Story by Megan Whitehead | Apr 26, 2017

As the warmest months approach, it’s time to start thinking about summer camps. Mid-Missouri has many options for any interests your children may have.

 

Jefferson City Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Adventures in Science Camp
Young scientists grades one through five will participate in project-based learning at McClung Park. Seven one-week sessions start from the week of June 5 through July 24. Register by the Monday before each session for $99.

Binder Adventure Camp
Children entering fourth and fifth grade will learn outdoor skills with activities such as canoeing, archery, hiking, and more. Seven one-week sessions start from the week of June 5 through July 24 at Binder Lake. Register by the Monday before each session for $90.

Camp Eagle
For more advanced outdoor enthusiasts entering sixth and seventh grade, seven one-week sessions are available from the week of June 5 through July 24 at Binder Lake. Register by the Monday before each session for $85.

Camp “Green” Berry
Learn about conservation and the environment through games, crafts, and activities at the new Green Berry Acres. For children grades two through five. Seven one-week sessions start the week of June 5 and run through July 24. Register by the Monday before each session for $85.

Camp Out N About
Boys and girls grades one through five will have a blast with recreational sports at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park and weekly community field trips. Eight one-week sessions run from the week of June 5 through July 31. Register by the Monday before each session for $95.

Camp Wokka Wokka
Children grades one through three will enjoy games, crafts, cookouts, and nature study at Memorial Park with weekly field trips. Seven one-week sessions run from the week of June 5 through July 24. Register by the Monday before each session for $85.

Challenge Cup
A combination of cheerleading and American Ninja Warrior training with competition and prizes. August 2 through 4 at Capitol City Cheer. Register before July 24 for $65.

Cheers, Chants & Dance
Future cheerleaders learn cheers, chants, stunts, jumps, and dances from trained staff at Capitol City Cheer. July 12 through 14. Register before July 3 for $65.

Competitive Golf Clinic
Children ages 12 to 15 can enroll in any of three five-day sessions from the week of June 12 through July 10 at Oak Hills Golf Center. Register by the Monday before each session for $75.

Junior Golf Camp
Children ages 8 to 14 can enroll in any of 12 five-day sessions from the week of June 5 through July 17 at Oak Hills Golf Center. Register by the Monday before each session for $50.

LEGO Camp
Children design and build a LEGO city using ingenuity and imagination. Camp will be held May 22 to 26 at the McClung Park Pavilion. Register by May 12 for $150. Super Hero Engineering camp is for ages 5 to 7; Super Hero Masters camp is for ages 7 to 10.

Ninja Warrior Camp
Capitol City Cheer has created an American Ninja Warrior course for boys and girls to train like the television show contestants. Camp will be held May 31 through June 2 at Capitol City Cheer. Register before May 22 for $65.

Showdown Academy
Professional theater taught by Hollywood insiders for kids ages 13 to 20. Learn acting, directing, composing, dance, and more, with performances July 14 and 15. Monday through Friday, June 26 through July 15 at Avenue HQ. Register in appropriate age group by June 19 for $285.

Visual Art Academy
Artists ages 7 to 14 will learn the skills of painting, drawing, cartooning, and more at the McClung Park Pavilion. Register by June 12, for the week of June 19, or by July 3, for the week of July 10, for $175.

Youth Tennis
Interested players ages 4 and older will take lessons at Washington Park Tennis Complex. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday the weeks of June 5 through June 26 or July 10 through July 24. Register the Monday before each session for $60.

 

YMCA

Camp Lakewood
Camp Lakewood offers week-long overnight camping sessions at the Trout Lodge in Lake of the Ozarks for ages 8 to 12. Camp sessions run from June 4 through July 30. Register at ymcaoftheozarks.org for $675.

Youth Summer Sports Camp
Kids from grades three to seven participate in and explore different sporting activities. Six one-week sessions start the week of June 5 and run through July 24 at the Firley YMCA. Registration is $90 for Y members and $110 for non-members.

 

More summer camps…

Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp
Animal lovers ages 7 to 17 learn to care for over 100 different species of animals as well as participate in science and adventure activities. One six-week session begins June 4 through August 12. Spots fill quickly, so register now.

JCHS Summer Camps
Jefferson City High School is holding sports camps from May through July for students grades kindergarten through 12. Sign up to learn and practice football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, track and field, and cross country. Register now at jeffersoncitysports.org for $20 to 40.

Crusader Camps
Helias Catholic High is holding sports camps from May through July for students grades pre-K through 12. Sign up to learn and practice volleyball, cross country, basketball, track and field, baseball and softball, archery, soccer, band, football, or cheerleading. Register now at heliascrusaderscamps.com for $30 to 60 (track and field is free).

Camp Sabra

A sleepaway camp for boys and girls ages 3 through 10. Two month-long sessions are available, with several mini-session options, held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Register now for the June 11 through July 6 and July 10 through August 24 sessions at campsabra.com.

Camp Siena
The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City invites high school students to a summer filled with water and land adventures. The camp is held in Laurie, Missouri from July 23 to July 27. Register by July 14 for $150.

Camp Maccabee

The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City invites high school boys to build their faith and leadership in St. Robert, Missouri. Two six-week sessions start from the week of July 16 through July 28. Register by July 11 for $150.

Girls Scouts Summer Camp

Girls Scouts of the Missouri Heartland invites girls grades kindergarten through twelve, no matter your scouting experience. Each of the four sessions has a different theme, so pick what suits your interests. Learn more and register now at girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Sylvan Camps
Sylvan Learning Center in Jefferson City offers learning camps for children grades pre-K through 12. Discover new ways to increase your confidence in reading, writing, math, and more. Register now at sylvanlearning.com or call 573-355-9479.

Summer Art Camp

From July 10 through 14, young artists grades one through 12 will explore their creativity culminating in an art show. Register for the session in Ashland at midmissouriartsalliance.com for $80 (includes supplies).

Turkey Hill Ranch Bible Camp
Children ages 8 through 17 will spend time in the great outdoors while strengthening their faith. Eight week-long sessions start from the week of June 4 through July 28 with five weekend camps from April 21 through October 29. Register now at turkeyhillranch.com.