NOTICE: The City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department is in the process of a phased reopening of facilities due to COVID-19. Click here for phased reopening details.

Youth Summer Camps

Sports Of All Sorts (Ages 6-12)
Sports of All Sorts is designed with the active child in mind! Many sports will be offered throughout this camp including wiffleball, dodgeball, sand volleyball, kickball, tennis, golf & more! We will go over the basic skills and rules of each sport, and then play! The first session is focused on individual sports, while the second session is focused on team sports. Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Monday - Thursday, June 1 - June 4 | Register by May 28
Session 2: Monday - Thursday, June 15 - June 18 | Register by June 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Arena Park
Fee: $35 Resident | $45 Non-Resident 

Spectacular Science Camp (Ages 6-11)
Come join in the fun during this 3-week recreation camp, where children will explore different branches of science through project-based learning and doing science experiments! We will be covering the topics of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics through hands-on learning and having tons of fun. Please join Mike “The Science Guy” and science teacher Brooke Baugher for this engaging science class. Cost includes supplies. Click here to register online. 
Ages 6-8: Mondays June 8 - June 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 9-11: Mondays June 8 - June 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $60
Registration Deadline: June 1

Arting Around (Ages 6-12)
Campers ages 6-12 will explore art using many materials including paint, water colors, tye dye, duct tape & much more! This is an instructional camp for those interested in art. Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Monday - Thursday, June 8 - June 11 | Register by May 28
Session 2: Monday - Thursday, June 22 - June 25 | Register by June 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: 4-H Exhibit Hall
Fee: $35 Resident | $45 Non-Resident 


SportsPlex Soccer Camp (Ages 6-9)
Sportsplex Soccer Camp offers your child the chance to play soccer and learn new skills, moves and techniques in a fun and rewarding environment. Athletes will improve their skills and fitness for the upcoming season. Fundamental skills
include ball control, passing and shooting. All of our coaches are experienced and will ensure your child has a great time. Campers will also receive a soccer t-shirt. 
Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, June 22 - June 24
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: SportsPlex
Fee: $60
Registration Deadline: June 14

Outdoor Adventure Camp (Ages 8-12)
What better way to spend your summer than in the outdoors! Let our experienced staff lead you in fishing, backpacking, archery, high ropes course and much more. This fun class will also teach teamwork while having fun! Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 29 - July 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: The first class will meet at Arena Park Shelter No. 1
Fee: $50
Registration Deadline: June 18

Cheerleading Camp (Ages 5-9)
Ready to learn what it takes to be a cheerleader? This clinic teaches the fundamentals of cheering, including voice dictation, sideline cheer techniques, proper hand and foot positioning and much more. Participants will learn several
cheers and have lots of fun. 
Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 13 - July 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $35 Resident | $45 Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: July 9

SportsPlex Basketball Camp (Ages 7-10)
This 3-day camp will provide a comprehensive overview of basketball skill development. Our main focus will be on individual skill progression and cultivating strong habits. This camp will combine great teaching, high energy, enthusiasm and tons of fun into a camp experience younger athletes will love. The camp will be led by current and former high school and college basketball coaches and players. Participants receive a camp t-shirt. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, July 13 - July 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: SportsPlex
Fee: $60
Registration Deadline: July 5

Sports Camp at the SportsPlex (Ages 8-12)
Basketball, volleyball, soccer and more will be played at this week long camp all about SPORTS! Campers will work on fundamental skills of each sport, receive speed and agility training and game speed practice, while also having fun playing nontraditional sports like ultimate frisbee, human foosball, disc golf, pickleball & more! Camp will be led by training specialist, Cindy Henry. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt. Bring a sack lunch or purchase select lunch items at the SportsPlex concession stand. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Childcare provided between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Monday - Friday, August 10 - August 14
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: SportsPlex
Fee: $150
Registration Deadline: August 2

