• COVID-19 Update: The Government Center Closed Effective March 20. The Pointe Closed Effective March 17. Municipal Court Dates (March 24 & April 14) Are Postponed.

Summer Camps

 

Mission

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. 

No Cape Required: 2020

Camp registration is now open!

View the 2020 Ballwin Summer Camp Guide digitally, pick up a copy at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, or scroll through the camp options listed below. View all camps and get registered today!

 

Contact Us

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
Dan Eastham (Recreation Manager)  (636) 207-2357
Terri Johnson (Inclusion Coordinator) (314) 835-6157  


Parent Communication

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 Dan Eastham at  or (636) 207-2357.

Childcare tax identification number— 43-6014914

Camp Policies

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.

Inclement Weather

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.

Waitlist

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

# 43-6014914

Refund Requests

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 refunds are available one week prior to the start of the camp week. Transfers will be granted based on camp availability.

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. Refunds will not be granted for children who are asked to leave camp for violating camp policies. 

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.

Scholarship Fund

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 Recreation Manager Dan Eastham at (636) 207-2357.

Dress Code

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. 

FAQs

What should I bring to camp?

All campers should bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle. Campers should also bring sunscreen, bug repellent, a towel, swimsuit and closed toe shoes. For Camp Little Feet, please send a complete change of clothes.

Can I find info about camp online?

Yes. You can register online here 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.

Do I need to send my camper with a sack lunch?

Yes, please send your camper with a non-perishable lunch daily including a drink. Remember it can be hot at camp, so package it appropriately. Please do not send anything packaged in glass.

How will I know what group my camper is in?

We will be dividing groups by age: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-13. 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 6:1 for Camp Little Feet and 10:1 for all other camps.

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 Recreation Manager Dan Eastham at or (636) 207-2357.

...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.

...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 .