TimberRidge Spring & Summer Camp Programs

2021 Spring & Summer Camp Schedule is online.

Registration for 2021 camps goes live on 1/25/2021 at 6:00 am

This year we have a new system. Make sure you have a login and password before 1/25/2021. Once registered you will receive an email with a link to fill out electronic forms for your child.

 NATURE & SCIENCE CAMPS REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will be granted for camps with the keywords Nature & Science only when all of the following conditions are met.

  • A replacement must be available from our wait list or you must find a replacement.
  • A written request must be received two weeks in advance of the camp week.
  • Each request must state the reason for the withdrawal.
  • These may be e-mailed to registration@jocogov.org or faxed to (913) 831-6336.  No phone requests.
  • Each canceled week is subject to a $15 processing fee to be deducted from the refund amount.  Please allow two to three weeks to receive any refunds. 

 Nature & Science: Spring Break Adventure Camp Options

Group of kids at a climbing wallCome explore wild areas, find long forgotten trails, and learn the secrets of survival.  We will go canoeing, fishing, participate in team building and zip line at the challenge course at TimberRidge Adventure Center. Participants will need to bring a backpack with a nutritious sack lunch, water bottle, and comfortable all-weather clothing. The last day of camp we will have a cook out. Spring Break Adventures Camp will meet every morning at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Programmed activities will begin at 9 am and conclude at 4 pm. For the convenience of working parents, supervision will be provided from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Activities may vary due to weather conditions. Parents will receive a letter describing camp activities, a supply list, and a medical form which must be completed and returned one week prior to camp. Enrollment is limited to 13 campers. For more information call (913) 826-2804. Camp fees are non-refundable.

5 - 7 hr. sessions - $153 / $169 nonresidents 

7827  Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/15  M-F  7:30 am - 5:30 pm    Olathe Spring Break

7828  Ernie Miller Nature Center 4/5  M-F  7:30 am - 5:30 pm      SMSD Spring Break

3 - 7 hr. sessions - $108 / $118 nonresidents 

7829  TimberRidge Adventure Center 3/24  W-F  7:30 am - 5:30 pm  DeSoto Spring Break

2021 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

The Digital Camp Guide is available for viewing  on January 18th.  Online Registration opens at 6:00 am on January 25th, 2021.

Nature & Science: Adventure Photography Camp (Ages 12-14)

Kids will participate in a photo scavenger hunt on day 1, and then on day 2 create a photo scavenger hunt for their fellow campers to complete on day 3. Campers need to bring a camera and be prepared to hike around parks and through the woods. Open toe/heel shoes will not be allowed, and participants are encouraged to bring a pair of long pants for hiking. Additional activities may include boating. Participants will meet at TimberRidge Adventure Center. There will be some transportation on a bus. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: Camp meets 9 am - 3 pm. There is no before and after care provided for this camp.

3 - 6 hr. sessions - $142 / $156 nonresidents

8644  TimberRidge Adventure Center     05/25     T-Th     9 am - 3 pm


Nature & Science: Biking Camp (Ages 12-14)

Experience biking trails with us! Campers will spend time riding trails at different locations along the Mill Creek Streamway Park in the mornings and swimming and boating in the afternoons. Participants will meet at Shawnee Mission Park Shelter #12.  Campers will learn about bike maintenance and care from a Park Police Bike Patrol Officer.  Each participant will need to bring a helmet and their own bike in good working condition. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See page ?? for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: Camp meets 9 am - 3 pm. There is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 12 campers.

3 - 6 hr. sessions - $149 / $164 nonresidents

8724  Shawnee Mission Park     07/07     W-F     9 am - 3 pm

Nature & Science: Climbing & Rappelling Camp (Ages 12-14)

Kid on a climbing wall

Experience climbing and rappelling on our 40ft tower. Learn how to tie knots, belay, and team belay. This instructional camp will focus on learning the skills needed for climbing and rappelling. We will swim and canoe in the afternoons. Each participant will need a health and liability form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Campers must be 12 years old by the first day of camp due to the high-risk nature of this camp. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center and drive in a bus to TimberRidge Adventure Center. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: Camp meets 9 am - 4 pm. There is no before and after care provided for this camp.

4 - 7 hr. sessions - $159 / $175 nonresidents

8651  Ernie Miller Nature Center            06/21      M-Th    9 am - 4 pm

8654  Ernie Miller Nature Center            06/28      M-Th    9 am - 4 pm


Nature & Science: Fishing & Boating Camp (Ages 11-13)

Kids on Fishing DockDo you enjoy fishing? Join us and meet new fishing buddies. We will fish at TimberRidge Adventure Center and other JCPRD lakes. Participants will be introduced to canoeing and have access to pedal boats and kayaks. Campers will also learn about different baits, identifying fish, and hopefully catch lots of fish! Please provide your own pole and tackle. Campers will swim, but the majority of activities will be fishing and canoeing. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. Note: there is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 13 campers.

4 - 6 hr. sessions - $145 / $159 nonresidents 

8721 Ernie Miller Nature Center            06/14      M-Th    9 am - 3 pm

8722 Ernie Miller Nature Center            07/12      M-Th    9 am - 3 pm


Nature & Science: Outdoor Adventures Camp (Ages 11-13)

Experience four days of Outdoor Adventures with us! Campers will spend time learning outdoor skills: archery, bb guns, canoeing, fishing, swimming, climbing, and zip line. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center and drive in a bus to TimberRidge Adventure Center. Each participant will need a health and liability form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: Camp meets 9 am - 3 pm. There is no before and after care provided for this camp.

4 - 6 hr. sessions - $159 / $175 nonresidents

8723 Ernie Miller Nature Center            07/19      M-Th    9 am - 3 pm