Coronavirus Update
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 417-837-5737 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


Farm Park Summer Camps


Outdoor Initiatives Summer Camps

  1. 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.)


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

    Time: 8 a.m.-12 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


Archery Summer Camps

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


Skate Park Summer Camps

  1. 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. Download registration form.  Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

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


Zoo Summer Camps

  1. 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;


Ice Park Summer Camps


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

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