Read more on Coronavirus related closures here.


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SPARC Summer Camps

  1. Space is limited in all camps. Call the SPARC office at 417-837-3757 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.)
    $95/Week



  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.)
    $95/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. Space is limited. Call the SPARC office at 417-837-3757 to register and inquire about waiting lists. 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 & After Explore will only be held if SPS schedules Explore Session 2 in schools.
    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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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 nine! Drop off and pick up at Dan Kinney Family Center outdoor pavilion unless noted otherwise. Limited to 8 kids. Register by Tuesday 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 & Paddle
    (Drop off & Pickup at Lake Springfield Boathouse)
      June 10 Horseback Riding & Outdoor Skills
    (Drop off & Pickup at Valley Water Mill Park Outdoor Pavilion)
    Date: June 17 Kayaking on the James River
      June 24 Hike & Milkshakes
      July 1 Hike & Swim @ Lake of the Ozarks
      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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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 games! Bring a snack, water bottle and mask, wear jeans and closed-toe shoes. Helmets and horses provided. Camps may be repeated. Limited to 6 participants. Call 833-3291 to register. Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center 833-3291

    For ages 7-17 yrs.
    Dates and times vary, see table for details
    $165/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 Summer Camp New to horses
      Session 1: June 1-5
      Session 2: July 6-10
      Session 3: July 27-31
      Session 4: Aug. 10-14
      Session 5: Aug. 17-21
      Progressive Beginner Camp Can lead, groom, saddle, mount and ride at a walk with some assistance. Have had regular lessons or horse summer camp experience.
      Session 1: June 8-12
      Session 2: July 13-17
      Session 3: Aug. 3-7
      Intermediate Camp Can independently lead, groom, saddle, mount and ride confidently at walk and trot – working on canter/lope. Currently in a regular lesson program.
      Session 1: June 15-19
      Session 2: July 20-24
      Session 3: Aug. 10-14
      Session 4: Aug. 17-21
      Advanced Camp Can independently lead, groom, saddle, mount and ride confidently at walk, trot and canter. Currently in a regular lesson program.
      Session 1: June 22-26


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Archery Summer Camps


  1. Contact head archery coach Amy Francka for information regarding youth archery programs. Read more here.

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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 3rd-4th 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 3rd and 4th grade
    Wed., June 17- Thurs., June 18 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $120/FOZ Members;
    $150/Non-members

  2. Feline Frenzy


    Incoming 3rd-4th 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 3rd and 4th grade
    Mon., July 27-Tues., July 28
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $120/FOZ Members;
    $150/Non-members

  3. Marsupial Madness


    Incoming 3rd-4th 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 3rd and 4th 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 5th-7th grade
    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 8th-10th grade
    Mon., July 13-Thurs., July 16
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $250/FOZ Members; $300/Non-members

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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 15-19
    Session 2: July 13-17
    8:30-10 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


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