Youth Art Classes

Junior Chef's Cooking Club (Ages 6-12) 
Get ready for a yummy, fun fi lled class! Each week, you will make (and eat!) a special treat while you learn about measuring, why food changes as it cooks, and of course, kitchen safety. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesdays, June 2 - June 16
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: A. C. Brase Arena
Fee: $30 Resident | $35 Non-Resident
Registration Deadline: May 28

Kids in the Kitchen (Grades K-5th) 
This free nutrition & cooking program encourages kids to eat healthy by providing them with hands on learning experiences that teach them how to prepare food. Kids will have the opportunity to harvest vegetables from the
Shawnee Park Community Garden and use them to prepare meals. Topics such as basic cooking skills, good nutrition, healthy food choices, food safety & physical activity are included. Register for one or all class dates! Maximum 15 participants per class. 
Click here to register online. 
K-2nd Grade: Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3rd-5th Grade: Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center

Youth Sports Classes

Start Smart Baseball (Ages 3-4) - Date Changes
Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program. The program prepares children for organized t-ball, baseball, and softball in a fun environment without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesdays, June 2 - July 7, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  
Location: Arena Park
Fee: $30 Resident | $35 Non-Resident 
Registration Deadline: May 4, 2020

Junior Golf Program (Ages 6-14) 
Junior Golf instruction will cover how to hold a golf club, what each club is intended for, how to swing a golf club, and golf course etiquette. Participants receive a t-shirt! Please note: the 6:30 p.m. time slot in the second session is
for advanced golfers. 
Click here to register online. Click here for a downloadable flyer.
Session 1: Wednesdays, June 3 - July 8 | Register by May 25
Session 2: Wednesdays, July 22 - August 26 | Register by July 20
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Jaycee Golf Course
Fee: $50

Intermediate Tennis (Ages 8-12) 
This is a great class to improve your tennis skills! The instructor will provide a balance of instruction and practice. Emphasis will be on proper grip, stance, swing, serve, and ball placement as well as hitting with control for depth and
power. Please bring your own racket, water, and appropriate footwear. 
Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 1 - June 17 | Register by May 28
Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 22 - July 8 | Register by June 18
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Arena Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $20 Resident | $25 Non-Resident

Advanced Tennis (Ages 13-18) 
Take your tennis skills to the next level! This class will emphasize proper grip, stance, swing, serve & ball placement, as well as hitting with control for depth and power. Please bring your own racket & water bottle! Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 1 - June 17 | Register by May 28
Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 22 - July 8 | Register by June 18
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Arena Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $20 Resident | $25 Non-Resident


Pee-Wee Sports (Ages 3-5) 
Children play a different sport each week; including, t-ball, soccer & basketball. We’ll go over the basic skills and rules of each sports and play a fun game at the end! Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 1 - June 17 | Register by May 28
Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 22 - July 8 | Register by June 18
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Arena Park Shelter 5
Fee: $30 Resident | $35 Non-Resident

Pee-Wee Adventure (Ages 3-5)
What is your favorite game? Ever heard of Red Light/Green Light, Going on a Bear Hunt or Capture the Flag? All these games plus arts and crafts, and more will be played in this exciting class! This is a great way for your child to burn off excess energy. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 2 - June 18
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. 
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $15 Resident | $20 Non-Resident 
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2020

Pee-Wee Tumbling (Ages 3-5) 
Join us for some fun & basic tumbling! This class will consist of stretching, somersaults, cartwheels, balancing, handstands & other basic tumbling. Work on the basics while developing concentration, body awareness and hand-eye
coordination. 
Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 2 - June 18 | Register by May 28
Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 23 - July 9 | Register by June 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $15 Resident | $20 Non-Resident


Start Smart Soccer (Ages 3-5) 
Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program that prepares children for organized soccer in a fun, non-threatening environment. Age appropriate soccer equipment is used to teach kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins and agility. Each child will receive a t-shirt. Click here to register online. 
Session 1: Mondays, August 17 - September 21 | Register by August 13
Session 2: Wednesdays, August 19 - September 23 | Register by August 13
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  
Location: Osage Park
Fee: $35 Resident | $40 Non-Resident 

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  • Telephone 573.339.6340
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