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Scamps Summer Day Camp

Spofford Change Action and Mastery Programs (SCAMPS)

SCAMPS is our summer day camp for children ages 6-12 that specializes in providing social skills development; particularly peer interaction, conflict resolution, and self-confidence.

"SCAMPS taught me that I'm not alone... that sometimes when I have trouble and get frustrated there are people who understand and want to help me."
        - SCAMPS participant, age 9

"The memories my son has from SCAMPS will last forever. He is happier and easier to redirect... our family time has greatly improved."
        - Parent of a SCAMPS participant

"My student has made a huge improvement in interpersonal relationship building skills. It is amazing to see him have more confidence in the classroom and with his peers."
        - School partner staff member

2013 SCAMPS Information

On Spofford’s 34–acre campus at 9700 Grandview Road in South Kansas City; adjacent to the Oakwood Country Club.

Session Dates
June 3 - July 26

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. One eight-week session.

Important: The SCAMPS curriculum is a progressive method designed to build social skills that require rehearsal and practice to master. Attendance for the entire six-week session is required. Staffing ratios are maintained at one staff member for every five children.

$2,250 per child/per session; generous Spofford donors have provided scholarship monies. Inquire for application.

A deposit of $25.00 is required at time of enrollment – your deposit is your reservation. Payment in full is required prior to camper participation.

Visa, MasterCard, and personal checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to Spofford.

Limited scholarships are available. Inquire for application.

A nutritious lunch is provided daily.

To register for SCAMPS, send a SCAMPS Application to:
   ATTN: Steve Walker
   P.O.Box 9888
   Kansas City, MO 64134

For more information, please email us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Daytime telephone
  • Child’s name and age as of 6/1/13

For more information please call Steve Walker: 816-508-3494.

Success stories
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SCAMPS Event Calendar

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 – 9:00 Early Care
9:00 – 11:45 Group Activities
  • Warm–ups and icebreakers
  • Non–competitive games
  • Problem–solving activities
  • Field games
11:45 – 1:15 Lunch and reflection
1:15 – 4:00 Enrichment experiences
  • Creative arts activities
  • Playground games
  • Swimming
  • Group Speakers
  • Community Events
4:00 – 5:00 Late care

In the event of rain, activities are held indoors.


Success at Spofford

Cristina, 11 years old, was engaging and funny . . . with all the adults in her life. Her 99th percentile IQ provided her a quick wit and keen observation skills. One piece that was missing for Cristina, though, was the ability to forge friendships with children her own age.
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Trey was 12 years old and on his way to middle school. His mother worried everyday about the decisions Trey was making, or not making. It seemed that he was choosing friends who were on the edge of trouble.
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