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The Parent Pack includes a Checklist for what to bring.
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.
Please notify the Kemper office 816-229-8980, ext. 101, and your child’s camper in advance so that your child is not away on a field trip or other activity when you arrive. You can also email us this notice the previous day.
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 will be turned into the local law enforcement agency for disposal.
Children signed up for extended hours should be picked up by 5:45 p.m. and there is a $1 per minute late charge after that. If you are late picking up your child past 6 p.m. or later you will be asked to remove him from the day camp. We do not have personnel on staff after that time to be responsible for campers. If there is an emergency, call 816-229-8980, ext. 101, to let us know you are running late.
If your child is signed up for regular hours, he/she should be picked up between 3:45 and 4 p.m. Please do not pick your camper up before 3:45 so that he/she can participate in closing ceremonies (with announcements and reminders). Picking your child up after 4 p.m. will incur the $1 per minute late charge or the fee for extended hours. In an emergency, call 816-229-8980 to let us know you are running late.
Be sure to list everyone on your Ride Authorization Form that might pick up your child in an emergency. They will need to show a picture ID when picking up your child. We cannot accept emailed or called in additions to the ride authorization list.
If you must call us with an emergency add-on, we will call you back on 1 or more of the phone numbers you have listed on your child’s Camper Information Form to verify your identity.
You can contact the Kemper office at 816-229-8980, ext. 101, for more information.
Email the Kemper Outdoor Education Center or call them at 816-229-8980, ext. 101.
Sarah Gauld is the Outdoor Education Supervisor for Jackson County Parks + Rec. She serves as Camp Director for the Jacomo Summer Camp.
Each week, campers participate in activities such as: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Camping Skills, Canoeing, Fishing, Games, Hiking, Nature Study, Science, Swimming and more. In addition to the special activities highlighted in that week's camp theme, there are usually one or more field trips each week.
One or more certified Red Cross Lifeguard supervises every boating or swimming activity (in addition to the group’s regular counselors). All campers wear life jackets while boating on the pond. Campers must wear life jackets to fish from the dock on the pond - campers must either pass a swim test or wear a life jacket when swimming at the camp pool or beach.
We always use the buddy system, “nose counts,” and roll-call to account for all our campers. When we go to the Water Park, campers wear colored wristbands. All counselors are trained in boating and swimming safety, as well as CPR and emergency procedures.
We have a lot of non-swimmers at camp and we take lots of safety precautions when the campers are involved in aquatic activities.
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 1..
There are 6 ways to register:
1) ONLINE - Starting April 1
This is the fastest way to secure a spot at camp for your child. Click the Online Registration icon at makeyourdayhere.com/daycamp.
2) BY MAIL - Starting April 1
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 1
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 1
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 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.
To find the day camp fees, please call 816-229-8980 ext. 101, or visit the
Yes, there is a discount for additional children. They must be from the same immediate family, living in the same household, and attending the same week of camp. To find the day camp fees, please call 816-229-8980, ext. 101, or visit the
Yes. Call 816-229-8980, ext. 101, to get on the waiting list for a specific week. If a space becomes available, you will be contacted by email or phone. You must be prepared to pay for the space immediately if you want to reserve it.
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 6 to May 15, 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.
Yes. After you submit your Registration Form and payment, you will receive a Parent Pack. It will have all the information you’ll need about day camp and additional forms which must be returned 2 weeks before you child comes to camp. The forms included are:1. Camper Information Form with Waiver and Permission Slip2. Health Questionnaire3. Authorized Ride Form4. Medication Form5. Code of Conduct Agreement.
The Parent Pack is a multi-page document that contains additional information for parents who have already registered their child for camp. It will have all the information you’ll need about day camp and additional forms which must be returned 2 weeks before you child comes to camp. The forms included are:1. Camper Information Form with Waiver and Permission Slip2. Health Questionnaire3. Authorized Ride Form4. Medication Form5. Code of Conduct Agreement
If you register online, the Parent Pack will be emailed to you as an attachment with your receipt. You can call 816-229-8980, ext. 0 to have the Parent Pack mailed or emailed to you, or you can click on the link below.
No. There is a health questionnaire in the Parent Pack which you will need to complete and turn in in 2 weeks before your child attends camp.
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
- Boat permit (all County lakes ): $30 - Non-residents Boat permit (Lake Jacomo): $60 - Non-residents Boat Permit (Longview/Blue Springs only): $30 - Residents/non-residents Combo permit (personal watercraft only): $95 - Residents/non-residents Motor permits (all County lakes): $.90 per horsepower - 1-day ramp permit fees for all watercraft types and horse powers: $30 per day
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 $50 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 $50 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 $50 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.
- Fleming Park at Lake Jacomo shelters 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11: full playgrounds; shelters 8 and 12: swing sets only. - Longview Lake Park shelters 4, 11 and 13: full playgrounds; shelter 5 & 6: swing sets only. Learn more about the
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You can contact the Sheriff's Department at 816-524-4302, or via their website.