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Drive all the way to the back of the property to the Jacomo Day Camp shelter house. A Day Camp Counselor will meet you on the parking lot to have you sign your child in. If, for any reason, your child’s name does not show up on the Attendance Sheet for that week, you will have to go into the Kemper office before you can drop your child off at the shelter house. Please allow 10 or 15 minutes to complete the sign-in process, especially on Mondays.
There is usually 1 or more field trips each week. Special activities each week highlight the camp theme for that week.
-By Fax: Complete the Registration Form and fax with payment to 816-224-0755. Please call 816-229-8980 after transmission to be sure we received a legible copy.
-Leave it in the Drop-Box (after April 3): Leave the completed Registration Form and payment in our drop-box just inside the gate at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center. The gates are open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays after April 1.
-In Person (after May 1 only): Bring it in person to the Kemper Outdoor Education Center. This method does not qualify for the early Registration Discount.
-By Phone (after May 1 only): Please call 816-229-8980, ext. 0.
For more information, please visit the Jacomo Summer Camp page. Jacomo Summer Camp page.
You may also obtain a permit at any Jackson County Parks + Rec Marina.
Missouri-registered BOAT OWNERS must provide the following documentation:
- Current water craft registration
- Proof of ownership on the motor (title or registration)
- Personal property tax receipt for previous year is required if you are a Jackson County resident
Missouri-registered boat MOTOR OWNERS must provide:
What if I live out of state?
- Current water craft registration is required
If it is not motorized, no paperwork is required.
-Must be at least 8’ long
If it does have a motor, even a trolling motor, it must be registered with the state. We will need:
- Property tax receipt for previous tax year
- If anything except trolling motor we need proof of ownership on the motor
Cost: County Residents $30, Non-County $60
- Must launch from authorized areas. Do not wade in from the shoreline
- A light is required to be used when operating kayak/canoe between sunset and sunrise
- A personal flotation device is required, in serviceable condition and readily accessible, for each person on board, and recommended to be worn at all times.
- It is recommended to have a horn or whistle on board.
Missouri-registered boat owners can obtain a dock space with the following documentation:
It is highly recommended to reserve shelters. If another party has already reserved the shelter, they have exclusive use of the shelter. Make your reservation by calling 816-503-4805. Reservations made 10 days prior to usage date ensure shelter cleanliness and readiness. Online reservations can be made at least four days in advance. Please see instructions for making online shelter reservations.
There is a non-refundable permit fee that can be paid at the time of the reservation or later but not later than 3 days before the day of your event. You will need to obtain a permit application from the Administration Office (816-503-4805). This can be done in person or by phone if you have email. This needs to be completed by you and your vendor and returned to the Administration Office no later than 3 business days before the day of your event and accompanied by the permit fee. Your vendor must meet the liability insurance requirements. If you are providing the bounce house personally and not using a vendor, the permit requirements are the same and you will need to meet the liability requirements through your own insurance. Please call the Administration Office for more information.
Bounce houses and other inflatables are not allowed at the campgrounds.
If you use an outside vendor to cater your event, there is a non-refundable permit fee that can be paid at the time of the reservation or later but not later than 3 days before the day of your event. This permit is only required if an outside vendor delivers the food. If you pick up the food yourself you do not need a catering permit.
There is a non-refundable permit fee that can be paid at the time of the reservations or later but not later than 3 days before the day of your event. You will need to obtain a permit application from the Administration Office (816-503-4805). This can be done in person or by phone if you have email. This needs to be completed by you and your vendor and returned to the Administration Office no later than 3 business days before the day of your event and accompanied by the permit fee. Your vendor must meet the liability insurance requirements. You personally may provide an open 10X10 canopy for shade with no permit required and no additional insurance requirements. No stakes are allowed on tents or canopies regardless of who provides them. They must be weighted down. Please call the Administration Office with any questions.
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View more information about the trails.
You can contact the Sheriff's Department at 816-524-4302, or via their website.