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. Imaginations soar and campers stay active with over 500 popular and engaging options. Summer at Barstow 2020 runs Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, July 31, with extended care options available to all campers.


Barstow families begin enrollment Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 a.m.
Non-Barstow families begin enrollment Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6 a.m.

Barstow Girls Basketball Jr   -   PM Camp
   June 8-12 - Grades 1-4 - PM

Battling Beyblades   -   PM Only
   June 1-5 - Grades 1-4 - 
   June 22-26 - Grades 1-4
   June 29-July 2 - Grades 1-4
   July 20-24 - Grades 1-4

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.

Daytrippers - Field Trip Camps

Daytrippers provide campers the opportunity to leave Barstow's campus for adventures around the Kansas City area.  Daytrippers travel to various locations including amusment parks, museums, sports arenas, theaters, water parks and more.  Our Daytrippers staff provide a safe and exciting environment for campers to build friendships, engage in hands-on activities, and experience Kansas City's top spots for fun. 

Daytrippers Camps include:
  • Safe bus or van transportation
  • Lower camper to staff ratio
  • Admission fees
  • Morning and/or afternoon snack

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 pottytrained 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

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The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
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