Thank you for choosing Summer at Barstow! The area's best summer program is online for 2020, offering enriching, engaging and fun activities for campers through August 6. July and August online camps open for enrollment Thursday, June 25, at 6 a.m. They will be offered Monday-Thursday each week at a reduced rate. Check out returning favorites, new camps — and added options for preschool, pre-K and kindergaten campers! If your child enrolled in a July camp before the online shift, please contact the Summer at Barstow office or call 816-277-0445 to discuss the options available regarding summer tuition. 

Welcome to Summer at Barstow

Give your child a summer adventure filled with learning, laughter and lasting memories. Summer at Barstow offers a spectacular experience in academics, arts, sports and enrichment for children ages 3–14.


  • The cancellation date for in-person camps has been extended to Friday, May 29.
  • Barstow Online Music Lessons begin Monday, June 1. Register through Summer at Barstow. 
  • Our debate offering is now called Barstow's Debate Camp - Taught by Barstow debate instructor Gabe Cook.

2020 Summer Catalog

Academic Camps

Create the perfect balance of academics and fun for your child by selecting a morning academic camp and adding an afternoon art, swimming or sports camps.  Popular academic camps are a great way to review, maintain and enhance skills introduced in the previous school year. 

At Summer at Barstow you can select our six-week morning camp for your child in grades 1-6 or our four-week morning camp for your child in grades 7 & 8.  We offer two levels of academic camps for grades 1-5 and two levels of academic camps for grades 5-8. 

Skill Sharpener, is a great choice if your child needs to review and maintain skills learned during the previous school year.  The YOUniversity camp is designed to offer your child a "sneak peak" into the next grade level and provide enrichment. 

The curricular emphasis in each of these camps is to focus on individual skill development and learning strategies in language arts and math.  Each camp maintains a low camper to staff ratio.  The camp will have a teacher as well as a teaching assistant allowing campers to advance at their own pace.  Open communication between the parents and teacher is encouraged.  Progress updates are available during the third and sixth week for grades 1-6 and at the fourth week for grades 7 & 8.

Early Childhood Camps

Mini and Kindi Camp provide campers with an environment to grow physically, socially and emotionally. Early childhood professionals engage campers in a balance of independent and group activities to develop skills for successful integration into preschool through Kindergarten. Mini and Kindi campers have a 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio. Our Early Childhood camps provide a caring, nurturing and supportive environment for each camper. Mini campers must be at least three on or before June 1 and be toilet trained to enroll. 

Grades 1-8 Sample Academic Schedule

8:00-9:00 a.m.  Extended Care Available
9:00-noon         Reading, Writing & Math—Tech Edition
Noon-12:30       Bring your own lunch
12:30-3:30        Programming, Robotics or Minecraft 
3:30-6:00 p.m.  Extended Care Available

Early Childhood Sample Schedule

7:15-9:00:         Extended Care Available
9:00-10:00:       Theme of the Week
10:00-10:15:     Snack
10:15-11:30:     Special Guest/Event
11:30-Noon:     Playground
Noon-12:30:     Lunch
12:30-1:15:       Academic Time
1:15-2:15:         Interactive Centers
2:15-2:30:         Snack
2:30-3:30:         Friday Water Day
3:30-6:00:         Extended Care Available

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Dan McNickle

    Dan McNickle 

    Director of Summer Programs & Extended Care
    (816) 277-0428
    Appointed 2012
  • Photo of Maxwell Williams

    Maxwell Williams 

    Assistant Director of Summer Programs & Extended Care
    (816) 277-0429
    Appointed 2015

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
P (816) 942-3255 • F (816) 942-3227