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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.
Complete the Medication Request and Authorization Form in your Parent Pack. Submit it TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR CHILD ATTENDS CAMP. On the first day of camp, bring your child’s medication to the Kemper office. It should be in the original bottle with the original label. Please pick up any leftover medications from the Kemper office on Friday.
Please note that we do not have a Camp Nurse on staff. We can only accommodate simple medication requests. Any leftover medication that has not been claimed by September 14, 2018, will be turned into the local law enforcement agency for disposal.
There is usually 1 or more field trips each week. Special activities each week highlight the camp theme for that week.
This is decided on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Camp Director at 816-229-8980. Every effort will be made to include special needs children in the camp when possible. All children must be able to function with a 10-to-1 camper/counselor radio, safely participate in camp activities with reasonable accommodation, follow directions (for safety sake), and abide by the Camp Code of Conduct. The Summer Camp staff is not trained in special needs and there are no medical personnel on the staff.
Sessions fill quickly. You should enroll your child as soon as you decide which weeks you want him/her to attend. Registration opens April 2, 2018.
There are 6 ways to register:
1) ONLINE - Starting April 2, 2018
This is the fastest way to secure a spot at camp for your child. Click the On-Line Registration icon at www.makeyourdayhere.com/daycamp
2) BY MAIL - Starting April 2, 2018
Complete the registration form and mail with payment to:
Jacomo Summer Camp
8201 Jasper Bell Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
3) BY FAX - Starting April 2, 2018
Complete the Registration Form and fax with payment to:
Please call 816-229-8980 after transmission to be sure we received a legible copy.
4) LEAVE IT IN OUR DROP BOX - After April 2, 2018
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.
5) IN PERSON - After May 1
Bring it in person to the Kemper Outdoor Education Center during business hours, 8 am - 4 pm, weekdays.
6) BY PHONE - After May 1
Call 816-229-8980, ext. 0.
You can tour the Kemper Outdoor Education Center on your own after April 1 during normal hours. Please note that the day camp site will be in the process of being prepared right up until the start of camp. The Kemper Outdoor Education Center is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays after April 1. From April 16 to May 23, our staff will be conducting environmental education field trips for local school districts. If you are touring the camp during that time period, it would be best to come after 2 pm when the schools have left and our staff is available to answer your questions.
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, however, a County-issued permit is still required to be purchased at the Administration Office or at one of the Marinas.
-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.
Learn more about the parks.
View more information about the trails.
You can contact the Sheriff's Department at 816-524-4302, or via their website.