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Our advertisers offer a TON of wonderful summer camps and programs for your kids –
and you can never start planning too early! We’ve done the legwork for you and
collected the best of the best here in one convenient place. So get busy, plan your
kids’ summer and tell them Kids Directory sent you!

FUN WITH ANIMALS & NATURE

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort Ave., Springfield • (417) 833-1570 • dickersonparkzoo.org
Dickerson Park Zoo’s ZEBRA program (Zoo Education Brings the Realization of Animals) is a long-running education program for students from ages 2 and 3 with an adult to preschool through middle school students in child-only classes. Classes include age-appropriate lessons about animals and conservation, up-close visits with animal ambassadors (some of which are touchable), walks in the zoo, crafts and more. Small class sizes and the unique zoo setting make coming to ZEBRA class a memorable experience for all ages. Classes and camps are daytime, and schedules vary with weekday and weekend sessions scheduled during June, July and August. Discounted session fees for Friends of the Zoo members. Visit dickersonparkzoo.org or call 417-833-1570 for information. 

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
2038 West State Hwy 86 • Lampe • (417) 779-5983 • dogwoodcanyon.org
This 10,000 acre natural paradise allows guests to discover the Ozarks through the eyes of early settlers. The canyon can be explored on foot, bike, tram ride or horseback! Two and a half miles of paved trails along trout-filled streams make Dogwood Canyon the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and catch a whopper of a memory. The open-air Wildlife Tram Ride allows families to get up-close and personal with native wildlife like American Bison and Elk. Guests can enjoy a horse-back adventure on a trail ride or cattle drive through the canyon. Dogwood Canyon also offers Segway tours, guided fly-fishing and archery. For a full list of activities call or visit their website.

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.
210 S. Ingram Mill Road • Springfield 877-312-4764 • girlscoutsmoheartland.org
At Girl Scout summer camp, girls are empowered to step outside their comfort zone and engage in new and challenging activities. It’s also a great place for girls to explore leadership, build skills and develop an appreciation for nature under the guidance of caring, trained adults. And, you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to sign up! To learn about the different camps and how to register, please visit girlscoutsmoheartland.org/camp or email camp@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Libby Ferguson Training Center
3850 E. Applehill Lane – Springfield • (417) 894-8221 or 888-0845
libbyfergusonhorsetraining.com
Each summer and both winter and spring breaks, Libby offers riding camps for all ages and skill levels. Camps are designed to be a great first introduction to the world of horses. No prior horse experience is necessary! Campers take part in all aspects of horse care as well as two daily group riding sessions and have time for a little “horsey play,” too. Camps conclude with a mini horse show to show off their riding improvement. Camps are designed for ages 5 years and older. Times: 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. For your convenience, early drop-off and late pick-up are available at no additional charge. Spring Break Camp is March 9-13. Summer Day Camps: June 1-5, 8-12 and 15-19, July 6-10 and July 27-31 and Aug. 6-10. Libby’s day camps promise to be a horse lovers dream come true!

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board
3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 • Springfield • (417) 837-5949 • parkboard.org/rutledge_wilson Several day camps are offered at farm! For ages 4-12, there’s a unique camp to learn about animals in the big red barn! These camps are designed to get kids outdoors, teach them about agriculture and to have fun interacting with animals. Munch Crunch – June 1-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-7. Feathered Friends – June 8-12, 9 a.m.-Noon, ages 4-5. Once Upon a Farm – June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-7. Rutledge-Wilson had a Farm – June 22-26, 9 a.m.-Noon, ages 4-5. Wild Wild West – July 13-17, 9 a.m.-Noon, ages 4-5. Earth Keepers – July 20-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 8-9. Discovery Barn – July 27-31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-7. Best in Show – Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 10-12. Participants will prepare and train their own animal for a show at the end of the week.

