TimberRidge Summer Camp Programs

2019 Spring & Summer Camp Schedule

Spring Break Adventure Camp

Group of kids at a climbing wallCome explore wild areas, find long forgotten trails, and learn the secrets of survival.  We will go canoeing, fishing, participate in team building and zip line at the challenge course at TimberRidge Adventure Center. Participants will need to bring a backpack with a nutritious sack lunch, water bottle, and comfortable all-weather clothing. The last day of camp we will have a cook out. Spring Break Adventures Camp will meet every morning at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Programmed activities will begin at 9 am and conclude at 4 pm. For the convenience of working parents, supervision will be provided from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Activities may vary due to weather conditions. Parents will receive a letter describing camp activities, a supply list, and a medical form which must be completed and returned one week prior to camp. Enrollment is limited to 13 campers. For more information call (913) 826-2804. Camp fees are non-refundable. 

5 - 7 hr. sessions - $144 / $158 nonresidents 

  • 15460      Ernie Miller Nature Center            3/11   M-F      7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Photography Camp

kids with cameras at zooDo you love to take pictures and want to learn more about photography? Learn about nature photography with us and meet new friends with the same passion. Camp includes classroom-style instruction on camera basics and practical tips for nature photography. Campers go on daily adventures to practice skills in the field. Trips include: TimberRidge Adventure Center, Overland Park Arboretum, and the Kansas City Zoo. Camp concludes with a photo exhibit; parents are invited to attend and view the best of campers’ photos on display at Ernie Miller Nature Center. Participants must bring their own digital cameras for use during all activities. Other activities during camp may include boating, swimming, and nature hikes. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See page ?? for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: There is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers.

4 - 6 hr. sessions - $149 / $163 nonresidents

  • 17564      Ernie Miller Nature Center            5/28   T-F      9 am - 4 pm

Fishing and Canoeing Camp - 2 sessionsKids on dock with a fish

Do you enjoy fishing? Join us and meet new fishing buddies. We will fish at TimberRidge Adventure Center and other JCPRD lakes. Participants will be introduced to canoeing with the ACA Quickstart program by a certified ACA canoe instructor. Campers will also learn about different baits, identifying fish, and hopefully catch lots of fish! Please provide your own pole and tackle. Campers will swim, but the majority of activities will be fishing and canoeing. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See page ?? for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: there is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 13 campers.

4 - 6 hr. sessions - $135 / $148 nonresidents 

  • 17552      Ernie Miller Nature Center            6/3     M-Th   9 am - 3 pm
  • 17553      Ernie Miller Nature Center            6/10   M-Th  9 am - 3 pm

Climbing and Rappelling Camp - 2 Sessions

Experience the 40 ft. tower climbing up and rappelling down. Learn how to tie knots, Group of kids at a climbing wallbelay, and team belay. This instructional camp will focus on learning the skills needed for climbing and rappelling. We will swim and canoe in the afternoons. Each participant will need a health and liability form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Campers must be 12 years old by the first day of camp due to the high-risk nature of this camp. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See page ?? for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: there is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 24 campers.

4 - 7 hr. sessions - $149 / $163 nonresidents                       

  • 17548      Ernie Miller Nature Center        6/17       M-Th  9 am - 4 pm
  • 17549      Ernie Miller Nature Center        6/24       M-Th  9 am - 4 pm


Bike Camp (Ages 12-15)

Group of kids on bikes in front of a truck and trailerExperience biking trails with us! Campers will spend time riding trails at different locations along the Mill Creek Streamway Park in the mornings and swimming, and boating in the afternoons. Participants will meet at Shawnee Mission Park Shelter #12. Campers will also learn about bike maintenance and care from a Park Police Bike Patrol Officer. Each participant will need to bring their own bike and helmet. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See page ?? for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: there is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 12 campers.

4 - 6 hr. sessions - $160 / $175 nonresidents

  • 17547      Shawnee Mission Park             7/8         M-Th    9 am - 3 pm


Outdoor Adventures Camp (Ages 11-13)- 2 sessions

Experience four days of Outdoor Adventures with us! Campers will spend time learning outdoor skills: archery, bb guns, canoeing, fishing, swimming, climbing, and zip line. Participants will meet at Ernie Miller Nature Center. Each participant will need a health and liability form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See page ?? for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: there is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 14 campers.

4 - 6 hr. sessions - $149 / $163 nonresidents

  • 17563      Ernie Miller Nature Center            7/15   M-Th 9 am - 3 pm
  • 17613      Ernie Miller Nature Center            7/22   M-Th 9 am - 3 pm