Outdoor Summer Camps

We are working with school districts to determine how we can serve our families in light of the most recent updates from the Governor.  Please check back for updates!


We have added an additional week of summer camp at our Antioch Park locations the week of Aug. 3-7.  Registration will open on Monday, July 20th at 6am.  Space will be limited to 45 campers at each location.

Camp Locations:

**Antioch Park Shelter 3 (6-7 years old)

** Antioch Park Shelter 2 (8-10 years old)

**Crossroads (Antioch Park Shelter 1) (11-14 years old)

Registration is open NOW!

Johnson County Park and Recreation District hosts a variety of summer camps that are available throughout the county at parks, schools and in community recreation facilities. All camps are fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and are staffed by qualified, energetic and caring directors and counselors. Campers will develop health and happiness through safe, diverse, and character building experiences.

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Summer Escapades

Beat the summer slump, and have a breakout year at Summer Escapades. Campers will build their character through safe and diverse activities, discovering new skills and interests, making new friends, and connecting with their community.


Crossroads offers a different way for pre-teens to experience summer. At this outdoor program, campers stay active with diverse field trips, sports and recreation, community service projects, swimming, and more.

L.E.A.D. Camp

L.E.A.D. Camp builds the character of young leaders through career and education exploration, community service and stewardship, and engaging recreation activities.

Camp ScholarshipsKids prepping to shoot off a rocket

Scholarships may be available for qualifying families through Community Development Block Grant funding. Please contact Jennifer for additional information.  

Transfer Requests

All transfer requests must be submitted in writing a minimum of two weeks prior to the week of camp.  Transfer requests should be submitted to Amber Sherwood.

Registration Process

Please complete the following steps to register your child for an Outdoor Summer Camp.  Steps must be completed for EACH CHILD enrolling.  If you would like personal assistance with Registration, please visit us at Antioch Park at 6501 Antioch Rd. Merriam, KS.

1.  Register HERE 

  • Once you click on the register here you will find our Just For Fun Summer Escapades, Crossroads, and LEAD camps under the Youth Camp section.

2.  Youth Camp Forms

  • Additional Required Forms for each child need to be completed two weeks before they will be attending camp.  Please follow the directions at the top of the form and click the submit button.  Forms will be emailed to PRK-YouthForms@jocogov.org.

3.  Medication Authorization Form (Only needed if your child will take medication during camp hours.  Please complete and bring with you on the first day of camp with the medications.)

4.  Call the Registration Office (913.831.3359) if you have any additional questions.  

COVID-19 Summer Camp Addendum:

Mandatory Quarantine:  Fees will be prorated if child is diagnosed with Covid-19 or is required to quarantine.  A physician’s note mandating quarantine will be required.

Facility Closure:  Fees will be prorated/refunded if program/camp is closed due to illness, state or local mandates.