Sac River Stables, LLC
5798 N. Farm Rd. 125, Springfield • (417) 742-4200 • sacriverstables.com
Email: info@sacriverstables.com
2014 Wrangler Worship Day Camps at Sac River Stables promote spiritual growth, horsemanship and educational fun for ages kindergarten and up. Camps are supervised by CHA-certified riding instructors at a CHA-accredited indoor/outdoor riding facility using well-trained horses. Campers will be instructed on numerous equine topics, along with daily non-denominational devotions and praise songs. Horses, tack, helmets and any equipment needed for riding and Bible class materials are provided. Family discounts available. Spaces are limited. Spring Break Camp, March 9-13: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $45/day or $200/5 days. Bring a daily sack lunch and drink. Afternoon snack provided. Summer Camp dates: June 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-24, June 29-July 1. July 6-10 and 13-17. Half-days - 8 a.m.-Noon, just $150 and full days - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for $200. Morning snack and camp shirt provided.

Wonders of Wildlife
500 W Sunshine • Springfield • (417) 225-1162 or (417) 225-1118
wondersofwildlife.org
Join the Wonders of Wildlife staff and animal ambassadors for a great summer Ed-venture! Each camp will include animal interactions, games, activities, arts, crafts, and snacks! June 1-4 – Animals Around the World Pre K-K and All About the Games 1st-2nd grades. June 8-11 – Ocean Commotion 1st & 2nd grades and Outdoor Survivor 3rd-5th grades. June 15-18 – Nature Made: Learning Primitive Skills 6th-8th grades and Art in Nature 3rd-5th Grades ($10 supply cost). June 22-25 – Grossology 1st & 2nd grades and Animal Engineers 3rd-5th grades. July 6- 9 – Animal All Stars 1st & 2nd grades and Grossology 3rd-5th grades.July 13-16 – Outdoor Survivor 1st & 2nd grades and Animal Tails Pre K-K. July 20- 23 – If I Ran the Aquarium 6th-8th grades and All About the Games 3rd-5th grades. Pre K-K, 9 a.m. Noon, just $75. 1st -8th grade, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., just $150.

FINE ARTS

B-Sew Inn Sewing and Software Center
1602 E. Republic Rd., Ste. A, Springfield • (417) 882-7171 • bsewinn.com
B-Sew Inn Sewing and Software Center, the world’s largest Baby Lock sewing machine retailer, is once again offering “Totally Stitchin’ Sewing Camps” due to the interest in sewing, creativity and fashion prompted by popular reality shows like “Project Runway.” Girls and guys ages 9 and older will learn the basics of sewing while stitching their own projects. Camps will run 5 days ­– June 8-12 and July 13-17. Morning sessions, 9 a.m.-Noon or afternoon session, 2-5 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact the store, availability is limited!

Discovery Garden Montessori School
1515 S. National Avenue, Springfield • (417) 631-4590 • dgmontessori.org
"Art is everywhere" at Discovery Garden. During this summer camp, children will have the opportunity to explore different techniques of art and find connections with music, stories, nature and our own community. All within a Montessori based environment. Local artist will visit every week and field trips to local galleries will be scheduled. Please learn more about our specific weekly camps at dgmontessori.org.

Noah’s Art Center
2742 S. Campbell Ave.,Springfield • (417) 889-2779 • noahsartofspringfield.com
Noah's Art has a full schedule of summer art camps for children ages 3-11. Camps offered every week between June 1 and Aug. 14 with a different theme every week. From sculpting with clay to making your own comic book, your child will have fun learning creative skills in a friendly environment. In addition, one-day mini camps will be offered every Friday with themes such as 'Minecraft'-ing, Fairy Tales and Super Heroes. All camps include many fun, age-appropriate projects, games and a snack! If weekly classes fit your schedule better, two 5-week sessions will be available during the summer. See website for full summer schedule and pricing, or call for info.

Springfield Art Museum
1111 Brookside Drive, Springfield • (417) 837-5700 • sgfmuseum.org
The Springfield Art Museum offers Summer Art Camp for creative kids ages 5-10. Campers will experiment with a variety of art materials and ideas! All sessions will include pottery, along with painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, building and more. Projects and activities will be determined in part by the interests of campers. Choose either a half-day or a full-day camp. Children enrolled for full-day will not repeat activities. Full-day campers bring a sack lunch and stay at Art Camp during the Noon hour. Each session runs Tuesday through Friday. Themes include ancient worlds, plants and animals, creating environments and more!

