Meet the Staff


Kathryn Dodson
Director of Auxiliary Services



Sharon Phillips
Summer Assistant

Upcoming Events
    • MonMar27 Kids' Club - MINECRAFT with Mrs. Manley & Jacob Mustard - K-Eighth Grades 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • MonMar27 Kids' Club: Desk to 5K K-8th Grades 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • WedMar29 Kids' Club: Chess Club Spring Session 2 - Preschool 3:45 PM to 4:15 PMRoom 3
    • WedMar29 Kids' Club: Chess Spring Session 2 - PK-8th Grade 3:45 PM to 4:30 PMRoom 3
    • FriMar31 Kids' Club Karate - PreK - Eighth 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Welcome to Oakhill Summer Days!

Don’t you wish every day could be a Summer Day? At Oakhill Summer Days our goal is to create a camp experience that touches on every child’s interest, be it art or sports, we have something for everyone! As campers grow from summer to summer, so will Oakhill Summer Days. From Toddler through Middle School, we have developed a summer program that we hope will meet your family’s needs.

 We are excited to offer over 30 choices of camp activities for campers ages 2 - 8th Grade. Our schedule is flexible by offering individual morning and afternoon choices each week that you can combine to make a full day. Camp themes range from sports, academics, art and more for all types of enrichment. Nine weeks of programming allows campers to devote as much time as they want to Oakhill Summer Days. With an option for extended care programming, working parents have the flexibility to extend their child’s day. New this year, we are offering several single day camps for our older campers, hopefully, another way to extend the Oakhill summer fun! Oakhill Summer Days is a great place to make new friends and to reconnect with old friends. Every camp option is explained throughout the catalog. Please enjoy browsing and creating your very own unique summer!

Kathryn Dodson
Director of Auxiliary Services

Camp Overview

Early Childhood Camps (Ages 2 - Prekindergarten)

Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots is an exciting week-by-week program for children who are 2 & 3 years of age by the start of camp. Parents may choose half day from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or full day from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for both 5 days and 3 days per week options.

Prekindergarten Pals

Prekindergarten Pals is an exciting program for children 3 & 4 years of age and entering Prekindergarten. Parents may choose half day from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or full day from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for both 5 days and 3 days per week options.

Fees per week:

5 Full Day (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) 

5 Half Days (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) 

3 Full Day CHOOSE YOUR DAYS! (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) 

3 Half Day CHOOSE YOUR DAYS! (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Kindergarten Kids

Kindergarten Kids is our program for campers age 4 & 5 who will enter Kindergarten in the fall.  Campers will continue to build on skills worked on during prekindergarten as they prepare for the coming school year.  Work on writing, letter recognition, sight words, and math skills in a fun, hands-on environment.  Parents may choose half day from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or full day from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for 5 days per week options.

Fees per week:

5 Full Day (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

5 Half Days (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)



Swim Lessons (Ages 3 - Grade 8)

Through a partnership with the Gladstone Community Center, we offer exciting swim lessons as an add–on to your Summer Days experience. This is a great chance for your child to learn all of the basic swimming skills as well as build your confidence in the water. Swim instructors assess the students’ skill levels on the first day to assure proper placement.

Anyone ages 3 and up can participate in swim lessons. Teaching assistants will prepare students for swim lessons and escort them to and from the pool, as well as stay poolside during the lessons for your convenience.

Please note: You are responsible for the full price of classes interrupted during time students are at swimming lessons. Registration is due two weeks prior to lesson start date.

Session 1: June 5-15 Deadline to register is Monday, May 15

Session 2: June 19-29:  Deadline to register is Monday, June 5

Session 3: July 3-14: Deadline to register is Monday June 19 (No lessons July 4th)

Session 4: July 17-27: Deadline to register is Monday, July 3

Traditional Day Camp & Super Swim (Grade 1 - Grade 8)

Traditional Day Camp

Choose between activities including arts and crafts, playing board games, outdoor sports and playground activities, as well as cooking in Traditional Camp. Each week has a fun theme to keep each weekly experience fun and unique.  Select weeks will feature a Wednesday field trip.

Fees per week

5 Half Day (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
$160 during non-field trip weeks

$170 during field trip weeks

Super Swim

Bring your sunscreen, towel and suit—and your sense of fun to spend the afternoon at the Gladstone pool! These afternoons of swimming are open to campers in Grades 1 – 8. The class fee includes one trip to the snack bar each day (up to $3 per day).

Fees per week

5 Half Day (12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Academics & Tutoring (Kindergarten - Grade 8)

Academic Camps

BrainBurst:  This year chose from camps that are subject specific to help your child stay sharp this summer.   Campers work on math, writing, and communication arts skills in these fun, one day camps.  These camps run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each time they meet.  Grades 1-4

Math: June 14

Math: July 11

Writing: June 21

Writing: July 18

Reading: June 28

Reading: July 25

Fee:  $35 per session

Summer Skills Workbook:  Haven't finished the summer skills workbooks you bought?  Need time set aside for your kids to buckle down and get those done?  Haven't even started them?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us this week as we get those books out and brush up for the coming school year.   Grades 1-4

Fee:  5 Half Day (12:30 pm-3:30 pm)  July 10-14


Academic Tutors

Tutoring is available to campers entering Kindergarten - Grade 8 the fall. We have tutors in the areas of math, pre-algebra, history, writing, reading, science, and foreign language.

Contact the Oakhill Summer Days office at 816.436.6228 or email to schedule summer tutoring.

