Summer Camps

Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2021 will run from May 20th until August 20th, 2021 (pending the start date of Ozark R-VI schools). 

For Summer Camp 2020 families seeking a tax receipt, email

Online Registration Instructions

For information regarding Holiday and Spring Break Camps, please see the "Youth Programs" tab, or click HERE.

Ozark Parks & Recreation Dept. offers 4 full-time summer day camps.

Campers meet at the Finley River Park, daily Monday - Friday, at 7am (or anytime thereafter, parents will have to meet the campers where they are at); pick-up @ Finley River Park between 4:30 pm to 6pm.
Each camp has a different activity schedule, which includes field trips, swimming, visits to The OC, and other locations in a 30-mile radius. These can all be found in the tabs below.

The camps begin the day after Ozark Schools are out for the summer, and run through the day before Ozark schools resume in August. Our registration is a full summer commitment, however, if you are interested in a partial summer, we can add your name to a wait list and will contact you if a space becomes available.

Grade Breakdown of Various Camps

Let’s Play Camp - Finishing K through finishing 2ndGreat Adventure - Finishing 3rd through finishing 6th
Middle School Camp - Finishing 7th through 8thCamper in Transition/Counselor in Training - Finishing 9th and 10th

Please note - Maximum capacity for Let’s Play and Great Adventure Camp is 140 campers, so early registration is a must. There is a maximum number of part-time, or 3 day per week, options available, and these are given on registration day on a "first come, first serve" basis. Campers who wish to have a 3 day per week option can register for the 5 day per week option, and be put on a list to switch as a part time option become available.

Let’s Play Camp will be divided into two "units", and will be ran as different Camps. Let’s Play Unit 1 and Unit 2 will have completely different schedules, and operate on different buses. The same is true for Great Adventure Unit 1 and Unit 2. If you wish for your child to be with their friend, please note that on your registration packet. Units will be put together primarily based on age (when building Let’s Play Camp Unit 1, we will place primarily K and 1, whereas Unit 2 may have more 1st and 2nd grade).

Summer Camp 2021 Schedules - We are currently programming an amazing summer for your child! Daily Schedules are available in the Camp Descriptions below.

  1. Let's Play Camp
  2. Great Adventure
  3. Middle School Camp
  4. CIT

This camp offers our beginning & youngest campers, finishing K – 2nd grade, a fun and safe camp experience, as they enjoy a new "theme" each week. Lots of swimming, crafts, games, at least 2-3 field trips per week, and wonderful interaction with our super camp counselors allow these campers to have a very positive camp experience. Field trips for this group include bowling, skating, the zoo, movie theaters, and more! This Camp allows kids to get a taste of the adventure we offer here at The OC, and to make lots of new friends!

Grades:  Finishing K - 2nd grade
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
Location: Finley River Park & The OC
Cost: 5 days/week - $125/week; Annual OC Family Members - $115/week
           3 days/week - $105/week; Annual OC Family Members - $90/week

Below are links to our daily activity schedules - a finalized version will be sent out at the start of Summer, with "minute by minute" schedules emailed out to parents the Friday prior to each week beginning.

Let's Play Camp 1 Schedule

Let's Play Camp 2 Schedule

Questions:  (417)581-7002, ext. 2005 or

Campers must bring: Sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, & a smile!