EDUCATION, ENRICHMENT & LANGUAGE

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
(417) 714-4880 • clubztutoring.com/a2z
Don’t waste the summer getting behind academically! Keep the momentum going with summer tutoring with Club Z! Affordable one-on-one tutoring in your home. Highly-qualified educators will help your child achieve success and will help escape the summer boredom with highly-interactive tutoring and learning services!

Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO)
1545 E. Pythian • Springfield • (417) 829-0800 DCOonline.com DCO continues its traditional childcare and preschool programs throughout the summer months for children with and without disabilities or medical needs. DCO incorporates movement, art, reading, music, health and good citizen models in to daily activities. Additional learning opportunities are explored through community partnerships, bringing special guests in to the classroom or developed outdoor space. Childcare and preschool models are based on a creative curriculum and are supervised by a degreed professional. DCO is a secured entry facility, licensed and nationally accredited.

Incredible Pizza Company
2850 South Campbell Ave. • Springfield • (417) 887-3030 • springfieldincrediblepizza.com Incredible Pizza Company (IPC) will be hosting a Spanish learning experience for kids this summer called "Espanol Incredible.” The program will teach kids basic Spanish through fun interaction with other kids and will also highlight the Spanish culture. IPC will be hosting these programs as two 2-week sessions June 1-12 and June 15-26, Monday through Friday. The classes will be one hour long each day with a graduation ceremony on the last day of class. Children will be taught by a local, certified Spanish teacher. Cost is $100 per student. Ages 6-9 years are welcome to attend. For more information or to register your student, please call 417-890-1408, extension 214.

James River Church
6100 N. 19th St. • Ozark (417) 581-5433 • Jamesriver.org
Kids will have the experience of a lifetime at James River Church Kids Summer Camps! Each year kids come back saying this was the BEST WEEK of their summer. Suitable for 2nd through 5th graders, camp activities range from hiking and swimming to Bible studies and team competitions. Choose from four overnight camp options that run July 8–23. These camps are perfect for a child’s first summer camp experience! Call 417-581-5433 or visit jamesriver.org to learn more today.

Kids of Creation's Journeys of Faith Summer Camp
922 W. Republic Rd. • Springfield (417) 720-1053 • kidsofcreation.org
Spend this summer with Journeys of Faith at Wesley UMC! Each week campers will learn about the life and love of Jesus Christ while participating in different activities. Weekly activities include: Chapel, Arts, Ooey Gooey Science, Fear Factor, Water Day, Missions and Field Trips. Camps run weekly beginning June 1 through August 7, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration information can be found at kidsofcreation.org. Registration opens March 9 at 8 a.m., space is limited and spots will fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kumon of Springfield
South 4127 S. Kansas Expressway, Ste. 112 • Springfield • (417) 881-3800 kumon.com/springfield-south-mo
Summer is an excellent time to start Kumon! Whether your child needs extra challenge or help catching up, the Kumon program enhances classroom learning and helps build confidence as your child discovers his or her full potential. This long-term educational supplement, designed to parallel the school experience, will strengthen and grow your child’s skills over the summer and keep him or her ahead of the curve during the school year. At Kumon, students of all ages and abilities develop the skills necessary to have a richer, more successful educational experience from preschool through 12th grade. To help your child develop an unshakeable understanding of math and reading, improved self-confidence, independent work skills, and the drive to succeed, call for a placement test today!

Little Spanish Playschool LLC
Resides at National Avenue Christian Church 1515 S. National Ave. • Springfield
(417) 773-6783 • littlespanishplayschool.com
Weekly Spanish immersion classes will keep your kids sharp this summer. All classes are designed to be playful and fun, while challenging children as they acquire toddlers, families, preschoolers and school age children. New this summer is our Spanish Tech class for upper elementary. Private lessons are also available.

