Child Care and Camps

  1. Afternoon Kids Club
  2. Kids Zone
  3. Kids Night In
  4. Kids Day Off and Snow Day 

Afternoon Kids Club - Come Swim, craft, play, snack, & more with us everyday at The OC! Registration

Date(s): August 21, 2023 - May 23, 2024

Age: Kindergarten - 6th Grade

  • Transportation is provided to The OC Monday - Friday when Ozark schools are in session.
  • The program includes swimming, gym games, crafts, snacks, and more!

2023 - 2024 School year Cost Cost:

Non-Members: $135/ Month

Annual Members: $115/ Month

Shorter months such as August, December, March, and May have their tuition prorated. Pre-registration is required, with transportation being limited based on the school.


 Registration is available online using our Online AKC Registration 23-24.  


Day of the WeekHours 
Monday - Friday3:30PM - 6:00PM

After-school can be a critical part of your child's development - in Missouri, children in after school programs are taking part in physical activities, getting help with homework, and receiving a health snack and meals. In a growing digital age, we feel it's important that the kids in our care are able to take part in all the above - swimming, running in the gym, and of course, having time to do their homework. Part of our after school philosophy revolves around the family - we strive to be as communicative and collaborative as possible with a child's guardians as we work with them after school. Using tools like ProCare Connect (an app that allows parents to message staff, see sign ins/outs, and more), director conversations at sign in/out, and more, we hope that we meet this mission daily. (For more information about after school programs and their impact, feel free to check out the After School Alliance here.


Finley River Camp Website
  1. Summer Camp 2023
  2. Holiday Break Camp
  3. Kids Day Off

Summer Camp 2024 will run from May 24th until the final business day before Ozark Schools resume session (pending the start/end date of Ozark R-VI schools). 


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

Campers meet at the Finley River Park, daily Monday - Friday, from 7:00AM-8:30AM (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

Junior Journeys - Finishing K through Finishing 2ndRiverside Adventures - Finishing 3rd through Finishing 6th
Camp Wild Rush- Finishing 7th through 8thCounselor in Training - Finishing 9th and 10th

Please note - Maximum capacity for Junior Journeys and Riverside Adventures 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. Our camp will have a $20 registration fee, which includes two shirts per child.

Junior Journeys will be divided into two "units," and will be ran as different Camps. Junior Journeys Unit 1 and Unit 2 will have completely different schedules, and operate on different buses. The same is true for Riverside Adventures 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 Junior Journeys Unit 1, we will place primarily K and 1, whereas Unit 2 may have more 1st and 2nd grade).

Summer Camp Programs 

Program choice based upon grade finishing in Spring

  1. Junior Journeys
  2. Riverside Adventure
  3. Camp Wild Rush
  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 - $140/week; Annual OC Family Members - $130/week
           3 days/week - $125/week; Annual OC Family Members - $110/week

Below are links to examples of 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. We do not post current schedules publicly in for the safety of our children. Those will be emailed out upon registration.

Junior Journeys 1 Schedule for 2022 - formerly Let's Play Camp

Junior Journeys 2 Schedule for 2022 - formerly Let's Play Camp

Camp Registration - 2024

Summer Camp Registration will open on Saturday, March 16th at 10AM. Our registration is primarily online. For assistance or accommodations, please email

Registration applications are processed within two business days and at that time, you will know whether your requested program was available. If accepted, You will receive access to your ProCare Connect account to pay your deposit online. We require payment within two business days of receiving access to your ProCare Connect account We can only accept major credit or debit cards for payment.  You will also receive an email containing summer camp waivers and other important forms via email shortly after receiving access to the ProCare Connect portal.