Summer may seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it and now is the time to start planning for summer camp!
Before the end of the day on Monday, Jan. 21, you’ll be able to find a digital version of our 2019 Summer Camp Guide and everything you need to know to plan a picture perfect summer at www.jcprd.com. Printed copies of the guide will also be available the week of Jan. 28 at all JCPRD facilities and Johnson County libraries.
Registrations for camps will begin on Monday, Jan. 28. Online registration begins at 6 a.m., and in-person registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the JCPRD registration office located in Building D in Antioch Park at 6501 Antioch Road in Merriam.
Camp registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Many camps fill quickly, so don’t delay or you may find your first choices unavailable.
In all, more than 75 camp programs are referenced in this year’s guide, including camps for ages three through 18. Camps range from full-day programs to partial-day programs serving a variety of interests. Most full-day camps offer weekly sessions with start dates from June 3 through July 29, while other camps begin throughout the summer. This year’s camps take place at locations throughout Johnson County. For the convenience of working parents, most full-day programs provide supervision and self-directed activities from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For kids, JCPRD camps offer an opportunity to learn about topics they’re interested in without tests or boring lectures. Areas of emphasis include: recreation, arts and crafts, nature and environment, computers, sports, leadership development, science, field trips, theater, and dance. New camp offerings this year include: Paw Patrol™ Academy, Go Dog Go! Pre-K Performance Camp, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Creative Drama Camp, Magic of Wizards using LEGO®, : Ninjaneering using LEGO®, Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System, Application Design Camp, Cartoon Creators Camp, Entrepreneurial Game Development Camp, Gaming and Coding Camp, Graphic Design Camp, iMobile Game Design Camp, Studio-Programming and Game Development Camp, Young Engineers Camp, Hogwarts™ Academy, Scene Study Studio Camp, Theatre in the Park Summer Academy - Madagascar JR Summer Academy, Theatre in the Park Summer Academy - Once on This Island JR, Theatre in the Park Summer Academy - Thoroughly Modern Millie JR, Fortnite™ Dance Academy, Broadway Belters Camp, Theater for Young Audiences Playwriting Development Lab, History Geek Camp, Junior Curator Camp, and Adulting 101 for Young Ladies Camp.
Several additional summer sports camps will be listed in our May through August My JCPRD Activities Catalog, due out the week of March 25.
JCPRD camps offer parents the comfort of knowing their kids are in a safe, well-supervised, and fun-filled environment. There’s also an emphasis on encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.
All district camp programs fully comply with Kansas Department of Health & Environment requirements. Camp directors possess extensive experience with children and in their specialized areas of expertise.
For specific information on JCPRD summer camps, including schedules, costs, and locations, please consult the district’s website at www.jcprd.com or the JCPRD Summer Camp Guide. Keep in mind that camp fees are nonrefundable and most camps do not accept registrations by phone. For more information, call (913) 831-3359.