Nixa Public Schools
(417) 724.3872 • nixaxlt.net
Get ready to spread your wings and have some fun this summer! Nixa Public Schools Camp Eagle provides exciting experience with weekly themes that are sure to keep your children engaged and excited as they explore science, music and movies, swimming, technology and much more. Serving children ages 5-12. $125 per week per child, discounts available. Enrollment is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camp Eagle will provide a unique learning experience that allows children to discover their creativity and gain knowledge by using play, discovery and team work as their means of exploration. For more information, please visit nixaxlt.net or call 417-724-3872.

Second Baptist Child Development Center
3111 E. Battlefield • Springfield (417) 887-3111 • secondbaptist.org
At Second Baptist Child Development Center their goal is to give children a quality Christian education in a loving environment. Their desire is to meet the needs of each child spiritually, emotionally, socially and intellectually in order to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. Classes for children 6 months through Pre-K. Summer session days are Thursdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in June and July. Call the center for more information.

SPARC Summer Day Camp with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board
300 E. Harrison • Springfield (417) 837-5737 • parkboard.org/SPARC
SPARC Summer Day Camps include weekly field trips, swimming, craft and nature activities, games, team building, snacks and most important – a safe and affordable opportunity for kids to experience new adventures! Several locations with seven Springfield Elementary Schools; two Springfield Middle Schools; Ritter Springs, Fassnight, Nichols and Westport Parks. June 1-July 31 from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. Ages 5-14.

Springfield Center for Learning and Care
1120 East Farm Rd. 182 (Plainview) • Springfield (417) 841-7950 centerforlearningandcare.com
Do your kids need SUMMER FUN when school is done? Springfield Center for Learning and Care offers Summer Day Camp with educational focus. Licensed facility with weekly classes and themes. Outside activities. Water play. Reading time. Social time. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack included. Available Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Elementary-aged children. Enrolling now! Call center to schedule a tour.

The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
1707 West Chestnut Expressway • Springfield 417-862-5509 ext. 113 usc.salvationarmy.org/springfield-mo
The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp provides a structured, safe, and positive childcare program for families during the summer months. All meals and activities are included in the camp cost. Activities include swimming, guest speakers, arts and crafts, and lots of organized play. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily. In addition, weekly field trips to area sites including, Discovery Center, Springfield Little Theatre, museums, Library Station, Dickerson Park Zoo and many more! Weekly and daily rates are available. Scholarship assistance available, too. See ad on page 34

TheraCare Outpatient Services
3023 S. Fort Ave., Ste. B • Springfield (417) 890-4656 theracareozarks.com/summerprograms
Looking for something fun AND educational to enhance your child’s summer experience? TheraCare is excited to provide a variety of interactive, play-based Summer Enrichment Programs to enhance your child’s budding skills in the areas of speech, language, handwriting, pre-academics, school readiness and more! • Mommy and Me Speech and Language Classes (Ages birth-24 months) • Make and Takes Speech and Language Classes (Ages 3-6) • Stay and Play Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness Camp (Ages 2-6) • Handwriting Summer Camp (Grades 1-4) • Microwave Cooking Classes (Ages 7+). Your kids will be having too much fun playing to realize they’re learning! A certified speech-language pathologist or occupational therapist will facilitate all programs. Check out our website at theracareozarks.com/summerprograms for detailed program descriptions and other information.

Willard Parks and Recreation
233 N. State Hwy. Z • Willard • (417) 742-2262 • WillardParks.com
Tucked away in quiet Willard, Missouri, you can find a busy and exciting program for your children ages 5-12. The Willard Parks Kid-Venture Camp provides a fun and dynamic summer program where your camper will gain memories that last a lifetime. Your child will experience weekly field trips, crafts, swimming and have fun exploring new ideas and experiencing new activities! Camp is Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. starting May 21 and concluding Aug. 12. Daily and weekly rates available. For more information or to sign up, visit willardparks.com or call 742-2262.