Tutoring Fees

$30.00 per 30-minute session-Private

$60.00 per 60-minute session-Private





Enrichment Camps (Grade 1 - Grade 8)

Enrichment classes are one-week, three-hour daily sessions that allow students to explore a variety of topics. Hands-on activities and an emphasis on creativity make these classes the perfect option for students Grade 1- Grade 8 over the summer months. Offerings include camps like Outdoor Adventures; Flubber, Goop & Slime; Spy School and more!

Science camps include great offerings like CO2 Dragsters, Drone Zone, and building your own Hover Craft!

We offer fine arts camps offered that include Ceramics, Junk Art, Zentangle and Oakhill on Stage.

We offer cooking camps with our new Oakhill Food & Beverage Company chefs including Kids' Baking Championship, Restaurant Wars, Breakfast Club and Lemonade Stand.

Fees per week

Fees vary depending on camp selection.

Sports Camps (Grade 1 - Grade 8)

Sports camps and clinics are 3 day sessions emphasizing skills and strategy. Volleyball and Basketball camps will focus on specific skills during each 3 day camp.

Middle School: grades 5-8


Join Park University Men's Basketball Coach, Jason Kline, as he leads you through two separate basketball camps focusing on skills needed in the game.  Work on passing, ball handling, shooting and more.  Coach Kline will be at Oakhill twice this summer.   Choose one or both sessions to up your game.

June 5-7: 9:00 am -noon

A second camp will also run this summer:  Date TBD


Volleyball Camp:

Oakhill's Coach Hall will be here to help brush off skills this summer!  A great way to get ready for the fall volleyball season for the girls--and a great way for the boys to work on their skills as well.  Join Coach this summer to work on passing, setting, serving, team play and more!

July 24-28: Serving/Hitting Camp 3:30-5:30 pm 


Lower School: grades 1-4

     Camp with Coach Kline:  Join Park University Men's Basketball Coach, Jason Kline, as he leads you through two separate basketball camps focusing on skills needed in the game.  Work on passing, ball handling, shooting and more.  Coach Kline will be at Oakhill twice this summer.   Choose one or both sessions to up your game.

June 5-7: 9:00 am -noon

 A second camp will also run this summer:  Date TBD

     Camp with Coach Ziggy:  Join Coach Ziggy for basketball this summer.  Coach Ziggy's camp runs from July 17-21.  Join him as he helps you work on basic skills to be more confident during game play.  Coach's Ziggy's camp is open to students in the 1st-4th grade.

July 17-21:  9:00 am- noon

Fees per week

Fees and times vary depending on camp selection.

NEW! Done in a Day

Join us for our new "Done in a Day" program!  We have various camps that you can easily fit into a single day!  Join us for the following Done in a Day options...and check back often for any new opportunities that come up.

Middle School:

Situation Room:  A global crisis has erupted and the President needs your help! Research and advise the 'President' as a member of the National Security Council.  Take on the role of Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and more as you make your recommendations.  Grades 7-alumni

Job Shadow
--often wonder about certain careers?  Now that it's getting closer to high school, what classes should you take to get you closer to your career goals...or do you even know what career you want to pursue?  Join us for one or more job shadow events this summer as you get a sneak peak at what goes on in a day as a graphic artist, dentist, banker, engineer, baker, business owner and more!  Grades 7-alumni

Current Job Shadow Opportunities:

BankLiberty:  June 15 from 9:00-noon

Family Dental:  June 20 from 9:00-noon OR July 11 9:00 -noon

The Laughing Place: TBD

Peking Garden Restaurant:  July 13 9:00 am-3:00pm

Henderson Engineers:  June 23 9:00 am-noon

Oakhill Day School Marketing: June 28 9:00 am-noon and/or July 19 9:00 am -noon

alphagraphics: July 26 9:00 am to noon (we will use material prepared during the Oakhill Marketing Days to finalize a project)


 Volunteer Spot: join us for one day volunteer events this summer as we help those in our community.  Helping Hands will still run for a week in July--these are additional chances to earn service hours over the summer for your summer hours and the Presidential Service Award.  Grades 5-8

        Current Volunteer Opportunities:  

Oakhill PTO Carnival Committee:  The Committee needs your help!  Come for a day to help us prepare for the fall 2017 school carnival as we make new games and refurbish some old ones.  

Primrose Retirement Center:  help us create beautiful raised garden beds for the residents at Primrose Retirement Center.

Oakhill Day School Counselor In Training (CIT):  apply for the position of Oakhill Counselor in Training and  work with young campers.  

Epsten Art Gallery:  you can gain volunteer hours as you work around the gallery with the artists and gallery personnel.  Come for the morning art camp session, the afternoon volunteer session, or stay all day.

Fee:  $50

Fees: Vary 

Lower School:

BrainBurst:  Need help in math, reading or writing?  Don't have a whole week to spend?  Come join us for special, one-day focused study groups this summer!  We will offer multiple sessions on math, reading and writing this summer.  Join us for one or more session.  See the academic section above for more information.  Grades 1-4

Fee:  $35

Epsten Art Gallery:  Join the Epsten Gallery artists this summer as they host resident artists.  These artists  share their love for art by working with campers in a variety of art methods.  In the past this has included painting, drawing, creating shapes with light, working with yarn, and much more!   Grades 1-4

Fee:  $50




Summer Dates

Start Line

May 30 - June 2

Summer Days Camp

June 5 - August 4

Final Lap

August 7 - Start of School

Oakhill Day School
Oakhill Day School
7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone MO 64118
Phone: 816.436.6228
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