2023 Ballwin Summer Camps are almost here!
At Ballwin Summer Camps it is our mission to provide campers with an unforgettably fun summer experience while ensuring safety, introducing new friends, encouraging physical activity, and promoting responsibility.
CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2023 AT 12:01 A.M. FOR VIP AND/OR RESIDENTS.
All others may register starting February 15, 2023.
View the 2023 Ballwin Summer Camp Guide digitally, pick up a copy at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, or scroll through all camp options listed here.
Ballwin's Parks and Recreation staff is here to answer your camp questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
|The Pointe at Ballwin Commons||(636) 227-8950|
|North Pointe Aquatic Center||(636) 227-2981|
|Camp Cell Phone||(314) 581-2806|
|Camp Director||(636) 227-8950|
|Terri Johnson (Inclusion Coordinator) ||(314) 835-6157 |
Each week, an email will be sent to parents with information about camp, reminders about what to bring, and more. If you don’t receive this email please contact the Camp Director at or (636) 227-8950.
Childcare tax identification number— 43-6014914
In Case of Emergency
If there is an emergency and you need to get ahold of your child or if you want to pick him or her up early, please call the camp cell phone at (314) 581-2806. The Camp Director will help you get in touch with your child.
City of Ballwin Code of Conduct
The Ballwin Parks and Recreation Department strives to create an atmosphere of respect and courtesy. Appropriate behavior and treatment of others is expected of all department employees, patrons and participants. Physical, mental, verbal or emotional abuse will not be tolerated by anyone visiting a facility or participating in an activity sponsored by the department. Any person acting inappropriately or disrespectfully may be subject to a revocation of the privilege of using department facilities or participating in department activities or programs for a period of time (including a permanent ban) as determined by staff based on the circumstances of a specific incident.
Ballwin Summer Camp is an outdoor based camp. In the case of inclement weather camps will be moved inside The Pointe or The Ballwin Golf Course. In the case of high temperatures, camp will adapt a schedule of light activities and water games.
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When a camp reaches the maximum capacity, you may request to be added to the waiting list at no charge. If a spot becomes available, the list will be used to fill the vacant spot and payment will be collected at that time.
Childcare Tax Identification
A full refund will be made to all registrants if a camp is canceled. A refund will be granted if written cancellation is received at least one week prior to the start of camp less a $15 fee. No other options will be eligible for refund. Transfers will be granted based on availability, but not guaranteed.
A pro-rated refund will be made to any registrant who cancels due to a health reason after a confirmation has been received from their health care provider less a $5 service fee. If requesting a refund due to illness, a written request accompanied by the physician’s statement must be received no later than seven (7) days after seeking medical treatment.
Lost and Found
At the end of each day counselors will bring any items left by campers to The Pointe or North Pointe and hold them for one week. When you drop your child off the next morning please ask a counselor to look through the lost and found.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance or would like to contribute to the fund to help more families afford summer camp, please visit our scholarship page.
Things to Leave at Home
Electronics, games, trading cards, weapons, irreplaceable items and flip flops.
Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures
Please double check campers have their lunch, water bottle, appropriate shoes and clothing, and sunscreen.
Since some camps serve a large range of ages, campers will be divided into smaller sections based on their age. Counselors will greet you each morning and get your child checked in and placed into his or her group. When you register, you will have the opportunity to indicate who is allowed to pick up your camper at the end of the day. For campers’ safety, counselors will only allow children to go home with someone who is on the safe pick up list. A photo ID is also required to check your child out of camp. If you would like to add someone to the safe pick up list, please contact the Camp Director at 636.227.8950.
This year, camps run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Many, but not all, camps offer extended hours with the Club AM/Club PM option. Club AM runs from 7 - 9 a.m. Club PM runs 4 - 6 p.m. Fee: VIP $25, Reg $30/week/child.
Please dress campers in casual clothing and tennis shoes and do not allow them to wear sandals or Crocs. It is very likely the campers will get dirty or accumulate grass stains at camp. Please do not allow them to wear valuable items that could be stained, damaged or lost. Campers will not be able to participate in daily activities in any shoes but tennis shoes.
What should I bring to camp?
All campers MUST bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, sunscreen, a swimsuit, a towel and must wear closed-toed shoes.
Can I find info about camp online?
Yes. You can register online here (starting February 1, 2023 for VIP/Residents, February 15, 2023 for everyone else) and find camp information, dates, times, cost, and this guide under the Parks and Recreation Department.
Do all campers have to be potty trained?
Yes, all campers are required to be fully potty trained before beginning camp.
What do campers do for lunch?
All campers must bring a non-perishable lunch daily, including a morning snack and drink. This is an outdoor camp, so package it appropriately to ensure the heat does not affect the food. No glass permitted.
How will I know what group my camper is in?
We will be dividing groups by age: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11 - 14. Signs will be displayed at check in to direct campers to their age-specific group.
What is the camper to counselor ratio?
To ensure all children are properly supervised we maintain a camper to counselor ratio of 8:1 for campers age 5-6 and 9:1 for campers age 7-14.
My child wants to purchase something from the North Pointe concessions stand, do I need to send cash?
You can load a key fob with “Ballwin Bucks.” This is a great alternative to cash and can be purchased at The Pointe or North Pointe.
Who do I contact if...
...There is an issue with registration, I need a refund or to transfer a registration?
For all registration issues please contact the Camp Director at or (636) 227-8950.
...I need to add someone to a pick up list, speak with the Camp Director or arrange a late drop-off or early pick up.
For all day-to-day issues you can speak with the Camp Director at drop off or pick up. You can also call the camp cell phone at (314) 581-2806. This phone will be available camp days from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. This year, camps run from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can drop off anytime between 7 - 9 a.m. (if dropping off after 9 a.m., you will need to call the camp phone to make arrangements). Many, but not all, camps offer extended hours with the Club AM/Club PM option. Club AM runs from 7 - 9 a.m. Club PM runs 4 - 6 p.m. Fee: VIP $25, Reg $30/week/child.
...I need to speak to someone about medication, disability or securing an inclusion support staff.
For all questions related to inclusion services please contact Inclusion Coordinator Terri Johnson at (314) 835-6157 or email her at .