MUSIC, DANCE & DRAMA

Credo Dance Academy
931 S. Kickapoo Ave. • Springfield • (417) 496-9527 • credodance.com
Growing Little Ladies: this week-long workshop teaches excellence, elegance and etiquette through ballet and timeless principles. Daily schedule is 9 a.m.-Noon. For ages 4-10 years and is available June 15-19. Steve Rooks Intensive Workshop: featuring Steve Rooks (former Principal Dancer with Martha Graham). Dates are June 8-12. Hone your skills in Modern Dance and Classical Ballet with this high energy workshop. For ages 10 through adult. Intermediate level ballet training required for this intensive. Summer Classes: a great way to try ballet or stay involved in dance this summer. Summer 2015 classes will be in June and July. Early registration deadline for all programs is May 1. Call for more info.

Dance Canvas Performing Arts Center
2121 W. Republic Rd. • Springfield • (417) 300-2093 • dancecanvas.org
Come on down to Dance Canvas Performing Arts Centerand celebrate the Summer of Dance! Their summer camps and classes are fun, affordable and offer a friendly, inspiring, creative environment where kids of all ages can pursue their love of dance. Whether your style is ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, modern or all of the above, Dance Canvas Performing Arts Center has a camp for you! This year the studio will be featuring "Pop Star Divas" (ages 9-13 years, June 22-25), "The 'Frozen' Princess Party" (ages 5-8 years, June 29-July 2), "Fairies, Princesses & Tutus" (ages 3-5 years, July 13-16) and "Aspiring Dance Stars" (ages 6-9 years, July 20-23). Camps are 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and the six-week summer class schedule begins June 15. Check out dancecanvas.org for more details.

Point Performing Arts
3657 South Ave. • Springfield • (417) 885-8010 • pointperformingarts.com
Point Performing Arts will be offering a Princess Camp, June 22-26 for ages 3 to 8 years. Hours are 9 to 11 a.m. daily. Camp features a princess castle, dance, costumes, games and a bounce house. For the first time, Point is offering for the first time a Musical Theatre Camp, June 22-25, 4-7 p.m. Camp will feature acting, dance and voice and a performance for family and friends on June 25. For ages 12 to 18 years. More camps to be announced soon. Space is limited in all camps, so register soon.

Queen City Rock Camp
P.O. Box 3445 • Springfield • (417) 501-4775 • QueenCityRockCamp.org
This summer, be a rock star! Queen City Rock Camp is Springfield’s first all-girls rock 'n' roll day camp. August 3-7, girls ages 8 to 18 will learn to play an instrument, form bands together, write their own original song and play it at a showcase for a real audience. Hands-on workshops round out a fast-paced musical curriculum, with an emphasis on empowerment and creative collaboration. Enrollment is capped at 50 students for 2015 session; tuition is $200 per camper; and full and partial tuition assistance is available. Beginners are welcome and loaner instruments are available. Lunch will be provided by Cafe Cusco.

Springfield Music
3100 S. Fremont • Springfield • (417) 881-1373 • springfieldmusic.com
For the aspiring rock star in your life, Springfield Music has several music camps. Age and experience specific, music camps are offered in 1- and 2-week-long sessions. Campers form a band, choose a name, write their own music, pose for a photo shoot and conclude with a live performance! Little ones love Summer Jam: A week-long introduction to musical instruments, rhythm games, crafts, "musical petting zoo" and even snacks! Summer programs are open to kids 3-17 years. Rock Camp for ages 10-17. Rock Camp is a summer rock music day camp for kids with experience playing guitar, drums or electric bass guitar. Rock Camp "Opening Act" for ages 6-9. Beginning level rock camps are designed to hone music performance and skills through performing in a real, live band. Summer Jam for ages 3-5. This day camp is for younger performers and introduces musical concepts while fostering creativity with the power of play. Visit website or call for info and dates.

Springfield Little Theatre
311 E Walnut • Springfield • (417) 869-1334, ext.15 • springfieldlittletheatre.org
Serving beginning to advanced students ages 4-18, SLT is proud to provide several enriching, entertaining, and exciting summer theatre camp experiences in acting, musical theatre, dance, performance or technical theatre at the Landers Theatre. Springfieldlittletheatre.org.

