Kemper Outdoor Education Center
Nestled in the Fleming Park on the east side of Lake Jacomo, the Kemper Outdoor Education Center is a great place for kids and kids at heart to have fun and explore the outdoors. The site is primarily used for field trip programs, special events, rentals, and the popular Jacomo Summer Camp.
The grounds feature: Western Auto Habitat Trail (one mile) offering Wetland, Prairie, Woodland & Cactus Glade Habitats; Butterfly and Water Garden; Wildlife Viewing; Archery Range; Arboretum; Playground; Swimming Pool; Playground; and a Shelter House.
8201 Jasper Bell
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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OFFICE: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
SITE VISITS: Call 816-229-8980 to assure site is open to public that day
April 1 - Mid-May: Closed Memorial Day and when the site is reserved for field trips
May 27 - August 15: Closed to the public while the Jacomo Summer Camp is in session
Mid-Aug - Mid-Oct: Closed Labor Day and when the site is reserved for field trips
X-stream Green Field Trips
The Kemper Outdoor Education Center staff offers guided interpretive programs for schools and homeschool groups. From mid-April to mid-May, and mid-August to mid-September, the field trip program offers multi-station outdoor education for 1st to 5th grade classrooms. Interactive programs including habitat hiking, fishing, fire starting, pond study, recycling, and much more!
Jacomo Summer Camp
Home to the Jacomo Summer Camp
since 1977, this popular outdoor education/recreation program promises kids a "summer they'll never forget." Open to kids ages 6 to 11, activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, hiking, camping skills, nature study, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and games, over up to ten themed weeks.
The Kemper Outdoor Education Center produces several popular FREE events:
The Kemper Outdoor Education Center offers Educational Workshops for all ages throughout the year. Check the Event Calendar for workshop offerings.
Weddings and Site Rentals
The grounds, water gardens and shelter house are available to rent for picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and weddings. Click here for wedding rental details.