Learning doesn’t have to stop when school gets out! Summer camps are a fun way for kids to continue learning during the summer months all while having fun and meeting new people! There are some really great ones coming up, so if you need some ideas for your little ones check out this list of some of the best summer camps for kids! There are so many that we couldn’t get to all of them. If you don’t see your favorite camp in the list, please mention it in the comments on Facebook so everyone who sees the post can check it out!
Where: The Courts – 4136 E. Kearney St.
When:Â June 11-13, 2018
Ten year NBA Veteran and Springfield native Anthony Tolliver is holding a summer camp for young ballers at the Courts this summer. Tolliver was a key member of theÂ 2002-2003 Kickapoo High School Basketball team that won the 5A state Championship. Tolliver played college ball at Creighton, where he was named an academic All-American. During his professional career, he’s played alongside some the best players in the league and even had a stat invented by 538Â based on his playing style! He’ll share his knowledge of them game with camp attendees and his motivation for excellence in life and in basketball.
Where: JQH Arena
When: Varies, June 15-28, 2018
Wanna get to know the new coach at MSU? What better way than to learn his take on the game up close and personal at one of his basketball camps? Coach Ford will be holding a variety of camps for fathers and sons, teams and individuals in June. Space is limited, so hop on this linkÂ and check them out if you’re interested!
Where:Â Ritter Springs
When:Â All Summer!
These camps are a throwback to classic summer camp experiences with some updates. There are a whole bunch of them and they are happening all summer long! If you’re looking for something that gets your kids outside to enjoy the beautiful nature in the Ozarks, this is a great one for you. SPARC does a variety of camps that all focus on the outdoors and the adventures that go along with summer camp!
Where:Â Dickerson Park Zoo
When:Â All Summer!
Got an animal lover in the fam? Z.E.B.R.A. camps at the Dickerson Park Zoo are a match made in heaven for kids who are interested in wildlife! The folks at Dickerson put on a TON of different types of camps, ranging from zookeeper training to learning the difference between herbivores and omnivores and plenty more! The camps are broken down by age group, too, so you can be sure your kids will gain some knowledge they may not have known yet!
Where:Â Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center
When: 9 Sessions from June-August
If you’ve got a rider in the family or a child who can’t wait to sadlle up, this is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best trainers in town! Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center puts on a variety of camps for different experience levels all summer long. Campers will spend the morning learning how to ride safely and then taking part in the upkeep and care for the animals and their habitat. Then they’ll do some arts and crafts during lunch, followed by another ride and some more chores! They’ll learn more than just horse care, they’ll learn some good old fashioned work ethic too!
Where: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
If you’ve got youngsters between 4 and 12, there’s a camp for them at Rutledge-Wilson! They’ve got camps for cowboys and girls, green thumbs, artists and future farmers! If your kids love life on the farm, you’ve gotta check out the full list of camps!
Where: Springfield Archery Complex
Cost:$50/plus USA Membership, $10 Late Registration Fee, $12 Equipment Rental
Open to archers that have completed a Learn to Shoot, NASP or equivalent unit. Emphasis on range safety, equipment, shot execution and scoring. USA Archery Recreational, Youth or Family membership required.
Where:Â Missouri State University
When: June and July
Now in its 26th year, Missouri State Soccer School is one of the top soccer schools in the country. Your little Messis and Ronaldos can attend a variety of camps for teams, individuals and a camp specializing in goalkeepers.
Where:Â Rivercut Golf Course
When: June and July
PGA Golf Pro Rick Grayson teaches kids aged 10-16 the finer points of golf. He has three one week programs available this summer!
Where:Â Various locations
When: June and July
The Springfield Park Board organizes these fun day trips for kids who love outdoor adventures! There are four awesome treks planned for this summer! First up is the Hercules Glades Hike on June 13th.Â On June 27th, the kids will go to the Indian Rockhouse Hike and do a Cave Crawl!Â 417 Paddle Skills Day is the third event on July 6th. Rounding out the summer is a float on the Buffalo River onÂ July 11.
When:Â All summer
SLT has a whopping 17 different camps this summer! The kids will learn from theater production experts, actors, directors and plenty more! The camps cover a wide range of material, ranging from the stories of Star Wars to Mary Poppins and more advanced classes like technical theater and college admissions for the older performers.
Where: Springfield Ballet
When: July 16-20
The Springfield Ballet has three different camps going on in mid-July this summer. There’s the Fairy Tale Ballet Camp for ages 3-5, the Prince and Princess Ballet Camp for ages 6-9 and the PliÃ© Camp for ages 7 and up.
Where: Creava School for the ArtsÂ
When: July 10-14 & July 17-21
Creave has two awesome summer camps for those creative kids out there. The first one (July 10-14) is called 3D adventures in which kids will bring art to life by taking a classic piece of 2D art and making it 3D! The second camp is all about bringing our favorite stories to life! Kids will write poems, design book covers and create clay towns from their favorite books!
Where:Â The Summit Preparatory School
When: 7 One Week Sessions in June and July
The Summit Preparatory School has something for everyone! They have seven different sessions for kids from Pre-K all the way to 11th grade on a variety of exciting topics. For example, students entering third grade can take part in a Project Runway camp in which they’ll learn how to sew, design and craft clothing in the same style as the popular TV show! Kids from 5-11 years old can join Professors Powers for Detective Camp, where they’ll use the skills of intuition and logic to solve the mystery of the missing artifact from the Dickerson Park Zoo. Sounds so fun! There’s plenty more for all ages, too.
Where: Dance Canvas
When:3 Sessions in mid-to-late July
Dance Canvas offers some super fun dance camps for kids aged 3-12. From July 16th-19th kids aged 3 to 6 can attend the Fairy Tale Forest Princess Camp where they’ll do arts and crafts, wear costumes and learn a routine to perform for their parents at the end of the week! The week of July 23rd kids aged 4 to 7 can sail off to Hawaiian Island Dance Camp (no actual travel involved). Here, they’ll learn jazz/ballet steps to the tune of their favorite songs from Moana! Finally, the older kids can partake in Dance Canvas’s take on The Greatest Showman, based on the Hollywood movie.
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