Springfield Ballet
411 N. Sherman Pkwy. • Springfield • (417) 862-1343 • Springfieldballet.org
Springfield Ballet offers exciting daytime camps and evening classes this summer for the littlest ballerina to the serious dance student. Daytime camps and the summer intensive offer learning experiences far beyond the barre. In addition to dance, students will enjoy music, drama, nutrition, anatomy and more. A special demonstration is held at the end of each week to showcase dancers’ hard work. Register for camps/the intensive before May 16 and receive a 10% discount. During a six-week session, classes will be offered in creative movement, ballet, pointe, modern and more! Register for classes prior to June 2 and the $15 registration fee is waived.

SCIENCE & ROBOTICS

Camp Invention
800.968.4332 • campinvention.org
Camp Invention’s 2015 theme is “Illuminate.” “Illuminate” will encourage your child to explore their inventiveness and problem solving skills with experiences that will harness their curiosity, inspire creativity and evoke a sense of accomplishment! Camp Invention runs for one action-packed week, typically Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each day, campers work in teams as they rotate between four fun thematic modules. Each module brings new challenges to build upon what was learned the previous day. For children entering Grades 1-6

Discovery Center of Springfield
438 E. St. Louis St. • Springfield • (417) 862-9910 • discoverycenter.org
Looking for a summer enrichment experience for your child that’s out of the ordinary? Check out Discovery Center’s Summer of Science workshops! We offer four days of action-packed adventures on a variety of topics. This summer we’re offering Treasure Hunting, Maker Workshops, Game Design, Bugs, Gross Science and more! Sessions available for ages 4-middle school. Register early – space is limited!

Professor Powers Science Symposium
2144 E. Republic Rd. • Springfield • (417) 848-2062 • professorpowers.com
Detective Camp - July 6-10 - 9 a.m.-Noon for ages 5-10 years. For ages 8-14 years, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Someone has kidnapped Eddie the Yeti! Complete detective training to accomplish daily challenges to solve the mystery! Lessons include creating footprint casts, code breaking, invisible ink, and more. Engineering Camp - July 13-17 - 9 a.m.-Noon for ages 5-10 years. For ages 8-14 years, 12:30-3:30 p.m. All the local engineers are off solving an interstellar crisis and engineering camp is here to train new recruits! Trainees will learn about electronics, bridge building, catapults, solar energy, rockets and more. All camps at the pavillion in Farmers Park, Springfield.

Whole Child Learning Company Camps at Evangel University Campus • Springfield (417) 569-6887 • wowcamps.com • Email: a.wubbena@wholechild.com
What kid doesn’t love to build, create and explore? Check out WOW Camps for Summer 2015.
WOW EARLY ENGINEERING AND ROBOTICS
June 15–17 • Ages 7–12 • 1– 4 p.m. • Location: Branson Community Center
LEGO WeDo Robotics introduces young students to robotics and programming in this fun, engaging, hands on class. LEGO Engineering gives students a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures and mechanisms. Participants will build a variety of projects and discuss the principles behind them.
WOW LEGO WORLD MOVIE CAMP
June 15–18 • Ages 7–14 • 9: a.m.– Noon • Location: Evangel University
Do you love Legos? Do you think everything is awesome? Come build with our LEGO collection and create scenery for your very own movie. Participants will use our completed projects to make a short, stop–action movie.
ENGINEERING THROUGH LEGOS
Tuesdays in July 7, 14, 21 & 28 • Ages 5–12 • 1–2 p.m. • Christ Community Church This hands–on STEM LEGO® class introduces science and engineering concepts. Explore working models of simple machines and build projects such as: a spinning top, see saw, a hockey player, a measuring car and more. Ages 7–9 explore more complex models and contraptions. Ages 9–12 create advanced projects and motorized mechanisms.
ROBOT MANIA
June 25–26 • Ages 9–14 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Location: Springfield Catholic High School This camp is for the serious Robot kid! They will be learning the in’s and out’s about robots. They will also be building their very own robot that they get to take home. Only 18 spots available. Hurry and register today. Two full days of learning with lunch included.
CSI CAMP
July 30 • Ages 7–12 • Noon–4 p.m. • Location: Harmony Baptist Church
Kids will learn CSI skills such as fingerprinting, footprint molds, decoding, invisible ink and much more. After the skills are developed, participants will go on an intense scavenger hunt in order to solve the “case.”

