Summer Camps

Nation Games: 2019

Camp registration opens February 1 at 12:01 am. 

View the 2019 Ballwin Summer Camp Guide digitally, pick up a copy at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, or scroll through the camp options listed below. 

 

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. 

Weekly Camps

Day Camp

Mon-Fri, June 3-Aug 2, 9 am - 4 pm

Campers will enjoy a new theme each week, swim at The Pointe’s Indoor Pool Monday-Thursday, go on a field trip each Wednesday, and spend the day at North Pointe on Fridays. Drop off and pickups are at The Pointe pavilion, except Fridays which will be at North Pointe.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150/week
Ages: 5-10
Location: The Pointe

Register for Day Camp

Aqua Camp 

Mon-Fri, June 3-Aug 2, 9 am - 4 pm

This weekly camp is a perfect way to spend your summer: outside, active, and in the water! Aqua Campers are especially encouraged to bring plenty of sun screen and water (sunscreen will not be provided by camp). Both Club AM and Club PM are available options to add on to any week of Aqua Camp.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150/week
Ages: 7-13
Location: North Pointe

Register for Aqua Camp

Camp Little Feet

Mon-Fri, June 3-Aug 2, 9 am - 12:30 pm

Camp Little Feet campers will enjoy making arts and crafts, playing water games and visits from special guests. Children must be fully potty trained. Weekly themes match the themes for Day Camp, but there is no field trip.

Fee: VIP $85, Reg $95/week
Ages: 2-5
Location: The Pointe

Register for Camp Little Feet

The Middle

Mon-Fri, June 3-Aug 2, 9 am - 4 pm

The Middle allows the older campers to enjoy the traditional camp structure with themes, field trips on Wednesdays, and swimming everyday all in a group of friends their age. Drop off and pickup are at The Pointe Monday-Thursday. The Middle will spend Friday at North Pointe Aquatic Center (including drop off and pick up).

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150/week
Ages: 11-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for The Middle

Sports Camps

Cheerleading/Dance Camp

Mon -Fri, June 3-7, 9 am - 4 pm

This camp is designed to give campers an edge in the highly competitive world of cheerleading. Campers will learn tricks, tips and techniques to make them stand out and they’ll learn such skills as partner stunting,
partner building as well as dance choreography and more. Coached by Director of Spirit Programs at Missouri Baptist University, Tess Boyer. Campers will need to bring a non-perishable lunch, water bottle and
comfortable shoes daily.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Cheerleading Camp

Basketball Camp

Mon -Fri, June 10-14, 9 am - 3 pm

Campers will learn how to achieve their basketball goals under the instruction of Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Missouri Baptist University, Samuel Pearson. Coach Pearson played 3 years of Division I basketball at
Tennessee-Martin University and at Southeast Missouri State University. He previously was the assistant coach at Orchard Farm High School in St. Charles, MO. Please bring a water bottle and non-perishable lunch daily.

Fee: VIP $130 Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Basketball Camp

Challenger International Soccer

Mon-Fri, June 17-21, 9 am - 4 pm

In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each player will receive a FREE soccer ball, action poster and camp shirt. Register by May 18 to receive a FREE International Soccer Jersey! Register at www.challengersports.com

Fee: VIP/Reg $220
Ages: 8-14
Location: The Pointe

Tennis Camp: Future Stars

Mon-Fri, July 8-12, 9-10 am

This camp focuses on stroke fundamentals, skill development and fun! Please bring a racket, tennis shoes and water bottle each day.

Fee: VIP $38, Reg $42
Ages: 4-6
Location: Vlasis Park Tennis Courts

Register for Tennis Camp: Future Stars

Tennis Camp: Junior Beginners

Mon-Fri, July 8-12, 10-11 am

This camp is for those who have had little or no tennis experience. Classes will cover all of the tennis basics such as stroke, form, scoring, positioning and more. Please bring a racket, tennis shoes and water bottle daily.

