2020 Summer Escapades

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)


We are thrilled to reach out to you today to let you know that we fully anticipate our Outdoor Camps opening on time!  So much has changed since you registered - we want to give you a brief overview of a few of those changes:

·        Most camp capacities have been reduced in size, and will increase as our community successfully manages each phases of reopening. 

·        Stoll Park may be utilizing an additional park shelter, which may alter your drop off/pick up location.

·        Children will remain in the same groups with same staff each day whenever possible.

·        Swimming and other Field Trips have been cancelled, at least initially.  Some pools will not be opening at all, and others may be opening late.  Other field trips remain a concern due to social distancing, both at the field trip destination and during transport.  Bussing will still be used for transportation to inclement weather locations, and on-site activities and entertainment will keep your children busy all summer.  

·        Staff will be encouraged to wear masks when participating in group activities with children where they are in close proximity.  Masks may not be worn when participating in more physical activities in the heat where it could limit the staff member’s ability to breath freely or otherwise affect their health.

·        Parents will be asked to check in and out at a location that is distanced from the camp (i.e. parking lot).  A staff member will meet you each morning todo a brief wellness check with your child (including a temperature check)before you leave.  We will be restricting non-essential visitors to the camps & shelters and maintaining a log of anyone who enters the camp.  

·        Staff will encourage frequent and proper hand washing and will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout the day.

Summer Camp FUN

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. Each outdoor camp session features field trips, swimming, sports and fitness activities, arts and crafts, community service, nature exploration, and more.

Parent Orientation

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  • Camp Duration: 9 or 10 1-week camps
    • 9-Week Camps Start: June 1, 2020
    • 10-Week Camps Start: May 25, 2020
  • Camp Cost:
    • First child: $122 per week ($134 per week nonresidents)
    • Two or more children (same family/week)
    • Second child: $110 per week ($121 per week nonresidents)
  • Camp Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Weather Note: Extreme weather conditions may occasionally require the changing and/or canceling of some outdoor camp activities

Camp Locations, Shelter & Ages

9-Week Camps Begin June 1, 2020

  • Antioch Park
    • 6501 Antioch Road
      Merriam, KS 66202
    • Shelter 2 - Ages 8 to 10
    • Shelter 3 - Ages 5* to 7
  • Harmon Park
    • 7727 Delmar4 girls holding slime while a boy holds his hands up in the air behind themPrairie Village, KS 66208
    • Ages 5* to 10
  • Heritage Park
    • 16050 Pflumm Road
      Olathe, KS 66062
    • Shelter 3 - Ages 5* to 8
    • Shelter 7 - Ages 9 to 12
  • Big Bull Creek (Coming this summer)
    • 20425 Road
      Edgerton, KS 66021
    • Ages 5* to 10

*5-year-olds must have proof of kindergarten completion.

10-Week Camps Begin May 25, 2020

  • Shawnee Mission Park
    • 7900 Renner Road
      Shawnee, KS 66219
    • Shelter 10 - Ages 5* to 8
    • Shelter 8 - Ages 9 to 12
  • Thomas S. Stoll Park
    • 12500 W 119th Street
      Overland Park, KS 66210
    • Ages 5* to 10

*5-year-olds must have proof of kindergarten completion.

COVID-19Summer 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. 

Prepare for Camp Documents

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 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.