SPORTS & FITNESS FUN

All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer
1347 N. Ashley Dr. • Nixa • (417) 725-1304 • allstargymandcheer.com
Preparations for summer camp are in full swing at All-Star! All-Star is now enrolling for awesome, themed summer camps. June 16-18, 9 a.m. to Noon, “Frozen In Summer Princess Camp” will bring out your daughters inner princess! Gymnastics, crafts, fashion show and fun! June 16-19, 1-1:30 p.m., “Tumbling and Trampoline Camp” will have your cheerleader jumpin’ for joy. “Flip & Shout Camp” is June 23-25, 9 a.m. to Noon daily. This camp will teach the basics of cheerleading including tumbling, jumps, stunting, dance, cheers and chants! Camp concludes with a special cheer show for family and friends. “Splish Splash Gymnastics Camp” will be July 7-9, 9 a.m. to Noon each day. Wear your bathing suits to the gym where participants will be flipping on an imaginary beach! Enjoy fun beach games, water activities and learn to surf the waves on our balance beam! It’s going to be a splashin' good time! July 9, All-Star will offer “Backhandspring Boot Camp,” 1-3 p.m. for just $25. All other camps are $75. Register before May 1 and save $10! For ages 4 years and older. Students will be divided into age groups based on enrollment. All camps include gymnastics, games, crafts, snacks and fun! Register by phone or online.

DiVentures
5225 S. Campbell Ave. • Springfield • (417) 883-5151 • DiVentures.net
Send your kids on an aquatic adventure this summer! DiVentures offers summer camps for children of all ages! Swim camps (all ages) meet Monday-Thursday for a half-hour swim lesson with certified swim teachers. Scuba Rangers (ages 7-12) is a great camp for kids looking for classes beyond swim lessons. Kids will master fun aquatic challenges underwater and learn how to scuba dive! Call or stop by DiVentures for more information or visit online at DiVentures.net/Summer-Camps.

Dynamics Gymnastics
2100 E. Pythian & 3624 W. Republic Rd. • Springfield
(417) 890-0946 • www.dynamics-gymnastics.com
Dynamics’ Summer Camps are an exciting opportunity for girls and boys age 5-12 years to participate in a wide variety of gymnastics-related activities. Camps aim to provide arts and crafts activities, games, movies and much more! Full-day and half-day options available. Fantastic Gymnastics: June 1-5 and July 13-17 at Pythian, June 8-12 and July 6-10 at Republic Road. Super Hero: June 8-12 at Pythian and July 13-17 at Republic Road. Dance Mania: June 15-19 at Pythian and July 20-24 at Republic Road. Cheernastics: June 22-26 at Pythian and July 27-31 at Republic Road. This Camper’s Got Talent: July 6-10 at Pythian and June 1-5 at Republic Road. Tumble Time: July 20-24 at Pythian and June 15-19 at Republic Road. Super Silly Sports: July 27-31 at Pythian and June 22-26 at Republic Road. Sign up by April 1 and save 20% on camps. Extended camp is available for parents who need their child to be at a full-day camp.

Harman’s ATA Martial Arts
4240 S. Fremont Ave. • Springfield • (417) 889-9312 • ATASpringfield.com
Harman’s ATA offers an action-packed, exciting and challenging summer camp experience! Call for details. Your kids will have a blast! .

Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 /K5 Kids’ Academy
1712 E. Sunshine • Springfield • (417) 379-0024 • jeffspeakmanspringfield.com
Join Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 for “Fun in the Sun” at this year’s Summer Camps! Their premium summer camps feature swimming and other field trips every week! Each week they feature a new theme such as Ninja, Bruce Lee (Nunchaku), Zombie and more! Kids love this camp for the fun, parents love it for the great life lessons kids pick up along the way. Learning disguised as fun is the best way to build character, fitness and self-defense. They have no hidden fees! Camp price includes ALL the extras! Open to kids ages 4-12. Bring your own sack lunch. Non-refundable $50 deposit required. Call today for pricing and more information! Ask how your child can get a FREE camp t-shirt!

