Youth Day Camp General Information

Welcome to JC Parks Youth Day Camps!

We cannot wait for you to be a part of our camp family. Health, safety and fun are our top priority. We will send you an email the week before camp starts with all of the details and guidelines, but here are a few policies that we have for our day camp programs:

We require a parent, guardian, or other designated individual to personally check each camper into and out of our day camp with a staff member each day. Please do not drop off your child in the morning or have your child meet you outside the camp or pool. We will not allow your child to leave without someone coming in to get him or her.

Please know that our camps are drug, alcohol and tobacco free zones. City policy prohibits us from holding or dispensing any prescription or over-the-counter medication either internally or externally. Our first aid policy only allows us to insure breathing, control bleeding and swelling. We cannot administer any medicine, either internal or external, under any circumstances. This includes salves, topical ointments, sting-ease, pain reliever, anti-ivy. We are permitted to assist your child in applying sun screen or insect repellant that he or she brings. In the unlikely event that your child is injured, we will contact you immediately with the details and asking for your guidance on further care, if needed.

Helpful Links
  1. Need help completing your ePACT On-Line Medical Form?
  2. JC Parks Camp Guidelines Summer 2024
  3. Camp Chart by Week 2024
  4. All campers are required to have a clear backpack for all camps with exception to Camp Frost.
Day Camp Pre-Registration

Everyone must pay the $17 camp pre-registration fee before they can register for any day camp.  This pre-registration is NOW open.  This is a one-time fee that covers the camper’s t-shirt and ePACT medical form (form will be e-mailed after you complete this registration).  Everyone will be contacted by e-mail regarding pick-up information.

The Pre-Registration is good for all JC Parks youth day camps between November 1, 2023 – October 31, 2024.

Day Camp Registration

Returning in 2024! We made a few changes last year to the registration process and will be offering it the same way this year.

  1. Anyone registering for a JC Parks youth day camp between November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2023, must register and pay for the camper pre-registration by March 6, 2024. We strongly encourage everyone to do this through our on-line registration so you are familiar with our system before you go to register for actual summer camps.
  2. Summer Camp Registration will be ON-LINE ONLY from March 11-31, 2024.
  3. Returning Camper Registration: March 11 – 13, 2024
  4. Open Registration: starts March 14, 2024.
  5. If you have any trouble with on-line registration, please call our front desk at 573-634-6482.

IMPORTANT: We will take walk-in registrations for anyone that does not have access to a computer.  We WILL NOT be taking any camp registrations over the phone as we have done in previous years.

Need Assistance Paying for Camp?
  • Option 1: JC Parks Youth Day Camps have a contract with the State of Missouri Subsidy program to provide state childcare assistance to eligible families. All families must pay a portion of the Camp Fees, based on the sliding scale determined by the Department of Social Services (DSS) Family Support Division (FSD).
  • Option 2: (JC Parks Scholarship)  Please stop by the Linc or download the application here.
    • All new scholarship applicants must apply for state assistance in order to receive scholarship assistance. If the state denies aid, this does not mean that the family is ineligible for our scholarship program
  • Option 3: (Deferred payment plan) Just pay a $25 deposit  per week per camp at the time of registration and pay the balance for all June camps by Monday, May 31; July camps by June 30; and August camps by July 31. Those using the deferred payment plan must sign an agreement at The Linc front desk (special registration will need to be taken for this).
2024 Summer Day Camp General Information
  • Everyone must pay the $17 camp pre-registration fee before they can register for any day camp.  This pre-registration is NOW open.  This is a one-time fee that covers the camper’s t-shirt, and ePACT medical form (form will be e-mailed after you complete this registration).
  • Camper medical information must be submitted online before you can register for any day camp.
  • In-house camp theme: Worldly Adventures
  • In-House (staffed, programmed and managed by JC Parks) Camps:  Aqua Adventure Camp, Binder Adventure Camp, Camp Green Berry, Camp Frost, Camp Out N About, Little Picassos, Camp Global, Camp Oakley, and Camp Wokka Wokka.
  • All in-house camps are offered in one-week sessions.  We ask that you limit your registration to a total of four weeks per camp.
  • Please provide your child’s lunch/drink in a small cooler, as refrigeration is not available.
  • Parents are responsible for transportation to Ellis-Porter Riverside, Memorial Park, McClung Park, The Linc, North Jeff City, Green Berry Acres and Washington Park.
  • Most camp registrations include daily public session swim/ice skating and field trips.
  • Program registrations received after 5:00 pm on the designated deadline date are not guaranteed placement in camp. Fees will increase for those allowed to register after the deadline if space is available.
What's New for 2024?


  • Spring Break Day Camp is Back!
    • March 25-29, 2024
    • March 28, 29, April 1, and/or 2, 2024
  • Attending summer school but need to send your child(ren) to camp on Fridays?  Please contact Angie Toebben for more information.
  • NEW CAMP! Camp Oakley will be available in July and August and will be housed in North Jefferson City Recreation Area.
  • Camp Frost: Camp Frost will no longer have a swim day – they will ice skate every afternoon.


  • We are currently working with an organization to offer camps on the weeks that we cannot offer all of our camps. Please check back.
What to Wear/Bring
  1. Have your child eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. We plan on lots of hard play!
  2. Campers must wear play clothes and tennis shoes and bring a swim suit.
  3. Campers must bring their own lunch every day. We suggest that lunches be brought in coolers since we are unable to provide refrigeration. We recommend that sodas not be brought to camp and sodas will not be available for sale. Do not bring glass containers of any kind to camp.
  4. Campers must bring and wear sunscreen and bug spray.
  5. Lunches, jackets, sunscreen, etc. must be marked with camper’s name.
  6. No electronics, radios or music players will be allowed at camp.
  7. To maintain our proper counselor/camper ratio, campers are not allowed to bring a friend to camp who is not enrolled in our program.
  8. Since we cannot be held responsible for lost valuables, we ask that campers not bring phones, any jewelry, watches, pocket knives or other valuables to camp.
  9. As many camps go swimming every afternoon, and we require clear bags for entry to the pool, all campers must have all of their items in an approved clear bag.