Fee: VIP $38 Reg $42
Ages: 7-10
Location: Vlasis Park Tennis Courts

Register for Tennis Camp: Junior Beginners

Tennis Camp: Juniors

Mon-Fri, July 8-12, 11 am -12 pm

Lesson are designed to teach campers the fundamentals of groundstroke, volleys, serve, sportsmanship, court etiquette and match play. Please bring a racket, tennis shoes and water bottle daily.

Fee: VIP $38, Reg $42
Ages: 11-15
Location: Vlasis Park Tennis Courts

Register for Tennis Camp: Juniors

Variety Camps

Harry Potter Camp

Mon-Fri, June 3-7 AND July 8-12, 9 am - 4 pm

Tired of being surrounded by Muggles? Don’t miss your chance to learn spells, play quidditch and be surrounded by others who love HP as much as you!

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Harry Potter Camp (June 3-7)
Register for Harry Potter Camp (July 8-12)

Myth Busters Camp

Mon-Fri, June 10-14, 9 am - 4 pm

Is your child always asking questions? This camp will conduct experiments and test myths that will answer at least some of those questions.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Myth Busters Camp

Spa Camp (NEW!)

Mon-Fri, June 17-21, 9 am - 4 pm

Are you looking for a relaxing camp filled with pampering and luxury? Look no further. We will make bath bombs and lip balm and all week receive the royal treatment with nails, hair and facials. It’s time to, “Treat Yo Self.”

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Spa Camp

Survivor Camp

Mon-Fri, June 24-28, 9 am - 4 pm

Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate survivor? We will expand your skills with day to day competitions as well as team competitions. You’ll learn new skills from building a shelter to shooting a bow and arrow and enjoy Friday at North Pointe.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: New Ballwin Park

Register for Survivor Camp

Movie Camp

Mon-Fri, July 1-5*, 9 am - 4 pm

All games and activities in Movie Camp are based around, you guessed it... movies! From Incredibles 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3 to Peter Rabbit and The Greatest Showman, we’ll never get bored. (Movies are subject to change). *No camp on Thursday, July 4

Fee: VIP $104, Reg $120
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Movie Camp

ARTventure Camp

Mon-Fri, July 15-19, 9 am - 4 pm

If you’re drawn to glitter, glue and paint, don’t wait to register for this camp. Campers will make all kinds of crafts all week long.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for ARTventure Camp

Theater Camp

Mon-Fri, July 22-26, 9 am - 4 pm

Now is your chance to be a famous actor or actress. Help write the script, learn lines, and make scenery and costumes. A public performance will be held on Friday.

Fee: VIP $130, Reg $150
Ages: 7-13
Location: The Pointe

Register for Theater Camp

Outer Limits Camp

Mon-Fri, July 29- Aug 2, 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

Climb 100’ tall oak trees, zip line, practice archery, and more at Camp Wyman with their highly trained facilitators. Bus pick-up will be held at The Lodge in Des Peres at 9:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Please pack a non-perishable lunch and water bottle daily.

Fee: VIP/Reg $290
Ages: 11-15
Location: Camp Wyman

Register for Outer Limits Camp


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 Commons636-227-8950
North Pointe Aquatic Center636-227-2981
Camp Cell Phone314-581-2806
Dan Eastham (Recreation Specialist)  636-207-2357
Terri Johnson (Inclusion Coordinator) 314-835-6157  


Parent Communication

Each week, an email newsletter 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 636.207.2357 or

If you would like to receive updates via text when weather interferes with camp activities or other important information, simply text BALLWINCAMP to 84483. 

Childcare tax identification number— 43-6014914

Camp Orientation

A camp orientation will once again be offered this year on Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. at The Pointe. Come tour the facility, meet staff, and walk through a day in the life of your camper.

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 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 Specialist 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. Visit the City of Ballwin’s website at www.ballwin.mo.us to register online 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 Specialist Dan Eastham at deastham@ballwin.mo.us 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 7am - 6 pm.

...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 tjohnson@desperesmo.org.