Martial Arts USA 4560 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. 132 • Springfield
(417) 886-3331 • MartialArtsUSA.net
Would you love for your child to learn how to have better focus, more self-control and better self-discipline, all while getting plenty of fun exercise and building lasting friendships? Martial Arts USA’s summer camps will do just that. Here are just a few of the awesome 2015 Summer Camps being offered: Dodge Ball Camp, Ninja Camp, Spar Wars Camp, Obstacle Course Camp, Board Breaking Camp and Olympics Camp. No martial arts training is necessary for any of these camps. Only $109 per week if you enroll before May 1st. No more than 30 students in each camp and camps fill up quickly.

Rick Grayson Golf Betty Allison Family Golf Center at Oscar Blom
1825 E. Norton Rd. • Springfield • (417) 823-7888 • rickgraysongolf.com
Rick Grayson Golf has great golf camps for children ages 5-17 years. Each camp is directed by Rick Grayson, who has been voted the Mid-West Section PGA Junior golf leader for the last six years. Tri Golf (age 5-10) is for the junior who has never played. At Tri Golf, they provide the balls and clubs for the juniors. This is the only way to start your kids on golf. Another great camp is the USGA-LPGA Girls Camp (sorry, no boys). Ages are 7-17 years. If your junior golfer is playing and wants to improve, the Rick Grayson Youth Camp is a sure-fire way to improve his or her game. Rick has been conducting junior golf camps for more than 12 years. Don’t forget the birthday parties at the Betty Allison at Rivercut and the Betty Allison at Oscar Blom – they’re a very unique party place. When you’re at the Betty Allison at Rivercut course, make sure the kids check out Betty’s Clubhouse. It’s a great, brand new playground with a golf theme and you can see it on the cover of this Kids Directory!

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
1923 N. Weller • Springfield • (417) 837-5737 (SPARC) (417) 864-1049
(all other camps) • parkboard.org
Get active this summer with SPARC day camps, ages 5-14. Enjoy field trips, swimming, games, crafts, sports, nature activities, team building and a whole lot of fun! Choose from SPARC school sites, Wrap Around at city parks or outdoor adventures at Ritter Springs. Summer Quest and 360 day camps are just for middle schoolers. Affordable, action-packed programs in a safe, supervised environment. Space is limited. Register early. Summer sports camps include archery, golf and equestrian for all ages/skill levels. Youth sports leagues run throughout the summer. Try educational day camps at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, Dickerson Park Zoo and the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. Or take a day trip or camp out overnight at state parks through the Outdoor Initiatives program. There’s something for everyone!

Sports Camps/Springfield-Greene County Park Board
1923 N. Weller • Springfield • (417) 864-1049 • parkboard.org
Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Clinics, June 15-20 and 22-27, 8:30-10:30 a.m. each day. Two PGA Professionals host the clinics. Juniors learn basic golf fundamentals like putting, chipping, full swing, proper etiquette and course play. Juniors will play golf on our Par 3 golf course. For ages 7-15. Horton Smith Junior Golf Clinics, June 2-6, 8-9:30 a.m. Five week options available also on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Learn to shoot archery – classes occur monthly and archers will learn safety parts of the bow and arrow and the fundamentals of shooting. For ages 8 and up. Valley Water Mill Park-Equestrian Center Camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Springfield Gymnastics & Aquatics Center
529 S. Cavalier • Springfield • (417) 864-6869 • springfieldgymnastics-aquatics.com Springfield Gymnastics and Aquatics Center vaults into summer with Super Summer Camps. SGAC offers full-day camps for your school-age child and half-day camps for your 3-5 year old child. All camps include everything your child will flip over. Horseback riding? SGAC has it. Swimming? SGAC has it. Gymnastics? SGAC has it. Arts and Crafts? Disco Party? Ziplines? SGAC has all of these great activities. Dive into the most amazing summer your child will ever experience with SGAC! Awesome Adventure Preschool or School-Age Day Camps: SGAC has you covered. Sign up early for a Kids Directory discount! Call for dates and details. Camps start June 1 and continue through August 5.

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