Child Care and Camps


  1. Afternoon Kids Club
  2. Kids Zone
  3. Kids Night In
  4. Snow Day Off


This program runs from August 23, 2021 - May 24, 2022.

  • For Grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade
  • Transportation is provided to The OC daily Monday - Friday
  • Program includes  swimming, gym games, crafts, and snacks, and more!
  • Cost is $130 per month; or $110 per month for those with Annual Family Memberships to The OC, with shorter months(August, December, March, May) having their tuition prorated. Pre-Registration is required, with transportation being limited based on school.

 Registration is currently only available only online by clicking here: Online AKC Registration 21-22.   Paper registration will be available May 5th and can be picked up at The OC. A registration packet (online or paper) must be turned in two business days prior to your child's attendance, or after conferring with the director to allow for bus routes to be established for your child. 

For information on 20-21 registration, please contact Hayden Ponsar at 417-581-7002 ext 2005.

Day of the WeekHours 
Monday - Thursday3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday2:30 - 6:00 PM

After-school can be a critical part of your child's development - in Missouri, children in after school programs are taking part in physical activities, getting help with homework, and receiving a health snack and meals. In a growing digital age, we feel it's important that the kids in our care are able to take part in all the above - swimming, running in the gym, and of course, having time to do their homework. Part of our after school philosophy revolves around the family - we strive to be as communicative and collaborative as possible with a child's guardians as we work with them after school. Using tools like ProCare Connect (an app that allows parents to message staff, see sign ins/outs, and more), director conversations at sign in/out, and more, we hope that we meet this mission daily. (For more information about after school programs and their impact, feel free to check out the After School Alliance here.


  1. Summer Camp 2021
  2. Spring Break Camp
  3. Kids Day Off / Holiday Camps

Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2022 will run from May 25th until August 19th, 2022 (pending the start date of Ozark R-VI schools). 

For Summer Camp 2021 families seeking a tax receipt, email

Ozark Parks & Recreation Dept. offers 4 full-time summer day camps

Campers meet at the Finley River Park, daily Monday - Friday, at 7am (or anytime thereafter, parents will have to meet the campers where they are at); pick-up @ Finley River Park between 4:30 pm to 6pm.

Each camp has a different activity schedule, which includes field trips, swimming, visits to The OC, and other locations in a 30-mile radius. These can all be found in the tabs below. The camps begin the day after Ozark Schools are out for the summer, and run through the day before Ozark schools resume in August. Our registration is a full summer commitment, however, if you are interested in a partial summer, we can add your name to a wait list and will contact you if a space becomes available.

Grade Breakdown of Various Camps

Let's Play Camp - Finishing K through Finishing 2ndGreat Adventure - Finishing 3rd through Finishing 6th
Middle School Camp - Finishing 7th through 8thCamper in Transition/Counselor in Training - Finishing 9th and 10th

Please note - Maximum capacity for Let’s Play and Great Adventure Camp is 140 campers, so early registration is a must. There is a maximum number of part-time, or 3 day per week, options available, and these are given on registration day on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Campers who wish to have a 3 day per week option can register for the 5 day per week option, and be put on a list to switch as a part time option become available.

Let’s Play Camp will be divided into two "units," and will be ran as different Camps. Let’s Play Unit 1 and Unit 2 will have completely different schedules, and operate on different buses. The same is true for Great Adventure Unit 1 and Unit 2. If you wish for your child to be with their friend, please note that on your registration packet. Units will be put together primarily based on age (when building Let’s Play Camp Unit 1, we will place primarily K and 1, whereas Unit 2 may have more 1st and 2nd grade).

  1. Let's Play Camp
  2. Great Adventure
  3. Middle School Camp
  4. CIT

This camp offers our beginning & youngest campers, finishing K – 2nd grade, a fun and safe camp experience, as they enjoy a new "theme" each week. Lots of swimming, crafts, games, at least 2-3 field trips per week, and wonderful interaction with our super camp counselors allow these campers to have a very positive camp experience. Field trips for this group include bowling, skating, the zoo, movie theaters, and more! This Camp allows kids to get a taste of the adventure we offer here at The OC, and to make lots of new friends!

Grades:  Finishing K - 2nd grade
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
Location: Finley River Park & The OC
Cost: 5 days/week - $125/week; Annual OC Family Members - $115/week
           3 days/week - $105/week; Annual OC Family Members - $90/week

Below are links to our daily activity schedules - a finalized version will be sent out at the start of Summer, with "minute by minute" schedules emailed out to parents the Friday prior to each week beginning.

Let's Play Camp 1 Schedule

Let's Play Camp 2 Schedule

Camp Registration - 2021

Summer Camp Registration for Summer 2021 is now closed, as our program is full. We look forward to seeing you all in the Summer of 2022!

Registration applications are processed within two business days and at that time, you will know whether your requested program was available. If accepted, You will receive access to our EZFacility self-service portal to pay your deposit online. We require payment within two business days of receiving access to the EZFacility self-service portal. Online, we can only accept major credit or debit cards for payment. To pay by cash or check, you must go to The OC and pay at the front desk. You will also receive an email containing summer camp waivers and other important forms via email shortly after receiving access to the EZFacility self-service portal.

EZFacility Invoice Walkthrough