Jacomo Summer Camp FAQs

Summer Camp

Where is the camp located?

The Jacomo Summer Camp is located at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center at Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park. The address is:
8201 Jasper Bell Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015

For more information, please visit the Kemper Outdoor Education Center page

What Facilities are at the camp?

The facilities that the Jacomo Summer Camp utilizes at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center include:

  • 2-story Barn
  • Archery Range
  • Arts and Crafts Cabin
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Trail
  • Pond for canoeing, kayaking and fishing
  • Shelter House
  • Small in-ground Swimming Pool

How long has the Jacomo Summer Camp been in operation?

The Camp started in 1977 at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center (R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. donated the property to Jackson County the previous winter). It has been creating “Summers Kids Never Forget” ever since.

Is there transportation available?

No, parents bring their children to camp every morning.

 

What is the maximum number of campers that can enroll?

We accept 110 campers each week.

What is the ratio of counselors to campers?

We maintain an average ratio of 1 counselor to 10 campers. The youngest age group (6-7 year olds) has 1 counselor for 6 or 7 campers. An additional counselor/lifeguard is assigned for all swimming and boating activities.

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Camp Registration

Is there a one-time registration fee?

There is no one-time fee. Campers register and pay only for the weeks of camp that they plan to attend.

Is there an extra charge for field trips or other activities?

No, the only fee is the weekly registration fee.

How soon do I need to register my child?

Sessions fill quickly. You should enroll your child as soon as you decide which weeks you want him/her to attend. Registration opens April 1st.

How do I register my child for camp?

There are 6 ways to register:

1. ONLINE - Starting April 1st

  • This is the fastest way to secure a spot at camp for your child.  Click the icon below to register online

Register Online

 

2. BY MAIL - Starting April 1st

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 1st

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. 

 

4. LEAVE IT IN OUR DROP BOX - After April 1st

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 1st.

 

5. IN PERSON - After May 1st

Bring it in person to the Kemper Outdoor Education Center during business hours, 8 am - 4 pm, weekdays.

 

6. BY PHONE - After May 1st

Call 816-229-8980, ext. 0

How do I get a registration form?

You can download the Registration Form at online (coming soon). If you would like to have the form mailed or emailed to you, call 816-229-8980.

Registration Form (PDF)(PDF, 239KB)

Who do I make the check payable to?

Please make checks payable to Jackson County Parks + Rec or JCP+R.

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My child is registered for camp...now what?

What does my child need to bring to camp?

The Parent Pack includes a Checklist for what to bring.

Parent Pack (PDF)(PDF, 814KB)

 

Where do I bring my child?

Bring your child to:

The Kemper Outdoor Education Center
8201 Jasper Bell Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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.

What time should I bring my child to camp?

If your child is enrolled for extended hours, you can arrive any time after 6:45 a.m. Although we have counselors on site shortly before that time, they are not allowed to sign campers in until 6:45.

If your child is enrolled for regular hours, he/she needs to be there by 9 a.m. Please arrive between 8:45 and 8:50 a.m. to have time to complete the sign-in process.

How do you know who can pick up my child after camp?

The Parent Pack includes a Ride Authorization Form that you must complete and SUBMIT ONLINE TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR CHILD ATTENDS CAMP. On it you will list all the people who are authorized to pick up your child (don’t forget to put your own name on it) along with contact information. You must show a photo ID when you pick up a child. We do not allow the child to leave with anyone whose name is not on their Ride Authorization Form.

What if my child is going to be late (after 9 a.m.) arriving at camp?

We encourage parents to drop off their campers by 9 a.m. so they don’t miss out on any of the fun. Some field trips leave promptly at 9 a.m. Some groups may start out the day with a hike and be away from camp when you arrive late.

If you must be late, you can notify the Kemper office at 816-229-8980. Be sure to tell us your child’s age and which group he is assigned to. If your group is away from camp when your child arrives, he/she will be moved temporarily to another age group.

You can also tell your child’s counselor the day before that you will be late due to an appointment, etc.

What if I need to pick up my child early?

We encourage parents to drop off their campers by 9 a.m. so they don’t miss out on any of the fun. Some field trips leave promptly at 9 a.m. Some groups may start out the day with a hike and be away from camp when you arrive late.

If you must be late, you can notify the Kemper office at 816-229-8980. Be sure to tell us your child’s age and which group he is assigned to. If your group is away from camp when your child arrives, he/she will be moved temporarily to another age group.

You can also tell your child’s counselor the day before that you will be late due to an appointment, etc.

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