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Children Services Outdoor Summer Camps
Entering Grades 6th - 9th

L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development)

Camps are from June 4 - August 3

Welcome to L.E.A.D. Summer Camp! - Monday - Friday, 7am – 6pm
Do more this summer! L.E.A.D. Camp builds the character of young leaders through career and education exploration, community service and stewardship, and engaging recreation activities. For youth entering grades 6-9, L.E.A.D. Camp offers a summer of friendships, new experiences, and exciting challenges. Each one week session, campers will be able to select their own schedule from a variety of diverse activities, putting them in charge of their summer. Through leadership education and service learning, life skills, arts, sports and recreation opportunities, and more, L.E.A.D. campers have the potential to make a difference in the community and themselves.

New: Pool and Recreation fees now included!

L.E.A.D. Camp Locations
Mid-America West Sports Complex - Okun Fieldhouse
20200 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66218

Wheatridge Middle School - 318 East Washington St., Gardner, KS 66030

L.E.A.D Summer Camp Registration
Enrollment is Limited - Early registration is encouraged. Full payment is due upon registration.

Ways to Register:

1. Online: Click on the green button below to begin the registration process.

Note: The second child discount is unavailable online. You may register and then email for the second child amendment and refund.

2. Walk-in: Registration, Bldg. D, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.
3. Mail: Mail in the Registration Form to JCPRD Registration, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS 66202.
4. Fax: Download and complete the Registration Form and fax to (913) 831-6336.
After Camp Registration:
Click Here to complete & submit camper paperwork.

L.E.A.D Summer Camp Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation will be on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30pm at the camp location.

Please contact our program staff if you were
unable to attend the program orientation

L.E.A.D. Summer Camp
Camp Policies:
2018 JCPRD L.E.A.D. Summer Camp Policy Statement [PDF]
Camp Scholarships
Scholarships may be available for qualifying families through Community Development Block Grant funding. For more information, please contact (913) 826-3014.
Camp Sunscreen:
Families are asked to contribute one large bottle of sunscreen per week, SPF 50 or greater, for each participant during the summer. Waterproof, lotion sunscreen is preferred. These bottles are stored securely by the program staff, and used by all participants throughout the summer. Please inform program staff if your camp participant has allergies requiring specific sunscreen. Participants will apply sunscreen regularly throughout each camp day, administered by program staff or under their supervision.
Camp Transfers: FEE $15
All transfer requests must be submitted in writing a minimum of two weeks prior to the week of camp either by email to or by fax to (913) 831-3311 and are subject to a $15 processing fee. ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Camps are not prorated for holidays, sick days, early pick-ups, late drop offs or suspensions.

Inclement Weather Changes:
Extreme weather conditions may occasionally require the changing and/or canceling of some outdoor camp activities. Programs will communicate changes to the schedule, due to weather, through postings at the site, on the camp cell-phone message, and through Twitter. Parents may contact the program cell-phone, as well as follow outdoor camps on Twitter to find changes to the camp and weather plans.

You can also follow the camps on Twitter for activities highlights and inclement weather updates. You do not need a Twitter account to follow the programs.


(FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions:
For additional answers and information, view our FAQ page.

Please contact us at (913) 831-3355 or

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